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he flowers are coming into bloom, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are finally beginning to thaw! So with a newfound spring in our step, we’ve got plenty to get you set for the exciting season ahead. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and to ensure you’re well and truly in the good books this year, we’ve been talking to a selection of Petersfield mums, finding out what they really want to receive on this special day. Easter is also on the way, but this doesn’t have to be all about chocolate as we discover how to have fun and be healthy. Sticking with health, this issue you could also win a range of healthy prizes, including a high tech Asyra health screening, in our exclusive competition with NutriVital (see page 37 to enter). And finally the wait is almost over for our sixth annual Life in Petersfield awards. Celebrating the best of local business and community, offering a range of fantastic entertainment and a delicious two-course meal it is all set to be our best event yet – get your ticket now at our Petersfield Herald Office or One Tree Books!

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Gardening Spring tips


Education Alton College have their say in Paris, Bedales students learn from Olympic athlete, London Calling,‘Hearty’ work at King Edward’s School, Diamond sparkling at the Royal School, Skiing success at St Swithun’s School

Mother’s Day Gift guide


History History on the Heath


Health The hunt for a healthy Easter


Profile Student sailor, William Tomlinson


Weddings Four seasons



Interiors French Chic boutique


Food Eggless Easter

Care Double success at the British Care Awards National Finals, Dealing with dementia, Milkwood hand over £10,000 to care Charity, Tasty times at South Downs Care




News David does Petersfield, Save the Children Petersfield celebrates 50 years, Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan, Right of way, Secret Dealers are in town


Style Pastels



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David does Petersfield Over 300 fans descended on local bookshop One Tree Books for the chance to see national treasure Sir David Attenborough. Conscious of queuing customers, One Tree Books staff were on hand to take coffee shop orders and give out complimentary chocolates whilst they waited for the broadcaster. Arriving promptly at 11.30am, David didn’t disappoint signing the hundreds of copies of his latest book Drawn from Paradise with co-author Errol Fuller. The biggest book signing in the store’s

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Right of way On 24 March, Damian Hinds will open the latest section of new long distance walking path, The Shipwrights Way. Linking the route between Liphook and Petersfield, the event will take place in conjunction with the official launch of the new section at Liss. To mark the opening there will be a Shipwrights Way Charity Walk/Ride, open to both walkers and cyclists. Depending on fitness, riders and walkers will be given an option of two routes. Both starting from the Riverside Walk in Liss, the first walk will be five miles to Petersfield and the second will be seven miles to Liphook Station. Money raised from the event will go towards improving living conditions and education opportunities for children in villages at the far north of the central region of Ghana in West Africa. Event organiser, Terry Owens, 01730 266206

Save the Children Petersfield celebrates 50 years This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Save the Children April Clothes sale. To celebrate the anniversary, the charity hope to beat the impressive £35,000, which was raised at last year’s events, with more fundraising efforts. This year’s sale will be longer, including additional dates Friday 19 April and Sunday 21 April to attract even more visitors. Those interested in taking part can make donations from the 15-16 April. Other events planned to help raise funds include an auction at Nicholsons in Fernhurst in June and the traditional Gift Fair in November at the Festival Hall.

Children at the Marfo School, Dominase, thanking everyone who has helped raise money for their school in the Buriton Village to Village ride.

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Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan On Tuesday 5 February, Petersfield Festival Hall hosted the first public meeting about the proposed Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan. The meeting forms part of a yearlong consultation process, leading up to a referendum in June 2014. Peter Marshall, Deputy Mayor explains, “this project is the

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perfect opportunity for people to have their say over a wide range of topics.” If adopted, the Plan will form the basis for all future planning and development decisions in the town. During the meeting residents had the chance to ask questions about seven specific aspects of life in Petersfield, including Natural Environment, Shopping Facilities and Housing. At the meeting chairman Malcolm Walton commented on the response of the public “the feedback has been absolutely brilliant as a first engagement with the public. This will only work if the public get involved.” Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan,

ITV’s hit TV show Secret Dealers are calling for people in the Petersfield area to take part in their new series. The fun show sees three rival antique dealers do battle in private homes as they search for valuables they can sell. The owners are then faced with surprise valuations and cash offers on their chosen possessions that they can accept or reject. If successful the dealers must then use all their skill to sell the items and make the largest profit. If you would like to take part and have at least 12 quality antique items or collectables contact: 01179 707 674

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Mum’s the word

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner we decided to find out what Petersfield mums REALLY want to receive this year

“Hopefully my husband will sort something out, but I would love to receive something personal from him [Dylan].”

Emma and Dylan Mccarthy

“Not got much planned yet but I would be happy with flowers.”

“I always take my mum out go and have some tea. My dream present would be a day in a spa and just being able to chill out in the afternoon.”

Hayley and Henry Brook

Tanya and Laila Bugh

“I haven’t thought about it yet but it would just be nice to have a family meal together. As for gifts I’d probably something more sentimental than moneywise like a framed photo or something.”

Natasha and Elizabeth Shaw

And if you’re still struggling here are some more gifts Petersfield has to offer… Vintage Daisy 12mm Pendant, 925 Sterling Silver and 18ct Gold Vermeil – Daisy - £58, Far Horizons Gallery Ltd

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“I haven’t got anything planned yet but I will bully my husband into organising something. My dream present would be just to have him [Jake] in a good mood and smiling.”

“I would just love to all be together and have a nice family day. My dream present would be a new car!”

Corrine and Ellish Mckinnell

Alex and Jake Stamp “I’m hoping someone will plan something from me! My dream present would be a lie in.”

Linda and Jack Smith

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“We will just be having a nice relaxing one and maybe venture out for lunch.”

All the mums we met were at the NCT Small Talk group held every Thursday 9:45-11:15am at the United Reformed Church, College Street To find out more about this and other parent groups call 0844 243 6241

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The hunt for a healthy Easter

Easter has traditionally been associated with indulging in hot cross buns, one or two hundred Easter eggs and plenty of other sweet delights. However, this year if you don’t fancy undoing all the good work you did during lent we’ve got plenty of tips and advice on how you and the kids can have a healthy (and fun!) Easter Happy hunting There is nothing more fun then getting the family together for an Easter egg hunt. What’s more they are great way to get the family out and about doing exercise. If you’re looking for some ‘egg’spiration, Queen Elizabeth Country Park will be hosting a special Easter Egg hunt on 1 April as well as their popular Butser egg roll. Alternatively, if you want to try doing one yourself at home there are plenty of websites with simple templates to download. The Woodland Trust Nature Detectives site at www. offers a hunt complete with printable egg pictures, ideas sheet, clue tags, map template and is completely free!

