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BISHOPS WALTHAM ROTARY CARNIVAL PROCESSION AND SHOW 11TH JUNE 2016: GET INVOLVED

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he objective of the Rotary Carnival is to provide a community service for the children and grown- ups of Bishop’s Waltham and surrounding districts, at the same time as raising money for local charities. The carnival has been running for around 40 years, and Rotary has been organising it for over 20 years. During that time, tens of thousands of pounds have been raised for needy causes in the area. It’s really a combination of an exciting and colourful Procession, a Carnival celebrating our local good fortune, and a Village Show of many local things. So let’s take them one at a time:

First, the Procession This starts in the Market Square at 1215. The Batala band will be playing Mardi Gras music from around 11.45. So, be ready to join in the procession, in your costume: prizes for best turned out. The Procession starts with a motorcade of vintage and classic cars and motor bikes. It’s followed by the

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Batala band, playing Mardi Gras music, then comes: steam roller, fire engine, stilt walker, St John’s Ambulance, Fuller’s magnificent dray horses, BW Community bus, Pony and trap, the Jungle Play bus, jazz band, Juggling Jake Then, leaving the best to last: Trigger the Train and Riding Therapy.

Next, the Carnival & Village Show This is a huge mixture of displays, action activities, and just fun for children and adults. There are food stalls and drinks stalls; there are arena events such as Ferret Racing for the first time! Tug of War Competition, Dancing Displays, Canine Agility display. There is a special bike riding competition that you will never have seen before. Jungle Play bus;You can walk around and get close up to the vintage and classic cars and bikes, along with all the fun of the fair. Let’s make this a great Carnival for 2016. Come along, join in, and enjoy yourself. Let your hair down and lead the Carnival Procession.

On Saturday 18th June from 12.30pm Meonstoke is holding their church fete on the Church Green, Meonstoke. This will be a traditional gathering in front of St Andrews Church, near the Bucks Head. The barbeque opens at 1pm with burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. There will be Pimms and beer, soft drinks, afternoon tea with clotted cream scones and homemade cakes. There are some fabulous events this year such as a Dog Agility event, Ferret Racing for those who enjoy a flutter, duck racing on the River Meon and lots more fun stalls for young and old!

FRIDAY 1ST SATURDAY 9TH JULY Winchester Festival 2016 This annual festival showcases music, talks, drama, visual arts and guided walks in nine days of events in venues across the city. Speakers include Michael Morpurgo, Sandi Toksvig,Vince Cable, Antony Beevor, Alice Roberts and Esther Rantzen. Music highlights include evening performances by the Waynflete Singers with Brahms' German Requiem, award-winning choir Sansara and Britten's community opera Noye's Fludde, as well as the popular lunchtime concerts by young musicians. Booking: Cathedral Box Office, 01962 857 276 or www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

SATURDAY 9TH JULY Wickham in Rhythm The Wickham with Rhythm club night returns with DJ Paul spinning an all vinyl set. If you like Jive and Swing tunes from the 40s to the 60s, together with 50s Mambo, Rhythm & Blues, Northern Soul and Rock n Roll then you're going to love this! The event features a bar, big screen movie projections and is Family Friendly so kids are welcome! Under 16s go FREE. Tickets are £3 and limited so it's best to book online: https:// www.ticketsource.co.uk/wickham. Remaining tickets will be on the door. More details can be found on our Facebook site: www.facebook.com/ wickham50s/. The Wickham Centre, Wickham, PO17 5AL


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‘Best Wishes’ for Father’s Day

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ather’s Day is a day honouring fathers, and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Celebrated across much of the world, Father’s Day is held in the UK on the third Sunday of June each year. Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fathers and male parenting. The first observance of a Father’s Day was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, although it took a little while for the celebration to make its way across the Atlantic to the UK. Since then, Father’s Day has grown into a significant celebration, becoming the fourth largest event of the year for the greetings card industry. Now, it is even not just fathers to whom Father’s Day cards are sent, with many people opting to send cards to grandfathers, uncles or others they view as father figures in their life.

WIN A £50 MEAL VOUCHER ‘Best Wishes’, in partnership with ‘Banks Bar Bistro’, are offering one lucky reader the chance to Win a £50 Meal Voucher at ‘Banks Bar Bistro’. To enter, answer the following question, then either post your entry to the address in our advert or bring it in to ‘Best Wishes of Bishop’s Waltham’ by Saturday 18th June 2016. Question: Where was Father’s Day first observed? Answer ....................................................................... Name ......................................................................... Contact No. ............................................................... Post Code ...................................................................

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A NON-PROFIT EVENT – SUPPORTING CHARITIES IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Saturday 11th June ARLEBURY PARK, ALRESFORD NR.WINCHESTER

ONE GREAT DAY OF LIVE MUSIC FOUR STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC FEATURING ROCK ★ POP ★ INDIE ★ BLUES ★ WORLD ★ FOLK ★ DANCE ★ JAZZ ★ DJs Last year over 3,250 festival goers enjoyed the all-day family party atmosphere of the Alresford Music Festival, and this year it’s set to be even bigger and better. A NEW Extended layout means more: four stages of live music, a packed festival village, plus a huge choice of local and international food stalls. The Ringwood Fine Ale bar, plus more cocktail and cider bars will be quenching thirsts.

FAMILY ARENA

FREE family entertainment all day, including silent disco, bungee trampolining, climbing wall, inflatable assault course, Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre, an African music workshop, craft stalls, a magic show, art workshops, street theatre, a memory pod and poolball.

LINE UP

Over 25 bands will play throughout the day from 10.00-23.55 and sensational headline act DUB PISTOLS are confirmed for the top slot; so look forward to a high energy reggae-breaks-jungle mash-up party to close the festival. A full line up of all the bands and artists with links to check them out is available on the website.

TRAVEL

It’s so easy to get to the festival! There are FREE shuttle buses now running between Alton and Winchester train stations from late morning until midnight so everyone can relax, travel safely and have a good time.

CAMPING

For those who want to make a weekend of it, there’s now plenty of camping in Arlebury Park (tents only) on both Friday and Saturday nights, PLUS this year there is a dedicated motorhomes site only 600m from the festival entrance (limited capacity – first come first served). Camping is FREE on Friday and only £5 per person on Saturday. Alresford Music Festival is a real community event in the heart of our town. It only happens due to generous support from residents, volunteers and sponsors and we are very grateful to; First Option Software, Thomas Miller Creative, Axians, Alresford Salads, Belgarum, CleverTouch, Cold Control, Families Worldwide, Mint Signs and SQA consulting. The festival is not-for-profit and money raised is given to local community charities and other good causes. With more music and activities than ever in 2016, we hope to see many more of you, which will mean we can raise even more funds for worthy organisations. Discounted tickets are available if bought in advance from our website. Limited tickets available on the gate…

GATES OPEN AT 10AM

We look forward to seeing you on 11th June and thank you in advance for all your support.

For more information please visit www.alresfordmusicfestival.com


LIMITED TICKETS ON THE GATE FROM £12 - CAMPING £5 – UNDER 5s GET IN FREE!

2016 LINE UP – 25 LIVE BANDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY!

MAIN STAGE 12.00-22.55

2ND STAGE 12.45-21.30

BIG TOP TENT 11.30-23.55

4TH STAGE 10.00-23.55

The Sea Slugs The Barefoot Bandit Zimbaremabwe RattleWreck Playing House Lionstar The Hattie Jaques’ Playlist Dub Pistols

Dah Rhyl Gah Moor Rescue Me Too Black Water County Jump 66 The Greasy Slicks Black Hat Band Wolf Club

Wait Juliet Howland Accrington Stanley Megan Linford Funke & The Two Tone Baby Southampton Ukulele Jam Seán McGowan Icey Stanley Brandywidow

Student Performances Music Workshops Nanking Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre African Music Workshop Rhubarb Street Theatre Jared Gale Magic Show Alresford Ukulele Jam DJ Set Electro Groove Monkey & Lebrosk

To listen to the bands in advance please visit the ‘LINE-UP’ page on our website. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE FESTIVAL APP & KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THE RUNNING ORDER.

