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ANOTHER DEFIBRILLATOR DONATION catherington village hall now has a brand new defibrillator available for public use twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Postcode Publications are very pleased to be able to again help communities with their donations made possible by supporters of our endeavours to donate to enable community projects throughout the po7 to po11postcode districts which we serve.

the weather takes it’s toll on the flags that fly from the st faiths church tower flagpole where they suffer significant wear and tear. Postcode Publications support this emblem of our community by helping to purchase replacements and keep the st georges flag and on special national occasions the union flag flying high and proud over the town.


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most repair cafés are still closed due to the covid19 pandemic. fortunately, as we anticipate the role out of an effective vaccine we look forward hopefully to be able to launch our repair café soon in 2021. meanwhile, stay safe and don’t drop your guard against the vicious covid19 virus.

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Alan Mak MP

Vaccine breakthrough gives hope for better 2021 the past ten months have been hard for everyone in our constituency and the country. i know the sacrifices that everyone has made to save lives and protect the nhs. during one of the most difficult years in modern times, the majority of residents have steadfastly followed the rules, but a new more infectious strain of coronavirus has meant rising cases with additional strain placed on our nhs. that’s why the prime minister, guided by the latest scientific and medical advice, has taken the difficult decision to return the whole of england to a national lockdown. that means you must stay at home to protect our nhs and save lives. i know that the next few months will be difficult but with your efforts alongside our worldleading vaccination programme we can look to 2021 with renewed hope. the news that in January michael tibbs became the first person to be given a coronavirus vaccine at Queen alexandra (Qa) hospital hopefully marks the beginning of the end of

the pandemic. Qa is one of many nationwide hospital hubs that have been selected by the government to administer the first phase of the vaccination programme, following the approval of the pfizer/Biontech and oxford university/astraZeneca vaccines. that means at Qa people aged over 80, care home workers and nhs staff will be first to be vaccinated, followed by other priority groups in the coming months. vaccinations are also delivered at nonhospital sites. i have been working with local gps to deliver local vaccination sites across our constituency, including at the emsworth Baptist church, waterlooville health centre and hayling health centre. i met gps working on the vaccination programme recently to discuss the plans and i’m confident these are robust. the rollout should accelerate in the coming months and the prime minister has set the ambitious target of ensuring that 14million vulnerable residents receive a jab this spring.

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however, we need to remain patient and you should wait for the nhs or your gp to contact you to let you know when you’ll receive your vaccine. Before and after being vaccinated we must all continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives. don’t forget you can still nominate for my coronavirus community hero awards. the awards highlight residents, community

groups, charities, businesses and others who helped others in the community during the current outbreak, especially during the lockdown. please nominate them through my website: www.alanmak.org.uk/heroawards i hope that everyone stays safe. i'll continue to provide regular updates to my email newsletter subscribers. if you wish to subscribe for updates, visit :alanmak.org.uk/newsletter


Clanfield Sports and Community Centre reopening clanfield parish council announce the good news that clanfield sports and community centre will be reopened by new operators community first in april 2021. plans are under-way to ensure that the centre meets the needs of the local community. to this end, community first invited residents of clanfield and the surrounding villages to share their views ahead of the centre reopening. they published a survey allowing residents to have a say about activities on offer and the

possibility of renaming the centre. there is also an opportunity to register for news about the centre and receive updates about volunteering opportunities. community first is a local charity operating across east hampshire, havant, fareham, winchester, and the new forest. they offer a variety of services for local residents, including community transport and volunteering opportunities, as well as support services for voluntary organisations operating in hampshire.


Better Bowling Building IT IS FINISHED - well on the outside! waterlooville Bowling club has been busy extending and improving the facilities. the builders have done an amazing job against all the odds of weather, covid restrictions and shortage of supplies. But it is finished and it looks great. inside it is much more spacious with a large upstairs meeting room! this will be suitable not just for meetings but also events like pilates or yoga, yes it is that spacious! the locker rooms downstairs are much bigger and the toilet facilities now up to modern day standards, including the disabled toilet. it is looking so much brighter as the members have been busy painting and finishing off inside. well actually three members as with covid restrictions it was felt only 3 could do it to ensure that it was covid secure - distancing and ventilation. many members offered their help but it was not felt wise to allow

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them in. the carpet has been laid and the blue really adds to the freshness of the surroundings. we must thank havant Borough council, hampshire county council and sport england for their grant contributions, totalling £135k which enabled this modernisation of facilities. to date not many members have seen the inside of the building but it is hoped they will soon when once again the club can open. at the moment it is closed as it was felt unsafe for it to remain open in view of the restrictions in place. safety of members is always at the forefront of everyone's minds. it is hoped to have a formal opening in the spring but quite when that will be will depend on the pandemic. at least members did get to play for a few weeks and it was enjoyed by all. getting outside in these dull and drizzly days does make you feel so much better

and of course that social integration of being able to meet up with old friends and making new ones. many new members joined for the winter season to continue to play as their own clubs, being grass greens, do not open in the winter waterlooville Bowling club would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy

2021 as we slowly get away from a very difficult 2020. the sun is slowly starting to shine on new horizons! take care and stay safe you can find out more on the website waterloovillebowling.club.org or email wbcclub@outlook.com or call the club mobile on 07823 887623



Brexit Deal Done! the uk has entered a new era after completing its formal separation from the european union (eu) on 31 december 2020. a new trade and corporation agreement, worth £660 billion a year, agreed with the eu, means zero tariff and zero quota trade between uk and european businesses. european governments gave provisional approval to the deal and have until 28 february 2021 to agree on the new trading arrangements. the proposed free trade agreement applies on a provisional basis until that time. the full agreement is more than 1,200 pages long but there are some key points that can be taken from it. in terms of trade, the deal means neither side will impose tariffs on goods being traded, and the zero quota agreement means no limit on the quantity of any type of goods that can be traded. importantly, with a deal now in place the fear that some goods could become more expensive has been avoided. although vat is still due on imports, as is

compliance obligations in eu countries to which goods are to be imported. a customs border is now in place with the requirement for export and import declarations for movements of goods between the uk and eu and vice versa. Businesses need to understand the origin for the goods rules to check the tariff rates that apply to goods they import. Businesses offering services lose their automatic right of access to eu markets and face some restrictions. the uk and eu have pledged to keep talking on this point to try to improve access for the service sector. also, there is no longer automatic recognition of professional qualifications for individuals such as doctors, accountants and chefs. as for travel to the eu, uk nationals now need a visa for stays of longer than 90 days in the eu in a 180 day period and the european health insurance card (ehic) will be invalid after it expires. it will be replaced by a new uk global health insurance card. also, uk mobile

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telephone operators are now able to charge for roaming. a key demand of Brexit supporters was the end of the role of the european court of Justice (ecJ) allowing the uk to ‘take back control’ of its laws. disputes that cannot be resolved between the uk and the eu will be referred to an independent tribunal instead.

many more details are expected to emerge over the coming months. and though the fact that Britain left the arrangement on 1 January means further chaos for businesses as they face more paperwork at the borders and customs checks, many businesses no doubt breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Brexit negotiations ended.





