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hat’s what we were told as kids. Now there is angst within our group of mums concerning our gaggle of teenage boys. A constant war wages between the dreaded X-Box type entertainment and the great outdoors with its accompanying fresh air and exercise.

Times have changed and the concerns facing us surrounding our developing youngsters seem very real so we wonder what kind of mothers we would be if we ignored them.Yet we yearn for them to have the halcyon days of summer, the swallows and amazons adventure without the Lord of the Flies part. And so it was, that on a chilly overcast day in the holidays I dropped Star II at a local village. “ You can drop me off here.” The exact location was shrouded in mystery, the private den where only a few could go, heaven knows what would happen if I discovered it. As usual Star II had over slept so wasn’t sure if anyone would be there as he was late. We came up with a plan that he was to text if alone and come to the village green, where I was walking the Pagan Pup. Time passed and at the end of the walk there was no news from Star II. What there was though, was a Police helicopter hovering over the village; lower and lower it came and then circled around before hovering again, all rather nosey and irritating to be honest. I met a friend and her dogs, ’What’s that Police helicopter doing?” she asked. For a moment I felt like I was in a cheap American movie. Taking no news from Star II to be good news I encouraged the Pagan Pup back into the car and started homeward. The cheap movie theme continued as I rounded a bend to be faced with two police cars with lights flashing, a couple of officers talking earnestly into their radios and a sorry collection of men, heads down, huddled in a group by the roadside. Subsequent rumours say that a group of migrants had stowed away on a lorry and wound up in our Market Town. Not

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even we, here in our bubble, are immune to the traumas of the larger world it would seem. So lost and hopeless they looked, a little microcosm of global sadness. Lost in thought as the helicopter continued to circle over the town, I realised I hadn’t heard from Star II. Oh god! I had dropped him off in the epicentre of an international incident with my main priority getting back to Chez Pagan for a cup of Earl Grey! I texted a friend, she had not heard from her son either and was unaware of the goings on. Eventually the phone rang, before I had a chance to chastise him about his habit of non-communication Star II launched in excitedly, “Mum it was brilliant. This police helicopter came down really low over our den and then a policeman arrived and said that we needed to go back into town and not to talk to any strange men.” Oh god. “I’ve been trying to get hold of you, keep your phone on! Where are you now?” “ Sorry, it’s out of power. We’re in a local supermarket, bye!” My heart stopped- a local supermarket! Now who would have thought the prospect of my dear boy coming across a desperate foreigner in a remote copse would be preferable to the amount of sugar based products I imagined he’d be buying? I sipped the Earl Grey, it occurred to me that those men risked so much only to end up in a beautiful and affluent place that they could never be a part of. By what little they saw, it must have seemed like another planet. As for us and our kids we should be grateful that they can go out and ‘play’ forgetting to charge their wretched phones.Yes we live in a bubble, which is both beautiful and delicate. Sandra Pagan


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Community COMMUNITY HALLS

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O Broughton Village Hall Seating capacity of 120 and for catered functions 100, together with two meeting rooms, one for 20 people the other for 40 people, each fitted with a Sound Induction Loop System. Entertainment licence and a licence to sell alcohol with fully equipped kitchen, bar and a winged stage. To book contact Graham on 0844 800864 or villagehall@broughtonhants.net

O Grateley War Memorial Hall Station Road, Grateley SP11 8LG. The hall has a capacity for up to 80 people seated and has a stage, fully-equipped kitchen, a toilet for the disabled and a car park. Contact details: 07507 204619, chrissiebye@gmail. com, www.grateley.org.uk

O Crawley Village Hall Can seat 100 people. Licensed for public entertainment. Details can be found on www.crawleyvillagehall. co.uk. Bookings Tel: 01962 776518 O Chilbolton Village Hall Eastman’s Field, Chilbolton SO20 6AT.A modern hall with access and facilities for the disabled.The Main Hall has a seating capacity of 125, with or without a stage; a sound system is installed, with an induction loop system and there is Wi-Fi connection. The kitchen is fully-equipped, with a large serving hatch to the Main Hall. A smaller meeting room is available, also with a hatch to the Main Hall. There is a large car park to the front and patio and gardens to the rear. For further information visit our website: www.chilboltonvillagehall.co.uk or contact chilboltonhallbookings@ outlook.com, O Goodworth Clatford Village Club The club can cater for 100 people or 80 seated at tables. There is a full-sized snooker table, fully fitted

O Houghton Village Hall Hall has a kitchen area, public entertainment licence and disabled access. 12 parking spaces. Bookings: Tel: 01794 388008 O King’s Somborne Village Hall Recently refurbished Main Hall seating 120. Speech sound system/ hearing loop. Live music and alcohol licences. Main kitchen equipped for 100 place settings; hatch to main hall. Jubilee room with attached kitchenette: 5 small round tables with chairs. Committee room capacity for 16. Pavilion with changing facilities; showers.Ample parking. www. thesombornes.org.uk/villagehall Tel: 01794388009 O Littleton Village Hall Main Hall with a maximum capacity of 200.The Hall has modern toilets, including disabled facilities. Outside patio area, level access and ample car parking. Premises Licence for entertainment and for the sale of alcohol, a Performing Rights Society Licence, and a sound system, sound induction loop, and Wi-fi connection. Visit: www.littletonvillagehall. hampshire.org.uk. Bookings contact - Hall Manager: 01962 888419 or email: littletonhall@hotmail.co.uk

O Lockerley & East Dean War Memorial Hall Main hall with maximum capacity of 144 for theatre seating or 120 seated at tables, plus Annex and separate Meeting Room. Stage, modern kitchen with 120 place settings,Wi-fi, Performing Rights Society Licence, parking. Details and bookings via www.lockerley.org.uk or hallbooking@lockerley.org.uk. O Longparish Village Hall Wi-Fi, state of the art audio visual systems and full disabled facilities.A smaller meeting room also has audio visual facilities. Contact Jacqui Healey: 01264 720560 or e-mail villagehall@ longparish.org.uk. www.longparish. org.uk O Over Wallop Church Hall In centre of village. Hall can seat 50. Kitchen and car parking available.Tel: 01264 782676 O Penton Village Hall Penton Mewsey, SP11 0RA. Large hall seats 100, small hall seats 20. see: www.pentonmewsey.org.uk/hall. For bookings: 01264 773221 O Sparsholt Memorial Hall Recently refurbished- fully equipped kitchen - Meeting room seats 20, Main hall seats 140 - Sound system, portable large stage, grand piano car park - disabled access and toilet, shower. Bookings T: 01962 776129 O Stockbridge Town Hall High Street, Stockbridge, Hampshire. Hall has a kitchen and an entertainment licence. Now with lift to the Upper Hall. Book at: www. stockbridgetownhall.co.uk.Tel: 07770 297175

O The new Kent Hill Scout and Community Hall in Stockbridge Situated behind the Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge High Street. Facilities include: sound system, hearinginduction loop, kitchen. Seating and catering facilities available for up to 50 people.The building is DDA compliant with wheelchair access. Visit: www.stockbridgescouts.org. Email: stockbridgescouts@yahoo.com or call: 01264 811074 O Upper Clatford Village Hall Our fully licensed hall has a capacity for up to 120 seated theatre-style and 100 seated at tables, a fixed stage, good toilet facilities, a separate Committee Room for up to 15 people, kitchen and a large car park. Bookings 01264 333248 or e-mail upperclatfordvillagehall@hotmail. co.uk O Wallops Parish Hall At Middle Wallop crossroads.Large hall seats 150. Small hall/meeting room seats 45. Entertainment licence. Details at www.thewallops.net.Tel: 01264-783474 O Wherwell Home Guard Club The Old Hill, SP11 7JB. Meeting Room seats 70, pool table, darts board and licensed Bar optional. Club Room with snooker table,TV and licensed Bar open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. New members welcome. Details at http://www.chilboltonandwherwell. info or contact Sue Coleman (01264 860508) O Wherwell Village Hall Situated in Church Street, SP11 7JJ. Available to hire at reasonable rate. Comfortable seating for 120, kitchen, car park, bar area off the main hall, access for loading and unloading, winged stage, with backstage dressing rooms and WC. Bookings contact: 07519 357593