A GREAT DAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY FREE Family Entertainment throughout the day, below are just a few, so check out the website for the full list… SILENT DISCO

Dance to your own tune. Don a pair of our wireless headphones with multi-channels to choose exactly what you want to hear …then let yourself go.

BUNGEE TRAMPOLINES

A combination of four trampolines and bungees gives everyone the thrill of zero gravity whilst doing single, double and triple somersaults! A truly exhilarating experience for all!

CLIMBING WALL

Experience rock climbing and abseiling in a safe environment. Scale the 25ft high wall with multiple routes from easy to hard. All participants are attached to safety ropes and guided throughout by qualified and fully trained personnel making it fun, challenging and safe for all ages.

DANCE & THEATRE

The Mayflower Musical Youth theatre offers a versatile mix of singing, dancing and acting while three intrepid travellers from Rhubarb Theatre, set off on a wild race around the world!

MAGIC & CIRCUS

Jared Gale is a very modern musician with illusions and tricks to twist everyone’s melon! Markey Jay provides an amazing street show as well as offering circus skills for all to try out.

ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP

Southampton Scrapstore, using recycled junk, make musical instruments, such as shakers, drums and didgeridoos to jam along with. The Happy Art Company offers sequins and feathers, pens and paint to make amazing masks to wear for that real festival look.

Illustrations by www.tomjoyceillustration.com. Photographs kindly supplied by Allan Jones (www.rockstarimages.co.uk) & Richard Turner Photography.


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Winchester Festival of the Arts 2016

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ounded in 1998, the Winchester Festival has grown into an established nine-day celebration of the arts in a variety of historic venues across the city. In 2016 we feel very excited by our forthcoming programme which includes Brahms' German Requiem, Britten's opera Noye's Fludde, award-winning choir Sansara and talks from the renowned Michael Morpurgo, Alice Roberts, Sandi Toksvig and Esther Rantzen. We always try to produce enticing literary and musical events. Last year amongst our talents we listened to Rachmaninov's Vespers in the Cathedral, the Tallis Scholars and Natalie Clein playing the cello in the wonderful church of St Cross. Speakers to be remembered included Dame Carol Ann Duffy (poet laureate), Greg Dyke and Professor Robert Winston. Over the years we have heard Michael Portillo, John Simpson, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Baroness Neuberger in an ecumenical discussion with the Dean of Winchester, Brian Sewell and Roy Strong arguing about modern art and Germaine Greer fascinating a huge audience of young and old (mainly women!). The music has always been the major part of our festival and we have been able to attract the pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, the cellist Steven Isserlis and the guitarist John Williams amongst others – too many stars to name. We warmly invite people to pick up a programme, check the website or call to book seats which are reasonably priced with tickets starting at £7 for a lunchtime concert.

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Antony Beevor, Ardennes 1944, 2nd July, Theatre Royal Professor Alice Roberts, The Celts, 4th July, Guildhall Kathy Lette, Courting Trouble, 5th July, Guildhall David Cawston, Architect, 6th July,Winchester Discovery Centre Sandi Toksvig and John Lloyd in conversation, 6th July, Guildhall Vince Cable, After the Storm, 7th July, Guildhall Dame Esther Rantzen, That's After Life!, 8th July, Guildhall Robert Hardy on Churchill, 8th July, Theatre Royal Michael Morpurgo, Such Stuff, 9th July, Theatre Royal

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• The Waynflete Singers and English Chamber Orchestra, 1st July, Cathedral, Brahms’ Requiem • Twelfth Day, violin and harp folk duo, 2nd July, Prior’s Hall • Ashton Singers, choral music, 2nd July, St Cross Church • Winchester Symphony Orchestra, Final of the Young Soloist Competition, 3rd July, Winchester College • Lunchtime recital series, 4th – 8th July, St Lawrence’s Church • Winchester Music Club, Finzi, Howells, Fauré, 4th July, Winchester College Chapel • Sansara, Britten Hymn to St Cecilia, Byrd Laudibus in Sanctis, 5th July, Cathedral • Red Priest, Viva Baroque! 7th July, St Cross Church • Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and Winchester primary schools, Britten Noye’s Fludde, Cathedral

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William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, 2nd and 3rd July, St Lawrence’s Church Alfred’s Kingdom – a dramatised guided walk, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th July

Winchester Festival of the Arts Friday 1st – Saturday 9th July 2016 Telephone booking: 01962 857 276 Online booking: www.winchesterfestival.co.uk


Leisure SOBERTON FETE 2016

'An Actor's Life'

Hugh Bonneville in conversation with John Miller A fascinating evening giving an insight into the life of a well known and respected actor

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traditional English Village Fete on the Soberton Church Green. Full range of stalls (Country fare, Plants, Aladdins Cave, Books, Toys etc) plus Games, Grand Draw, Displays and a Tug of War competition. Refreshments available – teas, BBQ, ice cream, Pimms and strawberries. Entry of £2 includes free entry into the ‘Lucky Draw’. Ample free parking. Just off A32 north of Wickham (SO32 3PF) Saturday 25 Jun 2016 2pm - 5pm £2 entry Children free Soberton Church Green Hampshire SO32 3PF

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Saturday 25th June at 6.30pm The Bapsy Hall, Winchester Guildhall, The Broadway, SO23 9GH Doors will be open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. There will be time at the end of the interview for the audience to ask questions. Drinks will be available to purchase prior to the event. Tickets will be £12 and are available online from www.jumblebee.co.uk/ageukmidhampshire Or in person from the Winchester Cathedral Box Office 01962 857275

Age UK Mid Hampshire is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England. Charity number 1150578 and company number 8192474. Registered address: The Colebrook Centre, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH

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Friday 1st Saturday 9th July Booking Line: 01962 857 276 www.winchesterfestival.co.uk

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Leisure ANDARK WATER FESTIVAL

Over the past four decades, Andark has grown to cover all forms of watersports and its large retail shop in Swanwick, near Southampton (and now even bigger online store!) offers unbeatable value on all the big name brands, from Henri Lloyd, Gill, Musto, O’Neill to Typhoon, Crewsaver and many more.

WELLBEING

Andark’s commitment to diving and watersports was strengthened again when, in 2014, they opened their own watersports lake which is used for a host of activities, including SCUBA diving, kayaking, rescue and capsize training and open water swimming. With a modern conference room and onsite cafe, Andark Lake is increasingly being adopted for use by the corporate training world, who also take advantage of the heated, indoor swimming pool and numerous onsite facilities.

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Photo accredited to Terry Scott

ndark Diving and Watersports is marking its 40th anniversary by rolling out a host of celebrations and activities across the summer, including a FREE family weekend – The Andark Water Festival - and the Women’s Dive Day, alongside the launch of a new state-of-the art website www.andark.co.uk to get all the low down from.

Andark, based in Swanwick, was originally formed as a diving contract business, before diversifying into scuba diver training. It is now recognised as one of the country’s largest leisure diving schools teaching PADI and BSAC and offering a range of worldrecognised dive courses. There are also a number of other specialised courses including RYA training courses, underwater escape training (the Dunker) and liferaft drill sessions.

Wellbeing

COME AND INDULGE YOURSELF AT HEALTHSPACE

Andark is the place to go for ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ Try Dives, where you can have a go at the sport at a fraction of the cost in a safe, controlled environment. Then just pop into the shop and pick up your snorkel, mask, new flip flops and away you go; holiday ready! For further information on the Andark Water Festival, The Women’s Dive Day, its courses, or to purchase all your essential kit, visit www. andark.co.uk

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Massages and Facial's combine manual techniques with natural active ingredients and essential oils. In their search for the perfect natural skincare range and wanting to keep to their own artisan, ethical and eco values, HealthSpace have partnered with Natural Wisdom Organic Skincare, a local Hampshire company. This month celebrates the launch of the new Signature (Natural Wisdom) Pure Facial, designed to restore natural health and vitality to the skin.

