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elcome to the Alresford Forum. We have changed the face of the Forum considerably over recent months and hope that you enjoy the new additions to the magazine. Within the pages you will now find a monthly recipe, a children’s activity corner (this month is Dinosaur month!) and an injection of humour in the regular diary entry from Hampshire Mum. We would like to include a local walk each month and would therefore greatly appreciate submissions from our readers. Do you have a favourite local walk that you would like to share? Please send it via email or post and you may see it in print! Likewise, we would appreciate local photographs from keen photographers that would make an exciting front cover. Do you have an eye for a beautiful picture? If so, please send us your digital files to editor@ We can’t guarantee that we will use any of the images sent to us, but if we do, they will be credited on page 3 of the magazine. The Forum team are constantly working hard to provide a good quality, informative and interesting magazine for our readers. We aim to include as many local events and news items as possible – so if you have a bric-a-brac sale; fete; class or exhibition etc. that you would like advertised for free in our magazine, please contact us at the earliest opportunity and we will include it in our News and Events section.

In order to make using the Forum easier for you, we have created town and village guides so you can see at a glance what is happening in your local area during the coming month.

Forum Philosophy It’s quite simple really… The Forum is your magazine, your voice for the local community. We are lucky enough to live in an area with a strong community spirit, but we all know that its continued success relies upon easy and regular communication of everything we need to know. Our local businesses rely on our continued support to prosper and so we seek to keep our advertising rates extremely competitive. For our local clubs and societies to flourish we publish their details and news free of charge. And for those messages to reach as many people in the community as possible we work hard to ensure The Forum is a free magazine. So we hope you find something of value or something of interest within the pages of The Forum. We are continually developing the magazine and rely on your input to make it work. Let us know what you think, what you’d like to see in The Forum. Working together we can all participate in building a fantastic forum for our local community!

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In this Issue

Business Guide

Community News 6 Win a comfortable Relax Hammock

Motors 24, 25

8, 14 Useful information. 10 Town Council news.

Home Services 5, 7, 9, 32

12, 18, 22 Events Guide. 12, 14 Clubs & societies.

Business Mini-Ads 6


The Home 11, 13, 15

15 Arts society gets creative. Hants arts co-operative creative show. 16 Church services & news 18

Leisure & Entertainment 12, 26 Professional 17, 19 Food & Drink 20, 21 The Garden 23 Information Technology 25 Health & Beauty 27, 29, 30

Alresford Twinning Association visit twin town. Local garden design wins place at Hampton Court. 20

Simple summer pleasure coriander and prawn salad.

22 Show time and scrum down for the Alresford Pigs. NGS Gardens open for charity 26

Theatre Royal Winchester July shows. Salsa y Sol summer party with live cuban music from band 'Los Cerebros'. Southwood players present Oscar Wildes The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar winning film to preview at Winchester Festival.


Children's activity corner

29 Hampshire Mum - A new regular monthly feature celebrating the more humerous side of life in Alresford. 31 Alresford Recreation Centre

Property Management 31 Builders & Supplies 31 Issue 44 JULY

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Enter our FREE prize draw and you could be enjoying a peaceful summers afternoon in a Relax Orange Hammock. Its lightweight design makes it easy to take up and down. Ideal for use indoors and outdoors, the ultra soft material is made for comfort so you can fully relax as you hang and let your troubles drift away. Please note: Pillow is for illustration purposes only and is not included. Lying Surface: 130 x 100 cm. Weight: 1.8 kg. Load Capacity: 120 kg. To enter our free prize draw simply send your name and address on a postcard to Alresford Forum Ltd, P.O.Box 133, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9WT or email your entry to The closing date for entries is 15th August 2010. Why not promote your business by offering a prize to your readers on this page! All competition prizes must have a value in excess of £150. For more information on how to feature your business on this page call: 01962 735137

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The Editor’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Prizes are as stated and no cash in lieu or alternative will be offered. Employees and their immediate families of Forum Publications and all participating companies are not eligible to enter. The winner will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the closing date. Winner will be notified by post, telephone or e-mail. Name of the winner will be available on request. No purchase necessary.

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8. Entrant must be over 18 years, unless stated otherwise. 9. Winner may be required to take part in any publicity relating to that competition. 10. Proof of posting is not regarded as proof of receipt of entry. 11. Forum Publications accept no responsibility for the provision of the prize, which remains at all times the full responsibility of the prize donor(s). 12. Only one entry per person permitted.

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Useful Information Winchester City Council

Emergency Services


Emergency Only

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

(Ambulance, Fire, Police):

Tel: 999 Electricity Emergency 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

Tel: 08457 708090 Gas Emergency 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

Tel: 0800 111 999

Winchester, Hampshire Tel: 01962 863535

North Hants Hospital Basingstoke, Hampshire Tel: 01256 473202

Alton Community Hospital Alton, Hampshire Tel: 01420 82811

Water Emergency 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

Tel: 0845 278 0845 Reporting a leak? Then call:

Tel: 0800 820 999

Alresford Police Alresford Police Station Opening Hours Monday - Thursday Open 12.30 - 4.30pm

Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

9.30 - 1.00 2.00 - 5.00 Closed 9.30 - 1.00 9.30 - 1.00 2.00 - 7.00 9.30 - 1.00

email - Tel: 0845 603 5631

Closed Bank Holidays Other times by appointment.

