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ISSUE 40 May - June 2013

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he 16 June sees us all come together to celebrate the most important man in our lives, our dad. And to mark this lovely occasion this issue of Life in Petersfield is definitely one for the boys… but don’t worry ladies there is still plenty to keep you entertained too! Showing their softer side, we’ve been talking to some of Petersfield’s most well known dads about why they love being a dad and what would make their Father’s day extra special. The 10-16 June is also National Men’s Health week, so to ensure he’s keeping fit and well, we’ve been finding out from Petersfield’s health experts what conditions they should be looking out for. Then, for male vegetarians, female vegetarians or just anyone that likes vegetables! Our food feature is filled with tasty veggie recipes, proving you don’t need meat to eat. And of course this issue we couldn’t go without mentioning our amazing awards ceremony, which truly wouldn’t have been possible without you, our fantastic readers. See the winners, nominees and read a full round up of the event in our special awards supplement.

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6 News Petersfield Students learn to drive in school, Festival fever in Petersfield, Petersfield Festival of Food and Drink on the move, Night at the Petersfield Museum, HRH Princess Anne comes to Petersfield, Damian Hinds MP opens Shipwrights Way, Local lads just one step away from playing the o2 in national competition 10 Style Into the blue 14 Father’s Day What he loves about being a dad 16 Health National Men’s Health Week 20 Interiors Flower power 26 Gardening Keep your garden Pest-free, without chemicals 4

29 Awards supplement Complete rundown on our 2013 Life in Petersfield Awards 37 Food National Vegetarian Week 40 Education Rock climbing trip for Ditcham pupils, Guidance from Godalming College, Outstanding... Best for Boys?, Another outstanding year at Peter Symonds, Sculptor Martyn Grubb launches Fall of Man exhibition at Bedales Gallery, The Adventure Starts Here?, St Swithun’s Pupil is junior Archery champion 46 Care Farmyard fun, Frightened to fall, New funding for local hospices, New sheep and staff at Huntington House 48 Charity A walk to remember

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54 Business news New help for homeowners in Petersfield, Third time?s a charm for Petersfield Dentist, A taste of the finer things in life, Annie Jones to host Association of Petersfield Businesses AGM, Fresh look for Petersfield Photographic, Happy hearing in Petersfield, New contract for Trademark Clothing, Master goldsmith celebrates 30 years of business in Petersfield 58 What’s On 61 Competition Nutrivital 62 Directory Local contacts Advertising list Distribution points


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Petersfield students learn to drive in school “Our SafeStart programme is structured to A new secondary school programme gently introduce driving skills to teenagers, teaching under 17’s how to drive has especially road safety, so that students will launched at The Petersfield School. The turn 17 realising that driving a car is about Driving Project is a unique initiative run more than just turning on an engine and by a team of highly qualified driving hitting a high speed.” instructors from All Drivers Academy driving school, who introduce driving The Driving Project, tuition to 15 and 16 year olds. It allows students to learn the basics of driving a car off-road and take part in a driving theory test course in the classroom. Co-founders and Advanced Driving Instructors Matthew Best and Lee Bonnici intend for The Driving Project to be viewed as a viable Casualty Reduction Scheme in Petersfield and beyond and are currently working with local and regional council road The Driving Project Co-founders and safety teams to build Advanced Driving Instructors Matthew Best upon this core vision. and Lee Bonnici Matthew Best says:

Festival fever in Petersfield

Petersfield Spring Festival 2012

Petersfield Spring Festival is returning to the square for another fun weekend of events from the 25- 27 May. Organised by Petersfield Festivals, run by Steve Jacob and Ben Errey, the three-day Bank Holiday weekend will be full of great activities for all the family! As well as fantastic acts on stage there will be a huge and varied petting zoo, Victorian hand powered children’s rides, The Herald Festival of Transport and two days of market stalls selling quality produce. Petersfield Spring Festival,

Petersfield Festival of Food and Drink on the move This year, the Petersfield Festival of Food & Drink is moving from the town centre to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Taking place from the 15-16 June, all proceeds from the fun event will go towards local Hospice at Home Charity, the Rosemary Foundation. With more space, free parking and lots more happening the organisers are hoping to attract more visitors and raise more money for the charity. Visitors will be charged a token £3, all of which will go directly to the Rosemary Foundation. The Rosemary Ramble will also take place at the park on the Sunday of the festival to help increase funds. The sponsored walk through QECP will give everyone the opportunity to take part regardless of fitness, with walks from just two miles to ten miles long. Taking part in the walk is £10 pp, including free entry to the Food Festival, a t-shirt and medal on completion. Sponsorship forms are available for collection from One Tree Books, Lavant Street. Petersfield Festival of Food and Drink,

Last year’s “Best Taste at the Show” award winners, Petersfield’s own Pink Cow. Photo Chris Pearsall

Night at the Petersfield Museum On Friday 17 May Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery will be taking part in Museums at Night. Celebrating arts, culture and heritage, the annual event sees hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening activities. This year both the museum and the gallery 6

will be holding family friendly events and will be open 7pm – 9pm for visitors. At the Museum, guests will have the chance to meet two historical characters from the Roman and Victorian times who will then take them through the collections and allow them to get ‘hands-on’ with real artefacts.

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At the Flora Twort gallery, between 7pm – 8pm, there will be a special story telling session for children aged seven to ten, as well as a night time treasure trail to explore the building. The gallery will then remain open to all visitors until 9pm.


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HRH The Princess Royal comes to Petersfield The Save the Children President, the Princess Royal, attended a special private pre-sale day at the Petersfield Festival Hall. The royal visit marked the charity’s 50th year of the Clothes Sale. The Princess Royal was welcomed by The Lord-Lieutenant and presented to the High Sheriff and Civic dignitaries before being escorted to meet the Save the Children volunteers and supporters. After seeing a special display of archive material from the charity’s recent history, Her Royal Highness gave a few words on the success and hard work of the charity before cutting a celebration cake. Miss Aurelia Antrobus, aged five, whose grandmother Prue Rushmer is a volunteer and Committee member, completed the visit by presenting a posy to the Princess Royal. Chair Pauline Kneen said “It is an honour that HRH the Princess Royal is visiting our Clothes Sale. After fifty years we are still going from strength to strength. We are hugely grateful to all the volunteers that dedicate their time and to local residents for their ongoing generosity.”

HRH visits the Petersfield Big Sale

Damian Hinds MP opens Shipwrights Way The long distance path runs through the heart of East Hampshire, across the South Downs National Park to Hayling Island and finishes at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. Local Walking for Health volunteers ran a sponsored walk/cycle in conjunction with the opening to help raise money for the Buriton Village to Village Charity Group. The fundraising total is not yet known, but the group raised a significant amount towards books for 19 schools in Ghana. Damian Hinds MP said, “With the area’s network of bridleways and footpaths, beautiful countryside and welcoming pubs, we have the opportunity to really develop our inbound tourism, and the L to R, Damian Hinds MP, Nick Tucker - Forestry Shipwright’s Way will play Commission (FC), Sarah Hobbs - EHDC, Cath Hart a key role in this.”

Around 100 walkers, cyclists and a horserider gathered to see the opening of the Liphook, Liss and Petersfield sections of the Shipwrights Way. Damian Hinds MP declared the route open at the picnic area in Liss, and started the walkers and riders on their journeys north to Liphook and south to Petersfield.

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Former TPS students, Perry Taylor and Harry Dobson, are now just one winning performance away from playing at the O2 in London, having made it all the way through to the area finals of national music competition, TeenStar. Perry, 19, and Harry, 18, will now be performing at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, on May 18 in the Area Finals of this exciting competition. Getting through this next round would mean that the boys would go head-to-head with other winning acts to play in the grand final at the O2 and win a chance to become recording artists. The talented duo, who perform as Perry & Harry, wowed the judges and the huge audience in a Regional Final Showcase at Ferneham Hall with their highly original take on two popular chart hits – Boyfriend, by Justin Bieber, and Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - which they put together in a ‘mash up’: “We chose the Justin Bieber track as we like the song then we realised that Thrift Shop, which is a big hit at the moment, worked with the chords,” said Harry. “We thought it would be a great way to catch the audience’s attention, and it did, as there was a big scream from the crowd as they recognised it!”

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From cobalt to sky, this season we’re definitely feeling blue. Get the look with these beautiful pieces that have bounded into Petersfield

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DAD’S ARMY As we get ready for Father’s Day on 16 June, we’ve been finding out from Petersfield’s dads what they love about being dad, what they’ve got planned for the big day and what they REALLY want to receive this year Rest bite Vice-Chairman of Petersfield Round Table Andy Guest is looking forward to a well earned rest on Father’s day as he will have just completed five of the seven marathons (as well as Walk4Dreams) he plans to complete for the Petersfield & Alton Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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“The intention is to rest and take the family out for the day, give them all some attention (including Milo the dog!)”

Andy’s dream present would be a weekend with the family. “Hearing them have a lot of fun, probably watching Libby running around bouncing off the walls after too much ice-cream.” And his best thing about being a dad is: “Sharing in the learning with my children, laughing with them every day and being surprised by the things they come out with on a daily basis!”

Puppy love Dad of Elliot and William (our Petersfield Young Achiever of the Year) Alun Birch Tomlinson would love to receive a dog this Father’s Day but he isn’t feeling too hopeful. “I have always wanted a dog- one of those breeds with very wrinkly skin. However, we have just acquired a new kitten so I suppose getting a dog is looking extremely unlikely!” For Alun the best thing about being a dad is watching your children grow up to be confident young individuals in their own right. “It never ceases to amaze their mother and I

Hugs and humour MP Damian Hinds loves everything about being dad but particularly watching his children grow up. “I love watching our children develop their own personalities and distinctive sense of humour and fun. That, and the hugs.” As an MP Damian Hinds receives lots of invitations, including on Father’s Day. “One of the great things about being an MP is


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And his Father’s Day will be filled sailing and stars. “Well, with one son in a National Sailing squad I expect I will be at some sailing club or other, watching him train and fixing things ashore when he breaks kit on the boat! I would like to think that in the evening we will drop by at the Seven Stars where we can eat out as a familywith great food and drink, and plenty of room for the boat and trailer in the car park!”

the opportunity to visit so many excellent local organisations and last Father’s Day weekend I was at the Dads’ Club at Chase Sure Start children’s centre in Bordon. This year, my own Dad will have just moved in with us, so we plan a celebration Sunday lunch at home.” But his dream present is something quite simple. “Maybe a bacon butty and a big mug of tea in bed - but I think I’ll have to wait for ours to be a bit older for that!”

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how perceptive they can be and how much of ourselves we can see coming out in them- quite amazing!”

Yalumba Galway Shiraz from Australia, £10.99 reduced to £10 bottle, The General Wine Company

Tercinier VSOP Cognac, £30.99, The General Wine Company


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Father’s Day

DAD’S ARMY Revision Relief Our Petersfield Volunteer of the Year Gerry Conran is hoping for a break from studying stress this Father’s Day. “Father’s Day is normally at a time of family exams, this year we have one son immersed in A level exams and one on their countdown to a summer internship programme, so things may be a little tense, but perhaps a Father’s Day Sunday of a family walk along the beach followed by a lazy family lunch.” Once the exams are over, Gerry’s dream present would be a family holiday in the middle of September.

“It would be great if we could all spend some time together before the children embark on their next stages of study and university.” And his best thing about being a dad is: “Watching children grow and develop, and grasping the opportunities offered them and also listening and helping them overcome the barriers and obstacles in their path, and sharing in the joy and pride in their achievements.”