Whilst your feet soak in the bespoke stone footbaths, the specially imported breath pedi lounger enables you to lay back in comfort, allowing you to enjoy every aspect of your treatment. It's easy to book online, or call for an appointment: 01489 874 100 www.healthspace.co.uk


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Wellbeing THE JOE GLOVER TRUST

The Caci Jowl Lift Specifically targets those loose muscles around the jawline. Using quad probe applicators designed to double the lifting action of the Caci treatment system therefore enhancing the results and reducing treatment time.

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he Joe Glover Trust was set up in memory of Joe Glover who was a Colden Common boy who died in 2006 at the age of 8 years old from Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It exists to help families in crisis following their child's diagnosis of cancer. When a child is diagnosed, the family’s world falls apart causing a devastating effect. Everything the family knows suddenly becomes uncertain as they face months and years of gruelling treatment. The diagnosis has a massive financial impact on parents as often one or both parents need to give up work or take unpaid leave to care for their sick child but the mortgage/council tax /other normal household expenditure don’t go away. To assist with this, the charity supports families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, West Sussex, Wiltshire and the Channel Islands when their child is on treatment by awarding financial hardship grants. These grants can be for a host of reasons such as rent or mortgage payments, everyday living costs, travel costs to hospital or sadly help towards funeral costs. All the families it works with are receiving their treatment at the Regional Paediatric Oncology Centre at Southampton General Hospital, together with shared care at their local hospitals such as Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. Cancer creates a crisis in the life of each family member and the charity hopes to help families in whatever way it can, be it through its Grants Scheme, Day's Out Programme, Televisions/Xboxes and iPads on the ward or by providing emergency snacks for parents during a hospital stay to help make life just a little more bearable for everyone. 2016 is a very important year for the charity as it will be 10 years since Joe Glover died. It is marking this memorable event with a very special Annual Ball on Saturday 26th November 2016 at the new Hilton at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It would be fantastic to welcome supporters to its Winter Wonderland themed event as it moves into the 10th anniversary of the charity. The event will help raise vital funds to support more children and their families through this devastating time in their life. Tickets are £65 each or a table of 10 guests is £600 which includes a Drinks Reception, 3 course dining, sensational entertainment by The Strand, Casino Tables and much more! For further information about the charity, sponsorship opportunities or to buy tickets for the Annual Ball, please contact Jane Wilmshurst at The Joe Glover Trust on 07818 417164 or jane@thejoeglovertrust.org

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The 15 minute facial treatment helps improve the appearance of sagging jowls by using the quad probes which have been specifically developed to target the muscles around the jawline. They emit tiny electrical impulses to lift, firm and redefine the facial contours. You can have the treatment incorporated in the full facial Caci treatment for an extra £15 or as a stand alone treatment for £25. It is completely painless and the results are superb

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Absolute Healthcare Dementia Training

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bsolute Healthcare was born from a desire to provide good quality Nursing-led health care to people living in their own homes, creating a complimentary service to that of the community nurses in the area. We started the business off with three people, and four years on we now have 25 care staff, an office team of 6 people and we’re still growing! We’re a family run, local business with an enviable reputation based on a loyal team of dedicated carers and a unique nursing-led approach. We offer traditional domiciliary care, from timed visits to companionship. What sets us apart from other companies is our expertise. All of our care work is overseen by our Director of Care, Louise Jeffrey, a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience. Our Senior Carer,Veronica Martin (pictured with Louise) is also a registered nurse and we’re about to recruit a Deputy Manager with a strong nursing background. Having these skills means we can approach care in the home in a very different way, offering a service above and beyond the normal domiciliary approach. Our leadership team are nurses who then train the rest of the care team in how to help people with complex medical conditions, and how to support patients with conditions such as Dementia or Parkinson’s. We care for all kinds of people across Hampshire, including children and young people and their parents – it’s not just the elderly who need a little extra support around the home. We are local, approachable, and go the extra mile for our clients. We employ, train and invest in local carers who choose caring as a serious long term career with us and in return they are supported with the National Care Certificate, and NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care. Investing in the happiness of our staff means a low turnover of carers and more continuity for our clients. 16

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Professional

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Situated in the farmhouse within Bishop’s Waltham Palace, the exhibition is free to visit and now open every Saturday and Sunday from 2.00 – 4.00 pm until the end of September. A first floor display relives the mixed fortunes of the Abbey Mill, built in 1862, and owned by James Duke and his family for more than a hundred years. Duke’s was the major employer in the town after the Second World War, when the company became a marketleading distributor of seeds and animal feeds. At the exhibition, local historians from the Museum’s Oral History Project hope to make contact with more of the men and women who worked for Duke’s before the 1990s.

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18th century etching of the Great Pond and Bishop’s Palace ruins. Credit to Bishop's Waltham Museum Trust

id you know that the North and South Ponds at Bishop’s Waltham were once a single pond used to store thousands of fish for the Bishop

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of Winchester? This year, Bishop’s Waltham Museum Trust summer exhibition tells the story of the Great Pond from its Medieval origins to the end of the 20th century.

The exhibition may prove to be the swan song for the Abbey Mill. No firm plans have been announced by the prospective buyers of the Sainsbury site to regenerate the mill, which currently lies in a semi-derelict state.


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Activites for children at Quob Stables Teddy Bear's Picnic: 30th May 1/2 hour pony ride & picnic lunch. Open to ages 3-10 years. No experience necessary!

Own a Pony Day: 2nd June & 11th August

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THE SADDLERY Our equestrian shop boasts a wide range of products including accessories, gifts, supplements and much more. We have fully trained and certified staff to fit both hats and body protectors, and endeavour to provide our customers with a friendly and knowledgeable service. RUG WASHING We offer a very efficient rug wash and re-proof service on any number of rugs, and due to our super quick drying rails we are able to provide a fast turnaround. All rugs are washed and re-proofed using Nikwax, the safe way to thoroughly clean and revitalise, ensuring insulation, water repellency and breathability of your rugs or coats. We provide this service for horse rugs as well as travel/brushing boots, numnahs, head collars, half & full chaps, dog beds, dog coats and much more. We offer a repair service in our workshop and will advise you honestly whether it is economical to repair your rug before proceeding. We are also able to do alterations and fitting adjustments. LEATHER REPAIRS Darren is our leather craftsman, who has 13 years experience in all things leather and fabric, repairing, restoring, designing and creating, from saddles to classic cars.

Saddle repair/alteration • Replacement girth straps & repositioning • Re-flocking Panel replacement • Bridle alteration/repair • Handmade bridles to measure Show bridles • Harness repair • Boot repair/zip replacement • Calf resizing Patches • Handmade dog collars • Show sets • Twist leads • Harnesses • Slip leads Decorative collars & leads • Gun slip zip replacement • Hunting whip re-wrap Replacement lash • Repair/replacement thong • Replacement jacket zips & chap zips Handbag repair & replacement zips • Buckles • All clips, fixings & keepers All miscellaneous items made of leather that require repair.

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ocal furniture maker Gaze Burvill designs and makes beautiful, luxurious furniture for the terrace, garden and landscape, from garden seats to dining sets, scuptural spiral seats to poolside loungers, perfect for either contemporary or traditional settings.

Flower Show. This modular collection comprises single seats, an ottoman, and Corner Sofas can be either ‘left’ or ‘right’ orientated.

While the furniture is all craftsman-made here in Hampshire, it is delivered to projects all over the world, from Australia, to the USA - even Japan. Oak has been chosen for its durability, tactile beauty and graceful weathering characteristics, as well as strong environmental credentials. Gaze Burvill uses only certificated, sustainably sourced oak from known sources, either PEFC or FSC. Long established techniques, like steam bending, meet state of the art technology, to create collections to suit the elegant contemporary terrace or traditional garden setting. Shown here is the luxurious Splash Lounge Collection in a 'New England' finish, launching at this year’s RHS Chelsea

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All furniture can be ordered in either the New England finish, or the standard natural ‘fumed oak’.Visits are welcome by appointment, and the East Tisted showroom is open on several Saturdays through the Spring and Summer - check the website for details. 01420 588444 info@gazeburvill.com www.gazeburvill.com


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Garden

CHRIS NUTT’S GARDENING COLUMN

Calendar THURSDAY 2 JUNE NGS Gardens open for charity: Horndean Crookley Pool, Blendworth Lane, Horndean. Californian tree poppies elbow valerian aside to crowd round the pool. Evening primroses obstruct the way to the door and the steps to wisteria-shaded terraces. 2pm – 5pm. Adm £4. Plants for sale. Teas.

