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ISSUE 9 MARCH / APRIL 2008 FREE (value ÂŁ3.00)

Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Buriton, East Meon, Froxfield, Hawkley, Liss, Milland, Rake, Rogate, Steep, Sheet, South Harting


Between The Lines offer gifts with a difference


PYT offer an Easter project for youngsters


Johny Grey designs creative, modern kitchens

Life in Petersfield 2008 Awards News, Health, A3 Tunnel Update, Charity, Eating Out, Competition

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Contents Welcome

Prizes for Petersfield



Food festival in May; Buriton banquet; Write Angle


South Downs enquiry reopens; Luxury Living Show Profiles

Natural Luxury For Home And Lifestyle


Petersfield Mayor Paul Molloy Doris O’Neill, the traffic warden


Painted Chests & Cupboards


Wardrobes and Beds


Mirrors & Framing


Choice of Colour & Sizes


Lighting by Original BTC


English Ceramics, Swedish Glassware


Knitted Throws, Organic Cotton Bed Linen

Alpha Graphics: ‘helping police…’

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Businesses around Hillier’s Garden Centre, Liss


Petersfield in Bloom



Life in Petersfield Awards 2008



Parking and transport: Your views


A3 Tunnel

Latest news from around Hindhead



Notebooks and Journals


Community First Volunteer Awards



Organic Cosmetics, Handmade Soaps


Gardening Accessories and lots more.


Reliance Launderers steam ahead, by Rosey Briggs Between The Lines: Great gift chain

Focus on …

Save the Children Fund clothes sale in April Eating out Arts

Madhuban relaunches


PYT latest; Winton Players;


Petersfield Musical Festival Interiors

Rogate designer Johnny Grey talks to Jo Horsley



Meet the Agent



Win a Hilliers’ garden bench Photographic competition winners

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Chelsea stars at Love Lane



Heroes of Havant & Waterlooville at Champneys


Diary of events Directory


Local contacts

Editor: Nick Keith

Executive editor: Jo Sub-editors: Cat Jarman, Jill Cooper Creative director: Andy Burke Art director: Karen Holloway Advertising manager: Sally Puddick Marketing executive: Cat Jarman

Marketing & production director: Gareth Gammon

Contributors: Rosie Briggs, Jo Horsley, Cat Jarman, Nick Keith, Jane Rebeiro Designed & produced by:

Published by

LIFE MAGAZINES LIMITED 22 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL Tel: 01730 235669 email:

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Editor’s View


Advertisers in this issue Advert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page

Advert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page

Academy Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . 31

Liss Pet & Aquatic Centre . . . . . .9

Alpha Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Liss Wools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

And so to bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

LRS (Garden Machinery) . . . . . . .35

Antrobus Chartered Accountants . .40

Littlejohn Bathrooms . . . . . . . . .BC

Archway Vets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

M&L Body Refinishers . . . . . . . . .27

ARK Specialist Services . . . . . . .33

MacKarness & Lunt . . . . . . . . . . .27

Avantgarde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

The Mattress Doctor . . . . . . . . . .23

Baggette & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Meon Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Biscoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Mimosa Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Blaze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Morgan-Owen & Coates . . . . . . . .31

Bluebird Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

MTS Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Butterfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Mulberry Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . .23

County Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Nutmeg Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Cute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Picketts & Pursers . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Daltons Solicitors . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Premier Property . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Derek O’Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Rainbows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Ditcham Park School . . . . . . . . . .37

Reeves/Simply Store . . . . . . . . . .25

introduced these not-for-profit

EHDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Review Hairdressers . . . . . . . . . . .17

awards to celebrate Petersfield, a town with a great future to go

Elancé . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Richard C Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

with a fascinating past and pulsating present. The awards are

Executive Windows . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Rowlands Funeral Services . . . . . .5

available in a wide range of categories – from local personalities to

Grayshott Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

St James Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

youth and sport. And the Mayor is on the judging panel.

Greys Coach Travel . . . . . . . . . . .37

St Margaret’s Prep School . . . . .37

Prizes for Petersfield


hat’s the connection

ISSUE 9 MARCH / APRIL 2008 FREE (value £3.00)

Your local community lifestyle magazine Covering: Buriton, East Meon, Froxfield, Hawkley, Liss, Milland, Rake, Rogate, Steep, Sheet, South Harting


between Mayor Paul Molloy,

traffic warden Doris O’Neill and Between The Lines offer gifts with a difference

the two young rugby players in


our cover photograph? There are no prizes for knowing PYT offer an Easter project for youngsters

or guessing the answer. But the


connection has everything to do with prizes, because they all have Johny Grey designs creative, modern kitchens

a link to the 2008 Life in

Petersfield Awards which are set for the Festival Hall on 4 April. Life Magazines, in conjunction with Mayor Molloy, have

Life in Petersfield 2008 Awards News, Health, A3 Tunnel Update, Charity, Eating Out, Competition

Dave Brooks photographed Doris O’Neill, Paul Molloy and two young rugby players. See left for the explanation

There is still time for you to enter yourself, your business, or one

Haart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC

Serenity Hot Tubs . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

of your favourites in the Town. Turn to the centre pages to discover

Hackman & Potter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Sue Johnson Interiors . . . . . . . . . .3

how to post your entry. But you had better be quick, because time

Hartley Wood Interiors . . . . . . . .35

Sussex Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

is running out and the nominations’ bag is building fast. So get

John Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Transform Landscapes . . . . . . . . .17

your entry in today.

John Peter Hairdressers . . . . . . .29

Waitrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Kingscourt School . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Waterlooville Carpets . . . . . . . . . .9

Kumon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Winchester Garden Machinery . .19

Elsewhere in this issue we have profiled both the Mayor and Doris. And we have asked people to give their views on the state of traffic in Petersfield – a burning issue for this town as for many others. Among the other exciting events coming our way in April are: the visit of star Chelsea players to Love Lane for a match against a Petersfield Select XI; PYT’s Easter project; and the Save the

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Langrish: Langrish House Hotel

Waitrose, Rams Walk Library & Tourist Information Centre,


Children Fund clothes sale.

The Square

Sun Inn

So, whether your passions are football or fashion, the arts or

Life Magazines, 22 High Street,

Rake Stores

achievement, you will find them all here in the latest issue of

The Folly Wine & Ale House, College

Life in Petersfield.



The Co-op, Moggs Mead

Hillier Garden Centre

Heathside Stores, Durford Road

Jade News

Petersfield Community Centre, Love

Liss Forest Stores


Tesco Express

Nick Keith Editorial Director

The Taro Centre, Penns Place, Festival Hall,

Rogate: Village Stores

Great Oak Hotel, Winchester Road

Selborne: Post Office Stores South Harting: Harting Stores,

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Half Moon

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Food Festival P

are co-organising the event,

showcasing local food for local

and demonstrations and

people. The first festival will

performances will complement

start with an evening of music

their expanded market. Local

and food on The Square,

food related businesses,

Saturday 31 May and all day

schools, and colleges will be

Sunday 1 June.

invited to take part.

etersfield is to have a new local food festival,

Down on the farm Nursted Farm; open days with

Hampshire Farmers Market

afternoon teas and a barbecue at Bolinge Hill farm; a farm walk around Weston Farm; and livestock at the Village Show and it is hoped that schools will visit some of the local farms during the year. Both the village pubs, the Five Bells and the Master

August Festivities T

commissioned by EHDC

Festivities over August Bank

surroundings as a weakness in

Holiday 2007 have announced

the town—we believe that it is a

he organisers of the highly successful Petersfield

highlighted The Square, and its

Robert, plan to include local produce on their menus. “Lots of people in the parish have said that they would like uriton has launched a


to find out more about our

new initiative to help

local farms and farming,” said

strength and should be used far

increase awareness of the

Doug Jones, one of the

more than it is.”

role that farming plays in

organisers. “We have beef,

maintaining the local

sheep, pork and dairy farms

Petersfield Tomorrow, a group

countryside. Tickets for the

in the parish, so we can

of local volunteers dedicated to

launch of ‘Down on the farm’

provide quite a spread at the

involving residents and

–a special ‘Buriton Banquet’ –

banquet. And all the

community theme, showcasing

businesses in the future of the

were gobbled up within days

vegetables will be locally

more local talent, and

Town. Local societies,

of going on sale.


that the event will happen bigger and better this year, at the same time August Bank Holiday, Saturday 23 August to Monday 25 August. The Festivities will build on its


Both events are supported by

organisations and businesses

The banquet, in the historic

For further details about

who wish to participate, or

Manor Barn with a wide

Buriton’s ‘Down on the

trial, attracting thousands into

register their interest, are

range of parish produce on

farm’ initiative, contact

the town, but this year we can

asked to visit the website at:

the menu, is the first in a

Doug Jones on 01730 or

series of events. These

231326 or email

Tel: 01730 231810

include lambing days at

“Last year was an excellent

do so much better,” said Organiser Philip Haines. “A recent survey

Photography courses

New owner


new beginners’ photography course, run

by professional photographer and qualified teacher Stéphane Rocher (right), will help you create better pictures. Try a free taster session on Thursday 28 February, 6.308.30pm, Rowlands Function Room, 1 St Peters Road, Petersfield. The course runs over three


ue Love took over Butterfly


of customers of all ages while

Lingerie in November 2008,

continuing to provide the same

having worked in property sales

great service to Butterfly’s loyal

for over 20 years. She has always


loved buying lingerie for herself,

Butterfly Lingerie 1, Crawters

and seized the chance when she

Lane, Petersfield Hants GU31

spotted that Butterfly was up for

4DS. 01730 267014.

sale. Sue aims to expand the

range and attract a wider variety

Full story in the May-June issue

For the more advanced photographer Stéphane is

sessions with a maximum of

running workshops on topics

eight people for a personal

such as night, flash, and

approach to photography. Part

landscape photography. He

1, Thursday 27 March, 6.00-

runs a local studio, and

9.30pm; Part 2, Saturday 29

teaches photography at South

March, 1-5pm (practical); Part

Downs College. To book or to

3, Thursday 3 April, 6.00-

find out more, call 01730

9.30pm. The cost for all three

300105, or go to:

parts is £95.

