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Making Avocado Icecream with Jane's Kitchen (page 8) Celebrating 175 years of The Romsey Show (page 21) Alresford Show 2017 ( page 35) AUGUST 2017 • ISSUE 110 • WWW.FORUMPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK • REACHING 18,750 READERS * STOCKBRIDGE ROMSEY

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HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2017

Visitors get the chance to meet the makers direct, learn more about the work and for the first time this year we offer a range of participatory workshops – see the colour catalogue for more details and these are distributed across the county throughout July and August.Visitors can also enter a prize draw to win £100 towards artwork from your favourite Hampshire Open Studios artist. Entry is free and to find your nearest venue check the website or look out for the pink direction arrows that will guide you to the artists’ doors.

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venues to see along with every type of art and craft on offer in the region, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and many more.

Top Test Valley highlights: Catherine Cartwright showing in Elef Art at Stockbridge New this year, Catherine creates vibrant watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on a variety of subjects from animals to landscapes. She will be presenting workshops and available to answer visitor questions. ampshire Open Studios is an annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their homes, studios and galleries free of charge.

This is a bumper year for Hampshire Open Studios with over 250 venues available to visit the week leading up to bank holiday Monday 28th August. There are a wide variety of

Peter and Elizabeth Rusby at Stockbridge Elizabeth's paper sculptures are almost life size, completely unique and extraordinary. Peter paints landscapes, figures and street scenes. www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

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DISCOVER YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS WITH HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS

White Cottage Studio

The Sheep Shed Gallery

Keith is moving away from representation and presents a very personal view of the landscape, carefully selecting shapes and structures for his composition. Once abstracted and with colours that are expressive of his personal experience of the place, they present a unique view, certainly not literal, but non-the-less quite specific to wherever he is working. Hoping to engage with the viewer you are encouraged to seek out the visual clues which, together with the title, may aid the viewer in identifying where it is but that is not always the case.

The Sheep Shed Gallery host Andover Arts & Crafts 15th to 28th August. Eclectic in theme this colourful exhibition by our local art club demonstrates the talents and interests of our local artists, both amateur and professional, in all mediums. We also have handmade crafts in wood, pottery, leather, glass and jewellery. Situated on a craft centre with plentiful free parking, we have a tearoom offering light lunches and delicious afternoon teas.

Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm, 19th to 28th Aug. Tel: 01264 392411 www.keith-pattison.co.uk 15 Winchester Gardens, Andover, SP10 2EH

Opening Hours: Tuesdays: 10am-3pm Wednesdays to Saturdays: 10am-4pm www.sheepshedgallery.co.uk Sheep Shed Gallery, Fairground Craft & Design Centre Weyhill, SP11 0QN

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The Studio at Awbridge, Romsey. Vivien Laura Verey. Hampshire Open Studio No. 96. An exhibition set in an idyllic rural garden, featuring paintings of the Test Valley, New Forest and South Coast; trees and flowers, painted in a colourful impressionist style. Over 50 framed paintings, plus greeting cards supporting Gift of Sight, prints and small paintings, making ideal gifts.

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Open 19th-28th August 2017 from 10am to 6.30 pm or by appointment. Email: vivienlaura@aol.com Web: vivienlaura.co.uk Mobile: 0789 654 7973. The Studio at Awbridge, Danesmede, Danes Road, Awbridge, Romsey SO51 0GF.

The Workshop Gallery Drawings in wire, mixed media work and lino prints feature in this year’s collection. Joined by Annette, whose paintings and collages are in an expressive colourful style, we welcome you to our lively collaboration. Silver pendant making workshops on 20th & 27th August 11am – 3pm. Booking essential £20 pp incl. silver chain. Close to centre of town. From Junction Road, coming from the Folly roundabout, follow road round into Bishops Way. Wide gravel parking area to 1st house on right. Opening Hours: 10am-5pm; 19th-21st & 24th-28th August. For information: 07794 440769 The Workshop Gallery, 2a Bishops Way, Andover, SP10 3EH

Peter & Elizabeth Rusby Peter paints colourful landscapes and figures in a figurative and semiabstract style. Mainly on canvas, some board, ready to hang and modestly priced. Has exhibited in Chelsea Arts Club exhibitions and others. Elizabeth’s paper sculptures are almost life size. Unique and extraordinary. Recently had a sculpture accepted at the first stage selection for the Royal Academy 2017 summer exhibition (see photo). Open 19th & 26th: 10am-5pm & 20th, 27th & 28th: 11am-5pm Tel: 01264 810310 / 07768 927643 Langtry House, Houghton Road, Stockbridge SO20 6LE