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OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES

O Kings Somborne Twinning Association Twinned with St Paul duVernay, near Bayeux. Contact:Wendy Hartley - Tel: 01794 388742 O Longstock Garden Club Peter Bramley: 01264 810432 or Ada Rogers: 01264 810794 O RiVa - Dog Training Kings Somborne.Val Kelsey Tel: 01794 388570 O The Upper Test Valley Vintage Club A club for people with interests in vintage machines. Social meetings at the Leckford Combine Club, second Tuesday of the month

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from October through to April, 8pm. Contact Chairman, David Watts on: 01264 810421 www. uppertestvalleyvintageclub.co.uk

support for the homeless. Volunteers required mornings and evenings. Please phone Liz Howe on 01962 862050.

young people aged 10 to 26.You don’t have to be a farmer. Secretary: Victoria Brown Tel: 07828 019624 victoria.s.brown@hotmail.co.uk

O Chilbolton/Stockbridge Beavers/Cub Scouts Leigh Dance - Tel: 01264 811074

O The Somborne & District Society A local history society. Lectures on the fourth Wednesday each month at 8pm in King’s Somborne village hall as well as visits to historic houses and other places of interest. Gordon Pearson: 01794 388662

O Stockbridge Evergreen Chair: Joyce Compton - Tel: 01264 810898

O Chilbolton Care Group Su Field: 01264 861338 O Wherwell History Group Builds up an archive of local history material and arranges monthly talks and visits.Andrew Flanagan. Tel: 01264 860560 wherwellhistory@gmail.com www.wherwellandchilbolton.info O Winchester Churches Nightshelter 20B Jewry Street,Winchester www. wcns.org.uk. Offering hope and

O Royal National Lifeboat Institution Stockbridge & Upper Test Branch. Chair:Tolley Taylor: 01256 893561 O Stockbridge & District Young Farmers Club Meets every other Thursday at the Combine Club in Leckford. For

O Stockbridge Lunch Club Joyce Compton - Tel: 01264 81089 O Grateley Village Friends For seniors in the village and surrounding areas. Meet the first Thursday of the month (except January and February) from 2pm to 4pm in Grateley War Memorial Hall, Station Road, Grateley SP11 8LG. For more info visit: www.grateley.org.uk


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ocal residents and visitors are invited to attend a Test Valley Freedom March in Andover on Sunday 3 July 2016, involving the three military regiments granted freedom of the borough. More than 200 service personnel from the 22 Engineer Regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and the Army Air Corps will march through the town in a spectacular display of ceremony and tradition, led by the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regimental Band. The march will begin at approximately 12.45pm at Town Mills Car Park before travelling through the town towards Eastern Avenue, where the troops will salute the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and the Mayor of Test Valley. The march will then proceed to St Mary’s Church for a commemoration service at approximately 1.30pm, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. A flypast by the Army Air Corps will take place at the start of the memorial service. Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “The parade will be a wonderful opportunity for families, friends and local residents to come together to celebrate the regiments granted freedom of the borough, as well as the wider Armed Forces. This will be a day of celebration

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but also reflection, as we remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme. “Test Valley has close links with military and the council signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant in 2012 to further cement its support for local military personnel and their families. I hope as many people as possible come along to watch the parade.” Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel AFJ Betts, 3 Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, added: “As the local Infantry Regiment in Hampshire, The 3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (The TIGERS) are hugely honoured to be exercising the freedom of Test Valley on Sunday 3 July 2016. The Regiment traces its heritage in the county back through the Royal Hampshire Regiment to 1702. As TIGERS we are immensely proud of this long standing connection with Hampshire and to the town of Andover in particular. We are delighted to have been given this very special privilege to conduct this Freedom Parade. As the country faces up to the many security challenges of today, it is vitally important that both Regular and Reserve soldiers get the chance to be seen and to connect with the communities that they serve. Just prior to the Battalion deploying on its Annual Training Exercise to Estonia in August, this parade gives us as TIGERS the

opportunity to reinforce the close links we enjoy with the local community, and to reinforce the close friendship we have with the town of Andover.” Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel DJ Bickers MBE RE, 22 Engineer Regiment, said: “It is a great honour for 22 Engineer Regiment to exercise its freedom of Test Valley by marching through the town. It is particularly apt to be doing this in 2016, the year in which the Corps of Royal Engineers celebrates the tercentenary anniversary of King George I placing the Engineers and Artillery on separate establishments. Throughout its 300 year history the Royal Engineers has enjoyed the loyal support of the towns and cities in which we are based, and this is certainly the case with Andover today. Every man and woman marching will feel the very special bond which exists between 22 Engineer Regiment and the people of Andover.” Commandant, Army Aviation Centre Colonel Jon Bryant, commented: “As a military organisation, the granting of freedom by any borough council is never understated. We recognise that this is the highest honour a local community can bestow and are honoured to have been granted this accolade on the 25 September 1987 – the modern Army Air Corps’ 30th year. For the military community of Middle Wallop, past and present, the right to exercise our freedom continues to cement the historic ties and long, trusting friendship with the town of Andover and the wider borough of Test Valley. Several of our serving and veteran personnel have been so taken by this region, they have set down their roots in local communities to call ‘home’. Today, we are months away from celebrating our 60th year of modern army aviation, forming on the 1 September 1957. Long may this bond continue.” The freedom of the borough is the highest award that the council can bestow. Those granted the freedom are able to march through the streets “with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, colours flying, drums beating and bands playing”. Rolling road closures will be in place during the march. Information about the closures, including which roads will be affected, will be published nearer the time.


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return to North Baddesley thanks to the generous Councillor Community Grant. The drop-in sessions offer a valuable service to residents who require information and guidance.” Councillor Tupper said: “We are delighted to be able to provide a Councillor Community Grant to enable Citizens Advice Test Valley to re-launch this service. It is great that residents will be able to benefit from free, expert advice on a whole range of topics.” Councillor Dowden added: “The Community Life Centre is a great local hub run by volunteers who each work incredibly hard to provide help and support to local residents. The relaunch of the drop-in sessions will help to enhance the existing offering and will give the community access to expert advice locally.” The Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant scheme helps to fund community-led initiatives. Local councillors allocate funds to projects that they identify as meeting a need in the community based on feedback from residents. For more information about the grants available, visit www.testvalley. gov.uk Following intervention by Citizens Advice, the bank duly apologised to the client, refunded the amount taken from their account and also compensated the client for their poor service. “Volunteering for Citizens Advice has provided me with a framework and discipline, and it keeps my brain active. I have learned to be more sceptical and analytical when reading or watching media coverage of social issues. I work as part of a strong team who support each other in our collective aim to achieve the best outcomes for our clients”. Citizens Advice Winchester District volunteers support people face-to-face, over the phone and online through email and webchat. Over the last 12 months they have helped local people with 14,456 issues. Volunteers also give their time in areas like IT, fundraising, research, campaigns and administration. The charity is currently looking for volunteers to help with fundraising. Please contact: nicola.revolta @winchesterdistrictcab.org.uk or call 07881 825077.


