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Navigate goes from strength to strength wo of Hampshire’s leading creative agencies have joined forces, offering “a powerful mix” of marketing and design services. Petersfield-based Navigate Design – parent company of Life Magazines – has merged with Designline Graphics, which has focused on high quality design work for nearly 30 years from its base in Havant. Founded in 2002, Navigate specializes in marketing, websites, content, SEO, publishing and PR, and opened a London office in May 2009. The two companies are operating from one location,

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and plan to move into new offices in Petersfield in July. The newly merged operation offers a complete communications consultancy employing specialists in a wide variety of fields, from publishing company magazines and newsletters to online services, and from PR to marketing. “To combine these sets of skills and experience, under one roof, offers a powerful mix for all our clients,” says Gareth Gammon, Managing Director of the new organization. “Martin Smith at Designline has nurtured a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated

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creative team. We look forward to the Designline and Navigate teams combining to create innovative, top quality work for our clients.” This merger follows Navigate’s recent acquisition of a highprofile three-year contract to handle Portsmouth Commercial Port’s marketing and PR. Navigate/Designline, 01730 235666

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ne Tree Books has been named as the Independent Bookseller of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards. “I’m delighted to have received the award,” says Tim O’Kelly, owner of One Tree Books in Lavant Street, Petersfield. He feels that his successful business is due to his friendly informed staff, and the choice of books on offer. “There are lots of books out there,” he says with a pile of books on his desk in his office waiting to be read. “I know the town and know the books my customers want and I select books accordingly.” The popular café at One Tree

provides good food alongside the sale of arts and events tickets at the till. Tim is delighted to be recognized nationally and hopes that it will bring customers from further afield to sample the “friendly and knowledgeable” service in this well-stocked

bookshop. One Tree Books were also Highly Commended in Business of the Year sector in the 2010 Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards. “It’s a very solid and well-run business that has been steadily growing and improving its customer service for the past 16 years,” said one of the judges at the national award ceremony. These awards have been running for six years featuring 16 different categories in conjunction with big publishing names such as Nielson, HarperCollins and Walker Books. One Tree Books, 01730 261199

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he long-awaited opening date for the Red Lion in College Street, is set for Friday 16 July. The pub, acquired recently by Wetherspoons, will be music-free, and familyfriendly, with facilities for people with disabilities. It will also feature artwork and photos of local people and of the history of the area. “We are very excited about the opening in July,” a Wetherspoons’ spokesman said. “Over the next few weeks we will make all the finishing touches, completing the internal changes and upgrades, and we will recruit the staff.” Red Lion 01730 235990

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rblaster & Clarke Wine Tours have won a major award as best Wine & Food Tour Operator to Italy for 2009. The Italian State Tourist Office recognized the Petersfield-based company as the best in tourism to Italy at the inaugural London ceremony. This is the culmination of nearly 20 years of operating innovative, creative and exciting wine tours throughout Italy according to Arblaster & Clarke. Italian Programme Manager, Cindy-Marie Harvey, said: “Their hospitality to our Italian wine-loving clients is reflected in this award.” Arblaster and Clarke, 01730 263111

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grant of nearly £150,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has helped to secure the future of Buriton Chalk Pits. The money will pay for a programme of maintenance work, including scrub clearance and the creation of new habitats. New paths will be created and existing ones improved; local school children will be shown the natural and industrial history of the pits; and a part-time ranger will be employed by Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP) to help manage the site. The chalk pits – now an important nature reserve and home to several rare species – were started in the 1860s. They flourished until the 1930s when cement replaced lime as the building industry’s preferred material. The Chalk Pits Project was begun by Buriton Parish Council three years ago when the future ownership of the site was in question. A successful

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Pits project (l to r): Dave Grant, Buriton Parish Council; Martin Healey, EHDC; Carolyne Haynes, Project Manager; Doug Jones, Buriton Parish Council; Tim Speller, QECP; Andrew Bray, chairman of Buriton Parish Council bid for a lottery grant followed close co-operation between East Hampshire District Council, QECP, and the South Downs Joint Committee. Buriton Parish Council, Carolyne Haynes, carolyne@cmhaynes.co.uk

n appeal to raise £12,000 for a new birthing pool at the Grange Maternity Centre in Petersfield has been launched. A series of events by staff will help to find the funds for a fully fitted and plumbedin pool to replace the current one. Community Midwife, Sue Rutter said: “Many gave birth in our pool or use the pool during their labour. Many women find it a much better experience.” The Grange, with some 230 births in the past year, offers one-to-one midwifery care during labour. The Grange, 01730 262415 L Issue 23 July/August 2010


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We all like a bit of sun; in fact, we all NEED a bit of sun so that we get our recommended dose of vitamin D. However, as we know from health experts we must be aware of the risks involved with the sun hereas most of us are well informed of the effects of UV rays on our skin, there are not so many that are aware of the effects it has on our eyes. While sunglasses are a year-round fashion accessory, they are also a compulsory item to protect your eyes from harmful radiation from the sun. The effectiveness of the sunglasses are dependent on the treatment and coating of the lenses rather than the darkness so unfortunately poor quality pairs may still leave you vunerable to headaches, fatigue and eye strain. Exposure to UV light may increase the risk of cataracts and other corneal changes and retinal conditions, such as

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macular degeneration, which can eventually lead to visual impairment. Everyone is at risk from ultraviolet light, especially during the summer months. Children are particularly vunerable to damage as they spend a lot of time out doors and their pupils and lenses are still developing so more light is able to reach the retina. Research shows, that by the age of 18 children will have absorbed 80 per cent of their lifetime exposure to UV light. There are a few things to consider when choosing the right sunglasses for you. Tint can vary according to taste and activity. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, a dark tint will be more

comfortable. Also correctly fitting sunglasses should be as close to the brow as possible and not allow light in underneath. If you already wear spectacles, you can get sunglasses to meet with your prescription among other options for your eye care. Your optometrist can advise you on the best style and tint to suit your lifestyle, so make sure you protect your eyes this summer.

the sun to your own preference depending on the weather. If you do burn, there is the After Sun Repair that will take the sting out of the burn. It is aloe vera-based and has ingredients which can help to make your tan last longer. To protect your hair and help coloured hair last longer use UV protection. Paul Mitchell does a great spray which will shield your locks from harmful rays.

Skin For the skin, it is important to apply sun cream 30 minutes before exposure and top up again when you are in the sun. Dermalogica Solar Defence Wipes which are perfect for on-the-go application or for kids eager to play on the beach. They also do a Solar Defence Booster cream which can be used on its own or added to moisturiser or foundation so that you can shield

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Bluebird Care to open 75th office after just five years he UK’s foremost care-at-home provider Bluebird Care is to open its 75th office just five years after it started trading. The newest office is in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire and will be headed by former IT consultant Cherine Kalsi. Cherine decided to open a Bluebird Care office with her husband Perm after they became increasingly concerned about some of the negative stories surrounding care homes. With ageing parents of their own, care-at-home looked an attractive option. Cherine said, “Not only did we feel that we wanted a change from our careers in IT, we wanted to give something back and make a difference. With older parents ourselves, we empathise with the situation many families face and decided to help provide some of the care needed by opening a Bluebird Care office.”

