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Every month the Forum magazines are filled with an exciting mix of content. We have several dedicated writers who provide us with factual and amusing articles. We also have a wealth of community and local interest news and events. The Forum magazines are professionally designed by our design team at Luminata Design and are printed to the highest quality using renewable sourced paper and are delivered to ABC1 households throughout North Hampshire.

Y O U R F R E E & I N F O R M AT I V E L O C A L C O M M U N I T Y M A G A Z I N E

Useful information Community news & events Church services Local entertainment Clubs & societies Local businesses Children's corner Recipe page

CLIVE'S MUSIC SCHOOL COMES TO ALRESFORD (see page 24 & 25 for details) NEW GALLERY OPENS IN ALRESFORD (see page 27 for details) NEW PROPERTY CONSULTANT FOR ALRESFORD (see page 47) View the magazine online at:

Old Alresford Bighton Gundleton Tichborne Ropley & Ropley Dean Bishop’s Sutton Cheriton

Northington Preston Candover Itchen Abbas & Stoke Bramdean Kilmeston




Our reputation as the ‘magazine to be seen in’ has allowed us to expand the magazines over the last three years to the point where we now have a combined readership of over 28,000*. We print in excess of 8,000 magazines monthly which all are all hand delivered door to door by our own delivery team. Our delivery agents are vetted and checked regularly to ensure that there is blanket coverage in our designated delivery areas. We intend to expand our readership for both publications yet further during 2012 and we also hope to add another title to our portfolio of magazines. The positive feedback from our advertisers and readers has enhanced our reputation and we are delighted to be able attract larger bluechip businesses to our pages without losing our initial idea which was;



WHO ARE FORUM PUBLICATIONS? Forum Publications Ltd began in November 2006 with the launch of the Alresford & Itchen Valley Forum. The concept of the magazine was to bring a fresh, exciting, high quality magazine to affluent rural towns and villages with news, events and items of interest. In August 2008 Forum Publications launched its second title, the Stockbridge and Test Valley Forum which was an instant success; after three years the Stockbridge Forum had expanded its readership vastly and became the Test Valley Forum.


Useful information Community news & events Church services Local entertainment

‘to provide a high quality, interesting community based publication whilst offering low cost competitive advertising rates’.

Clubs and societies Local businesses Recipe page

Now reaching over 13,900 readers across the Test Valley - View the magazine online at:

Mark Tubb Editor & Publishing Director

Stockbridge Horsebridge King’s Somborne Houghton North Houghton Broughton Leckford Longstock Chilbolton Goodworth Clatford Upper Clatford Nether Wallop Middle Wallop Over Wallop Crawley Sparsholt Wherwell Abbotts Ann Little Ann

ADDRESS: Station Mill, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JQ EMAIL: PHONE CONTACT: 01962 735137

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ABC1 Readers throughout North Hampshire STATISTICS AT A GLANCE • Current total circulation: 8,380* • Readership: 28,000* • Target Reader: ABC1 • Frequency: Monthly, FREE • Pagination Range: 32 - 56 • Editorial / advertising ratio: 60/40 * Figures shown are for the Alresford & Itchen Valley Forum and the Test Valley Forum combined. Based on population figures obtained from Hampshire Country Council 2009.

Alresford & Itchen Valley Forum • Current circulation: 4,350 • Readership: 14,900

Test Valley Forum • Current circulation: 4,030 • Readership: 13,300 Based

on population figures obtained from Hampshire Country Council 2009.


TARGETED DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY Not only are the Forum magazines delivered door to door to ABC1 readers by our reliable delivery agents they are also distributed to restaurants, pubs, community centres, retailers, doctors waiting rooms and any other high footfall public places. In addition to this comprehensive coverage we have an online version of the magazine that can be either read online or downloaded. Our website also has back issues of all the publications from the past year.

Distribution towns and villages for the Alresford & Itchen Valley Forum ABC1 targeted households

• Old Alresford • Bighton • Gundleton • Bishop’s Sutton • Northington • Preston Candover • Ropley & Ropley Dean • Itchen Abbas • Itchen Stoke • Ovington • Avington • Easton • Ladywell • Tichborne • Bramdean • Hinton Ampner • New Alresford (all) • Cheriton & New Cheriton

Distribution towns and villages for the Test Valley Forum ABC1 targeted households • Stockbridge (all) • • Horsebridge • • King’s Somborne • • Nether Wallop • • Chilbolton • • Longstock • • Upper Clatford • • Wherwell • • Crawley •

Little Ann Broughton Over Wallop Middle Wallop Leckford Goodworth Clatford Sparsholt Abbotts Ann Houghton