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O Chilbolton W.I. Meets at ChilboltonVillage Hall on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Contact: Sylvia Baker: 01264 860572 or Jenny Seddon 01264 861164.  Goodworth Clatford W.I. Meets on the third Tuesday in Goodworth ClatfordVillage Club, starting at 7.30. Contact Mary Evans on 01264 357990 for more details.  Houghton W.I. Meets on the third Monday of every month (except August) at 7.30 pm in HoughtonVillage Hall. Contact: Jane Anderton 01264 810928 or Julie Harwood 01264 810314  King's Somborne W.I. King's Somborne W.I meets on the second Wednesday of each month in theVillage Hall, Romsey Road, King's Somborne, SO20 6PN at 7.30pm. Further details from Secretary Linda Aucock 01794 388542. http://hampshirewi.org.uk/ wi-page/kings-somborne-wi/  Lockerley & E.Dean W.I. We are a small friendly group meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except August) at 2pm in the Memorial Hall, Butts Green, Lockerley, SO51 0JG.We have a speaker most months and so much more. For details please ring 01794 340867 or 01794 340298. You are assured of a warm welcome.  Longstock & Leckford W.I. Longstock and Leckford WI. Meets every fourth Tuesday (except August and December) at Stockbridge Town Hall SO20 6HE. For more information please ring: 01264 810603 or 01264 810150  Somborne Sisterhood W.I. Meet first Friday of the month, 8pm King’s SomborneVillage Hall (SO20 6PP). Do come and join us. Contact: sombornesisterhood@gmail.com, facebook.com/sombornesisterhood, twitter.com/sombornesisters.  Sparsholt W.I. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm in Sparsholt Memorial Hall S0212NR. We enjoy a varied programme of speakers and partake in a diverse range of activities and outings. Jane Purdue on 01962 881871  Upper Clatford W.I. Meets at King EdwardVIIVillage Hall, Upper Clatford on the third Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm. Contact: Cynthia Williams Tel: 01264 366398.  The Wallops W.I. Meets every second Wednesday of the month - 7.30pm.Wallops Parish Hall, Middle Wallop. Contact Chris

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PRE-SCHOOLS & PLAYGROUPS  Acorn Pre-School - Lockerley A small rural pre-school with strong links to local primary schools. Please call: 01794 342441 to make an appointment.  Army Air Corps Pre-School Middle Wallop:Tel: 01264 784381  The Barn Nursery Over Wallop Small cosy nursery (max 6 children). 3 hr sessions. Many activities.Willa Franks: 01264 782007 or 07831 368244. willa@thefranksfamily.co.uk  Broughton Pre-School Providing flexible hours, Mon to Fri, for children aged 2-5 in our purpose built lodge and all weather outdoor play area and garden.Tel: 01794 301286 (school hours) www. broughtonpreschool.com  Broughton Toddlers Open to all carers of young babies and children under 5 yrs.We have plenty of equipment and aim to be outside whenever possible.We meet at BroughtonVillage Hall every Monday 2.15pm to 3.15pm during term time. Contact Clare 01794 301636 or simply turn up.We look forward to meeting you.  Chilbolton Pre-School Chilbolton:Tel: 01962 760488 Sam Inglis: 07919 130 777  Littleton Pre-school A community run pre-school set in the Millennium Memorial Hall and surrounding grounds for 2-4 year olds. Open Monday,Thursday, Friday 8.30-12.15 and Wednesday 8.30-3.00pm with flexible drop off and pick up times. Contact Carol Mortimer on: 077659 16006. www. littletonpreschool.com  My Little Explorers Forest School An Ofsted registered setting based in private woodland at Farley Mount for pre-school age children who love exploring and being outdoors! For more details go to www. mylittleexplorers.co.uk or contact SamVictoria on 07766 812541  The Sombornes Pre-School Independent, OFSTED registered pre-school offering education through play in a friendly, informal setting for children aged 2 to school age.Visit www. thesombornespreschool.org for session times and more info call: 07530 893773  Sprat and Winkle Professional childcare and education

TestValley based with 16 places, day care, pre school, after school and holiday care. Providing flexible hours, qualified and experienced staff.Visit www.spratandwinkle.co.uk or call Jennie on 01264 860671

 Stockbridge Pre-School A well established Pre-school with new facilities including an all weather outdoor play area.We provide flexible hours to children from 2 years to school age. For further information or to arrange a visit - Tel: 01264 811772  The Wallops Pre-School We are a friendly and professional pre-school, fully Ofsted registered, providing quality care and education for 2-4 year olds, from 9.15am to 3pm in Wallop Primary School grounds. Contact: Debbie Evans: 01264 782051 or staff@ thewallopspreschool.org  Wallops Under 5s Playgroup Mothers and toddlers group meets on Fridays at Wallops Parish Hall. Tel: 01264 781635  Water Meadow Children’s Centre Stockbridge Primary School, Old London Road, Stockbridge, SO20 6EJ.Tel: 01264 811089 Fax: 01264 810134 watermeadows@ childrenssociety.org.uk www.childrenssociety.org.uk  Tytherley Twinkletoes Playgroup Parents, carers and toddlers ‘stay-and-play’ group, run by West Tytherley School. Songs, creative play, nature walks, games, refreshments. Wednesdays in term time, 9.30 11.00 am in West Tytherley village hall. Contact: Kim or Jessie 01794 340 338 or admin@west-tytherley.hants. sch.uk for more information.

SPORTS & FITNESS  Broughton Bounders Running Club SEAA/EA affliated running club covering the Mid-TestValley villages, new members welcomed. Melvin Vayle: 01794 301437  Broughton Short Mat Bowls Club BroughtonVillage Hall.Tuesdays, 2.30 to 4.30pm, September through to April.All are welcome to come, including those who have not played bowls before. Bowls are available if you do not posess a set, members will be willing to help you start. Please wear soft shoes. For more information: Jim McDonald: 01794 301490. Nigel Ottley: 01794 301511. John Perry: 01794 301466.  Broughton Youth Football We run a friendly village youth football club that competes in the TestwayYouth League. If you are

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 Chilbolton Badminton Club Every Thursday at the Chilbolton Village hall from 8pm. Jill Lord, Tel: 01264 860667  Chilbolton Short Mat Bowls Club Meets every Monday 8-10pm at ChilboltonVillage Hall. Deb & Richard Richardson - Tel: 01264 861082  CTC South Hampshire Easy rides, day rides, social events and more.Tel: 01962 864479 www.southhampshirectc.org.uk  CTC Southampton Free, weekly guided rides. Gentle to moderate-paced options on Saturdays/Sundays, day or half-day, am & pm. For ride details contact Chris Devrell, tel: 023 8074 0990,info@southamptonctc.org.uk, website, www.southamptonctc.org. uk Facebook www.facebook.com/ sotonromctc  Littleton Tennis Club Tennis for all the family, competitive and social. 6 hard courts, 2 of which are floodlit and a clubhouse. For more information visit:www.littletontennis club.co.uk. Contact the coach on: info@momentumtennis.co.uk  St. Mary Bourne Short Mat Bowls Club St. Mary BourneVillage Hall. Thursdays from 2.30 to 4.30pm and also 7 to 9pm from Sept to Apr. Experienced players or beginners welcome - just wear flat shoes - bowls available. Contact: Jan Underwood 01264 738458  Stockbridge Football Club davesfc.football@virgin.net Stockbridge Recreation Ground Chair: Dave Webb Tel: 01264 810819 Sec: Dave Barnes - Tel: 01264 810516  Upper Clatford Short Mat Bowls Club We meet every Friday between 8pm & 10pm at Upper ClatordVillage Hall. For more information contact Mr Church: 01264 710584  Upper Clatford Youth Football Club Training weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (depending on age group) at Upper Clatford sports fields 6-7.15pm.Tel: 01264 364106 or 07833 614429 for more information.  Wherwell Playing Fields Sean Hutton (Chair) Tel: 01264 860443


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RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW ORIGINAL BEATRIX POTTER ILLUSTRATIONS IN 150TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF AUTHOR’S BIRTH AT MOTTISFONT When Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, children from respectable families were expected to be seen and not heard, whilst children’s books were filled with sentimental moral tales designed to shape them into responsible members of society.