Spring clean your diet When spring is around the corner it’s a good time to refresh the diet a little, swapping out some of the winter comfort foods in favour


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of the abundant fresh vegetables. One of the reasons to buy organic produce is to limit ingestion of pesticides. But this is of course more expensive. If you’d like to save a little on your grocery bill, you can prioritise. The Environmental Working Group has identified the top 12 most pesticide-heavy crops as: Peaches, Apples, Sweet Bell Peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries, Pears, Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, and Potatoes. So you may want to buy organic. The least contaminated crops were: Onions, Avocado, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Mango, Asparagus, Sweet Peas, Kiwi Fruit, Bananas, Cabbage, Broccoli, and Papaya - no need to buy organic from a pesticide point of view. To save on quality meat, try the fish counter for some line-caught (avoid farmed as a rule of thumb), sustainable and highly nutritious foods such as Sardine, Herring, Pollock, Dab, Gurnard or Haddock to name a few.

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health Size does matter If you still find yourself with a chocolate craving this Easter, opt for a small sized plain egg and be sure to make the most of it by savouring a small amount at a time. It’s fine to have a treat every now and then, but remember, chocolate is high in saturated fat and calories! Personal trainer, Rocky Sole also suggests exercising for your eggs, “When fighting in a boxing ring, males can burn up to 1034 calories per hour and females up to 887 calories…during one ENERGETIX boxing class our clients burn up to 600 calories, that’s 3 Crème eggs/ Maltesers bunnys or 20 mini eggs!” If you fancy fighting the fat (literally) then Rocky Sole’s Adults Boxing classes take place Mondays and Thursdays- 7-8.30pm with Kids Boxing for under 11s on Sundays 11-12.30pm.

Enjoy different delights If you’re planning an Easter family feast’ don’t worry there are plenty of ways to make healthy food fun and healthy. Our food feature on page 26 has a variety of eggless recipes from Petersfields Natural Apothecary, Mooka Ltd and JSW. Plus you can always make traditional foods healthier with a few slight changes. For example instead of butter on your hot cross buns, why not try low fat cream cheese.

Similarly when it comes to the main meal you can make the traditional roast healthier by cooking your potatoes with their skins on so they absorb less fat and keep hold of their nutrients and adding more vegetables to your meal rather than fatty Yorkshires.

Alternative treat Having a healthy Easter doesn’t have to be all about deprivation and exercise – you can treat yourself too! A great way to get you set for the new season is to take some time out and enjoy an alternative treatment. Jacky Milner-Walker at the Centre of Complementary Medicine recommends acupuncture as the perfect springtime therapy. “Acupuncture can be helpful to balance the body and is particularly good at helping with hay fever.”

Be a good egg As well as treating yourself with different luxuries you don’t have to over-load your loved ones with chocolate. Instead give them something they can keep and is actually helping a good cause! After the success of the Bulmer House Big Knit for 2012, Dilys Lownsborough, of Dilys Designs has embarked on a new fundraising campaign for Bulmer house Residential Care home in Petersfield in the form of

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different knitted Easter, creatives. ‘With a range of knitted chicks, rabbits and ‘Russian-style’ decorative eggs to choose from, each item requires a minimum donation of £4.50 or £8 for two items and are available from Dilys Designs. Dilys Designs, 01730 266779 Nutrivital, 01730 233 414 Queen Elizabeth Country Park, 02392 595 040 Rocky Sole, 01730 888347 The Centre of Complementary Medicine, 01730 231655

‘Egg’citing Easter dates for your diary Friday 26 March - Sunday 14 April

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Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: £2 per child (including a small chocolate prize) Contact: 02392 595040 Throughout the Easter holidays Queen Elizabeth Country Park will be running an Easter trail for all the family. Enjoy a leisurely walk throughout the park, while the children hunt out the clues to solve their Easter trail puzzle and claim their prize. Turn up and take part, no booking required - Ask at the Visitor Centre for trail.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: £1 per egg Time: 10am – 4pm Contact: 02392 595040 Join in with the traditional egg-rolling day on the slopes of Butser Hill. Eggs must be bought from the Country Park where you will be able to decorate them. There will also be the popular Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre and face painting.

Clay Critters Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: £2 per activity suitable for all Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1pm – 3pm Contact: 02392 595040 Come along to the Country Park and create a creature out of clay and other naturally found materials. Just turn up and take part!

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After three months of closure, Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery re-open this March with new exhibitions, activities and events for the whole community – including a range of fun Indian activities for the whole family.

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Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Price: Activities start from a £1.50 per Child Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1– 3pm Contact: 02392 595040 The Dinosaurs have landed at the park. Come along to the Visitor Centre for this turn up and take part dinosaur themed activity. Life in Petersfield


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weddings Tracey West hair styling, taken by Stephaine Swann,make up by Nicky Rattray and head pieces by Katie Workman

Paul McIntyre at Inside Catering’s winter menu Haddock & chilli fish cakes with chicory salad & lime aioli l Roast rib of beef with celeriac mash, sautéed squash & sprouts with stock gravy l Halloumi with broad beans, artichokes and tomato salsa V l Winter Pimms, Pomegranate & Clementine trifle l

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Whatever the timeofyear, youwillwant yourwedding tobemagical. However, the season of your wedding can have a big impact on your food, photography and of course…dress! Here we’ve been catching up with Petersfield’s wedding experts finding out how with a little seasoning you can make your wedding sensational Winter weddings While not an obvious first choice, a winter wedding can actually be incredibly romantic - especially if you go for a Christmas or Valentine date. However, to avoid hyperthermia correct clothing is a must! Don’t worry though this doesn’t mean sacrificing your style. Michele Wheeler at Elegance & Grace says, “Look glamorous and keep warm by choosing satin based dresses, add long sleeves or marabou shrugs. “ The camera can also lie – with some clever photography. Photographer Stephanie Swann recommends beating the chill by bringing cosy socks and boots, “the dress will cover them or alternatively make them a feature!” But if you’d prefer to go for the more conventional option you can still create beautiful winter shots by illuminating your day with a glow of candles, fairylights or a roaring fire for atmospheric indoor portraits. And, we all know in England rain is a probability in most seasons, but it is of 181

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course more likely in the winter months. Dilys from Dilys Designs therefore suggests getting your groomsmen to have some large golf umbrellas at the church. “If the weather is wet or windy, the guests, bride and bridal party will be grateful of these as a potential ’barricade’ against the elements.” If the heavens decide to open it is also important to remember your footwear. Dilys says, “by placing a ‘freezer’ type bag completely over the shoes, and securing with a rubber band at the ankle.” This will avoid the shoes being damaged as you get into the church – just remember to take the bags off when you get in! When it comes to beauty, Makeup artist Nicky Rattray says, “‘Don’t forget during the winter you skin tends to be dryer, so start preparing it a month in advance, exfoliating regularly and using a good hydrating moisturiser.” And for nails Leesa Bridson at the Hidden Retreat suggests Shellac, “it is the perfect polish for the fingers and toes as it requires zero drying time, so that means no dashing from the salon wearing flip flops!”

