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Meon Valley & Solent

FORUM Autumn Edition

Jane's Kitchen - Apple chutney Seasonal news & events Claire Thurlow - Nature Writer Hampshire Ramblings OCTOBER 2017 • ISSUE 25 • WWW.FORUMPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS * BISHOP'S WALTHAM HAMBLEDON

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We are now taking bookings for Christmas Please visit our website to view our lunch and dinner menu and our wine list

Opening Hours Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 11pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 11pm, Sunday: 12pm - 9pm

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OCTOBER 7 OCTOBER

Gluten Free Food Fair At Winchester Guildhall, SO23 9GH. Open 11am - 3pm. Meet manufacturers and suppliers of gluten free food and hear a talk by Jane Devonshire 2016. Gluten free light lunches available. Coeliac UK on hand to answer questions. Sample and take home gluten free food. £2 entry (children free).

15 OCTOBER Alresford Apple Festival Come and join us. at Perins Car Park, SO24 9BS. Apple pressing - bring your apples for crushing. Over 35 stalls with local produce including a cider bar, apple gin and apple burgers and sausages and much more. Apple bobbing, Juggling Jake, live music and lots to entertain you. Free entry 10am - 2pm. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Alresford and Hampshire Farmers Markets.

7 OCTOBER Bishop's Waltham Bites Get a taste of the delights on offer throughout Bishop’s Waltham Town Centre by participating in “Bishop’s Waltham Bites”.With 8 local outlets offering delights there will be something to suit all tastes! Buy your “BW Bites Ticket” for £5 at Apple Crumble and Kitsch and then on Saturday 7th October, enjoy a taster in each of the participating outlets.Tickets are limited to 100, so buy yours early to avoid disappointment. Proceeds from this event will go towards a Bishops Waltham charity, more details about this will be confirmed soon.The event is kindly supported by The Southern Co-operative. For more information, email bishopswalthamtownteam@gmail.com

Classic Car Meeting At Waltham Chase Village Hall,Winchester Road. Breakfast meeting: 9am - 12pm. For more information: www.walthamchasevillagehall.org. uk/index/classiccarmeet.html

8 OCTOBER TVR Club Hampshire Monthly Meet Our monthly meet is at noon on the 2nd Sunday of each month at a 300 year old pub called The Milbury's, which is located just south of Beauworth. For more information: www.tvrcc-hants.co.uk

11 OCTOBER Community Film Night The film night raises money for a number of local charities throughout the year. So pop along for a great night out with friends and support some local causes. £3 for concessions/children under 16 and £3.50 for adults

Charity Fashion Show Organised by Bishop's Waltham Rotary Club. Held at Jubilee Hall, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1ED. Doors open 6.30pm to visit stalls, 7.30pm fashion show begins. Casual and Evening wear presented by Boutique ME.Tickets £10 available from Boutique ME, High Street, Bishop's Waltham.Ticket includes a glass of wine and nibbles.

27 - 28 OCTOBER 20 OCTOBER Hambledon Vineyard: Explore Tuscany Home to Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano,Tuscany is a firm favourite in many households. Sangiovese is the main grape variety used here, but this can be blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to produce premium “Bordeaux-style blends”.We’ll taste a selection of styles this evening to show off the exquisite wines this region produces. Event starts at 7pm at Hambledon Vineyard. Price: £40 per head. For more information and booking please visit: www.hambledonvineyard.co.uk/ product/051xexplore-tuscany

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What's On

The Great All England Horse Ploughing Match From 10am at Hartley Park Farm, Selbourne Road, Alton, GU34 3HS by kind permission of Mr Tim Butler. Heavy horses ploughing, show classes, in-hand and ridden. Ring displays: gundogs, birds of prey, side saddle, ferret racing. Trade and craft stands. Refreshments.Tickets available at the enterance: Adult £8, senior citizens £6, SCHHA members go free. Children under 16 go free. Free parking. www.schha.co.uk

25 OCTOBER Spooky Storytelling & Spirit Hunt at Butser Ancient Farm Join us in the great 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! Please note that although under fives are free you should still book a ticket for them.Tickets- £8 adult/£7 concession/£4 child/FREE for under fives. 10am to 5pm. Book online at www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Save The Children (Petersfield Branch) Gift Fair Churchers College will again provide the venue for this popular annual event.To be held over two days there will be a wonderful selection of new stalls offering a wide range of items you simply won’t see in the High Street.The fair will be open on Friday 27th October 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 28th October 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Entrance £4 which includes a beautiful hessian bag and a free cup of coffee or tea.There will be free car-parking. Save the Children works in the U.K. and abroad to save childrens’ lives, battle child poverty, help families in need and delivers educational programmes in homes and schools. Do come along and support this charity and get ahead with your Christmas shopping and perhaps buy something for yourself!!

31 OCTOBER Pride & Prejudice at Hallowe'en The date is Halloween 1813 and your are invited to the Stansted Ball at one of Georgian England’s finest houses. But lurking beneath stairs is dark secret; the living dead are stalking the corridors. Luckily Captain D’Arcy is on hand to lead you to safety… but not before you have to make your way through the labyrinth of dark corridors. Not suitable for children or those that are easily frightened! Tickets £25 in advance only from: zombie-encounters.com//events/events-detail/ pride-and-prejudice-zombies. Address: Stansted Park, Rowland's Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX

NOVEMBER 4 NOVEMBER Bishops Waltham Community Fireworks Night Gates open 6:00pm. Held at Hoe Road Recreation Ground.Tickets from Bishops Waltham local shops or on the gate. Disabled parking only available at the ground. 5


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Leisure

HAMBLEDON FOLK CLUB AUTUMN LISTINGS

MEON VALLEY HALF MARATHON

Wednesday 11 October Dovetail Trio

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ith over 400 metres of elevation gain, this is challenging runs along on country lanes, trails and grass. Challenging, yes, but rewarding too, with fabulous views over the beautiful Meon Valley and across to the Isle of Wight - before a fast descent back into the valley as you head for the finish.You can take your time to enjoy the occasion, but we ask that you plan to finish by 2:30PM and we may ask you to retire or take a shorter course if you are running out of time. The route is fully marked with signs and frequent repeater tape and multiple water/feed stations along the way every 4 miles or so. There are expected to be around 250 entrants in the race, so there will be plenty of people around without it being busy. The terrain is approximately 50/50 on-road and off-road. Whilst the road sections are on minor country roads, please be aware that the roads are not closed to traffic. The first climb at around 1 mile is sometimes muddy in November, and on the descent at mile 3-4, there may be slippery sections on wet grass. The entire route should be runnable, and there are very few stiles or gates to slow you down. Take sufficient warm and waterproof clothing as the weather dictates. Footwear is advised to be trail shoes with medium tread - not suitable for running spikes.You are advised to carry your own water containers to top-up at the water stations, and a mobile phone with the Google map link already opened. At the finish, you will receive the bespoke Meon Valley Half Marathon medal and refreshments will be available. Trophies are awarded to 1st 2nd and 3rd Female and Male. Age group awards to first V40,V50 and V60 Female and Male. Team prize for first team/club to have three people finish. For more information and entry please visit: www. secondwindrunning.co.uk/p/meon-valley 6

The Dovetail Trio is an invigorating new grouping of three proven talents: Matt Quinn (Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus); Rosie Hood (engaging Wiltshire singer and Fred Jordan Memorial Award winner) and Jamie Roberts (of multiple-award-winning duo Gilmore & Roberts and BBC2 Folk Radio award nominee). With a bold and fresh approach to interpretation of traditional material, mingled with some contemporary influences, the Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. Their introductory album “Wing of Evening” perfectly illustrates their talents featuring several unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album. www.dovetailtrio.com