Tel: 0845 045 45 45

Citizens Advice

PCSO Steve Hull Tel: 07901 102348 If not available please call Hampshire Police using: 101

Surgeries & Chemists Alresford Dental Care 4 Pound Hill, Alresford Surgery Hours:Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 17:15. Friday 08:00 to 13:45 Tel: 01962 733580

The Alresford Surgery Station Road, Alresford Tel: 01962 732345

Mansfield Park Surgery Lymington Bottom Road, Medstead, GU34 5EW Tel: 01420 562922

Alresford Pharmacy 1 East Street, Alresford Monday - Friday 09.00 - 6.30 Saturday 09.00 - 5.00 Tel: 01962 732858

Wessex Pharmacy Broad Street, Alresford. Tel: 01962 732445

Citizens Advice Bureau Outreach Service Your nearest Citizens Advice Centre is now Winchester. Opening Times: • Monday: 9:30 - 4:30 (last entry to building 4:00) • Tuesday: 9:30 - 1:30 • Wednesday: 9:30 - 4:30 (last entry to building 4:00) • Thursday: 9:30 - 4:30 (last entry to building 4:00) • Friday: 9:30 - 1:30 Tel: 01962 848000 Fax: 01962 848005

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East Hampshire District Council Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX Tel: 01730 266551

Alresford Town Council Arlebury Park, The Avenue, Alresford, Hants. SO24 9EP. Clerk: Mrs Stevie Kavanagh email: skavanagh@ Tel: 01962 732079 If a question is put in writing at least 3 days before the meeting a written response will be provided. Public opening times for the Town Council Office: 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday.

Neighbourhood Watch Alresford and District Neighbourhood Watch Association Newsletters are issued quarterly and are available at www. neighbourhoodwatch. Report a crime anonymously: Call Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555111 For Neighbourhood Watch enquiries contact: Administrator - email, Mobile 07595 368 946

Schools Sun Hill County Infant School Sun Lane, Alresford email:beverley.minall@ Tel: 01962 732632

Sun Hill County Junior School


Sun Lane, Alresford Tel: 01962 732801

Prospect Road Recycling Centre

Cheriton Primary School

Recycle all your bottles, car batteries, cardboard and other household waste at Prospect Road recycling centre. Open seven days a week Tel: 01962 735961 Recycle your obsolete mobile phones to help raise funds for Help the Aged. Contact the charity shop in Broad Street, Alresford. Tel: 01962 734926

Out of Hours Service Anyone requiring a chemist service out of practice hours will find their nearest point is either Winchester, Basingstoke or Andover. Call one of the below for details. NHS Direct: 0845 46 47 24hrs a day, 7 days a week Out of Hours Service Tel: 0844 8113060

City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ Tel: 01962 840222

Councils Hampshire County Council The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ Tel: 0800 028 0888

Cheriton, Alresford, SO24 0QA Tel: 01962 771278

Four Marks Primary School Four Marks, Alton, GU34 5AS Tel: 01962 772200

Itchen Abbas County Primary School Itchen Abbas, SO21 1BE Tel: 01962 779310

Town / Village Halls Alresford Community Centre The Alresford community centre is maintained for the use of the Community. It has two halls and a committee room available for public hire with concessions for local groups. It is self-supporting so has enthusiastic fund raising committee who with good community support raise much of the income to run the activities. Booking Secretary: Robbie Winters (After 6pm) Tel: 01962 733950

The Old Chapel in The Dean Does your group or organisation need a comfortable, well equipped meeting place in the centre of Alresford, with full disabled facilities? If so contact Stuart on Tel: 01962 737252 (day) 732059 (Evenings)

Bishop’s Sutton Village Hall Ideal for parties and other events. With ample car parking, full disabled access and a seating capacity of over 120. Crockery and cutlery available for use. Perfectly suited for all kinds of functions. Mandy Bennett. Tel: 01962 732863 (10a.m. -12 noon, 6.00 p.m.10.00 p.m)

Christy Hall, Old Alresford Available weekday mornings and some afternoons for regular bookings. Seating for up to 75 people. Hire costs include the use of the heating and all kitchen equipment. Tel: 01962 733978

Ropley Coffee Room Church Street, Ropley, Alresford, SO24 0DS. Booking Contact David Ottley Tel: 01962 772440

Itchen Abbas Village Hall Tel: Jenny Sloan Mob: 0796 911 3630 Beauworth Village Hall A former national school in 1873 and listed building. The hall is heated and has a sound enhancement system with hearing impedance loop. An enclosed patio and grass area ideal for children’s parties. Heating and kitchen facilities included. Please contact Caroline Stanley. Tel: 01962 771793

Cheriton Village Hall Available throughout the year for clubs, classes, meetings, parties etc on some afternoons, evenings and weekends. Mornings as well during school holidays. Contact Ann Teers Tel: 01962 771109

Bighton Village Hall

Perins Community School

The large hall which has ample car parking and is adjacent to a picnic area has kitchen facilities and is fully heated. Contact: Gail Johnson Tel: 01962 736556 e: bighton.hall.bookings@

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The ARC, Arlebury Park, Alresford

Ropley C of E Controlled Primary School Church St. Ropley, SO24 ODS Tel: 01962 772381

Two meeting rooms (free to local residents), two bars, large hall,

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Town Council News

Alresford Town Council Reports Perins Car Park Sunday Opening


number of residents have commented on the car park being closed on Sundays. It has now been agreed, with the school, that it will be open until 1.00pm on Sunday but not on Bank Holidays. Any organisation that has a need for overflow parking can hire the car park on Sunday afternoons and Bank Holidays by contacting the School office.

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Improvements to provide better pedestrian access to the Station Car Park The Soke and the bottom of Broad Street needs to be improved giving particular attention to pedestrian safety and structural elements. Jacklyns Lane Tichborne Down -

effect on the other three and all must be integrated. In addition the following projects were identified which should be undertaken as part of Hampshire County Council’s ongoing maintenance programme: . • Sun Hill and East Street junction needs re- grading.