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Inside Catering Chef, Paul McIntyre has a good idea of his dream Father’s Day…and his reality. But while they might be quite different he still couldn’t be happier. “Well there’s the dream of waking late in a warm country to a great breakfast and my favourite Chai Latte and watch a DVD with my boys next to me then spend a day playing in the pool and beach... The reality is the boys will be up at the crack of dawn, the weather in Hampshire will be awful, I am the cook of the house so will cook my own breakfast and probably spend the day watching CBeebies!!! Still it’s enough for me.” And while he has three clear ideas for his perfect Father’s Day present:

Daddy cool Steve Jacob of Petersfield Festivals loves watching how children grow into their own very different personalities and their great amount of confidence as well as simply holding his daughter’s hand. “Walking my daughter to school and feeling the warm grip of her hand in mine. I only probably have a year or so left before it is too uncool to be holding my hand any more. Being embarrassing Dad when their friends come round or we are out in public… the reward gets even better as they become teenagers!” On Father’s Day Steve thinks it’s important to remember the grandparents.

“Aston Martin V8 Coupe with maroon interior, deep dive to the Titanic wreck, keys to the Tower of London to spend a day looking in every room, so any of them will do?” He can’t pin down just one thing he loves about being a dad. “There are so many things about being a dad that it’s impossible. What’s amazing is the cheer and joy children bring, the innocent laughter, the sparkle of life in their eyes and it’s the small things that as a father I remember, first laugh, first steps, first haircuts, first Christmas and birthday etc. To watch your children grow and learn is incredible and giving them the love and encouragement to be happy and confident children is very important.”

“It is their special day too. We will usually have a very leisurely morning and go for a lovely brunch somewhere maybe followed by a quick walk about and then snuggle up for a family afternoon watching a DVD before the usual routine of bath/ bed begins again.” And his dream present would be: “To drive an Aston Martin DB9 for a weekend. It is the ultimate car and way out of my price range for ever owning one… or even hiring one for a weekend! Or a trip to see the Northern Lights in Iceland which are supposed to be awesome or a more realistic dream present would be Apple TV for the front room so we can see all our family photos saved on the laptop on the main TV.”

Gift Guide


Selection of gift ideas, £4 - £48, Inside Out

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Helping his health The 10-16 June is national Men’s Health Week and to celebrate we’ve been finding out from Petersfield’s health experts how we can help improve the health and fitness of the men in our lives Can you hear me?

Despite being the most common sufferers of hearing loss, men are often the least likely to get their ears checked. Listening to an iPod, working in factories, nightclubs and making up the majority of the military forces means many men are exposed to loud noise for a number of hours a day. Here noise levels can be 90 decibels or more, extremely harmful and detrimental to hearing. Gylnis Ryall of Specsavers continues, “men are more vain than women and normally have to be forced to get their ears tested by the women in their life, otherwise they just

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let the problem persist,” A simple hearing test can ward off the serious health problems associated with hearing loss that can reduce quality of life, affect confidence and damage relationships.

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Lifestyle changes can also help men maintain the ability to hear clearly; protect your ears by quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol.

Prevention is better than cure

With over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year , prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. Due to the slow development of the cancer, sufferers can often go many years without any signs of the disease. Symptoms frequently only become apparent when the prostate is large enough to affect the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis). These can include things like an increased need to urinate, straining while urinating and a feeling that the bladder has not fully emptied. But, if he’s experiencing these symptoms don’t panic as it is more likely they are caused by something else such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH or prostate enlargement) – simply put your mind at rest and go to the GP to get it checked out. To help prevent prostate Cancer, The Centre of Complementary Medicine’s

nutritionist, Dee French recommends a Mediterranean diet. Here she explains, “This has been shown to prevent prostate cancer, particularly beneficial foods include tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and green tea.” Dee also suggests vitamin E rich foods (such as cold-pressed oils available from wheat germ, sunflower, safflower), nuts and seeds, green leafy vegetables and olives. Avoiding certain foods can further help the prostate. Dee continues, “Eating highly processed or burnt food, which often happens when barbequing and frying, and excess dairy and animal fats has been found to correlate with an increased risk for prostate cancer.”

All present and erect

We all know exercise is great for ensuring the men in our life look fit and healthy but did you know it could also help with other less talked about male problems? Energetix fitness expert, Rocky Sole continues, “as well as helping combat depression and lowering cholesterol (decreasing the risk of heart attacks) regular exercise has been shown to be extremely effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.” This is due to increased blood flow and generally a better mental and physical Asics GT 1000, £89.99, The Sports Locker

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wellbeing. “The effects of erectile dysfunction are highly diminished.” Rocky encourages his clients to incorporate little bits of exercise into their daily routine. “Just 10 minutes of exercise in the morning, elevating your heart rate and getting your blood pumping will really start to make a difference and wake you up putting you in the right state of mind to start your day.”

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Weighty issues

Being overweight as a man is often linked to several health problems including heart disease, heart attacks, cancer, strokes, diabetes and depression just to name a few. A lifestyle change and diet plan, such as LighterLife, can make being overweight a thing of the past, and in the process reduce the risk of developing serious life threatening illnesses. Maria Hatton of LighterLife explains, “Losing weight can be simple and effortless if you have the correct approach and small changes can make a big difference. Exercise is key in the quest to lose weight so walk up the stairs, play a game of football with your kids and get as active as possible. This is great for your heart and overall fitness and you will feel healthier.” Diet obviously also needs to be addressed when trying to lose weight, however this doesn’t need to be complicated. Maria continues, “Simple things like swapping full fat mayonnaise to light can decrease your calorie and fat intake dramatically as can limiting the amount of processed food you eat, or even better, try to remove processed food from your diet all together.”

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Most men you meet think they have a gladiator inside them so what better way to get them fighting fit than a gladiator boot camp. Petersfield Fitness Instructor, Steve Stidolph, was fed up of the countless gyms, classes and personal trainers that all did the same thing when he was inspired to create his new gladiator camp. “I decided it was time to up the anti and create something just a little bit more special and after my discovery of the TV series Spartacus a gladiator camp all of my own seemed like the perfect solution.” Starting on the 7 May, the camp includes 18 sessions over six weeks, featuring hardcore intense circuit training, spinning, boxing with pad work, ab work, core work and stretching. Open to all ages, sexes and fitness abilities the camp will also include a personal training session the program with advice on diet and nutrition.

Excite your exercise routine Men and women alike often get bored of the same old exercise routines and for the best results, exercise plans need to be changed regularly. Dave Brown at The Taro Leisure Centre says, “Plans can be adjusted so that you go on different machines or start using dumbbells instead. Another way to change your plans is to change your reps and sets.” By doing this the exercises stay the same, just the way you do them changes. To mix up your fitness program, Dave recommends the following techniques. “These are good to know about especially if for a weeks you feel a bit bored with your present workout, you can change your reps and sets, and then change back.” If you are going to change, check with an instructor first to make sure you are ready for a change. Super-sets: Super-sets are when you do an exercise straight after one another, with little or no rest what so ever. Each exercise is done with the opposing muscle done next, such as biceps and triceps, or chest and back.

Energetix, 01730 888347 Petersfield Rugby Club, 01730 264588

Supersets help reduce the time taken to work out or put more exercise into a workout session. You must be in good form before trying this plan. Tri-sets: Tri-sets are three exercises for one muscle group. You have three separate exercises working different parts of the muscle, for example to work the chest you could do the fly on the bench, then do Inclined fly’s, and then do a chest press. Pyramids: Pyramids can be made up of different amount of reps but generally work the same. Start of with one x 12 with a weight that you fatigue on at 12. Add one or two plates then do one x eight. Add one or two plates then do two x four. Add one or two plates and do two x two. Make sure the last rep is ALMOST impossible to do. You must be very fit and have very good muscle strength before trying this plan.

Specsavers, 01730 710820 Spire Portsmouth Hospital, 02392 456172 Steve’s Gladiator Camp 2013, 07894 090819 The Taro Leisure Centre, 01730 263996 LighterLife,

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There are other plans to do, the amount is countless and these are a few to get you going if you need a change. Life in Petersfield

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We hope our health article has helped raise your awareness of men’s health issues and given you helpful fitness tips. But most importantly is however embarrassed they may feel if they have any concerns they need to get it checked out. Louise Sullivan, Hospital Director of Spire Portsmouth Hospital continues, “With potentially life-threatening illnesses on the increase in men, it is important that men have access to up-to-date, professional health advice and information. There may be occasions when men don’t seek medical advice due to fear, embarrassment or inconvenience or they may simply feel they are wasting their doctor’s time. It’s worth considering a health check if you haven’t seen a doctor for a long time. In many cases, the earlier a problem is detected, the better the chances of successful treatment so that you can get back the lifestyle you enjoy.”



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Is Therapy for You? You may have wondered at some point in your life, or be questioning right now, if seeing a counsellor would be helpful to you. Counselling or psychotherapy is for people who want to change themselves or a situation they are in. Here is some information about what therapy is about and what the purpose of the work is. Individual work begins with a person’s exploration of their relationship to themselves. When self-awareness grows, so do the options and opportunities for change; as we understand more about ourselves, we can make more informed decisions about what we want and how we are going to behave. Relationships, both internal and external, are continually reshaping as we progress through life. Life stages (birth, childhood, adolescence, young adult etc) and current circumstances put various pressures on us and our connections with others. Couples work aims to support people in relationships to heal old wounds and create an environment of care and cooperation so that issues can be resolved. I provide people with a supportive, confidential place to talk and explore issues and help them to find their own most effective solutions.

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Cushions, £59, Snug Interiors

Midnight Floral Print Canvas, £90.00, Laura Ashley

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Our 2000 sq ft showroom now offers a range of interior solutions for other areas of your home, including fitted Bedrooms, Home Offices, Utility/Laundry Rooms and even Media Rooms. We invite you to discover, explore, experience and enjoy our large range of real size kitchen displays – contemporary and traditional – in our huge showroom. Our expertise in design is matched by our exceptional personal service – helping you to create your perfect kitchen or design solution for other areas of your home. Now in our 13th year, our successful family-run business has created a unique environment for customers to ‘test-drive’ our skilfully designed kitchens, in a wide range of high quality materials made by skilled craftsmen and fitted with tender loving care.

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Come and linger a while in our fabulous room settings and enjoy our planned programme of Cookery Demonstrations – coming soon!

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Your search is over – there is a dedicated letting agent who has: • A national presence, with local focus (over 170 offices locally owned and managed) • Extensive marketing methods in place to attract tenants • A range of service levels to choose from including full managed • Expertise in lettings and associated legislation To book a free rental appraisal and experience a refreshingly different approach, contact your local dedicated letting specialist.