“Spring brings beautiful buds and blooms, the perfect accompaniment for dreamy pictures,” says Stephanie Swann. “And spring showers are not to be dreaded as pretty parasol umbrellas can make wonderful accessories for images.” But dress designer Katherine Cusack always advises to remember the importance of colour. “Dusty blacks and greys can look depressing in April.” Temperatures can also be unpredictable in the spring months. Michele Wheeler recommends dresses with illusion necklines, cap sleeves or capes to provide a bit of coverage. For a rejuvenating spring treatment, Leesa says, “nothing beats a full body scrub treatment to shrug off dead skin cells after the winter. ESPA’s Salt & Oil Scrub is an exceptional skin softening body exfoliation which combines sea salts with essential oils to leave your skin nourished, smooth and supple.” As well as the weather, it is important to keep on top of the trends that are big on the This three tier cake with piped lace edging adorned with roses and Lilly of the Valley would be perfect for a spring wedding, Bellissimo Cakes.

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season you get married. Wedding hair stylist Tracey West explains, “lace dresses and boho themes are still in this year so think about the whole picture, if you have that vintage 40’s/50’s dress and wanting a hairstyle to go with it, remember to ask for softer versions of the looks as some hair styles can look more fancy dress if not careful. The boho themes are great with flowers in the hair with soft bouncy curls, soft natural looking movement or effortless looking romantic up do.”

Paul McIntyre at Inside Catering’s spring menu l Seared Scallops on a spring onion and broad bean salad with Iberian bacon rashers l Rump of spring lamb rubbed with wild garlic with a salad of braised asparagus & spinach with roasted Jersey Royals and a chervil mayonnaise l Cauliflower, sprouting broccoli & asparagus gratin with triple cooked chips V l Gooseberry tart with mint ice cream

And for the cake…

Helen Mansey at Belissimo Cakes says, “For the fresh feeling of spring why not opt for whites, yellows and lime greens for that clean crisp look.”

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It’s just as important to consider the weather for a summer wedding as it is in the winter. “Umbrellas can be useful at a distance, to shield the brides’ face when looking into the sun as photos are being taken,” Dilys explains. “If it is a hot day, guests waiting outside the church will also be grateful of some unexpected shade.” Stephanie Swann continues, “If it’s baking hot, an extra shirt for the Groom is a handy idea.” Location can also affect your summer wedding outfit. Michele says, “If you are getting married abroad try a lighter weight floaty dress in silk, chiffon or organza. You can add finishing touches such as belts, brooches, or bling to personalise a dress.” However, if you are staying in the UK, find a dress that flatters your body shape and then co-ordinate to wedding theme. “Details such as backward lace boleros to cover up for the ceremony, add a lovely touch and then take off to make the most of the summer. “ To avoid summer tan / strap lines, Leesa proposes a St Tropez full body tan. This is perfect for creating a warm golden glow rather than tango!

Paul McIntyre at Inside Catering’s summer menu l Grilled sea bass with crushed potatoes, orange segments & chard with salsa verde l Chicken breast with a salad of samphire & Borlotti beans with a potato rosti and tarragon dressing l Baked aubergine with tomato, mozzarella and parmesan V l Poached pears with toffee & honey sauce

And for the cake…

Helen Mansey at Belissimo Cakes says, “In the height of summer flowers are in full bloom, colours are vivid and bright so why not take advantage of this and use bright beautiful blooms to inspire the decoration on your cake.”

Autumn Finally for an autumn wedding Stephanie says, “embrace the rich warm colours autumn offers; be it your bouquet, table centrepieces, invitations and portrait backdrops. Combine this alongside gusts of wind and dramatic skies for spectacular effect.” Similarly, when choosing your dress Michele suggests a dress in a softer shade such as champagne or cream which you can then team with autumnal flowers to complement the look. Like spring, autumn weather can be unpredictable hairspray is therefore essential! “Different holds and brands give different effects,” Tracey recommends, “Ellenet by L’Oreal, for soft natural hair down styles or thick hair. Ellenet by L’Oreal strong hold is perfect for soft romantic up



Tracey West hair styling, taken by Stephaine Swann, make up by Nicky Rattray and head pieces by Katie Workman

dos as this will allow your hair to stay put, but with the odd tresses falling to keep it soft. Masterpiece by Tigi for extra strong hold, this gives shine and hold great for beehives, detailed vintage looks, quiffs. You can get minis for the bridesmaids clutch bags for touch ups.”

Paul McIntyre at Inside Catering’s autumn menu l Smoked mackerel with courgette, capsicum & carrot slaw with piccalilli l Roast haunch of venison with celeriac, roast potatoes, turnip puree and marjoram gravy l Wild mushroom lasagne with parmesan gratin V l Plum upside down cake & vanilla cream

And for the cake… Helen Mansey at Belissimo Cakes says, “Autumn brings us colours of gold, red, orange, yellow and brown. If you are having an autumn wedding why not let these colours inspire your design.”

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Our very professional and qualified event management team pull together all the different elements of your event into a seamless and coordinated manner and recently we have been fortunate to work on some amazing events such as Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant 2012 - VIP and backstage caterers, Olympic torch relay Guildford where we managed the entire catering elements for 40,000 visitors, Farnborough International air show – VIP Restaurant caterers and also iconic brands such as Ferrari, Oakley, BBC, ITV and many more.

For Brides and Mother-of- the Bride and Groom, it is not always easy to find outfits and garments off- the- peg, that would ensure that they would not be seeing ‘double’ on the wedding day. Dilys Lownsborough MCSD of Dilys Designs in Petersfield can help. She is able to provide a fully comprehensive, top-to-toe service. Her exclusive, couture designs are created, where each garment is individually made- to- measure, and where non- stock sizes are a speciality. There is also a ready-to-wear range. In both instances, no garment is ever repeated. There is also a huge variety of fabrics from which to choose, (for Dilys Designs items only).