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Food & Drink

A TWISTED TROUT FOR THE NEW FOREST SHOW

served and tasted by audiences attending the New Forest Show this month. Using fresh local trout from the River Test and Twisted Nose Watercress gin, this dish maximises the peppery, citrus notes of the gin combined with beetroot and horseradish parfait to produce a spirited flavoursome dish highlighting the use of local produce. Commenting on the collaboration, Paul, from Winchester Distillery, said ‘this shows the versatility of our Twisted Nose gin and it’s great to see this innovative approach of curing from Andy and Sylvain.’ Twisted Nose gin was the first gin distilled by Winchester Distillery’s Founder and Master Distiller Paul Bowler. Drawing on inspiration from the Hampshire countryside. This popular gin is distilled using locally grown Alresford watercress, lavender from Alresford’s Long Barn and Coriander seed sourced from the South Downs. Commenting on the dish Andy Mackenzie said: “We have a longstanding involvement with the demo kitchen at show and love showcasing fresh new local produce, this dish is packed with flavour and Hampshire produce!” The Winchester Distillery produces Twisted Nose Gin using watercress and Vodka using wasabi, both grown a stones-throw from the distillery. It also produces its range of special edition seasonal gins, a fine dry and gunpowder gin all under its Hampshire Gin brand. Most recently The Distillery launched its Winchester Gin inspired by King Arthur’s round table and featuring 24 botanicals - one for each seat around the table.

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Community RECYCLING STARS – COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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he winners of Test Valley Borough Council’s third Recycling Stars schools competition have been announced. The competition, to design a promotional panel for a waste collection vehicle, took place in May and June and attracted more than 350 entries. Chloe of Amport Church of England Primary School submitted the winning design for the north of the borough, while Oscar of St Francis Church of England School, was judged best in the south

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of the borough. Chloe’s entry impressed the judging panel, which included Councillor Graham Stallard and council staff, with its bold and colourful design. She received a surprise visit from the Recycling Star last week, who unveiled her artwork on the side of the collection vehicle which services the local area around her school in Andover. She also received a framed copy of her artwork, a £25 book token, a Recycling Stars goodie bag and £100 worth of books or equipment for her school. Environmental Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, presented the prizes to the winners. He said: “Once again, the children of the borough have done an excellent job of designing the food waste poster for the Council’s waste collection vehicles. They were of such a high standard this year that it was difficult to choose the winners. The winning designs make the waste collection vehicles look bright and attractive and they will do a great job of encouraging residents to think about how they can waste less food. A surprising amount of food ends up in the black bin but by making a few small changes, we can cut food waste at home. This not only saves people money, but also helps reduce the borough’s total waste and by so doing increases our recycling performance. Thank you to all who took part and well done to Chloe and Oscar for their eye-catching designs!” To keep up to date with the Recycling Stars activities and competitions, visit www.facebook.com/recyclingstars. The two winning designs, as well as nine highly commended entries, can be viewed on the Council’s online gallery at www.testvalley.gov.uk/recyclingstars.


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What's On AUGUST 15

JULY - 3 SEPTEMBER

Mottisfont - The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail Come and explore our grounds for adventures with the Gruffalo and Friends. A fun family trail full of activities, inspired by our Axel Scheffler exhibition. Suggested donation 1 per trail. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:00. Start 10:00. End 17:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Pick up a trail sheet at Visitor Reception. Check website for latest information. Mottisfont, Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP

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Broughton Floral Club Meeting at Kings Somborne Village Hall at 7.30p.m. A floral demonstration entitled “Funky Flowers for Fifty Years” by an International Demonstrator and designer of flowers festivals, Hans Haverkamp. This is the seventh event of the “Golden Year” of the club. Admission for non-members £15 , entrance by ticket only. This includes seasonal refreshments and tea/ coffee after the demonstration. Tickets available from Debbie Harper, tel. 01794 340859

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Trout 'n About Stockbridge’s local food festival takes place annually on the first Sunday of August.Trout ‘n About showcases the best of local food, local produce and local crafts, in a family friendly, outdoor market environment. Many of our High Street shops will be open too – they all contribute to making Stockbridge a thriving and unique experience on a daily basis; so together with them we hope to give visitors many reasons to come back again and again. Trout ‘n About is set on the beautiful, historic High Street of the market town of Stockbridge, Hampshire.With the river Test flowing under the High Street our festival is named after one of the things the Test Valley is renowned for – Trout! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Romsey Farmers’ Market Monthly Farmers' Market in Hampshire, offering locally produced, delicious food and drink. Alma Road Car Park (opposite Waitrose), Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8ED

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Andover Shilling Fair 10.00am – 4.30pm. Andover High Street will come to life with an unmissable free day out celebrating the town’s Georgian heritage. 12

Andover’s stunning Georgian streets will come alive with a programme bursting with colourful street performers, Regency costumed figures, a food, drink and craft market, traditional fairground attractions, local musicians, interactive heritage tours, face painting, buskers, rural craft displays and fun hands-on family craft activities. Book your free Andover Heritage Trail Tour in advance through The Lights box office via www.thelights.org.uk/booking or call 01264 368368. Places are limited.