The King’s Arms youth group have formed a girls’ soccer team, sponsored by Waitrose, and some of the team are photographed with Neil Mundy (right), the Customer Service Manager


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South Downs inquiry

Wedding plans


he Western Weald will be

Weald could still be

Park until 24 March. In her

considered for inclusion in

threatened,” said Robin Crane,

work Veronica has sought to

the South Downs National Park,

chairman of the Campaign,

capture something of the

the inspector ruled at the

“particularly if WSCC were to

essence and timelessness of

Company, a

reopening of the public inquiry

submit evidence opposing the

South Downs and in particular

salon which

in February.

inclusion of the area in the

the Country Park.

is well-

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) had announced that it

National Park.” The inquiry is expected to



Peter &

Some work represents a


particular place, other pieces

in Petersfield, offers great

would not oppose further

continue at the Chatsworth

give an impression of the

wedding packages, including

hearings on the Western Weald.

Hotel, Worthing, until at the

Downs. This exhibition is the

hair, make-up and nails.

And this decision removes the

least the middle of April 2008.

result of much time spent

last obstacle to the Western

Contact: Robin Crane

driving, walking, looking and

magical occasion”, the salon

Weald being given a fair

(Chairman, SDC),

recording both with camera and

explains, though different


01730 812935

sketch book and will take place

for every bride and groom.

in the visitors’ centre at Queen

“Therefore our experienced

However, the South Downs

Weddings are a “truly

Campaign, a network of nearly

Interpreting the Downs

Elizabeth Country Park.

stylists can tailor your needs

140 organisations, has warned

Veronica Seagreen, a local

Contact: Queen Elizabeth

to get the best results for

that there is still a long way to

artist, is displaying new work at

Country Park.

‘The Big Day’.

go. “The future of the Western

the Queen Elizabeth Country

Tel: 02392 595040

Luxury Living

New angles



he Luxury Living & Home Entertainment Show over

the weekend of 19 and 20 April 2008 targets discerning individuals and owners of high quality homes. Many companies have already committed to the show, which is at De Vere Branksome Place between Hindhead and Haslemere. For example, Marantz has taken over the entire lounge area to display the finest home entertainment systems. Companies from the Best of Haslemere website have a dedicated marquee; and local exhibitors include jewellery and accessories from Grayshott’s Sheila Kirby. For more information, contact Philippa Steward. Tel: 01428 717400. Email:

the ultimate service to help you attain that perfect look.”

he Write-Angle Poetry

So, when planning your

and Other Stuff

wedding, please call:

Performance group has

John Peter & Company, 43

grown - even beyond its own

Chapel Street, Petersfield.

expectations – since

Tel: 01730 262047.

launching in July 2007. Having started with just

“On your wedding day you deserve the best so we offer

Geoff Allnut

poetry and open mike (without the mike!), they now

SpeechPainter) who returns

have two great professional

on Tuesday 25 March.

Museum opens


etersfield Museum was due to reopen on Saturday

guitarists, Brian Harris (from

The Write-Angle is always

the Village Music Shop, Folly

open to new ideas, and the

1 March. They aim to be more

Market) and Jezz, with his

key to its success lies in its

“Family Friendly”. The

sparkling energy and talent.

flexible and organic nature.

exhibition schedule in 2008 is

The group has a microphone

The group meets at The

set to include 20th Century

and audio equipment, thanks

Square Brewery, Market

design, Moulds the Builders,

to Brian Harris.

Square, Petersfield, on the

Rowland, Son and Vincent, The

last Tuesday of each month.

Petersfield School, and Liss

quality guest performers,

Contact: Lea Cohen,

Archaeological Dig Easter

from local to London (Apples

0783 431 6040, or check

activities for the children will

and Snakes), to Southsea,

their website at:

take place on 21-22 March and

including Audi Maserati,


7-18 April.

Stella Mandella, and Gareth

Contact: Petersfield Museum.

They have also hosted high

Toms and Geoff Allnutt (The

Tel: 01730 262601 Life


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A year in the life... PAUL MOLLOY talks about his time as Petersfield Mayor


Petersfield for 12 years, having

job as Mayor of Petersfield

served in the Royal Navy for 32

extremely seriously but still has

years. He and his wife June have

time to see the funny side of life.

two children: Amanda, who lives

aul Molloy has a warm smile and a ready laugh. He takes his

A Conservative town councillor

Mayor Molloy has lived in

with her husband in Bisley with

for five years before becoming

their 15 month old son, Henry; and

Mayor last Spring, Paul says: “As

his married son, Andrew, who runs

Mayor I have sought to bring

his own business in London.

people together in the community

He says that, as a naval wife,

and to show them how important

June has always been hugely

every group and every individual is

supportive of everything he’s done,

to the community.

has stoically put up with long

“One of the real bonuses of the

periods of separation. She has

job is that I get to meet people I

been equally supportive of his

wouldn’t normally expect to meet,

activities as a councillor, and

and discover societies and

Prominent people: traffic warden Doris O’Neill and Mayor Paul Molloy

Go with the traffic flow Making sure the traffic runs smoothly in Petersfield is only part of the job for Doris O’Neill. By Rosey Briggs cheerful and highly

since the age of four and went

efficient presence on our

to school in the town so she

particularly as Mayor, and assures


streets since 1998, Doris O’Neill

knows the community very well.

organisations in the town that I

me that she has enjoyed every

sees her traffic warden’s role as

A Police Special before she

didn’t even know existed.”

moment as Town Mayoress.”

being very much part of the

became a traffic warden, she

He looks forward to the Spring,

community team. She ensures

has been involved with

invitations and considers it very

with the Life in Petersfield awards

smooth traffic flow, and keeps

Hampshire Constabulary for

important to accept as many as he

ceremony followed by the Mayor’s

an eye on dangers from the

many years.

can. “These organisations are the

charity dinner and dance on 4 April

pedestrian walkways - such as

very heart and lifeblood of

(see pages 20 and 21); and he

loose slabs.

the town.

seeks sponsors for 19 April, when

He receives a constant stream of

“As Mayor I can contribute to any

She has helped numerous

She loves the variety in her job, and describes herself essentially as a ‘people person’.

he will abseil down the civic

elderly people who have fallen

Surprisingly, she doesn’t

debate in the chamber, but I don’t

building in Portsmouth for Rowan’s

or are confused and has often

encounter many unpleasant

have a vote. This enables the


rescued lost children and dogs

people and can count on her

mayor to take a much broader view

Paul Molloy, who hands over to

locked in cars. She won a

fingers those who have been

the new Mayor in May, is very clear

community award in 2002 from

really abusive: “If you are calm

about the long-term future. A

Drum Housing for her work in

and diplomatic then people are

Hall every day to deal with

founder member, and now

helping elderly people.

usually reasonable” she says.

administration and keep abreast of

treasurer of Petersfield Tomorrow,

events. He is pleased to “have a

he says that that projects

spots and makes sure that the

parking ticket that Doris found

good working relationship with the

highlighted by our residents are

Hampshire Highways Agency

romance in 2002. She met her

officers and staff in the Town Hall –

being assembled in a consultation

does something about them –

husband when booking him one

we are lucky have an excellent

document (the Town Design

like introducing yellow lines to

day in Petersfield and he



counteract danger from

obviously didn’t object too

dangerous parking in Borough

strongly. They “just clicked

of the town.” He tries to drop in to the Town

Since becoming a councillor he

“One popular suggestion has

Doris keeps an eye on trouble

It was as the result of a

has represented the Air Training

been to make more use of the town

Road. She also acts as the eyes

straight away”, kept meeting up,

Corps, and two years ago the Town

square, a direct result of which was

and ears of the police, and is an

and were engaged within six

Juniors Football Club asked if he

the August bank holiday festivities.

important link in the anti-


would also represent their interests

A great success, and this year is

shoplifting network ‘Shopwatch’

at the Town Council. He now

going to be even better.

which is run from Ram’s Walk.

imagination of the national

“It’s not all about giving tickets,”

media and Doris became a

she says.

celebrity. A Japanese game

represents both the junior and the senior Football Clubs. “I have sought to bring these two

“But the town quite desperately needs a dedicated youth centre. During the rest of my time as a

separate clubs together. An exciting

town councillor I will be

phase has begun in the fortunes of

endeavouring to make this

both clubs.”



Nick Keith


The story caught the

“I’m always aware and always

show picked up on the romance

watching. Not just in Petersfield

and the couple told their story

but in Liphook and Liss too.”

on film for Japanese TV.

Doris has lived in Petersfield


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The laundry was originally built on the Rushes Road site in the 19th century, and teams of men, and corseted women in long dresses and aprons, operated the washing and ironing machines

Petersfield and Reliance Launderers

Steaming ahead Although Petersfield & Reliance Launderers Ltd have been around for 109 years, it is a state of the art operation in many ways. By Rosey Briggs

The shape of the business has changed, with the advent of home washing machines. Now only 18% of the intake is

Rob James: fifth generation of his family to work in the laundry business

The laundry was originally

domestic laundry with some

built in 1899 by a local family

dry cleaning, but the rest is

called the Knellers on its

from commercial contracts.

present site – which were then

A fleet of vans collect and

in fields on the edge of the

deliver table and bed linens,

small but growing town of

chefs’ whites, staff overalls and

Petersfield. Later, it offered a

uniforms from restaurants,

domestic laundry service, with

hotels and caterers up to 60

delivery and collection over a

miles from Petersfield.

wide area using a horse and

n 1957 the James family,


site goes to the system and of

owners of the Reliance

that 80-95% is recovered,” said

some unusual items such as

team of corseted women in

Laundry in Alton, consolidated

Robert. “There is the added

dust covers for Rolls-Royce;

long dresses and aprons

by buying the Petersfield

bonus of considerable heat

furniture covers from Uppark;

operated the washing and

business and renaming it the

recovery within the system, so

sails, boat covers and even

ironing machines, driven by

Petersfield & Reliance

the boiler now operates at

harp covers. On one occasion it

belts from a central coal-

Launderers. Robert James, the

medium to low fire or on

had to sew butterfly nets for a

fuelled, steam-driven engine.