Wednesday 8 November Daoiri Farrell

Dublin-born Daoiri (pronounced Derry) Farrell has been taking the folk world by storm with his authentic interpretations of Irish song. This exceptional singer and bouzouki player was a double winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards this year. He scooped the prize for best traditional track as well as the Horizon award for best emerging artist on the folk scene. We’re very excited to be hosting him in Hambledon and an evening of good “craic” is assured. And as well as being a fine entertainer, Daoiri knows his stuff – he has several qualifications to his name having pursued academic studies in traditional Irish music, music performance and applied music. www.daoiri.com

Wednesday 13 December Magpie Lane

Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and tunes. They combine powerful vocals with vigorous tunes, performing a wide selection of Christmas carols, wassails and dance tunes, many of them quite unusual. Between them the band plays concertina, melodeon, bouzouki, cello, fiddle and guitar and all of them sing; when they burst into five part harmony it is a joy to hear. These veterans of traditional English folk music are perfect for our Christmas session – and there’ll be a cup of mulled cider and mince pie for everyone. Christmas event - book early! www.magpielane.co.uk

All Gigs:

Venue: The Youth Hut (between Village Hall and Vine Pub), West Street, Hambledon PO7 4RW. 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm). Floor spots and guests welcome! Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s and students) Drinks from Vine Pub next door or bring your own. Tea/Coffee at the Club. enquiries and booking/ reservations phone: 02392 632719 or email folkclubhambledon@ hotmail.co.uk


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Community Wellbeing BISHOP'S WALTHAM ROTARY NEWS

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND SENSE OF WELL BEING IN THESE MODERN BUSY TIMES? WOULD YOU LIKE A BOOST TO ENJOY LIFE TO THE FULL?

Another New Member

Tim Millier, a local business man, has re-joined the club after a period of time away for personal reasons. Even over the ‘quiet’ summer period there has been a lot going on in your local Rotary club, and having seen the range of activities, both social and fund raising, Tim was moved to get back involved after some years of absence. Tim brings to the club a wealth of experience of Rotary and will be an invaluable addition to the already swelling numbers. Here he is being inducted to the club in August by President Debbie Walker.

Bishop’s Waltham Charity Fashion Show

Has planned to raise funds for three charities in October and we would like your help to make this event a real success: Breast Cancer Care, (who provide care and support services to sufferers); Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (the only UK charity dedicated to support for sufferers of cervical cancer); and Ovarian Cancer Action (a charity dedicated to beating the UK’s most deadly gynaecological disease, which claims the life of another woman every two hours). The evening of Thursday 26th October will feature Casual and Evening Wear presented by Boutique ME of Bishop’s Waltham www.boutiqueme.com. The location is Jubilee Hall, SO32 1ED and the doors open at 6.30pm to visit the stalls. The Fashion Show itself starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10.00 each and available from Boutique ME, High Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AA to include a glass of wine and nibbles, limited bar also available. A Grand Raffle is planned on the evening. See advert opposite for more details.

Bishop’s Waltham Leisure Days

Is an annual event celebrating its tenth year of providing a time out for elderly people in the village who don’t often get out. Up to 50 people are collected and taken to Jubilee Hall for a day of activity and games. Rotary supports this very worthy cause by transporting people from outlying areas of the Parish.

Carnival

This year’s Carnival was only four months ago, but we are now starting to plan for next year. The theme of ‘Space: the final frontier’ was a great success and many more people got dressed up and participated in the Procession. So, what do we do next? Well please let me have your views at mike.berry@bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk 8

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Joint Innovation in Healthcare Professor Barrett & Mery Zanutto

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s a lead consultant at Southampton University Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering, Spire Southampton’s internationally known Professor David Barrett has developed a number of innovative procedures to address the complex problems in knee surgery. Working alongside Mery Zanutto, a Senior Surgical Practitioner and Biokineticist, as well as his specialist theatre team Professor Barrett has developed a unique service. “The advantages of a committed theatre team are that the operation becomes very much ‘second nature’”, explains Professor Barrett, “which means that complex surgery can be delivered simply and safely with good outcomes every time.” We spoke to Professor Barrett, Mery Zanutto and one of their patients, Melvin Wright, on what this approach meant for him as a patient, and what impact this had on his recovery.

All the ligaments remain intact after this surgery, which is unlike a total knee replacement.This is advantageous for the patients because it offers a quicker recovery and increases the levels of activity they can enjoy after the operation. “The partial knee resurfacing is quite a technically difficult procedure and most surgeons do not perform this operation. We asked Melvin to describe the first six weeks following surgery “I rested my knee completely and kept it elevated and iced on a regular basis. After that period I then started going to the swimming pool, swimming up-and-down. I also saw my own physiotherapist to gently massage around the knee to break down the scar tissue. On 11 February I had my first session at the Perform centre with Mery” Mery is an integral part of the expert rehabilitation team, based at Perform in Southampton. Perform is part of Spire Healthcare, it offers treatments for those in need of rehabilitation from injury, as well as help to improve levels of strength, health and fitness or encourage behavioural change in the workplace. With over 20 years’ experience as a surgical practitioner in orthopaedics and trauma, Mery has first-hand experience and an unique insight into the injuries and conditions of the joints and soft tissues, their reconstruction and rehabilitation post surgery and injury. Mery described her approach to rehabilitation “I use a fusion of multiple techniques, such as Garuda, to suit each client on a one to one basis. I adopt only scientifically proven and researched treatment methods. Specifically designed equipment allows therapy to be delivered on low resistance exercise apparatus, which allows isolation of particular muscle or joint groups and movements.”

“When I first visited Professor Barrett my right knee was basically bone on bone and I was in a lot of pain. At one point I could hardly walk, I had surgery on 17th November at the Southampton Spire and was extremely nervous about the procedure.” Professor Barrett described the procedure that Melvin had. “Melvin had a partial knee resurfacing. It is my signature operation involving more minimal intervention and focused care on just the part of the knee that is damaged rather than replacing the whole joint with a total knee replacement. 10


Mery describes how we all move in a unique way and this is a crucial part of rehabilitation. “I recognise each of us has a different movement architecture that changes from day to day. My treatment routines combine strength, flexibility, endurance and dynamism.The exercises involve muscle and soft tissues stretching, emphasising the three-dimensional nature of movement and coordination.” “My 20 years’ experience; provides a unique insight into the injuries and conditions of the joints and soft tissues, their reconstruction and rehabilitation post injury. We all face challenges in life, and recovery from a major surgery is both physical and emotional. I work with a spectrum of clients from international athletes to everyday champions. Understanding and working with their mind-set is paramount to what I do, enabling the client to be more confident and achieve their best.” This proved to be especially true for Melvin, following his operation he went on to achieve some incredible challenges. A far cry from the man who was in so much pain he could hardly walk. “On 7th May, six months after the operation I completed a 100 mile bike ride in Hertfordshire with no pain which was amazing. I have continued with Mery’s program which without doubt has helped strengthen my leg and has given me a complete new lease of life.

I recently cycled to Wales which was over 300 miles in three days, I skied in Whistler for seven weeks and my right leg became the leading leg. It is so much stronger than the other leg which unfortunately looks as if I will have to have a similar operation. The most invaluable advice Professor Barrett gave me was to have gone to the Perform centre, Mery gave me complete confidence.”

About Spire Healthcare

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Starting rehabilitation following surgery can be a big step “I was very nervous about putting my knees through any kind of exercise” Melvin tells us “but from that moment on I realised that I have nothing to worry about.The treatment did not damage to my knee and by attending Mery’s sessions on a weekly basis I have made the most of amazing recovery.”

Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom. We deliver high standards of care, with integrity and compassion and from high-quality facilities to our insured, Self-pay and NHS patients. From our 38 hospitals, 10 clinics and two Specialist Cancer Care Centres across England,Wales and Scotland, we provide diagnostics, in-patient, daycase and out-patient care. We also own and operate sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation brand, Perform. Working in partnership with over 3,800 experienced consultants, our hospitals delivered tailored, personalised care to more than 274,000 in-patients and daycase patients in 2016. Spire Healthcare offers in-patient/daycase procedures in areas including orthopaedics, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, oncology and general surgery and also diagnostic services including imaging and pathology, and is the principal independent provider by volume of knee and hip operations in the United Kingdom. We also offer out-patient services, such as consulting, minor procedures, treatments, health checks and physiotherapy.

For more information

Tel: 02380 371840 Email: info@spiresouthampton.com www.spiresouthampton.com Chalybeate Close, Southampton Facebook & Twitter: Spire Southampton 11


I have salads every day for lunch and I’m getting bored, what else could I have? Try basing your lunch around lean protein, carbohydrates and rainbow of salad. For protein you could choose from; chicken, turkey, fish, beans, lentils, and eggs. Then add some carbs, such as wholegrain rice, quinoa or new potatoes and then rainbow of salad. For example - tuna nicoise, tuna and chopped egg on a salad of lettuce, green beans, cherry tomatoes, black olives and chopped new potatoes with a drizzling of olive oil and lemon juice & sprinkling of black pepper. Perfect!

WELLBEING ISSUE 25 | OCTOBER

Wellbeing “WEIGHT LOSS, DIETS, GETTING FIT - I’VE TRIED FOR YEARS, BUT NEVER BEEN ABLE TO STICK TO ANYTHING.”

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e all know that what we eat and exercise are crucial to our health and waistline, but with so many companies claiming to be the best solution to weight loss, with new diet trends, medical breakthroughs and exercise gadgets, it’s difficult to know where to start. As professionals we have to help our patients develop strategies to break the cycle of lapse and relapse, we want to leave them better equipped to cope with stress and emotions and have alternative techniques to self-soothe that don’t involve food or drink. Faye Keefe is a Registered Nutritionist, accredited Weight Management Practitioner and the Clinical Lead for Perform Lifestyle, a weight management service run by Perform Southampton, part of the Spire Southampton Hospital. Here she answers some of your most common questions. I want to lose weight but I don’t know where to start, there’s so many diets and different advice! My new Patients often say at their 1st appointment that they are very confused

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and ‘overloaded’ with information about the best diet and foods to ‘cut back on’. We start with a simple approach, making small changes to the patient’s current eating habits. It could be about portion sizes, having the right amount of protein and carbohydrate but mostly about basic foods and recipes that are accessible to all, there’s no magic ingredient. Do I need to calorie count to lose weight? I don’t advocate calorie counting; it can lead to food deprivation, increased cravings and can lead to key nutrients being omitted from meals. Not all kcal are equal. A handful of almonds may have the same kcal value as a handful of fruit pastilles; however the nuts grow on trees, are full of protein, heart-healthy fats and support heathy brain development, fruit pastilles on the other hand are processed, contain lots of chemicals and refined sugar. I work with patients to develop a healthy relationship with food, to plan nutrient-dense meals and small proteinrich snacks, so calories don’t need to be part of their sustainable healthy eating plan.

I’m still hungry after dinner and all I want to do is raid the fridge, what can I do to fight this? Did you have enough protein for your evening meal? Protein takes a long time to digest and so keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Keeping a food diary can help to see patterns in your eating and snacking. A top tip is to leave any pudding to a later evening snack – for example, Greek yogurt with chopped peach & sprinkled cinnamon I’ve been skipping meals to lose weight but I’ve heard you shouldn’t do this? Definitely, skipping meals is not good for a number of reasons. Some studies show this can slow your metabolism, which is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Skipping meals can also lead to low blood sugar levels, which can make you crave energy-dense foods, such as bread and doughnuts. Analysis of food diaries also show that by skipping meals throughout the day, you may eat much more in the evening than you would having three evenly spaced meals throughout the day I really struggle to carry on the diet after 4 weeks, I keep going back to what I was eating before and putting the weight on We devise tailored healthy eating plans, making small gradual Lifestyle changes that are sustainable, meaning the changes become part of the patient’s ‘every day’ and something they don’t want or need to ‘break-free’ from. For more information Tel: 02380 371840 info@spiresouthampton.com www.spiresouthampton.com Facebook: Spire Southampton Twitter: Spire Southampton


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remember my mother’s atlas, with a cover the colour of a Rich Tea biscuit – from the 1930s – when Britain had an Empire and that nice Mr Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany. The colourful maps seemed to drown in what I can only describe as bathroompink. Those countries coloured so pink were ‘ours’ – part of the British Empire – and we celebrated our ownership on Empire Day, the 24th May. This day was chosen because it was the Queen’s birthday and was first celebrated in 1902. And perhaps this ironically foretold the end of the Empire, as the Queen’s birthday we were celebrating was Victoria’s, who had died the previous year (a memorial to her or a portent of doom for the Empire?) Ah – those were the days – when everyone knew where Britain was on the map and we all knew our place in the world. These days . . . well, many people would have difficulty finding this scepter’d isle on a globe and, if it is an inflatable globe, they are more likely to be kicking it around and pretending that we are still great at football – ah: nostalgia! But enough of that! So, what about our blessed plot? Ask folk where a particular place is and, even if it is their home town, they may well have difficulty finding it on a map of the United Kingdom. As for anybody knowing where a stranger is from! Tell people I live in Kent, and see the puzzled frown. It’s the wrong side of the M25, you see. Escape to the rest of the country is blocked by this massive car park of a motorway. Little attention is given by those from the rest of England as they zoom past Kent on their way to the continent.

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So, what about other counties? Is it just the South and South East that nobody’s heard of? Really, there is little hope.Yorkshire has tea and Devon has cream teas. Most other counties fade into a fog. The question must be, how many of us can, with confidence, jab a digit upon these and so many other places upon a map? What hope is there for Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire? An ‘urricane would ‘ardly hever find them. Unsurprisingly, when I told people I’d written a book about Hampshire, the reaction was not “Where’s Hampshire?” but “What’s Hampshire”. The word Hampshire was not even recognised as a place, just an unidentifiable thing. And it’s not as if Hampshire is insignificant. For a start, it is the ninth largest county in England (other countries in the United Kingdom are also available, but criteria for the statistics are variable). Fine – it’s not in the medals, not even a bronze, but it’s still quite big. Of course, when the counties include metropolitan ones, Hampshire’s not as densely populated – it’s only mid-table for that. Although, because of its size, it is still in the top ten for numbers. So, it is large, it has loads of people living there without feeling crowded and it still has huge stretches of open landscape. However, to answer the question “Where is Hampshire on the map?” Right at the bottom, in the middle. Words by Heather Lacey


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DUDES, PLUCKERS AND PANTALOONS AT BOTLEY MARKET HALL!

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layground equipment offers exercise that challenges growing children’s muscles - pushing on swings and seesaws, climbing steps before swooping down the slide. Outdoors, youngsters learn to trust their bodies as they attempt more and more kinds of movement. A well-equipped playground not only enhances this physical well-being but also gives children new found appreciation of how their bodies move in space. Outdoor play helps children gain confidence as their competence and agility grow. Bishops Waltham Infant School (BWIS), an OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ school, recognised this some years ago and installed outdoor facilities for their pupils. Sadly, the ravages of time and weather have finally caught up with, and the wood has deteriorated to a dangerous level. Headteacher, Mrs Ginene Riches, decided that it was time to replace these valuable facilities to avoid any injuries to children playing on them. Unfortunately, government cuts to school budgets have made this a challenging task. The school explored all sorts of ways of raising the money for the facilities, but the problem needed immediate attention. Here is where BW Rotary was able to come to the rescue, for one of the outdoor classrooms. It was brought to the attention of Rotary, by Malcolm Wearn, the Community Chairman who was very quick to bridge the gap between the school and the Rotary club. He very quickly gathered together all the relevant information, costings, drawings and put the case before the club; and there was unanimous support for the club providing the funds to enable this new facility to be funded. Here is a picture of Head teacher Ginene Riches, Rotary President Debbie Walker and Community Chairman Malcolm Wearn, with Debbie handing over the cheque for the new outdoor facilty. The other outdoor facility was funded from a combination of school funds and a grant from the Bishop’s Waltham Educational Institute. This local charity was founded in 1898 to serve the parishioners of Bishop's Waltham and surrounding villages. Today, the trustees issue grants twice each year to local good causes in the interests of social, welfare and education. Head teacher Mrs Ginene Riches said: ‘Bishop’s Waltham Infant School is very grateful to BW Rotary for funding the Outdoor Classroom and for the donation from the Educational Institute towards the supply of the ‘castle’ element of the second new Outdoor Classroom’. Rotary President Debbie Walker described this project as a major example of Rotary working in the Community.