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Hats can be purchased or hired, (over 300 from which to choose) and bespoke hats can also be accommodated. Bags and shoes complete the comprehensive service. Dilys advises,’ Couture is labour intensive, so it is advisable to allow time for this to be achieved, before your special occasion date’.

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Eggless Easter! Healthy Easter Choc and Banana Smoothie Yes, believe it or not, this is good for you and tastes amazing. Mainly because it contains Raw Cacao, but we have given alternatives if you wish to make the recipe more simple

Ingredients: • 1 whole ripe banana • 3 scoops of low fat natural yogurt (with probiotics for added health benefits) • 1 tsp of Raw Cacao Powder – alternatively you can use a good quality cocoa powder available in most supermarkets (100% cocoa beans preferred) • 1/2 tablespoon of flax seed oil

• 1/2 a cup of almond or rice milk Optional: The Natural Apothecary add powdered ‘energy mix’ which contains a mix of Guarana, Suma, Maca, Raw Cacao and Yacon. It is available to buy in their shop Place all the ingredients into a blender. Blend together and serve in a cold glass. For an extra treat grate some dark chocolate over the top. This will not disappoint – a totally yummy health kick!

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As much as we love munching on chocolate eggs at Easter there are plenty of other treats you can enjoy. So this Easter if you fancy a change from eggs and getting absolutely ‘eggless’ why not try some of these alternative delights

Savoury selection And if you haven’t got a sweet tooth but you still want to indulge this Easter then this luxury Scallop with Pea Puree and Bacon Veloute recipe from JSW is just the trick Ingredients: Pea puree • 12 scallops – shelled and cleaned • 4 very thin bacon slices • 2 large finely chopped shallots • 150g fresh peas shelled • 125ml double cream • 25g butter • 100g pea shoots

Bacon veloute • 100g large finely chopped shallots • 1/2 clove garlic • 75g good smoked bacon – diced • 100ml white wine • 100ml fish stock • 200ml double cream • 25g butter

Clean and quickly rinse scallops, pat dry with kitchen towel. For the pea puree cook the shallots quickly in the butter, add the double cream and simmer for 3 mins.

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condensed milk into the cream and mix till blended. Pour into your serving dishes and leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours (or place in the freezer as they are lovely frozen too.) Before serving decorate with dark chocolate shavings or crushed meringue -why not go crazy and have both! Tip for chocolate shaving: Put a block of chocolate in the freezer for an hour. Take it out and while holding it on its side drew a vegetable peeler on it - you will have great chocolate shavings! Mooka Ltd, 01730 858030

Simmer the peas in salted boiling water for 4 mins, then drain. Add the peas to the reduced cream and liquidise until very smooth. Taste and correct seasoning. Keep warm in the pan. Bacon veloute – cook the shallots, garlic and bacon in the butter until soft without colour. Add the white wine, reduce by half. Add the fish stock, reduce by half. Add the double cream, reduce by half – then strain through a fine sieve, keep warm in the pan. To serve – heat a non-stick pan until hot. Put the rashers of bacon in the pan and cook until crisp – keep warm. In the same pan and cook the scallop on each side (approx 45 seconds dependent on size.) Spoon some of the pea puree on the plates and the cooked scallop, sprinkle the pea shoots. From the bacon veloute with hand blender. Spoon the foam onto the scallop and the crispy bacon. JSW, 01730 262030 Issue 39 March / April 2013


Spring has sprung As we enter the new season, gardening expert, Pippa Greenwood lets us know what we should be doing in our gardens this spring Spring has definitely sprung (on some days at least!) and so even if you’d not describe yourself as a keen gardener, give gardening a go. There’s a lot to do, but also an awful lot to gain! Fun, fresh-air, feelings of achievement...not to mention fantastic crops of gorgeous fruit, veg and flowers! Plant gladiolus corms now and they will be producing their vibrant showy display later this year. Choose a sunny site with a welldrained soil for best results. If you have lots of space you could even grow a few extra just for using as cut flowers. If the surface of your lawn is now adequately dry you may like to try to give it a bit of a haircut. Make sure that the mower


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blades are set high as the last thing you want to do is scalp the lawn. If in doubt, wait a little longer as lawns have suffered serious stress caused by all that snow and rain a few months ago. To make even a rather rough looking lawns look instantly better, use a pair of edging shears to neaten up the ledges. Stand on a plank or board as you do the edging so that you reduce the risk of any compaction or damage to the edge itself. As herbaceous perennials start to become available in garden centres and nurseries, it is worth keeping an eye out for your favourite varieties and at the same time take a look at your own existing plants to see whether they would benefit from being divided. Start chitting (sprouting) potatoes by placing them with the blunt end of each tuber uppermost in a seed tray or old egg box. Position these trays in a cool, but frostfree spot. Chitted seed potatoes will tend to produce a slightly heavier and slightly earlier crop. Make sure that you rake up fallen leaves from beneath your rose plants. They may look quite innocent but these may well be harbouring over-wintering fungal diseases

such as black spot, so they need to be well out of the way before the new leaves break. Provided the soil is not too cold and wet, make more sowings of colourful annuals direct in to the soil in a sunny part of the garden. Try candytuft, godetia, love-ina-mist and stardust or cornflowers. Look out for seed packets marked ‘HA’ or ‘Hardy Annual.’ Keep deadheading spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils. If these faded flower heads are removed promptly it will prevent valuable reserves being wasted as the plant forms seed heads, instead energy can be sent straight down to the bulbs so that they flower well again next year.