SUNDAY 5 JUNE NGS Gardens open for charity: Upham

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limbing plants have many uses in the garden, they can be used to obscure an unsightly structure, to create a stunning focal point, to frame an entrance, to add height and to manage the transition from one garden room to the next. The key to the effective use of climbers is to have in place the correct support structure, this will vary depending on the type of plant and the style of the garden. For formal style gardens steel or painted wooden arches, pergolas and obelisks will complement the classic style garden and can be used to train roses, Wisteria, Jasmine, Clematis or Trachelospermum, the key here is to repeat plant the same species on either side of the structure for maximum impact. For a cottage style garden a simple willow obelisk trained with sweet peas or clematis will blend with the informal style of the surrounding plants.

Jobs for the month ahead • Now that all risk of frost has passed it is safe to plant up hanging baskets and containers with tender annuals and bedding plants. Feed the plants with a liquid fertiliser every couple of weeks to ensure plenty of flowers. • Keep on top of weeds by hoeing any seedlings when it is warm and dry. • After flowering cut back oriental poppies and pulmonarias to encourage fresh foliage. • Plant tender grasses such as Pennisetum and Panicum now to allow them to establish before the winter. • Any spring and early summer flowering shrubs including Weigela, Deutzia and Philadelphus can be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and take out completely up to one third of the old wood. Chris Nutt: Garden Designer To contact Chris call: 07765 692396 or email: chris.nutt2@btinternet.com

THE GARDEN SHOW AT STANSTED PARK HOUSE

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e have made great plans for our 22nd show..... come and have a look from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June. A perfect event to find all you need for your garden (and home). A great opportunity to explore what’s on the doorstep; source new talent, designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist plants, garden accessories, sculpture, art and fabulous food. find out more about our exhibitors

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Pick up top tips from horticultural experts to solve those frustrating gardening problems, meet the Garden Team and enjoy learning from ongoing cooking and craft demos. Plenty to engage your children too….get crafting and learn new garden skills together; watch them play in the beautiful parklands and have fun. No dogs please (except those needed to assist) at the request of the Stansted Park Foundation. For more information visit: www.stanstedpark.co.uk

Blackdown House, Upham. A 5-acre family garden. 100m long colourful successional herbaceous border set against a flint wall. Well established wild flower meadow with orchids and butterflies. 2pm – 5.30pm. Adm £4.50. Cream teas.

WEDNESDAY 8 & 22 JUNE NGS Gardens open for charity: Soberton Appletree House, Station Road, Soberton. Designed to look larger than its 40ft x 90ft, this garden has both shady and sunny areas allowing a variety of planting, incl a large collection of clematis. 12noon – 4pm. Adm £3.50. Plants for sale. Light refreshments.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11 & 12 JUNE NGS Gardens open for charity: Locks Heath 7 Downland Close, Locks Heath. Beautiful and inspirational 50ft x 45ft plantsman's garden, packed with ideas for the 'modest-sized' plot. Attractive water feature, plenty of seating areas and charming summerhouse. 1pm – 5pm. Adm £3. Plants for sale. Teas.

THURSDAY 14 JULY Botley Gardening Club Talk Botley’s very popular Gardening Club is holding a special meeting at 7.30pm in Botley Market Hall, when Paul Templeton will give a talk on Vegetable Growing. The meeting is special because it is the first annual meeting in memory of the Club’s former Chairman, Mike Redstone, who sadly died recently after chairing the Club for many years. The Club welcomes all interested in gardening, and hopes the audience will be large so the occasion is marked as an annual event. Further information can be obtained by ringing 01489 781155.


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HAMPSHIRE OPEN GARDENS SWANMORE

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ardens open: 1:00pm to 6:00pm on both days and Tickets are available from 12:30pm onwards from The Paterson Centre, SO32 2PA. The Cost is £6 and includes parking and the use of the hop-on-hop-off minibus, on loan from Meon Valley Lions to provide transport to the gardens. Free entry for accompanied children (14 years and under). We anticipate 7-10 gardens opening, they vary from small intimate village gardens to large country house gardens. Amongst our old favourites we have one or two that have not opened recently and all the gardens have, of course, changed as the years have passed.

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e at Hinton Ampner, your local National Trust property, are looking for Volunteer Promotions assistants to help with our fundraising by selling raffle tickets to the public. If you can spare some time to help us and are happy to talk to the public, we will give you full training and pay your travel expenses. This year’s project is for the restoration of our statues and stonework in and around the lovely gardens at Hinton Ampner. So if you would like to help us doll up Diana, Fluff up Flora, revitalise Venus or spruce up our temple please contact us via http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteers or for further details call 01986 793511.

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Many of the gardens are within easy walking distance of the village centre. All could be visited with a round trip of 5 miles starting and ending at The Paterson Centre. Refreshments will be available from Barnaby’s, our coffee shop which will be selling speciality teas and coffees as well as delicious homemade cakes. There will be plants for sale and a plant crèche will avoid the need to carry them around - just give them to the minibus driver and collect them from The Paterson Centre when you are ready to leave. Directions just follow the yellow “Open Gardens” arrows from surrounding areas. Beneficiaries: Proceeds will be split between St Barnabas, Reg Charity 1128899 and Winchester Young Carers, Reg Charity 1155854. 24

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Church Services St. Peter's

Bishop's Waltham SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Parish Communion 09.15 Informal Service in

Church Hall 18.30 Evensong at The Blessed Mary, Upham SUNDAY 19 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Palm Sunday

Service 09.15 Informal Service in

Church Hall 10.30 APCM in Church Hall SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 09.15 Morning Worship

in Church 09.15 Informal Service with Communion in Church Hall

All Saints' Botley

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 Common Worship 10.00 Parish Communion 18.30 Choral Evensong SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 10.00 Parish Communion 18.30 Taize Service SUNDAY 19 JUNE 08.00 Common Worship 10.00 Parish Communion 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.00 BCP Communion 10.00 Parish Communion 18.30 Evensong

St. Peter's Curdridge

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 10.00 Parish Communion

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SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10.00 Family Service SUNDAY 19 JUNE 10.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 26 JUNE 10.00 Parish Communion

Saxon Church Corhampton

SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10.00 Matins SUNDAY 19 JUNE 10.00 Family Service SUNDAY 26 JUNE 10.00 Parish Communion

All Saints' East Meon

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 10.30 All Age Service SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10.30 Parish Eucharist SUNDAY 19 JUNE 10.30 Parish Eucharist SUNDAY 26 JUNE 10.30 Parish Eucharist

SUNDAY 12 JUNE 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 19 JUNE 11.00 Matins 18.30 Taize SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.30 Holy Communion

All Saints' Denmead

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Communion 18.00 All Souls SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Family Praise (in

Church Hall)

18.00 Evensong SUNDAY 19 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Parish Communion SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Family

Communion 18.00 Evensong EVERY THURSDAY 11.00 Holy Communion

St. Mary & All Saints' Droxford

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.30 Holy Communion SUNDAY 19 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion

Holy Cross Durley

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 10.00 Parish Communion

& Sunday Club

St. Peter & St. Paul Exton

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.30 Holy Communion SUNDAY 19 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion

St. Peter's & St Paul's Hambledon

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 Parish Communion 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 Parish Communion 18.30 Evening Prayer SUNDAY 19 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 Parish

Communion 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Short Family Service 11.00 Matins 18.30 Holy Communion

St. Andrew's Church Meonstoke

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.30 Holy Communion SUNDAY 26 JUNE