Managing Director, is the fifth

standby. The steam pressure is

keen scientific collector.

generation of his family to work

more stable and productivity

in the laundry business.

has increased.”

Its advantage as a smaller

This new system has saved

The company has laundered

For all rental customers (65%

cart. A small, hard-working

The laundry remains a family business and Robert’s mother,

of the business) the linen is

Mrs Ann James, is a director.

owned by the laundry and is

But it is probably too early to

independent lies in flexibility

the laundry 15 million gallons of

serviced under a rental

tell for his five-year-old

and commitment to quality.

water (equivalent to over 30

agreement. The remaining 17%

daughter! With their proactive

With the need to make the

Olympic-sized swimming pools),

of business is made up of

approach and willingness to

laundry more environmentally

and greatly reduced its CO2

commercial customers who

adapt to change, the James

friendly and reduce the hefty

emissions and carbon footprint.

own their own linen.

family will continue to provide a

fuel and water bills, the

Robert is proud to be part of

Work can be seasonal, and

valuable local service for a long

revolutionary ‘Clearwater

such a long running enterprise

summer events – such as

System’ was installed in July

and is enthusiastic about his

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed

2004. The first of its kind in

work: “It gets under your skin.

and weddings– increase the

Contact: Petersfield &

Europe, this ceramic micro-

You get a buzz from pulling

production requirement

Reliance Launderers Ltd,

filtration system uses American

together all the different


Rushes Road, Petersfield. Tel:

technology which filters waste

elements: production, delivery,

water from the laundry process

staff and health and safety

local businesses for skilled

and pumps treated water to a

issues. Keeping it all cost-

workers, the laundry has had to

re-use tank where it replaces

effective and keeping the

recruit staff from beyond

mains supplies.

quality high. There’s never a

Petersfield – from Portsmouth,

dull moment.”

and run a mini bus daily.

“About 60% of the water on


With competition from other

time to come.

01730 262411. Email: Life

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Advertisement Feature: Executive Windows

Celebrating 20 years in Petersfield Local firm Executive Windows are this year celebrating their 20th birthday, a truly remarkable feat in a highly competitive industry!

computerised machinery to

constructors, products and

produce their own high quality


sealed units, windows, doors and

The full monty.

conservatories, with complete

Executive Windows has an

control over quality and delivery

extensive range of home


improvement products ranging

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from replacement windows and

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doors to PVCu fascias, guttering

avid Parratt Proprietor of


In the beginning…

by Executive Windows are fitted

and downpipes to stunning high

Executive Windows is elated

In 1988 Executive Windows began

with the market leading

quality conservatory systems to

with the success story and

trading from the Petersfield

conservatory roofing system

French, patio and sliding doors,

commented; “It is a fantastic

premises with the aim to raise

from Ultraframe, a system with a

all of which are made to measure

milestone to reach, especially in

the standards throughout the

25-year heritage and reputation

and comply to the latest

the home improvement market. I

home improvement sector in the

for innovation excellence.

insurance specifications.

would like to take this

area by ensuring high quality

opportunity to thank all our

workmanship on time, every time.

customers, present and past for

This principle has proved

Executive Windows are proud

In 2007 Executive Windows

members of Ultraframe’s Ultra

further expanded their range of

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home improvement products with

their loyalty and support. We are

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delighted that we receive over

that was created to give

the introduction of various

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90% of our work from

homeowners peace of mind that

coloured PVCu entrance doors

1993 a new showroom and

recommendations as it gives

its members are proven to deliver

that are completely maintenance

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great job satisfaction and

quality throughout the

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composite doors are available in

production facility was a

high quality workmanship and

Every member of the Ultra

a whole range of styles, including

significant investment that paid

unrivalled customer service on

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a vast choice of special glass

dividend, as it soon allowed

every job we undertake.”

assessed and approved by the

manufactured in the glass

Executive Windows to use their

British Board of Agreement, the

workshop at Farlington, providing

experienced staff and

UK’s major approval body for new

a complete in house facility.


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Business and the website – launched in 1999 – are managed by Lindsey’s brother Roland. One of the challenges has been to find the right staff to sell their special products. But staff seem to become part of the family and many of the managers have been with the business for 10 years or more – unusual in the retail world. Together with the fantastic Lindsey and Florian outside their Petersfield branch, one of eight shops in the expanding chain (inset) product shots

Earth’ where each piece carries

Between The Lines

Gifts with a difference Lindsey and Florian Kleinlercher are the inspirations behind a successful and expanding chain of shops. By Rosey Briggs

a thought-provoking message. This formula seems to work well because there are now outlets in Alton, Haslemere, Chichester, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Horsham and Petersfield as well as the two originals in Midhurst and Godalming. The Kleinlerchers have chosen prosperous small towns across the South where the rates and rents are

indsey’s parents started a


goes some way to describing

reasonable and they can afford

shop in 1964, selling cards,

the company philosophy, which

prime trading locations.

books and office stationery in

is not just about gifts but about

the centre of Midhurst. Lindsey

‘celebrating the joy of giving’.

pursued an early career as a

The range of stock is always

Petersfield, which was a 2004 addition to the chain, is one of the biggest shops and has

nurse, travelling to Australia to

high quality, and often unusual.

traded well since it opened. The

work in cardio thoracic surgery,

Cards and books are sometimes

ramp which runs through the

then to Saudi Arabia and a spell

locally produced, but also

split-level shop is much

with the Air Ambulance Service

originate from further afield:

appreciated by those with

at Goodwood.

Klutz books and the Burt’s Bees

buggies or wheelchairs. Though

body range from USA; Moulin

they live in Chichester, Lindsey

challenges, she joined the family

Roty soft toys from France; and

or Florian are up here most

business, which then expanded

eco-friendly body products from

days to drop off two of their

to a second shop in Godalming.


three young children at

Eventually, looking for new

In 1990 she met Florian, who is

Unusual children’s gifts include

Dunannie and Dunhurst Schools in Steep.

from Austria, at a meditation

butterfly and stick insect

course in London. His IT skills

gardens, ‘how to crochet’ craft

have proved invaluable as they

set, and microwavable soft toy

detail of their family business.

continued to develop the

hot water bottles. Because it is

The unusual colour of the

business together as a family.

their special interest Lindsey

shopfronts was developed after

The company subsequently

and Florian carry a range of

many sample pots and much

became more focused as a card

gifts with a spiritual or holistic

(informal) customer research

and gift shop and was re-named

element, like the popular

and is mixed specially for them.

‘Between The Lines’. The name

jewellery from ‘Tales from the

The photography, the artwork


They care deeply about every

team at their head offices in Bosham, they keep their shops supplied with great and everchanging products. When not searching the world for more lines of cards and gifts, visiting the stores or spending time with the family, Lindsey and Florian find a bit of time to enjoy some sailing and ski-ing. Florian loves England, but likes to get back to Austria every now and then for a ‘snow fix’ in the mountains near his home town of Innsbruck. The business goes from strength to strength and in 2004 won the Independent Gift Retailer of the Year for the South and South East. Last year they were finalists in the category Best UK Small Multiple Greeting Card Retailer. This kind of official recognition is helpful when setting up new supplier contracts but it is also very gratifying to the Kleinlerchers who have found a formula that works with both the industry and the gift-buying public. Contact: Between The Lines, 4 Swan Street, Petersfield. 01730 269794. Life

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Business three times the output can be achieved with only four designer/printers, and at a lower cost to clients. Digital technology means more scope and flexibility for graphics too, so outputs can be much bigger and can vary from vinyl to PVC board. For longer lasting items, like the Trisign system, the more traditional screen-printing technology still provides the best durability. Although Alpha Graphics has large clients from outside the region, it remains essentially a Peter Howells: happily ‘helping police with their enquiries’

small, local company. And 70% of its business is from the area

Alpha Graphics

around Petersfield, Liss,

Wanted by the police!

Haslemere and Portsmouth.

Rosey Briggs discovers how a local firm of designers helps police with their enquiries in the best possible sense

Examples of recent projects are on view around Petersfield:

An example of the easy-to-fix and durable Trisign devices

cricket clubs. To celebrate its 30th

the new signs, banners and

anniversary Alpha Graphics has

window displays of Meon Valley

a brand new corporate identity

Travel; the design and window

in magenta, silver and white.

graphics for the Lounge

This can be seen on their vans

Restaurant; and the interior

and website, as well as on the

displays for Drum Housing.

giant fascia board just beyond

Alpha regularly produces

platform 1 at Liss Station, near

promotional materials for

the company’s HQ.