Highways Improvements We have identified that Winchester City Council (WCC) has not been levying charges on developers for Highways Improvements in the town. These changes may be applied if there is an identified need for such improvements. Identified needs in Alresford are estimated in excess of £1million. Over the last three years only two charges have been levied totaling £13,000 on two very small building projects. All of the significant housing projects in the town have escaped, despite them having an adverse effect particularly on the town centre. The Town Council is taking issue with WCC over this and as a first step has reviewed the list of outstanding Highways Improvement projects which include: • Pedestrian access across Sun Lane bridge

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new roundabout at The Cricketers. A cycle link from the town centre to Tichborne/Itchen Stoke road junction. Bus stop improvements.

Within the existing list there were four projects relating to West Street: • • • •

North side improvements South side improvements Pedestrian crossings JacklynsLane/ Pound Hill junction improvements.

The Town Council has recommended that all these projects be treated as one overall project, not each in isolation, as anything done on one will have a knock-on

• Improvements to the roads in the Stratton Bates area.

July Meeting Schedule


The first Wednesday of the month from 8.30pm until 11.00pm the ARC hosts traditional jazz bands and playing on the 7th July is Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band. Tickets are available to Alresford residents £5.00 on the door. Appearing on 4th August is The New Gateway Jazz Band. If Alresford residents hold a celebratory event at the ARC and the bar takings reach £350 the hire of the hall is free. To book your meeting or event contact the office or outside of office hours call Steve on 01962 736689

July 6th - Full Council 7.30pm at the ARC. June 29th - Planning 7.30pm at the ARC Members of the public are always welcome to these meetings and there is an opportunity for public participation at the beginning of each meeting. The photo booth previously located in the Post Office has been re-located to the ARC lobby and is available for public use at any time the building is open.

Views If you have a view or an issue that you wish to express to the Council please call or write to:- New Alresford Town Council, Town Offices, Alresford Recreation Centre, The Avenue, Alresford SO24 9EP Telephone No. 01962 732079 email:- skavanagh@

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Leisure & Entertainment 2010 WINCHESTER Events Guide Every Thursday Country Market Alresford Community Centre. 8.30am - 11.30am. Homemade local produce, flowers, vegetables, plants and crafts. Every Thursday Town Trust Market Broad Street, 9am - 1pm Sunday 4th July Miniature Steam and Models Day Start 11am, finish 4pm Come and see the world in smallscale including models, lego and live steam.Plus the site in full operation including diesel, electric and water engines plus the narrowgauge railway. Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Road,Twyford, Nr Winchester, SO21 1QA Tickets - Adults: £4.00 Under 16s: Free www.twyfordwaterworks. Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July Alresford Art Society Annual Exhibition Community Centre, Alresford 10-5 Friday & Saturday, 10-4 Sunday Admission free More information 01962 736751 or email Wednesday 21st July Alresford Historical and Literary Society July Meeting 7.30pm Methodist Hall, Jacklyns Lane, Alresford. John Dixon -"The Battle of Cheriton - Where Was It Fought?" Visitors welcome - £3 at the door. Continued on page 24 >> Issue 44 JULY

Will be held Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th July in and around Central Winchester.


ne of Britain's oldest street festivals returns with the Winchester Hat Fair. A crazy, colourful celebration of theatre and music, now in its 35th year, where entertainers perform voluntarily in exchange for money to be thrown into their hats. Supported by local businesses, colleges and organisations, this FREE festival takes place in the city centre. Line-up The Pitts, Pete Sweet and The English Gents and many more circle acts. Over the weekend there will be interactive

Clubs/societies  The Royal British Legion Suzi Samuel, 31 Broad Street, Alresford. suzi.s@dsl.pipex. Tel: 01962 732394

 Alresford Historical and Literary Society Meetings are at the Methodist Hall, Jacklyns Lane, Alresford at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of most months. Guests are welcome. Only £2 entry at the door. For more information please contact Secretary Colin Metcalfe, The Old Bothy, Arlebury Park Barns, Alresford SO24 9ES, Tel: 01962 736303, or Chairman Glenn Gilbertson, Tel: 01962 732726,

 Alresford & District Horticultural Society Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month with the exception of December. They are held in the Phair Hall of the Community Centre from 7.30pm until 10pm. At least three outings are organised annually and a holiday is arranged visting gardens.Secretary Tony Bravery Tel: 01962 733676 but visitors are always welcome to meetings without an appointment.

 Hants and I.O.W Butterflies The Hampshire Branch of the national charity dedicated to saving wild butterflies and moths and their

Installations around the town, Cathedral Green, The Great Hall Courtyard and Close including, Little Lupin, Once Arts' Picnic, BOSI's 'Squirt or Shirt' and Akedemi's new show, 'TBC' to name but a few. Plus Motionhouse and Urban Playground's new shows, the Wired Aerial Theatre plus Winchester favourites 'Skate Naked' and 'Stickleback Plasticus'. The Hat Fair is also working with their French Festival partners in the 'ZEPA network' to present 'Les Trois Points de Suspension', 'Acid Kostik' and 'VO Compagnie'. Over the weekend there well also be many other festival treats and surprises.

habitats is very active in the local area with a large nature reserve just 10 minutes away from Alresford. We welcome friends of the reserve (nothing to pay) to join us on walks or help at conservation work parties. Lynn Fomison: 01962 772251

 Bramdean / Hinton Ampner WI We are a friendly WI (with a varied age range) meeting on the third Wednesday of every month in Bramdean & Hinton Ampner Village Hall at 7.30pm for an interesting talk, refreshments and a raffle. We also organise other activities such as trips to gardens, pubs and restaurants and craft mornings. New members and guests are always welcome. For more info contact Sarah at bramdeancrafts@ or Judith: 01962 771655.