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Stockbridge Community Cinema: 20th Century Women (15) Showing at 7pm. During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mother and boarding-house landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants to serve as role models in a changing world. Showing at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. Doors open 30 minutes before the start time.Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk

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Family Summer’s End Picnic with Fireworks 7pm – 9.15pm approx. Celebrate the end of the summer with the talented 80 piece orchestra and singers, Pops Incorporated UK and Big Band. Gates open at 6pm for you to enjoy your picnics. Price: Adult: £19/ Child (2-16yrs): £11. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Hampshire, Hampshire SO51 0QA

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The Wallop Vintage Gathering 2017 From 10am to 4pm at the Over Wallop Sports Field, SO20 8JL

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Stockbridge Community Cinema: Viceroy's House (12A) Showing at 5pm and 7.30pm.The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.Tickets £5.00 from Garden Inn and John Robinson in Stockbridge or online via our website www.stockbridgecinema.org.uk

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AUGUST

Stockbridge Scout Hut Painters Open Studio 10am – 4pm. Sally Gore, Sally Milligan,Val Stephenson and friends. A group of artists painting together with passion and energy in oil, watercolour and mixed media.The Kent Hill Scout Hut is situated off Stockbrige High Street immediately behind the Grosvenor Hotel. Contact: 07501 004544

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there. Fete opens 12:30, Flower Show 1:00, Fun Run starts 1:05 pm. On site registration for the Fun Run from 11 am. Free entry & parking. Appleshaw Playing Field, SP11 9BH

9 SEPTEMBER Austen Abridged Celebrate the life of Jane Austen through her novels. See scenes from all six of Austen's novels brought to life in the heart of Winchester, close to where the great author died and was laid to rest 200 years ago. Open 10:00 – 13:00 Free Entry. Pilgrims Hall, Cathedral Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT

10 SEPTEMBER Hursley House Opening A rare opportunity to see inside this Grade II* listed mansion, now owned by IBM. Special tours will reveal the fascinating history of the Hursley estate and its occupants and include a visit to the Museum which traces the story of IBM and the technological innovations which have been conceived at Hursley.Tours are free but pre-booking required. See website for further details. IBM United Kingdom Ltd Hursley Park Road Hursley Hampshire SO21 2JN.

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Appleshaw Fete, Flower Show, Dog Show & Family Fun Run Free entry and car parking.Try your luck with the Grand Raffle & Tombola. Come for lunch with BBQ & beer & other food outlets - and stay for tea with cakes, ice-cream, pimms tent and other goodies. 5k & 10k Fun Run - register here in advance www.muddyrunners.org.uk/ appleshaw-fun-run-2016 or register on day from 12 noon. Classic car reunion too! See you all

21 SEPTEMBER Andrew Varley in Concert Presented by Weyhill Electronic Organ Society. An evening of melodic, easy listening music, performed on electronic keyboard Venue: Fairground Hall,Weyhill, SP11 0QN Tickets £5 in advance, from Just Teasin, 40 Bridge Street, Andover - or £6 at the door. For further information phone 01264 323213 or visit www.weyhill-eos.co.uk


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TEST VALLEY LECTURE - WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

THE LAUNCH OF THE THIRD EDITION OF THE STOCKBRIDGE POCKET GUIDE

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ur first lecture of the new 2017-2018 season of Test Valley Lectures will be on Wednesday 20th September at Winchester’s historic Water Mill. There will be a presentation on the history of milling on this site given by a senior miller followed by a tour of the working mill assisted by our own Peter Jenkins who volunteers as a miller.

From L-R: Sophie Walters, David Drew, David Gleave and Jane Young

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ollowing the huge success of the 2nd edition of the Stockbridge Pocket Guide, the 3rd edition was launched on Friday 7th July at the annual Stockbridge Business Association Summer Party. The event was hosted by The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge in the beautiful new sculpture garden at the rear of the gallery. The garden has been redesigned by the gallery owner Gerald Dodson and its opening is the culmination of two months exhaustive work which has left not one stone unturned. The garden has exhibits of bronzes, ceramics and glass work all displayed amidst a stunning and contemporary garden environment which includes a multitude of plants, specimen trees and an immense slate water feature.

Please note the earlier start to the event of 6pm for refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm. There is local City parking. The normal TVL entrance fee of £4 applies and we will be making a donation to the ’Save the Mill’ fund so please support this venture. Please could you confirm your interest in attending by email to peterwjenkins@me.com so that the Mill can manage the tour to our best advantage. Further details will follow.

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The Business Association was delighted to welcome Test Valley Councillor David Drew, David Gleave (Test Valley Business Development Officer) and Hampshire County Councillor Andrew Gibson. The Stockbridge Pocket Guide is the result of a collaboration between Test Valley Borough Council and the businesses in Stockbridge led by Jane Young and Sophie Walters of La Bella Donna, and is the most successful Pocket Guide in the area. Councillor David Drew welcomed the guests and congratulated all present on the new Pocket Guide and said how much he was looking forward to working with the Stockbridge Business Association. 14

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O St. Michael & All Angels Sunday 6 August 10.30 Sunday Celebration Sunday 13 August 10.30 Eucharist Service Sunday 20 August 10.30 Eucharist Service 11.30 Traidcraft Shop Sunday 27 August 10.30 Eucharist Service

O St. Mary's Sunday 6 August 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 13 August 10.00 Morning Worship Sunday 20 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 10.00 Family Service

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O All Saint's Church Sunday 13 August 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 18.00 Evensong