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n the fine location of Pages Court, Claire Reynolds and Sandra Owens have opened Stomp, a children’s shoe shop designed for the quick and easy purchasing of kids’ shoes. Say goodbye to a task that is usually a long and chaotic one, involving lugging pushchairs, bags and moaning kids around numerous busy shoe shops and say hello to a calmer, quicker and easier process nearer home. Stomp has a large, open plan room which is ideal for buggies and shopping bags and

Bluebird Care Franchise Director Simon Dalziel (left), Cherine and Perm Kalsi . The Lichfield Road office opened its doors on 1 June. Cherine has already forged links with the Burton-on-Trent College to recruit and train care workers from within the college and she is looking to recruit four permanent care workers, with a subsequent two to three additional workers per month after that – giving the local economy a vital boost. Bluebird Care, 01730 260026 children can play safely in the courtyard outside. With children of their own, Claire and Sandra offer a service inspired by their own experience in ‘back to school shoe shopping’ and felt that Petersfield needed a service such as this. They have a large selection of casual and smart shoes that go up to a size eight. The brands sold include Lelly Kelly and Startright and prices range from £13 to about £47. There is also a selection of fun wellies and slippers. Stomp, 01730 233117

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larity Care can help people find the best health and social care for an older relative. Founded by Lynn Osborne and Fiona Jeynes last December, Clarity Care aims to provide independent advice to families in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. “For a lot of people the first time they come into contact with health or social care agencies is when their relative has had some sort of crisis and it’s clear they need help,” says Fiona Jeynes. “Finding the right information or the right people to talk to can be a time-consuming, and in some cases frustrating, experience. The process can be even harder if you live some distance away and/or are juggling this with your own career and the needs of your own family. We can work with people in a range of settings.” The Clarity Care service also includes: monitoring care; acting as an advocate for the family or the older person, with health and social care professionals; helping if needs

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change or problems arise; and offering an oncall and support service. Fiona adds: “With our backgrounds and experience – Lynn’s in care services, and mine in health communications and gerontology – we understand how the system works. We can take the time to understand what the older person and their family needs and wants, think through all the options and then work with them to help them get it.” Clarity Care, 0845 2692382

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isa Sellers has been dancing since the age of three and now owns her own business selling dancewear from her new shop in Liss, Alissa Dancewear. Lisa remembers buying her first ever pair of ballet slippers when she was young and wants to give that opportunity to other children and adults who are dancers themselves. ‘It was always a treat getting new ballet slippers,’ she says. ‘I want to provide that experience for other little girls.’ It’s not only dance shoes that she sells in her shop, but leotards, tutus, Pineapple dancewear and other brand named products. There are also bun nets, tiaras and other ‘gifty’ things that she’ll wrap up nicely in tissue paper for you. Lisa is more than happy to help find the right item for you and if she doesn’t have it, she’ll order it in. With free car parking in Liss, Alissa Dancewear is easily accessible and a convenient one-stop shop for people who dance in the area. Alissa Dancewear, 01730 890018

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If an elderly relative loses the ability to act or even think for themselves this can obviously cause extreme heartache for those closest to them. In addition to the emotional trauma this creates for all those involved, the day to day administration of bill-paying, money-access and even nursing home/care provision and payment can be a particular problem for some families. If an elderly person has not put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney (known as an ‘LPA’) then it can be even harder for their close family and/or friends to do the things that would help make all their lives easier (e.g. to ensure that the bills are paid!).

We receive many enquiries from relatives wanting to prepare a power of attorney for a family member who has been admitted to hospital who cannot give instructions themselves. It is frustrating for us as practitioners that we often cannot help families as quickly as possible at the very time they need us most. This is because if a client lacks mental capacity by the time they need the help and they do not have an LPA in place, the only option available is a lengthy and expensive court application to the Court of Protection in order for family members to obtain authority to deal with the affairs of the elderly person.

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An LPA allows clients to appoint an attorney (or attorneys) of their choosing to ensure that there is someone in place to do things on their behalf if they no longer have physical and/or mental capacity to manage their property and financial affairs themselves. Generally clients wish to appoint their close family, for example their spouse or their children, but it may be that they have a close friend or even their solicitor in whom they wish to entrust their personal matters.

single-handedly wrestling with customers, suppliers, the bank, the landlord, the Revenue and Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all, it can be pretty lonely too. So we’re here to provide small-business owners with practical help, support and advice on everything from raising capital to completing your tax and VAT returns. Because we can help you shed a little light on your business.

The way to safeguard against such a situation in your family is to encourage your elderly relatives to consider preparing an LPA. If you wish to know more about LPAs or other private and elderly client matters please contact either Rebecca Reid or Robert Sawers in the private client department on 01730 268211 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Petersfield Food Festival finds the perfect blend Food lovers were served up a treat over the weekend as the Petersfield Food Festival took over the town. housands came to enjoy the blend of delicious local produce, market stalls, live music and on-stage cookery demonstrations. The event was organised jointly by Petersfield Events and East Hampshire District Council. The two day festival saw shoppers browsing the Saturday market, a guest French market and a host of individual producers. And when they tired

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of that they could enjoy a seat in the sunshine at one of the many tables lining The Square. On Sunday Hampshire Farmers’ Market joined the mix, lining the High Street with the county’s best produce. “Anything that encourages people to buy and use local foods is a good thing.” Says Lodue from the Maduban in Liss. On stage a busy programme of local performers entertained while punters picked up a Pimms or a

pint at the bar. Steve Ranson from Annie Jones won Best Restaurant in the annual food awards. He said, “It’s always nice to win an award but a public vote is more special.” The festival was sponsored by The Chocolate Frog Furniture Company, Old Thorns Hotel, The Half Moon in Sheet, The Square Brewery and The George. Phil Haines, of Petersfield Events, said the event created a

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relaxed atmosphere. “There was a really nice feeling in the town on both days. On Saturday people were happy to sit and enjoy the music and the same happened on Sunday with the kitchen demonstrations,” he said. “I think the market traders did well and the visitors all seemed to be enjoying themselves, so all in all I would say it was a great success.” L Aimee Plant

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n Sunday 11 July, 18 bands will compete for votes to win four places on the main stage at Butserfest in September. Some of the bands are from the local area while others come from as far away as Bristol and Cambridge for this free event. “The fact that bands want to play at Butserquest is an indication of how popular Butserfest has become,” said Lucy Soal, Butserfest band booker. “Over the last three years, we have built a good track record for finding up-and-coming bands to play on the main stage. It was really hard to narrow down the 128 demos we received to just 18 to play Butserquest, but I think we’ve got some great bands in there. Anyone who comes is in for a treat.” Butserquest attendees at the Alton Public Gardens can vote for their favourite acts and have the chance to buy tickets to Butserfest on Saturday 11 September at the reduced price of £15. The line-up (in the order they will appear on stage; line-up may be subject to change): Luke Ferre Band, Deity, In The Long Run, Goober, Gun, Goodbye Stereo, Jonny Black, Precilla Broke, As We Climb, Scrapbook Heroes, The Famous Class, The Jude, The Light Divided, The Meakins, Tonight We Fly, We Start Partys, 5 Floors Up, Advantage, and We Push Buttons. Butserquest / Butserfest, www.butserfest.co.uk. L www.lifeinpetersfield.co.uk

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Here are some super summer seasonal suggestions from our gardening expert Pippa Greenwood • Keep on and on AND ON weeding. It may seem like a never-ending task, but done when the weeds are small, it will not take too long and makes a great difference to how the garden looks and grows. • If you want to enjoy eating a high percentage of your late strawberries and raspberries, it is well worth erecting a net 'cage' over the plants. Make sure that the net is kept taut so that birds do not get trapped in it. • Make sure that peppers and tomatoes are kept free from 'blossom end rot' (AKA