 The Alresford Ladies Group Meet for fun and friendship on the second Thursday each month in the John Pearson Hall at 7.30pm. We have a varied programme of walks, talks, trips out and social evenings. Please come along and join us, or for more information call Dorothy on Tel: 01962 733298.

 Alresford Twinning Association If you are a Francophile and would like to be involved in developing relationships with our Twin Town in Bricquebec Normandy, or just join us for a wide range of social activities through the year, then visit our website or

In addition, the programme includes innovative community and education projects including Inside Out Day on Thursday. This culminates in a procession through the city where local school children 'knock on the doors' of civic buildings, asking senior representatives of the City to ask any questions they wish. Friday is traditionally the unofficial 'Festival Warm up Day' and Schools Day, with a colourful procession of over 1000 children in costume with music and dance, culminating in outdoor theatre, circus and craft workshops in the grounds of the cathedral. Over the weekend there will be some wonderful and interactive installations around the town, walkabout acts, shows, and more.  For more information visit

telephone Terry Foreman on Tel: 01962 733769.

 A.C.T.S - Alresford Community Theatre Society We are always looking for new members to ensure the continued success of our local theatre group. If you are interested in becoming involved, either on stage or behind the scenes, please contact Jane on 01962 733040 for further information. Alternatively email her at janerx90@

 Alresford Over Sixties Club Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2.30 pm in the John Pearson Hall, Alresford. Why not come along and join us for whist, scrabble or bingo and a cup of tea and a chat. It is very nice to meet old friends and make new ones. New members and visitors are always welcome. Tel: 01962 732903

 Senior Citizens Hour Meetings are held each Wednesday at 14:30 at New Farm Chapel. Meetings are informal and consist of quizzes, talks, craft and refreshments. New members are always welcome. Contact: Mrs Jill Ransom, 6 Mallard Close, Alresford. Tel: 01962 733765

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Useful Information / Clubs Cherry Tree Pre-School Cheriton.

Vets Chawton End By appointment only. 24 hour emergency service. Tel: 01420 562048

Cedar Veterinary Group New Farm Road, Alresford Surgery Hours, Monday to Friday 2.00 - 2.30 and 5.30 - 6.30 or by appointment. 24 hour emergency service Tel: 01962 732535

Pre-Schools & Playgroups Busy Bees Pre-School Bishops Sutton Village Hall, children from 2yrs 9months. We are a thriving pre-school with lovely grass and all-weather outdoor play spaces to give active youngsters the space they need to have fun and learn through play. As a Pathfinder pre-school, we offer 15 hours per week Monday to Friday, including some lunchtimes. Our good Ofsted rating means you know your little ones will be very well taken care of and have oodles of play and activities to do, to give them a good start for school. Our huge car park means drop off and pick up couldn't be easier. Call Caroline Newman at Busy Bees on 01962 734495 (term time) Kim Mason on 01962 732261 (pm) or leave a message on 07518 918892.

Alresford After School Club The Chapel, The Dean, Alresford. Children are collected from school and escorted to the Club. 5-12 year olds Term time 3.15 - 6.00. Angie Bunce: Tel: 01962 7717094

3.4.5 Pre-School Methodist Hall, Jacklyns Lane, Alresford, SO24 9JJ. Taryn Stroud: Tel: 01962 779584

We are open weekday mornings 9.15 - 12.15. including lunch club on a couple of days. Children from 2 years 6 months are welcome. Cherry Tree offers a quality of provision with its focus on outdoor activity, creative expression and offering diverse experiences including optional weekly French lessons and a Multi Sensory room. For more details please contact. Jo Ferguson: 07979230019

Baby Sitters / Childminders  Baby Sitter/ Childminder with own transport Available mornings or afternoons for school collection, homework supervision, and more, in your own home. Evening babysitting on request. Mature and reliable with plenty of experience and excellent references. Tel: 07868786885

 Registered childminder vacancy 2 full days, weds/thurs

Thursdays 10.00 - 11.30. John Pearson Hall, Alresford. Kazia Montefiore Tel: 07776 015461

Patchwork Day Nursery Perins School, Alresford. Full time day care, 8.00 - 6.00: 6 months to 5 years. N Baxter Tel: 01962 735251

Toddlers New Farm Chapel, Alresford. Tuesdays 10.15 Tel: 01962 734287

Ropley Playgroup Open daily Monday - Friday for children from 2 years 9 months. Fully qualified staff. OFSTED inspected, PLA.Provides a friendly, safe and fun setting which has excellent links with Ropley School and also welcomes children who may later attend other primary schools. Val Matthews . (Playgroup Supervisor) during opening hours. (Mon - Fri 9 –

 Dance Fit Classes Alresford Community Centre Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am. Contact: Jan Hone Tel: 01962772001

Sports clubs  Bowling Club J D Cattle, 39 Benenden Green, Alresford, Hants. Tel: 01962 734846

 Alresford Golf Club The Secretary, Cheriton Road, Tichborne Down, Alresford. Tel: 01962 733746.

 Judo Club

Steve Fullick, 10 Perins Close, Alresford Tel: 01962 732883

 Care for the Elderly

 Karate Club

Trained, private carer has vacancies for home care. Excellent references and own transport provided. Contact Bonnie on: Tel: 07868786885 (pm)

 Kerry's House Home from home childcare. Ofsted registered qualified childminder. Alresford area. Tel: 01962 732564 / 07799 821376

 Mothers help required from early September for school drop off and pick up approximately three days per week. Flexibility to help during the holidays also needed. Good rates of pay. Tel: Alison on 07779 952755 for further information.