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From Ralph Cousins

The watercress beds were a distinctive feature of Havant from mid-Victorian days until the 1960s. Being rich in vitamin ‘c’ watercress has for long been a valuable part of people's diet. with the growth of towns, pedlars would gather watercress from wayside ditches and ponds and sell it in the towns. pollution put a stop to this, and the coming of railways, giving quick and easy access to markets for this very perishable commodity, made large scale growing possible. watercress needs gently flowing spring water at the correct steady temperature, about 10 degrees centigrade, pure apart from lime, with a bed of fine gravel. havant streams provided this. the beds were divided into bays using earth banks and wooden boards called ‘stanks’ were placed across the stream to control the flow. if the flow was too great the stream would be widened; a depth of three or four inches (8 or 10cm) is desirable. planting was carried out by scattering the overgrown tops of the watercress from another bed into the water, large stones being used sometimes as anchors. the growing period depends on the weather but the watercress could usually be cut from early spring until late autumn, thus being available when other salad crops were unobtainable. during the summer it grew tall

harry marshall cutting watercress in the lymbourne stream

and coarse and flowered and would then be used to replant other beds that had been cleared previously. watercress suffered badly from cold winds and frost in winter, recovering in spring. watercress has a sixmonth growing period; 'green' watercress had broad leaves and grew best in late spring and summer; 'Brown' watercress was smaller and hardier with a sharper flavour, and was used for autumn and early spring cropping. Beds usually provided two crops a year. working conditions were not pleasant, workers had hands and feet in water and were bent double most of the time. it is not known who started growing watercress commercially in havant but one of the first was william marshall. he was a native of leicestershire and at the time of his marriage in 1871 or 72 was a butler in the service of the henty family, brewers of chichester. his wife, a miss morgan of densworth near chichester was ladies' maid to the daughter of the family. they settled in fishbourne where he was

landlord of the Black Boy inn until his death in 1888. Behind the inn was a spring where watercress grew. in company with william gardiner he began to grow and sell watercress in the 1870s. the business expanded and beds at cocking, duncton, vinetrow, lathorne (north mundham) as well as havant supplied watercress. in some cases streams were leased and the beds worked; in others the growing watercress was purchased and cleared. in 1888, after his father's death, harry marshall, then 13, was apprenticed to whitcher, a butcher in east street, havant. he did not stay long but continued his training elsewhere. returning to havant as a married man, in 1901, he opened up his own butch¬er’s shop in north street. when this closed he took over the running of the watercress beds. local transport was by horse and cart, often the horse was left grazing overnight in a meadow beside the stream, while the men travelled to and fro by train. in the

1920s the inevitable model t ford made its appearance and the last horse known as 'Bogey' was pensioned off. By now watercress was packed in woven baskets known as chips and with the aid of the lorry these were taken direct to the wholesale vegetable market in commercial road, portsmouth. in warm weather watercress could only be cut in early morning and late afternoon and evening, and this made for erratic working hours, i.e. cutting and packing watercress from mid-afternoon until midnight on monday,wednesday and friday and then up at 3am on tuesday,thursday and saturday to get to market with a number of deliveries on the way.when market finished at 8am there were more deliveries to be made to outlying shops in the portsmouth area. then came the homeward journey collecting empties and most important payment for watercress delivered early in the day. saturday evenings were also spent collecting payment for watercress sold in havant during the week. spare time jobs included keeping chicken, pigs and house cows for milk. one son grew sweet peas which were sent to covent garden. the opening of the bypass in the 1960s finally brought to an end this large scale cultivation of watercress. it meant that there was difficulty in maintaining the purity of the water.the water level was much lower than it had been due to the increased ex¬traction of water needed to keep pace with the growth in the area, in addition there was a much smaller area which could be used for growing.the sons of mr marshall, who were now running the business, decided that it was now time to retire.


Health & Well-being by Denise Kelly

new year is the time to detox and shed a few pounds…but did you know that filling up on the best nutrient dense foods should be our goal! it’s not about starving yourself but adding real wholesome goodness into your everyday diet plans! when you add great foods and superfoods into your day, your body naturally goes into a gentle detox.your liver gets a bit of a cleanse, and your digestive system starts to function better, therefore helping you to absorb the goodness from your food. if you are a migraine sufferer, or have arthritis, or pain of some description, loading up with green vegetables is a great way to help reduce inflammation in the body. one of the most chlorophyll rich foods available is watercress.you can add it to your salads, soups and smoothies and it can help elevate your

Health and fitness in 2020 Why eat Chlorophyll rich foods?

www.lifeisforthriving.com health to another level! this green super veg is similar to cabbage, kale and broccoli with its powerful list of nutrients. Watercress is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is known for its powerful health-promoting properties. its nutrition profile is low in calories yet high in fibre and vitamins a, k and c. it’s been linked to numerous health benefits and could potentially help protect you against certain types of cancer, reduce blood pressure, decrease inflammation and promote bone health. plus, thanks to its content of phytonutrients, there are also benefits for the hair, skin and nails. its super rich in antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and cell damage, and is a fantastic source of vitamin k, which is

Life is for thriving…not just surviving needed for blood clotting. its higher in vitamin c than oranges, which makes it amazing at skin healing and producing collagen, which makes it great for anti-aging. its high in vitamin a, which can help protect your vision and boost your immune system and is loaded with calcium. so, when your mother said “eat your greens’, she really did know what she was talking about! calcium is well known of course for its bone health, but did you know it’s also essential for strong muscles (think popeye) and nerve function. if you want to start the year the right way and would like to know what minerals and vitamins you are deficient in, and how to improve your everyday energy and vitality, why not book in for a health scan

and get a nutrition plan created especially for your health challenges. you could also take a look at our superfood blends that have been created to help many ailments and health conditions. they are 100% natural and organic with nothing added. Just one scoop per day, they couldn’t be easier to take. they all come with their own recipe cards, so you can have creative ideas on how to use them. and don’t forget my book – the art of healthy living’ is available from my website. it’s a true account of my life leading up to my career, my own health challenges and life curveballs! and is full of good advice on making simple changes to get you to that va-vavoom feeling every day! new year! new start! new you!

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Gardening Article from the Hayling Island Horticultural Society

prince charles speaks about “ …the reassuring solace, peace and inspiration of a garden, whether it is your own or someone else’s…” during an interview in his beautiful garden at highgrove. during these dark, wet days of winter alongside the lockdown, outdoor spaces and gardens have become more important than ever. many organisations such as the national garden scheme have uploaded over 180 virtual garden tours for everyone to enjoy. https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits/ meanwhile, there is still plenty for us to do in the garden and in march and april, as the days lengthen and temperatures rise, with bulbs popping up giving a glorious display of colour and buds forming on dormant bushes and plants. deadhead the flowers of daffodils and narcissus as they fade, but leave the foliage they die down naturally. there is still the possibility of some cold weather during these months, so make sure you continue to protect your vulnerable plants, if there is the danger of prolonged frost and waterlogging. at the

very least a few sheets of newspaper will offer some protection and raising the pots off the ground to encourage drainage will help. also try to put your pots in a sheltered position to avoid the worst of the weather. finally, do not forget that birds and wildlife still need a little more support during the cold weather with extra food. Before your plants grow too large it is a good idea to get supports in early, so that the plants grow up through them, and the supports become invisible. adding rigid supports afterwards usually looks unnatural and unattractive.you do not need to buy expensive supports, bamboo canes and string work just as well. crisscrossing strings from hidden or decorative posts work well, allowing stems to grow up in the gaps between strings.