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Comforters, 205 x 205cm, £228, Snug Interiors

Cream 2 Arm Trailing Floral Hurricane Lamp, £25.60, Laura Ashley

Comforters, 205 x 205cm, £228, Snug Interiors

Ranee embroidery, £64 Mtr, Sue Johnson Interiors

Gabriella Shaw Ceramics, 01730 821101

Spring Flowers fabric, £ 39 Mtr, Sue Johnson Interiors

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How do people look for a new home? Scouring estate agents’ windows? Maybe. Looking through newspapers? Possibly. On the internet? For most of us that’s the answer. That’s why we will market your property on the most popular, successful property sites including Rightmove and Primelocation. For more information call us on 01730 265266 8am - 10 pm everyday

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This year saw local environmental project, Adhurst Estate Allotments fight off stiff competition to win our popular Green Initiative Life in Petersfield award. So with the weather ‘gradually’ improving we were keen to put our green fingers to use and find out more about this worthy scheme The allotments were first inspired in late 2011 when a group of people on the Petersfield Town Council’s allotment waiting list decided to come up with their own solution. Adhurst Estate Allottment chair, David Petch explains, “there were over 80 people on the waiting list and the lease was signed with the Adhurst Estate in March 2012. Thanks to grants from EHDC, the Town Council, South Downs National Park Authority and Roundtable two fields totalling 13 acres were taken on.” Tenants then worked together to install new gates, lay a track and car park, erect rabbit proof fencing and plant new hedges. “The Association has achieved everything solely through the efforts of tenants. Three areas have been prepared to date: an allotment area with 50 plots, 48 of which are already taken, an orchard area where people can rent a plot for a tree, with 130 trees already planted, and lastly a community 24

garden and orchard for people who want to grow their own but do not want a full allotment. The latter is run by The Good Life Community Project and provides sessions on gardening and fruit tree management.” Since starting the allotments have grown in popularity and to meet this demand a

Why get an allotment? Here Martin Cox of Adhurst Estate Allotments explains what can be gained from an alottment: I was asked by a number of family and friends “what are my aspirations for our allotment? ” I could have simply replied that I wish to provide fruit and fresh vegetables for my family and for others should there be a surplus. I could also have added that I wish to follow in the footsteps of my father and his father and other generations of Coxy’s and produce my own fresh fruit and veg (nb. I’ve long since given up the notion that producing your own might be a lot cheaper than popping down to the supermarket). But no, being a typical Aquarian and stretching my one brain cell to its limit, I came up with: “I am hoping that through the generosity of many, a spirit of cooperation and mutual support will be encouraged whereby our allotment becomes more than just a collection of vegetable patches gathered together in one place and in fact develops into a community, a collective enterprise where families and individuals who would otherwise have nothing in common gather together and help each other out without a second thought. Adhurst Estate Allotments, Issue 40 May / June 2013

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further 100 plots will be built with space for 180 fruit trees in the orchard area. “The aim of the Association is to create a model allotment and orchard facility for the local community, with an attractive site and community activities such as barbeques in summer.”


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Le Havre

St. Malo

Petersfield to France and Spain

only 18 miles by car!


Gateway to the continent and beyond

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There’s a great range of routes on offer this summer from Portsmouth International Port - destinations in France and Spain that are really close to holiday hot spots, beautiful coastlines, and famous attractions. Brittany Ferries has a choice of routes to suit everyone; whether you want to relax on the beach, explore forests and mountains, or opt for a city break. Family camping holidays, first class hotels, or holiday rental properties are all just a short drive away. And by travelling in your own car you can even take the family pet on holiday with you too!

Pack your car and go

We all hope for a hassle free holiday, but who can really say that stress levels fall with a journey that begins at the airport? Baggage restrictions, charges to check in, a fight to get seats together – it’s not the perfect start to a getaway. The simple solution this summer is to put exactly what you want in your own car, and head to Portsmouth International Port. A gentle cruise down the A3 to Britain’s best-connected Port.

A calm getaway

Once you’ve arrived at Portsmouth International Port the holiday really starts. A new, modern terminal awaits – a stunning and spacious glass and steel masterpiece. Designed to promote calm, it’s also one of the most environmentally friendly public buildings in the country. Inside you’ll find a cafe with wonderful views of the harbour. There is also a shop, bureau de change, and all the other essential services you’d expect from a first class facility at an international travel gateway.

Luxurious cruise ferries

More like ocean-going cruise liners than cross channel ferries, the Brittany Ferries fleet will get you in the holiday mood. Onboard you’ll discover gourmet restaurants, cinemas, comfortable lounges, exclusive boutiques, family dining facilities and a range of luxury cabins to rest in. There’s the option of a “fast ferry” for those in a hurry, and two of the larger “cruise ferries” even have a swimming pool for passengers with more time to relax.

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you buy the wasps you receive many blackened scales (out of which the wasps hatch) and some adult wasps. It will not attack anything other than whitefly. You, your kids, and pets are safe!

Red spider mite

Words by Pippa Greenwood

One of the most common greenhouse pests, this minute creature feeds underneath the leaves causing flecking of the leaf surface, followed by the production of webbing and, gradually the browning and death of the leaves. The biological control A tiny red predatory mite which seeks out its prey. This mite eats red spider mite and even its eggs. Especially useful because there are many chemical resistant strains of red spider mite too.

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General Grow Your Own Pests

Keep Your Garden Pest-free, Without Chemicals However careful you are, you are likely to come across pests in your garden or greenhouse. If you prefer to avoid using chemicals, try biological control. All this means is that you introduce natural enemies of these pests, and let them sort out your problems for you! There is an ever-increasing range of these fantastic ‘green’ controls available and between them they should be able to keep on top of many common pests. Biological controls like these pose no threat to humans, pets or wildlife and have many advantages, including: • Your conservatory pests can be controlled without the need for chemicals, something which is especially appealing in an area so close to the house and where you may well sit and eat or drink. • Biological controls are the ultimate green way to keep pests at bay – they are targeted to control the pest, but will not harm humans, pets or wildlife. • Many pests are now resistant to the commonly used garden insecticides, so however much you spray, they still won’t be controlled – biological control overcomes this. • It is extremely successful and many commercial growers of glasshouse crops use it because it works so well. • There are no problems with your vegetables, herbs or fruit being contaminated with any pesticide residues or contamination.

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The biological control A nematode drench called Nemaslug which goes into the soil and, without risk to anything else, kills off slugs – perfect if you grow potatoes and don’t want them tunnelled, love hostas, or perhaps just want some goodlooking plants in your garden this spring! Great used just as you plant out summer bedding or garden ready and plug plants.

Vine weevils These small matt black beetles cause lots of notches around leaf edges, but the real problem is their young – creamy coloured C-shaped grubs which feed on plant roots, especially those in containers and can kill off whole summer displays. The Biological control Nemasys for Vine Weevils, another nematode drench which is especially effective on plants in containers.

Glasshouse whitefly Resembling a minute moth when adult, both this and the young stages feed by sucking plant sap, so reducing vigour and causing distortion. Whitefly breed very rapidly and soon reach epidemic proportions. As they feed they excrete a liquid called honeydew which makes sticky patches on the leaves. The Biological Control A tiny wasp only about 0.6 mm long. When

Aphids These pests, commonly known as greenfly and blackfly, feed by sucking sap, so cause yellowing, weakening, distortion and may also spread lethal virus infections too. Like whitefly, aphids excrete sticky honeydew. The Biological Control The best way to sort out aphids is with a mixture of different controls. Between them they will do a great job of getting rid of greenfly and blackfly!

Tips for success These great, green options work brilliantly, but always make sure you follow the instructions carefully and remember you are dealing with living creatures, so they need to be treated properly! Because you’re buying living critters, biological controls are not available in garden centres, but you can find out more about each of these solutions, view and purchase the entire range at

READER OFFER! We now supply

the full range of biological controls, including Nemaslug.

Visit and click on the ‘New Products’ area to see what is available currently and find out more details about each of the controls. As a special offer for Life in Petersfield readers we will send you a trio of ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ seeds (Carrot, Rocket and Mixed Lettuces rrp £4) when you spend over £15 (excl p&p) on the Nemasys range or the other biological controls we offer.


To qualify just write ‘LIFE MAG’ in the ‘other details’ at the check-out Offer closes 30th September 2013.

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Whether you’re plagued by carrot fly, onion fly or any of the other common veg plot nightmares you can now use a nematode mix especially formulated for this range of pests, called Nemasys Grow Your Own…it really makes a big impact!


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The Real Farm Shop Our Delicious Asparagus Ready Soon! Come along and treat yourself! Wide range of local produce in Farm Shop including cakes, desserts, Rother Valley Organic meat, smoked fish, wines and ciders and organic chocolates Our Own Rhubarb and seasonal vegetables Herbs, Cottage Garden Plants and Oak Tubs Our PYO Season starts end of May ........ not long to wait until strawberry time! Open every day 9am-5:30 including Bank Holidays Just 5 minutes from Petersfield on A272 Midhurst Rd

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Award time!

Petersfield hosts Life in Petersfield’s sixth annual Business and Community Awards The people of Petersfield gathered to celebrate the best of the town with the sixth Life in Petersfield Business and Community Awards on Friday 22 March at the Festival Hall. A top panel of local judges featuring Town Mayor, Mary Vincent, Head Girl at The Petersfield School, Alice Bezant, Tracey Richardson, from the Association of Petersfield Businesses, Marcus Hadlow, representing Churcher’s College, Alastair Stewart, Treasurer of The Petersfield Musical Festival, Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council and Cllr Vaughan Clarke, East Hampshire District and Petersfield Town Council, faced the tough job of selecting winners for 14 of the awards. However, it was up

to the Life Awards audience to pick The Event of the Year on the night and after vigorous voting they went for the Jubilee Weekend. Sponsored by Bluebird Care, this year the awards also saw guests for the first time treated to a delicious two-course meal from Inside Catering, as well as the traditional range of fantastic performances. These featured the Petersfield Academy of Dance; the Petersfield School; Churcher’s Jazz Band; Eloise Keating and The Choir Company. Hosts Karen Sheppard, Regional Managing Director of Tindle News and Jo Barlow, Special Publications Manger, wished congratulations to the winners, to those who were highly commended,

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and to all those who entered. First time host Jo Barlow said, “The Life in Petersfield Awards are a great opportunity for people and business in Petersfield to come together and celebrate their hard work over the past 12 months. Thanks to our sponsors, we had a fabulous night and plans for next years event are already underway.” Karen Sheppard continued, “We are thrilled with the Life in Petersfield awards this year as, we were given the opportunity to recognise some truly talented and committed individuals and incredibly hard working business people.” Read on to find out who the lucky winners were…



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Roll Of Honour Main Sponsor

Best Green Initiative Award

Bluebird Care

Winner: Adhurst Estate Allotments

This year saw a record number of votes celebrating the best of Petersfield. With everyone from allotments to inspiring new businesses, here is a list of our fantastic Award Winners and Highly Commended.

Highly commended:

Shortcut and Source Heat Pumps.

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Best New Business Award

Best Pub/Restaurant/CafĂŠ Award

Winner: Salon Sixteen

Winner: The Old Drum

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Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Billy and Margot, Elegance & Grace.

Annie Jones and Thomas Lord.

Not for Profit/Charity of the Year Award

Business of the Year Award Winner: B2B Management

Winner: The Stroke Association Petersfield Stroke Support Group

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Booked PR and Norad Travel.

The Petersfield Museum and Petersfield & Liss NCT.

Retailer of the Year Award

Best Local Community Initiative Award

Winner: Coates Hair Design Ltd

Winner: Friends of Petersfield Heath

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Fat Face and The Sports Locker.


Buriton: The Book of the Year and The Driving Project.

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Professional Community Support Award

Event of the Year Award Winner: Petersfield Jubilee Weekend.

Winner: Paula Haidon - The Steady and Strong classes Highly commended:

Andy Guest and Hampshire Farmers Market.

Highly commended:

Liss Film Festivals, Petersfield Ups and Downs Bike Ride and Winter Wonderland – Petersfield Festivals.

Arts and Entertainment Award

Teacher of the Year Award Winner: Mr Rircardo Ramshaw

Winner: The Petersfield Youth Theatre Highly commended:

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Highly commended:

Alison Morgan and The Boys in the Basement.


Mrs Jane Grubb and Mrs Teresa Offer.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

Sports Award Winner: Viv Mays

Winner: William Birch-Tomlinson

Highly commended:

Henry Port and Olivia Breen.

Highly commended:

Ebony Dowdell and William Port.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Petersfield Personality of the Year

Winner: Gerry Conran

Winner: Philip Young

Highly commended:

Highly commended:

Andy Guest and Raine Ryland.

