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ISSUE 69 AUGUST 2021

MEON VALLEY

Life in your Community

RECIPE OF THE MONTH

WITHIN TENT

CHALK STREAM ARTS & CULTURE FEATURE PROTECTION

Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings with BBQ Sauce

By Lucia Foster-Found

Written by Garry Honey

Winchester Heritage Open Days & Hampshire Open Studios

STYLE ˙ INTERIORS ˙ HEALTH & BEAUTY ˙ INTERVIEWS ˙ FOOD & DRINK ˙ ENTERTAINMENT ˙ EVENTS Cover Image - South Downs looking towards East Meon


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MEON VALLEY FORUM AUGUST 2021

CONTENTS 02 Property Management

25 Wellbeing

Buying, selling, letting? Find local estate agents and property management services

29 Professional

06 Culture

Music, Art, Literature and Dance

10 Recipe of the Month

Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings

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Our regular retail feature, Unique, Bespoke, Eclectic and Local shopping

16 Garden

Make your garden dream come true

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Within Tent by Lucia Foster-Found

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Chalk Stream Protection by Garry Honey

Advertising Manager Mandy Head mandyhead@forumpublications.co.uk Design Manager James Curtis james@forumpublications.co.uk Accounts accounts@forumpublications.co.uk

Contributors

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From Canine to Equine - all your animal needs

24 Feature

Director of Marketing Rob Harrison rob@forummedianddesign.co.uk

Forum Publications Offices

Petersfield Summer Festival 2021

Discover local events and days out in

Director of Advertising Steve Walker stevewalker@forumpublications.co.uk

Get in Touch

21 Lesiure & Entertainment

Editor Mark Tubb editor@forumpublications.co.uk

Lucia Foster-Found www. luciafosterfound.com

20 Animals & Pets

Trades, services, designers, All you need for your home

44 Feature

18 Feature

Local services to keep your vehicle running smoothly

37 Home

Eat out, stay in: food, drink and dining in

12 Retail

From photographers to solicitors - every professional service you need

30 Motoring

10 Food & Drink

Looking after your health

Contacts

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CULTURE

Hampshire Open Studios Hampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge - 21st to 30th August 2021

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Margaret is also joined by local artists Sue Halloway, Don Richards and Simmi Whish and is open daily 10am – 5pm throughout Hampshire Open Studios. A short drive away is Mountwood Pottery at Shedfield. They will be exhibiting an extensive range of stoneware pottery, domestic tableware, garden fountains, pots for Bonsai, orchids, succulents and tillandsia. Also various other craftwork including jewellery, wool, willow and wood.

ith over 250 venues open, in the ten days leading up to bank holiday Monday 30th August, visitors can get the opportunity to meet the makers direct and learn more about the work. Our colour catalogue has more details or view online – if you are not sure where to start some mini-trails have been suggested for each area around the county. Visitors can also enter a prize draw to win £100 towards artwork from your favourite Hampshire Open Studios artist. There are a wide variety of venues to see along with every type of art and craft on offer in the region, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and many more. Entry is free and to find your nearest venue check the website or look out for the pink direction arrows that will guide you to the artists’ doors.

Some highlights across the Meon Valley region In Swanmore you can visit the studio of Margaret Ferrone who will be showing contemporary landscape paintings inspired by coast and countryside. Margaret says ‘Drawing directly from life is fundamental and underlies my artwork. Inspiration derives from a diverse range that attracts my attention, maybe the light, colour, contrast Painting by Margaret Ferrone or complexity. Historical changes to our surroundings often create mood and atmosphere that I hope to convey with pattern, line, colour, texture and light as well as the relation of one shape to another.’ This year

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Mountwood Pottery, Shedfield

In Bishops Waltham you can explore the studio of Lara Duncan working in contemporary fused glass inspired by the love of the Hampshire countryside. A unique range of quality gifts including jewellery; Memorial Ashes jewellery; homewares; splashbacks; landscape and flower art. In Hambledon you can visit David Corbin who enjoys making wearable jewellery in an organic form working primarily in silver with gold detailing for commissions or one off pieces or David and Michele Griffiths showing woven cushions and mats, in bright subtle colour combinations alongside calm contemporary abstract paintings. Nearby in Denmead are studios of Tony McNally portrait artist and Scott Alexander who shows collection of colourful impressionist oil paintings depicting nature. Go to the Hampshire Open Studios website www. hampshireopenstudios.org.uk to find all the maps, access information and opening times for each venue in your area. Artists are very much looking forward to inviting you once again to their studios and galleries. They will be making every effort for your visit to be enjoyable, creative and safe. Visiting guidance will be on the website so please do check that to help you make the most of your days out!


Hampshire’s largest open studio event

Over 250 artist venues and galleries to visit free of charge

Saturday 21st - Bank Holiday Monday 30th August

www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk


CULTURE

Winchester Heritage Open Days

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10th-19th September 2021

he sixth year of Heritage Open Days is nearly here, and they are fun, fabulous and FREE! Building on the success of the ‘pandemic’ festival in 2020, which attracted a global audience, the programme for 2021 is a hybrid of in-person and digital events. Now run by Hampshire History Trust, a new, exciting Charitable Incorporated Organisation established to celebrate the rich and diverse history and heritage of the county of Hampshire, plans are to expand Heritage Open Days into a wider ‘festival’, to introduce community projects such as a Blue Plaque scheme and further develop the brilliant Hampshire HistBites podcasts. For more information visit their website at www.hampshirehistorytrust.com

The festival is organised and run entirely by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers who all give up their time for free. We are grateful to them and to the many businesses, organisations and individuals for their goodwill and generosity, particularly our lead sponsor, Winchester College for its ongoing support and for opening its doors to so many wonderful events. We look forward to welcoming you to Winchester Heritage Open Days.