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hat heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?” - from Beatrix Potter’s secret journal This summer, the National Trust’s Mottisfont in Hampshire hosts a new exhibition – the only one in the south east of England – that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Set in the sunny gallery space at the top of this country mansion, ‘Beatrix Potter: Play and Childhood’ features a delightful collection of 30 original watercolours and drawings by perhaps the world’s most beloved children’s illustrator and author, alongside a small selection of vintage Beatrix Potter dolls and figurines. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see these artworks, which, due to light sensitivity, are rarely shown outside of their permanent home in the Lake District. The collection showcases some of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, whilst taking you on a journey into the world of play and childhood, from Peter Rabbit’s naughty antics to the Two Bad Mice as they wreak havoc in a doll’s house. “I have just made stories to please myself, because I never grew up” - from a letter by Beatrix, aged 55, to a friend

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Despite her conventional upbringing, Beatrix’s sense of fun and her fascination with the natural world – developed on family holidays and inspired by the behaviour of her own pets – ensured that when she began writing for children, the tone was very different. She also added humour to her tales, and a touch of darkness to the age old formula where the good triumph over the greedy, wicked, or just plain feckless. Beatrix’s unique combination of storytelling skill and a naturalist’s eye for detail have provided a lasting appeal, inviting us to revel in the chaos that ensues when rules are broken. Impertinent squirrels sing riddles to wise old owls, curious kittens ruin their clothes cavorting in the garden, and rabbits and piglets range far and wide on gloriously hazardous adventures. Many of the illustrations on show at Mottisfont are based on landscapes and experiences familiar to Beatrix. For instance, Lucie, the little girl in a white pinafore chatting to hedgehog washerwoman Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, was based on one of the daughters of the local vicar. The anarchic behaviour of Hunca Munca and Tom Thumb as they vandalise a doll’s house in ‘The Tale of Two Bad Mice’ was inspired by two mice Beatrix rescued from a trap and kept as pets. This story was written against the backdrop of her blossoming love affair with her publisher, Norman Warne, who made the doll’s house for his niece, Winifred, and sent Beatrix dolls and miniature food to draw. She wrote to Norman: “I received the parcel from Hamleys this morning; the things will all do beautifully. The ham’s appearance is enough to cause indigestion.” In the illustration ‘Then over the hills and far away she danced with Pigling Bland,’

Pigling and peppermint-loving Pig-wig are seen kicking up their trotters as they dance into the sunset. To perfect her porcine characters, Beatrix sketched the pigs she kept at Hill Top Farm in Cumbria. She wrote to a friend: “I have spent a very wet hour inside the pig-sty drawing the pig. It tries to nibble my boots, which is interrupting.” Accompanying the show is an extensive Beatrix Potter family trail, inspired by her playful characters and colourful stories. The route takes children on an adventure around the grounds, with activities to complete and puzzles to solve. On set weekends over the summer holidays, families can enjoy a host of additional Beatrix Potter-themed fun, including storytelling and drop-in sessions with artists. These will run on 30 and 31 July, 13, 14, 27 and 28 August. “We’re so excited to be able to bring the art of Beatrix Potter to the South,” says Louise Govier, curator of Mottisfont’s gallery. “These are wonderful works, and they’re surprisingly subversive – I think we love them because they delight in naughtiness and the sometimes irrepressible urge to play. “They’ll work very well in our gallery: Mottisfont is an old house that’s full of hidden corners, and it’s easy to imagine Beatrix Potter’s characters being just out of sight, and of course up to no good!” Beatrix Potter: Play and Childhood runs from 16 July to 18 September 2016. For more information on Mottisfont visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont, or call 01794 340757. Weekend activities run on 30 & 31 July, 13, 14, 27 & 28 August. These are free, normal admission charge only.

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On 22 July, there’s more Beatrix Potterthemed fun with Quantum Theatre’s production Once Upon a Time there were Four Little Rabbits, which tells the story of the mischievous Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. 4 – 6pm, adults £16, children £8, booking essential on 0344 249 1895. 28 July is Beatrix’s actual birthday. Bring blankets, picnics and birthday buns and join in the celebrations on the lawn, with storytelling and party games. Favourite cuddly toys are invited too. 3 – 4.30pm, normal admission charge only.


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New British charcuterie, cheese and fresh fish counter. The High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6HE Tel: 01264 810 101 | www.thymeandtidesdeli.co.uk


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Your local arts and crafts destination. Broughton Crafts, High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6HB Tel: 01264 810513 | www.broughtoncrafts.co.uk

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Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

Beccy’s Greengrocers

New Summer menu, weekly specials and Mezze sharing platters. The High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6EX Tel: 01264 810 248 | woodfirestockbridge.co.uk

Stockists of high quality timber. New shop and display area opening soon. High Ridge Farm, Hospital Rd, Shirrell Heath Tel: 01329 835100 | www.equestrianfencing.com

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SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION AT RUM’S EG SUPPORTED BY THE TEST VALLEY ARTS FOUNDATION: 29 JUNE - 3 SEPTEMBER Supported by Hampshire Art & Craft CIC and Hampshire County Council.

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his is the third Summer Open at Rum’s Eg and includes the busy Hampshire Open Studio dates 20 - 29 August. It provides an opportunity for all Artists, whether emerging or established, amateur or professional who are working within a 70 mile radius of Romsey to showcase and sell their work in our spacious, contemporary high street gallery. As in previous years an invited Curators Selection Panel of five are selecting the work to be hung. Competition for space will be high and this year the panel are looking out for some good abstracts and unusual or ground-breaking work in a variety of media and genres. Prizes are awarded by the Selection Panel. Rum’s Eg is now open 7 days a week, please check our website for opening times as they are subject to seasonal changes. Rum’s Cafe on the first floor has some great seasonal chilled drinks on offer such as home-made lemonade and a new Summer light lunch menu.

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This exciting Exhibition and a related Community Arts Project are being organised and curated by volunteers on behalf of Rum’s Eg Art & Craft Gallery which is run by a community interest company, Hampshire Art & Craft CIC. They are an important part of HA&C CIC’s expanding Community Arts brief and in response to Hampshire Cultural Trust’s “Big Theme” for 2016, which is entitled ‘Royal Blood’. (The schools Art project is funded by HA&C CIC Community Fund, Hampshire County Council and a contribution from the schools themselves.) Alongside the work of some of the top glass and ceramics artists of the South of England, the Exhibition will showcase glass the ‘Royal Blood’ artwork made by children at 3 local primary schools (Halterworth, Awbridge and Wellow) created in workshops tutored by one of Rum’s Eg’s featured artists, Sue Tinkler, who specialises in glasswork. Teachers at the schools are working with HA&C CIC and Sue to encourage creativity, dexterity and talent amongst our schoolchildren and awareness of our local heritage. The children are designing and creating glass squares reflecting images of the theme relating to Romsey and royal connections with the Abbey; Sue Tinkler will take them away to be fired in her studio and mount them together in 3 large pieces which will be displayed in Romsey Abbey. Viewing at the Abbey can be restricted for short periods due to weddings, funerals and other services. Rum’s Eg, 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GY Tel: 01794 511220 www.hampshireartandcraft.org info@hampshireartandcraft.org