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Alton Convent School have their say in Paris Alton Convent school pupils attending the ‘Your Future in Europe’ conference

London calling Lower Sixth pupils from Alton Convent School recently attended the ‘Your Future in Europe’ conference to have their say about politics in the continent. With an aim to outline the role of the European Union in society, from its inception as the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1958 to the present day, the pupils attended the event whilst on a trip to Paris. The event gave the children the opportunity to listen and pose questions

on topics such as, ‘Human Rights – Europe’s Record’; ‘Eurozone Crisis: An Economist’s view’ and ‘Your Future in Europe: Work and studying abroad’. The sessions culminated with ‘Question Time’, with a panel including former BBC Economics’ Editor and Dragon’s Den Presenter, Evan Davis as well as Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty and two MPs, Alan Johnson and Henry Smith. Alton Convent School, 01420 82070

Year 6 at Churcher’s College Junior School has been learning about citizenship with a trip to London. On their trip the pupils firstly saw the Queen open the new Parliament before going on to Westminster Abbey. Here they learnt more about the tomb of Elizabeth 1 and the route that Will and Kate took to the altar. The children finished their trip with a boat down the river to Tower Bridge to learn about racks and torture, final messages carved into the thick prison walls; jewels and armour. Churcher’s College Junior School, 01730 236870

Bedales students learn from Olympic diver Peter Waterfield Students from Bedales senior and prep schools enjoyed a masterclass with Olympic diver Peter Waterfield as part of the school’s gifted and talented sports programme. Peter, who won an Olympic silver medal in Athens and partnered Tom Daley in London 2012, helped students to develop dive techniques through trampolining sessions and gave an inspirational talk on his Olympian journey. The Bedales gifted and talented programme runs across both the prep and senior schools in academic subjects, the arts and sport. Its aim is to develop students’ skills and abilities through workshops with professionals, experts and accomplished performers. Earlier in the academic year, bronze medal winning hockey player Alex Danson worked with the students to develop their hockey skills and Sean 30

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Kerly, who won gold at the ‘88 olympics in gifted and talented programme is all about Seoul taught students from Bedales Prep, inspiring young minds to help develop the Dunhurst. next generation of academics, artists and Commenting on the programme, Dominic athletes.” Oliver, Managing Head of Bedales, said: “Our students have learned a great deal Bedales, 01730 300100 from the Olympians visiting Bedales; not least that dedication is the key to achievement. Through training alongside these sporting greats, students hone their skills and techniques, and learn to believe that anything is possible with the right level of effort and Students from Bedales and Dunhurst with Peter Waterfield commitment. The Issue 39 March / April 2013

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‘Hearty’ work at King Edward’s School

(l to r) Sister Marie Quinlivan (King Edward’s School), Joanne Finnie-Jones (King Edward’s Development Director), Suzanna McGregor (BHF), Nurse Sandie Titheridge

King Edward’s School now has a new lifesaving defibrillator, thanks to joint funding from the British Heart Foundation and the school’s Medical Centre. The new piece of equipment will allow staff to perform vital emergency first aid in cases where a person has suffered from cardiac arrest. It is fully portable, so can be rushed out to where it is needed, whether that is on a sports field or in a classroom. The funding was awarded following an application to the British Heart Foundation by the School’s Medical Centre Sister, Marie

Quinlivan and Development Director, Jo Finnie-Jones. Sister Quinlivan explained that the School’s rural location combined with the sheer number of pupils, staff and guests that use King Edward’s facilities throughout the year made this money well spent. “It’s obviously something that we hope to never have to use, but 12 staff, six from the Medical Centre, have been fully trained in case it is ever required.”

Diamond sparkling at The Royal Since introducing their new Diamond structure, The Royal School has been pleased with their substantial increase in boy pupils. The school has noted the rise particularly in the bottom end of the Junior School, where there are now boys in the Daycare, Nursery, Reception and Prep 1. The School has also recently welcomed the new Head of Senior Boys’, Mr James Hanson, formerly of Harrow School. Joining this term, Mr Hanson will be meeting with prospective parents by appointment on Wednesday afternoons during the next two terms at the Royal School Hindhead site. Parents wishing to visit the Senior School on behalf of either a son or daughter have been encouraged to do so. The Royal School, 01428 603052

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Skiing success for St Swithun’s School Two ski teams from St Swithun’s School have come out top at the annual British Schoolgirls’ Races in Flaine, France. The national races saw 52 teams take part from schools across the UK with competitors including top skiers from the GB and Irish

national teams. 13-year-old pupil, Coco Vulliamy Taylor won a gold medal in her individual under 14 category and was awarded the coveted Club des Sport de Flaine cup for the second year running.

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St Swithun’s A team won a bronze medal beating competition from rival schools Downe House, St Mary’s Calne and Sherborne Girls. Team members Coco Vulliamy Taylor, Alexandra Baylis, age 16, from Curdridge and Hannah Cole, age 14, from Godalming, were delighted with their performance in the face of such tough competition. The St Swithun’s B team also skied strongly and achieved fifth place in the B team competition, challenging rival teams from Cheltenham Ladies, St Mary’s Calne and St Marys Ascot. The team consisted of Georgina Baylis, age 14, from Curdridge, Natalie Harrison, age 14, from Andover, and Emma Harrison, age 15 from Andover. Natalie Cole recorded a personal best time in slalom which placed her sixth in the under 14 category. St Swithun’s School, 01962 835782 Issue 39 March / April 2013

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Petersfield Heath has long been a favourite within the local community. Just a short walk from the High Street, it offers 69 acres of grass as well as 22 acres of water. And with boats for hire, a children’s play area, cricket pitch, a car park and lots of space for picnics you’re always sure to find something going on However, many people don’t know that the Petersfield Heath is also home to a remarkable prehistoric barrow cemetery one of the most impressive and diverse in South-East England. Despite their significance, the barrows have only once been the subject of a formal survey. This occurred in 1930 by Stuart Piggott, when the then student at Churchers College, Stuart produced a plan of their locations. This remains the only archaeological work to have been carried out on the barrows. This could soon change however as Petersfield Museum have applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to carry out a major four-year project centred on the Heath. The Petersfield Museum hope this will put the rich archaeology of the Heath more firmly into the consciousness of the local and wider communities, including those involved in its management. It will also create a new and exciting educational resource and an enhanced attraction within the new South Downs National Park. Petersfield Museum Curator, Kathrin Pieren explains, “Due to the Heath’s key role in the life of the town, public involvement will be central to the project. This will be achieved through both the active participation of local 36