ADDRESS: Station Mill, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JQ EMAIL: PHONE CONTACT: 01962 735137


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The Home

Community The Home News

n February this year SOAP Bathrooms made the smart decision to move into the space above Searle & Taylor’s inspiring kitchen showroom on the A31 in Ropley. SOAP consists of Ed Davis and Jen Baillie who are both partners and business partners. They make quite a dynamic duo and their passion for creating beautiful bathrooms seeps into every conversation. Refreshingly, they know it goes deeper than choosing the bath and basin, they want bathroom dreams to come true and that can only come from a clear understanding of client needs. Creating a space in someone’s home is quite a responsibility, where the balance between design and practicality needs to be just right.

ABC1 adults aged 30 - 75 High disposable incomes Have a need for professional services Live in high-status neighbourhoods Cultured and discerning Have an interest in culture, art, theatre, books, property and fashion.

So, what are their backgrounds? Ed: I’m a fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer and I loved running my own plumbing company but I enjoyed installing bathrooms so much I really wanted to move towards controlling the whole process including design and complete project management. Jen: I have ten years experience as a sales manager firstly for BMW and then for an advertising business who produce a national publication. I have really enjoyed re-training as a bathroom designer and I love building relationships with people. I can give the best possible customer service without any corporate constraints now we have our own business! Jen: We understand people are naturally apprehensive about all the potential upheaval so we take the stress out of the whole process. I think it really gives people peace of mind to know Ed or I will always pick up the phone when they have any questions or worries. We always go that extra mile and I know it’s appreciated There is great flexibility in their approach and they will cater for every situation including working with your builder or architect and on a ‘supply only’ basis. They are a conscientious business working with premium brands largely from the U.K. and Europe, to minimise their carbon footprint. Working as locally as possible is also prioritised for the same reason.

This leads into their unique selling point which is rare to find, they take care of everything. The initial design is done from a thorough technical survey. The design is presented in a 3D fly through of the virtual room so you can really visualise how it will look. This also sanity checks functionality of the room and the space between any proposed products. The installation is fully project managed including co-ordinating any required trades, to make sure lighting schemes, flooring, and decorating are all integrated with the bathroom installation.

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he Alresford Music Festival gears up to for its second year of success with a great vibe and eclectic music. The 2011 Alresford Music Festival is all set to make a big impact in Alresford on Saturday 18th June with a first class music event to suit all tastes. Entering the second year of the festival, plans are in place to create an event that takes this ‘community festival’ concept to another level. In 2010 Alresford saw the first Alresford Music Festival come to town when, despite a few early hurdles, the event was deemed a great success. Since then the organisers have

been hard at it taking on all the lessons learned last year and creating a bigger and better music festival for Alresford. The 2011 Alresford Music Festival is headlining with the 90s Britpop band “Dodgy”, best known for their hit single “Good Enough” and accompanied by a host of top music from around the region ensuring another fantastic day out for all the family. The festival will feature two stages of music with bands alternating between them to keep the music flowing. The full line-up includes Dodgy, ‘til Dusk, Reactor 1, Pressgang, Denovo, Hattie Jacques’ Playlist, Jambo Reign, The

Audio Guns, The Skore, Karma Sun, Hendrix gets the Horne, Ben Goddard, The Elizans, North Drive, Capital X and RattleWreck. And, as with any good festival, there will be a good supply of local food outlets, a large beer tent and other traders to keep the crowd entertained through the day. The younger members of the audience have not been forgotten either with a children’s Glade area which will offer an assortment of fun stuff to do and keep them amused right through the day. The Alresford Music Festival line-up gets under way at mid-day (gates open from 11 am) and will run through to midnight finishing with a




The other essential for any festival – the beer tent – will not go unnoticed! The big-top circus style tent will be serving many of the local beers and wines that have recently put Hampshire on the brewers map.

Alresford IT specialist, First Option, has again offered up financial sponsorship for the festival - who could miss their fantastic banners draped over their office on Jacklyn's Lane – and they are joined by new sponsors Defensa International and a host of local contributors in the “Friends of the Festival”.



The children’s Glade area will include entertainment from Perins Fun Camp with games, face painting and crafts available for 2 to 8 year olds, plus we're pleased to announce that this year we'll be introducing Aqua Zorbing and the excellent Two Man Tent Show - an amazing

First dreamed up in 2007 by Alresford resident Ken Veitch as an idea to raise money for

Useful Information / Clubs

The festival organisers are still looking to recruit more volunteers to help with the event on the day. Anyone interested should contact the operations director Laura Stagg on info@ or click on the Volunteers button on the website.