Justin Barber and Suzie Howes.

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And now a word fro Main Sponsor

Green Initiative

Bluebird Care

Sponsored by Petersfield Herald

Petersfield was the first-ever Bluebird Care office and opened in 2004. An acknowledged centre of excellence, this business occupies space within the Head Office building in Charles House, Petersfield and is owned and operated by the company’s founders Paul and Lisa Tarsey. The company provides care from Petersfield and Liss areas in the north of their region, to Waterlooville and Havant in the south. All aspects of care are available and a wide range of different customers receive a high quality service from this office.

The Petersfield Herald was launched in 1976 forming 1 of 6 localised editions of the Herald. Still a family owned newspaper today packed with your local news and local youth sport. Advertising Director, Keeley Allen says: “We were delighted to be asked to sponsor the Green Initiative Awards and would like to send our huge congratulations to our winner Adhurst Estate Allotments. We look forward to next years event!”

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Best New Business

Best Pub/Restaurant/Café

Celebrating their thirtieth year of business, Trevor Towner is a master goldsmith with a vast experience of jewellery and silverware design. From his apprenticeship as an ecclesiastical silversmith to workshop manager at the Stuart Devlin workshop in London, Trevor’s career has involved him in the creation of fine pieces of silver and jewellery for heads of state throughout the world including the British Royal Family. Today he is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.

The award winning Letting Agent, Martin & Co is conveniently based in the High Street in Petersfield and, as an Online Letting agent, is able to offer reduced fees whilst not compromising on customer service. The owner of Martin & Co Petersfield, Stephen Ward, an ARLA qualified specialist in lettings and property management says - “I recognise that every landlord and tenant is an individual. Whether it is portfolio landlords looking for a maximum return on their investment or ensuring the right tenant is found for a much loved home, I aim to deliver a flexible service that offers exceptional value and suits the customers - not just me”.

01730 261613

01730 859014

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Sponsored by Trevor Towner

Sponsored by Martin & Co

Not for Profit/Charity of the Year

Business of the Year

Established in 2006, we are an independent, family owned and managed restaurant. Right from the start, we decided not to only cook amazing fresh dishes, but to mainly source all our fresh produce locally. This has become quite a tradition at La Piazzetta Petersfield, with some of the finest ingredients being delivered daily. We were delighted to sponsor the Life in Petersfield Awards evening congratulations again to our winner The Stroke Association!

We are a full service law firm providing high quality, personalised advice to individuals, businesses and organisations. We are a vibrant firm and have built our reputation on our commitment to providing the highest level of client service. We provide a tailored service and we are focused on responding efficiently to our clients’ individual needs. Supporting local businesses is very important to us and we are therefore very proud to have been able to sponsor the Business of the Year Award and would like to congratulate B2B Management on their success, as well as the other businesses for having been nominated.

01730 260006

01730 268211

Sponsored by La Piazzetta

Sponsored by MacDonald Oates

Retailer of the Year

Best Local Community Initiative

Having been around for over 2 decades we have established a highly competent team of proactive accountants who can help with any of your tax, accounts, bookkeeping, trust or payroll needs. Our highly experienced proactive accountants can help with accounting & taxation affairs of employed, self employed, incorporated and unincorporated businesses, trusts, Lloyds underwriters and those lucky enough to have retired. Whether its bookkeeping, tax planning, accounts or tax return preparation our service can be tailored to meet your needs. We were delighted to sponsor the Life in Petersfield Awards again this year and would like to send our huge congratulations to Coates Hairdressing for winning the Retailer of the Year award!

Paul Squires, Business Development executive from Feefo was on hand to present the Best Local/Community Initiative award. Feefo is the award winning feedback system that helps website owners and brands increase sales by showing honest feedback and reviews. Feefo work with business large and small, and offer a free trial to demonstrate the power of their system. Paul comments ‘Feefo were delighted to be involved in the awards - and it was great to see so many local people and business at the event. Petersfield should be proud of what they have to offer.

Sponsored by Cox Manning

Sponsored by Feefo

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from our sponsors... Professional Community Support

Event of the Year

Sponsored by Kebbell Homes

Sponsored by Petersfield Garage Services

Kebbell Homes is a luxury house builder renowned for its homes of quality and comfort, and celebrating its 60th anniversary during 2013. Andrea Fawell, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kebbell Homes, comments: “During our 60 years, Kebbell Homes has been committed to Petersfield, having brought over 800 homes to the area over the last 30 years, so we are delighted to be involved with such a wonderful event that champions local businesses and the community. “It is great to see so many people come together, enjoy good company and celebrate all that is great in Petersfield.”

One of the few long standing businesses still trading in Petersfield originally Urquharts & Son in the 1930s. To the present day of Petersfield Garage Services the repair of motor vehicles has always been in the forefront of the business. From the old days of plugs and points to the current times of sophisticated diagnostics. We have the expertise and the diagnostic facilities to help locate and rectify those electrical faults. From a bulb, MOT, service or a major engine overhaul, maybe even just a simple check on your tyres for the winter, we are there to personally help and advise. Our body shop and accident centre is there for those moments we prefer not to talk about.

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Arts and Entertainment

Teacher of the Year

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Sponsored by The General Wine Company

Sponsored by Hand Made Places

The General Wine Company is a family owned company that has, for 30 years, supplied retail and trade customers with an unrivaled service and fastidious attention to detail. We search the world for the small producers that are doing something exceptional. As well as wines we have an extensive range of spirits - some old and rare, some just rare and difficult to get hold of. We are sure we can supply you with anything you need for your cocktails. We were delighted to be involved in the Life in Petersfield Awards and would like to send out massive congratulations to Petersfield Youth Theatre for winning the Arts and Entertainment Award!

Hand Made Place started life in a garage in Petersfield 12 years ago, they are now based in Bordon in a large specialist work shop and offices with around 35 employees. Our range of beautifully crafted original timber products has evolved into an extensive portfolio by working closely with our customers to develop imaginative, stimulating and sensory outdoor spaces. Having worked with dozens of local schools we were delighted to be asked to present Teacher of the Year at the Life in Petersfield Awards. It was a wonderful event for the community recognising the valuable contributions made by organisations, businesses and individuals in the local area.

01730 235 923

01420 483260

Sports Award

Young Achiever of the Year

DC Leisure work in partnership with Local Authorities providing leisure facilities and activities that are at the heart of the community. Our diverse range of innovative programmes have been carefully tailored to promote community engagement, social interaction and healthy lifestyles. We are all about ‘More People, More Active, More Often’. The Taro centre has been in the heart of Petersfield serving local residents for about 30 years. We offer a wide range of services including recently refurbished gym facilities, pool, soft play area, creche, cafe and even an on-site beauticians! We always have a number of offers available for new members so check out our website for more details!

We really enjoyed our first time as sponsors of the Life in Petersfield Awards, the atmosphere that night was truly amazing. We are now taking part in “Architect in the House”, which is a joint initiative between the Royal Institute of British Architects and Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, to help raise funds to support the work of this charity. We donate our time for an hour´s consultation on how to unlock the potential of your home, for a suggested donation to Shelter. Find more information on our facebook page or on our website.

Volunteer of the Year

Petersfield Personality of the Year

Britannia Reeves has helped thousands of people move home every year for over 100 years. Because we appreciate that every single home is different, we take care to find out your removal needs and to provide a service that is personal to you in every detail. We know that when you move you want a trouble free experience. At Britannia Reeves we understand what your moving issues are, and we know how to remove them. We were delighted again to be involved in the Life in Petersfield Awards and would like to send our winner, Gerry Conran, our congratulations on winning the Volunteer of the Year Award!

Petersfield Festivals are the independently funded team bringing free-to-enter Festivals to Petersfield for a third successful year. On Bank Holiday weekends in May and August, they entertain thousands with quality live music, fantastic refreshments, family entertainment and awesome gifts and produce from independent traders. Become involved as a generous local sponsor, helping out as a volunteer over the weekend or having a stall to sell your products or services… contact or steve@

Sponsored by Forero Senior Architects

Sponsored by Taro

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Sponsored by Britania Reeves

Sponsored by Petersfield Festivals

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The Petersfield School’s performance

Justin Barber, Amanda Harwood and Kathrin Perin, The Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Air Cadets

Barry Primett and Mark Freeman, Source Heat Pumps Ltd

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John Pike, Vivienne Pike and David Burstall from Friends of Petersfield Heath

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CARE VISITS AT HOME Good Old Fashioned Service

Call our professional team on 01730 262578

S marter B usiness

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B2B Management can help deliver all your performance and training needs with an underlying principle of “Keeping It Simple�. Contact: 07747 690802

Woodlark Place T H E






With visit times ranging from 15 minutes right up to 24 hour a day live-in care, we can provide as much or as little care as is needed

We offer everything from personal care to shopping, cleaning or social visits. In fact, everything you need to remain in the comfort of your own home.

We believe in consistency and always aim to provide a familiar face for our customers. Our staff are caring, trained to give medication and police checked.

Launching in Summer 2013

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What we offer

Our Staff

Woodlark Place, by prestigious homebuilder Kebbell Homes, will comprise just eleven beautifully detailed 3 and 4 bedroom family homes located in a secluded and leafy environment close to the very heart of the thriving village community of Four Marks.

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Petersfield Garage Services The Elegance & Grace Boutique has been opened with you in mind. We want you to be able to find your dream dress, in comfortable friendly surroundings, with those you love most sharing the experience with you.

Bosch Car Service Centre Bedford Road | Vauxhall Way | Petersfield | GU32 3LJ

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Opening hours 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday Appointments preferable but not always necessary

MOT’s (Class 4, 5 and 7) Servicing & Repairs to Most Models Vehicle Diagnostics Van and Mini Bus Repair Centre Commercial Vehicle, HGV Repairs & Inspections 4x4 Specialist Accident Repair Centre Paint/Body Shop Air Conditioning Tyres & Exhausts Vehicle Recovery

Peace of mind motoring Working to an approved Code of practice

Pages Court, High Street, Petersfield, Hants GU32 3JT Telephone: 07787 526 305 Email:

Car Service

01420 476385


Surpassing all your expectations with Inside Catering’s wealth of knowledge combining professionalism and personable approach makes for the perfect wedding caterers. Our Wedding and event management team over 50 years of combined wedding catering experience from initial discussion through to delivery of a beautiful and perfect event. We take the wedding catering brief, work within the budget, provide advice and guidance for the bride and groom and produce the perfect wedding catering where the ‘happy couple’ and all the guests feel comfortably indulged. We are always a phone call away  being attentive, supportive and sharing in the excitement. Book for 2014 and receive a 10% discount* discount applies to food only, service, tableware and drinks remain normal price


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Amazing Asparagus The 20-26 May is National Vegetarian Week and to celebrate we’ve been finding out some delicious recipes we can make at home with one of the season’s favourite vegetables...Asparagus Pea and Asparagus Frittata, The Old Drum

Pea and Asparagus Frittata Serves 3-4 Ingredients 6 large free-range eggs 100g peas 8 asparagus spears 50ml double cream

British Asparagus and Cheese Brunch Muffins, Durleighmarsh Farm Shop

20g butter Salt & pepper Method Blanche asparagus spears in boiling water and refresh in cold water. Break eggs into large bowl, add cream and whisk well. Add peas, asparagus, salt & pepper. Melt butter in large non-stick frying pan, add mixture and stir a couple of times so it resembles the start of scrambled eggs, taking care to pull mixture away from the edges. Place under hot grill until golden. Turn out and serve with dressed salad leaves. The Old Drum, 01730 300544

Makes 12 large muffins Preparation 15 minutes Cook 25 - 30 minutes Ingredients 12 spears of asparagus 400g self raising flour 200g cheese, cut into small cubes 125g butter 1 small bunch chives, snipped into pieces 150ml milk 100ml plain yogurt 1tsp English mustard 2 eggs Salt & freshly ground black pepper Life in Petersfield

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Method Preheat the oven to 200’C/gas 6 and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cases.