Black, Leathery Bottoms!), a problem which occurs when these developing fruits do not have a regular supply of moisture. • Your hedge may be growing rapidly right now, but don't be tempted to cut it or even trim it yet, as birds may well still be nesting and so could be disturbed! • Take a look at some of the specialist bulb catalogues, and plan ahead by ordering some superbly stunning spring flowering bulbs for planting this autumn. • Cut back flopping and faded foliage on marginal plants

around ponds and water features. • Don't forget that if you're being plagued by gardening pests and other problems, you can log on to my website, www.pippagreenwood.com, click on AskPippa and use the prompt, personal garden problem-solving service. • Pick courgettes and beans promptly - they'll not only taste better and be more tender than if left too long, but if left on the plants they will decrase the formation of more fruits!

s the warmer weather arrives many creatures are now emerging from hibernation including the Adder. The adder is the only venomous snake that is native to the UK. It is common throughout mainland Britain and some of the islands off the west coast of Scotland. They have a dark zigzag stripe down their back, are quite short with large heads and their eyes are slanted rather than round. If your pet is bitten by an adder (or you suspect that it may have been) you should seek prompt veterinary attention. Do not attempt first aid measures such as sucking out the venom or applying a tourniquet, these procedures are ineffective and may even cause further harm to your pet. If the animal receives the appropriate treatment in time the recovery is usually full and happens in a few days. For more information refer to www.lifeinpetersfield.co.uk Archway Veterinary Practice, 01730 262101

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A day in the life of... Damian Hinds very day, I feel the great privilege and responsibility of representing the people of Petersfield, and the rest of East Hampshire, in Parliament. The place has an atmosphere that reinforces the weight of that responsibility.  There are 232 new MPs including 147 new Conservatives, and I feel very lucky to be surrounded by what strikes me as a very talented and dedicated group of people – on all sides of the House.  We also all feel very sharply that politics and politicians need to work hard to re-gain the trust of the public. It is an amazing feeling the first time you sit on the famous green benches in the Commons chamber.  There is so much procedure and convention to learn.  I assumed I was already familiar with most of it, and would pick the rest up quickly.  But there is much more to learn than I had thought.   I was keen to make my maiden speech quite early on, and was

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glad of the opportunity to pay tribute to Michael Mates’s 36 years of service, to speak of the beauty and variety of our area, and outline some of the challenges we face. My main topic was education, and I spoke of the East Hants Education Improvement Partnership in which our local schools work co-operatively to ensure all the children, of whatever ability, are supported and stretched to fulfill their potential.  As an MP you get a huge amount of correspondence every day – letters and phone calls but most of all these days emails.  The subjects range from policy suggestions to lobbying on behalf of charities or interest groups to complex casework.  I also hold regular surgeries in Petersfield, Bordon, Alton and some of the larger villages, by rotation.  The casework is often to do with social housing, benefits, the Child Support Agency, immigration, special needs education or healthcare.  Sometimes the issues

involved are very complicated, and on occasion quite harrowing. When dealing with casework, it is quite a different type of job from an MP’s other roles.  It is important not only for the help that can often be given to a local

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urleighmarsh Farm is owned by the Henslow family. John Henslow bought the farm in 1955 Henslow Mar tin and Jan after serving in the 2nd World War as a Royal Engineer. Brothers Martin and Jan Henslow now run Durleighmarsh side by side. “He thought the Farm would be a great place to bring up his children”, says Martin about his father “I learned more on the Farm than I ever did at college”. Jan and Martin recall growing up on the farm with sisters Louise and Sabrina. “We had a dairy herd of 50 Jersey cows, 100 sheep and chickens and we grew corn, spuds and sugar beat” says Jan, “Before we bought a forklift, we used to lift 1600 bags of spuds a day and by the evening you couldn’t feel your back.” In 1979 Martin and his father started a Pick-Your-Own business with only four acres of PYO fruit, a table and an umbrella! In 1984 Jan and wife Angie took over the PYO and Martin built a small farm shop which was replaced in 1990 with the Finnish log cabin you can see today. Today Martin continues to look after the maintenance of the Farm while Jan manages the 150 acres of asparagus. Now the farm has 22 acres of PYO fruit and vegetables. It also has a number of farm buildings which Martin has sold or leased to many businesses creating a diverse community at Durleighmarsh Farm. Their one claim to fame is that their Great Great Grandfather - Professor John Stevens Henslow was Charles Darwin’s Tutor and mentor at Cambridge. In fact, he offered his seat on HMS Beagle to Darwin - and the rest is history!

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PYO at Durleighmarsh Farm moved from being a shed in a corner of a h strawberry field to a fully-fledged farm shop built in 1990. In 1995 Roger urleig om D op Grange, who was then the manager of the PYO, took over running the r f n o Sh Alis Farm shop and Pick-Your-Own as his own business with his wife Alison. Far m arsh M The shop now sells a mixture of local and seasonal fruit, vegetables and produce as well as a range of other local food. “It’s a seasonal business,” says Alison Grange “The PYO runs from April until October, but the Farm Shop is open all year round and is busy at Christmas also when we sell local organic birds as well as Christmas trees and lots of Christmas fare”. Alison says that the Farm Shop is a real community meeting place with lots of regular customers, schools, nurseries and colleges making annual educational farm trips. Durleighmarsh Farm Shop celebrates its 20th anniversary in the current Farm Shop log cabin building in July this year. Durleighmarsh Farm shop, 01730 821626 20

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Paul Sherlock of Primaveris has always been involved in the creative arts. His company Primaveris, a kitchen makeover company, started in 2000 and was Paul Sh erlock situated in two locations, Grayshott and South Harting. Paul started to work closely with ceramicist and artist Alex Zdankowicz, also located on Durleighmarsh Farm, producing ceramic worktops for kitchens. They started working together more and more and when a unit became available at Durleighmarsh Farm last year, he thought it would be convenient to work with Alex from the same site. “I enjoy handcrafting bespoke items and I never lose the thrill of seeing a drab and dreary room come to life,” says Paul, who has a team of contractors that make and supply kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and more. Since moving to Durleighmarsh, Paul has become good friends with the other residents. “It’s a great atmosphere down here,” he says Primaveris, 07753 819329, 0800 097 2777 The Real Flower Company

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The Real Flower Company’s office and studio workshop have been based on Durleighmarsh farm for 7 years. They are ‘award winning luxury florists’ who grow their own flowers on their own farms in Bramdean, Hampshire and Nanyuki Kenya. They even have a shop in Selfridges in London. The company is owned by Karen Watson, who is MD and the creative force behind the floristry and branding at The Real Flower Company, Rosebie Morton, a horticulturalist, who runs the farm at Bramdean and started planting the roses and herbs for cutting as far back as 1995 and sold them to florists, and Tim Hobbs, an agriculturalist, who runs the farm where the flowers are grown in Kenya. The Real Flower Company, 01730 818300 www.realflowers.co.uk

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Neil White is a very sporty person. He played football for Petersfield and took on any sport he could find available. Positive Lifestyle started in 1999 when Neil started as a Personal Trainer. “I freelanced using other gyms and going to people’s houses until I had too many clients and needed somewhere to train them.” Neil has known Martin Henslow for many years “He’s a great landlord and a real genuine person to know” he says. He asked Martin to let him know if the barn at Durleighmarsh ever became free. He chose it as he considers the building to have a good deal of character and is different to other modern gyms. Positive lifestyle prides itself on