Here are just some of this year’s highlights...

For this year’s Open Days, the national team have set a challenge for event organisers across the country to encompass the theme of Edible England. And Hampshire has accepted the challenge!

The festival will share the broadest possible spectrum of events and stories, from revealing culinary tastes of the past to going behind-thescenes of modern production methods – and everything in-between. All this in addition to many more events that will draw people’s interest into Winchester and its surrounds! Digital events will include pre-recorded walks and talks, live streaming of lectures and performances, and specially commissioned films and audio available on Winchester Heritage Open Days’ very own YouTube and podcast channels. There will also be a wide range of great in-person events to enjoy. With performances, exhibitions, activities, talks and tours, you are bound to find something to appeal to you and your family. Why not invite friends who are not lucky enough to live in Hampshire to come and join in the fun – virtually or in-person? Not surprisingly, tickets are in high demand for special one-off events and the much-coveted behind-the scenes tours of buildings not normally open to the public. Do visit the website and book early to avoid disappointment.

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Winchester College Guided Tours ‘Unlocking the secrets of Abbey Gardens and Mill’ Tour 2Time Theatre’s performance of ‘Pies & Prejudice’ at Abbey House Moon Roast Coffee Heritage & Roastery Tour ‘Canon Street 100 years ago’ walking tour with John Pilkington Sir Harold Hillier Gardens ‘Founders Favourites’ Tour Hyde900 medieval tile-making workshop Whitchurch Silk Mill Food Festival Longstock Water Gardens Tour at Leckford Estate ‘Discover England’s Lost Spices’ at Proudfoot & Co Winchester High Street Edible England Trail ‘Creating with Costumes and Resurrecting Recipes’ Westgate and City Museum Open Days Hospital of St Cross Open Day Romsey Signal Box Winchester Muse Poetry at St Lawrence Church Gilbert White’s Brewhouse The Great Hall ‘Feast and Famine’ Historical Tour In Jane Austen’s Footsteps: Chawton Village Guided Walk

Our online box office is now open for bookings. Please visit the website for more information www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/the-2021-festival


10th-19th September 2021

Still fun, fabulous and free Join us again as we journey behind closed doors and share tales of the past through walks, talks, exhibitions, performances, workshops and tours. Building on the success of 2020, which had a global audience, this year’s Heritage Open Days offers a hybrid of in-person and digital events. Many of them you will be able to just turn up to on the day, but others will need to be booked in advance through our online box office. Sign up to our newsletter and look out for activities and great resources being shared on our website, social media accounts and podcast channel.

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FOOD & DRINK

Baked BBQ Cauliflower Wings BBQ Cauliflower Wings are a tasty, super healthy alternative to traditional chicken wings. They are baked with a delicious crispy panko coating and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce. They can be used as an appetizer, snack, or tasty side dish and make a tasty vegan alternative for your BBQ!

Ingredients • • • • • • • • •

1 kilo of cauliflower , cut into medium-sized florets 160g all-purpose flour 125ml non-dairy milk (vegan) or dairy milk 185ml water , more if needed 384g of panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon grated garlic, 1 teaspoon grated onion ¾ teaspoon sea salt 160g barbecue sauce , more if needed

Method

Take a handful of Cauliflower and place into bowl, toss to coat well. Lightly shake off excess batter of each piece and place in the breadcrumbs.Gently roll around to coat them well and then place on the baking sheet, leaving room in between each piece. Place in the oven for 20 minutes to turn golden and crisp.Turn the pieces at the halfway mark to ensure they are evenly cooked.

On a large rimmed plate, add the Breadcrumbs, and ½ teaspoon each of Garlic, Onion, and ¼ teaspoon of Salt. Combine well and set aside.

Remove from oven and serve with bbq sauce as a dip or alternatively you can lightly brush each piece of cauliflower in BBQ sauce, return them to the baking sheet and bake for another 8-10 minutes, caramelising the sauce. Serve immediately with any dipping sauces of your choice.

Preheat oven to 450° F (230° C) and cover a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the Flour and ½ teaspoon each of Garlic, Onion, and Salt. Now pour in the Milk and Water and whisk until the mixture is combined well. At this point the batter should be thick, but still pourable. If it's too thick, just pop in a few tablespoons of water.


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LONG BARN

MADE WELL MADE HERE Long Barn is launching a new nationwide search, for the finest craftspeople in the British Isles, to feature at our home and garden store through the autumn and festive seasons. We are looking for a range of goodies, all quality products which have a unique story to tell in the following categories: HOMEWARES CERAMICS ACCESSORIES GARDEN DECORATIVE GIFTING FRAGRANCE CHRISTMAS TEXTILES FOOD & DRINK

ARE YOU A MAKER? If you have a beautiful product then we would love to hear from you. Please note that we will be considering makers at all levels - we only ask that you are able to supply a good quantity of goods throughout the season. We will be inviting shortlisted makers to showcase their crafts this summer either via Zoom or in person, where possible. We will review all submissions and will get back to successful applicants in due course. Best of luck! Apply at www.madewellmadehere.com


