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BISHOPS WALTHAM Price Guide: ÂŁ1,475,000 A beautiful Grade II listed family home with a thoughtfully designed annexe, adjoining offices and garaging totalling over 6,000 sq ft. The house has been completely updated in the 20 years that the vendors have been there, yet still retains much of its original charm and character including oak panelling in the drawing room and exposed beams and fireplaces in many of the rooms. Accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises a beautiful 24ft reception hall, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, beautiful kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, boot room, shower room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, with en-suite and dressing room to the master and a family bathroom with a further two bedrooms on the second floor. Outside there is a thoughtfully designed detached annexe which also incorporates a triple carport. The annexe has its own sitting room, large kitchen/diner, two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a large cellar to the main house, whilst adjoining the annexe there are two good size offices, a store and gym. Additional benefits include a private, gated driveway providing parking for numerous vehicles and beautiful mature gardens with a total plot size approaching 0.57 of an acre.

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Welcome As we head into the Autumn Season we look forward to our traditional festivities like Halloween and Guy Fawkes night. Our towns and villages have a whole host of events taking place, see our Halloween feature on page 38. We also have a great deal other news and features for our readers to enjoy. At the Forum we always try to evoke the season that is upon us. We can make the Forum even more interesting with feedback and articles sent by our readers, so keep your emails coming! We do all that we can to include your copy, we like to be seen as a voice for the community. If you'd like to discover what is happening in other parts of Hampshire The Forum also produces Itchen Valley and Test Valley editions. Also don't miss our new website: www.forumpublications.co.uk

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Community Emergency Services

Councils

 Emergency Only (Ambulance, Fire, Police) Tel: 999

 Bishops Waltham Parish Council Parish Council Office, The Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED. Clerk: Mrs. Lindsay Edge, email: parishclerk@ bishopswaltham-pc.gov.uk Tel: 01489 892323

 Non Emergency Medical Services: Tel: 111  Electricity Emergency 24hrs, 7 days a week Tel: 08457 708090  Gas Emergency 24 hrs, 7 days a week Tel: 0800 111 999  Water Emergency 24 hrs, 7 days a week Tel: 0845 278 0845

Police  Bishops Waltham Police Station Bishops Waltham Police Station is located on Hoe Road. Tel: 01962 841534 Fax: 01962 874201

 Wickham Parish Council Clerk: Nicki Oliver Tel: 01329 835019 Email: clerk.wickham@parish. hants.gov.uk

 101 Service For non-Emergency Services Call Hampshire Police using: 101

 Hampshire County Council The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ www.hants.gov.uk Tel: 0845 603 5638 Winchester City Council City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ www.winchester.gov.uk Tel: 01962 840222

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 Meon Valley Community First Responders MVCFR covers an area bounded by the axes of West Meon/ Wickham (north-south) and Hambledon/Upper Swanmore (east-west). We comprise volunteers trained by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to respond to medical emergencies following receipt of a '999' call. New responders are always required; no previous experience is necessary but applicants must be aged 18+ with a full UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle. Having recently subsumed Wickham CFR, volunteers from the Wickham area are especially welcome. Contact: Rob Scott 01489 877800 or robmunroscott@aol.com.

 Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester, Hampshire Tel: 01962 863535  Southampton General Hospital Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD Tel: 02380 777222  Queen Alexandra Hospital Southwick Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY Tel: 02392 286000

Citizens Advice  Bishops Waltham Citizens Advice Bureau Well House, 2 Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AX. Tel: 03444 111306 (Advice Line) for appointments for ongoing cases: 01489 890940.  Wickham Citizens Advice Bureau Merry Go Roud Childrens Centre, Wickham Primary School, Buddens Road, Wickham, PO17 5HU To find your local Citizens Advice Bureau please visit: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

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 Durley Parish Council Clerk: Mrs Anne Collins Tel: 01489 860236 Email: durleypc@homecall.co.uk

Schools  Bishops Waltham Infant School Oak Road, Bishops Waltham. Tel: 01489 892375  Bishops Waltham Junior School Oak Road, Bishops Waltham. Tel: 01489 892368  Botley C.E Primary School 52 High Street, Botley. Tel: 01489 782308  Clanfield Junior School Little Hyden Lane, Clanfield. Tel: 02392 593209  Denmead Infant School Hambledon Road, Denmead. Tel: 02392 262717  Denmead Junior School Bere Road, Denmead. Tel: 02392 252735  Droxford Junior School Union Lane, Droxford. Tel: 01489 877537  Durley Primary School

Durley Brook Road, Durley. Tel: 01489 860207  East Meon C.E Primary School Chapel Street, East Meon. Tel: 01730 823218  Hambledon Primary School Church Lane, Hambledon. Tel: 02392 632440  Meonstoke C.E School Chapel Road, Meonstoke. Tel: 01489 877568  Newton Soberton Infant School Church Road, Newtown. Tel: 01329 833161  St John The Baptist C.E Primary School Solomons Lane, Waltham Chase. Tel: 01329 833141  Swanmore C.E Primary School Church Road, Swanmore. Tel: 01489 894555  Swanmore College (Secondary School) New Road, Swanmore. Tel: 01489 892256  Upham C.E Primary School Upham Street, Upham. Tel: 01489 860355  West Meon C.E Primary School Church Lane, West Meon. Tel: 01730 829213  Wickham C.E Primary School Buddens Road, Wickham. Tel: 01329 833065

Surgeries & Chemists  Bishops Waltham Surgery Lower Lane, Bishops Waltham bishopswalthamsurgery.nhs.uk Tel: 01489 892288  Droxford Surgery 35 The Park, Droxford Tel: 01489 877588  The Denmead Practice The Health Centre, Hambledon Road, Denmead denmeaddoctorssurgery.co.uk Tel: 02392 239630  Hambledon Surgery East Street, Hambledon Tel: 02392 632453  Lloyds Pharmacy High Street, Bishops Waltham Tel: 01489 892499  West Meon Surgery Doctors Lane,West Meon, GU32 1LR westmeon.gpsurgery.net Tel: 01730 829666  Wickham Surgery Mill Lane, Wickham www.wickhamsurgery.co.uk Tel: 01329 833121

Town & Village Halls  Botley Centre High Street, Botley, SO30 2ES Tel: 01489 784274  Clanfield Memorial Hall South Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0RB Tel: 07854 821338  Denmead Community Centre School Lane, Denmead, PO7 6LU Tel: 02392 256132  Droxford Village Hall The Square, Droxford, SO32 3QL  Durley Memorial Hall Durley Brook Road, SO32 2AR Tel: 01489 860236  East Meon Village Hall Workhouse Lane, East Meon, GU32 1PF  Hambledon Village Hall West Street, Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 4RW  Meonstoke Village Hall Committee Pound Lane, Meonstoke, SO32 3NP. Email: meonhallbookings@yahoo.co.uk  Jubilee Hall Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED. Tel: 01489 892323  Priory Park Elizabeth Way, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1SQ. Tel: 01489 892323  Soberton Village Hall School Hill, Soberton, SO32 3PF. www.sobertonvillagehall.co.uk  Upham Village Hall Lower Upham, Southampton, SO32 1HF. Tel: 07901 133199 uphamvillagehall.org.uk  Waltham Chase Village Hall Winchester Road, Waltham Chase SO32 2LX. Tel 07940 704676 walthamchasevillagehall.org.uk

Bus Services  Meon Valley Community Bus Association The Meon Valley Community Bus Association runs regular timetabled bus services. The drivers and organisers of the Association are all volunteers. If you have a bus pass then you can travel free - all bus passes accepted. Otherwise return fares to all destinations are £5 for adults. Children under 16 pay half and under 5s travel free. If you do not live directly on route, then why not consider 'Park & Ride' from Droxford Sqaure or Soberton Village Hall. There is ample parking at both locations. For more details and suggested stops please contact John Shorrocks: 01489 877499 or: john. shorrocks997@btinternet.com


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HampshireMum Two slices of cake I t’s not every day you have an epiphany in beach tent, but if you’re going to have one I suggest that there are few places better than a sunny Cornish beach, sheltering from the seagulls, pasty in hand.