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otley’s Market Hall will resound to the sounds of great tenor singing, ukeleles and zany Christmas entertainment as it hosts another programme of top notch live shows over the coming months. On October 12th Portsmouth’s Ukelele band will perform. Then on 9th December top class entertainers, the Pantaloons, will present their hilarious version of The Christmas Carol. On 27th January, the wonderful singing duo, the Opera Dudes are back to present another evening of song and humour. National reviews of these shows include – “madcap…should be on prescription…great playing… verve and wit” See for yourself and get tickets, and more information, from Derek Oswald on 01489 781155 or derekwoswald@gmail.com. Shows start at 7pm, and ticket price includes a good meal. The Market Hall delivers class entertainment on your doorstep!

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Whilst at both Alresford & Romsey Show, Equestrian Fencing were running a competition to win a free bespoke Oak Bench, usually retailing at £395.00+Vat. Hundreds of entries were taken, and on Tuesday 13th September a lucky winner was selected. Sarah, from Lyndhust, is thrilled with her new bench- it will be a beautiful addition to her garden and cannot wait to make good use of it. For more information on future offers and competitions please visit www.equestrianfencing.com or like us on Facebook @EquestrianFencingandTimberLtd


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AUTUMN IS THE IDEAL TIME TO RENOVATE YOUR LAWN. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT CAN BE DONE

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he days become shorter, the sunlight less intense and rainfall increases. Moss begins to flourish. Let’s take a look at what can be done to improve things. Like all living things, those that are unhealthy, stressed or run-down are more susceptible to pests and diseases. Whilst moss is neither a disease nor an insect pest, it can certainly be a pest in lawns. Lawns that are in poor condition are far more likely to suffer moss problems. You may be wondering what moss is, why it’s in your lawn and what can be done. Mosses are flowerless plants that reproduce through the production of spores or from small pieces of existing moss that break away and settle on a suitable growing medium. Cool, damp and shaded areas provide the perfect environment for mosses to thrive. Moss in lawns Moss can quickly smother out your grass plants. When things turn dry, moss quickly loses it colour and before long your lawn appears brown and dead. Chafer grubs love to live in mossy lawns. Birds love to eat chafer grubs. Ignore lawn moss at your peril, completely lifting and replacing a lawn affected by this kind of damage can be costly. Mosses grow in lawns in many conditions. I often see lawns that are neither shady nor damp but still have major moss problems. If you have concerns about moss in your lawn it’s best to speak to a lawn care professional who can carry out suitable soil sampling and advise on the correct regime to get the problem under control. Practices and factors Lawn care practices can be a major cause of moss establishing itself in your lawn. Mowing too short, too infrequently or not following the correct mowing height for the time of year can be a big contributor. As can incorrect nutrition, not dealing with thatch or compaction and not removing leaves from the lawn regularly. Bare areas should also be dealt with promptly so as not to leave space for moss spores to germinate. A healthy dense grass sward leaves little room for moss or weeds to take up residence.

Environmental factors play a big part too. Poor drainage or heavy shade means the soil surface and grass remains wet for long periods creating ideal moss growing conditions. Dealing with moss So now you know what moss is and what causes it to take up home in your lawn, you can probably begin to work out how to deal with it if you have it, or how to prevent it in the future. The first thing to think about is nutrition. Ensure the lawn has the correct nutritional plan in place, so it’s receiving the right nutrients at the right time of year. Healthy grass, like healthy people, is in a better position to fight off invaders. Secondly deal with any shade issues. If there are overhanging branches that can be removed to help with light and air-flow consider doing this when these plants are dormant over winter. Next you need to consider drainage issues and compaction. Many lawns benefit greatly from aeration to remove plugs of soil from the lawn and improve drainage, air circulation and penetration of water and nutrients to the plant roots. Top-dressing following aeration is particularly good practice and massively beneficial. If you already have moss in your lawn this can be treated. Some people try this themselves with lawn-sand but the results can be hit and miss, with the grass often being killed at the same time. Our approach is a liquid treatment combined with a wetting agent that helps penetrate deep into the thick matting of moss. Not only does this kill the moss but it also acts as a tonic for the grass, encouraging re-growth and stronger grass plants. Once the moss has been killed it’s time to remove it. This can be hard work over a large area where a petrol driven scarifier is essential equipment for the job. It’s time consuming and pretty hard work but its important to get the dead moss out and will reduce thatch at the same time. The final process is over-seeding. Introducing new, healthy grass plants to in-fill the gaps left by the moss that’s been removed. Creating a stronger, healthier lawn that’s more capable of dealing with the challenges nature throws at it over the winter months. Now is the ideal time to get your lawn in shape. The wet weather of autumn provides the ideal growing conditions for your lawn. Ian Kenyon is Technical Director for Shrekfeet Lawn and Garden Services. He is always happy to offer friendly, professional advice and help 01962 460146, 07739 789483 www.shrekfeet.com


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MEON VALLEY PEST CONTROL Daren George your local pest controller

MOLE CATCHER - 'NO MOLE - NO FEE' Service for Domestic, Commercial and Agricultural properties Also offering a rabbit, rat, squirrel, fox and deer control service Fully insured - Discreet service assured at all time

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Design, landscaping and ongoing maintenance Free site visit and consultation Bosque is a trading name of Just Limegrass Ltd. Harko: 07710 502798 Tom: 07855 656984 www.bosque international.co.uk

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Community GEORGE HOLLINGBERY VISITS DURLEY LADYBIRDS COMMUNITY PRE-SCHOOL

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eorge visited the Durley Ladybird’s Community Preschool to meet the team and see the hard work and dedication which has gone into to building the reputation of the school over the last 35 years. Originally started by two mums as a much needed toddler group in the village, the pre-school has grown in the last three decades and currently has 33 children on its role. An important fixture of Durley village, the pre-school meets every weekday from 0900-1430 and is staffed by a qualified and enthusiastic team. It offers a broad range of activities which allow children to prepare for their first day at primary school and have fun. The pre-school prides itself on looking after the development of each individual child and believes in supporting the needs of each. They achieved a ‘good’ Ofsted rating at the last inspection in 2014 and are working hard to upgrade this to an ‘outstanding’ next time around. During his visit, George met with the team and was given a tour of the school. He was then shown first-hand the range of activities and support offered to the children, including their provision for children with special needs. George said “Durley pre-school is a great example of what can be achieved when a small dedicated team works hard to provide for their community over many years. As a parent myself, I can remember only too well the real benefits which children get from learning and having fun in a pre-school environment such as this. I was really impressed by how much attention was paid to individual children and I wish the Pre-school luck in getting that ‘Outstanding’ next time around.” www.georgehollingbery.com www.durleyvillage.com/durley-ladybirds-pre-school/

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FAMILY FRIENDLY FOMS PROMS COMES TO MEONSTOKE THIS OCTOBER!