11.00 All Age Service

The Church of The Blessed Mary Upham

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 12 JUNE 11.00 Family Service 18.30 Evensong SUNDAY 19 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion 12.15 APCM in Church SUNDAY 26 JUNE 11.00 Parish Communion

The Church of Our Lady Warnford

SATURDAY 4 JUNE 09.00 Morning Prayer SUNDAY 5 JUNE 09.00 Holy Communion SATURDAY 11 JUNE 09.00 Morning Prayer SUNDAY 12 JUNE 09.00 Parish Communion SUNDAY 19 JUNE 09.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 26 JUNE 09.00 Matins

St. John the Evangelist West Meon

FRIDAY 3 JUNE 09.00 Morning Prayer SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.30 All Age Worship FRIDAY 10 JUNE 09.00 Morning Prayer SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10.30 Parish Communion SUNDAY 19 JUNE 10.30 Service of the Word SUNDAY 26 JUNE 10.30 Parish Communion TUESDAY 28 JUNE 09.00 Morning Prayer

St. Nicholas' Wickham

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Family Time 18.00 Evensong SUNDAY 12 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Parish

Communion

SUNDAY 19 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion SUNDAY 26 JUNE 08.00 Holy Communion 10.00 Parish Communion


Come & Visit Our Yard & Display Area

Come & Visit Our Yard & Display Area

GAZEBOS & ACCESSORIES

GAZEBOS & ACCESSORIES

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With all the benefits of a thatched or timber roofed Gazebo

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pre-prepared base is also included in the price.

pre-prepared base is also included in the price.

Your Local Friendly Stockist of High Quality Structural Building Timber Extensive Range at Very Competitive Prices

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balustrade infill panels. Delivery and assembly on to level

A full set of gazebo accessories can be found on the inside

Unless stated allfound Gazebos come with a deck base, solid and A full set of gazebo accessories can be on the inside

Unless stated all Gazebos come with a deck base, solid and

and privacy. Available in a choice of terracotta or green.

and privacy. Available in a choice of terracotta or green.

invest in a roof liner to improve water protection.

are available to further enhance your comfort invest in a roof liner to Gazebos improve water protection.

Gazebos are available to further enhance your comfort

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Specifically designedrange accessories to fit our range of ingress. We recommend with the thatched that you

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materials. They are designed to provide a shower proof

Gazebos from carefully selected materials. They are designed to provide a shower proof timber from well managed

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All gazebos from Equestrian Fencing Services are made

Equestrian Fencing Services offer an extensive range of All gazebos from Equestrian Fencing Services are made

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In the Mix Cocktails W BEHIND THE BUSINESS ADVERTORIAL

e are quite used to hearing tales of successful businessmen and women who started out as young entrepreneurs, taking a chance and not necessarily following the normal expected paths. Some may call this course foolish while others call it brave and adventurous, but for Nick Grant of Alresford it’s in the genes. “Both my grandparents and parents have run their own businesses for many years. They have always worked long hours outside the normal eight to six, it’s a mix of a strong work ethic coupled with the complete freedom to control their lives that appealed and it seems I’ve inherited that”. Nick is Hampshire born and bred, attending school locally and then Alton College. “I was offered a place at Brighton University for a course in Events Management but somehow it just didn’t really feel right so I deferred for a year in order to build a more professional CV. As part of that I enrolled in a month long course in London with EBS- European Bar School. It was the most fantastic experience, living, training and ultimately working in London at bars in Clapham and Covent Garden. I discovered I absolutely love mixology! Having the chance to mix with fellow students from all over Europe was interesting too- we had some great times!” Nick gained the Higher Diploma from EBS and job opportunities in London came with that. But Nick decided to start his own business here in Hampshire. “I have a full time job with Long Barn in Alresford which I love, it means I have the security to start my own business at the week

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ends and in the evenings. It was the obvious thing to do; I just had to make the leap! So when an opportunity came my way to make cocktails at a party being given by a local photographer, it was just the inspiration I needed to kick start my business, so I created ‘In The Mix Cocktails’.” At what events will Nick be serving cocktails? “At ‘In The Mix’ I offer a completely taylor- made cocktail service. I meet with the host and plan the cocktail menu around the theme of the event, which can be private parties, weddings, garden parties, book or new business launches and product launches- the list is limitless. Cocktails are generally served at the beginning of an event, my minimum serving time is two hours depending on the number of guests, with additional time for setting up and clearing but it is dependent on the host's requirements. Guests will have an opportunity to try not only really good non-alcoholic cocktails but also individually mixed drinks. Cocktails are very much in fashion and readily available but as it seems they are of varying quality, people are in for a treat when they taste a professionally mixed cocktail.” Nick mixes me my particular favourite, a Dry Martini and I can confirm people are indeed in for a treat! For more information and bookings contact: Nick@inthemix.co.uk. 07787654561


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You can visit breweries, vineyards, orchards and lavender fields, take part in celebratory lunches and dinners, or attend butchery and fish filleting demonstrations. For hands-on fun and discovery there are classes in jam, chocolate or cheese-making, in milling and baking, cider pressing or trout and venison farming. With plenty of opportunities for sampling and with lots of exciting activities on offer, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

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Food & Drink

Farmers, producers, restaurants, pubs, cookery schools, attractions, libraries and town centres all across Hampshire all get involved in this popular annual event. The festival offers the chance to learn more about food production in Hampshire and to taste some of the county’s fine local produce.

Every year has new highlights and there’s often a chance to see celebrities at work. Stars taking part in 2011 included renowned chefs Atul Kochhar, Antony Worrall Thompson and James Martin, as well as TV wine expert Olly Smith and vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot.

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elebrate the best of Hampshire’s food and drink at the Hampshire Food Festival. The Hampshire Food Festival has grown from a weekend event to a month-long line up of over 75 events. There is something from every type of food lover so open your mind for discovery and prepare your taste buds for a journey. The festival, organised by Hampshire Fare, takes place from 1-31 July 2014.

James Martin, who has lived and worked in Hampshire for 17 years, was one of the main supporters of the Hampshire Food Festival in 2011 and wrote the foreword to the festival brochure. For more information on the festival and to view the festival programme visit: www.hampshirefare.co.uk/food-festival/hampshirefood-festival-programme or alternatively the Festival programme can be picked up from local pubs, restaurants, farm shops, hotels and Waitrose and Southern Co-operative stores.

THE FERRY RESTAURANT THE ORIGINAL WOOLSTON FLOATING BRIDGE

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

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Market Square UNIQUE - BESPOKE - ECLECTIC - LOCAL

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Hazel's Florist

Shoe Deck

Vivien Sheriff Vesuvius head piece - Orange / Fuchsia 35 West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AB

Gifts for him. Luxury Red Wine Gift Basket from £34.99. High Street, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire

A varied range of stylish seasonal footwear. 8 Marine Parade West, Lee on The Solent, PO13 9LL

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Tel: 01489 892366 | www.hazelsflowers.co.uk

Rain or shine, it’s festival time! Our shops are burgeoning with gorgeous summer stock, so remember to ‘Buy Local’ and support the Meon Valley’s wonderful retail community!

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Bay Tree Gifts Something a bit different that you don't find on the high street chains. Bay Tree Walk, Wickham

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Ria's Cafe

Davinas

Rostand Productions - Digital Agency

Serving all day breakfasts, burgers and hotdogs The Yeoman Room, The Village Hall, Waltham Chase

Mother of the Bride outfit. 71 High Street, Fareham, PO16 7BB

Former broadcast BBC journalists bringing their expertise to video, animation, moving graphics. Please see page 18 for our advertorial.