Ah Cornwall, what is it about that county? I’ve lived there and know most of the pitfalls of Cornish life for the ‘up country emit’. Yet The Husband and I are drawn back time after time and Stars I and II love it. I have a file entitled ‘Cornish Dreams’ on my desktop and troll through endless details of houses for sale, and when no one’s home I play my CD ‘Sounds of the Cornish Coast’, crashing waves gusting wind and screeching gulls. An acquired taste I grant you, but it’s good to dream… While in North Cornwall last time, I had decided that Star I and II required a bit of culture in between bouts of surfing so we set off for the glorious cliff top amphitheatre that is the Minack Theatre. Now one of the things I had conveniently forgotten about that part of the world is navigating the labyrinth of lanes that twist this way and that, lined with lush green and wild flowers that hide unforgiving granite walls.The shortest journey can seem like an eternity, there was silence from the back seat as The Husband swung us around hairpin bends, “ This is great! I’d forgotten about the roads!” I’d never felt so nauseous…. but oh-so worth it to be seated at the Minack gazing out at the sunset.Yet that journey brought back memories of living in coastal Cornwall and forgetting to buy milk- a ‘short’ trip to the shop…I may be some time. So back in the beach tent clutching my crust, I realised what I’m about is the best bits.Yes, what I would like is the perfect cottage, beach, scenery and art preferably in one place! And there on that

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day was exactly what we had plus a pasty! But then on holiday, if you’re fortunate, that’s what you get, the best bits, the fantasy and of course the memories. At that point Star I arrived with ice cream and lattes, (more best bits), and a thought occurred to me.What if we lived here and found our Market Town home on a holiday in Hampshire? Hampshire with its rolling hills, ancient cart tracks, beech woods, crystal clear chalk streams and rivers where trout jump on cool summers evenings.Thatched villages concealing country pubs, Georgian streets, a Cathedral City and a history rich in Saxon Kings, maritime glory and ancient myth. Not forgetting the profusion of arts and pride in traditional fare. Of course, like Cornwall, it has its bad bits – over development, the rude arrogance of new money and parking to name a few and there is no doubt that Hampshire has its social problems the same as anywhere. But if we found our Market Town on holiday we probably wouldn’t want to leave.The truth of it is that we live in a best bit; I have all I want in a place that is in my soul. If I moved to Cornwall I know I would dream of the best bits of Hampshire because that’s what I did when I lived in a coastal cottage. I worried about my epiphany, only wanting the best bits means I spend most of my life with my head in the sand but I guess that’s preferable to many I can think of who have theirs somewhere entirely different! Well yes, you’re right I want my cake and eat it too but with a huge dollop of clotted cream. Sandra Pagan


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Blending coral and blue brings a sophisticated, Mediterranean aesthetic into the home. Coral is synonymous with spring and summer, but by combining it with blue, it is given a multiseasonal approach. Mint is a complementary colour for both shades and introduces a colour pop to this scheme. The designers at Pat Staples Interiors, based in the pretty market town of Bishops Waltham, are more than happy to help you pick out the best shades for your interiors. They hold a huge range of furnishing fabrics from all the best known manufacturers such as Jane Churchill, Designers Guild, Sanderson and Romo. For your walls and woodwork they select and supply top quality Sanderson’s paint, with more than 1350 colours, now available with next day delivery, direct to your door!

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O Bishop's Waltham Photographic Society Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society is a small club that meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham at 7.30pm. For further information: bishopswalthamphotosociety.co.uk O Bishop's Bells Handbell Team Using the Victorian handbells belonging to St Peters Church, we play regularly both at our weekly practices and at venues throughout Hampshire. Practices are weekly on Tuesdays from approx. 7.30pm to 9.00pm at St Peters Church. All ages welcome, no experience necessary! Contact Sandy Foster to find out more: 01489 890334 O Hambledon Folk Club Second Wednesday each month 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm All gigs (except January):Venue: The Youth Hut, Hambledon PO7 4RW (adjacent Village Hall). Drinks from Vine Pub (next door) or bring your own (tea/coffee available at club).Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s/students) For more information: www. hambledonfolkclub.co.uk. For reservations phone: 02392 632719 or email folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk O Jubilee Writers We are a friendly group of enthusiastic writers who enjoy writing short stories, novels, poetry, articles, sketches, travelogues etc. Our abilities range from absolute beginners to those with more experience and our aim is to support and encourage members in their writing. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month between 2 and 4pm in St Peter’s Stables, Bishops Waltham. A £40 annual subscription fee is charged but anyone interested is welcome to attend 1 or 2 meetings before joining. For more details ring 01489 892224 or e-mail: jubileewriters@live.co.uk O Meon Valley Flower Club The Meon Valley Flower Club is affiliated to the Wessex and Jersey area of NAFAS (The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies).This year we are usually meeting at 2pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Meonhall in Meonstoke. New members would be very welcome indeed, but anyone can join us as a visitor. Our yearly programme includes flower arrangements by NAFAS area demonstrators, workshops, speakers and garden visits. For more information please phone our Chair Alison Bartlett 0239 2632366 O Meon Voices Choir Weekly practices are held in the United Free Church, Basingwell Street, Bishop’s Waltham each Monday 7.30 – 9.30, September – December and January – March/ April.There are no auditions and you do not need to be able to read music, but it helps.We sing a wide range of

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music usually in 4-part harmony, for example traditional folk songs, negro spirituals, melodies from musicals, classic popular music and some choral pieces. For further information please contact Phil: 01489 579078 or email coundleypj@yahoo.com or add Maureen 01489890335 email alan@agbuckland.plus.com. O The New Music Makers SATB Choir Our central rehearsal hall, for singers from a wide area, is Methodist Church Hall, Hedge End. Rehearsals 7.30pm - 10 pm.We sing a wide genre of music at venues from Winchester Cathedral, Berry Theatre to smaller local clubs and societies with an annual Christmas and Summer concert. No need to read music, all you need to do is 'hold a tune' with help from CDs/online player/choir buddy. Contact Lin on 023 8045 4285 or our website www.newmusicmakers.com to join this fun, vibrant choir of 40 years standing.