1/2 oz butter

Cut the asparagus stems into small pieces, about 1cm in length, leaving the tips a little longer and blanch in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Drain and refresh under cold running water, separating the tips from the pieces of stem. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the cubes of cheese.

5 tbsp white wine

Melt the butter and pour into a jug. Stir through the chives, milk, yogurt, mustard and eggs. Mix well until combined and season generously with salt & pepper.

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Gently fold the wet ingredients into the flour & cheese, and stir through the asparagus stems. 5Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin cases and push an asparagus tip into the middle of each. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden. Best eaten hot out of the oven, spread with a little cold butter. Asparagus risotto, Hampshire Farmers Market

Durleighmarsh Farm Shop, 01730 821626

Did you know…


Asparagus also comes in shades of purple and red, which turn green only when cooked?

Asparagus Risotto 8 oz asparagus tips

2 shallots - finely chopped 10oz rice 1/2 pt vegetable stock 1 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped 1 tbsp fresh basil - chopped 2oz Italian-style grated cheese Method Cook asparagus until just tender and drain, reserving liquid. Cool asparagus in cold water. Skin tomatoes in boiling water and peel and chop. Cook shallots in oil and butter and add rice and stir until rice coated. Pour in wine and boil to reduce to halve liquid quantity. Make up reserved liquid to 1 pint with stock. Stir tomatoes into rice and gradually add stock. Cook for 15 minutes or until rice creamy in texture. Stir in herbs, chopped asparagus and 1/2 cheese. Serve with rest of cheese sprinkled on top. Hampshire Farmers Markets Ltd, 01420 588671

2 tomatoes 1 tbsp olive oil

Visit us at The Bird in Hand, Lovedean . . .

Here at the Bird in Hand, our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order, we are always keen to provide a variety of flavours to suit everyone. Our latest menu reflects the taste of Spring using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, creating delicious and imaginative dishes. See our website for full menu’s. 269 Lovedean Lane, Lovedean, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 9RX

T: 02392 591055

. . . and use this £10 voucher to help you along the way!

£10 off your next bill *Produce this voucher to receive £10 off your bill on your next visit (minimum total spend £50). Voucher valid from 01/04/2013 until 31/08/2013. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopies will not be accepted.



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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.

Enjoy our new THAI EXPRESS

Eat in only

One Course Lunch only


Choose from noodles, stir fries, noodle soups or curry

Two Course Lunch only


Mid-Week Menu

Three course dinner Only available from Sunday to Thursday

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine 16-18 Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JJ


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Schools around

Sculptor Martyn Grubb’s new exhibition at Bedales Gallery Olivia Williams at Exbury

St Swithun’s pupil is UK junior archery champion

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Sculptor Martyn Grubb in his studio

Sculptor Martyn Grubb has launched his latest collections of works ‘Fall of Man’ at Bedales School’s Gallery. The theme of the Exhibition is inspired by Martyn’s belief that modern man has lost his way, is rudderless and unsure as to how he fits into society. This exhibition showcases his thoughts through an illustration of man’s social and emotional plummet carved into materials including limestone, portland and scottish granite. Open to all, the exhibition at Bedales, follows a long tradition of support for the visual arts in general with past links with

artists and craftspeople of importance in this country (most notable is Julian Trevelyan, Ivan and Simon Hitchens, Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Michael Kidner, Barry Flanagan and Sarah Raphael). Bedales School has been keen to support a sculptor carving in stone on campus. Commenting on the exhibition, Martyn said: “My work is about the fall of man and is meant to be confrontational and provocative, deformed yet unashamedly beautiful.” Bedales Gallery, 01730 711511

Year 10 St Swithun’s pupil Olivia Williams from Brockenhurst has been confirmed as the current UK Junior Ladies Barebow Metric Clout 90m record holder. Shooting at the Waterside Archers Clout competition held on the 3 March 2013 at Exbury, Olivia scored 223 points to overhaul the previous record by four points. Olivia, who has been shooting with the Hampshire Waterside Archers club for three years, had to wait several weeks for the confirmation from the Grand National Archery Society. She still has one more year to break her own record at this level before moving on to the adult competition. St Swithun’s School, 01962 835782

Rock climbing trip for Ditcham pupils A group of nine Ditcham Park pupils accompanied by two members of staff, recently enjoyed a day’s rock climbing at Dancing Ledge in Swanage. The early signs were not good as the group travelled in torrential rain and hailstones en route to their destination. However, on arrival the sun came out and despite a chilly wind a full day’s climbing was accomplished. Under the expert guidance of Keith, the instructor, and Teacher, Mark Philips, himself a keen climber, everyone managed three climbs, including a scary abseil. Prior to the trip pupils had had the opportunity to tackle the climbing wall at Midhurst Rother Academy before taking on the real thing. Pupil Joe Chapman said: “The cliffs looked awfully daunting but we were eager to give them a go. The waves were enormous – we could even feel them from the top of the cliffs! No-one expected it to be so hard but after everyone had had a go and we had eaten our lunch we learned 40

how to abseil. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to, hopefully go again.” Mark Philips said: “I am very pleased with the way pupils took up this challenge.

Ditcham Park, 01730 825659

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They are only 13-14 years old and were very nervous, but overcame this to achieve something quite special.”


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Prep School Boarding & Day 8 – 13 Years

| Pre-Prep & Nursery 3 – 7 Years

“Outstanding Early Years Provision” ISI Report 2011

“Full marks for pastoral care… good academics… fantastic grounds” The Good Schools Guide | 01428 728000 | Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ Life in Petersfield

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Guidance Outstanding... Best for Boys… from Godalming College

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Prince Harry meets the boys on a recent visit

Haslemere Preparatory School is a nonselective dayboys’ school for 4-13 year olds, with a mixed nursery. Boys are being out-performed by girls in every subject and phase of education. Haslemere Preparatory School provides an approach to education that aims to motivate boys to really want to learn. The school prides itself on the warmth of its welcome and family ethos. Each boy is known and valued and

encouraged to fulfil his full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum delivered by specialist, enthusiastic teachers. The school has a strong tradition of helping pupils gain places at their first choice school, including top academic schools. Excellent sports coaching enables boys to develop high levels of skill, including representation at national level. The Arts are thriving. Above all, their boys leave the school as happy, wellrounded individuals ready to make the most of their senior schools and future lives. Open Mornings: Friday, 10 May, 9.30am - 12.30pm, Saturday 11 May, 9.30am - 12.30pm Haslemere Preparatory School, 01428 642350

Godalming College is opening its doors for young people and their parents, who are considering the College for entry in September 2014, on 10 July from 4pm – 8.30pm. All teaching staff will be on hand to discuss courses and current students and senior managers will be available to discuss life at college, enrichment, the tutorial programme and transport. Specialists such as learning support tutors and careers advisers will also be available to offer valuable individual advice and guidance. This year Godalming College were pleased to receive an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report in all areas, as well as consistently high exam results, both for academic and vocational courses, with over 36% of students gaining an A* or A grade in their A levels last year and 66% of BTEC level 3 students gaining a Distinction* or Distinction. Godalming College, 01483 423526

The adventure starts here… The Royal School recently welcomed 35 boys to its second Adventure Day where they built dens, made fires, cooked camp food, took part in tribal games and created tree spirits. Everyone went home muddy and happy. Several of the boys are joining The Royal School’s inaugural boys’ Year 7 in September and many more were registered for 2014 and beyond. Mr James Hanson, Head of Senior Boys, recently joined the staff of The Royal School from Harrow School. He has been meeting boys and their families every Wednesday since September but is now full-time at the School’s Hindhead site.

Earlier this year the Department for Education placed The Royal School second in the county for its 2012 AS and A Level results and third for average GCSE score with 94% receiving A*-C in more than five subjects including Mathematics and English. The Royal School’s Early Years Department has performed outstandingly in the Government’s recent Foundation Stage Profile results and its provision endorsed by Surrey County Council’s Quality Assurance award. The Royal School, 01428 603052

The Royal School Boy’s Adventure Day

Another outstanding year at Peter Symonds Peter Symonds students picking up A Level results


Ofsted has recognised Peter Symonds again as an ‘outstanding’ college. The report comes as the college received a 99% pass rate at A level and 84.4% achieving A*-C in addition to 53 students being offered places at Oxbridge, one of the highest numbers in the UK. “Symonds’ motto is ‘Counting in Ones’ and great emphasis is placed on encouraging and guiding each student personally and academically, creating a friendly and supportive place to study. There is an extensive activities programme available

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and for many students, sport is also a key part of college life. Symonds has a long sporting history and regularly achieves success in league, cup, county and national competitions.” Peter Symonds will be holding open evenings for parents and students on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July, 6pm to 9pm, with special information on September 2014 admissions.


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Peter Symonds College Winchester Year 10 Open Evenings for September 2014 admissions Tues 9 and Wed 10 July 2013 6pm to 9pm

Meet staff and students, visit the fantastic facilities and find out more about courses and life at sixth form college. Presentations in Varley Theatre at 6.15pm, 7.00pm, 7.45pm.

Graded “Outstanding� in every area by Ofsted.

Due to limited parking, the college will be running a free minibus service from Worthy Lane Car Park off the Andover Road (postcode: SO23 7AB).

Hampshire Specialist Music Course

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For all students considering applying for the HSMC, their parents and teachers, please attend our presentation on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 6.30pm, Recital Room, College Centre. Peter Symonds College, Owens Road, Winchester, SO22 6RX. 01962 857500

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£100 worth of vouchers to spend at Hengelo!


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has arrived!

Spring 2013 is now upon us and we have a host of new and exciting collections for you.

Candy colours are this season’s up and coming musthave, and one of our most inspiring brands, the Danish accessorizers- Becksondergaard, has most definitely captured the essence of this trend. Known for their simplistic yet staggeringly

successful designs, the scarves fuse vibrant tones with fun prints, which not only work to uplift an outfit but can also add an entirely new dimension. A classic blazer is without doubt, a wardrobe essential during the Summer months.

The Spanish brand, Vilagallo, skilfully combine traditional English Heritage with tailored European fabrics, producing a uniquely eye-catching and fashionable style that you will not find replicated in quite the same way anywhere else on the high street. This Spring sees the return of another outstanding collection from Oneseason. Considered designed kaftans, tops and dresses are all made from the finest Indian cotton. Offering breathtakingly beautiful prints, these easy to wear and flattering pieces will soon become the most wearable items in your Summer wardrobe.

CLOSING DATE 15 June 2013

You will find all of these products available on our website at Tel: 01428 644911

For your chance to win...

£100 worth of Vouchers to spend at Hengelo All you have to do is answer these three questions:

1) Where is the brand Vilagallo from?

2) What is the brand called that our scarves are from? 3) What are Oneseason tops made from? Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: New Life Magazines Ltd, Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 15th June 2013. One entry per person. The winners will be decided by draw and announced in the July/August issue of Life in Petersfield. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of New Life Magazines Ltd and accociates of Hengelo are not allowed to submit entries.


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45 Advertisement feature

A stroll down

Lavant Street

Here we take a wander down the street and find out what a few have to offer... JAKE’S TOYS

Based at 17 Lavant Street, Jakes Toys are celebrating their 1st year in Petersfield in May. It was incredibly exciting to see a toyshop back to the town and all their customers have been extremely supportive in that year. Their shop is a treasure trove of toys for all ages so come along and join in the fun of their anniversary celebrations on May 25th and see for yourself what treasures lay within!