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Fresh homemade cakes and sandwiches. Walkers and cyclists always welcome. The Village Shop, West Meon, GU32 1LJ

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Olive and Ted

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Stockist of Everlong Superior Finish Paint for furniture 7 Brook Court, Brook St, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AX

Ridgeback Dimension 26 inch wheels - £320.00 3 Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, SO32 2LG

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Birkenstock Rio neon blue sandals - £43 11 East Street, Alresford, SO24 9EQ Tel:01962 733926 | www.billygoatshoes.co.uk

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Physiotherapy service at home or at the office. www.hampshirehomephysio.co.uk

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nd so it was. Five went mad in Venice on a two-night jaunt to celebrate a chum's fiftieth birthday. My four chums are not really high maintenance, although one was heard to say while waiting for take off, “now Ascot- that’s definitely a wedge.You just can’t get away with a heel.” But it was an interesting thought as we waited on the edge of the runway, the Captain apologizing profusely for the technical hitch resulting in our delay. We were three rows from the back happily flicking through the inflight mag when suddenly from the very back row came a barrage of expletives and complaints. While the rest of us tried to ignore the fracas, our Ascot-enlightened-chum went into panic mode twisting this way and that trying to get a glimpse. She caught the eye of a rather large man seated behind her who apparently removed his clip-on tie mouthing the words, “Don’t worry, it’s fine.” To be honest, had it been me at that point I may well have been asking the stewardess if I could get off. But my chum is not only savvy with Ascot but bizarrely, with the ways of the police and secret service, who apparently only wear clip on ties in order to avoid strangulation when attacked. Who would have thought the clip-on tie was a recognized symbol of national security? - How very British! All was calm as we took off and we heard no more from the prisoner, (as it turned out), from the back row. He was met at Marco Polo by the Italian Police and hurried away. All was forgotten as we were whisked across the lagoon in a private taxi, The Birthday Girl was loving it, “I feel like Amal Clooney!” she shouted above the roar of the engine. No sooner than you can say ‘five Bellini’s please,’ and once the hotel maintenance man had taken a hacksaw to my chum’s case lock, we found ourselves sitting in the midday sun sampling anti pasti. One of our party had organised the whole trip brilliantly so we had a pre booked restaurant to look forward to that evening- plenty of time to acclimatise and acquaint ourselves 32

with beautiful breathtaking Venice. And so we did…for miles. So lost were we, that the even our phones’ Sat Nav. admitted defeat. Still, we arrived at Rick Stein’s favourite Venetian restaurant and dined on fish pasta and cones of deep fried shrimp, then managed to party on till 1.30am, (well, in my room anyway), chatting over the remaining G&Ts. As one had exploded in my roomie’s case; we resisted the urge to squeeze it from her white jeans. The following day we embarked on a private tour of ‘Secret Venice’. With an Italian guide we were treated to tea and pastries in a house on the Grande Canal, a delicious lunch and other delights. In the evening we hopped onto a water taxi for a choppy extended voyage around Venice to a prestigious restaurant. Now Venice is a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways the exploration of which is aided by ‘sensible and comfortable shoes’ as one guidebook succinctly put it. Our birthday girl’s idea of ‘flats’ is around the three-inch mark, but for the evening…. she’s pushing four, possibly six. “One must maintain standards, Sandra,” as she strode onto the water taxi resplendent in a white coat, stunning dress and towering black stilettos. The Venetians aboard had clearly not seen the like of it before, clad as they were against the elements. They stood incredulously gazing upon the vision of our chum who had adopted the brace position, legs apart with heels stuck into the rubber matting and no handrail. She was going nowhere and, like a ship’s figurehead, she gazed stoically out to sea. No doubt the Empire was built by women like her. By the end of our trip, despite thinking that she may have broken a toe, she declared Venice was her childhood dream made real. See Venice and die? No see Venice and live lovingly and laugh loudly! Beli tempi! WRITTEN BY SANDRA PAGAN


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Waltham Chase Post Office Every thing you need locally with a friendly service and nothing is too much trouble

OPENING TIMES Monday - Thursday: 6am to 8pm Friday - Saturday: 6am to 10pm Sunday & Bank Holiday: 7am to 5pm

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Katy Mae A wonderfully different and unique shopping experience

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FINE ART, ANTIQUES & INTERIORS AUCTION Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 June MONTHLY ANTIQUES & INTERIORS AUCTION Saturday 25 June

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Illustrated catalogues available to view online at www.the-saleroom.com www.andrewsmithandson.com

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irstly, to be ‘in service’ was to be working for a wealthy household, a Downton Abbey scenario where sometimes the hierarchies of class and position of those ‘downstairs’ rivaled that of ‘upstairs’. Service has different connotations and meanings: to serve ones country’, to service the car’, to attend a church service’, to be in a very long term employment for one company and of course to serve the publicthe service industries’. Whatever way you look at it, service essentially means to give, everything from your respect, homage, expertise, duty and ultimately, even your life. Within the service industries- cafes, restaurants, shops, salons- the notion of respect is an interesting one. In this era we are taught to be respectful to one another and respect encompasses equality and understanding, It’s supposed to be reciprocal. Anyone who runs any of the above would probably choose their staff on the basis that they are good at giving service, it’s paramount to the success of any business irrespective how small. Of course there is nothing worse than an overly attentive hovering waiter, the phrase ‘have a nice day’ and the over use of ‘is everything ok for you- anything else I can get you?’ renders service irritating and disingenuous. But those working within the service industries, unlike those they serve, are not allowed to have a bad day or bring their troubles to work, no, they must always be on tip top form respectful, helpful, courteous, (but not too foamy), nothing must be too much trouble, and in the majority of places that’s how it is.

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Yet despite all this, sit long enough in any café, (as if I would), or stand in a queue at the checkout and you will often be witness to the most extraordinary lack of equality and abject rudeness sufficient to take you breath away, and I’m not talking about those serving but rather the customers. Running parallel to the notion of respectful equality is that of the ‘me’ culture which, for the minority, completely obliterates politeness and tolerance- ‘I want what I want and I want it now- no please‚ no thank you and, from what I have observed, absolutely no recognition that popular places (that give excellent service and quality products) are more than likely going to be busy at times. For this tiresome, objectionable minority a wait of five or ten minutes is enough to send them into orbit. Despite being profusely apologised to, their blue touch paper is ignited and they’ll not be satisfied until they’ve had their say and been financially recompensed. Well the customer is always right, as they say, however they have absolutely no right to verbally abuse those serving. Some customers need to be mindful, understanding and remember that the young person serving them is not only doing their very best but may well be their future doctor, lawyer, chef, beauty therapist or teacher. While those who have been in the service industries for many years are consummate professionals and appear undaunted by such behavior because, sadly, they’ve seen it all before. What do you think? GG.


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Community Emergency Services  Emergency Only (Ambulance, Fire, Police) Tel: 999  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  101 Service For non-Emergency Services Call Hampshire Police using: 101

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. Email: administration@ winchesterdistrictcab.org.uk  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

Councils  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  Durley Parish Council Clerk: Mrs Anne Collins Tel: 01489 860236 Email: durleypc@homecall.co.uk  Wickham Parish Council Clerk: Nicki Oliver Tel: 01329 835019 Email: clerk.wickham@parish. hants.gov.uk

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 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

 St John The Baptist C.E Primary School Solomons Lane, Waltham Chase. Tel: 01329 833141

Hospitals

 Swanmore College (Secondary School) New Road, Swanmore. Tel: 01489 892256

 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 28600

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

 Swanmore C.E Primary School Church Road, Swanmore. Tel: 01489 894555

 West Meon C.E Primary School Church Lane, West Meon. Tel: 01730 829213

 Jubilee Hall Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED. Tel: 01489 892323

 Wickham C.E Primary School Buddens Road, Wickham. Tel: 01329 833065

 Priory Park Elizabeth Way, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1SQ. Tel: 01489 892323

Surgeries & Chemists  Bishops Waltham Surgery Lower Lane, Bishops Waltham bishopswalthamsurgery.nhs.uk Tel: 01489 892288  Droxford Surgery 35 The Park, Droxford Tel: 01489 877588