Jobs in the Garden for February and March now is an ideal time to plant herbaceous perennials. there are so many to choose from so make sure you choose the appropriate plant for the location and their tolerance to possible late frosts. if you like a beautiful display of summer bulbs, now is also the time to get these planted in the garden. plants to cut back at this time of year are cornus (dogwood) and willow. these can be cut back hard to 18 inches and will benefit from hard pruning with even better growth. if you have not already done so, you can also give your roses a final prune if necessary. hydrangeas will require some attention during march. remove the dead flower heads in early spring, cutting back the stem to the first strong, healthy pair of buds down from the faded bloom. hydrangeas flower on new growth, so avoid cutting into 'old wood', as this can

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reduce flowering for the next couple of summers. feed trees, shrubs and hedges with a balanced fertilizer and roses would benefit from a specialized rose fertilizer. march is also the ideal time to plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes. continue to sow your seeds for summer flowering plants and vegetables – maybe take some time to look for something new to propagate this year from the wide variety of seeds available. this will give you continuous colour throughout the summer months. as the soil warms up, slugs and snails will start to feast on new and young growth in your garden. to combat this, try and use natural methods such as nematodes, beer traps or simply just catch them in the act! also continue to wage war on weeds and remove any decaying foliage or leaves from borders, as this will give slugs an ideal place to hide out. if it is dry enough and the grass shows signs of growth you can start to mow the lawn! in late march, apply a high nitrogen lawn fertilizer to help the lawn recover after winter.


EARLY SPRING LOVE FOR YOUR LAWN spring: the season of awakening and new life, the blooming of fresh buds and reemerging beautiful colour. it can be a truly inspiring time that is invigorating to the senses. preparing your garden to spend more time in it with family and friends requires a little effort, but the result can be a gorgeous green space to be proud of. at greenthumb lawn treatment service we know from

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experience that a big effort in spring pays dividends. it’s now that customers begin to worry about the lawn, as is natural with the onset of spring, so it’s now, more than any other time of the year, that specialist lawn care advice comes in handy. GETTING AHEAD - if you didn’t have your lawn aerated and scarified this winter, there might yet be just enough time to fit it in

before we really start to hit the warmer, drier months. regardless, now is definitely the time to start thinking about getting all the necessary nutrients into the lawn through the right spring/summer treatment programme. MOWING - the amount of lawn mowing required now winter is over will naturally increase; greenthumb

recommends implementing a good, regular mowing programme. dry, sunny days are the best conditions for lawn mowing. it's important that mower blades are kept sharp or replaced when needed to avoid causing damage to the grass plant. also, cutting the grass too short, too soon will weaken it, attracting unwanted weeds and moss. if possible, it is best for a lawn to be cut at least once a week, to a height of about 25mm (1"). a little maintenance in the form of consistent mowing will help train the grass to be stronger over time. KEEP IT CLEAR - another way to help a lawn through spring is to rake up any dead leaves and twigs from the lawn and cut back overhanging shrubs and plants; this is because grass needs as much direct sunlight and air as possible to stay healthy and green. as the ground starts to warm, it's a good time to repair bare patches that can appear over winter. to do so, carefully rake the patch to create a bed, sow the seeds with a little top-soil and don't let them dry out; they will germinate in a few days (temperature permitting). greenthumb can assist in this regard, as we have the best seed and an excellent 100% organic top-dressing. TREATMENT TIME - at greenthumb we actually tailor our treatments to suit our part of the country and the conditions we find here. treatment programmes should be, and are, designed with the greatest care for lawns: whatever your lawn needs, we tailor our advice to suit the conditions. we have the solutions to transform any piece of grass, whatever the size or condition - into a healthy, fresh and beautiful lawn. finally, remember to ENJOY YOUR GARDEN. it is meant to be a pleasure, not a chore. make the effort now and enjoy the months ahead.


Warblington Junior Sports Leaders Students at Warblington School have been working towards a Junior Sports Leadership Qualification with Pompey in the Community after school to be able to and support the local community with sport. Our Year 8 and 11 Junior Sports Leaders have recently successfully passed the award and as a school we are extremely proud of these students. We are looking forward to seeing their impact on local young people as they lead and support them with support in the Easter Holidays this year. During their qualification the Junior Sports Leaders have been delivering new and different sports to our students such as lacrosse, archery and curling. It has been fantastic to see new sports introduced to our students here at Warblington and the new skills they are learning. This will benefit the school and the community. Well done to all of our Junior Sports Leaders and it won’t be long before we have more stories of success as other year groups pass the qualification. @WarblingtonSchool Harry P

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C O R O N AV I R U S I N F O R M AT I O N FOR THE LATEST ADVICE AND INFORMATION VISIT ALANMAK.ORG.UK/COVID19, NHS.UK AND 111.NHS.UK WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? If you are infected you may have very minor symptoms, minor symptoms or more severe symptoms, but the NHS cites two key symptoms to look out for as:  A new continuous cough  A fever or high temperature

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Craft Beer - Dry January, Veganuary or Tryanuary? By Jonathan Khoo, Brewer & owner at The Emsworth Brewhouse

Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! Whether you're aiming to stop the booze, try veganism or continue to try every beer under the sun we have you covered! Lets face it 0% beers used to taste like fizzy water but there are actually some good options out there now. We have 3 different options in the shop brewed by Coast Brewery who specialize in 0% beer. DDH IPA

Idaho 7 IPA Part of a single hop series. Idaho 7 was originally selected from experimental hop

varieties being grown in Jackson Hop Farm, Wilder, Idaho, this hop variety was named out of pride from its home state and first released in 2015. Aroma: Papaya, Mango, Grapefruit, Piney/Resinous Flavour: Tropical fruits, Mango, Grapefruit, Soft Bitterness.

the haze especially with styles such as New England IPA’s which by design are hazy rather than clear. Many of our guest beers are also vegan including the 0% by Coast.

Still have a thirst for more beer and want to keep supporting breweries through the toughest month of the Sabro Galaxy DDH IPA year? Great! Tryanuary was set up Intense juicy hop flavours and aromas immediately transport us to to help support and promote the beer industry through January. a paradise in the tropics. Galaxy's signature pineapple, passion fruit, Have you tried our Marshmallow This double dry and citrus notes are a perfect Imperial stout yet? Its our biggest hopped India pale pairing for the characteristic cocobeer yet weighing in at 11% and ale gives you nut vibes that Sabro brings to the added vegan marshmallows right at juicy hop flavours table. the end of the boil. Extra thanks to simcoe, marshmallows are optional. citra and mosaic Decided to to vegan for hops. Veganuary? The good news is all our Brewhouse beers are vegan as we don't use finings to clear the Back Home IPA beer. Traditionally cloudy beer was Little Monster BrewLets start with a big 8% DIPA ing. Made using 100% (Double IPA) Putty! Mango, lemon, South African hops. Its defiantly one to try. citrus and earthy pines. Peaches, passion and mixed tropical fruits. Sadly by the time you read this our seen as a sign the beer was bad stock would probably have run however these days more and out... Sorry. But not to worry we are Lockdown deliveries more breweries are foregoing a big fan of the DIPA so will always We are still delivering locally for free on Tuesday’s and Friday’s! unnecessary finings and embracing have some to try.

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Coronavirus – Can I still make a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney in lockdown? the short answer is yes you can. many people to want to put their personal affairs in order and there has been an increase in people wanting to make wills and lasting powers of attorney during the coronavirus outbreak. due to the government asking everyone to stay at home again, people may have concerns over how they can instruct a solicitor or find a witness for their signature. our solicitors at Belcher frost solicitors are all

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We recognise and applaud the work that all NHS staff, health care staff and other front-line workers are doing to keep the country safe and supplied. In recognition of this outstanding service Belcher Frost is offering a 10% discount on all its services, including Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for all front-line staff.

working from home, but they can still take instructions to make a will or lasting power of attorney by telephone, Zoom or by any other video-conferencing method. wills and lasting power of attorney documents need to be witnessed to be legally effective. at Belcher frost solicitors we can facilitate the witnessing of documents

by complying with government guidance and using our car park. all parties will be wearing gloves and have their own pens. the will or lasting power of attorney can then be signed at a safe distance, put down and the person then backs away. the witnesses can then pick up and sign the will and give it back in the same way.