Caroline, who is married to Martin Henslow, has had a business with her mother Anne Rayner at the farm for over 13 years. The business, Annarkai Designs, started originally in Wiltshire after Anne and Caroline designed and made a wedding dress for Caroline’s sister Susan, the design inspired by Caroline’s theatrical training and Anne’s exquisite hand embroidery. A replica of the dress can be seen in their showroom at Durleighmarsh Farm. Annarkai Designs specialises in bespoke Wedding Dresses and Special Occasion Wear and has an off the peg collection too. To compliment this there are hats to hire or buy, including those by the talented new designer Graham Thomas. Anne and Caroline offer a unique and friendly service in a beautifully converted barn opposite the family farm house. Their showroom and workroom used to be calf pens when the farm had a herd of Jersey cows! AnnaRkai Designs, 01730 821765

its friendly atmosphere. It is run by personal trainers Barry, Mark, Kim, Valda and Neil himself. “I enjoy seeing results on our clients. When people lose weight and improve their wellbeing you realize you’ve made a big difference in that persons life,” Positive Lifestyle, 01730 821177

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ife in My World’ over the past couple of months has continued at the same frenetic pace as ever. What was meant to be a more relaxing month on holiday in South Africa turned into an action-packed adventure which I won't forget. Having spent a few years living in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa over the past decade, I know a few

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of the locals there and weddings are popping up all around me. So the offer of attending a couple couldn’t be refused and they were pretty well timed with some other events taking place in the country. Since completing Afritrex (my African fundraising adventure) in 2008, during which time I ran five marathons, it’s been hard to sit down and do very little, to hang

up my running shoes and think about relaxing for a while. So, instead, I planned to head back to South Africa and take on the Comrades Ultra-marathon again – the 89km/52 mile race, famous around the world. It fitted in pretty well with my holiday, and yes I do need one, even though everyone thinks I have one every day with my work. With two friends’ weddings in the same area AND the World Cup starting up I couldn’t think of a better excuse to head out again. The atmosphere out there was awesome. Being at Africa’s first ever World Cup there was a lot at stake but they have pulled it off superbly in the lead up to the opening. I spent the opening night in Cape Town, usually a very cosmopolitan city, but with thousands of football fans from around the world there surely could be no better time to be there. I made my way to Durban for the opening game in the new

Moses Mabida stadium between Australia and Germany. Having done some work for the local tourism board, they very kindly offered me a ticket in the VIP area sat three rows in front of South African President Jacob Zuma. I met, Ina, Finance Minister for Kwa-Zulu Natal, for whom I have done some presentations. This was to be the highlight of the evening though the Germans trounced the Socceroos 4-0. Being an employee of the Australia Tourism Board meant I had to support the Aussies. Since then I’ve returned to Queensland, Australia and started work again showing a film crew around the magical islands of the Great Barrier Reef. No special plans really: a few trips with film crews and journalists to lovely places; planning my expedition down the Great Barrier Reef next year; and writing the book based on my experiences and my blogs. Life is tough you know. L

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present, why not purchase a gift voucher which can be exchanged at leisure for a piece of artwork of choice,” an HACP spokesperson suggested. The HACP is a group of 18 professional artists and craftspeople all living and working in Hampshire. The Co-operative is a member of the Art Council’s Own Art Scheme, which is designed to make buying contemporary works of art available to everyone. For more information visit the website www.ownart.org.uk HACP, www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk

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he West Meon Book Festival on the 9 - 11 July, aims to be an informal celebration of literature in the heart of the new South Downs National Park. The Festival of Books is centred in and around the parish church in the centre of the village. It will open appropriately with Rebecca Shaw and Jack Sheffield, both renowned for their highly popular accounts of daily life. Rebecca’s books centre on the village of Turnham Malpas and Jack writes about life as a teacher. The weekend is packed full of talks and readings, shows and activities for children and even a ‘Shedman’, a ‘living poetry installation’ who will be present throughout the festival. Two superb historians join the happenings on Saturday: Daisy Hay and Gillian Tindall, whose book Footsteps in Paris is both a history of her family and the city itself. Sunday brings Portsmouth-based thriller writer, Graham Hurley at noon and will be discussing his gritty police books including his latest, Beyond Reach. And the local Women’s Institute are on hand to serve a scrumptious ‘period’ tea amongst the bunting and doilies. There is no doubt this will be the perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon. West Meon Book Festival, www.westmeonfestival.co.uk

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Step back in time in the old market town of Midhurst….. t is not hard to imagine, as you walk down the high street and the little roads and alleys that surround Midhurst, how it was years ago in 1621 when the population was only 400. Wealthy estates and busy tradespeople including butchers, grocers, blacksmiths and weavers occupied the streets while horses and carriages kicked up dust along the road. Midhurst is easy to translate from Old English Middeherst meaning the middle wood. Sources indicate that Midhurst has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years. The well-preserved market town has no Roman remains nor is it mentioned in the Doomsday Book, however it is said that Midhurst developed as a Saxon town in 1103. Now Midhurst thrives with many businesses, restaurants, pubs and hotels. It is situated in the beautiful estate of Cowdray which has a big impact on the town. The relationship between the Estate and the town goes back centuries and is still felt strongly today. The Cowdray

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Action in the 2009 Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Photo courtesy of Veuve Clicquot, photographer Chris Jelf and Chile were present. The Gold Cup continues to be the highlight of the polo season at Cowdray. Sponsored since 1995 by leading champagne house Veuve Clicquot, the Gold Cup welcomed its Golden Jubilee in 2006 with due celebration. Among the quaint old buildings and small cobbled roads that still exist today stands one of the four taverns which once inhabited Midhurst, The Spread Eagle Hotel. The first known mention of the hotel was in 1627 but may well have been much earlier. Once a coaching inn but now a top spa and hotel, the oldest part of the building has mediavel foundations and a timber-framed structure. Nowadays guests can stay in the traditionally furnished rooms and eat in the historic dining room with huge oak beams and an open fireplace. The old stables have been converted into a function room with a small bar and doors opening out onto a garden area. With old Bayeux tapestries on the wall and the original windows and timber framing, the Spread Eagle Hotel retains the past on both the inside and outside. In North Street, the Angel Hotel has stood on the same site since 1652. So named, they say, because it was a resting place for the Pilgrim Fathers who would only stay overnight 26

at establishments that bore the sign of the angel. The Angel has been the bolthole for several famous notaries, such as HG Wells, Hilaire Belloc, King George V, and Guy Fawkes who was the butler at nearby Cowdray Castle. Recently,the hotel has been beautifully restored with 15 bedrooms with luxury bathrooms and fluffy pillows; welcome treats for a tired traveller. The new restaurant, Bentley’s Grill, specializes in Argentinean Steaks and has a selection of dishes to suit every taste. The hotel’s function suite, The Courtroom, was once the Midhurst Magistrates Court and still retains the beautiful carved wooden fireplace and the recently discovered secret compartments in which the judge concealed the bottle of grog that got him through the day. Other Midhurst attractions include Midhurst Castle and The Weald and Downland Museum. It’s close to Chichester and Goodwood and is perfect for exploring the beautiful Southdowns. Midhurst Tourist Information, 01730 817322 Spread Eagle Hotel, 01730 816 911 Angel Hotel, 01730 812421 Cowdray Polo Club, 01730 813257

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Turkish delight Newly opened in Bakery Lane, Fez is a café and bistro that specializes in both Turkish and eastern Mediterranean food. By Hebe Keith

F Open 18 months ago, Monoloco offers Petersfield fresh, ever-changing food, and now has al fresco eating ow Monoloco diners can enjoy dining outdoors in a new garden area at the back of the building. The garden, which is beautifully furnished, gets sun all day and is a relaxing private spot for relaxing in the centre of town. Neil Emery will cook BBQ lunches from the garden in Pages Court but these will be more than just sausages and burgers; he plans to cook legs of lamb and other mouthwatering delicacies served beside fresh salads and seasonal vegetables. If you don’t fancy a big meal, go in for a break with a cake and a coffee or just a glass of wine.