 Line Dancing Classes 11pm to 12 noon at Makins Court. All welcome, just turn up or Contact Sue on: Tel: 01256 331046

 Salsa y Sol Salsa & West Coast Swing classes Every Monday 7.30 - 10.30pm Salsa at the Winchester Discovery Centre SO23 8SB. Every Tuesday 8.00 - 11.00pm Salsa at Preston Candover Village Hall RG25 2EE. Every 2nd Friday 7.30 - 10.30pm WCS at the Winchester Discovery Centre SO23 8SB. Beginners, Improvers & Intermediates followed by Social Dancing in Party Atmosphere from around 21.15! Contact Silvia & Max at Salsa y Sol. salsaysol@ Tel: 01256 389 275

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Beginners LA Style Salsa 7.45 till 9.15pm. Level 1 and 2 Improvers LA Style. 9.00pm till 10.30pm. Level 1 and 2 welcome to come from 7.45pm to warm up etc. No extra charge. Freestyle dancing 10.30 till 11pm. £40 for course (8 weeks). See or Tel: 07915 645418

from September. Dolores Pinniger Tel: 01962 733626

Music/Dance Clubs

Chatterbox Baby & Toddler Group

 Salsa in Alresford Community Centre

Tel: 01420 568135

 Running Sisters For information call Dawn on Tel: 01962 733723 or email:

meet new friends. Donna Birtles Tel: 01420 561755 or 07860931150

 Cheriton Cricket Club Are you interested in playing Sunday afternoon friendly cricket? New members always welcome. Visit http:// for the 2010 fixtures. For more information call or email Richard on 01962 779169,

 Cyclists Touring Club South Hampshire Easy rides, day rides, social events and more! Tel: 01962 864479

Youth groups  Girlguiding Alresford District Rainbow Guides 5 - 7 years. Brownie Guides 7 - 11 years. Guides 10 - 14 years. Senior Section 14 - 26 years. Adults 18 - 65 years. Friends Of Guiding Group. Contact Debbie Pennells Tel: 01962 735023 (and join a thriving organisation).

 Beaver Scouts 6-8 yrs Mondays, Cub Scouts 8-10 yrs Tuesdays, Scouts 10-14 yrs Thursdays, Explorer Scouts 14-18 yrs Wednesdays. All meet at Scout Hut, off Bridge Road. Adults also required to join a growing group. More details from Roy Naismith Tel: 01962 735607 alresford.scouts@

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 Tichborne Park Cricket Club 14 Benenden Green, Alresford, SO24 9PF. Contact: Andy Joyce Tel: 01962 734316

 Alresford Rugby Club

 Alresford Tennis Club

Liz Paterson - Tel: 01962 735115

 Cheriton Tennis Club New members welcome. Pay & play sessions available too.

 Alresford Badminton Club The club plays at Perins Sports Hall. For further information please call Mark Emmerson, 2 Arle Close Tel: 01962 736123

 Chawton Park Indoor Bowls Club Six rinks available throughout the year. Information from Centre Manager. Chawton Park Road, Alton, GU34 1RQ Tel: 01420 541546

 Alresford Netball Club & Perins Meet on Thursday at Perins School, 6pm – 7.30pm on the tennis courts. New members always welcome. First session free, thereafter £10.00 per month. Opportunity to affiliate and play in local leagues should you wish to. Alternatively just come along for training sessions to get fit and

 Alresford Art Society Meetings from September to June at The ARC, Alresford, on the first Friday of the month. Painting days at venues around Hampshire in the summer. Paintings are hung in the surgery and Makins Court and the Annual Exhibition is held in July. Tel: 01962 736751

 Are you Interested in Scrapbooking or Cardmaking? Mid-Hants Crop and Cards meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month (except August) from 9:30 am-1 pm at Kilmeston Village Hall. All levels are welcome to join us for friendship and inspiration. £4 includes tea and biscuits plus use of equipment. Brenna: 01962 793088

Other clubs/societies  Alresford Yacht Club Are you interested in sailing or power boating? Do you have a dinghy or a classic yacht? Are you a newcomer to the sport or an old hand? We have something for everyone! Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7.45 for 8pm from September to April at the Arlebury Recreation Centre, Pound Hill. Contact Rob on 01962 735681 or Roger on 01962 733652

Community New - Arts Art Society Gets Creative


t is a sign that high summer has arrived when the Alresford Art Society’s Annual Exhibition is staged in the town’s Community Centre. Members have been putting the finishing touches to their handiwork for weeks and this year’s exhibition will be staged from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th July.

exhibition every year just to buy from their favourite local artist, where most of the exhibits will be for sale, along with cards of paintings created by members. Subjects range from seascapes and landscapes, Hampshire views and buildings, and vibrant holiday scenes, to delicate flower studies and portraits - both animal and human.

exhibition will be the best yet,”

Hughes, “and catch once again the spirit of our very lively society.”

The Exhibition will be held at Alresford Community Centre in West Street will be open from 10am – 5pm on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th July and 10am - 4 pm Sunday 18th July.  For more information on the exhibition contact David Hughes on 01962 736751, email or visit the Society’s website on www.

Hampshire Artists’ Co-Operative’s Summer Show

opening launch on 19th June most of the artists will be in attendance on the day. Hope to see you there.

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The gallery is open from 11am – 5 pm every day except Monday. In addition to their summer show, the Co-operative will be exhibiting work during the Open Weekend at The Edward Barnsley Workshop, Petersfield on 2nd and 3rd July 2010. For more information please visit the website www.barnsley-furniture.