O St. James Sunday 6 August 09.30 Holy Communion

BROUGHTON O St. Mary's Sunday 6 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 13 August 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 20 August 08.00 Holy Communion 09.30 Family Service Sunday 27 August 09.30 Family Communion Wednesdays 09.30 Holy Communion

CHILBOLTON O St. Mary the Less Sunday 6 August 10.00 Service of Thanksgiving for the Tower Repairs and Baptism Sunday 13 August 10.00 Morning Prayer Sunday 20 August 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 27 August 10.00 Family Service 16

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KING'S SOMBORNE O Methodist Church Sunday 6 August 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 13 August 10.30 Morning Worship Sunday 20 August 10.30 Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 10.30 Morning Worship O St. Peter & St. Paul Sunday 6 August 10.00 Parish Communion Sunday 13 August 08.00 Said Communion 10.00 Worship for All Ages Sunday 20 August 08.00 Said Communion 10.00 Matins Sunday 27 August 10.00 Parish Communion 16.00 ALiVE Songs of Praise & Cream Teas

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O St. Nicholas Sunday 6 August 08.00 Said Holy Communion Sunday 20 August 18.00 Evensong

O St. Peter's Sunday 6 August 09.30 Family Service Sunday 13 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 20 August 09.30 Family Communion Sunday 27 August 08.00 Holy Communion

LITTLETON O St. Catherines Sunday 6 August 16.00 Café Church in Church Room Sunday 13 August 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 20 August 10.00 Morning Worship 18.00 Peace & Wholeness Sunday 27 August 10.00 Family Communion

LONGSTOCK O St. Mary Sunday 13 August 09.30 All Age Worship Sunday 20 August 09.30 Morning Worship Sunday 27 August 09.15 Parish Communion

MOTTISFONT O St. Andrew's Sunday 13 August 11.00 Messy Church Club Sunday 20 August 09.30 Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 11.00 Family Communion

NETHER WALLOP O St. Andrew's Sunday 6 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 13 August 09.30 Family Communion Sunday 20 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 27 August 09.30 Family Service

SPARSHOLT O St. Stephen's Sunday 6 August 08.00 Holy Communion Sunday 13 August 10.00 Welcome Worship Sunday 20 August 10.00 Matins Sunday 27 August 10.00 Family Communion

STOCKBRIDGE O Old St. Peter Sunday 20 August 08.00 Said Holy Communion O St. Peter Sunday 6 August 11.00 Open Air Service on church lawn (Trout and About) Sunday 13 August 10.45 Parish Communion Sunday 20 August 10.45 All Age Worship Sunday 27 August 10.45 Parish Communion

WHERWELL O St. Peter & Holy Cross Sunday 6 August 10.00 Family Communion Sunday 13 August 18.00 Benefice Evensong Sunday 20 August 10.00 Family Service Sunday 27 August 08.00 Holy Communion


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RUM'S EG SUPPORTERS RAISE £10,000 TO SAVE COMMUNITY ARTS HUB

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ear supporters we are grateful and overwhelmed by the support we have received over the last week. Since we announced the financial difficulties and imminent threat to the survival of Rum's Eg, we have received £10,000 in donations from individuals in the community towards our goal of £15,000.

PLEA FOR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AS PART OF COUNCIL SHAKE UP

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eople across Test Valley have just a few weeks to give their views on new council ward boundaries for their area. The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published proposals for a new map of local government across the borough. Test Valley people now have the chance to comment on the recommendations as part of a public consultation. The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that the Test Valley Borough Council should have 43 councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent eight three-councillor wards, seven two-councillor wards and five one-councillor wards across the borough. The consultation is open until 14 August. Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We want to make sure that the new boundaries reflect local community ties and that council wards really mean something to Test Valley’s residents. Local people know their area best. That’s why we are asking you to have a look at the proposals and to give your views on them. If you are interested in how your council is run and how you are represented, we want to hear from you.”

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This financial support has given us the breathing space needed to continue trading whilst we evaluate the business and take measures to avoid getting into difficulties again. We recognise that this is a difficult economic climate for the arts and retail across the board, and there are many others facing similar threats. We hope to be able to draw on the support we clearly have to move forward stronger. We would be grateful to hear from any of our supporters who feel they might have skills and ideas to contribute as we continue on this journey together. With our sincere thanks, The Board of Directors, Hampshire Art and Craft CIC Hampshire Art and Craft CIC is a Community Interest Company, with a volunteer board of directors, no owners or shareholders. It was set up to support and promote artists and makers and to provide a creative social hub for the community.

PROPOSALS FOR TOWN MILLS AREA OF ANDOVER

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esidents are invited to take a first look at proposals to improve the area around Town Mills in Andover. Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council will be exhibiting the proposals at the Four Fun Fridays events throughout August, which can be read about on page 30. The proposals aim to encourage more people to walk in and around Andover by opening up the area and improving the pathways between the train station and the town centre. These include widened paths to provide more convenient access, new crossing areas, new street furniture and better signage. The plans also make space for people to sit and enjoy the great outdoors near the River Anton.

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for Test Valley. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, write or email: The Review Officer (Test Valley) Local Government Boundary Commission for England 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Phil North, said: “This part of Andover has fantastic potential and I’m really keen to improve and develop the area. Lots of residents have told us that they’d like to make the river a bigger feature in the town at the Andover Vision meetings, so this is a great opportunity to get involved and have your say. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to share their feedback on the draft plans.”