Other Clubs / Societies O Bishop's Waltham Bridge Club We are a small, friendly club that meets every Wednesday evening at Priory Court,Winchester Road, Bishop’s Waltham. Play starts at 7pm and continues until 10pm. Improving and occasional players are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. If you would like to come along, please call Roger Robinson (Chairman) on 01489 877504, or Phil White (treasurer) on 01489 896877. O Bishop's Waltham Community First Responders BWCFR are volunteers locally, trained by the Ambulance service to attend life threatening emergencies before an ambulance attends.We cover the 5mile radius of B/Waltham, Swanmore/Waltham Chase and when required outlying areas. Use of own car and cover 5 or more hours/wk, mileage is reimbursed. A lively group of all ages, experience and backgrounds, who gain great satisfaction from helping their local residents. Swanmore Responders needed to span our area. For more info; Di Mclean 01489 891911. O Bishop's Waltham Gateway Club We provide a social club for people with learning disabilities over the age of 16.We meet in St Peter's Church Hall, Free Street, Bishops Waltham SO32 1EE on the first and third Monday's of the month (except August and Bank Holidays) between 7 and 9pm. More information can be found on our website www. bwgateway.org. If you need any more information contact Vee or Brian on 01489 895767. O Bishop's Waltham Gardening Club The Club holds 9 evening meetings a year, free to members, with speakers on a diverse range of horticulturally related topics, plus social events, outings and Shows.We also manage

the Bishops Waltham allotment site where there is a sales Shed.The Club welcomes new members and visitors to meetings whether you are an experienced, novice or armchair gardener! Visit our new website at www.bwgc.org.uk. O Bishop's Waltham Rotary Club We are a group of like minded professional people who meet once a week to not only to give something back to the community in which we live and work, but to organise charity events, socialise, network and have a meal! We are currently looking for new members so if you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please get in touch via our website www.bishopswalthamrotary.org. uk.We meet Thursday evenings at East Horton Golf Club. bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk O Meon Ladies We are a social group running out of Meonstoke Village Hall.We meet on various Thursday evenings thorugh the year and our purpose is to educate, entertain and offer people to make new friends and catch up with old. Call Libby Soar on 01489 878704 for details or simply to turn up! Events are advertised on village notice boards, and through email.To join our distribution list please email Sarah Snowdon on: sarah.snowdon@ live.com O Meon Valley Garden Club The Meon Valley Garden Club has been in existence for over 100 years, although up to twenty years ago it was known as the Meon Valley Flower Show Society. It is a friendly and sociable group, drawing its membership from the villages of the Meon Valley and further afield including Horndean, Fareham, Southampton and Portsmouth. Annual membership fee of just £3. For more information please visit: www.meon-valley-garden-club.co.uk O Waltham Priory Probus Club A friendly club for retired/semiretired men and women. Meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Brook House Country Club in Brook Lane, Botley. Meetings take place between 10:15 - 11am for coffee followed by a speaker. A lunch follows coffee and there is a bar available.We also organise outings/ social events. For more information please call Janet Gibson on 01489 783386. O Wickham Twinning Association Open to residents of Wickham and neighbouring villages, the Association is twinned with Viller-sur-Mer in Normandy and organises reciprocal visits between the two communities This year we are welcoming our French friends to England on the weekend of May 6th-8th.We are always looking for people to act as hosts for some of the French visitors. Anyone who would like to join the Association or are just interested in welcoming some lovely French people into their home please contact Keith Best on 01489 891163

for more information. O Zero 4 Probus Club A mixed club of retired professional and business men & women, which meets on the third Monday of each month for a talk, lunch and social interaction in Botley Masonic Centre, Brook Lane, Botley. For more details visit our web site https:// zero4probusclub.weebly.com or contact Malcolm Watson on 01489 891875 or 07926925466.

Senior Citizens O Singing for Fun Come and sing your favourite songs and learn some new ones. No talent required. First and Third Friday of the month (except August) 2pm - 3.30pm at The Stables, Bishops Waltham. Ages 40 - 90, people with disabilities especially welcome. Cost £1 per session, includes refreshments. For further information contact Annabel on 01489 877130 or 07732 329792 or just turn up.

Sports Clubs O Bishop's Waltham Badminton Club Our club meets at the Jubilee Hall on a Monday evening from 7pm until 9.30pm.We are always looking for new members who are of an intermediate standard and above and would be pleased for you to try us out. For further info see www. bishopswalthambc.com O Bishop's Waltham Cricket Club Male and female players of all abilities and aged over 8 years are welcome. We run 3 adult Hampshire Cricket League teams, a Sunday friendly team, a midweek league team, 2 winter indoor teams and young cricketers teams in under 9,11,13 and 15 age groups. bishopswaltham. play-cricket.com O Meon Valley Bowling Club New people, from complete beginners to seasoned league players are most welcome, and we provide equipment to borrow; and fully qualified coaching for beginners and improvers.We bowl outdoors from mid-April until late September; and indoors on for the rest of the year. Tel: 01489 891871, email: meonbowls@live.co.uk www.meonvalleybowls.org.uk O Tuesday Night Badminton Club We meet every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm in the Jubilee Hall, Bishop's Waltham.We are always pleased to welcome new players. Therefore if you have experience of playing badminton and would like to join us please call 01489 896738 for more information.


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COMMU N IT Y HOME ISSU E 1 3 | OCTOBE R

Community SAVE OUR PUBLIC PARKS

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arks are for everyone. On a summer’s day they’re filled with families enjoying the sunshine and kids having a kick-about with their friends. If they aren’t protected they could be sold to private companies - forcing us to pay to visit them and destroying their magic. Or they could be closed and lost completely. The MPs are holding a consultation to ask the public their opinion, but it closes soon. If MPs don’t hear from us, we could be left with a woolly plan that doesn’t fix the problem. But a huge petition, launched today, demanding the government takes responsibility for looking after our parks, would be hard for them to ignore. It’s the first step in protecting our parks, and showing they matter to us all. Get involved The parliamentary committee wants to encourage as many people as possible to contribute to an inquiry. In addition to a face-to-face survey in parks across the country, the Committee is organising an online survey, web forums and a Twitter hashtag, #myparkmatters, where people can let the Committee know why they value their local parks. The Committee will also be working with the House of Commons Education Service's network of Teacher Ambassadors to engage with children and young people. The 75 Teacher Ambassadors, representing schools from across the country, will be asked to encourage their classes to think about what their local parks mean to them and their communities, and to share their views with the Committee. Key facts There are an estimated 27,000 public parks in Britain Local authorities have no statutory duty to fund and maintain public parks. A 2014 report by the Heritage Lottery Fund found 86 per cent of parks managers had seen cuts to their budgets since 2010. An estimated 2.6bn visits are made to public parks each year. For more information on the public parks enquiry visit: www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committeesa-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-governmentcommittee/news-parliament-2015/public-parks-launch-16-17/ Local authorities have a set of “statutory duties” that they have to fulfil and protect. Things like what they prioritise in funding, and what services are their responsibility. Right now, nobody has the responsibility for looking after our parks and green spaces, so local councils see them as an opportunity to move money into other services, or even to make money. By making parks a statutory duty, it would be a legal requirement for them to be protected. Data.gov.uk: Statutory duties placed on local government: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/statutory-duties-placed-on-localgovernment You can sign a petition now and demand that looking after our parks is made a legal requirement by the government? Simply visit this link and sign the petition. https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1355

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BILL BRYSON TRAVELS TO WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

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ill Bryson received his British citizenship in Winchester and now Bill Bryson is coming back to the City to talk about his life and his work, at an event in Winchester Cathedral on 12th October 2016, 7.30pm.