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GARDEN

Renovations Is your lawn looking as good as it should be for the middle of summer? Let’s look at some of the common problems and how to deal with them. We’ve had many reasons this year to encourage us all outside. You really should be enjoying your garden to the full at this time of year. The days are long, the weather is warm and your garden should be looking great and inviting you outside. However, if you are really honest, what score would you give your lawn out of ten and would you really like it to be scoring a little higher? I look at a lot of lawns and I meet a lot of people who are disappointed with their lawn and want to see some improvement. Many feel that there is no option other than lifting their existing lawn and starting again from scratch. However much can be achieved through lawn renovation which is generally far more cost effective and less intrusive than completely re-seeding or re-turfing your outside space. So, you may be wondering what to look for in your lawn and what can be done to improve it. Generally I group my assessments into three main areas to see what needs attention and where improvements can be made.

Thatch

Thatch is a layer of organic matter, typically dead moss, dead or dying grass, stems, roots and other plant life, between the surface of the soil and the green living grass leaves above. In some lawns this layer can be quite thick and prevents water and nutrients from penetrating through to the soil below. Excessive thatch causes the soil to dry out and your lawn grass plants to suffer as a result. Some thatch is a good thing as it protects the soil and growing lawn. However, too much thatch is a common lawn problem that needs to be dealt with appropriately. Thatch is dealt with through scarification with a garden rake for smaller areas, or a mechanical scarifer for larger lawns or more intensive removal. This process tears out the dead plant life and opens up the soil surface. It’s a tough job and your lawn will look a little battered for a short while afterwards, but the long-term improvements are essential if you want to enjoy a healthy luscious lawn in the future.

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Compaction and drainage

Regular foot traffic over your lawn will compact the soil structure, resulting in fewer air gaps in the soil, restricting the flow of water and nutrients through the soil to the roots of your grass. Compacted lawns dry out more quickly and support fewer beneficial insects and worms. They have lower counts of essential microbes required to break down dead plant life, resulting in a build-up of thatch. The symptoms of compaction are thin, stressed turf grasses that are more susceptible to disease and pests, allowing gaps in the turf for weed seeds to germinate. In addition, compaction can result in waterlogging due to poor drainage and this encourages moss growth. Compaction is dealt with through aeration of the lawn, either with a garden fork for smaller lawn areas or a mechanical aerator for a more effective result. It’s hard work, but the benefits to your lawn are invaluable.

Nutrition and pH

All plants need the correct nutrition to live a healthy and disease free life. All too often I visit lawns that never receive any supplementary nutrition or perhaps get a general sprinkle of something from the garden centre once a year. The home-owner wonders why their lawn looks so poor, and the grass is almost starving to death through malnutrition! pH is the measure of the acidity of any given compound. Ranging from 1 which is acidic to 14 which is alkaline. The issue is, that a pH imbalance can ‘lock-up’ essential plant nutrients, making them unavailable to the growing lawn grasses and no amount of additional fertiliser is going to address the nutritional issues. If your lawn isn’t offering you as much satisfaction as it should then now is the time to think about addressing any underlying issues. As we approach the warm, wetter autumn weather and beyond, grasses respond well to repair work. Speak with a lawn care professional who can make a full assessment of your lawn and offer guidance on what reparation works will benefit your lawn through the winter and heading into spring. You may be surprised by how cost effective this approach is, and by this time next year perhaps your lawn score will be closer to a ten.

Ian Kenyon sits on the committee of the UK Lawn Care Association and runs Shrekfeet Professional Lawncare. He is always happy to offer friendly, professional advice and help: 01962 460146 www.shrekfeet.com


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FEATURE

Petersfield Summer Festival Sat 28th to Mon 30th August

Going ahead over the August Bank Holiday Restrictions permitting! With the four stages of lock down that were announced by the Government we have decided to do everything we can to go ahead with the Petersfield Summer Festival. We are working with the local authorities to bring this awesome community event back to our town. It's been a hard time for us all and hopefully we will now be able to get back together to celebrate the great British Summer once again.

Your safety is our top priority, so we will only go ahead with the event if it is completely safe to do. The format of our Festivals when they return will be as you have to come to expect but with added excitement and love for enjoying a drink and a dance with your loved ones, browsing the quality stalls for a special gift or treat, sitting in the sun and chilling for the afternoon listening to awesome music, admiring the vehicles from days gone by or taking a selfie with a character from your favourite film or TV show. We can't wait... So with fingers crossed and if we all help each other through these next few months and do what we need to do, we can ask you to SAVE THE DATE! Saturday 28th August - Monday 30th Aug 2021. In the meantime, please stay safe and we will see you all soon.

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Hometown Events are the team behind the awesome Petersfield Festivals. Organised by Ben Errey and Steve Jacob with their amazing team of part time crew and volunteers. Ben and Steve created Hometown in 2011 in order to rescue the August Bank Holiday Petersfield Festivities, with only six weeks to prepare. They saved and rebranded the event and haven’t looked back since. Now Hometown Events organise numerous large community based events each year and have an ever growing corporate client base too. Every effort is made to ensure the highest quality from start to finish. Everything from the wide range of performers on our stage to the award winning sausages on our catering operation. This attention to detail (plus hundreds of hours of planning) is what makes our events totally awesome. Ben and Steve are both proud residents of Petersfield and are heavily involved in the community. Both have been, or still are, members of Petersfield Round Table and help to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year. Ben is a previous Town Councillor and Steve organises charity quizzes each year.