By lauren Jobling

what’s going on the world today is unlike anything we’ve seen in this lifetime. fact. it’s hard not to come into close contact with your loved ones, not to go to the supermarket without a care in the world, or even just go for dinner at your local. But alas, these are the cards we’ve been dealt now, and we have absolutely no

control over it, we can only control how we react to it and ensure we do the right thing. with people (me included) working remotely from home (wfh), the question that crops up the most is: what do i wear? do i wear pyjamas? tracksuit bottoms? help! here’s a few pointers to nail wfh chic: 1. keep comfortable with elasticated trousers – you can find smart versions of these so you can mix comfort and style. 2. dress from the waist up. this is great if you have video meetings and people can’t see your bottom half! think of nice blouses, knitted tops and shirts. 3. add jewellery. Just because you’re

working from home doesn’t mean you can’t wear jewellery. even a nice necklace and small hoops will add a little something extra to your outfit. 4. try and get dressed every day. even if you don’t have a video meeting and are not going anywhere, it’ll make you feel better to have some sense of normalcy. lounge-wear appears to be a bit of a buzzword of late, however, it’s been doing the rounds in the fashion world for several years now, but what exactly is loungewear? lounge-wear is pretty much what it says on the tin – it’s clothing for lounging, so think loose cotton tops, comfy bottoms, cardigans, vest tops and cashmere. sounds like christmas come early doesn’t it? here are my recommendations on where you can buy

Lauren Jobling is a personal stylist based in London – but travels all over the country – offering advice on how to streamline your wardrobe, shop sustainably and recommending the right brands to suit your lifestyle and shape. Due to Covid19, Lauren now offers styling sessions via Zoom. Check her out here - https://www.laurenjoblingstyling.co.uk/personalstyling and contact lauren@wardrobedoc.com if you would like to discuss her personal styling services.

the best lounge-wear sets: 1. anthropologie uk 2. Zara 3. nasty gal 4. toast 5. hush 6. topshop 7. the white company 8. me + em 9. lucy & yak due to the current situation, many brands are in sale at the moment so you might be able to find yourself a bargain! also, look to shopping independent too if you can, there are loads of independent brands out there that could really do with the support, check your local instagram feed or facebook page to find them. lastly, please keep safe, keep well and keep positive – this too shall pass so let’s wait it out in style. lauren xx


Walking in the Heart of a Winter Wonderland

walking in the heart of a winter wonderland when heart of the park play & café remained closed after the second nationally imposed lockdown lifted, it left local residents and customers wondering what was going to happen to their regular socialising spot. it is not unusual for it to raise concerns, especially with the community centre being considered a central hub of leigh park. heart of the park is a social enterprise being run by community first's positive pathways supported volunteering project. the team had an idea to offer several christmas park play sessions with limited spaces, to celebrate this time of year with loyal customers. they felt that it was a way to say thank you for their continued support and enthusiasm, even during this tough year. the usual £1.50 entry fee for each child included a free plate of buffet food, a goody bag and a christmas cracker. the café was also open for parents to enjoy a cup of barista style coffee or tea, to add a moment of comfort to their morning or afternoon session. the park play area was regularly cleaned by use of a fogging machine to ensure the utmost safety for customers. the children and parents were impressed with the sessions. kirsty dodds

said, "it was absolutely amazing today. hats off to you all, you all made us feel so welcome, the kids loved it and it was an absolute bargain!” one of the favourite pieces of feedback from the sessions was from a little boy. when his mum asked him if he had enjoyed it he said, 'the best day ever'. that says it all! Beverley palmer from the positive pathways team, said "our three sessions featured very special visitors – mr and mrs claus from the north pole plus a friendly elf and olaf! these visitors were kindly loaned to us from the leigh park christmas grotto. the grotto team plans lots of exciting activities for children in the area at this time of year, and this year their schedule looked a lot different as well. a virtual santa session took place on saturday 19th december, where santa read out children’s letters, with much more taking place online. "the heart of the park christmas sessions were made possible by the innovation and commitment of the positive pathways team, staff and heart of the park volunteers in the kitchen and café. our thanks go out to them all and to the leigh park christmas grotto. we wish them all a happy new year."

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School, wins award for young carer support warblington school, havant has been given a Bronze award for their work to make sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers. the young carers in schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the young carers in schools award. ‘i am really proud of our young carers. despite having a caring role in their family they never complain and they rarely ask for, or need any special consideration. they are very supportive of each other and really enjoy meeting in a group to offer encouragement and express their concerns. this award is a symbol of this supportive spirit and represents the work that we do, in partnership with havant young carers who are always there to offer opportunities and advice.’ – laura copeman – home/school support officer comments made by some of our young carers: ‘ when i go to the young carers group i can let my emotions out, whether i feel happy or angry. i enjoy going to make friends and because it is fun.’ ‘without the young carers group i would be more quiet and would bottle it up if i was angry or sad. i would feel much

more stressed out.’ young carers are responsible for emotional, practical or physical care for a parent, sibling or other family member who has a physical disability, mental health issue or substance misuse issue. the 2011

school days a year and often have lower levels of self-confidence, mental well-being and significantly lower educational attainment at gcse level, because of their caring role. ofsted's common inspection framework states that inspectors will look at how well schools support young carers. while some schools are doing this really well, others struggle and this causes real problems for young carers. to help schools support young carers, the programme offers a step-by-step guide for leaders, teachers and nonteaching staff, with practical tools designed to make it as easy as possible for schools. staff can also receive training through webinars and events and the programme also features a newsletter each term highlighting relevant policy developments, spotlighting good practice and giving updates on the programme’s successes. census statistics revealed that there are “to achieve their Bronze award just over 166,000 young carers in england, warblington school has demonstrated that but research reveals that this is just the tip it supports young carers in many ways, of the iceberg. the true figure could be including homework clubs and drop-in closer to 800,000 young carers in england, sessions with a member of staff who is equivalent to one in five secondary aged responsible for this vulnerable group of school children many of whom are pupils. vital information about how to unrecognised and unsupported. identify young carers is made available to research carried out by carers trust all school staff, and noticeboards and the and the children's society shows that, on school web page let students and their average, young carers miss or cut short 48 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| families know where to go for help”. the programme is open to all schools in england and to sign up schools just need

to visit www.youngcarersinschools.com giles meyer, chief executive of carers trust, today congratulated award-winning schools, saying: “the young carers in schools programme is helping to transform schools and support staff across england. schools play a vital role in a young carer’s life, as many care for relatives without their teachers even knowing what they do. on average young carers will miss a day of school each month as a result of their caring role, so the steps schools take to identify and support them can have a huge impact on their learning, well-being and life chances.” helen leadbitter, national young carers lead at the children’s society, is delighted that the young carers in schools programme is bringing about national change. “hundreds of schools across england are participating in the young carers in schools programme, using the tools and resources to improve their support systems, and ensuring that no child need miss out on educational opportunities because they are a carer. 74% of schools who have achieved a young carers in schools award have noticed improved attendance among their young carers, and 94% have noticed improvements in their well-being and confidence.”