Because the Trisign devices

Barons BMW dealership at

As far as the next 30 years

are so durable and easy to fix,

Hindhead traffic lights and

goes, technology will move yet

first meeting because he was

there are many applications

O’Neill in Chichester. When I

further on and broaden the

‘helping the police with their

beyond crime. Peter has

visited, the office was piled high

scope and capability of design

enquiries’. As part of his

provided signage for major

with awards boards from local

and print. Alpha Graphics is

contract with over 29 different

events including Glastonbury

golf clubs which send them in

intent on maximizing the scope

police forces throughout the

music festival, and sports

annually to be updated with the

of the Trisign system,

country - including the Met – he

fixtures, such as marathons and

season’s trophy winners.

particularly with the 2012

spends time speaking at police

cycle races – indeed any event

conferences about the

where highly visible temporary

‘area partnerships’ - local

looking at the potential

effectiveness of his invention,

messaging, or sponsorship

suppliers, local clients and

business for events signage and

the patented ‘Trisign’ system.

branding is required.

working with local companies in

in fighting crime in other

complementary areas like PR

countries. So the future looks

eter Howells, from Alpha Graphics, had to cancel our

Trisigns clip to lamp posts and

The core business of Alpha

Peter Howells is committed to

Olympics in sight, and is

are used by the police to post

Graphics is the design and sign

and marketing. “We have a

exciting – and Peter Howells

bold warnings in high crime

work on shop fascias, windows

good reputation and people

may soon be ‘wanted by the

areas for a limited period of

and vehicles. The company was

know us.

police’ in several countries

around three weeks. Messages

set up as a partnership; and

may be targeted at victims or

Peter, who is originally from

but competitive in the local

culprits. For instance: “Rat on a

Wales and still sounds Welsh

marketplace, and to continue to

Contact: Alpha Graphics,

rat”, “Take your property with

despite 20 years in Southsea,

keep as much of our work in-

1 Station Road, Liss.

you”, and “Thieves operate in

joined in 1986 straight from

house as possible to maintain

Tel: 01730 892257. Email:

this area”.

Portsmouth Art College.

the quality and reliability.”

This simple signage system

In those days of labour-

“Our plan is to remain small

Alpha supports many

has become an important and

intensive offset-litho printing,

community initiatives, providing

highly effective tool in crime

using presses, plates and ink,

free signage for Petersfield

reduction, with an average

the company employed 12

Youth Theatre productions,

88% success rate across the

people. Now, in the days of

Petersfield Rugby Club and the

board for short, highly targeted

digital technology, which is a

Music Festival. The firm also


much less manual process,

sponsors Liss football and


around the world!


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Focus On

A blooming garden centre: some of the plants for sale at Hillier’s branch in Liss, which has stood on this site for 25 years (inset) Chris Rawlings: “original and interesting products”

Hectic at Hillier’s

Spaform spas. It is their third season at the centre, and they continue to sustain good business as they feel they

You may have noticed the Hillier’s Garden Centre sign on the A3 by the Liss exit, but were you aware that several businesses were based on the site? Jo Horsley investigates

provide superior customer care


and people love them “

are open seven days a week; but

the products to the aftercare.

if you can’t get down to the shop

They are clearly passionate

beauty, showcasing some of

that is free to join and publish a

they offer a reasonably priced

about spas and will be able to

England’s most stunning

complimentary magazine, which

delivery service.

offer some you brilliant advice

gardens, with superior growing

includes handy gardening tips

Winchester Garden Machinery

and a free pre-delivery site

conditions on offer. Hillier’s have

from the experts. A free ‘Grow

is positioned through out the

visit. What is more all the spas

had their branch on the Liss site

Your Own’ Spring talk will be

centre and has a huge range of

they sell are British made (in

for 25 years.

taking place at the centre on 11

garden machinery for

Portsmouth), they come with a

March at 10am. You will need to

commercial and non-commercial

British factory warranty.

centre for the past three years,

contact them to reserve a seat,

users. They have been operating

Avantegarde Structures have

has worked for the company as a

as the talk has proved very

out of Hillier’s for 20 years and

a selection of conservatories

professional Grower and Plant

popular in the past.

stock a selection of garden

and summer-houses. Steve (the

machinery from electric

owner) has been based at the

ampshire has long been an area of outstanding natural

Chris Rawlings, manager of the

Manager for the past 15 years.

They also run a Gardening Club

By the entrance of Hillier’s you

from the initial installation of

With 13 other centres dotted

will find The Liss Pet and

trimmers to large diesel tractors.

complex for 18 months but has

across the southern counties,

Aquatic Centre, a family-run

Adrian Giles (the manager) is

been in the business for years.

Hilliers pride themselves on

shop which was established in

enthusiastic about the products

He has a wealth of knowledge

stocking goods that cater for the

the complex in 1987. They supply

and has a professional team of

and experience to offer.

local community’s needs.

everything from fibreglass

onsite engineers and staff to

garden ponds, garden features

help you get the most out of

garden house design that he

interesting products to stock and

and tropical fish (discounted to

your machinery.

imports from the Netherlands.

aren’t constricted by what our

landscape gardeners), to chicken

head office wants us to sell,”

coops and dog kennels.

“We can choose original and

said Chris. “Everyone thought I

Owner Michael Bell has a

Walking through the flower

His office is set in a popular

It has a cosy feel to it and can

beds towards the back of the

be easily installed with electrics

centre you will come across

and water. He even has a few

fantastic team of dedicated staff

Serenity Hot Tubs, where Paul

clients that have converted

range eggs but we are able to

who are extremely

and Caroline Thomas have a

them into homes for children

sell them at competitive prices

knowledgeable and helpful. They

selection of British-made

who haven’t managed to fly the (continued page 18) Life

was mad when I introduced free


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Focus On ▼


Paul Thomas at Serenity Hot Tubs provides ‘superior customer care’

Steve at Avantgarde Structures has years of experience

With all the shopping delights

nest yet.

Experienced: Michael Bell and Roz of Liss Pet and Aquatic Centre, with 20 years on site

Enthusiastic: Adrian Giles of Winchester Garden Machinery


Liss Pine Emporium

on offer, you are bound to work

Hillier Garden Centre

Tel: 01730 890260

complex is the Liss Pine

up an appetite. Martin Lockley

Tel: 01730 892196

Emporium with has a huge

at Café Maple has designed a

selection of pine and oak beds,

fresh and mouth-watering

cupboards, tables and home

menu. He offers a ‘Dish of the

furniture. However, if you have

Day’ that is always a sell-out

some old furniture in need of

and has a reputation for making

Liss Pet & Aquatic Centre

re-upholstering, Nigel Hall at

an fine cup of Kenyan bean

Tel: 01730 894135

The Chair Men (‘fine


The last business set in the

Avantgarde Structures

The Chair Men

Tel: 01730 892122

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upholstery’) is situated

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Petersfield in Bloom Children and the environment will feature high on the list for the annual flower competition run by Petersfield In Bloom, now in its 20th year.


or the second year running a separate

environment award will be given to encourage people to think green. In addition an award for the best school

or youth garden project will be given with the aim to encourage a new

Tuesday 22 April. The

meeting starts at 7.30pm

and all are welcome. There will be 14 classes to be

judged on and the closing date for entry is 27 June

and the Judging will take place on the 10 July.

The competition will also

generation of gardeners to

be represented at the Giant

Entry forms are available

Easter Saturday (22 March)

brighten up the town. from the Tourist

Information centre, the

Library, Petersfield Town

Hall and at the Petersfield

In Bloom AGM to be held at the Physic Garden Room, near the High Street, on

Easter Charity Market on

at Petersfield Festival Hall in aid of the Portsmouth

Stepping Stones Playgroup garden of Sheet which won a silver certificate and award in 2007

Hospitals Rocky Appeal

colourful display of goods

The market will be open

craft stalls set up in the

and other local charities. between 9.30 am and 3 pm and promises to host a

with charity, trade and

main hall, on the stage and in the Rose Room.

Admission to the market is free.

Contact: Jeremy Holmes. Tel: 01730 261318


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Cllr Ken Moon, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, talks about the awards.

PYT, West Side Story, Autumn 2007. Photograph by Michel Fontefiguiéres

Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008 The nominations are in, and the countdown is on to the Life In Petersfield Business and Community Awards 2008


e have a fantastic evening

Community Awards. These


and competitions, run a summer

of entertainment, food,

awards represent a unique

Petersfield Youth Theatre (PYT)

school and every year participate

drink, and of course the

opportunity to acknowledge

is a registered charity founded in

in a day of workshops with guest

announcing of the winners lined

those voluntary groups,

1990 to advance education in

teachers from West End shows.

up for you on 4 April at

individuals and companies who

music and theatrical arts among

The group also produces a show

Petersfield Festival Hall.

have made an outstanding

young people and build

every two years.

contribution to the local economy

confidence through teamwork

and to the vitality of the town.

and communication skills. PYT

JosieJo “A fabulous artist with

has grown from around 30 to

strong songs and a beguiling

This landmark event promises to be a superb gala night, so why not come along and meet with

“The Council is committed to

other representatives of

working with a range of private,

300 members aged from 5 to 25.

voice fused with genuine warmth

Petersfield business and

public and voluntary interests to

Its yearly calendar is packed with

and personality.” Adam Sieff ¬

community organisations?

ensure a strong and sustainable

activities for members and non-

Former Director of Sony Jazz.

Tickets are available, priced

economy in the district and

members. Tel: 01730 266730

£5/£2.50 concessions, from the

improve the quality of life for all

Life Magazines Office, The Folly

its residents.