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ez, owned by Bilsen Gonul and Ayhan Bozdag, has a wide variety of food and drinks in a really warm and relaxed atmosphere. It also offers new concepts with its unique food and décor. It can be a place where you can sit for hours with friends over a drink or somewhere you can pop in for a quick bite to eat. Turkish food is similar to that of Greece and North African countries such as Morocco. Mezes, a selection of small dishes, might include food such as taramasalata, hummus, olives, pastrami and feta cheese wrapped in filo pastry. Fez also serves a wide selection of breakfasts: from typical hot and cold Turkish dishes to old favourites such as pastries and scrambled eggs on toast. Expect to see events such as belly dancing, mellow jazz nights and Turkish bands. Fez is open from 9am to 6pm on Monday and Tuesdays and from 9am to late on Wednesday to Saturday. Fez, 01730 231266 L

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oodcroft Mews is an exclusive new development situated in Petersfield town centre and close to the Mainline Railway Station. These brand new homes have just been released and are on the market with Gascoigne-Pees and supported by Caroline Rogers, Area Director of their Land & New Homes Department. This exciting new development built by Riverdale Developments Ltd, consists of just six three bedroom terraced houses each with an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom and two further double bedrooms. They have a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room and lounge with patio doors leading to the garden. Gavin James, Branch Manager of Petersfield GascoignePees, told Life in Petersfield: “The excellent location of this development is already attracting plenty of interest, from near and far – including France, Spain and Dubai. Potential buyers are looking at Woodcroft Mews as a bolthole from London or abroad,

because it has a private location, close to the station with excellent connections from Petersfield to London or Gatwick airport.” These six new homes are being built to a high specification and will each having their own parking space. The show home is due to be launched in July 2010 with prices starting from just £325,000. Tiling and floor choices are available subject to built stage. This development represents a boost for the local property market, which Gavin James describes as being “fickle” since Christmas. The January snow delayed the usual uptake of the market by six weeks. A surge was followed by more hesitancy from buyers and vendors because of the General Election. “Then people seemed to be waiting to see what happened in the Emergency Budget on 22 June before deciding how to spend their disposable income,” Gavin James adds.

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ue to the on-going success and increase in business levels, homebuyers and sellers in Petersfield and the surrounding villages can benefit from the latest technology and services at Haart estate agents, which has undergone a major branch refurbishment. The office in Petersfield High Street has a brand new window display that includes LCD screens and monitors advertising properties – and the branch has added Haart’s ‘fine’ brand, which specializes in “outstanding and distinctive quality properties”, marketed from a lifestyle point of view. Manager Andrew Woodcraft said: “The office looks absolutely stunning and we have already had very positive feedback from customers.” Inside, the branch has been completely re-planned and redecorated to create a large open-plan space where customers can relax and discuss their needs in a comfortable environment. Andrew added: “We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and are certain that the new open-plan layout and style of the office will allow for a more comfortable client experience.” Haart, 01730 265266 petersfield@haart.co.uk L

he Country House Company has expanded and moved into new offices, a beautifully converted barn in Hambledon – to accommodate extra staff and a growing demand for sales. With lettings and management at the core of the business, the firm says it “has a comprehensive portfolio of properties for sale. Ranging from small country estates and farms to elegant townhouses or perfect weekend cottages, there are a number of new properties about to come on to the market.” Sue Crossley, founder and Principle Partner, is delighted with the level of activity in the market this spring. “Most of the properties available to let have now got tenants. We are actively seeking further quality country homes for letting as an increasing number of clients are looking for a family base in the country or a weekend retreat.” A number of recent sales include “a stunning stone barn conversion near Midhurst with more than seven acres of land and a detached Sussex barn providing guest / staff accommodation; and “a country home with 19 acres and glorious views in Froxfield” jointly with Knight Frank. The firm’s main aim has always been to provide a professional and efficient service that matches the clients’ needs at all times. Based on Sue Crossley’s Chartered Surveying and Land Agency experience, The Country House Company has evolved and grown during its 13-years in business. The Country House Company, 02392 632275 www.country-house-company.co.uk

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Meeting new friends ohanna Sökeland comes from Petersfield’s twin town in Germany, and here’s her story of two months gaining work experience at Life Magazines lived in Petersfield for two months from the end of January to the end of March and I have had a wonderful time. However, without the help of the Twinning Association I would probably have never come here. Warendorf is situated in the north-west of Germany, in North-Rhine-Westphalia, and is Petersfield’s twin town. As I am really interested in the UK, its culture and literature, I have wanted to live in England for some time. Having done my A-Levels last year in June, I thought about going to England for a few months in order to do an internship and stay with a host family. However, after I had a look on the Internet I soon realised that going abroad could be very expensive if you don’t have any contacts. That’s the reason why I did not come to England immediately but rather did some internships in a bookshop and with the German parliament in Berlin. I read an article in our local newspaper about people from Petersfield visiting Warendorf at the beginning of August. I got in contact with the chairman and was then invited to join the group on one of their trips to the surrounding area. I had a wonderful time with both the German and the English people. That’s where I met Alexandra and Philip Chapman

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who were willing to accommodate me for two months. They even looked for a suitable internship for me. I am really lucky to know these lovely and generous people. It is a pity that there are no young people from England, who are members of the Twinning Association because it is a great opportunity to make new friends both at home and abroad and get to know another country. You don’t even need to speak German because most of the Germans speak fluent English. If anybody is interested in joining the Twinning Association or wants further information please don’t hesitate to contact the secretary Muriel Kent. Petersfield Twinning: 01730 302862 www.patwa.org.uk The Editor notes: Johanna has been a true stalwart in the Life Magazines’s offices. A hard-worker, with a good sense of humour and superb English, she has contributed wholeheartedly and invaluably to our work. We are all grateful to her and miss her.