New Book by Denmead Author upwardly mobile dan fisher feels that he has, at last, got a firm foothold on the career ladder. he is looking forward to the holiday of a lifetime with his young family when, at the age of 36 everything suddenly goes wrong. he finds himself on an uphill struggle trying desperately to cope singlehandedly in looking after his invalid wife and children whilst earning a living. he has always been a dab hand with the vacuum cleaner and polishing rags, but he is now thrust into the deep end of domesticity. Just when he thinks that things can’t get any worse, the hand of fate unexpectedly slaps him even harder. he grapples with the problems thrown-out by his wife’s illness; battling with religious fanatics, his antagonistic relatives, social services, the child support agency and the legal system. dan’s story is based on true events and charts the struggle to win through in the face of adversity. it tells how he becomes a changed man, understanding and coping with the pressures of modern-day working life on domestic bliss. there is plenty of tongue-in-cheek humour to enjoy amidst the dramas played out by adults behaving badly.

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About the Author tony ashridge lives in denmead and draws a lot of inspiration for his books from local villages and towns in the area. tony worked twenty-five years as a teacher in hampshire schools; bringing up his three children as a single. his first novel, mr. domestic on sale at amazon for £7.99 takes a single dad’s tongue-in-cheek view of the world.


Cycling mike skiffins - portsmouth ctc.

the covid restrictions have made group cycling out of the question, but cycling alone, or with a single ‘buddy’ has been the only permitted bike related outdoor activity. not only that, but cafés were closed apart from takeaways. so there was nowhere to sit down and refresh halfway through a ride and we all tended to keep our exercise trips short. so, it was with huge relief that on 2nd december when the rules were eased that we were permitted, at last, to ride in groups of up to six. six is a nice number for a small group ride as it allows the group to keep together, and does not take up a lot of road space. Being compact we can keep together and nobody gets left behind. not only that,

although we all arrive together we do not overwhelm the café staff. portsmouth ctc have started to organise ‘pop-up’ rides which are announced in the club newsletter, showing a destination and a leader, and the first five members to apply have an opportunity to join the ride on the date stated. the ride on the 2nd was billed as an easy ride, led by andy henderson, and took some fairly flat roads to Bosham via Bosham hoe and along the seafront just beating the

rising tide in time for a coffee stop at wendy’s.there they have plenty of outside seating, under cover so six riders spaced around two tables enable social distancing whilst still able to chat in the open air.the refreshments , once ordered, are brought out on a tray and the server withdraws whilst the customers help themselves. a very neat solution, reducing exposure between both staff and customers. suitably refreshed and relaxed, andy led the group back to havant, taking most

of them on a detour (or extension if you prefer) around prinsted, whilst a couple of riders who needed to get back home for lunch or other appointments returned by the direct route along the a259. a delightful break in the enforced stay-cation. thanks, andy. since then several pop up rides have “popped up”, to various destinations, at various levels of exercise, been ridden and enjoyed by club members happy to have the opportunity to get out with a few old or new friends and enjoy our local scenery whilst keeping a safe distance apart in the open air. not back to normal, nor even the “new normal” but how it is, and making the most of it.


Cycle Clinic By mike skiffins, portsmouth ctc http://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk

Q I keep reading about Doctor Bike sessions. What are they really? a dr Bike is an idea which is supported by cycling uk and in havant is organised by repair café havant. the idea is to help people get riding, and to be confident that their bikes are safe to ride. with government encouragement to move away from motoring and on to public transport or the less polluting bicycle many people are digging out their old bikes. the free sessions start with a check of all the main points of the bike for wear and tightness. any faults found are either adjusted or replaced unless they are too complex for the short session available, but brake pads and cables can be fixed if they are badly worn. tyres may have punctures, which can be fixed, and pumped up to the right pressure. all over the bike there are things which can get too tight or too loose, and the experienced cyclists will know how to put it right.

overall for this free check up they will spend up to half an hour on each bike. however, not everything can be fixed outside a fully equipped workshop, so if anything too major is found the owner will be given a written report and advised to take the bike to a proper bike shop. sometimes a bike will have so much wrong with it that a bike shop would charge more than the bike is worth, and the owner sadly needs to be told that is the case. repair cafe organised several sessions in 2020, but repairing bikes in havant park in the depths of winter hasn’t been advisable so three or four sessions are planned for february and march 2021 hosted by warblington school. details are still being sorted out and anyway it is better to have a booking to make sure each bike can be seen. to get notice of when the next session is arranged, and to book your bike in, contact www.repaircafehavant.org.uk





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s w e Park Community School N MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SCHOOL What a year it has been! Thank you for your support in helping us to ensure Park continues to be a school in which students continue to thrive. We have said goodbye to Mrs Dare, Mrs Harrison, two long standing members of staff. Mrs Dare has worked at Park for 20 years and supported many children over this time. Mrs Harrison has left us after 14 years having inspired many students in English and many trainee teachers in her role of leading the Solent Scitt. Their contributions over their time at Park have had a significant impact on our school and would like to thank them for the difference they have made and wish them every happiness in their future endeavours. Happy New Year to all PO9 Newspaper Readers.

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‘CAMP IN THE CLOUD’ FOR CHILDREN LIVING WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES national charity diabetes research and wellness foundation (drwf) is throwing a lifeline to families whose children are living with type 1 diabetes during the covid-19 pandemic by inviting them to ‘camp in the cloud’ where they can access the latest help, advice and support in a fun and accessible way. more than nine out of ten children and young people living with diabetes have the type 1 variety – an autoimmune condition that can’t be prevented and is not linked to diet. “there are over 22,000 young people under the age of seventeen with diabetes in england and covid-19 has caused great anxiety for them and their families,” says drwf ceo sarah tutton. “the vast majority have type 1 and we have launched a free virtual version of the ‘over the wall’ outdoor residential event with 50 family places released this week for the 2021

free event to relieve anxiety and feelings of isolation during pandemic launched by diabetes research and wellness

programme, scheduled for Saturday 27 March.this camp is only open to those living within england. a second camp in the cloud will be hosted on saturday 16thoctober, which will be open to families resident across the uk .” drwf is committed to supporting people living with all types of diabetes to lead as full a life as possible by developing a proactive self-care approach to successful self-management. the charity uses ‘staying well until a cure is found’ as their platform for all their diabetes wellness events to provide education and support across the country. the charity has seen more than 4,500 people benefit from their events over the past twenty years. physical events have been postponed since early this year because of the current health situation. sarah tutton explained: “during these difficult times we are pleased to be able to

continue to support people living with diabetes through a variety of means. the continuing partnership with over the wall means we can also offer this unique family camp in the cloud experience to families with at least one child aged up to seventeen living with type 1 diabetes, the whole family will benefit, including other siblings up to the age of seventeen. we’ve partnered with over the wall to provide a virtual version of the popular outdoor event we’ve held in the past.” applications opened in december and there are fifty family places available for both camps. families interested in the camp can apply online at www.otw.org.uk where all the information is available. the camp in the cloud addresses the needs of all the children with the aim of bringing the magic of the residential camps

directly into their homes, plus for those families who are unable to attend a physical camp, this camp in the cloud offers an amazing opportunity for their children to benefit from the activities and chance to meet other children living with type 1, make friends and have the chance to share experiences and learn. camp in the cloud activity boxes will be delivered to the campers and families with hundreds of children logging on to a bespoke online platform for a fully interactive camp experience


National Park gives funding boost of almost £1.8m to community infrastructure projects

new cycling and walking routes, safe pedestrian crossings and an inspiring initiative to help young people are among the community projects to benefit from a funding boost from the south downs national park authority. a raft of initiatives across hampshire and sussex are set to benefit from a fund set up and administered by the sdnpa called the community infrastructure levy (cil), which is paid by developers to support new local infrastructure. eight individual projects are set to receive a share of just over £900,000, while just over £600,000 has been earmarked to support community infrastructure projects