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GARDEN

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COMMUNITY / ANIMALS & PETS Statement regarding the Review by the Parliament Boundary Commission

The Parliamentary Boundary Commission for England published their first draft detailed proposals. The review taking place under the legislation put in place by the Coalition Government and seeks to create more equal representation across the UK with each Constituency getting as close as possible to the target of 73,393 voters, plus or minus 5%. The planned reduction in the number of seats will not now happen as we have left the EU and so do not elect MEPs, who previously shared some of the MPs current workload. The total remains at 650. I spoke at the last AGM and to other meetings on this matter and told members that MVCA had little to worry about. I was reporting the views of CCHQ’s guru on these matters (Roger Pratt) given to

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us when he last spoke to the Hampshire & IoW Chairmen. Our MP had the same information much more recently, so the wholesale revision of boundaries across England came as a complete shock. (Scotland, Wales and N Ireland will follow in due course.) It has been quite traumatic for myself and officers and even more so for Flick Drummond who has now become familiar with our constituency and all its various differences. The proposal, which can be viewed online, is for Meon Valley to disappear. In the proposals East Hampshire Wards will go to East Hants County Constituency. Whiteley and Shedfield will go to the new Hedge End Borough Constituency (in our view better described as Hamble Valley) Bishop's Waltham, Central Meon Valley, Upper Meon Valley will all go the Winchester CC whilst Southwick & Wickham; Denmead; Waterloo, Cowplain and Hart Plain wards will all join with the eastern part of Fareham to form the proposed Fareham and Waterlooville BC. (The western wards, i.e. Sarisbury, Titchfield; Warsash will join the Hedge End constituency.) There is much to talk about here and the degree to which existing MPs are unhappy with this draft, together with representations that Associations can make, may well ensure changes will be made to make the outcome more acceptable. The situation is far from fixed. Your new Chairman will be attending an HQ briefing for Hampshire Area Chairmen on the position on 18th June and so will know more then. Your Management Committee and Executive Council will consider the subject, of that I am sure!" Neil Lander-Brinkley

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ENTERTAINMENT

There’s something different to discover around every corner Each hole presents a new interactive challenge to test your

skills. Players will navigate their way through ancient farmlands, manoeuvre over narrow bridges, weave around towers and even take on a spinning windmill.

Opening Times

Our Adventure Golf course has been architecturally designed and expertly crafted by the team at Greenspan. They have helped us to create a beautifully landscaped course that offers players the best quality, family-friendly playing experience. Come and check it out for yourself this Summer.

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Summer evenings are for enjoying! That’s why we’ve extended summertime opening hours from 9.30am to 8pm Monday – Saturday until Saturday 4th September.

There’s no need to book! Simply turn up, pay and play! Balls and putters are included within the pricing. Adult: £9.75 Child under 12: £7.50 Family*: £29.00 Adult Group**: £35.00 | School groups: £6.50 *Two adults and two children or one adult and three children

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ENTERTAINMENT Carfest South

Wickham Festival 2021

For 2021 CarFest South will become Camp Carfest South… fully socially distanced, three day festivals. Camp CarFest South will be held at Laverstoke Park Farm from 27th – 29th August 2021.

Carfest South is very happy to be returning to Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire. The 2,500 acres farm, near Overton, is owned by ex-racing driver and 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter. Laverstoke is a family-run farm that combines 21st century science with environmentally friendly farming methods to create a place that is both organic and biodynamic. At the very heart of the farm, is its wonderful herd of Asian Water Buffalo. This rare-breed of buffalo produces milk for the farm, which has won over a hundred awards for its produce over the years. Laverstoke Park Farm has over 450 ‘friendly and curious’ water buffalo, alongside 25 Native Angus cattle and over 1200 sheep. They are best known for producing Organic Buffalo Mozzarella but their range is diverse, including cheddar, gouda, ice-cream, black pudding and biodynamic sparkling wine! CarFest has been lucky enough to have had some of the UK’s most iconic and loved artists and bands support us over the years. With a selection of stages across the festival site, we promise to continue to entertain our guests, with a line-up that will keep the whole family happy! What would CarFest be without its superb collection of cars?! From the very best Vintage Classics, to F1 and Grand Prix cars to famous movie cars, CarFest has it all! With a themed Motorsport Paddock where you can meet the drivers and learn more about our special featured collections, plus our daily track shows that will take your breath away, CarFest is definitely a paradise for petrolheads! Plus of course, CarFest brings together the country’s leading car manufacturers to not only celebrate their heritage, but also show off some of their latest offerings to keep you up to speed with the best cars on the road. For more information and to book tickets visit Carfest's website - www.carfest.org Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Basingstoke, Hants, RG25 3DR Tel: 03300 555 750