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he school year may have just started but the Friends of Meonstoke School (FOMS) Committee and the Meon Valley Orchestra are excited to announce a brand-new fundraising event, the “FOMS Proms” from 2.30pm – 5pm on Sunday 1st October at the Meon Hall. The Programme, specifically planned with the audience age in mind, will include some favourite film scores as well as the Proms favourites: Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, The National Anthem and Auld Lang Syne and there will be plenty of opportunity for flag-waving too! Perfect for an afternoon’s entertainment for all the family. With the squeeze on school budgets very much in the news these days every penny counts towards giving the children the best possible school experience, we really appreciate the local support. Tickets are £5 each, available from the School Office (school hours) and Meonstoke Village Shop, flags available on the day, refreshments will be available in the interval and you can even pre-order a kids tea box so you won’t have to worry about Sunday supper after the concert. The Orchestra, which rehearses at Soberton Village Hall on Thursday mornings, is under Musical Director Lorraine Masson and leader Bryan Lant. It attracts players from a wide geographical area and performs at village and church events in the Meon Valley. It has given a number of public concerts in Fareham as well as providing the festive background to the annual FOMS Christmas Fair. The orchestra currently has 42 members but would welcome new players, particularly upper strings and oboe. For more information about the Meon Valley Orchestra contact Annabel Armstrong, Orchestra Administrator Tel: 01489 877130 e-mail: annabelarmstrong@btinternet.com


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Tel: 01329 835100 Fax 01329 835157 Email: info@equestrianfencing.com please visit www.equestrianfencing.com

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BIRCH NETS £5.95 (each)

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WOOD WOOL FIRELIGHTERS £4.65 (Box of 50) All prices subject to VAT and Delivery

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hare in the celebrations as we say farewell to our season in true style at this traditional, rural-themed, end-of-year fixture. The Season Finale provides one final chance to experience racing at Goodwood in all its glory before the winter break. Particular to this fixture is the Alderbrook Stakes, where we welcome leading Jump jockeys to contest their racing skills on the Flat.

Rural-style racing

Our Season Finale has a relaxed, laidback feel with the atmosphere of a country-style meeting. Sample many different real ales direct from the barrel, as well as excellent craft beer including award-winning Goodwood ales. A fiddle-band plays merry tunes against a backdrop of roaring fire pits, roast chestnut stalls, hay bales and traditional hog roasts.

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f the picture of the table opposite seems familiar this is probably because you have seen it available to order from Olive and Ted in Bishops Waltham. Furniture maker, Richard Redwin is the husband of Amanda the owner of Olive and Ted and he has been making his bespoke, modern country style pieces for Olive and Ted for about 18 months. Demand for his pieces has been enormous and the range has out grown Olive and Ted so it is time to expand. With the Toy Box moving to the High Street the perfect space has become available next door but one to Olive and Ted. Richard wants to link the business to Bishops Waltham so is naming the new showroom Goose Home. Those of you in the know will be aware of the story of the geese previously resident on the roundabout (http:// www.telegraph.co.uk/news/12164028/Heartbroken-goose-rescuedand-given-a-new-home.html) so Richard hopes Goose Home will be the ultimate tribute.

Expect autumnal mists rising from the surrounding countryside, creating a magical backdrop for some of the greatest horseracing in the country. Gates open at 11.30am, with the first race at 2.00pm and last race at 5.20pm (race times subject to change). Gates will close an hour after the final race.

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Purchase tickets in advance to save up to 10% on our on-the-day prices. Advance tickets are available for both our Richmond Enclosure and Gordon Enclosure and are priced as follows: Richmond Enclosure ÂŁ36 and Gordon Enclosure ÂŁ26. Accompanied under 18s go free. For more information and tickets please go to www.goodwood.com 22

The Goose Home furniture range consists of living, dining and kitchen pieces which can be made to any size and painted in any colour. Each piece can also be adapted to suit your needs so, if for example you took a fancy to Richard's console unit but wanted doors on it, this wouldn't be a problem. All pieces contain an element of reclaimed wood. Often this is in the form of salvaged scaffold boards but he will also incorporate other preused wood where possible. More recently Richard has begun working with zinc which gives a beautiful industrial feel to some of his furniture. Work is currently under way designing and manufacturing several new furniture designs ready for opening day. Goose Home will be opening at 3 Brook Court, Brook Street, Bishops Waltham on Saturday 14th October. Pictures of some of the furniture range are available to see at www.goosehome. co.uk. Until 14th October pieces are still available to order through Olive and Ted at number 7 Brook Court, Brook Street, Bishops Waltham.


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Silver & 18ct Gold 'Fire & Ice' Ring.Size 'O' £895 - One of an exclusive range of one-off designs by Gill Mallett Tel: 01794 511220 | www.hampshireartandcraft.org

Inspiring home accessories, lamps, pictures, etc.Thistle picture: £62, Cushion: £48, Pheasant dish: £20,White pheasant: £28. Botley Flour Mills, SO30 2GB

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Wickham Jewellery

Botley Mills

Bumblebee necklace 18ct yellow gold backed, diamond's sapphire & emerald - £2500. Warwick Lane, Wickham, PO17 5JN

Boots, socks, scarves in stock for winter Botley Mills, Botley, SO30 2GB

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New Jewellery • Pre-owned Pieces Watches • Diamond Jewellery Remodelling / Redesigns Repairs • Gold Purchased

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If you wish to buy or sell any of the above, please visit us at: Warwick Lane, Wickham, PO17 5JN

Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd Keep small logs out of the weather with this British made log store - £145. High Ridge Farm, Hospital Road, Shirrell Heath

Tel: 01329 836327 | Find us in Warwick Lane

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Hand made curtains, Roman Blinds and all soft furnishings. Designer fabrics from Harlequin, Sanderson, Romo, etc in showroom. Botley Flour Mills, SO30 2GB

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Retail

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND JEWELLERY FAIR AT THE GUILDHALL, WINCHESTER

BISHOPS WALTHAM BROCANTE FLEA MARKET MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO THE HIGH STREET ON 8TH OCTOBER

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ishops Waltham will be holding another Brocante Flea Market on Sunday 8th October offering a huge array of items for sale whether Antiques, Collectables,Vintage, Curios, Bric a brac, linens, furniture, Vinyl records and plenty of quirky items. This was a huge sucess in the summer so make sure you visit for the last one this year.

This is a collaboration with www.lovebishopswaltham.com to showcase what this market town has to offer. As well as established traders members of the public are welcome to sell their unwanted items. Please contact the organiser.

MAYFLY VINTAGE FURNITURE, LIGHTING AND HOMEWARE SHOWROOM NOW OPEN

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he Mayfly team has an excellent eye for finding original quality vintage items which they source across the UK and Europe. Demand for their lovely pieces has grown both locally and internationally so they are excited to announce the opening of their new showroom. Set on a picturesque farm on the outskirts of Winchester, close to the beautiful market town of Stockbridge, is a 3,000 sq ft showroom full of vintage antique furniture and homeware. “Mayfly Vintage was established after years of my husband and I collecting vintage pieces of furniture and homeware across the UK and Europe. Collecting pieces is our passion and we wanted to share what we find. We only stock items which we would have in our own home and our style is an eclectic mix: reclaimed rustic, industrial, French vintage, country house, mid century and decorative pieces. The majority of our pieces are one-off unique items so our stock changes all the time. We only sell genuine vintage items. For opening times please visit our website or follow us on Facebook. Tel: 07801 199131 www.mayflyvintage.co.uk Mayfly Vintage, The Old Stables, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge, SO20 6BU.

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raft In Focus will be staging a mixed discipline craft fair alongside its popular Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair at the Guildhall in Winchester this year form 17-19 November making a visit even more worthwhile.