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for hampshire county council, west sussex county council and east sussex county council. in addition to the £1.5m, a further £280,000 has been given to 33 parishes for their own projects. community infrastructure covers a wide range of purposes, including transport, access, education, community buildings, climate change mitigation, green infrastructure such as tree planting, and recreation. among the projects will be an extension of the popular centurion way,

following the former chichester to midhurst railway line. the works will create a new 5.3km multi-user path from west dean to the south downs way at cocking – giving cyclists and walkers disabled-friendly year-round access into the heart of stunning countryside. another beneficiary will be petersfield’s kings arms youth project, helping towards the purchase of, and

improvement works to, a new permanent home for the project in petersfield town centre. the project supports local young people affected by challenging home circumstances, as well as stress and anxiety-related conditions. the fresh cil funding comes after a previous tranche of funding, announced last January, benefited 20 projects across sussex and hampshire that took a share of £550,000. tim slaney, director of planning at the south downs national park authority, said: “in 2020 we began a new decade for the national park by announcing some significant cil funding and we’re pleased to be finishing 2020 with this good news. “good infrastructure, particularly around access, recreation and well-being, can make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives. a number of these projects will significantly improve access to the countryside, helping more people to connect with nature and reap the health and well-being benefits. after such a difficult year for so many people, i hope we can all agree that access to this beautiful landscape has provided great comfort and will continue to do so in the years ahead. “the community infrastructure levy is one of the cornerstones of our role as a planning authority, ensuring benefits flow from any acceptable development. it’s wonderful to be able to help so many communities with such a varied range of projects.” all the cil funding has been drawn from developers’ contributions taken from the 2019/2020 financial year.


Don’t stop Wining Spain Value and Quality

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Jonathan looks at the value end of spain’s wine producing regions. when we talk about spanish wines we mainly think of rioja, arguably spain’s most important wine producing region. however, the rest of spain produces some fantastic wines which won’t cost you the earth. spain is now enjoying huge growth on the international market particularly due to the quality of its entry level wines and low production costs. another major factor in its popularity growth is the fact that many producers are now turning to spain’s indigenous advantages and traditional wine making practices. the native grape varieties are once again being favoured by many of the producers. climate, on the other hand can be problematic. the extremely hot summers and long sunshine hours can cause the vines to shut down and stop the grapes from ripening so gaining sufficient sugar levels before the harvest can issue difficulties. since 2003 irrigation has been permitted but only on individual cases and most producers prefer not to pay the huge costs to install it. the largest of spain’s wine producing region is la mancha situated in the middle of the country next to madrid. it is bigger than all of australia’s wine regions put together, and is the largest continuous vine growing region in the world with around 500,000 acres of vineyards. the main grape variety used here for reds is tempranillo along with grenache, but international varieties are also making waves such as cabernet, merlot and shiraz. for whites, the airen grape dominates, but again the more recognised varieties such as sauvignon and chardonnay are also grown. more known for growing oranges then grapes,valencia is now producing wines of quality and value. this do situated further south then la mancha, was established in the late 50’s has around 13,000ha under vine with around 101 wineries with the majority being cooperatives. these co-operatives now employ much more professional and skilled managers then they traditionally did in previous years meaning the wines now are much better in quality while still maintaining that affordable price point.

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produced from grenache, shiraz and monastrell grapes it has a smooth soft rounded character with a hint of oak. the white is a blend of sauvignon blanc and airen grapes. much lighter than a straight sauvignon blanc and with a touch more fruit. Vina Mariposa Vino de Espana red and white £7.99 (two for £14)

these two wines are perfect for everyday drinking. the red is made from tempranillo and is light and soft with loads of red berry fruit characters and the white is crisp and rounded with a touch of tropical fruit flavours. Both are 11% alcohol making them great drinking on their own or with tapas and paella. VIN wines are open throughout lock down 10am – 6pm Mon – Sat however we are also offering a FREE LOCAL DELIVERY service on 6 bottles or more. 10% discount is also applied on 6 bottles or more.

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seville oranges are in season, and lockdown is the perfect time to make your own marmalade. it is a therapeutic process which fills the entire house with scented, warm citrus, and you can create gifts for friends and neighbours while stocking up for a year of breakfasts. you can experiment with your marmalade, using lemons, grapefruit, ginger or whiskey to adjust the flavour, and you can vary the texture, from thick slices of rind to no rind at all, depending on exactly how you like your marmalade. these tips really help: • use a thick-bottomed pan that is wider than it is tall • the quicker the better – so heat up your sugar before you add it to the oranges by placing it in a saucepan for 15 mins at a moderate heat but avoid caramelizing it. • heat the oranges for 10 minutes before adding the sugar to evaporate water and ensure the rind has started to soften. • you can skim off any scum or residue at the end Ingredients (makes 12-14 jars) • 2kg seville oranges • 4 lemons • 7 pints water • 4kg granulated sugar Method 1. put all the lemons & oranges into a basin of lukewarm water and give them a good wash. put the washed fruit into a large saucepan or preserving pan. add the water and put the lid on. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 11½ hours.you should be able to easily slice through the skin when they are ready. allow to cool in the liquid.

2. remove the seville oranges from the water and with a sharp knife, cut the cooled fruit into quarters and scrape out the pulp and pips. add the pips, pulp and juice back into cooking the pan with the water. Boil the pips and pulp for a full 10 minutes and then strain. retain the juice but discard the pulp and pips. 3. meanwhile, put the sugar in a roasting tin or bowl and put into a low oven to warm through. this will make it easier for the sugar to dissolve. 4. put your clean jam jars into the low oven to warm through ready for potting the marmalade. 5. chop or slice the orange and lemon peel to your favourite size and shape. put the chopped peel into the reserved water. Bring to the boil. add the warm sugar. stir over a gentle heat until you are sure that all the sugar has dissolved. Bring this mixture to the boil and continue to boil rapidly without stirring for approximately half an hour.you are aiming to reach setting point. 6. leave the marmalade in the hot pan for a short time until it shows that it is beginning to set properly. the peel will be showing signs of becoming “suspended” in the mixture. 7. carefully ladle the hot marmalade into warm, clean jam jars. these should have been warmed up in a low oven for at least 30 minutes beforehand. 8. seal the finished jars. to test for setting point: put a small spoonful of cooked marmalade onto a very cold saucer. (keep a few at the ready in the fridge or freezer). allow it to cool a little and then push it with your finger, or tilt the dish to one side. if the marmalade wrinkles up, it is ready.

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Portsmouth Water consults on plans Portsmouth Water Limited to grow its community partnership OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP portsmouth water is developing a community partnership with its local communities in a bid to achieve more together – and is keen to hear everyone’s views. the water company, which has supplied local communities for more than 160 years, has produced a leaflet and film to outline the partnership and created an online survey to gather feedback. it wants to extend its work with communities, schools, charities and local environmental initiatives, to go beyond its daily work ensuring a reliable supply of drinking water for future generations. this could involve doing more to support wildlife, create education and training opportunities and lend a hand to vulnerable customers. the community partnership is being led by employees on the company’s young person’s Board, which supports younger staff to give valuable input into the future role of the company. sam dawson, chair of the young person’s Board said: “ultimately, we just want to help our communities and work together in partnership, to achieve greater things for the whole society.” “for portsmouth water, working with our community has always been part of our dna and this partnership aims to show our

commitment to continuously improving the way we do this to enrich both our community and our company.” “to do this well, we now want to take our community partnership into the community to hear people’s views and make sure we know what’s important to them.” examples of where the company and communities can achieve more together include: • using water wisely – at home and work, supported with advice and tools • making the company aware of vulnerable customers so they can get the help they need • sharing information on leaks to help the company fix them more quickly and save water • providing honest feedback so the company can continue to learn and improve. people can find more information on the partnership, watch a short film and fill in a survey online at portsmouthwater.co.uk. Just click on the community partnership consultation icon.