The Friends of Winchester Cathedral’s Annual Lecture – which has previously boasted speakers as diverse as Kate Adie, Joanna Lumley and David Starkey – will enjoy a journey through Mr Bryson’s life and travels, peppered with many of his wry observations and anecdotes. From Iowa to Hampshire, Mr Bryson’s life has much to entertain the listener – journalist at Bournemouth Daily Echo, Chancellor of Durham University, President of the Campaign for Rural England, author of many much-loved books. Through it all, his observations of British life have amused and delighted readers across the world. As a fan of historic churches and a resident of Hampshire, Mr Bryson is very pleased to be appearing at the event, which will raise money for the Friends of Winchester Cathedral, a charity which supports many essential ingredients of Cathedral life – from the work of the stonemasons to the girls’ choir. Tickets priced at £20 (£15 for Friends of the Cathedral) are available at the Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275, www.winchestercathedral.org.uk

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Church Services Catholic Church of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Bishop's Waltham

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SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Morning Worship 09.15 Informal Service

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SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 10.30 Matins SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion

St. Mary & All Saints' Droxford

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 10.30 Harvest Festival SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 09.45 Informal

All-Age Service

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion

St. Peter & St. Paul Exton

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 10.30 Family Communion

St. Andrew's Church Meonstoke

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 10.30 Harvest Festival SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 18.30 Taize SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 09.30 All Age Service SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 10.30 Patronal

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Methodist Church Swanmore

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 10.30 Service with

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Service 18.00 Service at Shirrell Heath Methodist Church SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Service with

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SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service

St Barnabas Swanmore

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Family Service 18.30 Evening Prayer SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist 18.30 Evening Prayer SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Family Time 18.30 Evening Prayer SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist 18.30 Evening Prayer SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist 18.30 All Souls' Service

of Remembrance

WEEKDAYS (EXCEPT MONDAY) 08.00 Morning Prayer WEDNESDAYS 10.30 Eucharist SATURDAYS 12.00 Midday Prayer

The Church of The Blessed Mary Upham

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 11.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 11.00 Family Service 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 11.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 11.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 11.00 Matins

The Church of Our Lady Warnford

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 09.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 09.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 09.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 09.00 Mattins SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 10.30 Cluster

Communion 15.00 Commemoration of

the Faithful Departed SATURDAYS (EXCEPT 15) 09.00 Morning Prayer

St. John the Evangelist West Meon

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 All Age Worship SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 10.30 Parish Communion SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 10.30 Service of the Word SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 10.30 Parish Communion WEDS & THURS (EXCEPT 12 & 13) 09.00 Morning Prayer If you find your church service is not featured here and would like it to be, please email: editor@ forumpublications. co.uk with your monthly schedule


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hat more do you want? How many times has an apology been received in that way and how do you feel when your child for example says, ’oh sorrrrry’ without any conviction. Not only is it insincere but it is also disrespectful. You would more than likely chastise your offspring or feel differently toward a friend. In the workplace an employee, or employer for that matter, displaying that same lack of genuine apology and disrespect too many times would no doubt be cautioned by HR or voted out. Lets face it we’ve all made mistakes, we are only human after all, generally we feel awful and eager to make amends with a heart felt apology, flowers, chocolates or a pint - whatever appeases your particular conscience. Yet recently ‘apologies’ from those in authority, whether in Government or business, exposed by the media are no more than tokens, a ‘get out of jail free’ card. They say the most outrageous things that would be considered

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slanderous in the real world whilst their incompetence and ability to whitewash seem boundless. Having been exposed, they often have the audacity to employ some unfortunate representative to ‘apologise’ on their behalf. How often do we listen to an irksome statement read on behalf of-‘X’ who is ‘extremely sorry for any offence caused and has learnt some valuable lessons’ as it frequently goes. Well ‘X’ should have the courage to apologise publically, but no, they are too busy negotiating a pay off. Some even manage to keep their positions, or are moved to a new job for which they have suddenly become uniquely qualified to do despite their wrongdoing. Meanwhile another plays sacrificial lamb, resigning for the sake of public appeasement, apologising profusely and taking the blame by covering for another. The public, far from being fooled are left incredulous. Turns out a true sorry, like the songs says, is the hardest word. What do you think? - GG


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Community UPPARK: A TRANQUIL AND INTIMATE 18TH-CENTURY HOUSE - AUTUMN EVENTS CELEBRATING HG WELLS

Star-gazing at Uppark - 8 October Famous sci-fi writer HG Wells loved stargazing through his telescope when he was a boy at Uppark. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, Uppark is hosting an evening with the South Downs Planetarium. Join the National Trust team and spend an evening searching the skies for Venus, Mars and Saturn as well as autumn stars, culminating in an outdoor planetarium show. 6.15pm – 9.30pm, adult ticket: £10, child ticket: £5, book on 03442 491895. Monsters and Martians: Halloween Trail: Saturday 22 October – Sunday 30 October Monsters are lurking in the depths of the tunnels of Uppark this half term. Are you brave enough to seek them out? Get the whole family involved in our HG Wells inspired family trail and see if you can find all the monsters causing mayhem. Suggested donation £1 per trail. 10am – 4pm Normal Admission applies Evening lecture: H G Wells - A look at the man behind the Martians: Friday 11 November Join the Senior Lecturer in English Literature from University of Portsmouth at this fun and informative talk about H G Wells and how his writing is still relevant today. 6pm -7.30pm. £10 per ticket - book on 03442 491895.

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erched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark House, near Petersfield, commands views as far south as the English Channel. Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to play and relax with a picnic. The nearby woodland is great for exploring and den-building. Uppark's Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the grim ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. A highlight of our collection is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country. Due to its high elevation Uppark is exposed to extremes of weather particularly in the winter months. This can lead to closure of the property at short notice. To avoid disappointment please call to check that Uppark is open before setting out.