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Wickham Festival is a 4-day music & arts festival held every August in a stunningly beautiful rural location near the historic village of Wickham in Hampshire. Wickham Festival 2021 will take place on Thursday 5th August 2021 – Sunday 8th August 2021. With live music on four stages plus a host of other entertainment, Wickham is rated by many as one of the safest, most relaxed and family-friendly festivals in the UK. We were voted Best UK Festival, capacity under 15000 at the Live UK Music Business Awards in October 2015. This January we won the Best Festival category in the local Culture Guide Awards. Each year we introduce new ideas and keep what works, so please get involved on our social channels to send us feedback ... good or bad. We already have some great plans for 2020 and can't wait to put this into action. Acts Include: Van Morrison, Deacon Blue, Fairport Convention, The SAS Band – Spike’s All-Stars, Nick Lowe And Los Straitjackets, The South, Capercaillie, Moya Brennan, Eddi Reader, Lindisfarne, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Stanley Jordan, Eliza Carthy & The Restitute Band, John Otway, Peatbog Faeries, Talisk, Tidelines, The Dhol Foundationt, Tankus The Henge, Edward II, Duncan Chisholm, Beans On Toast and many, many more! Please Note: All the above artists are confirmed at the current time but our programme is subject to change if artists have to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic, illness, flight & transport restrictions etc. Tickets cannot be refunded once purchased unless the event is cancelled. See website for Terms & Conditions. Camping / Caravan Passes are per tent or caravan / motorhome irrespective of the number of people sleeping within. For more information or to book tickets visit www.wickhamfestival.co.uk


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esidents in the upper reaches of the Itchen, Test and Meon will be keenly aware of the unique and fragile beauty of chalk streams. They will also know that the Environment Agency (EA), tasked with monitoring water quality and protecting vulnerable ecosystems, has been underfunded for years. The same residents will be customers of Southern water, the utility recently fined a record sum for pollution of waterways through persistent release of untreated sewage ever since the law changed in 2010 to allow water companies to report their own pollution and so ‘mark their own homework’. The Environment Agency has just concluded a seven-year investigation into 17 wastewater treatment plants operated by Southern Water across Kent and Hampshire. The biggest investigation conducted by the EA found that corporate wrongdoing and cover-up was on a scale never before seen in the 25 years of the history of the EA. The court found ‘very serious widespread criminality’ and the company was fined £90m with a further £126m by Ofwat, but will this be sufficient to change management policy to responsibility for environmental protection? Neither the EA not Ofwat have the remit to insist on management changes, as a private company it has a primary duty to its shareholders not the environment and, in the unique case of a

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monopoly, certainly not its customers. The company admitted in Canterbury crown court to 51 counts of ‘knowingly permitting entry to coastal waters of poisonous, noxious or polluting matter and/or waste matter and/or sewage effluent, namely untreated sewage otherwise than as authorised by an environmental permit’. There is an ongoing debate about the impact of fines on large corporations. They tend to get treated as an operational cost, and rarely lead to a change in culture or corporate behaviour. There will be promises to spend on infrastructure and plant to upgrade facilities, but as one business owner impacted by the sewage pollution said: ‘it seems to be cheaper for them to go to court and to face fines than to invest in the necessary improvements’. Fortunately, the upper reaches of the Itchen, Test and Meon are not used for sewage outfall, but pity the residents of the Beaulieu river where raw sewage was released over 180 times for almost 4,000 hours will spill duration up to 19 days. The monitoring budget of the EA has been halved in the last five years and its government funding since 2010 has been cut by almost two thirds. The public are responding through a national citizens’ science project designed to take water samples and get them analysed. While the water companies are left to report their own spills this is prudent action. © Garry honey is a resident and river watcher based in Winchester.


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There has rarely been a more exciting time to be involved with knee surgery as a Surgeon and Engineer, but also as a patient. Rapid advances in the development of new, more minimal implants and improved patient care maximizes what we can achieve in both symptom relief and function. The establishment of specialist knee services, such as that offered by Professor David Barrett at the Spire Hospital, Southampton, is an example of how improvements in technology can be utilized to offer patients more choice of minimal Professor Barrett intervention with reliable outcomes that can for the first time include return to sporting activities such as tennis, golf and skiing.

More active patients now enquire about surgery at a younger age than was previously the case when the classic knee replacement was designed, some fifty years ago. Knee replacement in an elderly population remains a success story, but the younger, more active patient requires a higher level of activity, a return to some sporting or recreational pursuits and an accelerated rehabilitation, to minimize the downtime of a prolonged recovery.

Prof. Barrett has been involved for over twenty years as a Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering and Consultant Knee Surgeon in the development of smaller, more minimal or partial resurfacing techniques of the knee. These developments, coupled with advances in anesthesia and rehabilitation techniques, have considerably improved the speed, outcome and ease of the patient journey as they proceed through knee surgery.

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Rock of Ages Hampshire’s Hidden Aquifer

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ong before people roamed the earth, the space that is now Hampshire lay beneath a shallow sea. The warm water teemed with coccolithophores - tiny algae which thrived in the plentiful sunlight. As eons passed, their exoskeletons settled on the sea floor and were pressed into a layer of chalk hundreds of metres high. In time the sea receded, exposing the chalk to ice, wind, and rain. The elements wore away its soft surface, shaping it into rolling downs and winding valleys. In some places the rock was blanketed with material from retreating glaciers, while elsewhere it lay just below the soil. Through a collision of natural forces, wildlife gained a mighty ally.

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When water does re-emerge from the aquifer, it has been fundamentally changed by its subterranean journey. It leaves the rock filtered of impurities and slightly alkaline; since rain is naturally acidic, it dissolves a little of the chalk during its passage. This suits species like the white-clawed crayfish, which uses calcium to harden its shell, and water crowfoot, which is hungry for bicarbonate ions. Passing through miles of rock lowers the water’s temperature, causing it to arrive at about 11 °C all year round. With this coldness comes abundant oxygen - a valuable quality for fish like brown trout and freshwater eels, which can suffocate in overly warm water. Aquatic plants are just as appreciative, and their increased growth lays the foundation for a vibrant ecosystem.