The organisers of the Desire Fair will be using other rooms within The Guildhall to allow visitors to view and purchase contemporary crafts such as artwork, furniture, ceramics, glass, fashion, woodwork, handbags, scarves, metalwork and textiles. This is in addition to the stunning collection of contemporary jewellery and stylish silversmithing work being exhibited within the Bapsy and King Charles Halls at The Guildhall. If you have not visited a Craft in Focus event, this will change your perception of ‘Craft Fairs’ entirely. Both these events will offer the public a calibre of exhibitor rarely seen at other fairs, offering a perfect opportunity to see outstanding work and craftsmanship from these talented British makers. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit these two events. Opening times for this year’s event are 12.30 pm – 6.30 pm on Friday and 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is £4.50 which covers admission for both events. For further information contact the organisers on 01622 747 325 or visit the web site at www.desirefair.com or www. craftinfocus.com Venue: The Guildhall, Broadway, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH


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Nature – A Question of Perspective BY CLAIRE THURLOW If you look down on it you won’t have to worry about perspective,” Helen, the art tutor, suggests.

ripe fruit in droves. Free food for everyone, but a total pain for the gardener.

I rearrange the single maple leaf on my desk and prepare to put HB pencil to paper. As a complete novice, I have yet to master the art of drawing a three dimensional object, so the prospect of a nice, flat leaf is appealing. It’s a thing of beauty. Its lobes are traced with dozens of delicate veins and it radiates sunset-orange in the sunshine which streams in through the studio skylights. It brings back memories of time in Vermont, where sugaring season in the New England woods results in delicious maple syrup to drizzle on buttermilk pancakes. Doing artistic justice to something so simple, yet so perfect, is a challenge. But the process is enjoyably mindful; two hours to forget about everyday preoccupations and concentrate on observing, and attempting to replicate, a natural wonder.

Stealthy ivy prises apart a stone wall, the painstaking work of a former resident, and which is now in danger of collapse; but ivy is a vital food source for bees during the winter, so I should let it be (or at least restrict my tidying to a minor trim).

But how will I feel about leaves in a month’s time? It’s all very well having the odd leaf drift to the ground to be scooped up for some still-life sketching, but what about when the lawn, paths and driveway are littered with them? Trees provide shade on a hot day, shelter for birds and animals, and are a vital part of the eco-system, but many of us will be cursing them after days of backaching work with rakes and wheelbarrows. Helen has brought in a bucket of natural treasures gathered from the hedgerow as subjects for our still-life endeavours – spiky twigs covered in blackberries, a clutch of rosehips and trailing tendrils of ivy. I have mixed feelings about blackberries. Great with apple in a crumble with custard; not so great on the thick, bramble stems which invade the garden and lacerate bare arms when you’re weeding.The blackbirds love them, and pollinators are attracted to the

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Helen gingerly offers me a sprig of rose as my next drawing project. The blooms have long gone, but almost better, and far more robust, are the rose hips, or haws, which have taken their place.This is what you get if you forget to deadhead your roses; the petals fall away leaving the seed pods. Those dog roses in my garden, which lurk at the back of a border and have pierced my hands with their thorns, even through thick gloves, have made up for it with an autumnal feast for finches, blackbirds and thrushes. Leave them to ripen for a bit and they can produce wonderful jellies and vinegars, with a big hit of vitamin C. Rosehips range from orangey red to purplish black depending on the species, and they make an even more striking picture in late autumn when they’re coated with frost. There are no snippings of hawthorn in Helen’s bucket, but the hedgerows are full of these prickly native shrubs. From September they’re bursting with scarlet berries, food for tiny wrens and boisterous starlings alike. Like the rosehips, hawthorn berries are essential winter provisions for birds and insects. My still-life is finished, and it’s recognisable as a maple leaf. Not too bad for a first attempt. In the weeks to come, when leaves fall on the garden in torrents, and I’m hacking my way through brambles and dog roses, I’ll try to remember that Nature is not designed for my convenience! It’s all a matter of perspective.


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Community GEORGE HOLLINGBERY ENJOYS A HUG AT FITZROY LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE

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he team at FitzRoy, a Petersfieldbased, national provider of services for people with learning disabilities and autism, were delighted when George Hollingbery, MP for the Meon Valley

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agreed to visit their service in Waterlooville. The staff and people with disabilities at FitzRoy Waterlooville, a service that provides educational opportunities for people with disabilities, enjoyed showing George the IT

suite, and the wide range of facilities and courses available. Andy Lee, FitzRoy Trustee who accompanied the visit, commented “The visit was a huge success, and we were grateful to have an opportunity to show George how actively engaged people with disabilities are in learning new skills and taking on courses that can lead to employment and other opportunities. It is important MPs have a good understanding of the vital services charities like FitzRoy provide and we discussed the funding challenges social care is facing and how they affect the day to day lives of those who rely on social care.” George Hollingbery commented “Fitzroy does important work in supporting people with learning difficulties and autism. It was a privilege for me to be able to look round their Waterlooville centre and to meet the people who use the facility on a daily basis. For more than half a century, Fitzroy has helped people with learning difficulties and their core ethos, to listen and engage with the people they support remains as strong as ever. It is a pleasure to have such an important charity in my constituency and I look forward to working closely with them in the future” www.georgehollingbery.com


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FEATURE ISSUE 25 | OCTOBER

Jane's Kitchen APPLE CHUTNEY

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hutney is very easy to make and this is the time of year to make preserves for use during the coming months. Chutney can be made from any fruits particularly apples, pears plums together with dried fruits, vinegar and spices with added sugar. SIMPLE BASIC RECIPE 4lb Cooking Apples* 1pt Malt Vinegar 1 ½ lb Soft brown sugar (light or dark) 2 – 3 Cloves of garlic crushed 4oz Crystallized ginger or 2 level teaspoons of ground ginger ½tspn Each of mixed spice and cayenne pepper 1tspn Salt * As an alternative replace ½ lb of the apples with dried dates, apricots or sultanas.

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METHOD Peel and core the apples, slice and place in a preserving pan or heavy based saucepan. Simmer the fruit in half of the vinegar until soft. Add all other ingredients and cook gently until the mixture is reduced to a thick pulp. This can take 30 – 40 minutes depending on the ripeness of the fruit. Allow to cool slightly and then pour into clean warm jam jars and seal tightly. COOKS TIP If the job of preparing the fruit puts you off – ‘Lakeland Kitchenware’ sell a great gadget that peels cores and slices apples in one go. Job done in minutes! From Jane’s Kitchen. An eclectic collection of seasonal recipes. Available from Caracoli, Alresford - Leckford Farm Shop and Chilbolton Village Stores - Price £6.99


The farm shop is well stocked all year round with local fruit and vegetables allowing us to offer you the best in value and quality! With a unique mix of, the best of our local producers have to offer, alongside great value groceries.

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Community IT’S EASY TO PLAN A CAR-FREE SOUTH DOWNS TRIP THIS AUTUMN

NEW FAREHAM TO ALDERNEY AIR LINK ON THE CARDS

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areham Borough Council is excited to announce talks are underway about bringing the first scheduled passenger flights to Solent Airport at Daedalus. Regional and City Airports are working closely with Air Alderney to progress this exciting proposal which seeks to create a daily service from the Channel Islands to Solent Airport. The announcement comes in the Airport's centenary year. Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: "This could be great news for both Solent Airport and for Fareham. Already a thriving airport for private flyers and an increasing number of business people, establishing a scheduled passenger service will open the Airport up to a whole new range of customers, whilst Fareham will benefit from more visitors coming to the town."

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void the traffic and reduce the stress of driving this autumn with a new series of ideas for days out in the South Downs National Park. Go South Downs is a new online resource to help people plan an entire car-free trip in the National Park – from where to stay and places to eat to things to do and how to join them together on foot, bicycle or public transport.