Martians and Time Machines: Uppark House celebrates HG Wells - upcoming events

Until 27 November find out how Uppark inspired the work of one of our most famous sci-fi novelists, with a season of talks, tours, Hallowe’en trails and star-gazing evenings. Join us this autumn as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of HG Wells, author of novels including The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man. Wells spent some of his youth at Uppark, where his mother was Housekeeper. He loved stargazing through his telescope from the top of the house and visiting the well-stocked library. His time at Uppark helped influence his social and political views, career and writing. 28

Uppark House & Gardens Tel: 01730 825415 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uppark-house-and-garden Uppark House & Gardens, South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5QR

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Community BISHOP’S WALTHAM ROTARY CLUB: POLIO ERADICATION 2016

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otary is a world-wide organisation, and through its world-wide efforts and those of its partners, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries through the Rotary PolioPlus programme. In 1988, polio paralyzed more than 1,000 children worldwide every day and 125 countries were polio-endemic. Rotary started the PolioPlus Programme, to fund and support National Immunization Days in polio-endemic countries, and raised nearly $220 million in contributions. In 2007 Rotary entered into a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and in 2013 the Gates Foundation offered to match Rotary’s

contributions for polio eradication 2-to1 for five years (up to $35 million per year). Since 1988, the global incidence of polio cases has decreased by 99 percent. In March 2014 India was declared poliofree. As of February 2015, Africa had no new cases of wild poliovirus in six months. Polio is now endemic in just two countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Although the number of polio cases have fallen 99% since 1988, eliminating the final 1% of cases could prove particularly challenging, given that the Taliban has banned vaccinations in parts of those countries that it controls. We must now support the efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan so they soon join the poliofree world. If you would like to be a

£1,500 IN THE BAG FOR CHARITY THANKS TO GARSONS OF TITCHFIELD

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amily-run garden centre Garsons of Titchfield has donated more than £1,500 to the Marine Conservation Society this month through a voluntary 5p charge on plastic carrier bags. The proceeds from sales of bags at Garsons Titchfield and its sister site at Esher in Surrey will go towards protecting marine wildlife and habitats around the UK. Although Garsons is not legally required to charge for plastic bags,

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director Ben Thompson explains that they want to encourage shoppers to choose sustainable, reusable bags. "We are very conscious of the ecological impact our business has on the environment, and we try to protect it any way we can," he says. "Plastic bags are a huge problem in our seas, which is why the money we're raising through our bag charge is going to the Marine Conservation Society. The charity has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the devastating effects discarded plastic bags have on marine life, and we're proud to support them in their work." A total of £1,566.80 was raised between October 2015 and March 2016 through the 5p charge, and Garsons says it has seen a significant reduction in the number of plastic bags used by its customers. "Whilst it's fantastic to be able to raise money for charity, the ideal situation would be that we see fewer and fewer single-use bags being used," says Ben. "Luckily, our customers are very supportive of our efforts, and those who forget

part of history and help Rotary achieve a polio-free world, contact us through our website: www.Bishopswalthamrotary. org.uk Bishop’s Waltham Rotary Awards Bob Glibbery and Colin Carter of Bishop’s Waltham Rotary recently received recognition for their outstanding contributions in support of Rotary. The Paul Harris Fellow recognises outstanding contribution of members and is the highest level of recognition that Rotary can make. Road Race and Fun Run Despite our best endeavours, we had to cancel this year’s annual Road Race and Fun Run. There is a need for an adjudicator and doctor, and unfortunately the people we had reserved had to back out and we were unable to replace them at this late stage. Our most sincere apologies go to everyone who was looking forward to the race, and also to all the local newspapers and magazines that published details of the race just before it had to be cancelled. For more information visit: www. bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk

to bring their own bags don't mind paying the 5p charge because they know it's going to a worthy cause. We hope that we'll see a continued drop in the number of single-use bags we sell over the next six months and into the future, and an increase in the number of reusable bags our customers buy." The Marine Conservation Society is particularly concerned about plastic bags ending up in our seas and oceans, as they represent a huge danger to marine life. Animals like turtles can often mistake floating plastic bags for jellyfish and try to eat them, resulting in the plastic bags blocking their digestive systems and ultimately leading to their death. "Garsons is proud to be backing the Marine Conservation Society in their efforts to remove the scourge of plastic litter from our seas and beaches," adds Ben. "This is an important part of our wider charitable efforts, which customers can find out about when they visit us." Garson Farm, Fontley Road, Titchfield, Fareham, PO15 6QX www.Garsons.co.uk


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CHRIS NUTT’S GARDENING COLUMN

cannas. Clean the plant removing all foliage and as much soil as possible. Store them in dry compost over winter in a frost free shed or greenhouse. • Prune climbing roses, and in exposed positions prune back any whippy growth on shrub roses by one third to prevent damage from wind-rock. • Plant garlic cloves, break the bulbs into individual cloves and plant 2.5 – 5cm deep in soil enriched with garden compost. Chris Nutt: Garden Designer To contact Chris for advice call: 07765 692396 or email chris.nutt2@btinternet.com

HINTON AMPNER IN AUTUMN

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ith temperatures cooling rapidly pots and hanging baskets planted for the summer are now looking past their best and it is time to either put plants such as fuchsias and geraniums into the greenhouse for the winter or consign them to the compost bin. This creates an opportunity to refill the containers with plants and bulbs for a winter display that will last until next year. Start by refreshing the compost in the container, the old compost can be used as a mulch to protect less hardy perennials (see below), but will be exhausted of nutrients. The next step is to choose the plants for the new display there are many options but here are some ideas to consider.

Winter Beddings Plants

For some flowering interest add Cyclamen, winter flowering pansy, viola, primula and polyanthus which all flower during mild weather.

Evergreen Shrubs

These make a good focal point in the container as they retain their leaves and provide structure in the display, snowberry (Gaultheria), Skimmia, Hebe, Euonymus, box (Buxus), bay (Laurus nobilis) and Pittosporum are all good options.

Bulbs

These can be added during the planting process to extend the interest, Narcissus, Muscari, Tulipa and Iris will all add colour in the Spring. Other plants to consider are Heuchera which have evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage in a range of colours from green too plum, and ornamental grasses such as Carex which will create movement and a contrast of texture.

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his Autumn, discover ancient oaks and walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers. With over 700 years of history, our parkland is well worth exploring. Dogs are welcome in our parkland all year round. Pick up a map showing all our dog friendly zones from Visitor Reception. Please help us by keeping your dogs on leads and picking up after them. On your visit discover how the Roundheads set up camp in our parkland during the Battle of Cheriton, 1644, a pivotal battle in the English Civil War. The entire battle could be seen from old Hinton Ampner House.

Autumn Events

Conservation In Action Monday 3 October - 10am - 4.30pm See conservation work being carried out during the day. This work used to happen behind closed doors. Covering different topics such as books, ceramics, fabric and stone. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply. Autumn colour walk Wednesday 26 October & Saturday 5 November 10.30am - 12.30pm Enjoy the spectrum of autumn colour in this 2 hour guided walk around our estate. Hues of red, gold and bronze blanket woodlands, fields and forests across the region from mid-October. Join our head gardener for a an informal walk and talk about the Hinton estate and how we take care of it. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event. Price: £10. For booking and further information, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner or call: 01962 771305

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Jobs for the month: • Cut back herbaceous perennials as they finish flowering. Plants such as Penstemons and Verbena are less hardy and should be cut back by about a third now leaving some foliage for winter protection. Trim them down to the base in late April or early May, this will ensure that any new shoots are protected from frost. • Plant bulbs such as Narcissus,Crocus and Alliums now but wait until November to plants Tulips. • Lift summer flowering tubers and rhizomes such as dahlias and

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SPOOKY NIGHTS AT STANSTED PARK! 29TH, 30TH & 31ST OCTOBER

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ow in its third year, Halloween at Stansted Park is really finding its feet - come on down for a chance to be part of the carnival atmosphere that envelopes the estate and join in the delightfully wicked festivities.