Gin-clear’ chalk stream water © Linda Pitkin/2020VISION

Buried treasure

True to its aquatic origins, chalk has an almost magical relationship with water. In our county, so much rain disappears into the ground that one might picture a vast lake deep below. The truth is rather more bizarre: the chalk is riddled with tiny holes, enabling it to soak up water like a giant sponge. This rock reservoir, known as an aquifer, has a truly staggering liquid capacity. When the rock is fully saturated, its cargo makes a bid for freedom. It bursts onto the surface as springs - the sources of our chalk streams. In higher parts of the landscape, where the aquifer rarely fills completely, intermittent streams called 'bournes' can dry out into grassy hollows for months at a time. Those that appear only in the wettest seasons earn the title 'winterbournes'. While this process is straightforward, it is anything but speedy. A stream's resurgence can occur months after the wet weather that prompted it, and water can take decades to fully traverse the aquifer. The timescale is predictably unpredictable: the only certainty is that what goes in will, eventually, come out again.

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White-clawed crayfish © Linda Pitkin-2020VISION

Sediment, which in excess can menace a whole host of species, is also found in lower-than-average quantities. In other landscapes much of the sediment in streams is washed in by heavy rain, but chalk is so absorbent that relatively little rain stays on the surface. This helps to keep the gravelly stream beds clean and the water itself famously 'gin-clear'.

Water wisdom

The water in our aquifer is a precious resource that is shared by Hampshire’s wildlife and its human population. We draw directly from the aquifer to supply our homes and businesses, but if our demand is too high then the streams can run low. Find out how you can help through the Save Every Drop project: www.hiwwt.org.uk/saveeverydrop


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The plan so far is to serve our usual burgers and sausages, we’ve asked one of the local pubs to run a bar and we’ll play you some music. We’re also looking at what is possible as far as children’s entertainment is concerned but this will depend on the restrictions at the time. Do you or anyone you know need help? If you, or someone you know, needs help please get in touch on 07443 753780 or go to our website https://www. meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk/_contact.html If you’d like to donate: To Go: Donations - Meon Valley Lions Club (CIO) (peoplesfundraising.com) Text Donation: Simply text LIONS to 70490 to donate £3 OR if you would like to donate between £1 and £20 text LIONS followed by your donation amount e.g. to donate £5 text LIONS 5 or to donate £10 text LIONS 10. Texts cost your chosen donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Our Website: www.meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk/donate.html Send a Cheque: If you prefer to donate by cheque, bank transfer or cash please email our Treasurer: treasurer@ meonvalleylions.org.uk Please help us support our local community

Great Community Support In Botley Botley Market Hall – Botley’s wonderful village hall, a Grade 2 Listed Building in the village centre – has benefited from the fundraising efforts of staff at the Snowdrop Place Care Home, recently opened between Botley and Hedge End. Megan Best, Home Services Adviser at the Home, handed a cheque for £303, being the

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Mr Mac - This year's OS products for iPhones and iPads Later this year Apple will roll out the new OS for their computers called Monterey, the follow up to Big Sur. In autumn they will also introduce iOS 15 for iPhones and iPad OS 15 for iPads. Visit Apple’s website for a full preview of them both. Microsoft are also introducing Windows 11 this year. What struck me most was how similar it is to the Mac OS! It is also interesting to see that Windows 11 will only be compatible on recent Windows PCs and Laptops and will require a Microsoft account to install the OS. There is more, it will also require a TPM module. Curious? Search for Windows 11 on the internet and you will see options for a full preview and details on the Microsoft Windows 11 website.

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results of a raffle, to Derek Oswald, Market Hall Chairman, on 15th July, accompanied by Sarah Davies Home Services Manager and Malcolm Freemantle, Hall Vice Chairman. This cemented the Care Home’s place in the local community, and illustrated how local community groups can support each other and boost local community spirit. The Market Hall is run by a local charity and relies on volunteers to raise money to pay for running costs from fundraising and Hall lettings. Derek Oswald said “Our Hall is here to serve all sections of the local community and welcomes the support and involvement of Snowdrop Place. We are looking for more people to join the team who manage the Hall and invite any interested local people to get in touch to find out more by ringing me on 01489 781155”


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COMMUNITY / MOTORING It’s a barking good idea! The Rotary Club of Fareham welcomed incoming President Norman Chapman at a Handover ceremony on Thursday 24th June 2021. Originally due to be held at their normal meeting venue of Cams Hall Golf Club, the event continued on Zoom with Club members taking part and receiving awards in recognition of service. As President Norman said “It has been business as usual for the Club during the last year, with weekly meetings on Zoom and fundraising whenever possible. This will continue with a fresh programme of events in my year to support our community and our charities.”

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CADG updates its Mission Statement. Promoting excellence and innovation in local theatre, and equality and diversity in the staging of all our productions”.

President Norman has chosen to support two main charities in 2021-2022 and these will include Hampshire based Hounds for Heroes that provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of the UK Armed Forces and the Emergency Services. In addition, the Club will continue to support international charity Global Sight Solutions that raise awareness and funds to combat blindness and cataracts for those in the developing world. Members have already begun to assist this charity and now, with a further year of help from the Club, it is hoped a real difference can be made to those who need it most.