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embers of the four local Women’s Institutes (WI) – Petersfield, Sheet, Stroud Evening and Stroud Afternoon – have received a challenge from their presidents to take part in a special triathlon. The challenge was issued at this year’s spring meeting when the Presidents of each WI gave a short resume of their plans for the year. These include the WI triathlon, which involves walking 50 miles, swimming and cycling. The year is full for all four WIs, and as always provides interest and companionship for many ladies. Apart from the monthly speaker at each WI there are coffee mornings to introduce new members, book clubs and pub lunches. The four WIs play each other at skittles and darts, and get together for a quiz. There are two group meetings, in spring and autumn, and a summer lunch on 7 July at the United Reformed Church with music provided by Churchers College. Greening Petersfield will address the autumn meeting on 12 October. There are craft groups: Stroud Afternoon group has made a beautiful quilt, which will be donated to the Rosemary Foundation; the Sheet group, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, has set itself the task of 32

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hris Jenner has taken over from Hillary Ayer as Town Mayor on May 10 this year. Chris was last appointed Town Mayor in 2000 when, at 32, he was the youngest to be given the title. That year, for his chosen charity, he decided to raise funds for smoke alarms to be put in every child’s bedroom in Petersfield. This was probably influenced from his 20 years serving at the fire station in Petersfield. In the end he was able to raise enough money for 2500 alarms to go up and at least one is known to have already saved a life. Chris’s hobbies are sea fishing, football and his family, wife Pollyanna and three children, ten year old Amy, seven year old Ellen and three month old Lawery are very important to him. Selected school councillors Ellen and Amy are already set to follow in their father’s footsteps.

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knitting 75 garments consisting of hats for premature babies and bobble hats for seamen. At the spring meeting there was a superb talk about life in a big house in Victorian England. The speakers dressed as butler and housekeeper, and brought with them a large selection of the type of artefacts used in the 1880s, including some beautiful clothes and shoes – and some horrendous underclothes which would have made their wearers very envious of modern garments. There was an implement for every conceivable use, and the evening showed how inventive the Victorians were. Also how hard life was for the servants in a big house. Petersfield WI, Judy Bacon, 01730 264319

he University of the Third Age (U3A), run by volunteers, has almost 600 members and over 40 interest groups including Art Appreciation, Spanish Conversation, Table Tennis and Book Circle. The U3A offers the local community massive support as many enter retirement seeing members come from as far as Whitehill, Rowlands Castle, Liss and West Meon. The next open meeting will be held at 2.30pm in the Petersfield Community Centre on the 12th July when Dr Bradham will speak about 'A Year at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew'.    U3A Valerie Connor, 01730 233502 L Issue 23 July/August 2010


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Good as New Sale

Spin Sity Sircus

success

H n eager anticipation and in order to raise money for Onion Festival, taking place in July, the Spin Sity Sircus took to the Square with a range of circus inspired activities for the whole family to enjoy. The day started at 1pm and kicked off with the SpinSity polea-thon. The SpinSity instructors, Sam Waterhouse and Rachel Edmondson, and six of their students performed non-stop tricks and spins on the poles for

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three hours while other circus activities took place around them. BMX stunts, juggling and stilt walking wowed the crowd while parachute games and face painting kept the little ones entertained. There was also a BBQ and a bar to fill hungry bellies and acoustic bands to complete the happy vibe. It was a test of stamina for the pole dancers who by the end of the day were covered in blisters and bruises, but they were cheered

on by a large crowd. It was all worth it when they learned that the event had raised over £1000. Onion Festival takes place on 31st July and will raise money for CharsFund. CharsFund, www.charsfund.co.uk SpinSity, www.spinsitypole.com Onionfest, www.onionfest.co.uk

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small voluntary groups providing activities for local communities, to schools and services such as the police and hospitals. However, the views of volunteers are not always heard within their own organisation or by decision makers in the wider community. We aim to change this by establishing Hampshire

Volunteer Voice, in co-operation with Hampshire Volunteer Centre network. A Volunteer Voice meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 September at 5.30pm at Community Action Hampshire. For more information contact Hazel Dyson, 01425 482773 or vol.bureau@cfnf.org.uk

ad it been a military campaign, Save the Children would have been holding a victory march through the streets of Petersfield. The phenomenal success yet again of the Good as New Clothes Sale in aid of Save the Children was evident in the number of people who flocked to the Festival Hall and the turnover which exceeded last year. It looks like an increase of about £5,000 on last year with a donation to SCF of over £25,000 for the event for 2010. In addition to the £1,600 made from the Haiti Disaster Event with Openbox theatre in February the Petersfield branch is looking to break all records again. The increasingly high quality of donations gave rise to a fashion show by some pupils of Bedales on the preview evening before the sale. Yet again the army of volunteers, and there are new ones every year, were busy in the days before sorting, labelling and arranging on display the many items donated to the event. During the sale on Friday 30th we were visited by local Conservative representative Damien Hinds who was interested to hear about the recent issues concerning the hire of the Festival Hall by Save the Children. The next major event will be the Gift Fair on 4 November 2010 at the Petersfield Festival Hall. Save the Children, 01730 264709 or prue@scurfield.co.uk L Issue 23 July/August 2010


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Ball scores a hit Celebrations at Petersfield Rugby Club Summer Masked Ball on 5 June included a review of successes by principal fundraiser Peters Caines in his thanks to the 285 guests. lub successes included: promotion for the 1st team; the Colts as Hampshire league winners; the Vets as cup finalists; the under 16 team as league winners; and success throughout the youth and mini sections. Individual club members were recognized in the Life in Petersfield 2010 Business and Community Awards for voluntary, sporting and fundraising achievements. The organizing committee – Will Glancy, Peter Caines, Jo Golding, Gill Martin, and Lucy Caines – were pleased that all sectors of the club were represented at the Ball, which took place in a marquee on the 1st team pitch at Penns Place. The guests were also entertained by David Cosway (the colts coach) and the under 16s who had been on tour to Paris together. The

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alternative version of the haka was well-received and the guests were invited to join in for a second rendition. A complimentary glass of champagne was provided by The General Wine Company, and Steve Henderson cooked a delicious three-course meal. Buckwild Entertainments ran the disco, and the main live band, Something For The Weekend, played two well-received sets. Sponsors Milkwood Homes were pleased with their involvement as the main guests and with the promotion of their company throughout. The club also thanked Petersfield and Reliance laundry for all the table linen, the Paul Martin design company for all their graphic and art work, and the club members who provided great support before, during and after the Ball.

Football focus

Matt Short is Petersfield Town’s new manager – and the football club has made changes to its management and staff structure etersfield club chairman Ian resigned. Phil Braithwaite, another former Town player, will Essai said Matt Short was the unanimous choice as the assist him. The youth team is now run by new manager, mainly to ensure continuity. Short, previously first another former Town stalwart, team coach, had been with Town Ian Noble, assisted by John Blake (ex-Petersfield and Liss), and since former boss Paul Ryan James Goulsbra, a level three joined the club. UEFA B coach. Goulsbra, who “Matt has worked well with Paul Ryan for the last few years came through the junior ranks and came to the table with some to play for the senior team, joins the executive committee of interesting plans for the future,” Town Juniors as head coach. His Ian Essai explained. Dave Burley responsibility is to ensure a high remains assistant manager. level of coaching and smooth the Town’s new boss has made changes to the management transition from junior to senior structure and staff at the football football. Ian Essai said: “These are very club, which plays in Wessex League division one. Former exciting times for a club which was on the verge of going out of Town centre-half Nigel Yates has become reserve-team manager, business only a few years ago. We replacing Alex Bone, who had should pay tribute to those who

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Town’s top team (left to right): John Blake, Ian Noble, James Goulsbra, Matt Short, Phil Braithwaite, Dave Burley and Nigel Yates. came and helped develop the reserve and youth teams, giving the committee time to undertake a thorough examination of the club structure and the process for bringing through young talent from Town Juniors. “It’s looking good for the future of both Petersfield Town and Petersfield Town Juniors. And

next season we will have our first ladies’ team and veterans’ team, meaning we are even more of a focal point for the town’s sporting community.” * Membership of Petersfield Town FC costs £15 for individuals, and £20 for a family. Petersfield Town FC, clare. essai@virginmedia.com Issue 23 July/August 2010