Bar, College Street, and Antrobus

“We are working closely with

Josie is a young local talented singer songstress currently

The Petersfield School is a

making waves on the London

specialist school with performing

music scene. She has a repertoire

arts status.

of magical songs that are

House, College Street. If you are

the East Hampshire Business

part of a local company,

Initiative (EHBI), a partnership of

organisation, school, or team,

local business support

providing students with a

online, through her CD sales and

why not take a table (seating 10)

organisations, to encourage

professional environment for

live performances.

and make a night of it?

investment into the district and

dance, music and drama. The arts

support the creation and growth

centre and theatre has presented

of local businesses.

over 200 performances since

Write-Angle Poetry & other Stuff

Main Sponsors:

It boasts a £1 million theatre,

continually captivating audiences

As our main event sponsors, East

The Council looks forward to a

opening in 2005 as well as

at The Square Brewery, brings

Hampshire District Council will be

successful awards ceremony and

providing a venue for newly

fun and talent to the last Tuesday

in attendance on the night. Cllr

would like to congratulate all

developed community groups.

of each month. Next

Ken Moon, Portfolio Holder For

those nominated. I wish you

performance, 25 March. 'Open

Economic Development, says:

every success.” Life Magazines

Mic', for poetry, prose, song,

has been supported by a fantastic

Petersfield Academy Of Dance

comedy, music, dancing,

Council is proud to be the overall

range of sponsors and

offers classes in I.S.T.D Ballet,

monologues, anything original,

sponsor of the first Life in


Modern, Tap, Jazz and Street

clever, witty. March Guest; Russell

Dance. Students enter for exams

Thompson as Rachel

“East Hampshire District

Petersfield Business and


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Pantechnicon (London's 'Apples &

graphics, exhibitions, brochures,

throughout Hampshire, West

Snakes' and 'Chats Palace') plus

special promotions, security

Sussex and Surrey. They have

Jezz on guitar - come perform

graphics, wide format digital

helped a number of local

and/or enjoy! £3.

output, banners and labels.

businesses to reduce their

Tel: 01730 892257

environmental impact by working closely with them to determine

Lion & Unicorn Players was formed in 1959 by a small group

Rowland's Funeral Services

their carbon footprints and

of people with a passion for

Petersfield Ltd is a private family

implement environmental

drama and a policy to stage good

funeral business which was

management systems.

plays to the best of its ability.

established 70 years ago. Still

Playwrights performed range

owned and directed by the family,

from Shakespeare, Shaw and

it operates a professional, caring

East Hampshire Chamber of

Ibsen, to Fry, Eliot, Miller,

and dignified service 24 hours a

Commerce and Industry,

Stoppard, Bolt, Coward and

day, priding itself on trust,

managed by the business

Priestley. The Players celebrate

confidentiality and care. Email:

community for the business

their Golden Jubilee in 2009.

community, provides advice and

Mayor, Paul Molloy at the doors of Petersfield Festival Hall


he awards ceremony

services to organisations of all

Tel: 01730 821491 Pickets and Pursers, established

sizes and sectors, enabling them

Award Sponsors:

in 1850, specialises in fine

to grow, prosper and become

Daltons, established in 1986, is a

jewellery, silver, watches and

more effective. It works in

dynamic, forward thinking firm of

clocks together with extensive

partnership with neighbouring

solicitors based in Petersfield and

ranges of china and glassware.

Chambers and relevant

Hayling Island. The experienced

Your enquiries are welcomed by

organisations and covers

and dedicated team show an

knowledgeable and friendly staff,

Petersfield, Alton, Liphook, Liss,

absolute commitment to

anxious to ensure continuity of a

Bordon and Whitehill.

delivering a wide range of quality

level of personal customer

legal services.

service often associated with a

bygone age.

Sue Johnson Interiors was

established in 1990, offering an honest and reliable service and

Review salons in Petersfield and Waterlooville are havens of high

Antrobus Chartered

can help with any furnishing need

quality, technically based

Accountants, based in central

from the smallest commission to

haircutting and colouring carried

Petersfield, with a 15-strong team,

a whole house.

out in attractive surroundings in

focuses on the full range of

an atmosphere of warmth and

financial issues faced by

on an extensive collection,

welcome. Business partners Paul

businesses and individuals. If you

coupled by an expert team of

Hawes and Elaine Armitage

need help or advice on anything

fitters, upholsterers and curtain

opened for business 19 years ago

from your accounting system to

makers. Please feel free to visit

and have a professional

your future retirement needs,

the showroom, where we will be

relationship spanning 29 years.

please call 01730 234500 or visit

eagerly waiting.

Tel: 01273 330233

Tel: 01730 266351

Jacobs & Hunt has been part of

Mackarness & Lunt have

MacDonald Oates is a

Petersfield’s life since the firm

provided legal services to clients

progressive firm of solicitors with

was established in 1895. Four

in Petersfield and the

offices in Petersfield and

different, independently owned

surrounding area for more than

Midhurst. Established for more

companies now trade under the

100 years. Based in Petersfield

than 50 years, the firm offers a

name of Jacobs & Hunt, selling all

High Street, the family-run firm

wide range of legal services to

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organised by Life in Petersfield magazine is an exciting addition to the Petersfield calendar of events. To make this a truly memorable evening, directly following on from the awards ceremony will be the Mayor’s charity dinner/dance. This will begin at 9 pm and continue through to midnight. The Folly Bar will be seeing to our refreshment needs throughout the evening from the Rose Room, and Rkdia will be providing the scrumptious twocourse dinner. Music and dancing will be provided by Southampton based ‘Chuckles’. All proceeds from the awards ceremony and the dinner/dance will go to the Mayor’s charities: St. Dunstan’s Hospital for the training and rehabilitation of blind exservicemen and women, our very own Petersfield Society for special needs, and Rowan’s Hospice in Purbrook. Representatives from all three charities will be dining with us on the night. In addition, The Folly Bar is kindly donating a percentage of takings to the charities and Rkdia catering, puts all of its profits back into the community. Tickets will be on sale shortly from the Life Magazines office, and are priced at £30 each. But if you get together with 10 friends, book a table, and one place comes FREE! Contact: Cat Jarman Tel: 01730 235669 Life


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Pressure on parking

walk to cut down on the cost, but after 8.30am everywhere

With the shortage of reasonably priced parking in the town, and a price increase recommended by the local council, finding a place to park in Petersfield is hard work.

free or cheap is full and if


reasonably priced park

around here all my life and now

increases in Petersfield’s public

and ride

there are more people and less

Kevin Pearce

car parks will raise the rate to

system. If the

parking spaces.”

- Portsmouth

90p for 2 hours parking in the

council could

central car park, and this is likely

find some


been working

to increase the parking problem.

land just


here for a month. I

he planned East Hampshire

far too expensive. I’ve lived

District Council (EHDC) price

it’s wet weather we get soaked.”

“I’ve only

Season ticket parking places in

outside the town and operate a

- Book

the town are already too limited

shuttle service,” Doris feels this

dealer, from

and too expensive for the

would ease the pressure at peak


in the Festival Hall car park and

average worker.

always park

times and cut costs for those

“I come down

always find a space at 8.15 am, so

Motorists may be pushed

who have to come to Petersfield

once a month

no problem really.”

further outside the centre of

regularly to work or to commute.

town in their quest for cheap

on business. I find the town compact and easy to get around


long-term parking and will spill

Keith and

and I haven’t noticed a parking

Boyden -

onto more of the residential


problem – not compared to


streets, like Moggs Mead, Herne


London anyway!”.


Road, and those on the other



side of the railway line, causing

in-law) from


aggravation among residents and


blocking the traffic flow.

with Oliver

“I’m concerned about the extent of

From November to the end of

(3) and William (18 months).

the proposed [EHDC car parking]

December is the busiest time in

“We parked by the Heath and

increase, which is 20-30% in

the run up to Christmas; and

walked into town because it’s

some car parks, and what effect

January to Spring is the quietest.

cheaper and we usually find a

On a weekly basis, Friday is the

space. But charging for the public

Bob Rothery - Works in the

busiest shopping day and

toilets is disgusting.”

Industrial Estate

Monday brings loading/unloading

this will have on shoppers and workers in the town.” He feels that more workers will

“If I need to park for 5 minutes

be forced to park in residential

problems as retailers re-stock the

Helen Potter

to do the banking I have to pay

areas: “People stop me in the

shelves. The monthly farmer’s

- Clare

for 2 hours. There should be

town worrying about how their

market on Sundays can mean


more short term options, maybe

streets will be clogged with

double parking along the High


with higher fines for

parkers avoiding the charge.”

Street and subsequent log-jams.

“It’s awful,


Pressure on parking in the town

Trevor is also concerned about the proposed charge for Sunday

there’s not Nicky Bart -

parking and what effect this will

certain times: wet weather makes

spaces. I usually don’t even

West Meon

have on the monthly Farmer’s

a big difference in the High

bother with the Waitrose car

“We need

Market in the Square.

Street when everyone tries to

park, it’s too crowded so I go to


park as near to shops as possible.

the Festival Hall. The price


to help fund free bus passes,

increases will put people off and


council workers at Penns Place

they’ll go elsewhere to shop.”

nearer to the

should also be expected to

becomes even more crucial at

As Life in Petersfield was going to press, the proposed rise in


charges was yet to be confirmed

shops. Also I wish the ticket

contribute by paying a parking charge.

by East Hampshire District


machines could give change and I

Council. Retailers had until 22

Davies -

think you should pay when you

February to respond. We asked

East Meon

leave, otherwise you’re rushing

some local people for their views

“I park in

about with one eye on the time.”

on the parking situation:

Swan Street

Doris O’Neill (see Profile, page 8)

when I come

Natasha Spaven and Donna

into work

Featherstone, Waterlooville.

Traffic Warden

because it’s cheaper. For people

“It’s terrible and getting busier.

“One solution could be a

on minimum wages the parking is

We park a long way away and


He says that, if the increase is

Rosey Briggs

If you have a view about parking in Petersfield please send a letter to Life in Petersfield, 22 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL or email Life

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A3 Tunnel / Chamber

Going underground Local chambers of commerce have received an update on the development of the Hindhead tunnel

East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events Making People more Profitable Selecting the right people for


here was a full turn-out at

the right job can be fraught and

The Alton Maltings Centre

frustrating. In this entertaining

in February when the East

and informative session and we

Hampshire and Surrey

will help you see yourself and

Chambers of Commerce and

others in a new light.