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Come and join us in our

1 Year Anniversary Celebration

Lots of prizes to be won in our competitions Balloon modelling entertainer

Saturday 25th May

17 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3EL


Based in Lavant Street, Gerry has been a healer for over 10 years. Offering traditional Usui Reiki and now Angelic Reiki both at Master level, he is 50% owner of the centre, together with his wife Jacky. Gerry also runs a weekly medication group at The Centre on a Wednesday evening. 01730 231655


In today’s complex financial and business world, everyone needs reliable, professional help managing their personal and business finances. At Barter Durgan & Muir they help you get the best out of your situation. Committed to providing a first class service tailored to the individual needs of each client. They keep a close eye on all the essentials for you and offer proactive advice on how you can improve your personal, family, or business finances. To find out more about how you can benefit from their services, simply email or call 01730 264951 to discuss your needs.


Petersfield Photographic 1 Lavant Street

Petersfield Photographic are now into their 23rd year and have recently re-modelled the interior. There is now a bright, fresh and modern theme throughout the whole shop, making it easier to choose from the large range of frames, gadget bags and other associated photographic accessories that are now carried in stock. You can print from your Digital Media by using One of the Four Kiosks that have been re-positioned making an easier and a more comfortable way in choosing your images for printing. 01730 263848

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New sheep and staff at Huntington House

Farmyard fun The residents at Brownscombe House braved the weather to welcome in spring with a trip to the farm. Provided by the Mill Cottage Farm Experience, they got to hold and pet various farm animals from donkeys, week old lambs and to newly hatched chicks. Shaeleeza Hasham of Brownscombe House explains, “We all had a lovely afternoon in the garden, in which all thoroughly enjoyed. All the residents and staff thanked Mill Cottage Farm Experience for a wonderful afternoon.” Brownscombe House, 01428 643528

Brownscombe House residents visit Mill Cottage Farm

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Frightened to fall Recent research has found that fear of falling is causing nearly half of older people to avoid activity. Results also showed that 7% of men and 28% of women aged over 50 lacked the leg power to be confident to step 30cm (some bus and rail step heights) without having to use their arms. In a bid to combat this fear and help equip people with the understanding and fitness they need to deal with a fall, East Hants

Karen Sheppard, Jo Barlow and Andrea Fawell presenting Paula Haidon with her Professional Community Support Award at the Life in Petersfield Awards 2013

District Council, Petersfield Community Hospital (NHS), DC Leisure and exercise specialist, Paula Haidon have developed a community based falls prevention exercise programme, the Steady and Strong community classes. Paula explains, “The good news is that the right type of exercise can make everyday tasks such as housework and shopping easier, while improving confidence and mood. In class we also talk about, and practice getting up from the floor in an event of a fall.” Since starting at the Taro Leisure Centre, Petersfield on Monday 9 May 2011, classes are now taking place at the Forest Community Centre Bordon and Alton Sports Centre. The Chase Hospital, Bordon and Alton Community Hospital also now play an active role with classes, referring their patients into the Steady and Strong community classes. Paula was recognised for her work with the Steady and Strong community classes at the Life in Petersfield Awards winning the Professional Community Support Award – see page 29 for complete review of the awards.


A new partnership formed between Help and Care, Citizens’ Advice Hampshire and Community Action Hampshire has been chosen to deliver the contract for Healthwatch across Hampshire. Healthwatch Hampshire will actively seek out opinions, good and bad, regarding the delivery of health and social care services. Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Mark Sharman, Chief Executive of Help and Care said “I’m delighted that we’ve been

Huntington House resident Mrs Secrett helps feed one of the home’s new Ryeland Sheep Lambs

selected by Hampshire County Council to deliver Healthwatch in this area. Our model for Healthwatch is based on having a strong network - of individual people and voluntary, statutory and private organisations who share an interest in the health and wellbeing of the people of Hampshire and a passion for bringing about positive change.” Healthwatch Hampshire, 01962 440 262 Issue 40 May / June 2013

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Huntington House & Langham Court, 01428 604600

Steady and Strong community classes, 01428 723324

New support for local health and social care users A variety of new health organisations have just been set up to be the consumer champion for health and social care service users across Hampshire. Known as Healthwatch, the organisations will give people a stronger voice to challenge and influence how local services are planned and run. They will also provide information about local services and help people who want to make a complaint about NHS services.

Huntington House Nursing Home has just welcomed three new arrivals. Manager, Alison Ravandi has come to the home from Camberley, previously running Collingwood Grange Care Centre. In her new role she will be responsible for the welfare of their 38 residents and every aspect of the day-to-day running. Jacinta Grange-Bennett has been appointed to commission and manage Huntington House’s recent 28-bed dementia home, Langham Court. Finally, in addition to their new members of staff, Huntington House were pleased to announce their rare breed Ryeland sheep has had its first lambs.


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PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL & RETIREMENT CARE HOMES IN PETERSFIELD Moving into a care home is a big step. Whatever the circumstances it represents a major life change, not only for the person concerned, but also for family and friends. At Milkwood Care we believe it can and should be a positive, lifeenhancing experience. And that is why we try to make the transition as smooth as possible. Selecting the right home is important, and looking at the homes available for the first time can be a daunting and stressful experience, that’s why you can rest assured we run specialist care homes of the highest standard. Our managers and their teams


will try to help you through this process, and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have on care, amenities, ongoing support and lifestyle choices. Milkwood Care own two specialist homes in this area, so if you need ongoing support, are looking for long-term care or if you just need some advice on care then please call or visit one of our superb homes

The team at the

charming Chatterw ood House can make the transitio n into care as stre ss free as possible and tailo red to suit your needs

where our staff will welcome you or feel free to visit our website to find out more about our homes and the care that we provide

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Chatterwood House Huntsbottom Lane, Hill Brow, Liss, Hampshire 01730 893943


01730 710710

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Walk4Dreams 2012

A walk to remember This May hundreds of local residents will gather together to take part in the unique charity relay event Now in its third year, the Petersfield Walk4Dreams is a 12-hour relay walk event around the Pavilion Centre in The Avenue, designed to raise money and awareness for local causes and charities the event also helps the Petersfield Round Table raise funds for a nominated cause. “On the day, teams can walk for as long or as little as they are able, as long as one person from each team is on the course at any one point,” event creator, Andy Guest explains. “The event was first inspired by a desire to do more for the local community

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and help some of the great charitable support groups available in Petersfield.” This year the Petersfield Round Table has chosen to support the Petersfield & Alton MS Society. “The charity is generally (not always) chosen as the Chairman’s charity of the year, we try to base the decision on how many families in the area our work can affect and projects they may require help with. A number of the Round Table members know someone who has Multiple Sclerosis either in the family or friends etc, we approached the local society who were happy to give us more information.” Since starting, Walk4Dreams has seen year on year team growth, raising over £2,500 in the first year and £4,000 in year two. The Round Table is attempting to raise £10k for MS Society Petersfield and Alton by getting involved in a number of swims, marathons and cycle events, as well as Walk4Dreams. “There are over 200 families in the Petersfield and Alton area affected by Multiple Sclerosis, the money raised allows the group to help provide resource for things such as Physiotherapy, provision of a hydraulic lifting devices and provision

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of mobile phone for patients to be able to contact support workers.” As well as raising money for a good cause, Walk4Dreams has become a popular social event in the community’s calendar, featuring a bouncy castle, face painting for kids, cakes, BBQ and music. The Walk4Dreams also includes a number of speciality laps, such as egg and spoon, three legged lap, fancy dress and funny hat laps. “Anyone can take part, come along on the day and walk with the guys for a couple of hours, bring the kids for a few hours on the bouncy castle or just enjoy the cakes!”

DATE: Sunday 12 May VENUE: The Pavilion Centre, The Avenue, Petersfield TAKING PART: Gather a team (min two persons), submit team online ( ) or via the downloadable entry form, the forms must be delivered to Petersfield Round Table, C/O Winton House, Petersfield - If anyone is struggling to form a team the event organisers will happily accept entries from individuals and assign them to the Round Table Team, of course raising funds for their own cause.

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of passions Running successful catering companies, cooking for royal families and joining forces with the BBC to create their new BBC Good Food Kitchen – it’s safe to say there isn’t much Paul McIntyre doesn’t know about food. However, despite his obvious talents, at the age of 24 Paul fell out of love with food and even searched for a career “as far as way from catering as possible.” Here we find out more about his relationship with food and discover what rekindled his passion Paul’s food journey started as a child when he would assist his mother in the kitchen. “She was a chef and I used to help her cook dinner from the age of around 10. By the time I got to 12 I used to cook tea for my father and two elder brothers after school.” When Paul was 14 he developed his cooking skills further working as a Commis Chef on weekends in his mum’s restaurant. “I went on to do a four year apprenticeship in the north west. I worked in many hotels and restaurants throughout Blackpool and Manchester, by the time I was 20 I was a Sous Chef and by 24 a Executive Chef running nine food outlets.” But at this point Paul had enough of food and went on the hunt for another career path. “I went off to join the Royal Navy as a deep sea rescue diver. But I was informed that the 50

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Royal Navy was full and were not recruiting so I had to join the Army’s Royal Logistical Corps as a chef. I asked for a role as far away from catering as possible and ended up serving with the seventh Parachute Regiment RHA for eight years!” After travelling most of the world and being decorated four times, Paul was ready to get back in the kitchen and started his first catering company, Inside Catering. “I rented a kitchen in a small back street pub in Farnham and set up a small restaurant and when I had to set up a bank account for the business I was asked for a name, I explained that I cater inside a pub and there it created Inside Catering.” Inside Catering’s unique ethos focuses on honest, uncomplicated food, presented perfectly. “I have a rustic approach to cooking and try not to disguise flavours, a carrot is a carrot and therefore should taste like a carrot!” Provenance is particularly important to Paul, using seasonal and local produce wherever possible. “I am a firm believer in propping up the local economy by using artisan local suppliers as much as possible and steering clear of big brands that sell bland produce.” Another part of Paul’s role is providing consultancy to chefs for large events such as Masterchef Live, Taste of London, Taste of Christmas etc. Two years ago when working alongside two iconic London restaurants, Paul was inspired to start his next venture. “I was working with Roast of Borough Market

Iconic British & Indian dishes


with chef Lawrence Keogh which provided staunchly British fayre and Cafe Spice Namaste with chef Cyrus Toddiwala which provided Indian food. One hot summers day stuck on the M25, I married the two together and Brindian was born.” Brindian offers a fusion of Iconic British and Indian dishes with added quirkiness and theatre to create fantastically vibrant cuisine with an impact. “We have dishes like a Slow Roast Pork Belly Naanwich with Piccolo Tomato and Chilli Relish, Scotch Duck Eggs with Date and Tamarind Pickle and Watercress Salad, Lamb Hotch Potch Aloo.” Unsurprisingly Paul’s mind is always bubbling with fresh food ideas and his latest project will see him convert an open top double Decker bus into a mobile restaurant/ event outlet called The Brindian Express. “The lower deck is a working kitchen whilst the upper deck is a cocktail bar area. It’s already booked in to some major events such as the Golf live and the Celebrity Cup, Carfest 2013 with Chris Evans, Jamie’s Feastival with Jamie Oliver and Alex James. I also plan to have the bus available for private hire for weddings and special events and also corporate hire, imagine a summer’s evening aboard the Brindian Express sipping gin cocktails, eating delicious brindian canapés whist being driven around London’s sights! It’s totally unique and something I am looking to grow quickly.”