The Hampshire Artists’ Cooperative’s Summer Show, with guest textile artist Sue Pither opens at 11 am on Saturday 19th June 2010 at the Selborne Gallery, The Plestor, Selborne, Hampshire and continues until Wednesday 1st September 2010. The new collection will include exciting, new original work from our professional artists and craftspeople featuring sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, painting, drawing, glass and artists’ prints. For that special occasion present, why not purchase a Gift Voucher which can be exchanged at leisure for a piece of artwork of choice. During the informal



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Founded 45 years ago, the Society boasts 130 members who enjoy working in every medium and the summer exhibition gives them a chance to demonstrate their various skills and contrasting styles. Many collectors attend the

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Church Services & News St. John the Baptist

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Sunday 4th July

08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Communion

Sunday 11th June

08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Second Sunday Service

Sunday 18th July

08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Communion 18.00 Sunday@Six

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Sunday 4th July

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08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Communion

Midweek services 14.00 12.00 10.00 08.30

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St. Mary the virgin Old Alresford

Sunday 4th July

09.30 Holy Communion 18.00 Old Alresford cottage service

Sunday 11th July

09.30 Parish Communion

Sunday 18th July

09.30 Parish Comunion

Sunday 25th July

09.30 Parish Communion

Midweek services

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Every Sunday 11.00 Mass

For other services and events, please contact the Church. Canon Paul Townsend 01962 852804 Deacon - Nick Reynolds

10.00 07.00 19.00- 20.30 14.30 19.30 19.00

Every Tuesday Come in for coffee with Pause for Thought (1st & 3rd ) Every Wednesday Men’s Breakfast, bible reflection & prayer Thursdays - Guides (term time) 1st & 3rd Thursdays Women’s Fellowship 1st Thursday Lydia Group for ladies Fridays (term time) JAKZ Youth Club for school years 6 –9, ages 10 – 14

Daytime and evening Bible study groups meet in church members’ homes, as do the Lydia Group; all other activities are at the church. For further details about services, weddings, baptisms, Lent Groups or other events, please contact Superintendent: Revd Dawn Carn: 01962735278 or Senior Steward: Malcolm Miles: 01962 771109 www.alresfordmethodist

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New Alresford

Sunday Services

10.30 Service with créche 16.30 Evening Service

Other Weekly Activities Sunday 10.30 Kosmic - for kids


10.00 Prayer Group 19.30 House Group

Term time activities Tuesday 10.15 Toddlers Group

Wednesday Sunday Worship

Upper Itchen Benefice

New Farm Chapel

14.30 Senior Citizens Hour

Fridays 18.30 19.45

Youth Group (Yrs5, 6 and 7) Youth Group (Yrs 8 and 9)

Contact us for details of other events and activities such as ALPHA, on: 01962 732130 or 01420 561210 or email: newfarmchapel@alresford. net. See the website for more. www.newfarmchapel.

All Saints Bighton

Sunday 4th July

11.00 All age Worship

Sunday 11th July

11.00 Parish Communion

Sunday 18th July

11.00 Morning Prayer

Sunday 25th July

11.00 Parish Communion

St. Nicholas Bishop’s Sutton

First Sunday of Month 11.00 Mattins

Second Sunday

11.00 Holy communion

Third Sunday

18.00 Evensong

Fourth Sunday

11.00 Child friendly service

Sunday 4th July 10.00 18.30

Tichborne Benefice Communion and Sunday School Tichborne RC Mass

Sunday 11th July 08.30 09.30 11.00 15.00

Beauworth Holy Communion Cheriton Parish Communion Bramdean Holy Communion Kilmeston Family Service Tichborne Childrens Sunday Club Church in the Woods Evensong

Sunday 18th July 08.30 09.30 10.30 11.00

Tichborne Holy Communion Cheriton A summer celebration Beauworth Holy Communion Tichborne Shout out! Hinton Baptism

Sunday 25th July 09.30 11.00 15.00 18.30

Cheriton Parish Communion and Sunday School Bramdean Morning Worship Kilmeston Holy Communion Church in the Woods Evensong Tichborne Evensong

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Events Guide Continued From Page 12 Tea/ coffee & biscuits included. There will be the opportunity for a 2-3 hour guided walk over possible sites on the following morning. £5 per person please contact Bob Fowler (01962 733327) Sunday 18th July Italian Market Broad Street, Alresford Sunday 18th July Eel House Open Day Sunday 18th July Alton Bus Rally Come and see buses of all vintages, shapes and sizes at one of the South's largest Bus Rallies. This event will take place at Anstey Park, Alton, 10am -5pm with FREE Bus services from Anstey Park to Alton, Medstead & Four Marks railway stations There will be steam and shuttle services to all stations on the Watercress Line - you can take the opportunity to visit the railway and see the restoration works underway in the locomotive shed at Ropley. www.altonbusrally. Entry is free. Wednesday 21st July Moviola ‘The Blind Side’ (12A) Based on a true story 7pm for 7.30pm. Doors open 30 mins before performance begins Starring, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw. Lily Collins & Tim McGraw. Tickets available £4.50 in advance from. County News or £5.00 at the door. refreshments available. Continued on page 22 >> Issue 44 JULY

Alresford Twinning Association visit Twin Town


ver the weekend of 4th-6th June 14 members of the Alresford Twinning Association visited their twin town of Bricquebec in Normandy. The party left on the fast boat to Cherbourg on friday afternoon arriving in Bricquebec around 20.30 to spend the evening with their hosts.

boat trip and a ramble through the reed beds of this vast area of marshland. Several species of wildfowl were spotted, but the two highlights were watching a nesting pair of storks feeding their young followed by a close up of a very happy Coypu sunning himself in one of the many pools. The afternoon was spent visiting various places of interest together with our hosts...including the seaside resorts of Portbail Barneville - Carteret and the spectacular coastline of La Hague .