Industry joined forces to host

The Personal Profile System

the ‘Going Underground at

helps with recruiting, selecting,

Hindhead’ networking lunch.

training, developing, counselling

They heard an entertaining

and team building. The Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) is self-

and informative insight on the

administered, not a test, and

progress of work on the Tunnel from Ian Whyte, Community Relations Manager for Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, the

Ian Whyte, from Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, told local chambers of commerce that the tunnel is “most environmentally friendly”

measures human behaviour in

With tree clearing finished, it

you to see how people see

constructors. He described it as

is possible to see all the way

“the most environmentally

through Boundless Valley to the

friendly project of its kind.”

northern entrances to the

As well as engineering and


construction issues, guests learnt about dormice bridges,

Stay informed

rare orchids, adders and lime

Contact: Ian Whyte, Community

kilns, which have all been found

Relations Manager for Balfour

since development began.

Beatty Civil Engineering, A3

Regular users of the A3 will

Hindhead project office,

be familiar with the diversion at

Portsmouth Road, Thursley,

the north end, to allow the

Surrey, GU8 6NN. Tel: 01428

building of the Greensand Way

686000. Email:

and Hindhead Hill Underpasses.

The pre-cast concrete units are

now in position to make up these underpasses.


Key activities 2008 March: Traffic at northern end switches back to A3 April: Start tunnelling from south May: Greensand Way underpass opens July: Canadian Memorial underpass opens. Start Hazel Grove bridge October: Completion of Hammer Lane underpass. Return traffic to A3

the work environment. It allows themselves, how they behave under pressure, and how others may see them at work. DISC (through the PPA system) can help people with their sales, communication and working relationships. Date: Wednesday 5 March Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm Venue: 7, The Square, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3HJ Cost: £15. Revitalise your Business A healthy management team gives any organisation the best chance of optimum performance and thus that vital

Diagram to illustrate the birds eye view of the work being done on the roads at Hindhead

competitive edge. As part of its 'Fitter for Business' philosophy, Champneys offers the opportunity to mix business with a therapeutic break. Date: 22 April Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm Venue: 7 Champneys Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JQ Cost: £15. Parking available. To enquire about either of these events contact Sue Shilcock. Tel: 02392 449449 Life


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Community and Charity

Local volunteer awards The 2008 Community Volunteer awards will be presented in May by Mrs Mary Fagan, the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire

East Hampshire’s Volunteer

District Council. Entertainment

Centre in Tilmore Road, one of

will be provided by participants

11 Volunteer Centres in

of the Youth Talent Show and


oung people are among

They turn up every week giving

Hampshire and 300 throughout

refreshments by Rkdia of Drum

the key groups recognised

up their time to help others

England. Its role is to represent,


for their contribution in the

have a fun night out. Richard

co-ordinate and support local

Community Volunteering

says: ” I do it to help the

volunteer organisations.

Certificates Ceremony on 2 May

children have a better life.” And

along with other members of

Glen feels he “has achieved

of Community First East

over 300 local bodies offering

community groups, clubs and

something and provided

Hampshire, said: “One of the

volunteering opportunities –

statutory organisations all over

children with a safe place to

ways we support the local

there are around 1,000 available

East Hampshire.

socialise and learn new skills”.

community is to promote and

in the immediate area. These

encourage volunteering - few

volunteer ‘jobs’ are accessible

Geoffrey and Enid Chrimes, a

people are aware of the

either through confidential

district. Among the nominees

husband and wife team who

richness of community activity

appointments at the centre or

this year are Liss Woodcraft

help to organise the

across the district. In our rural

through the national database.

Folk Group, a fantastic example

Shopmobility service in

community, there are many

of young people which

Petersfield’s central car park

volunteers who are often

contribute to the community.

through the South Downs

unrecognised for their

Contact: Community First,

“Most are happy to volunteer

Association of Disabled People;

commitment to helping others.”

The Tilmore Centre, 1 Tilmore

and gain a wealth of experience

and Margaret Dunse, who has

from it,” says Pam Gruber,

worked for 12 years as

Lieutenant of Hampshire, will

Tel: 01730 710017.

secretary, volunteer driver and

present the Volunteering


co-ordinator for LUPIN, a Liss-

Certificates at a ceremony

based neighbour scheme.

hosted by Councillor Pam


Bradford of East Hampshire Life

Last year 95 volunteers were nominated from across the

Project Co-ordinator. Richard, aged 16, and Glenn, 15, run a Woodcraft Folk group for children aged 4-9 years.

Other nominees include

The awards are organised by

Audrey Hollingbery, Director

Mrs Mary Fagan, the Lord

If you want to contribute your time or skills, the Volunteer Centre manages a database of

Go to:

Road, Petersfield, GU32 2HG

Save the Children Fund

Good-as-new clothes sale The annual three-day clothes sale, organised by the Petersfield branch of Save the Children, takes place in the Festival Hall from 26 to 28 April


visitors can come as often as

good-as-new clothes (many

they like and try on as much as

designer labels) for men,

they want. And they can enjoy

women and children. There are

coffee and home-made cake.

he popular sale is jampacked with excellent

There’s no entry fee so

also magnificent curtains, bed

The Petersfield branch of

linen, china, glass, pictures and

Save the Children is over 50

all manner of household items,

years old and has held a sale

sports goods and even small

for over 40 years. The first sale

antiques. Thousands of items

in 1965 raised a modest £300.

are carefully checked for

In 2006 it made a profit of

quality and individually labelled

more than £16,000!

by our many volunteers. Spring is the perfect time of

The money raised goes to

Revamp your wardrobe: the SCF’s April sale is packed with clothes, many with designer labels

keeping administration costs to

Contact: Prue Scurfield, Vice-

an absolute minimum.

Chairman, Petersfield branch,

help children all over the world,

Tel: 01730 264709.

year to revamp your wardrobe

including the UK – sadly, the

Opening times:

Why not go along and see for

need never diminishes. The

Thurs 26 April, 9.30am-8pm

yourself? You will probably find

Petersfield branch is proud of

Friday 27 April, 9.30am-6 pm

something you like!

Save the Children’s record in

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Eating Out

All new Madhuban Madhuban, the nationally acclaimed restaurant in Station Road, Liss, has re-opened in February after undergoing a complete refurbishment and extension.


Top chef Maksoor Admed

oted the ‘Best Indian

Siddhike has been brought in

Restaurant in the South of

from the Taj Hotel Group in India

England' in a Radio 2 phone poll

to concentrate solely on the new

in 2005, this is the first time

buffet and special dishes.

Madhuban has been altered since

Opening hours are extended, and

opening 22 years ago. Owned by

every Sunday, the Madhuban will

Lodue and Bedar Miah, The

open from 12 noon to 10pm

restaurant is now in a beautifully

offering a delicious new menu.

redesigned open space, and will

Lodue, who runs the successful

seat up to 130 people, with

“Honey Garden Sauces”™ cook-in

private parties, corporate

sauces, added: “We can cook for

entertainment and outdoor

people if they wish. We can come

catering also on offer.

to their place and cater for up to

“It is better than a five-star

1,000 guests if needed.”

hotel,” promises Lodue with great

Madhuban water feature. Photo courtesy of Madhuban and LODUE MIAH


excitement. “I went to India to

Contact: Lodue Miah,

source many different, hand-

Madhuban Restaurant, 94

crafted materials. I wanted to

Station Road, Liss. GU33 7AQ

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Springs into action

in Petersfield. The space will benefit PYT and other local groups for rehearsal, workshop and meeting rooms. For the past

Curtain Up! – Petersfield Youth Theatre’s 10th annual Easter project – celebrates song and dance from musical theatre, with help from visiting professional performers band Scooch, and Caroline Sheen who played Truly Scrumptious in the West End hit musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The project runs from Monday 7 to Thursday 10 April. Experience is not necessary but enthusiasm is essential. To be part of the Easter project, offer your support for The Space, subscribe to the At PYT’s Easter holiday project, enthusiasm is essential

lottery, or simply find out more about any aspect of Petersfield


YT’s popular holiday activity

exciting piece of musical theatre

Youth Theatre, phone 01730

is open to members and

in only four days!

266730 or go to:

Jamie Campbell Bower played

non-members aged from school

year one and above. Visiting

the part of a baker in PYT’s first

theatre professionals will work

ever Easter project. Visiting

PYT Artistic Director Nik Ashton

and perform with up to 160

professionals have included Russ

announced ‘The Big Plan’ to

young people to create an

Spencer, of pop and Eurovision

create a cultural and arts venue

Music fest The 2008 Petersfield Musical Festival launches on 7 March with a concert by Jacqui Dankworth, the daughter of jazz legends Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth.


acqui has toured with the Brodsky Quartet and recorded

with them alongside guests such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sting and Elvis Costello. Her second album for Candid Records, called Detour

Ahead, has had a great response. On 8 March Beethoven enthusiasts can enjoy the first of two choral concerts – here the Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra will support singers from Petersfield, Denmead and Fernhurst. The week-long event is in Petersfield Festival Hall and tickets are on sale at One Tree Books, Lavant Street. Tel: 01730 261169 For full Festival Programme, See Diary page 38



At last year’s Easter project,

year a team has been working behind the scenes to identify and secure a suitable site and to raise money to fund this ambitious project.