Hounds for Heroes, based in Petersfield, will be talking to Club members shortly to explain more of what they do and will be accompanied by one of their assistance dogs too. The charity was founded by Allen Parton who received serious head injuries while serving in the Royal Navy. His recovery appeared unlikely until he was befriended by his special dog Endal. He then created Hounds for Heroes so that inured personnel from the military and ‘bluelight’ services might receive the same help that he had. This year the Rotary Club of Fareham celebrates the 75th year of its Charter and there will be a dinner to recognise this later in the year. In the meantime, Rotarians in the Club will continue with their care for those in the community, fundraising for their charities and enjoying fellowship with other Rotarians. If this sounds appealing, and you would like to know more about membership, do email farehamrotary.pr@gmail.com or search for the Rotary Club of Fareham on the internet. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Chair, Chris Judd stated, “We have always welcomed anyone, whatever their creed, background, age or whatever, but we felt that this should be reflected in our Mission Statement. New faces mean new ideas, and this will be reflected in the Group’s November presentation of CINDERELLA at the Reading Rooms, Curdridge. Chris added “We intend to present seven shows including two matinees -ideal for groups and youngsters- such is the demand for local theatre, especially after all the trauma of Covid and lock-downs” The easiest way to book is through Ticket Source www. ticketsource.co.uk where you can choose seats and concessions. CADG will be contacting local groups who prefer the matinees, but they can also book via Ticket Source if they wish. The Equality and Diversity Policy and much more is available on our website; www.curdridgedrama.co.uk


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COMMUNITY / HOME Events at Butser Ancient Farm Saxons and Vikings The Dark Ages Society at Butser  Sat, Aug 7, 2021 from 10am to Sun, Aug 8, 202 from 2pm. Travel back to AD881 and meet Saxons and Vikings from the Dark Ages society who will be offering a glimpse of life in the 9th century and an opportunity to explore parts of Viking and Saxon life.

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Flintknapping Weekend with the Lithics Society Sat, Aug 7, 2021 from 10am - Sun, Aug 8, 202 from 2pm - The Lithics Society will be joining us for a weekend of flint knapping and prehistoric tool making with professional flint

Romans in Residence: Butser IX Legion Sun, Aug 29, 2021 from 10am to Mon, Aug 30, 2021 from 2pm A contingent from the Butser IX Roman Legion will be in residence around the Roman Villa. Discover what life would have been like in Roman Britain. Saxon Textiles Weekend - Colchester Historical Reenactment Society Sat, Sep 4, 202110:00 AM Sun, Sep 5, 20214:00 PM This weekend we will be joined by members of Colchester historical re enactment society or CHES for short. This group endeaver to bring the ways of the Anglo Saxon era to life and will be showing tablet weaving, loom weaving, spinning, dying and wool production in and around our Saxon Halls. Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville, PO8 0BG Phone: 023 9259 8838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

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um got back in the car. “Are we there yet?” It was her turn to ask; the kids, sat in the back seat were beyond caring. “That’s the fourth gate we’ve come through.” “One more gate. It’s the next field, with a stream running through it.” That was a relief; this one had cows running through it. Arriving in their wild camping site, courtesy of a farmer friend, the tent set-up was slick, much-practised in the back garden during various lockdowns. Dad looked smug. The frequent and rigorous drills, to the accompaniment of plaintive cries from the kids of “what again?” and “must we?” had evidently paid off. Mum and Dad had looked forward to a weekend al fresco, close to nature, punctuated by the sound of happy children’s laughter, the twittering of birds and the soothing patter of water over stones. “It’ll be great” they said. “We’ll have such fun” they said… Oh, who were they kidding? Their first day was just one long meal. No sooner had they eaten breakfast, than there were demands for a midmorning snack. Elevenses out of the way, it was time to think about lunch. Once they’d eaten that, the kids started to ask about tea. It was like camping with hobbits. And the sounds punctuating the beautiful summer’s day were mainly squabbling over swingball and complaints there was no signal. The cows it seemed, had only recently vacated this field, so added to the bickering was a medley of “Mum! I’ve stepped in a cowpat/fallen in a cowpat.” And that old chestnut “Mum, he/she threw a cowpat at me...” In between feeding the perpetually ravenous brood, Mum rinsed shoes and clothes in the stream, thinking fondly of the washing machine; practically the only thing they’d left at home. No matter whether you were going camping for three days or three months, it seemed the vast acreage of paraphernalia required remained the same. In a fit of nostalgia, the parents had packed lo-tech games for their after dinner entertainment. They got as far as lighting a lamp and sitting at the table, before fleeing to the safety of the tent and its fly screens. Too late; the swarming mosquitos had already feasted on their exposed body parts. “What do they eat when they can’t get campers?” Mum mused, as a happy half hour spent anointing