 Denmead Infant School Hambledon Road, Denmead. Tel: 02392 262717

 Hambledon Surgery East Street, Hambledon Tel: 02392 632453

 Denmead Junior School Bere Road, Denmead. Tel: 02392 252735

 Lloyds Pharmacy High Street, Bishops Waltham Tel: 01489 892499

 Droxford Junior School Union Lane, Droxford. Tel: 01489 877537

 Wickham Surgery Mill Lane, Wickham www.wickhamsurgery.co.uk Tel: 01329 833121

 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

 Hambledon Village Hall West Street, Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 4RW

 Upham C.E Primary School Upham Street, Upham. Tel: 01489 860355

 The Denmead Practice The Health Centre, Hambledon Road, Denmead denmeaddoctorssurgery.co.uk Tel: 02392 239630

 East Meon C.E Primary School Chapel Street, East Meon. Tel: 01730 823218

 East Meon Village Hall Workhouse Lane, East Meon, GU32 1PF

 Meonstoke Village Hall Committee Pound Lane, Meonstoke, SO32 3NP. Email: meonhallbookings@yahoo.co.uk

 Clanfield Junior School Little Hyden Lane, Clanfield. Tel: 02392 593209

 Durley Primary School Durley Brook Road, Durley. Tel: 01489 860207

 Durley Memorial Hall Durley Brook Road, SO32 2AR Tel: 01489 860236

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

 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 email: john.shorrocks997@btinternet. com If you would like to add something to our useful information page then please send your copy to editor@forumpublications. co.uk. Please note that we cannot guarantee publication.


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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

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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 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 Nims 01489 575150 email n.fisher989@gmail.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 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. 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.

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


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e have become slightly jaded when it comes to ‘bucket lists’ and quite used to tales of the Three Peaks and a marathon or two. That’s not to say those challenges are easy by any means but they are not uncommon for people to do. Then occasionally you hear of something that seems profoundly difficult and even a little crazy. The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, an unassisted row across the Atlantic, certainly falls into that category, as more people have climbed Everest than have successfully rowed across the Atlantic. But there is nothing crazy about Theo Jones of Alresford. He is softly spoken, unpretentious and modest yet there is something about his gaze that reveals a steely determination. “I was eighteen and at school when a friend came up with the idea that we should row across the Atlantic- we were deadly serious- my parents put their foot down saying, “great idea but you’re too young”. It was an idea that never left me though and when friend and colleague Shane Chadwick mentioned it again some two years ago I leapt at the chance. What really kicked me off though was a comment made by a guest on a boat I was working on in the Middle East. He was talking about climbing Kilimanjaro, which I had done; his response was, “well if you can do it I certainly can! That really got under my skin, so I was determined!”

In between super yacht contracts Theo lives back in the family home in Alresford as he has done for the past fifteen years, frequenting the Globe his favourite pub, while Shane returns to his native Perth, Australia. “We obviously had to take time out to train for the row, eighteen months of weights and hours on the rowing machine, of which I’m not a massive fan! But we also trained in North Wales; took the boat to the Monaco boat show; rowed at Henley where we found our chief sponsor Hessco and to Barcelona marina where we did more training and promotional work for the Atlantic challenge. Our aim was to raise £100,000 for our chosen charities, the Not Forgotten Association which helps supply leisure and recreational activities for ex-service men and women with disabilities; and The Think Fragile X Foundation to raise research funding and awareness for Fragile X Syndrome, (FXS) which is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and Autism. Currently we have raised £35,000.” So last September in the fourteen-year-old twenty-four foot ‘Lady Charmian’ the two friends set of from La Gomera in the Canary Isles to row the Atlantic, in a fleet of twelve other boats, to arrive in Antiqua some arduous 3000 miles and sixty days later. “ The aim was to be in Antiqua for my twenty eighth birthday. The teams set off at staggered times and soon lost sight of one another. We had AIS but that only operates on a line of sight of ten miles so you’re very quickly on your own.” I wondered about the all-important essentials, water, food, sleep and the affects on the body. “ We used Sudocrem and Vaseline but to be honest you just row naked to minimize rubbing and sores. We learnt a trick to use the toweling handle protectors from tennis rackets on the oars which worked really well, our hands were well calloused from the training though. One of the most painful things was washing with surgical spirit, it keeps the skin as sterile and tough but it’s really painful! We had both bulked up considerably in preparation for the row; we had both lost around two stone each by the end. Our nutrition was very carefully researched with a specific amount of calories, eight hundred, consumed every two hours and obviously hydration was key. The food was in vacuumed foil pouches and we had sufficient water for seventy days. Our clothing when we needed it had no zips so that water couldn’t seep in.

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We would row for two hours on two hours off, the boat had a tiny compartment with one small bed, it would drip with condensation and there were items stored in nets around the inside. We each had our own sheet so that there was no cross contamination from sores, but the sheets were damp most of the time! Sleeping was difficult and in bad whether the waves would pound against the door.” Was there a moment that was especially terrifying? “Oh yeah! Shane, being a typical Ozzie, decided to go over


board but he caught his foot and there was the realization that I could be alone if he met with an accident. But there was one moment in particular; there was a storm with waves of roughly six to seven meters high, I was rowing and found myself on the top of a wave looking straight down the front of it and into the valley, as we descended I remember letting go of the oars and crouching down with my hands over my head. I thought that was it, the roar of the waves was just incredible. The boat is designed to right itself but even so I focused on the quote from Winston Churchill we had painted on the cabin door-“If you’re going through hell, keep going”. But the journey had its lighter moments. “Being on the ocean during the day is one thing- the amazing varying colours of the ocean, the way the dolphin love to surf along the top of a wave- but at night it’s truly awesome. With no light pollution if the moon is full it’s almost like daylight and the stars are simply amazing you can plot the course of the constellations and of course navigate by them. Apart from the dolphin a whale with its’ calf were the only other wildlife we saw, but then there was Flash, a Petrel, who literally crash landed on the boat clearly not too well. We popped him into a bucket and gave him water. He was with us for a few days but sadly didn’t make it, the folks back home were more interested in poor Flash than they were in us for a time!” On the forty fifth day of the row the sea had calmed. “ We knew we were close to the finish in Antiqua, we could see the light arch in the night sky and by day there was more

shipping, mostly large tankers. But there was a strong head wind and rain, despite us rowing together we just couldn’t make any headway it was agony! We passed the finish line on day fortysix with just an extraordinary sense of achievement and most importantly our friendship in tact. We had some excellent advice from the skipper of a military team who said, “the row is the row but you want to still be friends at the end of it”, and he was right.” With life on the tiny boat pared down to basic necessities has it altered Theo’s thoughts on what he couldn’t do without? “For sure! So much of what we have is superfluous, the Talisker Challenge absolutely emphasizes that, but I have learnt I can’t live without dry clean sheets and really good food-Pizza! So what next for Theo Jones, another Atlantic crossing? Theo laughs, “ Well never say never! The boat is actually up for sale and all the kit is in store. But I have been invited to canoe the whole length of the Amazon River which I’m seriously considering!” Well, you could expect nothing less of Theo Jones-one of life’s true adventurers-with, at the age of twenty-eight, many more stories to tell. To make a donation to Team Hessco: www.atlanticvoyager2015.com WRITTEN BY GILL GRANT

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If you’re looking for an interesting and prestigious car, with all the peace of mind that comes from buying from experts with over 35 years experience, then welcome to Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper, an exciting new business, part of the Peter Cooper Motor Group located at Coopers Roundabout in Hedge End. We stock a wide range of marques including Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar but all our cars are examples of the very best in their class whether they are saloons, hatchbacks, 4 x 4s, convertibles, sports or touring models.

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We offer warranties that can be upgraded to 2 years, vehicle mileage checks and finance options. We are always looking to buy prestige cars, so if you’re looking to sell, come and talk to us. We can also sell your car on your behalf under our ‘sale or return’ programme. We promote an honest and transparent evaluation of all of our vehicles, giving buyers confidence that our strict safety, performance and reliability standards have been met. Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper. Why settle for anything less?