Inside Paul’s world What is the best and worst thing about your job?

The best thing is the end result, when we cater for a wedding everything has flowed beautifully and the atmosphere is buzzing. I see the bride and groom before I go home and when the bride hugs you and says thank you for helping make our day perfect then it’s job done. The worst thing about my job is the M25 fact!!!

What has been your career highlight?

There has been so many to single out one, in the past I have cooked for prime ministers, the Royal Family, King Hassan II and many celebrities and recently I was involved in the Diamond Jubilee Regatta 2012 and the Olympic torch relay in Guildford, A VIP restaurant at Farnborough International Air show and catering for the Honda F1 team and Ferrari. I think the highlight so far is being asked by the BBC to join forces to create the BBC Good Food Kitchen which is a major feature in all the BBC Good Food Shows.  We showcase the very best seasonal dishes from the BBC Good Food Magazine and add another dimension to the menus by trying to inspire visitors to recreate the dishes at home, more info can be found at

What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not cooking?

I love to run over the South Downs, a 14 mile run in the rain with 90s dance floor classics on my iPod is heaven, it creates clarity in a very busy head.

Who would be your dream person to cook for?

Tricky one, I would say Edmund Hillary, meeting him at base camp with steak, chips and a pint of real ale. Two years ago I trekked for three weeks through the Himalayas and up to base camp Everest and had every luxury I could muster, Edmund peaked Everest in 1953 wearing not much more than a tweed suit!

What is the best hangover food?

Bacon and fried egg sandwich with Tabasco, freshly squeezed orange juice, two bananas washed down with milky will be cured in no time.

What is your food heaven? absolute favourite dish is pan fried noisette of lamb with a warm lentil, barley and split pea salad with crispy chips and Borello sauce.

And… hell?

Goats cheese, I can’t stand the stuff. When I was at secondary school we lived in Buxton, Derbyshire and I used to have to walk across the dales to get to school and nearly everyday I was chased across a field by the smelliest old goat you could ever believe, every time I use goats cheese I think of that goat! Brindian, 07812 344181 Inside Catering, 01420 476385 Issue 40 May / June 2013

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New help for homeowners in Petersfield Local architect practice, Forero Senior Architects Ltd have signed up to Architect in the House, a new scheme to help homeowners. Set up to help tackle the housing crises across the UK, the unique project gives homeowners an hour’s free consultation with a local (RIBA or RIAS) chartered architect, for a suggested donation of just £45 to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. Forero Senior Architect Ltd, Director, Patricia Forero-Senior explains, “At a time

when homeowners are tending to improve instead of move this great scheme gets you expert advice from a Royal Institute of British Architects (or in Scotland, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland). Our own practice Forero Senior Architects Ltd has signed up for this worthwhile cause and I’d urge homeowners in Petersfield looking to make improvements this year or next to consider doing the same and having a consultation.“


celebrate key events in the Queen’s reign has always felt very special, and these have been the most enjoyable and memorable pieces to produce.” Trevor Towner, 01730 261613

Trevor Towner during the early days

Refurbished Petersfield Photographic

Annie Jones to host AGM

On 20 May Annie Jones will present the Association of Petersfield Businesses AGM. Open to everyone interested in Petersfield businesses, the free annual event gives business networking opportunities, informative presentations and the chance to socialise with fellow Petersfield business people. This year’s presentation will be by Cllr Peter Marshall of Petersfield Town Council. Focusing on Petersfield’s Neighbourhood Plan, the presentation will cover all aspects of development in the town and give businesses the chance to come together as a community and decide what kind of town they want Petersfield to be.  The meeting will conclude with a complimentary buffet. Those interested in attending have been asked to RSVP to by Friday 10 May. Issue 40 May / June 2013

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Master goldsmith celebrates 30 years of business 2013 sees local jeweller, Trevor Towner enjoy their 30th year of business in Petersfield. Starting life at a small shop in Heath Road in 1983, the company has gone from strength to strength over the past three decades and is now a key figure on the Petersfield High Street. Trevor explains: “The town has changed quite a bit in the last 30 years, and it has been tough at times, but we have always benefited from having our own workshop on the premises. “This allows you to build a stronger relationship and better understanding with the customer, as they are directly involved in each stage of the design and development of their jewellery.”  Throughout his 30 years of business Trevor Towner has had many highlights, including gaining national recognition for his commemorative pieces marking milestone events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. These have featured a limited edition silver thimble to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which featured a detailed depiction of the River Thames pageant.  Mr Towner comments: “Designing items to

Local photography shop, Petersfield Photographic has just seen a massive refurbishment. “We were in need of brightening up,” Owner Gary Boxall explains. “Customers couldn’t see all the frames and products we were selling.” With its new fresh look the store will continue to offer a range of photographic services including, in store printing, photo restoration, passport photos, video to DVD transfers, poster printing and their instant printing service with their in store photo kiosk printing service. “Our services are particularly important to us at Petersfield Photographic.” Gary continues, “As photographers ourselves we are keen perfectionists.” Petersfield Photographic first opened in Chapel Street in 1990, before moving to its current location on Lavant Street in 2000. As well as their photographic services, the new store will provide a variety of camera products such as frames, tripods and gadget bags.


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Happy hearing in Petersfield

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Clive Harrod, audiologist at Specsavers

Dr Ian Hallam MBE and Meon Dental and Clinic team at the 2013 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards

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Third time’s a charm for Petersfield Dentist Cosmetic dental surgeon Dr Ian Hallam MBE, owner of Meon Dental and the Meon Face clinic in Petersfield, has won the Facial Aesthetics category at the 2013 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards for the third year in a row. Held at the 5-Star Landmark Hotel in London, the awards also saw Dr Hallam recognised as a finalist in the dental implant category. The awards are aimed at the elite of cosmetic dental practices around the country and recognise excellence in clinical treatments. The judges commented, “Dr Hallam achieved great results and showed a comprehensive description of planning and treatment which was of great educational value.” Dr Hallam is a visiting clinical

teacher in facial aesthetics at Kings College London. Dr Hallam said, “I am absolutely delighted to have won this award for the third time in a row. I am passionate about facial aesthetic treatment because I see what a difference it can make to people’s self-confidence if they feel good about the way they look. It is an honour to know that the standard of treatments that I am offering to my clients is recognised by the elite of my profession. Taking my fantastic team at Meon Face to the awards ceremony is a way of thanking them for their support.” Meon Dental, 01730 265555 Meon Face, 01730 262500

New contract for Trademark Clothing Local company, Trademark Clothing has just won the Newbury Building Society uniform contract. Following dedicated account management to assist the society in creating their new professional image, the business were thrilled to be awarded the contract. The new uniform consisting of coordinating smart suiting, shirts and blouses is a ready made solution, which ensures a professional and consistent image across all the Newbury branches. Sarah Brennan at Trademark clothing says, “We are delighted to be selected as the new uniform supplier for Newbury building Society and look forward to Building our relationship with the Newbury area.” Newbury Building Society’s Development Director Geoff Knappett says, “Thanks to Trademark our uniform now matches the 56

Newbury Building Society staff wearing the new Trademark Clothin uniform

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A taste for the finer things A unique fine foods showroom has launched in Petersfield. Founded by Ann Goodwin, Nutmeg Fine Foods believes in offering quality ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible hand made into affordable, delicious food. Having very successfully sold Nutmeg produce at autumn and Christmas fairs in 2012, Ann wanted to give people the opportunity to browse and taste their produce during the rest of the year, rather than just being able to buy on line at This inspired the showroom, located at the Nutmeg offices in Trademark House in Petersfield, here customers are welcome to browse items available on the shelves and in the freezers. “With the recent horse meat scandal and general concerns about mass-produced, processed food, it is more important than ever to be able to offer genuine handmade food using the same recipes and quality ingredients that you would use at home,” commented Ann. “Our location is ideal [opposite Churcher’s College] and we have free parking.” Nutmeg Fine Foods, 01730 260064

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Specsavers Petersfield has introduced a new Hearcare service on Mondays and Thursdays. Revolutionising the hearing care market the store now offers customers free hearing tests, a range of state-of-theart digital hearing aids, hearing protection at work and useful information on hearing health. Gylnis Ryall of Specsavers explains, “since introducing hearcare we have had great feedback from customers and have helped particularly those suffering from conditions such as dementia. Losing your hearing can be very isolating so by improving this we are giving people a better quality of life.” Working at the Petersfield branch are audiologists Clive Harrod and Louise Gilmour. Louise Gilmour also has a hearing condition which she feels enables her to empathise with her patients.


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What’s on - May - June 2013 l Thursday 2 May Petersfield Writers Workshop

25-27 May, Petersfield Spring Festival 2013

Venue: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, The Square Time: 7.30-10.30pm Contact: l Saturday 4 May


Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane Time: 4.30pm Price: £15 for adults and £10 for children Contact: l Sunday 5 May

Hampshire Farmers’ Market

Venue: Petersfield Market Square Time: 10am Contact:

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Durford Mill House - Open Garden for NGS Venue: Durford Mill House, West Harting Time: 2-5.30pm Price: £3.50, Children free Contact:

The Ramblers group walk Distance 14 miles

Venue: The Ramblers group walk starting point, Grid Ref: SU677222 Hampshire GU32 1PF Time: 10am Contact: 02380 553883 l Thursday 9 May

Two Sopranos and a Tenor

Venue: Stansted House,Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle Time: 7.30pm Price: £8 (including refreshments) Contact: 02392 412265 l Saturday 11 May

Midhurst Home & Garden Show

Venue: Grange Leisure Cente, Bepton Road, Midhurst Time: 10am-3pm Contact: 01730 816841

Qigong at Cowdray Hall Space for Body & Soul to Breath

Venue: Cowdray Hall, Parkway, Easebourne Time: 10am-1pm Price: £20 (low income concession £10) Contact: 01243 778599

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Writing Workshop “Fifty Miles of Good Road”


Venue: Petersfield Avenue Pavillion Time: Check-in from 7.30am, Walk starts at 9am Price: £12 per adult walker, £6 per child (under 16) Contact:

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Hammerwood House Open Garden for NGS

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Venue: Upstairs at the Square Brewery,

Venue: Hammerwood House,

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The Square

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Thursday 16 May Neckcloths and Muslins: An exploration of the sartorial demands of Regency Fashion

l Saturday 25 May

Venue: Physic Garden, Petersfield High Street Time: 7pm Price: £7 (£5 to Museum members) Contact: l Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 May

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

Venue: Festival Hall, Heath Road Time: 7.30pm Price: £10, £9 concessions


Haydn Cello Concerto - Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Privett Time: 7.30pm Price: £15/£10 concession. Available from One Tree Books Contact:

Wild at White’s African Safari

Venue:Gilbert White’s House & Garden, The Wakes, High Street, Selborne Contact: 01420 511275 l Saturday 25 - Monday 27 May

Petersfield Spring Festival 2013

l Saturday 18 May

The St. Regis International Cup

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Easebourne, Midhurst

l Monday 27 - Friday 31 May

Venue: Cowdray Park Polo Club, Price: £15 per person


Love Your Zoo / Love Your Farm Week

Venue: Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham Contact:

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Venue: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton, Alton Time: 11am-3.30pm Price: £20 (£17.50 concessions)


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What’s on - May - June 2013 l Tuesday 4 June

22 June, The TittyWittering Challenge

Red Priest - Carnival of the Seasons

Venue: Bedales, The Olivier Theatre, The Gallery, Church Road, Steep Time: 7.30pm Price: £14, £12 concessions Contact: l 4 June - 7 September