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lex Clements started fishing at the early age of six and joined Petersfield Angling Club at the age of seven. He is now preparing to fish for England in the World Youth Championships in Italy this year. After fishing with Petersfield Angling club for six years before being invited to join the Farnborough team at 13. With the Farnborough team, who are one of the best junior teams in the country, Alex plays competitions and events all over the country. This year, a week before the trials, Alex was one of 22 young anglers to be invited to try out for the England under-18 squad which was held on 10 April. After five hours of fishing at one of the leading venues in the UK, Alex was chosen with four others out

of the 22 to fish for England at Mantova, Italy at the end July this year. Alex is extremely dedicated to his fishing and he fishes at least once a week.” A type of fish in one lake might like a completely different bait to the one in another.” He explains how technical the whole fishing process is. With different equipment for different types or weights of fish, types of water and depth of water “It’s not just a rod and a maggot” says his mum, Pat Clements. “Preparation, preparation, preparation is the fishing term” says Alex while preparing his weights for his trip to Italy. “I do get nervous” he says “It’s a lot of pressure, especially when you have someone sat beside you with years of experience and a huge sponsor,

Alex Clements and his 22lbs of roach and bream

but it makes you get your head down and concentrate.” Alex himself is sponsored by Maver, one of the largest fishing tackle manufacturers in the UK. “It can be extremely expensive” Alex admits “Some weeks you can spend over £40 on bait alone.”

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What’s on JULY Throughout July and August Cowdray Park Polo Club Fixtures Contact: 01730 814110 or visit www. cowdraypolo.co.uk Thursday 1 July-Saturday 28 August 42nd Street Venue: Festival Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 754437 Thursday 1 July An evening of year-8 dance Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 6pm & 8pm Price: £3, £2 concessions Contact: 01730 234641 Friday 2 July-Saturday 28 August The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound Venue: Minerva Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 781312 Friday 2 July The Musical Romantics: The Life and Music of Frederick Chopin Venue: The Studio @ TPS Price: £8, £6 concessions Contact: 01730 234641 Friday 2 July Petersfield Literary Society: Garden Poetry Venue: Winton House, High Street, Petersfield Time: 7.30pm Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July Goodwood Festival of Speed Venue: Goodwood House & Park Contact: 01243 755000 Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July Introduction to Permaculture Venue: The Sustainability Centre, East Meon Price: Non-residential £85, Residential £124 Contact: 01730 823166 Saturday 3rd July Alitex Open Day Alitex Show Site, Petersfield Time: 10.30 - 3.30pm Contact: 01730 826900 Saturday 3rd July Makers Market Venue: St Peters Hall Time: 2pm – 5pm Contact: 07709306070 Saturday 3 July Alitex Open Day Venue: Alitex Show Site Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm Contact: 01730 826900

Saturday 3 July Piano recital, by Richard Saxel Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Time: 7.30pm Cost: £10 Contact: One Tree Books, Lavant Street Sunday 4 July and Sunday 1 August Hampshire Farmers’ Market Venue: The Square, Petersfield Contact: 01420 588671 Sunday 4 July Culture in the Park, Multi-cultural festival Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 11am Contact: 02392 595040 Monday 5 July and Thrusday 15 July East Hampshire Festival of Learning: IT Taster Venue: Forest Community Centre. Bordon Contact: Chris Turner, 01730 710017 Tuesday 6 - Wednesday 7 July Per4m@tps Venue: The Studio @TPS Price: £6, £4 concessions Contact: 01730 234641 Thursday 8 July Petersfield Gardeners’ Club Summer Party Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre Time; 7pm Contact: 01730 262545 Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July West Meon Book Festival Venue: West Meon Parish Church Web: www.westmeonfestival.co.uk Friday 9 July - Friday 27 August Pygmalion Venue: Festival Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 781312 Friday 9 - Saturday 10 July The Company@TPS Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: Friday 7pm, Saturday 2pm & 7pm Price: £3.50, £2 concessions Contact: 01730 234641

Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden, Selborne Time: 10am-4pm Contact: 01420 511275 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July Practical Archaeology, with Chris Ellis Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £100 for 2-day course Contact: 02392 598838 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July A Permaculture Approach, From escaping the nine to five Venue: The Sustainability Centre, East Meon Price: Non-residential £120, Residential £139.50 Contact: 01730 823166 Sunday July 11 Petersfield Ups and Downs Charity Bike Ride Venue: The Square, Petersfield Time: 10am Cost: £5 children/£10 adult/£20 family (pre-9 July) Contact: 01730 233324 Sunday 11 July Roman Cooking, with Sally Grainger Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £50 Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 11 July Plumbata with Dr David Sim Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £75 for half-day course Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 11 July The Making of Scale Armour, with Dr David Sim Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £75 for half-day course Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 11 July The Hampshire Wood Fair Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 10am-4pm Contact: 02392 595040

Price: £3.50, £2 concessions Contact: 01730 234641 Wednesday 14 July The Darjeeling Ltd. (15) Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: Doors 7pm, film 7.30pm Price: £3 in advance, £4 on the door Contact: 01730 234641 Thursday 15 July-Thursday 26 August The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Venue: Minerva Theatre, Chichester Contact: 01243 781312 Friday 16 July The Musical Romantics: The Life and Music of Robert Schumann Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7.30pm Price: £8, £6 concessions Contact: 01730 234641 Friday 16 - Sunday 18 July Gilbert White Weekend, including ‘Heaven Scent’ NAFAS flower festival Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden, Selborne Contact: 01420 511275 Sunday 18 July Pottery Making, with David Freeman (Part 1 of 2) Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £100 Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 18 July The Making of Chain Mail, with Dr. David Sim Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £75 for half day course Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 18 July The Identification of Ancient Metals, with Dr David Sim Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £75 for half day course Contact: 02392 598838

Monday 12 July Petersfield Youth Junior Choirs Venue: The Studio @TPS Time: 7pm Price: £6, £3 concessions Tickets: One Tree Books

Saturday 19 June –Wednesday 1 September Hampshire Artists Cooporatives’ Summer Show Venue: Selbourne Gallery Web: www.hampshireartistscooperative. co.uk Contact: 01420 511347

Saturday 10 July Watercolour Workshop, with artist in residence Jan Harbon

Tuesday 13 July Year-8 Song Contest Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm

Monday 19 July Singer/Songwriter show Venue: The Studio @ TPS Price: £3, £2 concessions

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Saturday 14 August Making Metals with Fergus Milton Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £95 Contact: 02392 598838

Wednesday 18 - Tuesday 24 August Petersfield Twinning Association: Visit to Warendorf Contact: Chairman, Gill Clarke, 01730 268206

Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £120 for 2 day course (Part 2 on September 4) Contact: 02392 598838

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August Pottery Making, with David Freeman (Part 2 of 2) Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Contact: 02392 598838

Thursday 19 August Horse racing Fontwell Park Ladies Night, followed by Magic of Take That (8.20pm) Venue: Fontwell Park Racecourse Price: £20-£25 Time: 5.20-8pm Contact: 01243 543335

Saturday 10 July The Community Orchestra @ TPS Rehearsal Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 10am-1pm Contact: 01730 234641