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COVID AND HAVANT U3A the u3a movement is aimed at those who are in their ‘third age’ and is represented in most cities towns and larger villages nationwide. it welcomes those who are no longer in full time employment but have a wealth of experience gained through a lifetimes of work and hobbies and who wish to join with others in a similar situation and share these experiences.this is achieved by joining or even starting special interest groups. in normal times the core of our programme is the monthly meeting where members come together to listen to an interesting speaker, to socialise and to catch up with the latest events in our u3a. these meetings are held in Bedhampton community centre on the 3rd thursday of the month at 2pm but as this is now impossible we use Zoom. using this medium we have continued with our meetings and recently have heard a fascinating talk by ruth wayne on ‘hope afloat- the work of the mercy ship and in november we heard all about the ffestiniog and welsh highland railways, past, present and future from stephen murfitt. looking

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forward we hope to continue in this way until that happy day arrives when normal service can be resume. we have thirty special interest groups which cover a wide range of specialities and interests, they are run by their members and are the life blood of the u3a movement. many of these groups have continued to function during lockdown by utilising, the facilities offered by Zoom. an illustration of this is the wine appreciation group issuing monthly newsletters and even using Zoom to continue with their monthly wine tasting sessions , the local history and the environment and technology groups which have attracted an increase in interest and our group convenors who have taken advantage of a Zoom tuition course.the aim of all groups is to have fun , learn and enjoy the pursuit of their interests. as well as these activities we would

normally hold social functions and organise coach trips to places of interest. we are finding it quite possible to pursue our social activities using Zoom and have held our summer party in this manner and are looking forward to holding our christmas

party in the same manner. new members would be made welcome and those interested can find all the information about our activities by telepone at: 023 9261 1350 or on our web site : www.havantu3a.org.uk


Looking up in Havant

one of the side effects of the covid pandemic has been that none of us has been able to sit inside our favourite coffee shops. for some of us this has meant having our takeaway on a public bench or somewhere in the open. in central havant the benches outside st faiths church in west street are augmented by the low wall at just the right height to sit and sup, so with reduced traffic, including pedestrians, we have been left with the buildings opposite to examine with more than a passing glance. there is a surprising amount of interest to be gained by ignoring the shop windows and looking up! the tallest of the frontages are the bank at 2-4 west street, surmounted by attic windows with slightly decorative window surrounds, but

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these are eclipsed by the ornate gable ends of no. 6 – currently occupied by a charity shop. the curves and loops of the scroll work provide occasional perches for birds, but also a few weeds – inevitable in the circumstances, but clearly cleared regularly and the paint work kept fresh. at first floor level, above the coffee shop and estate agents (nos. 8 and 10) the window openings have been picked out with yellow brickwork in a symmetrical pattern – narrow arch top ( hidden in this photo by the adjoining building), square, wide arch top, a bay window which obviously replaced another square surround, and finally another narrow archtop (over-painted white). above roof level the chimneys include several examples of

clay chimney pots decorated with cream coloured bands. these are fareham chimneys – still made today, but early photographs from the 1920s show them as originals in place about 100 years ago. next we have the pharmacists and here the top of the wall, just below the gutter is nicely picked out with alternate projecting bricks to make a decorative pattern. this line of bricks seems to sag in the middle, but again, old photographs show that it has been stable like that for a very long time. i wonder whether the building was originally two houses, or shops, with smaller windows and the dividing wall was removed to make a larger shop. any loss of support must have been corrected because the windows above are straight, as

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is the roof above. the window surrounds seem to have been deliberately reconstructed to echo the attic windows on the bank at no.4. this attractive row of individual buildings combine to form a terrace reflecting the many changes over the last 100 years, and possibly more, and the different styles of fashion, usage, and possibly wealth, because the gable ends of no. 6 would certainly not have been cheap to build. what a wealth of interest, just above eye level in just a short stretch of buildings. i am not competent to talk in detail about the architecture or history of each building, but perhaps our readers, better qualified, would care to submit interesting details. meanwhile, in havant, it pays to look up


Tranquil photograph of wintry walk among sunlit trees wins National Park competition the stunningly serene picture right of walkers on a sunny winter’s day is the winner of the south downs national park’s annual photo competition. “chanctonbury ring” by tim kahane below, took the top spot in the popular photography contest, which attracted over 400 entries: a record-breaking number for the competition. the theme for this year was “my tranquil haven” and judges agreed that tim’s peaceful photograph met the brief perfectly, capturing a moment of serenity amid the uncertainty of 2020. meanwhile, the competition also included a separate category for best wildlife image – with first place going to an extraordinary photograph of a hare sprinting across a snowy field in the south downs - below right. the competition judges were awardwinning photographers finn hopson, carlotta luke and rachael talibart, as well as nick heasman, countryside policy manager for the south downs national park authority, and doug Jones, sdnpa member, of the winning image, rachael said: “i really like the look of trees in winter and there’s a soft light hitting some of these trees that i find very pleasing to the eye. the trees create the effect of this being a safe haven and i love that.” nick said: “this is the epitome of a tranquil haven. chanctonbury ring is an amazing place, shrouded in history and folklore and a real beacon on the south downs. this image captures its magical beauty exceptionally well.” carlotta added: “i would like to be right

there – it just feels so peaceful.” photographer tim, who hails from west chiltington in west sussex and receives a £250 prize, said: “i grew up in the shadow of the south downs and their contour has been the backdrop to my life. every day the school bus would follow their line and every day chanctonbury ring would dominate the skyline. this emphatic grouping of trees high on a scarp hillside and alone in their mythical company remains an iconic landmark in my life. “the downlands are a constant source of inspiration. my photograph of chanctonbury ring on a winter’s afternoon is an essence of my relationship with those memories and the landscape. a fraction of a second in 80 million years of evolution.” winning the wildlife category was richard murray with “winter runner”, a stunning photograph taken in selbourne, hampshire. finn said: “i’ve seen a hare once on the downs and it was fantastic. to capture this moment of a hare in full sprinting mode is very impressive.” carlotta added: “the hare is caught off the ground, obviously running really fast and its face is looking right at the photographer. i love seeing the snowflakes suspended in the air.you get a sense for how fast the hare is.”

photographer richard, who hails from waterloville in hampshire and wins £100, said: “i visited this location on numerous occasions to photograph local hares and formed a good understanding of their movements in the area. on the morning i took the photograph the landscape was transformed by a light dusting of snow and i sat still for well over an hour in a field verge with the snow falling around me. i was frozen and about to give up when my patience was rewarded as a drove of hares appeared across the field in front of me. looking through my camera's viewfinder and seeing these majestic animals in the falling snow sprinting towards me was an unforgettable experience. “i feel incredibly privileged to live so close to the south downs national park and to have

access to such a wide variety of beautiful landscapes and animals to photograph in the area.to have won the wildlife category of the south downs photography competition is a surprise and huge honour.” the judging panel also highlycommended four images: “rivers of mist” by stuart hutchinson; “sunrise through the wildflowers” by shelley cornes; “reflected little egret” by John lauper and “wheat ear” by william Johns-warner. all the winning and commended images, as well as 13 other shortlisted images, will now be put forward to the people’s choice. people will be able to vote online from thursday, 7 January for their favourite photograph and the winning photographer will receive £100. the online poll closes at midnight on 31 January. visit www.southdowns.gov.uk to cast your vote.