Market Day in Petersfield

Venue: Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, St Peter’s Road Contact: 01730 262601 l Saturday 8 - Sunday 16 June

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Waterlooville Music Festival

Venue: St George’s Church, Waterlooville Time: Lunchtime concerts are at 12.15pm and 1.15pm. Afternoon concerts as advertised. Evening concerts start at 7.30pm Price: Day time concerts are free. Tickets are £6 for the evening concerts (£5 in advance) and £7 for the Last Night of the Proms there is a passport ticket costing £25 which will get you into all the concerts bar the Last Night of the Proms Contact: l Friday 14 June

Comedy All Stars

Venue: Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College Time: Doors 7pm. Show starts at 8:30pm l Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 June

Horse and Home

Venue: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex Time: 11am - 3pm Contact: l Tuesday 18 June

Jack Dean

Venue: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, The Square Time: 7.30pm Contact:

21st Unusual Plants Fair

Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden, The Wakes, High Street, Selborne Time: 10.30am-5pm Price: Admission for Plant Fair and Gardens only: £6 Adults, £2.50 Children, Under 5s FREE Contact: 01420 511275

l Thursday 20 June

Market Towns in Perspective

Venue: Physic Garden ,

Petersfield High Street

l Saturday 22 June

l Sunday 23 June

Venue: The Festival Hall,

Venue: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane Contact: l Saturday 29 June

The General Wine Company Petersfield Wine Festival


Line dancing to live music

Time: 11am-4pm

Midsummer Jazz Picnic

Venue: Cowplain Social Club, London Road, Waterlooville Time: 7.30-11pm Price: £5 members, non members £7 Contact: 02392 790803


Bedales Summer Concert

Price: £5 (includes an engraved glass) Contact:

Venue: Rural Life Centre, Price: TBC


The TittyWittering Challenge

Venue: The event follows the Lipchis Way starting in Liphook, Hampshire, and goes via Titty Hill to Midhurst. Then its Singleton, Lavant, Chichester and finishing at West Wittering, West Sussex: a total of 38 miles Contact: Contact: l Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 June

Fusion Weekend of Creativity

Venue: West Dean College, Chichester Time: 10.30am - 6pm Contact:

Time: 7pm

Price: £7 (£5 to Museum members)

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Venue: Bedales, The Quad, Church Road, Steep Time: 6pm Price: Free tickets (booking advised) Contact:

Jane Austen’s Tricks

Venue: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton, Alton Time: 2pm Price: Adult £10, Friends & Concessions £7.50, Students £5 Contact: 01420 8326 l Saturday 29 June - Monday 2 July

Bedales Art & Design 2013

Venue: Bedales, The Gallery, Church Road, Steep Time: 10am , 5pm Price: Free admission Contact: Issue 40 May / June 2013

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Five complementary therapies at The Centre


The Centre is offering one lucky reader the chance to win five complementary therapies

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Dee is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and assesses individual nutritional needs to help rectify imbalances that cause health issues. Contact: Dee French, Dip CNM, mBANT

The Centre of Complementary Medicine mobile: 07967 923434 e: w:

Renate is a specialist in treating digestive disorders, scar tissue pain, pulled muscles, frozen shoulder, chronic back and neck pain and stress.

Founded back in 1994 by Peter and Anna Roberts, The Centre welcomed new owners Jacky Milner-Walker (Practice Manager) and her husband Gerry on 1 January 2012. Based above The Bran Tub, in Lavant Street, The Centre is close to Petersfield Station with convenient parking close by. Every Jacky welcomes clients seeking assistance with the range of the complementary therapies that they have on offer at The Centre. These treatments include chiropody, osteopathy, acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, reiki, amatsu, nutrition, visceral manipulation and many more. Jacky continues, “We have over 20 therapists working at The Centre and we are open six days a week. Most therapists practice at The Centre as well as other venues in the region and in London. We have three large therapy rooms, a special children’s waiting area and of course, our busy reception area.”

In addition to their individual therapy sessions, The Centre holds a weekly meditation group each Wednesday at 7.30pm. For clients wishing to learn more about their therapies and complementary health in general, a Mind, Body and Sprit Library is also available within The Centre, providing CLOSING a mix of DATE helpful 15 June books and 2013 resources. Most recently The Centre were pleased to announce that the charity Indigo Touch, founded by their therapists, was chosen as one of Waitrose charities of the month. The Indigo Touch is a unique charity promoting the use of complementary medicine through subsidised treatments for children with physical, mental, social, and learning needs.

For your chance to win... Five treatments at The Centre of Complementary Medicine All you have to do is answer these three questions: 1) Where is The Centre based above? 2) How many days a week is The Centre open? 3) When is their weekly meditation group? Send your entries with your name, address, email and phone number to: New Life Magazines Ltd, Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY or email Terms and conditions Entries must be received by 15th June 2013. One entry per person. The winner will be decided by draw and announced in the July/August issue of Life in Petersfield. The judges’ decision is final. No cash alternative is available. By entering this competition you accept that your data can be passed to our sponsors. Employees of New Life Magazines Ltd and accociates of Five Alive are not allowed to submit entries.

0758 555 8647



Hypnotherapy deals with all sorts of issues from fears and phobias to weight loss and stopping smoking, and so much more. 07810 877158

Acupuncture is a gentle, relaxing therapy that can enhance feelings of wellbeing and be effective for a range of conditions. Caroline Somp, Lic Ac, BSc, MBAcC 07971 711732 or 01730 231655

Amatsu is an ancient physical therapy that brings the whole body back into balance, thus empowering it to heal itself. Jane Mitchell BRCP 07896 425497

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Congratulations to Nanette Strover on winning three complementary treatments exclusive to NutriVital Health.”I’m looking forward to the treatment. It was my birthday last month and the treatment will be a great way to treat myself.”



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Advertisers in this issue Alphagraphics........................................ Page 53 Ampella.................................................... Page 35 Archway Vets.......................................... Page 19 Arthur Bonnet........................................Page 28 B2B Management................................ Page 35 Barter Durgan & Muir........................Page 45 Beau-Port Kitchens...............................Page 21 Bluebird Care.................................. Page 3 & 35 Bramdean Stoves..................................Page 28 Britannia Reeves...................................Page 59 Brows Farm Business Park................ Page 55 Burley and Geach................................. Page 53 Centre of Complementary Medicine............ ..................................................................... Page 61 Cox Manning................................Page 53 & 57 Ditcham Park School...........................Page 43 Durleighmarsh Farm........................... Page 27 Elegance & Grace.................................Page 36 Fit Hire....................................................... Page 19 Godalming College..............................Page 43 Great Oak, The.........................................Page 9 Haart......................................................... Page 23 Haslemere Bookkeeping.................... Page 53 Haslemere Preparatory School........Page 51 Hengelo....................................................Page 44 Highfield School....................................Page 41 Huntington House............................... Page 47 Ideal Kit.....................................................Page 59 Inside Catering......................................Page 36

John Jenkins.............................................Page 13 Lemon Grass...........................................Page 39 Lighter Life................................................Page 18 Littlejohn Bathrooms.............................Page 5 Lockdales...................................................Page 13 MacDonald Oates LLP...............Page 52 & 57 Martin & Co.............................................Page 21 Meon Face......................................................OBC Meon Therapy........................................ Page 19 Milkwood Care...................................... Page 47 Neilan Williams......................................Page 15 Peter Symonds College......................Page 43 Petersfield Garage Services..............Page 36 Petersfield Photographic .................Page 45 Richard C Arnold............................................IBC Royal School..................................Page 41 & 43 Salon Sixteen......................................... Page 19 Snug Interiors................................................. IFC South Downs Care............................... Page 47 Specsavers.............................................. Page 49 Spire Portsmouth Hospital..................Page 7 The Beech Cafe........................................Page 9 The Bird in Hand...................................Page 38 The Garden Show................................. Page 27 TLC...............................................................Page 18 Transform Landscapes....................... Page 27 Trevor Towner...........................................Page 9 Uppark House.........................................Page 13 Youngworld.............................................Page 45

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Life in Petersfield is delivered directly to homes across the region. It is also available from the following:

Library & Tourist Information Centre, The Square The Folly Wine & Ale House, College Street The Co-op, Moggs Mead Heathside Stores, Durford Road Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane The Taro Centre, and Petersfield Rugby Club, both Penns Place

Festival Hall Great Oak Hotel, Winchester Road Salon Sixteen, Lavant Street Petersfield Herald Office, Lavant Street Clanfield: Youngs Stores East Meon: East Meon Stores East Tisted: Bowtell’s Farm Shop Post Office Froxfield: Froxfield Stores Greatham: The Greatham Inn

Alana Hebenton

Managing Director

Karen Sheppard

Advertising Manager

Jo Barlow

Advertising Executive

Sara Govey

Distribution Manager

Chris Etheridge

Graphic Designers

Damian Fox, Neil Garland


Pippa Greenwood, Henry Ascoli, Nick Buttery, Diana Patient

Life Magazines Limited

Where to find Life in Petersfield

Petersfield: Waitrose, Rams Walk

Editorial Manager

Hillbrow: Jolly Drover

Selborne: Selborne Stores The Queens at Selborne The Selborne Arms

Liphook: Champneys Forest Mere Sainsburys

South Harting: Harting Stores

Langrish: Langrish House Hotel

Liss: Hillier Garden Centre Jade News Liss Forest Stores Tesco Express Rake: Sun Inn Rake Stores

Sheet: Half Moon Queens Head Steep: Owens Cycles

West Meon: South Downs Hotel The Thomas Lord

Nyewood: John Jenkins

Farnham Office: 114/115 West Street, Farnham GU9 7HL

Haslemere Office: 70c High Street, Haslemere GU27 ZLA

Bordon Office: Tindle House, High Street, Bordon GU35 0AY

Disclaimer Life in Petersfield is published by Tindle Newspapers Ltd. The views or facts expressed in the content of the magazine editorial or advertising are not necessarily those of the editor or New Life Magazines Ltd nor do they accept responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or any legal implications arising thereof. New Life Magazines Ltd retains © copyright over the content. Any material submitted to the publishers is done so at the sender’s risk and may or may not be returned, and may be subject to editing without notice prior to publication. New Life Magazines Ltd does not necessarily endorse any of the businesses or services featured in this magazine.

Stroud: Seven Stars Trotton: Keepers Arms

Rogate: Village Stores

Petersfield Office: 16 Lavant Street, Petersfield GU32 3EW email:

If you would like your name to be added to this list please contact us at Life Magazines, tel: 01420 485188,

Local Contacts Emergency Services

Fire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters 023 8062 4000 Health

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

Helplines, Support Groups & Charities

Alcoholics Anonymous 0845 769 7555 Childline 0800 1111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau 08444 111 306 Community First East Hampshire 01730 710017 Electricity Emergency 0845 770 8090 Environment Agency 08708 506506

Hampshire Police general enquiry number 0845 045 4545

Gas Emergency 0800 111 999

Council Numbers

Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency) 0207 932 5800

East Hampshire District Council 01730 266551

Petersfield Town Council 01730 264182


Home-Start Butser 01730 233 755

PC Pete 01730 269569

Petersfield & District Lions Club 01730 266362 Petersfield U3A 01730 233502

Relate 02392 827026

Samaritans 08457 909090

South Downs Association of Disabled People & Shopmobility Services 01730 710474 Southern Water 0845 278 0845

The Campaign to Protect Rural England 01962 779185 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; 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

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Taro Leisure Centre 01730 263996 Walk to Health 01730 262792 Southsea Sub-Aqua Club 01730 301507 Petersfield Twinning Association 01730 268206 Travel General Public Transport Information Line 08706082608 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

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