If the plans go ahead passengers will be able to board an eight seater Islander plane to take them to the island of Alderney. The manufacturer of the planes, Britten Norman, is actually based at Solent Airport from where the Islander aircraft has operated from for many years. Danny Wilson, Air Alderney, said: "We are looking forward to working with Solent Airport to get this exciting idea off the ground!" A decision on the new air service is expected in the next few months. For further information contact: The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310 fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

The first itineraries to go online are for the market towns of Lewes and Petersfield.Visitors can also look out for special Cyclists and Walkers Welcome signs in local businesses. These mean that they not only offer a warm welcome but are able to offer facilities ranging from a top-up for water bottles to a safe place to lock up a bike, or even plasters or a puncture repair kit. Jo Williams, who leads on Sustainable Tourism in the South Downs National Park, said: “Autumn is a great time to visit the South Downs and we want to make it as easy as possible for people to enjoy a carfree trip to National Park – whether they’re here for a day, a weekend or a week.”

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“We’re starting with our popular market towns of Lewes and Petersfield both great destinations to explore the towns, villages and landscapes of the South Downs on foot, by bike or public transport. We hope to expand it to more towns and villages across the National Park in the future.” To start your adventure, visit: www.southdowns.gov.uk/enjoy/go-southdowns 34

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Home

THE GLASS SIDED STAIRCASE COMPANY: GREAT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SERVICE

What about the price? Peter explains, “Glass Sided Staircases are not an everyday item but if you have been quoted for a glass sided staircase from one of the bigger companies you will be very pleasantly surprised to get our quote. We source our glass locally and we have minimal overheads which means we can keep our prices right down and deliver a great product at an affordable price. What reaction have they had so far? Keith explains: “Within a week of launching we were quoting for our first job. We took a stand at The Alresford Show in September and we made a ‘before and after’ staircase to show people the effect of replacing wooden spindles with glass. People really got it and we have had a lot of interest.” Free Consultation and Quotation If you are interested in a consultation and quotation, give Peter and Keith a call on either 01962 736959 or 07827389320. Quote promo code GSTF/2017 to get 20% off glass. Promo code valid on all orders placed by end February 2018.

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fter working together off and on for many years, Keith Wake and Peter Nankivell launched The Glass Sided Staircase Company with a first Facebook post on February 1st, 2017. The post said: “And we're off! Two Hampshire blokes with a passion for light and glass.Visit www.TheGlassSidedStaircaseCompany. co.uk - Launched today.”

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“Yes, it was a bit cryptic,” admits Peter, “But within a week we had our first client. Getting the right name for our company was important and calling ourselves The Glass Sided Staircase Company was definitely something we got right first time.” So where did the idea for The Glass Sided Staircase Company come from? Keith Wake explains: "After fitting staircases for other big firms I realised Peter and I could design, supply and fit at more affordable prices. So, we set up The Glass Sided Staircase Company to work for people direct." What makes you stand out? Peter and Keith pride themselves on delivering craftsmanship and great service. Peter continues, “We only use quality materials and the precision part is making several templates for each job so the glass fits perfectly. We spend time getting this absolutely right and it is the only way to ensure the correct fit. Finally, it is just us. Each job starts with a free consultation and quotation, when one of us comes out to your home to discuss various options, and we do the job ourselves.” So why do people want Glass Sided Staircases? A glass sided staircase brings light into your home. Keith explains: “A lot of houses have narrow hallways which can be quite dark and the glass sides will reflect both natural and artificial light to give a brighter feel. A glass sided staircase can rejuvenate an older property.” So, what is involved? “We take out your existing wooden spindles and replace them with 10mm toughened glass sides. Some people keep their existing handrail and Newell posts, others go for a totally fresh look and in a small number of jobs we even take out the whole staircase and start from scratch.” 36

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ocal sporting talent will be given the chance to thrive with East Hampshire District Council’s Elite Sports Grant. The grant, of up to £600, helps sportsmen and women in their efforts to achieve county, national, international and perhaps even Olympic honours. East Hampshire athletes, aged between 10 and 24 years old, can now apply for the award to help towards the cost of travelling, coaching, qualifications, or equipment. The first grants, awarded in April 2017, totalled just under £6,000 with 17 athletes receiving the award. Athletes that apply for the grant are automatically considered for the annual East Hampshire Sports Awards, held every February at Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook. Councillor Julie Butler, Portfolio Holder for Customer Service, said: “We are very lucky to have such high calibre athletes in the district and I am so glad that EHDC offers these grants and goes above and beyond to support them in their quest for success. “Sport can be very expensive when competing at a high level, with competitions taking place in all areas of the country or even the world.” This round of funding closes on 30 December 2017. For more information and to apply visit: www.easthants.gov.uk/ elite-sports-fund or contact Kirsty Cope, Sports Development Officer, on Kirsty.Cope@easthants.gov.uk or 01730 234015.


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Church Services BISHOP'S WALTHAM O Catholic Church of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Sundays 09.30 Sunday Mass Saturdays 18.00 Evening Mass

O St. Peter's

Sunday 1 October 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service at the Church Hall Sunday 8 October 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service in Church Hall 18.30 Evensong at The Blessed Mary, Upham Sunday 15 October 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service in Church Hall Sunday 22 October 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Morning Worship 09.15 Informal Service with Communion in Church Hall Sunday 29 October 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service with in Church Hall 18.30 Reflective Service

CORHAMPTON O Saxon Church

Sunday 8 October Reflections: Prayer 18.30 and Meditation Sunday 15 October 10.30 Matins Sunday 22 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 29 October 08.00 Holy Communion

DROXFORD O St. Mary & All Saints

Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 8 October 10.30 Harvest Family Eucharist Sunday 15 October 10.00 Informal All-Age Service Sunday 29 October 10.30 Holy Communion

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EXTON O St. Peter & St. Paul

Sunday 1 October Evensong 18.30 Sunday 15 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 10.30 Holy Communion

MEONSTOKE O St. Andrew's

Sunday 1 October 10.30 Harvest Family Eucharist Sunday 8 October 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 15 October Healing & Taizé: 18.30 Luke the Evangelist Sunday 22 October 09.30 Informal All-Age Service

HAMBLEDON O Methodist Church

Thursdays 10.00 Holy Communion in the Morrell Room

SHIRRELL HEATH O Methodist Church

Sunday 1 October 10.30 Morning Worship with Holy Communion 18.00 Evening Worship Sunday 8 October 10.30 Family Worship 18.00 Evening Worship Sunday 15 October 10.30 Morning Worship 18.00 Circuit Service at Hambledon Methodist Church Sunday 22 October 10.30 Morning Worship 18.00 Evening Worship Sunday 29 October 10.30 Morning Worship 18.00 Evening Worship with Holy Communion

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Sunday 1 October 10.30 Morning Worship Holy Communion and children’s craft activities Sunday 8 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 15 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 22 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 29 October 10.30 Morning Worship

Sunday 1 October 11.00 Benefice Harvest Festival with ROCS (for all children) Sunday 8 October 11.00 Matins Sunday 22 October 11.00 Parish Communion

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O Holy Trinity Church

O Methodist Church

Sunday 8 October 09.30 Parish Communion Sunday 15 October 10.00 Benefice Communion Service Sunday 22 October 09.30 Parish Communion Sunday 29 October 10.00 Bible Sunday Benefice Service Every Friday 08.30 Morning Prayers

SHEDFIELD O St. John the Baptist

Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Parish Holy Communion Sunday 8 October 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Family Service Sunday 15 October 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Parish Holy Communion 18.00 Sung Evensong Sunday 22 October 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Quiet Time Service Sunday 29 October 08.00 Holy Communion BCP 10.00 Coffee Time Worship with Music Group