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First Option Defensa International Supported by:

Gates open from 11am to midnight Headline act “Dodgy” Two stages of live music Children’s Glade area New pricing structure and lower prices Locally produced foods Big-top beer tent with locally brewed beers and wines Local traders for arts and crafts Free parking

The Purple Agency Hayward Guitars Interior Style, Fyffes Winchester District Council SimplyMee, HairArt Hobby Horse, Eddolls Carpets Val Ramshaw, Clive & Kate Hancock Jaga Designs D Barker Goldsmiths Cleeve Construction Mike Putt, Alresford Beauty Raggamuffins Moda Rosa, Alresford Travel Trevor Martin Developments

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Army Air Corps

Middle Wallop: Tel:


01264 784381

Provides flexible hours 5 under children aged 2 to qualified, years and is run by offering a range experienced staff that fulfil the of quality resources Early Years requirements of the Tel: 01794 Foundation Stage. to arrange 301286 (school hours) visit. a

Chilbolton Short Bowls Club


School Lane Playgroup

Wallop School Lane, Nether 8EH. We are Hampshire, SO20 formed a small but beautifully professionals, group, staffed by providing fully Ofsted registered, for quality care and education of grounds the in olds year 2-4 Tel: 01264 Wallop Primary School. 782051 (9-3pm)


Littleton Pre-scho

pre-school set A community run Memorial Hall in the Millennium we offer and surrounding grounds,learning caring a safe, happy and to 4 year olds. environment for 2 is staffed by Littleton Pre-school ls and is experienced professiona from WOpen Ofsted registered. with a flexible 8:30am-12:15pm, Carol drop off. Please contact 206 or 776 Mortimer on 01962 to arrange a visit. 07765 916 006

5s Playgroup

group meets Mothers and toddlers Parish Hall. on Fridays at Wallops Tel: 01264-781635

Water Meadow Children's Centre

School Stockbridge Primary Stockbridge Old London Road 6EJ Hampshire SO20 Fax: 01264 Tel: 01264 811089 ows@ 810134 Water.Mead nssociety.or www.childre

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(maximum Small cosy nursery Many six children). 3hr sessions. messy dancing, activities. Singing, in the garden. art & craft, playing 782007 Willa Franks: 01264 willa@ or 07831 368244.


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860667 Jill Lord Tel: 01264


Andover people who group of like-minded in all aspects of share an interest We meet stitching and textiles. on the third socially at 7.30 pm except Monday of every month, Love Hall, August, in the Priory ), Lane (St. John’s Ambulanceto - next 2AB SP10 Andover, Club, to enjoy the Wolversdene and a programme of speakershold also demonstrations. We Clatford workshops in Goodworth two months. Village Club every or www.egandover.blogsp Tel: 01264 860806

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Broughton Floral

Wherwell Singers 860074 Tel: 01264 Dale Webb:


Weyhill Electroni Organ Society

of melodic, easy Monthly concerts top class listening music featuringFor details professional perfomers. or visit Tel: 01264 323213


of Meet on the first Wednesday Chairman: the month at 7.30pm. Tel: 01794 516289


e CTC South Hampshir events day rides, social Easy rides, 864479 and more! Tel: 01962 www.southhampshirect

Youth Upper Clatford Football Club

is a new Just round the corner Clatford Youth season for Upper to our FC, having said goodbyeseason we of last U16's at the end players and welcome our U7/8's season. As parents for the new to flourish, we our Club continues at under 7/8, are running teams and 16 age 9, 0, 11, 12, 13, 15 are always We groups this season. new players. happy to welcome on Tuesday and Training is weekly (depending Wednesday evenings Clatford on age group) at Upper Tel: 01264 sprots fields 6-7.15pm. 614429 Jennie 07833 or 364106 information. Handford for more

ARTS, CRAFTS Art Club -Abbotts

band. Open A newly formed brass beyond. The to all; beginners and its music into band aims to take share playing the community, to local and participation with l causes. charities and educationa in joining us; If you are interested d, contact: beginner or experience 01264 324056

Builds arranges history material and visits. Andrew monthly talks and 860560 Flanagan. Tel: 01264 .com wherwellhistory@gmail

Fields Wherwell Playing Sean Hutton (Chair) Tel: 01264 860443 (Sec) Angela Blackmore Tel: 01264 860445

Andover Town Band

Group Wherwell History local up an archive of

8-10pm Meet every Monday Hall. Deb & Chilbolton Village Richard Richardson Tel: 01264 861082