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people and the publicizing of results.” Life in Petersfield was lucky enough to have a personal tour of the Heath with a retired Archaeologist who has just revived the Petersfield Archaeological Group, Peter Price. Walking around the Heath, Peter explained how there were 21 known barrows within the Heath, dating between 2200 and 1500BC as well as many barrows that are no longer visible due to development, erosion and scrub growth. In addition to the barrows, Peter also showed us an actual piece of flint he had found on the Heath that could have been used as a knife or cutting blade. As well as involvement with the barrows project, Peter is keen to attract new members to the Petersfield Archaeological Group, “You will never look at the ground in the same way again after coming to one of our meetings. We’ve got lots of exciting digs and projects coming up to help us discover more about our area’s history.” If the bid is successful, two professional and experienced archaeologists, to be appointed by Petersfield Museum, and a group of volunteers, will lead fieldwork and research. The research agenda will build on the most up-to- date academic debates on burial,

ceremony and settlement in later prehistory. The archaeologists in conjunction with Petersfield Museum staff will carry out the engagement with the wider public and schools. The project will seek constant consultation with a range of other interested organisations, all of whom will be represented on an advisory committee. Work could then potentially begin in April 2013 and run until the spring of 2017. Fieldwork will take place during the first three years, involving two excavations per year, geophysical and topographical surveys, and palaeo-environmental sampling. There will also be visits to other key sites and museums in the region. An extensive programme of guided tours, school activities and talks will run over the course of the project, and tours are planned to continue after its completion. The final year will focus on analyzing the findings and drawing conclusions and will culminate in a conference and a book. For information about the Heath Barrow Cemetery Project, contact the Curator on 01730 262601 or For information about the PAF contact Peter Price at Issue 39 March / April 2013

Authentic aromas and ingredients - a cuisine that lingers on the tongue, exotic appealing time after time. Lemongrass Thai Restaurants are situated in Rustington, Chichester and now Petersfield. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious and welcoming interior is carefully lit for a relaxing atmosphere. Guests will appreciate the traditional Thai service, world renowned hospitality and honest food that’s cooked to order and served with pride. The lemongrass offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes - diners can choose from chicken, beef, lamb, duck, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetarian dishes. Our selection offers a variety of wines and soft drinks with a choice of exotic fruit juice such as lychee mango & coconut, Asians beers and of course sake. Cuisine is spiced by our Thai chef, Mr.Prapuan, who has an artful hand.

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Riding the wave We are all guilty of moaning about not having enough time – especially when it comes to fitness activities! However, despite being just 14 years old, Petersfield Sailor and Churcher’s College student William Birch-Tomlinson has already achieved a long list of both regional and national sailing titles, as well as a sponsorship with major retailer Crew. Here we caught up with the sailor to find out just how he fits it all in. William first got into sailing on a family holiday in Aberdyfi in North Wales when his mum Jane introduced him to the sport. William went on to complete several courses at the Portsmouth Outdoor Centre including RYA levels 1 to 4 and a Start Racing course. “It was an instructor at the centre that suggested to my mum that I should be encouraged to race as I seemed to do particularly well on the course. Within a

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year I joined the RYA South Zone Squad and in 2011 I was selected for the RYA National Intermediate Junior Squad. In September 2012 joined the Topper National Squad of just 24 sailors from all over the UK.” Since then William has gone on to become one of the top three junior Topper sailors in England, an achievement William is particularly proud of. “The competition in the Topper Class is pretty high and I had to sail in a number of National indicator events in 2012, including the National Championships (against about 270 other sailors).” As one of the top three junior Topper sailors in England, William now faces his next challenge at the Home Nations Championships, where he will be representing his country. “Some of the RYA’s top coaches will be there watching us on the water and giving advice between races. There will be the top three male and female Topper sailors and Laser Radial sailors from England, Scotland Ireland and Wales. We will compete in teams to try to bring home the cup!” To prepare for his sailing challenges William follows a strict training schedule, sailing almost every weekend somewhere in the country, either at his home club, Hayling Island Sailing Club, or with his fellow squad sailors in the National Junior Squad. “We have residential camps throughout the winter and spring. I also have a rowing machine at home and use this to improve my cardiovascular fitness, arm and leg strength

and core stability.” Diet is an equally important part of William’s preparation so the RYA squad always offer nutrition support to ensure that William and his fellow sailors have the appropriate fuel. “I always eat pasta just before going on the water and then I take plenty of snacks and drinks afloat as we can be on the water without coming ashore for up to six hours.” However, despite his intense training, William is always sure to prioritise his schoolwork. “Mum and dad have been very strict about me getting homework done during the week, before I am allowed to go sailing at weekends. Occasionally I need time off school and my headmaster Mr Simon Williams at Churcher’s College has been very accommodating when I need the occasional day off to travel to an event.” To take him to the next stage of his sailing career at the end of this year William hopes to ‘transition’ into his next boat. “I have my eye on an RYA Pathway boat called the ‘International 420’. This is a double handed boat with a symmetric spinnaker and a trapeze, it is one of the most technical sailing dinghys’ around and leads on to a ‘470’ which is currently an Olympic class boat.” To get the boat William will be looking for additional sponsorship. “I can be contacted at and can offer advertising on my sails and my boat in return for help to fund my next campaign.” Issue 39 March / April 2013

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Care Manager, Richard Asbridge (left), Rupert Campbell (centre) and Gillian Parsons (right).

Double success at the British Care Awards National Finals Petersfield based Care at Home provider; Bluebird Care will have two of their workers in the Great British Care Awards National Finals. First of the two, Care Worker, Rupert Campbell reached the finals after winning Home Care Worker category in his region. Rupert will now represent the whole of Bluebird Care at the Great British Care Awards –National Finals in May 2013. Rupert’s colleague, Care Worker, Gillian

Parsons was nominated as a Finalist for the Dementia Carer category and will also represent at the National Finals with Rupert. Paul Tarsey, Managing Director of Bluebird Care said: “We cannot express quite how proud we are to not only have someone from Bluebird Care competing in the National Finals of the Great British Care Awards but to have two people competing there!”

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introduced a course to help people care with dementia. Richard Norrie from FAST healthcare explains, “Our ‘Caring well for people with Dementia’ course can ensure a carer does not remain misinformed, isolated or overwhelmed by the individual nature of their care work. That in itself will greatly enhance the working experience.” The ‘Caring well for people with Dementia’ course is an e-learning programme allowing users to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their own computer. “The programme is informative, thought provoking and thorough. This type of distance learning allows the carer to dip into it at times convenient to them, an important aspect when considering the unpredictability of the caring task.” FAST healthcare, 01730 230553


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Dealing with dementia Official figures show that only 1/3 of all people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis. This goes alongside figures revealing 2/3 of all people living in care homes have a form of dementia. Petersfield based e-learning health course provider, FAST healthcare have

Milkwood Care has donated an impressive £10,000 to The Care Professionals Benevolent Fund. Supporting the charity since it was established in 2009, the care providers chose the CPBF as their ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2012. Milkwood Care were attracted to the charity and support it offers carers and workers in the care industry who have fallen on hard times. “Having put in all the effort and hard work over the year, we were thrilled to be able to hand over our target sum and substantial contribution of £10,000!” Hannah Wilson of Milkwood care explains, “Here at Milkwood, we pride ourselves on not only providing outstanding care to our residents but also supporting our staff. We feel that backing the CPBF is about going that extra mile for our employees by supporting their future, and we plan to continue to support the charity this coming year.” Milkwood’s fundraising activities have included sponsored walks, dressing up days, running events, Mad Hatter’s tea parties, and various fairs throughout the year.