O St Peter's Church

Sunday 1 October 10.30 Morning Service with Holy Communion 18.00 Evening at St Barnabas Church Sunday 8 October 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service Sunday 15 October 10.30 Family Service 18.00 Circuit Service at Hambledon Sunday 22 October 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service with Holy Communion Sunday 29 October 10.30 Morning Service 18.00 Evening Service

O St. Barnabas

Sunday 1 October 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Family Eucharist 18.30 Songs of Praise Sunday 8 October 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist inc Sunday Club Sunday 15 October 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 3rd@10 Cafe Church 18.30 Eucharist Sunday 22 October 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist inc Sunday Club

Sunday 29 October 08.00 Eucharist 10.00 Parish Eucharist inc Sunday Club Wednesdays 11.00 Eucharist Thursdays 08.15 Morning Prayer

UPHAM O Church of the Blessed Mary

Sunday 1 October Parish Communion 11.00 Sunday 8 October Family Service 11.00 18.30 Evensong Sunday 15 October 11.00 Parish Communion Sunday 22 October 11.00 Parish Communion Sunday 29 October 11.00 Matins 18.30 Reflective Service at St Peter's Bishop's Waltham

WALTHAM CHASE O Waltham Chase Methodist Church

Sunday 1 October 09.30 Family Breakfast 10.00 Family Worship 11.00 Second Service: Worship & Word Sunday 8 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 15 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 22 October 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 29 October 10.30 Morning Worship

WARNFORD O Church of Our Lady

Sunday 1 October 09.00 Holy Communion Sunday 8 October 10.30 Joint Harvest Festival Sunday 15 October 09.00 Holy Communion Sunday 22 October 09.00 Mattins Sunday 29 October 15.00 Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Saturdays 09.00 Morning Prayer

WEST MEON O St. John the Evangelist Sunday 1 October 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 All Age Worship Sunday 15 October 10.30 Service of the Word Sunday 22 October 10.30 Parish Communion Wednesdays & Thursdays (except 12 October) 09.00 Morning Prayer


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Community JOINT ACCORD LAUNCHED BETWEEN PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND AND ENGLAND’S TEN NATIONAL PARKS

wellbeing amongst people with lived experience of mental ill-health, by supporting and enabling them to access the therapeutic benefits of being out in nature. Grow started as a pilot project within Mind in Brighton and Hove which organised a number of activities for within the Sussex countryside at Saddlescombe Farm. The National Park Authority has provided support by leading events and training sessions as well as provided guided walks. The walks focus on connecting participants with nature and have either been general wanders or concentrated on a specific activity such as looking at tree identification or birds. Consultations with those who used mental health services led the National Park Authority to believe that people with enduring mental health difficulties find it challenging to access the therapeutic benefits of the countryside; and moreover that they’d like support to do so. Evaluation of the project has shown that 87.5% of participants reported that Grow has had a significant or great benefit to their mental health, and 63.6% found the same for their physical health. 65% believed they were likely to use mental health services less as a result of the wellbeing effects of Grow.

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ngland’s National Parks are vital resources that will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between Public Health England and the nation’s ten National Parks. Free to access and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these inspiring protected landscapes are key to improving people’s physical and mental wellbeing. The partnership – in the form of a Joint Accord – follows recent research showing that six million people in the country are not even managing to take a ten-minute brisk walk once a month. It will build on work already being carried out to encourage more people to experience the many health benefits of getting out and active in National Parks. The Joint Accord was launched by Steve Brine MP, Minister for Public Health in the South Downs National Park on Friday 8 September.

Grow continues to offer free of charge and paid for activities, courses and training throughout the year. Participants have said: “I’m less isolated, more optimistic and connected to others. It’s been so refreshing to learn how to focus on the beauty of the environment rather than my illness.” “In an area which is often neglected – mental health – and where conventional treatment all too often tends to involve sitting in a room processing, GROW stands out for me as something radically different – and a little bit magic too.” For more information about GROW please visit www.growingwellbeing.org.uk

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Public Health Minister Steve Brine, said “This accord is a win-win. Not only does it help preserve our beautiful national parks, but encourages people to get active, adding years to our lives and saving billions of pounds for our NHS.” “Physical activity helps to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions. So I am delighted to help launch this Accord, and I cannot think of a better place to get active than in our National Parks.” Margaret Paren, Chair of the South Downs National Park Authority and National Parks England, said “Whether for mind or body, there is clear evidence that getting outdoors improves people’s wellbeing. Millions of people already enjoy National Parks but with increasing anxiety, mental illness, and physical inactivity this partnership is a great opportunity to build on the innovative work already underway so that more people benefit from being outside in these very special landscapes.”

GROW – Supporting recovery and feeling better through activities in nature

A shining example of how National Parks can play a vital part in wellbeing, GROW is an independent charitable organisation in the South Downs National Park run by people with personal experience of mental health issues. Grow’s aims are to improve and maintain 44

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Clubs & Societies O Meon Valley Lions Club For more information: 0845 833 7812 or visit: www. meonvalleylionsclub.org.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS O Bishop's Waltham Photographic Society For more information visit: bishopswalthamphotosociety.co.uk

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O Curdridge Amateur Drama Group For more information please see www.curdridgedrama.co.uk

O Winchester & Solent Branch of the Cartophilic Society (Cigarette Cards) For more information contact Keith Miller: 01243 865147

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HORTICULTURE O Bishops Waltham Gardening Club For more information please see www.bwgc.org.uk

O The Solent Aviation Art Society For more information ring: 01489 578420

O Meon Valley Garden Club For more information please visit: www.meon-valley-garden-club. co.uk O West Meon Garden Club For more information please call Yvonne Noble: 01730 829050

SPORTS CLUBS

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O Bishop's Waltham Badminton Club For further information visit: www.bishopswalthambc.com

O Meon Valley Active Retirment Association For more information visit: mvara.btck.co.uk

O Meon Valley Bowling Club For more information Tel: 01489 891871, email: meonbowls@live.co.uk www.meonvalleybowls.org.uk

O Meon Valley Carers Group For more information: Margaret: 01489 895444 on Monday between 9.15 & 13.15 for details.

O South Downs Nordic Walking For more information please call: 07879 564990 or visit www. southdownsnordicwalking.co.uk O Swanmore Lawn Tennis Club For more information please visit: https://clubspark.lta.org. uk/swanmorelawntennisclub or contact: sec@swanmoretennis. co.uk.

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OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES O Bishop's Waltham Bridge Club For more information contact: Roger Robinson: 01489 877504 or Phil White: 01489 896877. O Bishop's Waltham Gateway Club For more information please contact Vee or Brian on 01489 895767. O Bishop's Waltham Rotary Club For more information please visit: bishopswalthamrotary.org.uk. O Meon Ladies For more information please email Sarah Snowdon on: sarah. snowdon@live.com 46

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O West Meon Ladies Hockey Club For more information ring - 07786 830881 or email: jocopsey10@gmail.com or see Facebook- West Meon Ladies Hockey Club

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O Swanmore Amateur Dramatic Society For more information please ring 07701 044563 or email caroline-powell@live.com

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O The New Music Makers SATB Choir For more information contact Lin on 023 8045 4285 or visit: www.newmusicmakers.com O Singing for Fun For more information contact Annabel: 01489 877130 or 07732 329792.

O Zero 4 Probus Club For more information contact Malcolm Watson: 01489 891875 or 07926 925466. https:// zero4probusclub.weebly.com O Waltham Priory Probus Club For more information please call Janet Gibson on 01489 783386.

O Bishop’s Waltham Library Toddler Time Every Wednesday during Term Time. 10.30am – 11am. Stories, rhymes and simple craft for the under 5’s O Hambledon Folk Club For more information visit: www.hambledonfolkclub.co.uk. folkclubhambledon@hotmail. co.uk O Meon Voices Choir For more information please contact Phil: 01489 579078, coundleypj@yahoo.com or Maureen 01489890335 alan@agbuckland.plus.com.

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