Have your say directly through the Commission’s consultation portal: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/ node/9135 Link to the dedicated web page for the Test Valley electoral review: www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-east/ hampshire/test-valley Follow us on Twitter @LGBCE Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/LGBCE

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “We’ve been working on proposals to make it easier and more attractive for people to walk along Town Mill and the park to the town centre. We’re keen to show people the proposals so they can find out more about the works.” Following the event the proposals will be made available to view at www.hants.gov.uk/transportschemes.


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FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AS

THE ROMSEY SHOW CELEBRATES 175 YEARS -SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

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here is fun for all ages and interests at The Romsey Show as the south’s largest one-day agricultural event reaches a landmark 175 years. Based on the historic Broadlands estate, kids can dive into the past with Wessex Archaeology, marvel at over 1,000 livestock, enjoy heavy horses in action and magnificent falconry displays. New for 2017, visitors will be entertained by the Mole Show (a humorous educational live show about moles and mans plight to be rid of it!), impressive dog and duck skills, and don’t miss the dancing sheep!

Join us at

Longstock Recreation Ground

Saturday 2nd September from 12.30pm - 4pm

Fun for all Sandleheath Brass Band Dog Show (enter on the day)

With more than 500 retail stands for a country-style shopping fix, don’t miss out. With prices frozen at 2016 rates and under 11s free, get your tickets at www.romseyshow. co.uk from July.

Sheep Dog Handling Gladiators • Book Stall Bottle Stall • Food Stalls Plant Stalls

Fun for kids Kids Quiz • Kids Games Face Painting • Bouncy Castle

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Tea & Cakes • BBQ • Pimms Bar Sponsored by The Leckford Estate

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Hampshire People

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THE FORUM TALKS WITH LESLEY MEAKER

esley lives on the borders of Hampshire and Dorset and has art at the centre of her life.The natural beauty of the surrounding countryside constantly inspires her print-making while her career as the curator of ArtCare’s art collection at Salisbury Hospital keeps her incredibly busy. That would be sufficient for many, but Lesley is also the Events Manager for Hampshire Open Studios. HOS was founded in 1999. By 2010 the event had been taken over by the artist Pete Gilbert who asked Lesley for her support. So since late 2014 Lesley has been managing Hampshire Open Studios with a small team of volunteers. “I work three to four days a week for the Salisbury art collection, and then from January to July the rest of my time is spent working on Hampshire Open Studios. It can be all encompassing, eating into evenings and weekends too. But as I come from an community arts background I think it’s a fabulous event to be involved with.” Since then Hampshire has seen the Open Studios grow and develop, embracing not only individual artists working in a wide selection of media, but also groups of artists working under their own banner. Lesley deals with all aspects of the event, collating the artists, creating the layout for the HOS program (she studied graphic design at Bournemouth University), visiting artists and delivering the programs.

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“I deliver four hundred boxes in three days covering around a thousand miles - Hampshire is actually very large! In three years the event has grown from one hundred and fifty artists taking part to two hundred and fifty-five this year which is phenomenal. Hampshire Open Studios is a very popular event, people return year after year and will plan a route to include either their favourite artists if they are collectors or travel around another area to discover new artists. Our program has become more like an arts directory with artists listed geographically, then a third of our budget goes toward advertising in arts features and of course social media is invaluable.” Lesley has created a winning formula and last year three hundred thousand pounds worth of art was sold during the Hampshire Open Studio ten-day event. “I email all the artists involved after the event and their feedback is always very positive. In terms of visitor comments often they find it difficult to track down some of eighty-two studios that are tucked away in the middle of the New Forest for example, you can’t always rely on sat nav!” And for the future? “ I would love to see a Hampshire Open Studio community project at some point and of course more artists taking part attracting more visitors!” If you would like to exhibit your work from your studio or visit Hampshire Open Studios please contact: www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk


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Community Garden MEET THE TEST VALLEY BUSINESS

GARDENING IN AUGUST

AWARDS 2017 SILVER SPONSORS

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ith the Test Valley Business Awards’ shortlist of finalists only recently announced for 2017, and the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony fast approaching, now is the time to meet the Awards’ generous Silver Sponsors; representing a cross-section of some of the most established and inspiring businesses from across the borough. Bringing businesses together to network, form lasting relationships, and celebrate achievements, the Test Valley Business Awards is made possible only by the support of local business such as this year’s 5 Silver Sponsors.