What to expect for Halloween at Stansted Park The Haunted Mansion: This year we have a 'Fairy-tale' theme in the Servants' Quarters, where each room will be dressed to show a different story. Can you guess which one it is? Make sure you have your cameras ready for some fab photo opprtunities! Search the Arboretum for our friendly ghosts, can you spy them all?

Ghost Train: Stansted Park Light Railway will be running through the Arboretum in the misty darkness, watch out for spooks along the way! (A small extra charge applies) Tickets are £8 per person. Family Tickets (2+2) £30 / (2+3) £35 (under 3s FREE). For more information and booking, please visit www.stanstedpark.co.uk/events/halloween.html Stansted House Tel: 02392 412265 www.stanstedpark.co.uk Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle PO9 6DX

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A DVER TORIAL ISSUE 13 | OCTOBER

A History of

Marwell Outdoor Activity Centre

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arwell Outdoor Activity Centre, one of the souths leading outdoor and indoor activity specialists. Set in 65 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, the centre has at least 25 activities on offer. Founded by teacher couple Colin and Viky Cooper in 1979, the family business began by offering activities to Scout and Guide groups and running day camp activities to keep local children busy throughout the summer holidays. Built on the site of a WW2 airfield and Spitfire workshop, remnants of its past can still been seen on site today. As the business began to develop and grow the operational side of the business transferred to their son, Digby John Cooper. Since then the site has seen vast expansion in all areas of the business and now boasts its own Bistro café, indoor soft play barn, bunkhouses, luxury Hoseason Lodges and Safari Village. The activity side has boomed as well as we now offer children’s parties, daily and residential activity programs for schools, youth groups and corporate groups as well as private bookings.

years running. These top of the range Japanese larch clad lodges all boast private jacuzzi hot tubs, newly furbished interiors and all the latest mod cons. On a warm summer’s evening you can catch the stunning sunsets melting into the picturesque tree line surroundings.

“Marwell Lodges has beautiful surroundings, excellent staff and immaculate accommodation.” This year has also seen the addition of our glamping style safari village. 4 family tents and 7 group tents complete with clubhouse and brand new toilet and shower facilities. The majority of the summer they were occupied by NCS, national citizenship services, a government led youth development programme where teenagers are encouraged to overcome challenges and support their community. This development helped us to employ an additional 25 local staff and support the development of over 800 teenagers nationwide.

Adventure Barn

Est 2005 The adventure barn hosts Coopers Creek Bistro and Marwell’s very own indoor soft play centre. Available for private hire, hosted birthday parties or a cosy family get together. Famous for our Marwell burgers, Sunday roasts and daily specials, all home made on site.

Christmas 2016

New for 2016 The Adventure Barn presents A Magical Christmas, an experience for all to enjoy.Visit Santa and his elves in our traditional grotto. Sample some seasonal treats or slip on some skates and glide across our state of the art synthetic ice rink.

Expansion and Business Growth

Our luxury lodges have proved a roaring success, winning the Hoseasons best lodge development (southern department) for 2

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Calendar WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER Pete Coe plays Hambledon Folk Club Back in Hambledon by popular demand, Pete Code ("A one man folk industry" - BBC Radio 2) brings his instrumental versatility to the club: playing bouzouki, mountain dulcimer, banjo and melodeon, Pete can handle anything from the traditional ballad to comic material. He is also an impressive step-dancer who can sing, play and dance all at once! www.hambledon-hants.com/ Hambledon%20Folk%20Club.htm

LEISURE ISSUE 13 | OCTOBER

Leisure

SAMHAIN CELEBRATIONS AT BUTSER Samhain Festival

Friday 21 October Join us for a day of celebrations on one of the spookiest days of the year… Samhain is one of the most important dates in the Pagan calendar as it marks the Day of the Dead, when the veils between this world and the next are at their thinnest. Many also believe it is the date of Celtic New Year! In the afternoon, families can complete the ‘Spirit Hunt’ around the farm, and at 2pm we have storytelling in the big roundhouse. Normal admission rates apply for the afternoon activities. In the evening, 7-10pm, adults can join us for a special night in the roundhouse with storytelling, live music and a bar. Tickets for the evening event are £15 and can be pre-booked online.

Samhain Storytelling

Wednesday 26 October Join us in the roundhouse for an afternoon of storytelling with Fayebles. In the past we have heard all about Fairy Bigtoe and her adventures… What will she get up to this time? You can also take part in the Spirit Hunt around the farm. Suitable for all the family. 36

Fright Night

Saturday 29 October Following on the success of last year’s event, Butser are once again bringing terror to the farm. With three different experiences all designed to make you face your fears, why not come along and see if you are as brave as you think you are? More jumps, more screams and more scares! This years event asks you to face your fears in our three separate interactive experiences: Pulling Teeth, Lights Out and Toybox. Can you find the exit before your time runs out? You will be guided round the event in groups of 15 and the whole experience will last approximately 45 minutes. There will be a bar on site for Dutch courage beforehand and for settling nerves afterwards. Due to content we strongly recommend that this event is for those aged 16 and over. However, at their parents’ discretion, we will welcome those aged 12-15 provided that they are accompanied by an adult. To book please visit the website Tel: 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER Annual Bridge Tea with Winchester GoLD From 2pm - 5pm at The White House, Main Road, Littleton, Winchester, SO22 6QS. Come and join us for a friendly competition and a gorgeous homemade tea.To book a table (£50 per table), or make a donation please contact Gimma at: gimmamacp@aol.com or telephone 01962 884098 SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER Mayor of Winchester's Charities present: Organ & Piano Duo Concert 7.30pm at St John's Church, Alresford. Featuring the fantastic talents of internationally renowned organist Thomas Trotter and pianist Roger Owens.The concert will include Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto and other virtuosic show pieces. Bar open from 6.30pm.Tickets: £15 (adults), £10 (students) available from Winchester Tourist Information Centre and Six West, Alresford. Also available online at www.mayorofwinchesterscharities. co.uk SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER Denmead Beer Festival 7.30pm - 11.30pm at Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU.Tickets £9 includes souvenir glass tankard & complimentary drink With over 20 real ales, plus a selection of wines, cider and soft drinks Live music from "No More Excuses" Raffle and BBQ. Tickets available from Denmead Community Centre: Tel: 02392 256132


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BOO AT THE ZOO From Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October Bring your little monsters to Marwell Zoo this half term for a spooktacular time! Take part in our pumpkin carving competition for a chance to win a terrific tiger adoption - but keep your eyes peeled for Dracula skulking around the park! Come and join our spooky sisters for some creepy storytelling in their enchanted cave, take part in our pumpkin trail and learn how to fly at our broom flying lessons. Marwell Zoo, Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JH