In the evening Chantal Greard the Bricquebec Twinning President welcomed everyone to a celebratory dinner at a nearby restaurant, where the group enjoyed an excellent five course dinner with a selction of regional dishes from Normandy. After a sunday tour of various locations in Normandy including the delightful harbour of Honfleur, (dodging many enthusiastic D-Day reenactment troops en route!), the group returned on the evening boat from Caen.

The group were blessed with some glorious sunshine and exceptional hospitality over the weekend. On Saturday the group met up in "Les Marais " national Park to spend 3 hours mixing both a guided

Local garden design wins place at Hampton Court


ampton Court Palace Flower Show has accepted an innovative garden design reflecting 21st century living from local landscaping business Hambrooks for exhibiting at this year’s show. The world’s largest annual flower show and second only to the Chelsea Flower Show, it takes place from the 6th-11th July and is set in Hampton Court’s magnificent grounds in Surrey. Hambrooks overcame a number of stringent entry procedures with its contemporary design, which is inspired by the renewed interest in urban garden design to extend homes into outdoor living areas. The garden is called ‘The Living Room’, and incorporates a glass roof veranda and open fireplace together with contemporary weatherproof sofas, providing an ideal environment for

outdoor socialising or relaxation, whatever the weather. The veranda is surrounded by vertical water features with two individually designed water lilies that slowly open and close in a small moat, which links the ‘living area’ to the rest of the garden laid to planting, trees and paths. Managing Director Norman Hambrook said, “This is the brainchild of one of our designers, Mike Hodges, and it’s

an honour that we have been accepted to exhibit at Hampton Court’s prestigious show. This is a real landmark for us and it’s great to come in the year we are celebrating 40 years in business.”

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Simple Summer Pleasure... Coriander and Prawn Salad 24 Shelled and cleaned prawns 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp Garam Masala 3 tbsp olive oil 200g mixed salad leaves of your choice, don't forget your local watercress! 1 red pepper finely sliced 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad Dressing 1 stem of fresh lemon grass, outer leaves peeled off then chopped finely or 1 heaped teaspoon of fresh Issue 44 JULY

pureed lemon grass ½ a red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla) 2 tbsp light soy sauce 4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 tbsp rice wine or white wine vinegar and the Juice of 1 lime

Method Peel and clean the prawns leaving the tails on if desired. Take the fresh coriander and chop it finely then toss it with the prawns, garam masala and oil. Set aside and leave in the fridge to marinade for about half an hour. Put together the

ingredients for your marinade in a pestle and mortar or blender then reserve. Remove your prawns from the fridge and then quickly stir-fry them in a frying pan or wok. Alternatively you can put your prawns onto a skewer and lay them on a barbeque for approximately four minutes. Take your prawns and reserved salad dressing and quickly toss together in a heated pan. To finish off your wonderfully light summer meal lay your prawns onto a large serving dish or platter covered in a bed of salad leaves.

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Events Guide Cotinued from page 18 The screening will be held at Alresford Community Centre. Saturday 31st July Old Alresford Supper & Raffle 7pm for 7.30pm. By kind permission of Julia & Brian Champion, 1 Green Close, Plonk & Glass provided. Ticket £10.00 Available from Moyra MacRae. Ring 01962 734723. All proceeds go toward the refurbishment of The Alresford Community Centre Saturday 7th August Save the Children Summer Sale Alresford Community Centre. 9 am - 12 noon. Books, board games, jigsaws, cds/dvds, cake stall, jewellery, refreshments, admission free Saturday 14th August Bighton Village Summer Bash at 7.30pm Bighton Village Hall Come, listen and dance to live music provided by the excellent B-Sides playing favourite hits from the 70s up to today. Good conversation, good company, good music, licensed bar and a lot more B-Sides! Must book in advance. Tickets: Adults £7.50; Concessions £5.00; Children £1.00. Contact Geoff Buss on 01962 734853. Licensed bar 7.30pm to 11pm (proof of ID and age may be required).

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Show Time & Scrum Down For The Alresford Pigs


ay was another busy month for the Alresford Pigs who were delighted to give support to the Watercress Festival by assisting with marshalling duties.

You might have spotted our suitably coloured pink polo shirts (and ‘workmanlike’ hi-vis jackets!) helping guide the Watercress procession, carrying the junior King and Queen through the crowds up Broad Street. We also had many other less visible duties on the day, ensuring stand holders found their pitches, manning the road barriers to minimise the impact of those going about their normal Sunday routines, whilst also ensuring that visitors found the appropriate car parks. All in all a safe and successful day was had by all! Whilst at the show we also took time out of our busy schedule to present a cheque for £1,000 to Alresford Mini’s Rugby Club who were enjoying their weekly practice at Perins. The funds have helped provide a gazebo to give cover for their many helpers & kit for the cold wet winter months which was actually used for their Show stand during the showery moments of the day! We were also pleased to see a number of local people at the show who we’ve recently supported, including a number of mobility scooter drivers, a local family we have assisted in recent difficult times.  Have any of our recent activities have caught your eye, want to get involved? Please contact us on

Wednesday 7th July Dean House, Kilmeston SO24 ONL. Admission £4.50, children Free www.deanhouse Sunday 11th July Bramdean House Bramdean SO24 OJU. Admission £4, children Free. email:victoria@ Saturday 17th July Hinton Ampner Alresford, Hants SO24 0LA. The National Trust. House and and garden admission £8.25, child

£4.10. Gardens only £7.05. Child £3.45. www.nationaltrust. Sunday 18th July Farleigh House Farleigh Wallop near Basingstoke. RG25 2HT. The Earl & Countess of Portsmouth. Admission £5, children Free.