The Test Valley Business Awards 2017 Silver Sponsors are: • Aspire Defence • Bulpitt Print Ltd. • Just HR • Langdowns DFK • Webkick Ltd Speaking of their sponsorship of the Awards, Mark Carr, Managing Director of Aspire Defence Services Limited, comments: “Aspire Defence Services is keen to work with local suppliers, drawing on local skills and expertise, and promoting prosperity in the communities where we operate. We are proud to sponsor the Test Valley Business Awards and support other businesses with a strong connection to the community.” Now in its 13th year, the Test Valley Business Awards – run by a small steering group of volunteers, who themselves run small businesses, and supported by the Council – has become a well-established platform to promote business excellence and especially to shine a light on the many new and small innovative businesses operating out of sight. Tickets for this year’s Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, held at the Museum of Army Flying on 14th September, are now available for £50 each to include welcome drink and sumptuous 3 course meal prepared by Michelin award-winning chefs, McCrimmon & Reid. For more information about the Awards, and to book your tickets, please visit: www.tvbawards.org.uk. 24

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ugust is upon us - the season of sizzling colours in the garden. Summer may be winding down but excitement in the garden is escalating.

Scarlets, oranges and warm yellows are much in evidence at this time of year, creating high impact, excitement and joyful exuberance. It’s worth bearing in mind that to enjoy these colours at their best they should be set off by abundant foliage. Too much intensity can be indigestible and tiring on the eye – think of the red border at Hidcote. Shape and stature also provide variety so combine spires with daisies, tiny flowers with larger ones, and don’t forget to contrast foliage, too. Cool contrast can be achieved with blue grey foliage such as the blue grass Helictotrichon sempervirens. For stunning architectural effect try Globe Artichokes, best with other plants of similar scale but contrasting form. Hot colours advance visually try keeping them near the house to make the garden feel larger, or perhaps as a surprise when rounding a corner. You can intensify colours by contrast: try Crocosmia Lucifer near a deep purple Lobelia Hadspen Purple or with a backdrop of Clematis Etoile Violette or, for subtler effect, Echinacea Arts Pride with Eryngium tripartitum. Look to nature: the inside of each tiny purple Buddleia flower is intense orange. If all this is a bit much, try weaving a grass such as Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Forster through the border. With its soft buff flowers and fine texture it’s a perfect foil for such scene stealers. Catherine Thomas Landscape & Garden Design Ltd


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Charity Opening in Aid of the

An entrance fee of £5.00 for adults and £1.00 for children is payable with all proceeds going to the nominated charity. Members of the three local churches will provide teas at Longstock Park Nursery on these Sundays. Only registered Assistance Dogs will be admitted to the garden and care should be taken to leave no litter.For more information: 01264 810924

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We bring the Classics to life through trips to all the many wonderful ancient sites in both this country and aboard as well as theatre trips and experience days. One of the highlights is our Roman Morning, an off timetable event of all things Roman designed to engage, inspire and fire the imagination. This year, the Godolphin First and Second Years were joined by girls from Salisbury Cathedral School and Port Regis for a fun-packed range of activities from baking ‘hedgehog’ bread using a Roman recipe through to firing water balloons with a ballista (giant catapult) which was ingeniously made by one of our Classics teachers using a wooden frame and lacrosse stick. Girls dressed up in traditional togas with oak-leaf headdresses and took part in battle practice, learning various defensive formations. They made their own scutum (shield), gladius (stabbing sword) and pilum (spear) and put these to good use in the climax of the morning, the Battle of the Rubicon, which was fought on the Pitches. Here, girls from the Second Year formed a V formation similar to tactics used by the Romans and attempted to capture the mount guarded by the Celts (First Years). After a close fought battle, the Second Years triumphed to huge cheers and a spontaneous chorus of ‘We are the Champions!’ Speaking afterwards, girls from the Cathedral School were brimming with enthusiasm. Electra from Year 7 said, ‘It was a great morning – really good for team-building and very interactive. I particularly loved the water balloons and couldn’t believe that the Romans actually ate hedgehogs!’ Even the weather got into the Roman spirit, with temperatures of over 30 degrees mimicking a typical Italian day. www.godolphin.org


WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE SELF-BUILD REVOLUTION?

A survey commissioned by the Building Societies Association (BSA), published in 2011, suggested that 53% of people in the UK would consider building their own home. It’s not difficult to see why; self-builders can often save up to 30% of the cost of buying an existing home, according to the National Custom & Self Build Association. In theory, this means the average self-build 3-bedroom home would cost £300,000 to build, instead of £430,000 to buy. Self-builders can be those who already own a plot of land, attached to their current home, or those who purchase a plot of land to build on. Furthermore, self-building does not always mean you have to move into the property once it is completed, it is quite common for self-builders to build a home for investment purposes and rent it out. If you are one of the 53% who has considered building a home, here are four main points to consider: 1. Finding a plot of land - If you already own the plot as part of your current property you will need to appoint a solicitor to separate it from the remaining property. If you intend to do this, and you have an existing mortgage on your current home, you will need to gain the agreement from your current lender to remove an element of the land from their security. 2. Design & planning - If building on a plot you own or you wish to make any changes to pre-existing permissions you will need to apply to your local authority for planning permission. It is important at this point to have the design of the property you wish to build. Appointing a qualified architect will help ensure the design of the property will satisfy planning requirements.