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Tasty times at South Downs Care South Downs Care has been hosting a series of tasting sessions as part of a range of activities to tantalise the taste buds and stimulate the senses. Downs House residents have enjoyed a Valentine Day’s chocolate tasting, with a tempting selection of dark, white and milk chocolates as well as a Cheese and Wine evening with a selection of cheeses from around the world, complemented by French and Italian wines. Stroud House also enjoyed a fun filled foodie afternoon, baking a selection of tarts, which the residents declared were all the more delightful, having had a hand in making them. Residents finally ‘tasted’ success, winning the Ageless Golf tournament this month, beating a number of other local homes to take the coveted trophy. South Downs Care, 01730 710710 Issue 39 March / April 2013

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Petersfield Becomes Foodie Heaven The Old Drum

Petersfield is set to become a foodie destination after another of its restaurants was given a major award. Less than seven months after reopening following a major refurbishment, The Old Drum and its kitchen team lead by Head Chef Simon Hartnett, has been awarded an AA rosette for the quality of its food. Garry Baldwin, the AA inspector, congratulated the team and said the “cuisine was a highlight”. Garry was at The Old Drum to inspect the

newly opened guest bedrooms which he also singled out for praise, awarding them 4 stars and an AA Gold Star Award. The Old Drum, 01730 300544

Sponsored slimming A group of Petersfield slimmers are taking part in a sponsored weight loss campaign to raise money for The Rosemary Foundation. The unique project will see members of the Petersfield Slimming World groups improve their health and raise money for a local good cause at the same time. Lynda Eggleton, Consultant for the Petersfield Slimming World groups explains, “Sometimes your motivation needs an extra lift – especially at this time of year, when New Year’s Resolutions are a distant memory. We know from experience that getting sponsored to lose weight is a great motivation booster. And when it’s for a cause that’s close to your heart, there’s even more incentive to do well” By taking part in the six-week sponsored slimathon, the members hope to give something back to the hospice at home charity that has supported many of the club’s members and relatives. Anyone wanting to take part in the sixweek Slim for Good campaign can do so by joining the Petersfield Slimming World group. Sponsorship forms are available from the Petersfield Slimming World group every Tuesday at 9.30 am and 7.30 pm. Slim for Good, 02392 571584 42

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A popular children arts and drama group has returned to Petersfield. Founded in December 2011, Rapskallions was inspired by ex teachers, Elsa Donovan and Sean Quinn after they decided to use their creative skills to deliver something different to the community. Elsa explains “I have taught drama for over 14 years in many local schools and theatres following my drama degree and have appeared in many productions myself, some of which professional. Sean teaches guitar, drums, percussion and voice.” The groups were forced to stop in November 2012 due to childcare requirements of the organizers, however these have now been solved and Petersfield parents are eagerly waiting the groups return. “Many have been asking when it was coming back and have now signed up. Some feel that as well as teaching new skills their children have really grown in confidence, made lots of new friends and are really eager to come because it is a relaxed and fun atmosphere.” Classes will recommence on 2 March taking place every Saturday at the Petersfield scout hut with 5-8yrs at 11a.m -12.30pm and 9-12yrs at 12.45-2.15pm.

Respite Care at Wychwood Local care home, Wychwood House are offering families a unique respite care opportunity. To provide this service, the care home have introduced a dedicated respite care bed which can be booked in advance for either a day or several days / weeks if necessary. Wychwood House owner, Minaz Lalani explains, “we pride ourselves on our “Home from home” atmosphere and enjoy welcoming new guests for short term stay.” In addition to the respite care, Wychwood House also have a six bedroomed bungalow with domestic kitchen and dining room for more able residents. These facilities go alongside the home’s “Meals On Wheels” service that delivers hot nutritious meals straight from their chef’s kitchen to homes.

Lynda Eggleton, Consultant for the Petersfield Slimming World

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Businesses can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed at the amount of employment legislation and this year, given the amount of Government’s proposals due in March and April 2013, it does look like yet another Spring tide. At MacDonald Oates Solicitors we pride ourselves on leading with client service and tailoring our services to suit you. Therefore, rather than feeling swept out to sea, let us help you know where you stand. We can advise on all day-to-day employment law and HR queries and can also offer the following: •

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Simpler tax for the smaller business? The Chancellor is to proceed with proposals to make the tax system simpler for the small unincorporated business with an optional “simplified cash basis”. The scheme will not be available to general partnerships. Where a business has a turnover up to the VAT limit (currently £77,000) it will be able to calculate its profits on the simplified cash basis rather than the full accruals accounting basis. In addition it will not have to distinguish between revenue and capital expenditure. This means that capital expenditure on asset acquisitions will generally be deductible when paid – with certain exceptions for items such as cars and premises. On the up side, businesses will be able to claim a range of expenses on a flat rate basis rather than having to identify actual amounts spent but, on the down side, any losses will have to be carried forward and set against future profits rather than offset against other income. If you think this may be of interest to you and would like some further information please get in touch!

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Generous boost for Sustainability Centre The Sustainability Centre at East Meon has just received a large donation from a local family. After laying Andy Simpson to rest at the South Downs Natural Burial Site in October 2012, his family and friends wanted to create a legacy in his name. To do this they donated funds to buy a new wood burning stove for one of the yurts at The Centre’s woodland campsite. The stove is UK made and will provide heating, a hot plate for cooking and a small oven, creating a cosy space in all weathers. Family and friends loved the amazing campsite with its bespoke handmade yurts made by a local craftsman, using local sourced materials. This stove will be used and enjoyed by

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A new weight loss therapy is offering relief to women in Petersfield unable to work off stubborn areas of excess fat with exercise alone. Recently introduced at Curves, the new treatment promises instant inch loss from hips, tummies, waists, thighs and other troublesome areas. Unlike liposuction, tummy tucks and other traditional weight loss procedures, the non-invasive approach uses light therapy to achieve instant results. Laura at Curves Petersfield explains, “Being forerunners in exercise for women it was seemed like the right thing to advance even more. The soothing power of light therapy and exercise, makes loosing inches easier and faster!” For more information Curves are offering free consultations at their studio located at Festival Hall in Heath road.