Contact: 01730 234641 Tuesday 20 July Lunchtime organ recital, by Mark Dancer St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Time: 1pm Cost: Free (retiring collection) Tuesday 20 July Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society: Club Competitions Venue: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead, Petersfield Time: 2.30pm Wednesday 21 July TPS Gala Concert @ The King’s Theatre Venue: The Studio @ TPS Time: 7pm Contact: 01730 234641 Saturday 24 July Gedfest, all-day metal rock festival Venue: Festival Hall, Petersfield Time: 1pm Contact: www.gedfest.bigcartel.com Sunday 25 July Coracle Construction, with David Freeman Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £100 Contact: 02392 598838 Monday 26 July Onionfest, music festival in aid of Char’s Fund Venue: Stedham Time: 11am Cost: £15 adults in advance (£20 on the day); under 12 free Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 July Horse racing: Glorious Goodwood Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Contact: 01243 755055 Thursday 30 July Picnic and jazz on the lawn Venue: Langrish House Hotel Contact: 01730 266941 Friday 30 July-Thursday 12 August The Firework Maker’s Daughter Venue: Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Contact: 01243 781312

AUGUST Sunday 1 August Goodwood Breakfast Club Venue: Goodwood Motor Circuit Contact: 01243 755000 Saturday 7 August & 14 August Cave Painting Styles and Techniques Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £50 Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 8 August Goodwood Road Racing Club’s Vehicle Display & House Open Day Venue: Goodwood House Contact: 01243 755000 Thursday 12 August Horse racing Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Time: First race 5.25pm Contact: 01243 755055 Friday 13 - Sunday 15 August Vintage at Goodwood Venue: Goodwood Park

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Sunday 15 August Art of Recycling, by Greening Petersfield Arts & crafts exhibition Venue: The Square, Petersfield Time: 10am Contact: 01730 300213 Sunday 15 August Roman Cooking with Sally Grainger Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £50

Saturday 21 August Hallstatt C Bronze Sword Workshop, with Neill Burridge Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Price: £165 Contact: 02392 598838 Sunday 22 August Lost Wax Casting, with Fergus Milton

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 August Dog Extravaganza Weekend Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 10am-5pm Admission free Contact: 02392 595040 Thursday 26 August Horse racing Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Time: First race 5.05pm Contact: 01243 755055 Saturday 28 August – Saturday 4 September Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society Annual Exhibition Venue: The Festival Hall, Petersfield Time: 10.15pm – 5.45pm (last Saturday 10.15pm – 3pm)

Saturday 28 August Horse racing Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Time: First race 2.10pm Contact: 01243 755055 Sunday 29 August Horse racing Venue: Goodwood Racecourse Time: First race 2.10pm Contact: 01243 755055

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Answer these three questions correctly: Contemporary facilities blend beautifully with homely heritage at the Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa in Midhurst istory tells us that the Spread Eagle Hotel has been a resting place for weary travellers passing through Midhurst since before 1430. Since then, the hotel has seen numerous guests come and go and many owners and landlords keeping happy customers coming through the doors. The bedrooms at the Spread Eagle are traditionally furnished and all have en-suite bathrooms. Each room has historic and interesting features. The Oak Room, for instance, is panelled in original oak beams; and one of its windows, which hides behind an oak cupboard, was bricked up in 1805 to avoid the ‘Window Tax’. The lounge bar, with two open fireplaces, is the oldest part of the hotel and is tastefully furnished to suit the historic building. This leads into the dining room where the renowned Spread Eagle cuisine is served beneath oak beams, with another open fireplace. The original stables of the hotel built in 1650 were converted in 1971 into the grand Jacobean Hall, now used as a function room. Doors from this stone building open out onto a well-kept garden so that drinks can be enjoyed on the lawn. The traditional exterior and

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well-trod floorboards of the hotel section of the building lead into the distinctively contemporary Aquila Spa, which boasts modern facilities underneath a Scandinavian-style wooden ceiling. The spa has an air-conditioned fitness suite and an indoor heated swimming pool, Cascade Spa Pool, Scandinavian sauna and Turkish steam room. The many beauty treatments available help to relieve the body and mind. Visitors only have a short stroll down a corridor to the conservatory where lunch or just a refreshing beverage can be served. The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, South Street, Midhurst, GU29 9NH, 01730 816911 www.hshotels.co.uk

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COMPETITION WINNER Congratulations Pam Cooper from Waterlooville who won a hamper full of Durleighmarsh goodies! “I am still pinching myself, it was just magical, the dresses, fabulous hats and farm produce, also my luxurious cushion with attractive motive of the peacock feather and especially my china jug.” Says Pam 39


directory

Local Contacts Emergency Services Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000

1 The Spain, Sheep Street, £28-£40 01730 263261

Health

Council Numbers

Petersfield Hospital 01730 263221 (Petersfield Hospital Minor Injuries Unit 8am-8pm, (open every day) The Grange Surgery 01730 267722 The Swan Surgery 01730 264546

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551 Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182

Police Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

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, £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

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 & Shop-mobility Services 01730 710474 Southern Water 0845 278 0845

Advertisers in this issue Advert Page Alissa Dancewear 7 Alitex 17 Alpha Graphics 35 Ampella 37 AnnaRKai 20/21 Anthony Edwards 16 Archway Veterinary Practice 16 Arthur Bonnet 27 Banks Brown 33 Bluebird Care 1 Chocolate Frog Furniture OBC Doughty Contracting Limited 19 Durleighmarsh Farm 20/21 Durleighmarsh Farm Shop 13 & 20/21 Elstead Lighting 33 Executive Windows 31 Faustinos 24 FINE Estate Agents IFC Gascoigne-Pees 30 Greenbanks Homecare 35 Haart Estate Agents 29 Hampshire Wine Shippers 13 Helen McAra Garden Design 18 Inspire Lifestyle IBC John Jenkins 5 MacDonald Oates 15 MacKarness & Lunt 35

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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 www.hants.gov.uk/walking; www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ Petersfield Bowling Club 01730 264161 Petersfield Bridge Club 01730 263396 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 Southsea Sub-Aqua Club 01730 301507 Petersfield Twining Association 01730 302862

Travel General Public Transport Information Line 08706082608 www.traveline.org.uk

Airports Bournemouth Airport 01202 364 000 Gatwick Airport 08700 002 468 Heathrow Airport 08700 000 123 Luton Airport 01582 405 100 Southampton Airport 08700 400 009

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

Funeral Directors Rowlands Funeral Services 01730 262711 Michael Miller 01730 233244

Distribution Points Life in Petersfield is delivered directly to homes across the region. It is also available from the following: Petersfield: Waitrose, Rams Walk

East Meon: East Meon Stores

Rogate: Village Stores

Library & Tourist Information Centre, The Square

Empshott: Grange Farm Shop

Nyewood: John Jenkins

Life Magazines, 22 High Street Froxfield: Froxfield Stores The Folly Wine & Ale House, College Street Hillbrow: Jolly Drover The Co-op, Moggs Mead Langrish: Heathside Stores, Durford Road Langrish House Hotel Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane

Liphook: Champneys Forest Mere

The Taro Centre, and Petersfield Rugby Club, both Penns Place

Liss: Hillier Garden Centre Jade News Liss Forest Stores Tesco Express

Festival Hall Great Oak Hotel, Winchester Road Clanfield: Magic Box Newsagents

South Harting: Harting Stores Sheet: Half Moon Queens Head Steep: Owens Cycles Stroud: Seven Stars Trotton: Keepers Arms Southdowns Hotel

Rake: Sun Inn Rake Stores

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