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN DAY Monday 31 October, 10am - 5pm At Langrish House. In aid of Dreams Come True. Free Admission (for adults & children). Most Frightening Halloween Character Competition (for adults & children). Scary Hairy Hairdos (for adults & children. Photo Competition (for adults & children. Bring your Pumpkin Carving to the judges for our competition (for adults & children). Trick or Treat Lucky Dip (for adults & children). Raffle (for adults & children). Refreshments available. Fun filled activities for the whole family – and other interesting things. We are proud to be associated with “Dreams Come True” Children’s Charity and thank you in advance

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for your donations. Langrish House, House, Langrish, Petersfield GU32 1RN

GHOST HUNT AT MANOR FARM Friday 28 October This Halloween join Supernatural Tours as they explore an exciting new venue. Help us search for paranormal activity using a variety of experiments. Manor Farm was once an isolated 15th Century farmhouse with its ancient duck pond and neighbouring St Bartholomew’s Church being mentioned in the Domesday Book. The location was a working farm for over 600 years making it an ideal site for the BBC to film its historical drama Wartime Farm here in 2012. Staff and visitors often report strange smells and poltergeist activity such as doors closing as well as unexplained knocks and tapping. Some have seen full body apparitions, could these be the monks who travelled from Beaulieu to Netley Abbey via the deconsecrated church. Will you be lucky enough to experience the ghosts of children playing? £34.00 per person, 8.30pm-2.00am. Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, SO31 1BH. Contact telephone: 07516 103947. www.supernaturaltours.co.uk

FAMILY FRIENDLY WINCHESTER GHOST WALK Monday 29 October Join Winchester's official tourist guides for their ever popular feast of ghosts

and ghastly goings-on for Halloween... come dressed for the part if you like! The tour last approximatley 90 minutes and departs the tourist information centre at 6:30pm. Tel: 01962 840500

ADULT ONLY WINCHESTER GHOST WALK Monday 31 October Get ready to discover the ghosts of Winchester in this Ultimate Ghost Walk Experience! Our guides will take you on a journey around the city's historic streets sharing its many secrets with you.You'll hear about the bloody plots of treason, horrific deaths and tales of dark deeds that all took place. Along the way you will encounters some of the city's tormented souls who tell you their stories. Prepare to meet Lady Lisle who spent her final night in Winchester before being publicly executed and prepare to find out about the bloody curdling accounts of Winchester Prison. The tour starts in one of the oldest pubs in the UK, The Royal Oak. We will be meeting downstairs where you can purchase drinks before we set off around Winchester. The walk will take around an hour before finishing back at the Royal Oak where you can join us back down stairs and have a chat about your experiences with our team. The bar will still be open so you can purchase refreshments. From 8.30pm £6.00 per person. Royal Oak Passage, Winchester Hampshire, SO23 9AU. For bookings or to check latest times or cancellations call: 07516 103947. www.supernaturaltours.co.uk


Hampshire Christmas Fair

Rookesbury Park, Southwick Road, Wickham, PO17 6HT

Wednesday 9 November 2016 Hampshire Christmas Fair 9.30am - 3.30pm

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Quality and individuality Wednesday 9 November 2016 Entrance: £6 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Bring your friends Coffee/Lunch in the café

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Community THE FORUM MAGAZINE HAS A NEW WEBSITE

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hack! I flail at the air with a rolledup newspaper, but only manage to slap myself on the leg. A mosquito is buzzing round the bedroom and I know that unless I defeat this irritating insect I’ll wake up covered in bites. That’s assuming I get any sleep at all with that persistent droning in my ear. To be honest, I’m surprised to be pestered by ‘mozzies’ this late in the year, but according to Public Health England (PHE) our warmer, wetter summers are ideal for the 34 species found in Britain. 2016 has been particularly bad with a soggy June, followed by a warm July and August. PHE’s surveillance of these biting bugs involves setting mosquito traps across the country from mid-April to mid-October. If, like me, you’re bitten in the autumn, it’s most likely to be by the most common variety. If it stays still, you might notice its striped legs and scaly wings which, from a distance, look spotted. I’d rather not get up close and personal, but the mosquito has other ideas. She (and apparently it’s always a female which feeds indoors) swoops onto my arm, latching on before I manage to swat her away. Her tastes range to most invertebrates, so pets can get bitten too – although our tabby is dozing undisturbed. With a sharp jab of her proboscis, the mosquito sucks up blood to absorb protein needed to develop her eggs, injecting saliva to prevent the blood from clotting. She’s not fussy about blood group or skin colour, but is particularly attracted to warmer bodies, so pregnant women are frequent targets. And if you run or cycle, especially at dusk, make sure you cover up. Mosquitoes love both the lactic acid and the carbon dioxide we produce during exercise. I stand in the middle of the room, weapon poised; the buzzing has stopped. Perhaps the mosquito has decided to attack another member of the family. I’m about to switch off the light, when the bug makes a kamikaze dive for my ankle. Luckily this

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time my aim is less clumsy and my tormentor is beaten! It’s my own fault, of course. I should have closed the windows after dark, especially as there’s a water butt just a few metres below. In trying to conserve rainwater for the garden, I’ve unwittingly provided an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Apparently a mere inch of water is enough to lay up to two hundred eggs, so the bird bath is another choice spot. In fact any area of standing water – pond, ditch, abandoned watering can or dog bowl – can provide a perfect habitat for an opportunistic mosquito. The water doesn’t even have to be stagnant, clean is fine, and a sunny location suits just as well as a shady one. So as gardeners keen to provide drinking and bathing water for birds and other wildlife, we may have to put up with a bite or two. But is there anything we can do to minimise our attractiveness to mosquitoes, especially as it seems some individuals are more susceptible than others? Personally, I’m not keen on spraying myself with insect repellent as I’m concerned about some of the ingredients. The best defence is to cover as much skin as possible and wear unscented body lotions and deodorants, but there are all sorts of suggestions as to what might repulse a mozzie.You could rub your skin with garlic or Vaporub (smelly), or with a sheet of fabric softener (Bounce or own brand, I don’t suppose it matters). It’s rumoured that golfers in swampy Florida dangle these from their belts. Some people recommend catmint and rosemary tea; don’t drink it, but allow it to cool and spray it on. Fill your garden with marigolds and basil. Try a diet of Marmite, garlic and almonds, but whatever you do, don’t eat bananas – mosquitoes love them. Of course, for every person who swears by any of these solutions, there’s another who claims it’s useless. Luckily for us, although the British mosquito is annoying, and its bite can be itchy or even painful, it’s unlikely to spread serious disease. Besides, unless you’re heading south for the winter, colder weather’s on the way and the mozzies will be gone for another year.


THE FERRY RESTAURANT THE ORIGINAL WOOLSTON FLOATING BRIDGE

Open Christmas Day £65.00 per head

Christmas Party Menu Available from 1st December

Lunch - £21.95 per head • Dinner - £25.95 per head

Live music dates available so you can eat, drink, dance and be merry

Opening Times

Wednesday - Saturday: Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm, Dinner: 6.30pm until late Sunday: Open all day from 11.30am, Last food order: 9pm

Thursday Evening Special Four courses for £18.95

Tel: 02380 402566 • www.ferryrestaurant.co.uk

THE FERRY RESTAURANT, THE ELEPHANT BOATYARD, LANDS END ROAD, OLD BURSLEDON, SO31 8DN


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Food & Drink A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NATURAL DELI, A

HEALTHY, NEW EATERY IN BISHOPS WALTHAM

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he natural deli is a collaboration of my husband Mike and I’s love of amazing coffee and great food.