Calendar SATURDAY 2 JULY Romsey Choral Society presents: Infinite Majesty From 7.30pm at Romsey Abbey, SO51 8EN. Celebratory and resplendent works for choir, organ and brass to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. £18, £15, (and £12 unreserved) half price for children/ students. For Tickets email publicity@ romseychoral.or.uk, buy on the door, or order via Tel: 07780 682316 Kaarina Manzur, Publicity Mgr. Mobile: 07780 682316. 15 Green Close,Woodlands, Southampton SO40 7HU FRIDAY 8 JULY The Romsey Singers - Summer Concert At United Abbey Reformed Church, Romsey. Including such wonderful works as Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Zadok the Priest, Mozart’s Ave Verum and Laudate Dominum and Purcell anthems.Tickets £15 (£7.50 for under 18s) are available from Tourist Information Centre (13 Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT.Tel: 01794 512987), at www.romseysingers.org or on the door. Booking is advisable. SATURDAY 9 JULY An Elizabethan Summer: The Harmonium Singers Celebrating Shakespeare and the music of two great eras. St Mary’s Church, Andover at 7.30pm.Tickets: £8 from The Lights, Newbury Building Society or the choir (£10 on the door). Under-14s free. SATURDAY 9 JULY An Evening of Entertainment Chilbolton Village Hall Committee are pleased to present the Andover Town Band featuring music to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.Tickets: £10 from Chilbolton Village Stores or Beryl: 01264 860618 SATURDAY 9 JULY Romsey Beggars Fair Music, dance and street entertainment will return to Romsey on Saturday 9th July, when the Beggars Fair next hits town. In the streets and in venues all around the town, the best of local performers bring you folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment. Expect to see and hear over 80 acts across 17 venues and all for free. SATURDAY 23 JULY Romsey Male Voice Choir ’In Harmony in the Abbey’ with Romsey Ladies Choir and Annie Tatnall (soprano). 7.30 pm at Romsey Abbey. Tickets; £10 available from Romsey Tourist Information Centre (01794 512987), RMVC: (01794 514880) or on the door. All seats unreserved. In aid of Abbey Funds


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

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Leisure ANDOVER CARNIVAL 2016 - SUNDAY 17TH JULY

coming up over the coming months.The money raised from these events will go towards Andover Carnival’s adopted Charities.

Carnival 2016 is coming to town!

Carnival Day 2016 will be held on Sunday 17th July and Vigo Recreation Grounds will once again be the focus of our Family Fun Day commencing at 12 noon until 9pm. The Stage will feature local artists performing a wide variety of music. To ensure all the Family have a great time there’ll be Wall’s Fairground Rides/Stalls, together with a variety of Craft and Charity Stalls, a Beer Tent and numerous Food and Beverage outlets. Besides the Fun Day our 6th Road Procession for both Floats & Walkers will move through the streets of Andover starting at 4pm.

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ndover Carnival is a not for profit organization of 15 volunteers who enjoy putting the fun back into fundraising.

Our aims are to continue supporting local charities by raising funds for their worthy causes. Here’s an overview of what’s

ANDOVER TOWN PARTNERSHIP: WE WANT YOUR VEHICLE!

Due to popular demand we’ve kept the “Open Theme” and again we’re anticipating over 20 Floats and groups of Walkers will show off their creative skills in a bid to win 1st prize and attempt to outperform Mitutoyo! If you wish to enter a Float or walking entry this year or be part of the Family Fun Day in Vigo Recreation Grounds please visit: andovercarnival.org. Alternatively, email: mike.hall @andovercarnival.org (Floats and walking entries) tony.burley@andovercarnival.org (Vigo Recreation Ground)

We are looking to create a balanced and interesting display, which we hope will include Supercars, Modified cars, Military vehicles, Vintage cars, Classic cars and British Marques and the Partnership will be organising street entertainment throughout the day in order to add to the atmosphere. There will be no charge for being part of the event and to register your interest, please contact:: hampshirehotrides@outlook.com

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he organisers of the second town centre Festival of Motoring are calling upon owners of special or unusual vehicles to register to display them at the new event on Andover High Street.

The Town Centre Partnership have teamed up with Enham Trust & Hampshire Hot Rides to put on the Andover Festival of Motoring, which will be a free event for all the family. We are again seeking up to 100 vehicles and up to 20 motorcycles to create the display between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 25th September 2016.

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Chris Gregory, Andover Town Centre Manager said “This is another addition to the events plan which we have created for the town centre and we really hope to create a fantastic range of beautiful and captivating cars, motorcyles and other vehicles on the day.“


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ANDOVER DISTRICT CENTENARY CUB FUN DAY

Calendar SATURDAY 2 JULY Antiques, Furniture and Collectors’ Event An opportunity to browse, experience and buy a wide range of antiques, furniture and collectables from local traders. A wide variety in age and style of interior, exterior and decorative items. Free entry. All ages welcome. Enquiries to lakewoodsmith @hotmail.co.uk or call: 07970 797306. SATURDAY 2 JULY Over Wallop Church Fete 1pm - 4pm at St Peter’s Glebe Field, Over Wallop. Many exciting stalls and entertainments including punch and judy, refreshments and fancy dress competition royal style.

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ub Scouts and volunteers from across the Andover District came together in Linkenholt to enjoy a day of fun, friendship and adventure to mark one hundred years of Cub Scouts. Over 100 cubs from 10 local scout groups attended the day, from Whitchurch to Stockbridge, Hurstbourne Tarrant to East Cholderton.The Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Karen Hamilton, and County Commissioner, Adam Jollans, also joined in the celebrations.

times,whilst a camp fire with 100 people led to over 100 marshmallows being toasted. Organiser Adi Phillips, ADC Cubs, commented “It was great seeing so many Cubs, and their leaders, enjoying all the activities. So much so that we could have carried on for the rest of the weekend! Thank you to all those that helped organise such a great day, and for everyone who joined in and made it a fantastic day to remember.”

Cubs were given the chance to try various thrilling activities such as rifle shooting, archery, orienteering and a rock climbing wall, and many were introduced to Zumba for the first time. Other activities included arts and crafts, science activities and a blind trail. There was a competition for the fastest assembly of a tent, and the winners took home a prized mallet.

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SATURDAY 16 JULY Wallop Barn Dance Wallops Parish Hall, SO20 8EG Doors open 7.30pm. Music being provided by Murphy’s Lore (murphyslore.co.uk). Bar and raffle All tickets £10 per head (includes supper), available from Wallop Village Shop and The White Hart, Over Wallop, or by contacting facebook. com/groups/WallopWASPS/ or wallopwasps@gmail.com THURSDAY 18 JULY Houghton WI Meeting Garden Meeting at Houghton Lodge Gardens. Meet at Daisy’s café, 3pm, for a cream tea. For further details please call Jane Anderton 01264 810928 or Julie Harwood 01264 810314 THURSDAY 21 JULY Weyhill Electronic Organ Society presents Penny Weedon in Concert 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

Cub Scouts are 8 – 10 ½ year olds and they take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Come visit us at the Volunteer Week 2016 event in Vigo Park, Andover on Saturday 4th June, 10am – 4pm if you would like more information on Scouting or would like to join in the adventure! Andover District Scouts will also be holding an exhibition marking the 100 years of Cub Scouts at Andover Museum over the summer holidays showcasing some of Andover’s very own Cub History.

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST Broughton & Bossington Horticultural Society Summer Show 2.30pm at Broughton Village Hall. Broughton and Bossington Horticulutral Society annual summer show. MONDAY 29 AUGUST Appleshaw Fete & Flower Show and 5k and 10k Fun Run Fete opens at 12.30pm with race starting at 1pm. To register visit: www.webscorer.com/ appleshawfetefunrun2016, www.runnersworld.co.uk or email us at: AppleshawFunRun@outlook.com for a registration form.


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New Forest & Hampshire County Show T he 2016 New Forest and Hampshire County Show is taking place on 26th, 27th & 28th July at New Park, Brockenhurst.The theme for this year’s Show is ‘Supporting the Countryside’ which will be embraced by all sections of the Show. There will be lots of exciting opportunities to get involved and learn about the country way of life from those who know it best. Join us for three jam-packed days of agricultural fun and entertainment for all the family.