Petersfield Turkish Restaurant and Meze Bar, Fez

Petersfield Turkish Restaurant and Meze Bar, Fez, has just introduced a new function room. Located on Chapel Street, the restaurant’s new function room will be available for private parties, events, meeting groups as well as for hire, set menus, buffet and private dining. In addition to the new function room Fez has also launched a new menu. Sticking to the traditional Turkish ethos of the restaurant, this features a wide range of authentic meze, chicken, lamb and seafood dishes. Restaurant owner, Ahayn Bozdag explains, “After growing up and training in Turkey, our chef uses top quality ingredients sourced from genuine Turkish supplies which ensures every meal has an exacting blend of flavours.”

Petersfield cosmetic dental surgeon, Dr Ian Hallam MBE, is delighted to have been nominated once again for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Dr Ian Hallam was a winner in both 2011 and 2012 for his facial aesthetic work and is nominated in this category once more. He is also nominated at the 2013 awards for the dental implant category.

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Dr Hallam commented, “After winning the award for Facial Aesthetics in the 2011 and 2012 Awards, I am absolutely delighted to be nominated for this category again – hopefully third time will again be lucky! It is fantastic to also be nominated for my cosmetic dentistry – as the owner of both Meon Dental and Meon Face it is gratifying to be recognised in both disciplines.” The awards will take place in London at the end of March and Ian will be keeping his fingers crossed. Meon Dental, 01730 265555 Meon Face, 01730 262500

A group of young entrepreneurs have set up a unique web development business for the local area. Inspired by a shared love of the web, Nexau’s creators, Patrick Kelly, 19, Jack Holmes, 23 and Jack Foster, 19, hope their new company will offer a something different to the community. “We’re different to any other web development agency or company because we don’t look for the big jobs from massive corporate companies,” explains Patrick. “Whilst we can handle a task of that size, or of any size for that matter, we choose to work more closely with the smaller companies to deliver a more personal service and, in turn, help them grow their business by utilising the power of the web.”

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Maureen Frost, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Rob Smith Operations Director of Morgan Innovation and Technology Ltd Business of the Year, Karen Sheppard

The wait is nearly over Every year we have grown in popularity and this year’s event is sure to be our greatest ever. We’ve received hundreds of nominations for our 15 categories, all sponsored by the best of local business.

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As usual we’ve been inundated with nominations, each prime candidates for the variety of categories, including Teacher of the Year, Business of the Year and the popular Event of the Year. Our team of esteemed judges now face the tough job of picking the winners at our official judging afternoon at Petersfield’s Red Lion. The awards ceremony will return to the Petersfield Festival Hall on Friday 22 March and winners will be announced in front of a 250 – person audience. This year will see guests treated to a delicious two-course meal from top chef Paul McIntyre’s, Inside Catering with a choice of wines, which can be pre-ordered (see below for details) As well as the fantastic awards we will also be having a wide range of exciting

David Tipple, Cox Manning, Ann Orouke and Susan Pellet, Ann’s Prams, Retailer of the Year, Karen Sheppard

Young achiever of the year 2011 Daniel Johnson

We’re all set to present our sixth annual Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards and we couldn’t be more excited! performances from the Petersfield Academy of Dance, Churcher’s Jazz Band, The Petersfield School, The Choir Company and solo singer Eloise Keating. The Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions that have been made by local individuals, organisations and businesses. Book a table and bring your friends and family to enjoy the best of Petersfield. Tickets are now on sale at One Tree Books and Petersfield Herald office or call 01420 485188.

Simon Bond, Cyan Solutions, Lesley Preston and Julie Amor, The Petersfield Infant School, Green Initiative, Karen Sheppard

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What’s on - March - April 2013 l Friday 1 – Wednesday 20 March Dunhurst Community Art and Design Exhibition Venue: The Gallery, Church Road, Steep Time: Open Monday – Friday 2-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, closed Sunday Sunday 3 March Contact: l Sunday 3 March Petersfield Cycle Challenge Venue: Petersfield Community Centre Time: 8am Price: Register for just £15 and aim to raise some sponsorship or pay a £30 registration fee with no pressure to fundraise! Contact: 01962 843513 l Thursday 7 March Mother’s Day Pamper Night and Gift Fayre Venue: Steep Primary School Time: 7pm - 10pm. Price: Entry by donation. Contact: Treatments pre-bookable by emailing l Friday 8 – Sunday 16 March Petersfield Musical Festival Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Contact: 01730 260952 l Sunday 10 March House open for Mother’s Day Venue: Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle Time: 1pm – 5pm (last admission 4pm) Contact: 02392 412 265 l Tuesday 12 – Saturday 23 March Exhibition of work by artist Anna Jones Venue: Community Gallery at the Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Contact: 01730 260756 l Saturday 16 March Family, fun day to celebrate the reopening of the Museum and Gallery Venue: The Old Courthouse, St Peter’s Rd Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Contact: 01730 260756 48

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Friday 19 - Sunday 21 April, Save the Children Committee at the April Clothes sale

Woodfuel Boiler Guided Walk and Talk Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Gravel Hill, Horndean Time: 1:30pm Price: £3 Contact: 02392 595040 l Tuesday 19 March Greg Harper at the Write Angle’s Open Mic! Venue: Upstairs at The Square Brewery, Market Square Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start Price: £4 Contact: l Friday 22 March Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Rd Time: 5:15pm-8:30pm Price: £29 Contact: 01420 485188 l Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 April Exhibition of work by artist Janet Smith in the Community Gallery at the Flora Twort Gallery Venue: Community Gallery at the Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Contact: 01730 260756

l Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 April Easter holiday activities Venue: Community Gallery at the Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12am-2pm. Contact: 01730 260756 l Friday 12 April Come and learn May-Pole Dancing Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton Contact: 023 9259 8838 l Tuesday 16 April Mark Niel: Human emotion sings between the lines Venue: Upstairs at The Square Brewery, Market Square Time: 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start Price: £4 Contact: l Friday 19 - Sunday 21 April Save the Children April Clothes sale Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall, Heath Rd Time: Friday, April 9:30am-6pm, Saturday, 9:30am-6pm and Sunday 9:30am-1: 30pm Contact: Issue 39 March / April 2013



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Issue 38 Januray / February 2013

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Est 1890.

If you are looking for top fashion, then visit us and try on a wide range of the latest designs from the very top fashion houses. The range of styles, colours and technologies is truly amazing with something to suit all tastes.

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