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The Southwood Players Present an Open Air Production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July 2010 from 8pm

An audience with Jenni Murray


At Southwood House, Itchen Abbas, SO21 1AT. (Gardens open for Picnics 6.30 pm)

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It's time to Shake, Rattle and Roll all the way back to the fantastic 50's! Travel back to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, Brylcreem, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes. This american jukebox sensation has already wowed audiences all over the world.

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Join Silvia & Max for a Summer Party with Live Cuban Jazz Band "Los Cerebros


ilvia & Max, the couple behind Salsa y Sol are celebrating the grand finale of their ‘Summer Season of Fun With Salsa’ with a summer party with live Cuban jazz band "Los Cerebros" on Thu 29Jul! "Max and I really wanted to organise some regular ‘Latin Party Nights With Live Cuban Bands’ for all our salsa friends and anyone enjoying Cuban music, since there is nothing like dancing to the hot rhythms of a live Cuban band! It is quite a costly exercise for us and we are operating on an at cost basis for those evenings! But the buzzing atmosphere on those evenings is worth every penny! This is our 4th ‘Latin Party Night

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With Live Cuban Band’ and there will be sangria and complimentary nuts and crisps for all the tables to add to the authentic "Cuban ambience! It will be THE HIGHLIGHT of our ‘Summer Season of Fun With Salsa’ before our little summer break in August!" "We would love as many people as possible to come and join us, whether you are dancing salsa or just enjoy Latin music! The Performance Hall at the Winchester Discovery Centre in Jewry Street is the most amazing venue and Los Cerebros are one of the most amazing Cuban jazz bands; we just love their music! If you would like to have a little taste of Los Cerebros's music, please go to our website www.salsaysol. and follow the following link:http://www.salsaysol.! We are looking forward to seeing you all there!  For more information about the Summer Party and their regular Dance Classes in Winchester and Preston Candover, please contact Silvia & Max at Salsa y Sol Tel: 01256 389 275

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Oscar-winning film to preview at Winchester Festival

judicial system, even before the military coup of 1976 that overthrew the elected Peronist government.


The film is directed by Juan Jose Campanella, and stars Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella. All four of them, as well as Eduardo Sacheri who adapted the screenplay from his own novel, lived through that dark period in Argentinian history and testify to the authenticity of the story which is based on real-life events of that time.The Secret in Their Eyes is at the Everyman for one screening only, at 8.30pm on Monday 12 July. Tickets from the Everyman box office on 01962 877007.

ocal cinemagoers attending the 2010 Winchester Festival Film Preview will be among the first in the country to see an Oscarwinning movie not on general release in the UK until August. The film chosen for the 2010 preview at the city’s Everyman cinema on 12 July is The Secret in Their Eyes, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The Argentinian thriller shuttles back and forth between the mid-1970s and the late 1990s as a junior judicial investigator and a woman judge try to solve a rape and murder case. They discover that sinister forces have taken control of the

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that is. However, undaunted, I stood at the back of the starter pack. There I found myself in the company of the very tall and thin who smiled sympathetically down at me much like Gandalf would to a Hobbit. I sought solace in the words from my effortlessly athletic friend who assured me I ‘had it in my legs’; assuming she meant the distance and not cellulite, varicose veins or impending DVT. The gun went off and we headed for the hills ….all eight of them. For the first 1k it felt like I was wearing a lead diving suit; by the time I reached Abbotstone and the half way mark I was beyond relieved to see the ambulance, I mean, the water stop. It was a run, sorry, jog,

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to the velour track suit and daytime telly accompanied by large bars of chocolate (well unless it happens to be raining on a Monday, that is). The husband and friends passed me by with supportive waves and were now out of sight. I was alone out there… well, almost. Just me and the two older gentlemen: one who couldn’t be caught and one who was determined not to eat any more of my dust. This would clearly be a battle to the finish. He eased past me along the Avenue as I prepared to look not too near death on entry to Arlebury Park, saving what little was left for the ‘sprint finish’. Yeah, right.

A new regular monthly feature celebrating the more humerous side of life in Alresford The Rotary 10K run 2010


here’s always something to do in Alresford. Barely a month goes by without there being some sort of community event, and June is no exception: the Alresford Rotary 10k Road Race and Fun Run in aid of local and international charities. We, the family Pagan, entered en masse. Star I (12) and two mates rocked up for the 4k: “We’ll do it in about nineteen minutes Mum, no worries.” Star II (7) sprinted the 1k and, in a moment of madness, husband and I entered the 10k.

Now you would have thought a valuable lesson might have been learnt last year when, on the 4k route, I was passed by the 10k runners. Feeling like a hippo caught up in a herd of migrating Gembok, the stark realisation was that runners have long, elegant strides, cool gear and something on their wrist which indicates pulse, heart rate, calories and the time on several continents. I jog. My feet barely leave the ground, I go up and down a lot and the wobbly bits …. well … wobble. This year the husband went all Olympian on me, deciding last minute to go for a PB; whatever

haunted by thoughts of being last, with images of marshals with rugs over their knees sipping milky night-time drinks awaiting the slowest finish ever recorded. Mild panic set in. This was meant to be fun. All I wanted was to show Star I & II that their aged mother still has it in her, that she’s not yet capitulated

My time? Won’t know until the Hampshire Chronicle comes out, don’t really care ……. much. The old adage still stands: it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part. We’ll all run again next year with not a pink track suit in sight, but maybe a tutu ... And if you’re thinking of it, I thoroughly recommend you do the same. Sandra Pagan, Hampshire Mum

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