History of the Show

Many people don’t know that The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is run by a charity, The New Forest Agricultural Show Society which was founded in 1920. The aim of Society is the holding of an annual Show to promote and encourage the development of agriculture, forestry, equestrianism and horticulture and encourage the breeding of livestock. The first New Forest Show took place in 1921 as a small one day event. In the decades that have followed, the Show has grown considerably and is now ranked amongst the top ten agricultural Shows in the Country. The Society is assisted in the running of the Show by more than 500 volunteers who give their time freely to support the Show, without whom the Show would not be where it is today. Take a look at some of the attractions to look forward to at the 2016 New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

Metropolitan Police Activity Ride

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is delighted to be welcoming the Metropolitan Mounted Police who will be performing their Activity Ride at the Show for the first time.The fast moving, dynamic display will entertain crowds twice each day in the main ring. Each performance demonstrates the fantastic skills of mounted officers and the incredible training of the horses. The Activity Ride demonstrates a high level of skill and agility from both horse and rider. Inch perfect timing, total commitment, professionalism and complete trust are required as horses jump 28

through fire, papers walls and complete fast crossovers. Make sure you don’t miss the Metropolitan Police perform their exciting Activity Ride at the Show.

Main Ring Attractions

In addition to the Activity Ride there will be a wonderful schedule of main ring attractions keeping visitors entertained throughout the day. Visitors will be invited to help us to break the World Record for the ‘Most Wellington Boots Thrown Simultaneously’. An attempt will take place at 4.30pm each day in the Hoburne East Ring. Wellies will be kindly supplied for all by Joules for all participants to use. Don’t miss the Heavy Horse Musical Drive where visitors will witness a breath-taking spectacle of heavy horse pairs in harness parading around the ring choreographed to music. The Musical Drive takes place in the Hoburne East Ring every day. Another extravaganza not to be missed is the Supreme Harness Championship on the Thursday of the Show. Each qualifying turnout gives an individual show whilst driving to music of their choice. It is a real opportunity for each competitor to show off their skills and for the public get very enthusiastic and encourage their own particular favourites! A panel of judges marks each turnout with a number (similar to ice-skating competitions) while the crowd cheer along! The ever popular International Show Jumping and The Grand Parade of Livestock will also be returning to entertain the crowds.

Local Produce & Cookery Demonstrations

Our Local Produce market will be brimming with a delicious produce from some of Hampshire’s top local producers. Watch professionals dish up wonderful meals using locally sourced produce in the cookery demonstration theatre. This popular area of the showground will see top local chefs from the New Forest and Hampshire taking part in cooking demonstrations throughout each day of the Show. Visit www.newforestshow.co.uk to buy your tickets for the 2016 New Forest Show. Visitors who purchase their tickets online before 19th July will receive a 15% discount.


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Visit the beautiful gardens & rose arbour this July. Daisy’s at Houghton Tea House. Artists exhibition & Music on the Test concert on 31st July. See website for ticket details. Gardens open daily 10am - 5pm. 01264 810063 info@houghtonlodge.co.uk

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questrian Fencing and Timber Ltd is the trading name of what was previously Equestrian Fencing Services which was set up in the early 1990’s by the Dennis family and is still under the control of Dan Dennis. From modest beginnings the company provided a Fencing Contracting Service throughout Hampshire and far beyond, with contracts being completed in countries such as South of France and Belgium. Following the closure of a couple of local Sawmills/Timber Merchants early in the 21st Century, Dan saw the opportunity to stock the yard with Fencing Products and Building Timber which there was a great demand for.

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mainly geared to supplying Fencing and Timber products to the Retail and Trade Market. Equestrian Fencing and Timber Ltd hold a massive stock of materials and are one of the largest privately owned Independent Fencing Merchants in the South of England. This is a forward thinking Company with many new lines being added to the stocklist on a regular basis. The large team of hard working staff who all live locally are vital to the success and popularity of the company. It has to be said, they are conscious of Environmental issues having recently added a Solar Panel system to generate their own electricity, along with a Biomass Plant burning wood waste to heat all the workshops and buildings on site, negating the need to dispose of this waste product by road. Equestrian Fencing and Timber Ltd welcome Retail and Trade Customers who wish to purchase anything from Fence Posts/ Panels/fittings to completed Equestrian/Garden Buildings and Oak Garages. A brand new Shop and Warehouse with ample parking area will be opening for business on Monday 27th June, please do go and take a look and see for yourself the huge range of Timber and Garden products on offer. Tel: 01329 835100 info@equestrianfencing.com www.equestrianfencing.com


nursery Visit us for inspiration or an enjoyable day out Visit our 90m herbaceous border Beautiful water gardens (restricted opening times) National collection of Buddlejas & Clematis viticellas Impressive collection of Penstemons Specialists in climbing plants, perennials, shrubs. Mature shrubs and trees also available. We stock tools, accessories and a large selection of pots. Highly qualified staff to offer free advice

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tockbridge Gardens Open Weekend will feature 10 delightful Stockbridge: Tel: 01264 810894 Fax: 01264 810924 gardens all situated in the eastern end of the village and within www.longstocknursery.co.uk walkingemail: distance of the church. With several old favourites longstocknursery@leckfordestate.co.uk and some new gardens to visit this is a great afternoon out in this thriving Hampshire village in the heart the Test Valley.

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Tickets can be purchased either from St Peter’s Church right in the centre of the village or from the nearby free off street parking area.

Charity Opening in aid of

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Free site visit and consultation

Sunday 16th June - 2pm - 5pm

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Amesbury Town Band will again be entertaining us on the church lawn on both afternoons and there you will be able to buy a wonderful afternoon tea as you listen to the band playing. There will also be a plant stalls on the church lawn.

Charity Opening in Aid of the

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See pictures of previous events at www.stockbridgegardens.co.uk or An email barnsiesdandj@yahoo.co.uk for for further information entrance fee of £5.00 for adults and £1.00 children is payable withor telephone 01264 810516 all proceeds going to the nominated charity. Members of the three local

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churches will provide teas at Longstock Park Nursery on these Sundays. Only

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HAMPSHIRE FARMERS' MARKETS PRODUCER AWARDS 2016

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t’s the official launch of this year’s Hampshire Farmers’ Markets Producer Awards at Hambledon Vineyard on Friday, July 8th. The awards ceremony will place on Thursday, 22nd September at the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth. They will again run as part of the celebrations surrounding British Food Fortnight from 17th September to 2nd October. Now in their seventh year, these are the only food awards in the county where the outcome is entirely down to the public vote. “The awards give our market visitors the chance to vote for their favourite products and producers,” commented Alex Handford, HFM Business Manager. “So many of our visitors comment on how much they enjoy their market shopping experience because they get to talk directly to the local producers and have the assurance of knowing where the food comes from.” The 2016 awards will be hosted by guest presenter Andy Mackenzie, Executive Chef at the Exclusive Chefs Academy in

Calendar SUNDAY 3 JULY Romsey Rotary Mayor’s Picnic The annual Lord Mayor’s Picnic is being held once again in the Memorial Park, come and join in the fun, there is something for everyone - although last year’s maybe hard to beat where visitors enjoyed decoy duck races and water games on the River Test and performances from the Mountbatten Community Choir and the Mountbatten Big Band, while Romsey Old Cadets dressed in crusade outfits. Naomi Reading was crowned Carnival Queen backed by Senior Carnival Queen Lizzie Dutfield and attendants chant and junior attendants - Caitlyn Little and Mia Marchant.

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SATURDAY 9 JULY Walks, BBQ and Music on the Buffalo Farm! Come and explore the farm. Wash down the delicious Buffalo BBQ with some local ales whilst tapping your feet to live folk music. Time: Walks at 3pm, 4pm & 5pm. Delicious BBQ and great entertainment 3pm - late! Venue: Broughton Water Buffalo, Manor Farm, Broughton, Stockbridge SO20 8AN. Price: Free entrance and free farm walks. Booking: Please call to book on 01794 301 031 or email: info@water-buffalo.co.uk SUNDAY 7 AUGUST Trout n’About Stockbridge’s annual Food & Craft Festival returns to the High Street from 10am - 4pm. Come along and join in the fun!