Weekly Winners, PYT’s subscription-based lottery, was launched at the 2007 Autumn Season. After the first draw on 1 February three lucky winners were thrilled with their cash prizes. With its catchphrase ‘Give us a hand, you could win a grand’, this local lottery is expected to grow and grow. Jane Rebeiro PYT Publicity Manager 01730 231953 07762 272088 Life

Spring production The Winton Players have been producing quality drama productions in Petersfield for over 60 years. Now an independent society they can call on about 120 members for their four productions a year


he Players have their

who has had considerable

audiences held and intrigued

own headquarters –

directorial success with the

from curtain up to the end.

affectionately known as ‘The

group (Rumours, Party Piece,

Hut’ – where members meet

The Cherry Orchard). Tickets (£8) will be on sale at The Tourist Information Centre from Monday 24 March. The Handyman was first staged at the Chichester Minerva Theatre in 1996, starring Frank Finlay, and concerns itself with war crimes from World War II, attitudes to Jews, retribution and revenge. At its heart lies huge questions: ‘Should there be a time limit on the prosecution of serious crimes’; and ‘To what extent should society demand retribution for crimes, even if committed in another country a very long time ago?’ Soul-searching material indeed, which will keep

for rehearsals and social events, and to construct and paint scenery. Following on from the success of their annual January pantomime Humpty

Dumpty, Winton Players’ spring production will be short on laughs but high on dramatic tension. They have chosen to perform The Handyman, a play by Ronald Harwood, who recently was awarded an Oscar for his film script for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This production will take place at the Petersfield Festival Hall from Thursday 24 April to Saturday 26 April and is directed by John Mill,

Romka, an elderly Ukrainian handyman and retainer for a well-to-do English couple, is arrested and interviewed about his alleged involvement in the massacre of over 400 Jews in a Ukrainian forest in 1941. Could a seemingly gentle, faithful old Ukrainian man possibly have committed such atrocities? Even if he did, is it right to try him more than 50 years after the event? How credible are the testimonies of the witnesses? How credible is the testimony of Romka himself after this long passage of time? Contact: Kay Peters. Tel: 01730 263812. Life

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Johnny Grey (Owner, Centre) and Miles Hartwell (Creative Director, far left) with the rest of the team that make up Jonny Grey Kitchen and Interior Architecture in their Rogate office

A grand design “Why should everything match?” proclaims Johnny Grey, hailed as one of the most unique and forward thinking figures in kitchen design. Jo Horsley meets him to discover more ust beyond Rogate, tucked


accomplished designers, Johnny

away off the beaten track,

(who by trade is an architect)

surrounded by breathless views

has broken the rules of

soft geometry and lines, the

lies Johnny Grey’s charming

traditional fitted kitchen design

craftsmanship, clever lighting,

home and his exciting and

and realised that a modern

pattern, textures and colour of

people are achieving their

innovative design studio. Having

living kitchen is now an “active-

the kitchen, but also the

design dreams. In fact you may

been raised in the area, Johnny

living-space”. In a world where

practicalities of how the space

have tuned in last month to see

believes that this part of

everything is mass-produced to

will be used by you. Research

a Johnny Grey kitchen installed

Hampshire and Sussex is a

suit a wide audience, design

into neurology has highlighted

in Bath.

centre for excellence for

imagination and craftsmanship

ways in which people’s

intellectual craftsmanship. He

have been replaced by plastic

subconscious can interact in

company gently and are in the

uses the local workshops to

covered reproduced units.

their surroundings and plays a

process of opening additional

key part in the design thought

offices in the US. Johnny also


has four published books, with

bring his designs to life. His passion for ‘making things’

Miles Hartwell, the Creative Director, explains why he feels

living space”. Time is invested into designing

The company has an

A view from above illustrating how a compact space can be tranferred into a pracitcal, stylish working area

They are looking to grow the

started at the age of 15 when

the company continues to

his father suggested that he

deliver at such a high standard.

impressive portfolio of clients,

inspiring architectural plans

build a new staircase for their

“As we have no showroom our

from all corners of the world,

illustrating his understanding

dilapidated cottage in Harting.

overheads are relatively low,

which proves that there are

and talent for modern kitchen

After careful planning and

therefore we can allocate a

people who understand the


sourcing of quality timber the

larger portion of the client’s

company philosophy and are

staircase was erected within

budget to the final product.

willing to invest in timeless

Contact: Johnny Grey

days and he was left astounded

When you buy a kitchen from us

design. With the popularity of

Tel: 01730 821 717

with the realisation that such

you are buying our time and

the Channel 4 series Grand

feats were possible.

expertise to build you a

Designs there is a resurgence of large-scale projects where

With his team of young and


bespoke, practical and original

excellent photographs and


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Meet the local agent In the first of an occasional series, Life in Petersfield gets the ‘résumé’ from a local estate agent


from the beginning makes this

Branch Manager: Andrew

achievable. To start with, we value


the property by referring to the

How long in the area: Branch

UK’s largest database of

opened in 1999 by Andrew

comparable properties, to make


sure we set a suitable, but realistic,

Staff: 6. Andrew Woodcraft, Rob

for sale price.

Skuse (Sales Manager), Linda

More than anything, we want our

Meet the agent from L to R: Andrew Woodcroft, Linda MacCallum, Siobham Humphries, Rob Skuse, Natasha Beckerson

as possible. Prospects for 2008: After an

Packs, we now find the market quite buoyant, and we urgently

MacCallum (Negotiator), Siobhan

clients to feel 100% satisfied with

indifferent start to the year, and on

require both flats and family

Humphries (Negotiator), Karen

the service we offer, so we discuss

the back of the quieter than

homes to sell. Our success in this

Phipps (Part-time Negotiator) and

the client’s priorities from the

expected last three months of

market is, we feel, due to the

Natasha Beckerson (Financial

start, and tailor our approach

2007, we are now finding the

experience of our staff and their



market much busier although price

ability to adapt to these more

sensitive! Petersfield and the

testing conditions, where

agents up to £600,000. Finehaart

business, and family values,

surrounding villages are very

enthusiasm and hard work are

estate agents £550,000 to £3m +.

approachability and

popular still and we are registering

reaping rewards.

Our service: Our number one aim

communication are key. By getting

plenty of potential buyers.

is to get the best possible price for

to know our sellers and buyers

a client’s home and, in our

well, we can help to make the sale

cautious due to the negative media

experience, getting things spot-on

and purchase process as smooth

surrounding Home Information

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Haart is a family-owned and run

While some potential sellers are

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COMPETITION Win a superb folding garden bench Life in Petersfield are delighted that Hillier’s have kindly offered to sponsor the prize in this issue. Here’s your chance to win a wooden folding garden bench worth £100. All you have to do is answer these three questions about Hilliers.

A growing success How Hillier’s have gone from strength to strength

acres adjoining the County Gaol in Winchester. Known as No.1 Nursery, almost a century later part of this became the site of Hillier's first garden centre. In 1883 the business moved to 95 High Street; this expansion provided a new shop, rear storage and office space as well

illier’s have had their


life on the Hampshire/Wiltshire

as accommodation for staff. In

Garden Centre site in Liss

borders. Then his father took

the same year, Edwin borrowed

beside the A3 since 1983. The

up a position as manservant in

£2,000 to buy Shroner Wood,

site was first owned by the Catt

the household of the Rector of

130 acres six miles to the north

family and was called Bowyers

Kimpton enabling the family to

of Winchester on the London

Nursery. The postal address of

live in a cottage on the estate.

road. The money was repaid

the site is still known as Bowyers Nursery.

Edwin was a true Victorian – very industrious, far-sighted

within a couple of years. Edwin Hillier gradually passed

The questions 1) Where was the first Hillier’s nursery and florist’s shop? 2) What year was Harold Hillier born? 3) The postal address of Hillier’s is called ________ Nursery? Send your answers and contact details to: Hillier’s Competition, Life Magazines Ltd, 22 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL. Email: Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 31 March 2008. One entry per person The winner will be decided by a draw and announced in the MayJune 2008 edition of Life in Petersfield. No cash alternative, is available. Employees of Hilliers and Life Magazines Ltd are not allowed to submit entries.

and entrepreneurial. Having

the firm's management to his

fine plant material to the

been employed in several

two sons – Edwin Lawrence and

horticultural trade, are still

leading nurseries and large

Arthur Richard (born in 1877) –

going today, trading from a

gardens, he bought a small

before his death in 1926. Five

and act both as plantsman and

nursery in Liss Forest. In the

nursery (two acres of land) with

years earlier, his grandson

astute businessman. Harold was

days of the Catt family, the

a companion florist's shop in

Harold (eldest son of Edwin

knighted in 1983.

building that is now the pet

Winchester in 1864, when he

Lawrence) had joined the staff.

shop was the main garden

was in his mid-twenties.

The Catt family, who produce

Harold Hillier became a

Contact: Chris Rawlings,

partner in 1932 and ran the

Garden Centre Manager,

of land was acquired, and his

nursery with his father and

Hillier’s, Liss.

eldest son, Edwin Lawrence was

uncle from that time. He was to

Tel: 01730 892196.

144 years, Hillier now has 13

born. In 1866 he rented 14

build upon the company's


centres and a gift shop.

Jewry Street, Winchester, which

strengths in every direction. A

Founder Edwin Hillier came

served as shop, office and

connoisseur of plants Harold

from a family of agricultural

family home and 1874 saw the

Hillier, like his grandfather,

labourers and spent his early

start of the acquisition of 14.5

combined the ability to think

centre and the outlying areas were growing beds. A family business for some


In 1865 a further three acres


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THANK YOU TO ALL THE ENTRANTS of the competition. The challenge was to take an image that sums up life in Petersfield. Ben Errey, (1) the winner, has won £50 worth of vouchers and David Monger, (2) the runner up, has won £25 worth of vouchers, both thanks to One Tree Books. Our panel of judges awarded first prize on the basis that the photo of 22 Sheep Street conjured nostalgic feelings and represented Life in Petersfield as a Market town with a rich history. The image of the Market Square won Second prize as it showed the hub of the town on a sunny winter’s morning, emphasising the peace and tranquillity of our community.