3. Finding the right builder - You may know a builder to instruct, but a vital part of a self-build project is to use a qualified and experienced builder or building firm. It is advisable to obtain several quotes and acquire references before deciding on the builder you engage. 4. Financing the project - Securing finance for a self-build home may not be as daunting as it sounds. “Self-build” mortgages are not so different to ‘regular’ mortgages. The amount you can borrow is determined by your income or, if you are building to let, the post completion rent. The mortgage amount required will depend on the costs of the project and the value of the completed home. Depending on the lender and mortgage, funding can be made in set ‘stages’ throughout the project or flexibly as you need them. Finally, some self-build mortgages are ‘interest only’ until completion of the build, which helps keep initial costs down. Newbury Building Society is experienced in lending SelfBuild mortgages. If you would like to learn more, contact us today and make an appointment. We’d love to help your dream home become a reality! Visit our Andover branch, call us on 01264 361455 or email Andover@newbury.co.uk Cliff Osborne Office Manager

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Community FOUR FUN FRIDAYS RETURN!

Evo is a new personal training company specialising in EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) technology combined with skilled personal training. It is a great fitness & weight loss solution for all ages and fitness levels.

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he Four Fun Fridays project will see a vibrant programme of street entertainment, live music, creative workshops and competitions for all the family to enjoy.

Shoppers and visitors will be able to get involved in many different activities including street theatre and outdoor performances, 2D chalk painting, storytelling, face painting, art workshops, a comedy Joyous Jambouree and a hula hoop street show. There will also be a live chainsaw wood carving display! The events take their inspiration from the Encounters shop project, which began in 2014 where more than 1,000 people shared their ideas and aspirations for the town. The newly launched Andover Vision will continue the legacy of Encounters by celebrating the fun of being outdoors and connecting to the beautiful green surroundings by bringing this exciting event to the town. Leader of the Council, Councillor Phil North, said: “The Four Fun Fridays were incredibly popular last year and the events really brought a sense of vibrant community to the town. The idea came from a variety of public engagement activities that informed us that local people wanted more events in the High Street, so the Four Fun Fridays worked really well. The entertainment, music, dancing and performances were the perfect way to create the buzz that residents told us they wanted.” The project has been funded by developer contributions from the Andover Business Park and supports our ambitions for Public Art in the Test Valley to involve, inspire and intrigue. Any local businesses interested in getting involved should contact Faye Perkins at The Lights on 01264 368844. Follow the fun on Facebook to keep up to date with the plans at www.facebook.com/fourfunfridays.

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Wellbeing THE MYTH OF CORE STABILITY: PART 1

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hat are you trying to achieve when you plank or crunch? Do you think your core or back or body is unstable? The concept of core stability arrived in the late 90’s, and has largely come from studies that showed patients with low back pain had a small delay in the timing of the contraction of their abdominal muscles. However, these findings, combined with the general belief that you need strong abdominals to have a strong back have led to assumptions prevalent in core stability training: • That certain muscles are more important for stabilising the spine, especially Transversus Abdominus (TA) • That weak abdominals lead to low back pain • That strengthening the abdominals can reduce back pain • That a strong core will prevent injury • That there is a relationship between stability and back pain As a result of these assumptions a whole industry has built its business on selling ‘core stability’ exercises to athletes to prevent injury and to patients to cure back pain. A great example of a period of potential ‘instability’ is immediately after childbirth. It takes about 4-6 weeks for the abdominal muscles to undergo re-shortening, and you would therefore expect that during this period, there would be minimal spinal support and increase the likelihood of back pain. However, research has shown that in the majority of women, any back pain during pregnancy spontaneously improves within the first week of delivery. No test has ever shown that the spine is unstable, or how ‘increasing stability’ will reduce pain. Using the core stability model to determine a treatment course or exercise programme takes an overly mechanical approach to the body and the experience of pain. Shifting away from the stability myth frees us up to consider completely different treatment and exercise approaches. It is interesting to read that there is no significant difference between a general exercise programme and a specific core stability programme in its outcomes. Both do equally well.We know exercises for the spine can help, but perhaps it doesn’t matter which exercises we do! In attempts to ‘stabilise’ the spine, clinicians and trainers may advise bracing type positions and sucking the tummy in.This is completely counterproductive for people in pain, as we know that it’s movement that brings relief and resolution. ‘Motion is lotion’. Focussing on the contraction of individual muscles is counter-intuitive to how the brain learns new skills.To kick a football, you don’t think about your leg muscles or your foot placement, you do it with spatial awareness.Therefore encouraging patients to focus more on tasks external to the body is far more beneficial to building strength, coordination and improving mobility. Telling a person in pain that they are ‘unstable’ is inaccurate, it catastrophises the situation and generates fear (which makes pain worse and promotes the need to find treatment and exercise that will ‘stabilise’. Weak abdominals and imbalances between trunk muscle groups are not pathological, just a normal variation that does not lead to back pain. It is possible to rehab a patient using the model of core stability, conversely we could have a patient doing a range of total body exercise and they will also show improvement. Perhaps even solve the headache, as well as the back pain.The results will be further improved if patients are also educated about pain, taught how to move well and encouraged to stop worrying about their lack of stability.We need to think far more carefully about the language we use and the rationale behind the approaches we choose. As I encourage you to transition away from the reductionist core stability model to a more global view of the body, I will discuss what my approach to treatment and exercise looks like in Part 2 next month. Emma Wightman www.the-sop.com