Hampshire. Following a celebration dinner for the nominees and winners, Andy will hand out the trophies to the producers coming out top in the following categories:

Best Food Product Best Drinks Producer Best Hot Food to Take Away Best Personality Best Food Initiative Last year’s winners, as voted for by the public, include Ambrose Sausages, who won Best Food Product, as well as Best Food Initiative. Sue Ambrose explains how it felt to gain such an accolade from their customers: “Winning gave a real sense of elation and excitement. Selling our produce at Hampshire Farmer’s Markets is the backbone of our business, so continued customer support is vital. The markets offer us an opportunity to showcase locally and gives customers a fantastic choice of fresh produce on their doorstep.” You can vote for your favourite producer in each category either at your local Hampshire Farmers’ Market on the voting forms provided or online at www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk. Voting closes on Monday, 7th September and market visitors voting forms will be entered into a prize draw for two tickets to the awards dinner. Hampshire Farmers’ Markets runs a fortnightly market at Winchester, one of the largest in the country.There are also regular markets at Alton, Emsworth, Petersfield, Romsey, Ringwood and now Southampton and Odiham.

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ometimes you meet people who inspire you. When I drove away from Broughton Water Buffalo at Manor Farm, it was not only the people, but also the place that I found inspirational. Dagan & Jess James, the farm owners - together with Nick and his wife Tania who run the farm events and farm shop - have created slice of sustainable heaven on the site of the five hundred acre farm. Dagan explains: “It was quite a shock, one minute I was an artist living in France and the next I was managing a farm. I sought advice from local farmers who suggested the best thing to do would be to rent it out or continue with arable farming, but we felt that was not the right way to go. We read an article about a Water Buffalo farmer in Warwickshire and realized this might be the way forward. Of course people thought we were nuts but we are now some seventeen years later with a thriving herd of two hundred and fifty Water Buffalo.”

It is a shocking fact that more than 40% of the worlds cereal and grain production is used to feed farm animals, that farm antibiotic use is a major contributor to the approaching antibiotic resistance crisis, and yet again cash money hijacks common sense, good husbandry and a sustainable future. But there is another side to it. Livestock are key fertility builders in a mixed farming system; put them in fields, feed them what they are designed to eat and not only do you have a much healthier animal but you also have a much healthier end product. The benefits of grass reared meat are well documented (have a look at the pasture for life website for more about this). Get the herd moving on to a fresh paddock everyday then they can really come into their own and actually become soil builders and improvers.”

It’s not only the land and the Buffalo that benefit from Dagan’s approach

“We like to let nature take its course, so we don’t cut our hedges on the farm and we have found not only do we get a profusion I found myself face to face with a herd of fifty cows and their of blossom and berries that attract birds but also smaller mammals calves. The first thing that strikes you is what excellent condition have flourished as well which means we have birds of prey here they are in. as well as Sky Larks in profusion. Originally this whole area would have been forested so we have a program “We are working with nature, not against it. The replanting native species to provide windbreaks Buffalo are exclusively grass fed and moved across “The first thing ofacross the land and shade for the Buffalo, as well the land in such a way that we ensure the quality of what they eat and they in turn fertilise the that strikes you is as replacing valuable lost forestation.” land. We have put in complex herbal lays with legumes and herbs, so we get a layering of plants that not only provide excellent nutrients for the Buffalo but in combination with their natural fertilisers hugely benefit the soil as well.

what excellent condition they are in”

The management of the grass is absolutely vital for the success of the herd but the Buffalo play an intrinsic role by grazing and fertilizing. It’s a natural cycle. We keep the calves with their mothers until they are weaned, we don’t separate them and use the milk. By doing so there is no need for antibiotics or any other forms of medication, the calves get all the natural protection they need and we are proud that we can produce chemically free meat.”

They are such charming animals does he get attached?

“Of course, but we try and give our animals the best possible healthy life as they are fed naturally grown forage without any use of concentrates (soya, barley etc).”

What about the ‘Meat Argument’?

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Nick and Tania live on the farm and are responsible for the excellent farm shop, where you can purchase not only Water Buffalo but free range pork, which is reared by Greenfield Pork on Dagan’s land, as well as lamb and chicken.They’ve also just launched a local meat box delivery scheme which is really taking off. Tania explains:

“The meat boxes are a great way for us to reach out to the local community and get them engaged with what we’re doing on the farm and the buffalo we rear, but we also really like bringing people to us too. We regularly hold events on the farm – from weddings and corporate events to guided walks for schools and groups. Our next big Farm Tour and Party is on Saturday July 9th from 3pm. Pimms and wine will be flowing and Flacks Manor are bringing the beer.”

What next for Dagan?

“My aim is to be self-sufficient soon.Yes, we need to earn a living from the farm but I would love my children and their children to live sustainably from this land, that’s what drives me”. Broughton Water Buffalo Farm is literally food for thought. For more information regarding Broughton Water Buffalo events, farm shop, meat boxes or the Farm Tour and Party: info@broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk www.broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk. Tel: 01794 301 031.


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Community Wellbeing CELEBRATIONS AT THE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, ABBOTS ANN

BREATHING: CAN IT REALLY HELP MY BOWEL, MY BACK AND MY CIRCULATION?

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am prompted to write about breathing this month as we regularly see high numbers of patients unaware how influential their breathing is to their health.

Breathing is more than just gas exchange When you inhale and exhale the diaphragm stretches up and down which pulls air in and pushes air out, but it is also of vital importance to digestion, circulation, drainage, posture, and in our ‘flight or fright’ response This pumping action of the diaphragm on the internal organs has a massaging effect on the digestive system, aiding the comfortable passing of food, wind and bowel movement through the system. This action also aids the venous and lymphatic return from the lower extremities thereby supporting circulation, and it is also part of our stress response, bringing oxygen quickly into the body when we are in ‘survival mode’. So you can see how important efficient breathing and a well functioning diaphragm is. Poor breathing patterns may contribute to: • Reflux, indigestion, bloating and irritable bowel (did you ever think you could help your bowel by learning how to breath well?) • Poor circulation, varicosities and swelling • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks • Spinal pain, muscular tension and headaches What is diaphragm dysfunction? What I notice when patients have poor breathing patterns is that they tend to ‘upper rib breathe’. This means the muscles around the shoulders and neck are recruited to lift the upper ribs to breathe in, and often the abdomen is pulled in too. Diaphragm or abdominal breathing is weak and inefficient. The neck muscles are called the secondary muscles of respiration, ie. they are not the primary muscle; the diaphragm is. There’s the clue!


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These muscles are not designed to be used for relaxed, every-day breathing. Only during the ‘flight or fright’ response for when fast oxygen is needed. So when they are used regularly they become tight and sore and contribute to neck and shoulder tension patterns. How can I tell if I am an upper rib breather or an abdominal breather? Lie on your back with your knees bent up, and place one hand on your upper chest and one hand on your abdomen. Breath in a relaxed and natural manner. Notice which hand moves the most. If your upper hand is moving up and down more, or if during the day you notice you regularly sigh or try to catch your breath, you may be an ‘upper rib breather’. This way of breathing may have been acquired and ‘learnt’ over many years, and contributed to by poor posture, tension, pressure or anxiety. It is simple to learn how to abdominal breath again, but it can take time to un-learn old habits and to make new ones. I have uploaded a self-help sheet on the downloads page on our website, so please take a look to see how you can begin by helping yourself. Osteopathy is great at improving diaphragm function, breathing patterns and reducing the related symptoms.You could reduce the need for antacids, pain-killers, laxatives and anti-spasmodics too, so do get in touch if you would like more help (but please don’t stop any medication without checking with your GP first). Tel: 01264 810028www.the-sop.com WRITTEN BY EMMA WIGHTMAN