Mike and I first met at school and have been together since we were 14 years old. Our two daughters have both started school so now felt like the perfect time to create our dream of providing a beautiful, relaxing space for people to enjoy. My knowledge from studying nutrition has

influenced the natural deli’s carefully chosen menu which offers healthy options, including freshly made salads that celebrate natural foods and their beautiful flavours. We also have foods to treat yourself, as my husband and I strongly believe life is a balance. Growing up with a farming background I am very passionate about using locally sourced produce and we are very

SELLING RAW JERSEY MILK TO STAY IN BUSINESS “We decided a few months ago we had to do something as our milk price had been falling the last 18 months to an unsustainable level” says Julie Smith. “We milk 120 pedigree jersey cows, breed all of our own replacements and grow all our own forage on our rented 200 acre Hampshire county council farm in Botley.”

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Bishops Waltham is such a delightful country town, we knew it was the perfect spot for our deli and have been overwhelmed with how much the community has made us feel welcome. They love the fantastic courtyard we have made at the back of the shop. Come summer you’ll find the perfect sun trap from mid-day to evening and during the winter we are planning to provide heaters, covered seats and blankets to wrap yourself in and enjoy our award winning local coffee or a glass of wine!

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ue to the current state of the dairy industry in the uk, Oliver Neagle and Julie Smith have obtained a raw milk licence from the food standards agency allowing them to market their own raw jersey milk directly from the farm gate to the general public.

lucky that Hampshire provides us with wonderful produce. From the Vineyards in Alresford, producing the best English sparkling wine in the country, to the local Farms providing fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, and free range meat. At the deli we support this lovely community.

“When we moved here 12 years ago we ran a budget for this farm on 21 pence per litre although during this time our milk price has risen to over 35 pence per litre it is currently at 20 pence per litre with our production costs of 30 pence per litre. Dairy farmers in the uk cannot carry on losing around 10 pence per litre on every litre they produce and be expected to stay in business.” “We started raw milk sales on the 3rd August this year and have been overwhelmed with the positive

Our deli stocks high quality foods with a wide range of Hampshire and Artisan produce and a great choice of organic whole foods can be found on our shelves. The Natural Deli Tel: 01489 899073 www.facebook.com/thenaturaldeli 60 High Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AB

comments and support we have received. At present we bottle the milk in the morning when we finish milking so it is ready for purchasing anytime between 7am and 7pm, 7 days a week. Due to popular demand for our milk we have recently invested in a milk vending machine which will be arriving with us hopefully by the end of September where you will be able to bottle your own milk with the bottles provided.” “We are determined to stay in dairy farming and come through this difficult period within the industry, so we hope that as many of you as possible will come to the farm and purchase our wonderful fresh raw milk and become part of the raw milk revolution.” For more information about Oliver and Julie's new venture, please go to www. hiltonburyjerseys.co.uk, search for Hiltonbury Jerseys on Facebook or visit them in person at Uplands Farm, Winchester Street, Botley, SO30 2AA


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NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS Menu’s to suit your requirements

NEW YEARS EVE

Three course meal • Live music Glass of prosecco on arrival • £59.95 per person

LIVE JAZZ NIGHT

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Cinnamon Jazz - Wednesday 26 October

LIVE MUSIC NIGHTS

Live music with Stacey Mogg throughout December on the 9th, 16th and 23rd, why not book a Christmas Party to coincide?

For bookings or more information:

Tel: 01489 894476 www.giorgiosmedrestaurant.co.uk GIORGIO’S MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT AND BAR 8 HIGH STREET, BISHOPS WALTHAM, SO32 1AA

Our carefully chosen menu offers healthy options that celebrate natural foods and their beautiful flavours, as well as foods to treat yourself, all made from local ingredients. Why not dine al fresco in our open air courtyard?

Moonroast Coffee • Winchester Char Teas Award Winning Wines • Freshly Made Smoothies & Juices

Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm • Sunday: 9am - 3pm Tel: 01489 899073 / 01489 896600 Find us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/thenaturaldeli T H E N AT U R A L D E L I , 6 0 H I G H S T R E E T, B I S H O P S WA LT H A M , S O 3 2 1 A B

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Golfing this Season

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eon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club has something special to offer for golfers at all levels. Set amidst 225 acres of rolling countryside in the heart of Hampshire our 27 hole golf venue is the perfect setting for your next round of golf with friends, colleagues or clients as we come into the Autumn and Winter months. The 18 hole par 71 Championship Meon Course cuts through an English oak forest, offering tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and natural water hazards. The 9 hole par 35 Valley Course offers wider fairways than the Meon course. The Valley Course is slightly less challenging but has its own unique charm. Built around the ruins of an ancient Roman village, the 9 hole course can be played as one 18-hole course at 5,758 yards with a par 70. We specialise in hosting Corporate and Charity golf days throughout the year and our unrivalled facilities and attention to detail throughout the planning stage and hosting of your actual day ensure a successful day is attended by all. Our extensive golf facilities combined with two stunning courses are the perfect excuse to get out and enjoy a round or two, after which you can enjoy a refreshing chilled drink in our Zest restaurant featuring as the 19th hole to help quench your thirst after an enjoyable game. Visit marriottgolf.co.uk for our best green fee deals. Our state of the art golf academy enables you to perfect your swing and features a computerised teaching system that combines motion analysis with pro instruction. Our PGA professionals take time with each student to ensure they receive the most from each

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session. We have extensive practice areas, including chipping and putting greens and an 11-bay covered driving range. Bring your clubs, rent our top-brand equipment or browse our pro shop for the latest tournament-quality products. Meon Valley is open to members, guests and visitors and we pride ourselves on providing quality facilities with first class service. Being part of our golf and country club enables members to receive exclusive benefits which include free use of the leisure facilities, discounted food and beverages, preferential accommodation rates, discounts on events including weddings, plus reciprocal free golf is offered at participating Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs including Forest of Arden and Hanbury Manor. Being a member here at Meon Valley is not just being part of a club, it’s about being part of a lifestyle, one which is hard to resist. We pride ourselves on encouraging youngsters to play golf and have an excellent Junior Scholarship programme where free membership is available to youngsters until they reach 18. Our scholarship programme has bred brilliant amateur junior golfers such as Harry Ellis and Emma Allen, both of whom have succeeded and gone on to win scholarships in the USA and have regularly represented their country. Why not join us on a Saturday morning for a Junior golf lesson to learn the basics of the game with our professionals for just £6 per child. Whether you are looking to become a member, thinking of your next corporate event or looking for a quick round of golf with friends, Meon Valley will truly not disappoint. For more information please call 01329 833455 or visit MarriottMeonValley.co.uk


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