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everyone’s bites, replaced the delights of draughts and dominoes. That was when the earthquake happened. The tent rocked, bulged and vibrated. Grinding noises were heard. The children screamed. Mum screamed. Dad used words his family didn’t know he knew. They all fled outside where their new best friends, the mosquitos, were waiting for them. And also the cattle, who were paying a neighbourly visit through a hole in the hedge. Presumably because they too had enjoyed the attentions of the mosquitos, they were rubbing themselves enthusiastically against the car and had started on the tent. No phone signal meant that Dad had to trek back through all five gates to get the farmer to entice his herd back to their own home and out of theirs. The unfortunate tent didn’t survive the bovine affections so lavished upon it and a cramped night was spent in the car by all. Come morning, tired and scratching their bites, they emerged to a scene of devastation in the drizzle-laden dawn. When Mum said “I’d make a cup of tea, but everything edible is missing and the cows have done something terminal to the stove” it seemed like the last straw. “Shall we pack up and go home?” she asked no-one in particular. Dad’s rather wan “Yes please..” which mirrored her own thoughts, was unexpectedly drowned out by cries of “No!” and “Not yet!” from the kids. Whilst Mum lay on the back seat of the car and napped, Dad trudged off to the farmhouse to forage for food. Meanwhile, back at the camp… The kids built and lit a campfire - and constructed a bivvy alongside, using the remnants of the tent. “Bear Grylls” one said nonchalantly, “Ray Mears” shrugged the other, in response to their parents’ speechless look of amazement. That night, after sausage and bean stew cooked by the children over the fire, the family bedded down in the cosy bivvy, untroubled by the mosquitos who were driven off by woodsmoke. As they played cards by the light of the lamp, the kids were already excitedly planning the next camping weekend with talk of crayfish traps and fishing tackle. “It’ll be great” they said. “We’ll have such fun” they said…


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Petersfield Museum is back open for visitors following a major £4m redevelopment. Visitors will find stunning collections and galleries as its buildings have been

New enchanting composition captures the beauty of South Downs National Park A captivating classical musical score set to breathtaking scenery has been created to mark the 10th anniversary of the South Downs National Park. The original composition has been produced by Sussex composer Ed Hughes, alongside some of the finest musicians in the UK. Stunning high-resolution visuals of the South Downs – including bluebell woods, sweeping vistas, sunflower fields and star-studded night skies – provide a thrilling backdrop to the music. The inspiring piece marks the 10th anniversary of the South Downs National Park, which last year celebrated a decade since being created and, this year, is marking its 10th year of being fully operational. Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition at the University of Sussex, specially recorded the score with the New Music Players in a socially distanced recording session in London in March 2021. The melodies and rhythms of his music directly reflect his experience of walking the South Downs Way. His research in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the university has included previous collaborations with filmmakers on music and the moving image. Explaining his influences

transformed and an exciting new outdoor space created in the courtyard. The museum tells a cohesive story of Petersfield and its neighbouring villages over the last 10,000 years. Visitors will be able to learn more through: • A wonderful film featuring Museum • Patron Daniel Day Lewis reading the poetry of Edward Thomas creates a sense of history and place about Petersfield’s location in the South Downs National Park • New galleries charting life in rural England from the Palaeolithic era to the modern day, and everything in between • A glimpse into the harshness of Victorian justice and how things have changed today through the original courtroom and police cells that form part of the site of the Museum • Learn about how geography, people and place all shape how and where we live

for the music, Ed, who is based in Lewes, said: “The sense of scale and the vistas in the South Downs landscape are very special to me. “It’s a wonderful place which offers walkers a sense of home through repetition and familiarity but with endless variations of light, shape and colours – which feels musical to me. ‘In addition, a couple of years ago, I studied some Sussex folksongs transcribed by Butterworth in 1912, while working on a piece for a fine Sussex ensemble ‘The Corelli Ensemble’. Something of the lyrical sensibility in these songs have shaped the tunes, melodies and harmonies in my recent music. So this new composition is shaped by my personal experience of the South Downs and perhaps some of the songs and music associated with it.” As well as the film, the music is also included in a new series of downloadable audio walking experiences in which people can explore Ditchling and Ditchling Beacon, in East Sussex, accompanied by the orchestral music. Developed in partnership with the Ditching Museum of Art + Craft and launched as part of the Brighton Festival last month, the audio experiences are available in the Echoes sound walk app (search for Brighton Festival). The music follows Ed’s hugely successful Cuckmere: A Portrait – released three years ago and inspired by the haunting beauty of the Cuckmere Valley in the National Park. Ed added: “The composition ranges from very clear and transparent harmonious music through passages which are more dense and complex. I personally like to compare these

• Fine examples of period dress from the Museum’s own Bedales Historic Costume Collection The work was supported by a £1.7m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Dan McWilliam, Museum Director said: “What started as a small collection of objects in a single room just over 22 years ago, is now a great example of a modern museum that reflects the history and stories of its local communities. “It also tells the story of the place and how it has developed over time through the work of the talented and creative people that lived here. “Petersfield Museum is a great family day out.” To book a ticket visit www. petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

musical effects to changes in light and weather as you walk through changing landscape, with changing perspectives around you. So although music is its own medium, because it is time-based, I think it can convey something of the feeling of being on a journey or a ‘trail’.” Aerial cinematographer Sam Moore, from Brighton, captured the amazing visuals. He said: “The South Downs has been on my doorstop all of my life and being able to appreciate the views and capture them visually for this film was an amazing opportunity. Ed’s music was very inspirational and, alongside capturing the stunning vistas of the South Downs, more abstract visuals could be used which perfectly blends with his music.” Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park Authority, added: “It has been a real privilege for us to work with Ed on this spectacular score. His uplifting, inspiring music perfectly captures the rolling landscape of the South Downs and the busy variety of its flora and fauna. It is a fitting celebration of both the landscape and the first ten years of the nation’s newest National Park. “During all the difficulties and pressures of the past year so many people have discovered that the South Downs National Park is a place to connect with nature and restore ourselves. Ed’s music encapsulates this spirit of discovery and wellbeing. Listen, enjoy and explore.” The South Downs National Park was officially created on 31 March, 2010, and became operational as a National Park, with the SDNPA set up and running, on 31 March, 2011.


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