At The Old Exchange Liz Dell Duck Street. Tutor: HND(Fine Art) TDipIT Break? Always Retiring? Need a draw? Join wished you could where you will this friendly group Inspiration. received Tuition and Maximum Materials are provided. fortnightly, of 6 people per session; last Sessions Sept. mid from morning and 2½ hours. Monday afternoon and evening, Tuesday evening, evening, Wednesday and afternoon. Thursday morning sesison Also, fortnightly children’s (1.5 at 3:30 Monday afternoon information hours). For further

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01264 John Leatherly Tel: 364850 or Ron Dodson Tel: 01264 810169

Test Valley Turners levels, from

of all For wood turners l. Meet every novice to professiona Longstock at third Monday evening Graham Village Hall. Contact 851979 Barnard Tel: 01962


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Wednesday Meet every second St Peters of the month - 7.30pm. New Wallop. Church Hall, Over are always members and guests Pam Quick on: welcome. Contact or Shirley Tel: 01264 781292 782151 Monger on Tel: 01264

W.I. Longstock & Leckford of the fourth Tuesday

Meets every in Longstock month at 7.30pm a very Village Hall. We have of speakers interesting programme social many for 2011 as well as Tel: 01264 occasions planned. 810603. 810150 or 01264

Chilbolton Players

on Contact Richard Richardson Tel: 01264 861082 www.chilboltonplayers.

Broughton Amateur – BADG Dramatic Group

Chair: Linda Cardigan Tel: 01794 301196 Wallace Vice Chair: Janet Tel: 01794 301254 for the enjoyment The group exists to be involved of those who wish , not in any way with productions of performers. just for the benefit entertainment We aim to provide form of drama, the for the village in review and comedy, dance, music, are interested pantomime. If you or behind the in joining us on stage get in touch. please then scenes welcome! New members always

Stockbridge Amateur matic Society (SADS)


(01264 Chair: Mark Frank Debbie 810562). Vice-chair: Smart (01264 810147) www.stockbridgeamdra

Clatford Amateur Society (CADS)



the church from Meet Mondays at mental 7.30-9pm. It is excellent a good and and physical exercise and join a way to make friends do not have local community. You Sparsholt to to be a resident of out more call join our band. To find Watson on: Tower Secretary Jenny Tel: 01962 863596

Embroiderers Guild a Branch - We are

Chilbolton Badminto

An independent, OFSTED offering registered pre-school play in a education through for friendly, informal setting school children aged 2 to age. Please visit www. thesombornespreschoo and more for session times 07530 893773. information or call

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Chair: Dave Webb Tel: 01264 810819 Sec: Dave Barnes Tel: 01264 810516

Stockbridge Pre-Scho

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Ticket prices have been reduced from last year to make the festival even more affordable to all. The standard adult price is now just £15 per person with concessions available to students and anyone under 18 year olds, families, groups and disabled festival goers.

Broughton Bounders Running Club



Whilst music festival tickets will be available to buy on the day, those in the know suggest you should buy in advance to save queuing. A separate entrance will be available for ticket holders and wristbands will be issued at the gate for repeat entry.


Chilbolton Pre-Scho



Ample parking is available for the festival in Alresford though organisers are keen to encourage festival goers to leave their cars at home. Those who need to drive will be directed to the available spaces as they arrive in the town. Disabled parking for Blue Badge holders will be available on the Perins site.

Alresford Music Festival 2011




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street act mixing comedy, stunts, clowning, audience participation and circus tricks. Also new for 2011 is the ‘Mini Mic’ stage. This will give children aged 5 to 12 years the opportunity to showcase what they have learned during the day. With 10 slots available for 2 minutes each, the children will have the chance to ‘sign up and show-off’ in front of friends and family.





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The festival’s catering stall holders will include plenty of local produce with Cresson Creative, cooking up a delicious meat and vegetarian barbecue, Bangkok Brasserie offering some great Thai cuisine, Loaded Skins for hot jacket potato delights, and Jose Burts spicing things up with their fantastic Mexican menu. Other stall holders include MooMix, Candy Corner, Lilac Daisy Bakery, Luvskin and Pickled Green Clothing making up a lively array of food and great local products.

fantastic light show. This notfor-profit event takes places at Perins playing field and will be supporting this year’s worthy causes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Alresford Youth Association.







local charities, the Alresford Music Festival is based on the concept of the 3 yearly Eric Clapton Crossroads Festivals benefiting good causes, Veitch thought the idea should be applied here in the UK, and here in Alresford. Teaming up with fellow musician Brian Hayward they researched how to make the dream a reality and now four years on we are mightily glad they did!

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