We are always interested in seeing life in Petersfield through your lenses, so if you have any photos you’d like to share with us please send them to:


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Love Lane goes blue

being made both on and off

Chelsea we want to show

the pitch. Significant

people that the club is moving

improvements on the field have seen the club move

Love Lane is a

With the game

great place to come and enjoy


a game of

League Division

Chelsea we

Chelsea Old Boys

1 table, and

want to show

team will include

towards the top

The former soccer stars of Chelsea will take the field at Love Lane in April in a special match against Petersfield Town Select XI

forward and that

of the Wessex

Petersfield have

football. The

some big names

crowd of more than 1,000

Ray Wilkins (who collected 84

been in or

people that the

from football's

spectators is expected to

England caps); Kerry Dixon

around the

yesteryear, and

enjoy the special friendly

(scored 191 goals for the Blues


club is moving

match on Sunday 20 April at

in over 400 appearances); and

positions all

forward and

have some

Petersfield Town FC’s Love

Dave Beasant (played for


Lane ground. The Chelsea Old

Pompey and Saints).


Boys team will include some

The match, which kicks off at

"We are hoping fans in

crowd favourites from years

2pm, is the Town’s biggest

Petersfield and

gone by at Stamford Bridge.

game in over 15 years. With

the surrounding

Chelsea will confirm their

entertainment before the main

areas will come

line-up closer to the kick-off.

match kicks-off, spectators are

out in force to

But the squad of former

advised to get to the ground

support us on

professional players they can

early for “a great day out for

what is a big

call on includes one of the top

all the family”.

day for the

goal-scorers in the club's

Petersfield chairman Ian Essai

that Love Lane is a great place to come and

we are hoping to surprise visitors from today's world of football as well.” In the coming

enjoy a game

weeks, watch out

of football.


club,” Ian said.

for a further about ticket prices. Disabled football fans who

history, and a whole host of

says the Chelsea game marks

“We have a new committee in

want to attend are asked to get

terrace heroes from the

another step forward in the

place who are working hard to

in contact with the club as

eighties and nineties.

club's progress. Exciting times

drive the club forward both on

soon as possible. Email:

for Petersfield Town FC. A new

and off the pitch and we have

regularly turn out for the

committee has come on board

some big plans for the future.


Chelsea Old Boys side include

this season and progress is

Some of the players who

"With the game against

Cup heroes: players from Havant & Waterlooville FC enjoyed an invitation to Champneys, near Liphook, before winning their third round FA Cup replay at Swansea. Then they went to Anfield where they lost heroically to mighty Liverpool in the fourth round


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What’s On

What’s On MARCH 28th February – 19 March The Illustration Cupboard Venue: Bedales Gallery Time: Mon – Fri 2-5pm Sat 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 12 March Film: Elizabeth Venue: Petersfield Library Time: 2.30pm Contact: Julia Nelson-Tomsen 02392 261751

Saturday 1 March Petersfield Museum opens Venue: Petersfield Museum Time: 10am Contact: 01730 262601

Thursday 13 March Petersfield Gardeners’ Club ‘The River Meon From Source to Sea’ Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 262545

Monday 3 March Liss Horticultural Society ‘Gardening on the wild side’ Venue: Community Centre, The Triangle, Liss Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 895644 Wednesday 5 March Petersfield Photographic Society Venue: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane Time: 7.30 pm Contact: 01730 263976 Thursday 6 March Churcher’s College Lunchtime Concert Venue: St Peters Church Time: 1pm Contact: Parish Office, 01730 260213 Tuesday 11 March at 10am ‘Grow Your Own’ Spring talk Venue: Hillier’s Garden Centre Time: 10am Contact: 01730 892196

Tuesday 18 March Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society ‘Flora Maestro Please’ Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 2.15pm Contact: M Woodward 01730 263156 Wednesday 19 March Petersfield Photographic Society ’3rd Slide Competition’ Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 7.30 Contact: Valerie Scott, 01730 263976 The Petersfield Society Lecture ‘Butser Ancient Farm’ Venue: Petersfield Library, The Square Time: 11.30am Contact:

Saturday 22 March Giant Easter Charity Market Venue: Festival Hall, Petersfield Time: 9.30am - 3pm Contact: 01730 261318 Thursday 27 March Petersfield WEA - ‘Our Star and Other Stars’ Venue: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane Time: 7.30pm Contact: Nan Biles 01730 233646 Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society ‘Abstract in Acrylic’ Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 7.30pm Contact:

Thursday 10 April Petersfield Gardeners’ Club Time: 7.30pm Venue: Petersfield Gardeners’ Club Contact: B Gard 01730 262545 Saturday 12 April Petersfield Chamber Choir Venue: St Peters Church Time: 7.30pm Contact: Parish Office, 01730 260213

Photography Course Venue: Rowlands Function Rooms, 1 St Peters Road Time: 6 pm Contact: 01730 300105

Tuesday 15 April Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society – ‘Gardens Galore’ Time: 2.15pm Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Contact: M Woodward 01730 263156

APRIL Wednesday 2 April Petersfield Photographic Society Venue: Community Centre, Love Lane Time: 7.30pm Contact: Valerie Scott 01730 263976

Wednesday 16 April Petersfield Photographic Society ‘3rd Print Competition’ Venue: Community Centre, Love Lane Time: 7.30pm Contact: Valerie Scott 01730 263976

Friday 4 April Life in Petersfield Awards Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Time: 6pm Contact: 01730 235669

Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 April Winton Players’ Spring Production Venue: Petersfeid Festival Hall Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 263812,

Petersfield Music Festival 7-15 March 2008 Friday 7 March 7.30pm Celebrity Concert: Jacqui Dankworth Saturday 8 March 7.30pm Choral and Orchestral Concert Monday 10 & Wed 12 March 7.30pm Youth Concerts Tuesday 11 March 7.30pm An evening with Rogate Choral Society Thursday 13 March 7.30pm The Petersfield Orchestra Sat 15 March 7.30pm Choral & Orchestral Concert All concerts are at the Petersfield Festival Hall


Wednesday 9 April Cinema: The Kite Runner Time: 2.30pm Venue: Petersfield Library Contact: Julia Nelson-Tomsen 02392 261751

Thursday 24 April Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society ‘Gardens and Flowers in Watercolour pencils’ Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time: 7.30pm Conact: Tuesday 29 April Bedales School Lunchtime Concert Venue: St Peters Church Time: 1 pm Contact: Parish Office, 01730 260213


If you would like your event listed here, email details to

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Contacts in Petersfield & District Emergency Services: Fire: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters: 023 8062 4000 Health: Petersfield Hospital: 01730 263221 (Petersfield Hospital Minor Injuries Unit: 8am-8pm, 366 days a year) The Grange Surgery: 01730 267722 The Swan Surgery: 01730 264546

£25-£30: 01730 264709 Langrish House Hotel, East Meon Road, Langrish, GU32 1RN: 01730 263374 Pipers Bungalow, 1 Oaklands Road £28-£35: 01730 262131 Southdowns Country Hotel, Trotton GU31 5JN: 01730 821521 80, Rushes Road, £25-£30: 01730 261638 The Holt, 60 Heath Road £25£30: 01730 262836 1 The Spain, Sheep Street £28£40: 01730 263261

Police: Hampshire Police general enquiry number: 0845 045 4545

Council Numbers: East Hampshire District Council: 01730 266551 Petersfield Town Council: 01730 264182

Accredited B & Bs and Hotels in Petersfield: Border Cottage, 4 Heath Road £35-£60: 01730 263179 Downsview, 58 Heath Road £26-£32: 01730 264171 Heath Farmhouse, Sussex Road

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities: Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 769 7555 Childline: 0800 1111 Citizens' Advice Bureau: 01730 264887 Community First East


Hampshire: 01730 710017 Electricity Emergency: 0845 770 8090 Environment Agency: 08708 506506 Gas Emergency: 0800 111 999 Home-Start Butser: 01730 233 755 Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency): 0207 932 5800 PC Pete: 01730 269569 Petersfield & District Lions Club: 01730 266362 Relate: 02392 827026 Samaritans: 08457 909090 South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shopmobility Services: 01730 710474 Southern Water: 0845 278 0845 The Campaign to Protect Rural England: 01962 843655 The Salvation Army (local branch): 01730 262820 Tourist Information Office: 01730 268829 Winton House Centre (centre for Hospital Cars & Age Concern): 01730 266046 Leisure: Local walks info:; Southdowns Petersfield & District Philatelic Society: 01730 264518 Petersfield Library: 01730 263451 Petersfield Museum: 01730 262601 Petersfield Rugby Football Club: 01730 269744/ 01730 265072 Petersfield Swimming Pool: 01730 265143 Petersfield Town Football Club: 01730 233416 Petersfield Town Juniors Football Club: 07703 002676

Steep Lawn Tennis Club: 01730 264999 Taro Leisure Centre: 01730 263996 Walk to Health: 01730 262792 Travel: General: Public transport information line: 08706082608 Airports: Bournemouth Airport: 01202 364 000 Gatwick Airport: 08700 002 468 Heathrow Airport: 08700 000 123 London City Airport: 0207 646 0000 Luton Airport: 01582 405 100 Southampton Airport: 08700 400 009 Stansted Airport: 0870 000 0303 Buses: National Express: 08705 808080 Stagecoach Coastline: 01903 237661 Ferries: Brittany Ferries: 0870 536 0360 P & O Stena Line: 0870 600 0600 Hovertravel: 01983 811000 Wightlink: 0870 5820202 Red Funnel: 0870 4448898 Trains: Eurostar: 0870 518 6186 National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 South West Trains: 0845 600 0650 If you would like your contact details listed here, please email Life

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