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Clubs & Societies DRAMA  Broughton Amateur Dramatic Group – BADG A non-profit-making organisation that exists for the enjoyment and education of all those with an interest in live performances of all types. Chair: Kate Fawcett - Tel: 01794 301754  Burdock Valley Players Upper Clatford Chair: Sarah Chambers Tel: 07901 866495 Publicity: Jon Slingsby Tel: 07970 088293 www.burdockvalleyplayers.com  Chilbolton Players Contact Richard Richardson on Tel: 01264 861082 www.chilboltonplayers.org.uk  Clatford Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) Chairman: Cliff Tucker Tel: 01264 324513. Secretary: Ann Buckley Tel: 01264 365506  Stockbridge Amateur Dramatic Society (SADS) Chair: Mark Frank Tel: 01264 810562. Vice-chair: Debbie: Tel: 01264 810147 www. stockbridgeamdrams.org.uk  Burdock Valley Players Upper Clatford - Chair: Sarah Chambers - Tel: 07901 866495 Jon Slingsby - Tel: 07970 088293 www.burdockvalleyplayers.com

MUSIC & DANCE  African Drumming - Part of Broughton Traditional Arts Group (BTAG) Meet fortnightly on Thursday evenings at St Mary's church, Broughton. No experience necessary. Come and discover the benefits of drumming! Lynda Middleton: 01794 388002  Andover Town Band A newly formed brass band. Open to all; beginners and beyond. If you are interested in joining us; beginner or experienced - T:01264 324056  Andover Music Club At the Lights Theatre, Andover. We present 6 concerts every season.Tickets for individual concerts, or an annual membership for all concerts

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are available, discounting the single ticket price. Membership available at each concert at pro rata cost for the season. For concerts, ticket prices and membership; www. andovermusicclub.co.uk Secretary Karen Coffin: Tel: 0845 269 1812  Bell Ringing at Sparsholt Meet Mondays at the church from 7.30-9pm. Call Tower Secretary Jenny Watson on: Tel: 01962 808167 email: jennywatson0831@hotmail.com  Bell Ringing, Kings Somborne. Practise night Monday's. 7.30 - 9pm. Just turn up or contact Tower Captain, Sue Spurling.Tel: 01794 388266  Romsey Choral Society Aspirational auditioned choir which presents three concerts a year. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in term time from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Romsey Baptist Church. For more details see: www. romseychoral.org.uk or call 07780 682316.  Test Valley Brass Andover's long established brass band.Weekly rehearsals and a varied programme of concerts and engagements. Contact secretary@testvalleybrass.co.uk  Weyhill Electronic Organ Society Regular concerts, usually on the third Thursday of each month For further information please visit our website www.weyhill-eos. co.uk or phone 01264 323213.  Wherwell Singers Dale Webb:Tel: 01264 860074 www.wherwellsingers.org  Zumba for Everyone Thursdays -10 – 11am Longstock Village Hall & Stockbridge Town Hall 6 – 7pm. Come to one or both! Check out www. zumba-around-winchester.com or contact sue@plays-r-ussell.com or Tel: 07947 410394  Romsey Choral Society RCS is an aspirational auditioned choir which presents three concerts a year, two of which are given in the historic Romsey Abbey. Further singing opportunities include - carol

singing, weddings and other ad-hoc events.We love new singers who can add their own musicianship, life experience and singing voice to an already special blend. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in term time from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in a central Romsey location. For more details go to www. romseychoral.org.uk or call 07780 682316.

VETERANS  Royal Air Force Association Ben Warren Tel: 01264 810522  Royal British Legion (Houghton Branch) Chair: Clive Mantell Tel: 01264 810804. Secretary: John Gale Tel: 01962 760225 Poppies: A McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236  Royal British Legion Womens Section (Stockbridge Branch) Secretary: Joyce Compton Tel: 01264 810898

ARTS & CRAFTS O Broughton Floral Club Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. Tel: 01794 516289 O Embroiderers Guild Andover Branch - Meet 7.30pm on the third Monday of every month, except August, in the Priory Hall, Love Lane, (St John Ambulance), Andover SP10 2AB - next to the Wolversdene Club.We also hold workshops in Goodworth Clatford Village Club every other month. www. andoverembroiderersguildco.uk or Tel: 01264 364688 O Hampshire Woodcarvers Timsbury Memorial Hall on the first Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm. Experienced Woodcarvers and those interested in learning are welcome.Tools, wood and tuition available for Newcomers. Contact John Tybjerg:Tel: 01425 470906 or www.hampshirewoodcarvers. blogspot.com O The Fly Dressers’ Guild John Leatherly - Tel: 01264 364850. Ron Dodson - Tel: 01264 810169

 St Mary’s Church, Broughton, Flowers: Gabrielle Tait Tel: 01794 301283  Stockbridge Church Flowers Angela McMeekin Tel: 01264 810236  Test Valley Turners For wood turners of all levels, from novice to professional. Meets every third Monday evening at Longstock Village Hall. Contact Graham Barnard Tel: 01962 851979  Andover Flower Club. We have 7 demonstrations of floral art each year and 3 workshops with members taking part in creating floral displays.We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm. St Anne’s Hall, Suffolk Road, Andover. Are you interested in joining our friendly club? Call Jo: 01264 355335.

OTHER CLUBS & SOCIETIES  Broughton Twinning Association Twinned with Sauve in the South of France. Contact president: Dave Evans. Secretary: Juliette Keane. email: broughtontwinning@gmail.com  Test Valley Citizens Advice Free independent confidential advice to all on a range of subjects.We have two offices in Romsey and Andover, three Outreaches and a home visiting service. www.testvalley cab.org.uk or telephone 01264 363545 or 01794 522137  Test Valley Motor Enthusiasts Club We meet September-April at the Royal British Legion, Romsey, on first Monday of the month at 7.30pm. From May-August We hold various outdoor events. Chairman, Ruth Hughes: 01794 515499 www.tvme.org.uk  Worthy Down Stamp Club Meet on the third Tuesday of the month from October to April at Sutton Scotney. The club specialises in Auctions.We have an extensive Exchange Packet. Contact: dennisthomson@ btinternet.com T:01264 358421


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N E W S H O P & D I S P L AY A R E A O P E N I N G S O O N from Equestrian Fencing - Dreams really can come true!

from Equestrian Fencing - Dreams really can come true!

With all the benefits of a thatched or timber roofed Gazebo

With all the benefits of a thatched or timber roofed Gazebo

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 back page of this brochure.

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

ingress. We recommend with the thatched range that you

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

Specifically designed accessories to fit our range of

weather conditions there may be a chance of water

weather conditions there may be a chance of water

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environment. It is important to appreciate that in severe

sustainable forests, that to suit every size and style of garden. environment. It is important to appreciate in severe

sustainable forests, to suit every size and style of garden.

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

Gazebos from carefully selected timber from well managed

All gazebos from Equestrian Fencing Services are made

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

Equestrian Fencing Services offer an extensive range of

reality - it just couldn’t be easier.

reality - it just couldn’t be easier.

party.turn A thatched timber roofed party. A thatched or timber roofed Gazebo from Equestrian Fencing Services will yourordreams intoGazebo from Equestrian Fencing Services will turn your dreams into Whether of simply relaxing with a well earned glass of wine, or are hosting that never to be forgotten al-fresco Whether you dream of simply relaxing with a well earned glass of wine, or are hosting that never you to bedream forgotten al-fresco

email: info@equestrianfencing.com H I G H R I D G E F A R M , H O S P I T A L R O A D, S H I R R E L L H E A T H , S O U T H A M P T O N , S O 3 2 2 J R Live the Dream with a Gazebo from Equestrian Fencing Services

Live the Dream with a Gazebo from Equestrian Fencing Services

GAZEBOS & ACCESSORIES

GAZEBOS & ACCESSORIES

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