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FEEL GOOD AUTUMN WITH DANCING & YOGA

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utumn Time, the light is changing, beautiful warm Autumn Light, a new spectrum of colours in nature. Nature is retreating, drawing in, everything in nature becoming more reflective. And since we are part of nature, we too draw in and become more reflective. Staying in tune with nature this is a wonderful time to start doing some things that make us feel good in ourselves, like dancing and yoga. It’s not surprising that 'Strictly come Dancing' is on in the Autumn. Just watching all those celebrities having such fun when dancing makes us feel good. And then there might be a spark and we say to ourselves – hey, I’d like to try this myself. There is nothing more uplifting than dancing, whether with a partner or without – just moving to the music makes us feel so good Silvia and Max offer dancing fun for all ages and tastes, from dancing for youngsters age 4 – 13 with their Zumba Kids Dance classes to their partner and group dance classes for grown-ups, like Salsa, West Coast Swing, Zumba and Zumba Gold – their repertoire provides something for everyone. Autumn Time with its reflective mood and warm colours is also the perfect time to draw our attention inwards and do some Yoga.

Yoga in its essence is a profound science of inner wellbeing. It is a technique given to us to return to our true nature and live life to the full! Speaking from her own experience, Silvia points out that Yoga has had the most profound positive impact on her life: “I enjoy life in all its fullness, with all its ups and downs and feel better than I have ever felt before!” Silvia and Max’s Autumn term of dancing fun and yoga is starting with taster sessions for all their classes on Monday 4th September 2017: Make this Autumn a “Feel Good Autumn” for you and get on the dance floor and the yoga mat! Silvia and Max are looking forward to welcoming you.

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STOCKBRIDGE 10K & 2K FUN RUN

STOCKBRIDGE MUSIC: DELMEGE STRING QUARTET IN STOCKBRIDGE TOWN HALL, SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER - 7.30PM

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he Stockbridge 10k and Fun Run is back for 2017. It is taking place on Sunday 10th September in Stockbridge starting at 10:30am by the White Hart Pub. The 10k is a multi terrain course with chip timing, set in the quiet roads and paths around Stockbridge. The 2k Fun Run starts at 10:40am from the same location and is a great easy course for both our budding runners of the future or those who like the shorter distance alike. The event is open to all and can be entered through the Runners World Website. All welcome! This is a low key, local fundraising event that has been running since 2011. It has raised much need funds for organisations that represent a cross section of the Stockbridge community including Stockbridge Primary School, Friends of St Peters Church Heritage Trust, the Mayflies Youth Club, Leckford and Stockbridge Scout Group. Please support the local community whilst enjoying the countryside.

CONCERT REVIEW – ROMSEY CHORAL SOCIETY, ROMSEY ABBEY: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

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hat a treat! Four young string players played major works by Haydn. Mendelssohn & Beethoven. Here was a performance of the highest quality. Chamber Music is best heard live. How else could we experience Mendelssohn’s expression of raw angerand melancholic despair at the sudden loss of his cherished sister. This was truly fine instrumental interpretation. Menace, anguish, portent, discomfort; evert emotion was captured by thse players with superb playing. ” Words by James Montgomery after their last visit to Stockbridge. At that time they were students at the Royal Academy of Music and we were all so impressed by their interpretation of the music and their total empathy towards each other, thus lifting the notes right from the pages and sending them floating over the audience. Now, two years later, we are really looking forward to hearing them again in the Town Hall. James’ words encapsulated their style and expertise then. We eagerly look forward to hearing how they have progressed if that is possible. This concert is sponsored by Middletons Solicitors Tickets (£14) available from: www.jumblebee.co.uk/stockbridgemusic The Lights Theatre Box Office (01264 368368) Roger Tym (01264 810363) Robinsons Butchers,Stockbridge And at the door

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n appealing mix of orchestral and choral classic was received enthusiastically in a well-filled Romsey Abbey on Saturday. Conductor John Traill led the audience through the drama and pathos of works by an international cast of much-loved composers. His thoughtful remarks gave context to some of the greatest operatic and orchestral works by Bizet,Verdi and Puccini, punctuated by interludes of Rossini and Strauss overtures and dance music by de Falla and Borodin. Romsey Choral Society (RCS) joined forces once again with the City of Southampton Orchestra (CSO) to create a vibrant musical offering in an exceptionally well thought out musical programme. Their obvious enjoyment in performance created some exciting interplay between orchestra and chorus. This was evident in the boldness of the Matadors’ Chorus from La Traviata, with a confident choir matching the lively response from the instruments. The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, which preceded the interval drinks, provided a showcase for a range of vocal accomplishments and orchestral standouts, with notable low notes from the brass. One highlight of the evening was the deceptively simple-sounding Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly. The orchestration is subtle and subdued and RCS supplied the sensitive and controlled melody that emphasises the complex emotions of the eponymous heroine as she waits for her lover. No one musician can dominate in this work and the CSO and RCS were showing us the benefits of listening to each other and committed teamwork. Finally, everyone loves a trumpet solo, and the Triumphal Scene from Aida did not disappoint and ended the concert on just the right note! Review by Lynne Smith


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