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Golf with £2,000 towards your deposit. 5.4% APR Representative. Available when purchased with Solutions Personal Contract Plan.*

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Flanders Road, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2LG. Telephone: 01489 660257.

www.petercooper.volkswagen.co.uk Branches also at Portsmouth and Chichester

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) own the vehicle: pay the optional final payment; ii) return the vehicle: subject to fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. Available on Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s and over. Subject to availability. Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Offer available when ordered by June 30th, 2016. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. ^Standard text rates apply. Voucher must be disclosed at the point of initial interaction with Peter Cooper. Voucher code must be presented. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Only one voucher available per person, per purchase. Not valid for any vehicle already ordered or purchased. No cash alternative. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. Finance providers may pay us for introducing you to them. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your purchase, who may pay us for introducing you to them. Official fuel consumption in mpg (litres/100km) for the Golf range: urban 30.1 (9.4) – 72.4 (3.9); extra urban 47.9 (5.9) – 88.3 (3.2); combined 39.8 (7.1) – 83.1 (3.4). CO2 emissions 165 – 89g/km.

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am a local fire-fighter based at Havant Fire Station. I am currently in the process of organising my 5th Richard Morgan Memorial Charity Golf Day on July 8th 2016 at Cams Golf Course in Fareham.We are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Motor Neurone Disease. These two charities are close to my heart as my father-in-law bravely battled cancer for 6 years before sadly losing his fight just before Christmas 2012. I have also had friends whose parents have suffered with MNDA and have since passed away. My golfing event began in 2012 and, at first, it was just a small group of friends playing to raise a modest amount for charity. Since then, the golf day has grown into a much larger event with 72 players, family and friends all being involved in a great day for two amazing causes. In the last 4 years, we have raised nearly ÂŁ23,000 which is a amazing achievement for everyone involved. All the money we have raised has always gone to the local Macmillan and

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MNDA branches so it helps people who are local to us, which is something that means a lot to us all. This year, we aim to beat last year's total. We have many prizes on offer in 2016 for the golfers, plus a huge raffle and an auction. Most of the prizes and support come from players, local businesses, as well as family and friends. Last year, I contacted Hendy Ford Fareham and was pleased to discover that they were interested in supporting my event. I had some very productive meetings with Steve French from Hendy which resulted in them sponsoring a hole in one car as a prize. This really gave the event the 'wow' factor and everyone taking part really enjoyed the thrill of trying to win a brand new car. This year, Hendy Ford are sponsoring the event again which is fantastic, and I am sure their support will go along way in making it another top day. Without the support of local businesses, the Richard Morgan Memorial Day just wouldn't be the same.�


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Official fuel consumption figures in mpg (l/100km) for the New Ford Ranger range: urban 24.8-39.8 (11.4-7.1), extra urban 38.2-46.3 (7.4-6.1), combined 31.7-43.5 Official fuelOfficial consumption figures 234-171g/km. in mpg (l/100km) for the New Ford Ranger range: urban 24.8-39.8 (11.4-7.1), extra urban 38.2-46.3 (7.4-6.1), combined 31.7-43.5 (8.9-6.5). CO emissions (8.9-6.5). Official CO2 2emissions 234-171g/km. The mpg figures quoted are sourced from official EU-regulated test results (EU Directive and Regulation 692/2008), are provided for comparability purposes and The mpg are sourced from official EU-regulated test Ford results (EU Directive and Regulation 692/2008), may notfigures reflectquoted your actual driving experience. Vehicle shown is New Ranger Wildtrak with optional metallic paint. are provided for comparability purposes and may not reflect your actual driving experience. Vehicle shown is New Ford Ranger Wildtrak with optional metallic paint.


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Community YE OLDE MEDIEVAL DROXFORD COUNTRY FAIR

cream, Cliona's famous BBQ, Bar selling local ale and Pimms plus afternoon tea. Artisans selling homestyle, jewellery, wooden items, produce, plants, flowers, gifts and garden decorations. Parking is available on the recreation ground and is clearly signposted from the A32 which runs through the village. There are a large number of stall holders who will be selling quality items. Many of these will only be able to accept cash, so be prepared if you would like to avoid disappointment on the day. Refreshments - We are famous for our BBQ which provides burgers and sausages from a local butcher. Bar selling local ale and Pimms Tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches, ice cream and more.

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warm welcome awaits you at Droxford Country Fair from 12:30pm til 4:00pm. This year we are having a medieval theme so it's time for all knights, princess, lords and ladies of the manor and humble village folk to put on their finery and enjoy a very old fashioned day out. John of Drokensford will open the fair. Amongst other

things we have performing geese and 'sweep' their able sheep dog, a Saxon re-enactment, a Story teller with tales of olde, Forest of Bere Bowmen 'Have a Go' archery session, falconry, maypole dancing, live music, dog show, fancy dress competition and parade, llamas, coconut shy, hoopla, ladder toss, pot-luck, this year's new game 'chicken in a basket', train rides, Shetland pony rides, ice

12:30pm - Grand opening by John of Drokensford 4:00pm- close Entry still just £1, children under 14 FREE. We aim to be the best value Country Fair, providing entertainment and a warm welcome to all the family. Come along and step back in time for a real country fair experience. The Village Square, Droxford Manor Garden - Rectory Garden

GOOD CAUSES TO ‘BAG’ OVER £172,000 FROM THE SOUTHERN CO-OPERATIVE’S CARRIER BAG LEVY FUND

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he Southern Co-operative has launched regional partnerships with the disability charity, Scope and a group of local environment and nature charities, the Wildlife Trusts, donating £40,000 to each as part of a new community scheme to address local concerns across southern England. The £172,000 raised in the first six months of the 5p carrier bag levy will go towards The Southern Co-operative’s new community initiative, Love Your Neighbourhood. The programme focuses on four goals to create ‘greener’, ‘safer’, ‘healthier’, and ‘more inclusive’ neighbourhoods – addressing these themes through the provision of funding to regional partners alongside more localised community support. Jessica Hughes, Communications and Community Engagement Manager for The Southern Co-operative said: “At The Southern Co-operative, we have been really pleased with the 71% reduction of single-use carrier bags we have seen in our stores. However, the 5p levy

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has helped us to raise over £172,000 towards our Love Your Neighbourhood programme to help support our local communities, and we are pleased to announce that 100% of the proceeds will be donated because we believe that these funds belong back in the communities that helped to raise them. “Love Your Neighbourhood seeks to address four key issues we have identified in our society following a survey of over 4,500 members and customers. This will be addressed by our four regional partnerships, as well as multiple local partnerships between our food stores, funeral homes and local causes of their choice. We have already helped a number of local causes with the carrier bag funding since we launched our pilot for our new programme in January; we are now looking forward to helping even more local groups and are excited to start our new regional partnerships”. The Wildlife Trusts and The Southern Co-operative have a history of working

together and share many of the same values; localness, community engagement and environmental sustainability. Research by the Wildlife Trusts has shown that over a quarter (27%) of children aged 8-15 had never played outside by themselves, beyond their house or garden – and 37% hadn’t done this in the past 6 months. Working on a collaborative 'Every Child Wild' campaign with ten Wildlife Trusts across the south of England, the partnership will focus on ‘greener neighbourhoods’, raising awareness of why engaging with nature is good for children’s health, wellbeing and education as well as being good for nature. The project will encourage families to take their own action and support the growth and development of nature-based groups and activities. More information about The Southern Co-operative’s Love Your Neighbourhood programme can be found here: http://www.thesoutherncooperative.co.uk/makingadifference/loveyour-neighbourhood/.


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Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club

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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

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the most from each 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 833 455 or visit MarriottMeonValley.co.uk


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TEE OFF THIS SUMMER AT MEON VALLEY

3 MONTH GOLF MEMBERSHIP AT MEON VALLEY FOR JUST £249 Call 01329 836 868, pop in or visit MarriottGolf.co.uk Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club Sandy Lane, Shedfield, Southampton, SO32 2HQ t: 01329 833 455 MarriottMeonValley.co.uk Terms and conditions apply. Must join before 31 July 2016, Admin fee of £30 when joining, Membership includes fitness membership and members benefits

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