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What’s on Hayling Island Horticultural Society we are holding another virtual spring show on 27th March 2021 and entries are due in from 24th – 27th March. full details of classes can also be found on our facebook page and website: www.hihs.org.uk last year was a great success and an added incentive this year is the offer of prizes! we have thought long and hard about classes to include everyone, so you should be able find something to enter. handicrafts were particularly popular, so we have divided this class up into three sections. the show is open to non-members as well as members of the society. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

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Havant WEA spring Zoom/Canvas Courses 23 March: What do Art Historians Do? ref: c3746095 tutor prasannajit de silva. the aim of this course, is to introduce some of the different approaches that have been used by art historians and to explore what insight these different methodologies can offer into works of art. there will be ten sessions of 2 hours per session on tuesdays at 10 00am. the fee for the whole course is £64.00 25 March: Mistresses and Favourites ref: c3746097 tutor Jennifer goldsmith. mistresses and favourites wielded power through access to the “royal ear” and so to wealth and influence. this course, considers how the impact of these individuals influenced society and sometimes even contributed to civil wars and regime change. there will be 10 sessions for 2 hours per session on thursdays at 10 00am. the fee for the course is £64.00, which includes accreditation and materials if applicable. 13 and 27 March: Arts and Craft Movement ref: c3746096 tutor Janet sinclair. the aim is to introduce the origins and practice of a 19th century style founded on nature, morality and idealism. to see how it encompassed the everyday to the luxurious on a scale from architecture to jewellery and to see how it influences lives today. there will be 3 sessions of 1.5 hours per session saturdays at 10 00am. the fee for the course is £14.40 to register for a course contact www.wea.org.uk/find-course or phone: 0300 303 3464 - calls to 0300 numbers are charged at a local rate.


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Havant Councillor urges residents who’ve had coronavirus to donate plasma Hayling Lifeboats launch 76 times in 2020 in an abnormal year due to covid-19, the two lifeboats went to a ‘normal’ number of incidents but 60% of these were concentrated in the summer with twenty in late may-June following the lifting of the first lockdown. the fine weather meant lots of people on the beaches and we searched for twenty missing children, all found safe and well. we helped kite surfers, windsurfers, paddle boarders and kayakers, plus two jet skis. nine yachts ran aground and a speedboat drove at speed up the shore causing a subsequent argument.yacht tenders/dinghies had engine problems, went adrift and more seriously capsized with the occupants’ needing help especially when they didn’t have life-jackets on! four

motor boats and a yacht had engine problems, and two yachts developed a leak and one of these in november sank on its mooring but we rescued the skipper and his two cats. we got to two walkers and their dog just in time when they were cut off by the tide, and plucked two swimmers to safety found hanging onto eastoke Buoy in cold november seas. perhaps the most serious incident was when six young folk capsized in a rib in waves off hayling but all were ok after treatment. so in a year when thirty-eight people were saved and we have stayed operational throughout, we hope for a better 2021 for our brave crew members and all our supporters.

cllr gary robinson, havant Borough council member for Bedhampton, is urging residents who have had coronavirus to donate their blood plasma. cllr robinson was one of the first people to donate his blood plasma at a new donation centre near chichester. after a virus, your plasma contains antibodies that help fight infection and transfusion of plasma from someone who has recovered from coronavirus may help people who are still ill. the procedure is similar to giving blood. trials are underway to understand the effectiveness of this treatment, but the nhs is urgently looking for donors. cllr robinson said: “i visited the donor centre at the hilton hotel in arundel to donate my plasma, and in fact i was the second person to donate at this new centre.

“i am told that my plasma will help someone fighting the virus, probably on a ventilator, to help them recover. “although i have now recovered from coronavirus, having lost a family member who was only 47 in may, it resonates with me and i hope that others will donate too.” find out how you can help at: www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/how-you-canhelp/convalescent-plasma-clinical-trial


Evidence shows damage to River Ems the friends of the ems group, formed by people in westbourne and the surrounding area, has assembled a dossier of evidence to show how the river has been harmed. the group believes the river is being seriously damaged by the amount of water being removed from its underground sources, and is lobbying portsmouth water and the environment agency for a reduction. it has been backed by chichester mp gillian keegan and local councillors. a group spokesperson said: ‘since we formed back in september we’ve done a lot of research, which has included uncovering past reports, speaking to experts and recording the memories of local people. ‘we’ve gathered a lot of evidence which we believe shows how much the river has deteriorated over the years. it’s now at a very worrying point and action is needed to save it. ‘having enough water in our taps is of vital importance. But the social and environmental benefits of a fully functioning river are also of immense value. ‘the ems is a very rare chalk stream, one of only about 200 of its kind on earth. it’s a vital resource for local people as well as for wildlife. walkers find beauty and relaxation along its banks. children play in it, feed the ducks, catch tiddlers and experience nature. it has a huge role in the well-being and mental health of the community. ‘we believe it must be possible to find a way of reducing pressure on the river while maintaining a water supply.’ the group, known as fote, says the

ems was healthier and flowed more strongly in the past, before modern-day abstraction (removal of water) by portsmouth water. it says: • past editions of the national angling guide where to fish show that the river has changed dramatically. from at least 1928 through to 1966, the guide’s description of the ems was consistent. it said the river ‘rises above racton’ and has ‘good trouting’. By 1967 the entry had been modified to: ‘rises above racton, trout, but upper reaches are dry most of summer’. By 1973 there was no mention of the ems as a place to fish at all. • there was a commercial angling club at aldemoor/lord’s fishpond (alongside foxbury lane, just before woodmancote lane) that died out in the early 1970s, after abstraction began. • the domesday Book (1086) listed four mills and a fishery at westbourne, a mill at warblington, a mill at newtimber (close to warblington), a mill at lordington, two mills at nutbourne and three mills at Bosham. the four mills at westbourne were recorded as the most valuable in the area, well above the average for mills in sussex. this suggests they were stronger than average. the fact that there was a mill at lordington suggests there was once a much greater flow of water there. on the 1640 map of westbourne there are at least two watermills in the village itself (river street and king street), and up to five

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fisheries. • the area had extensive water meadows and watercress beds, visible to this day on lidar (aerial laser survey) maps. • there was a sheepwash below Broadwash Bridge (on the common road, just north of foxbury lane) that was used to wash flocks in June before they were sheared. • numerous oral history records suggest that the river was never dry below aldemoor/lord’s fishpond, north of westbourne, before

abstraction began in the 1960s. it was rarely dry below Broadwash Bridge, and for extensive parts of the year trout and eels could be found as far north as mitchamer pond below stoughton. • plant and animal surveys reported to the environment agency in 2007 suggest the ems used to be perennial (flowing year-round) below Broadwash bridge. fote says climate change or urbanisation cannot account for this reduction in the strength of the river.

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What is happening at Southbourne Surgery? …when can i get my covid vaccination? things have continued to move quickly as the coronavirus has resulted in all of us making changes to our daily routines. we are now in the middle of a second wave and as a result we are all now part of a national stay at home order. this means that all of us are facing restrictions in the way that we can go about our daily lives. at southbourne surgery we continue to follow government guidelines and follow the standard operating procedures laid out by nhs england. these state that all patients should be assessed using a telephone triage system before a clinical decision is made on whether to carry out a face to face examination. this is to reduce the risk to everyone involved – patients, staff and the local community. at the start of the pandemic an essex gp surgery was identified as a source of multiple infections which then resulted in an outbreak in the local area. By reducing the risk it also means we have been able to remain open and that throughout the whole of the pandemic we have only had three members of staff contract covid, none of whom have caught

the virus in the surgery but as the result of contact with family members or friends. all of our staff have remained vigilant throughout and followed all government and nhs advice about social distancing etc. we continue to ask all patients from age 4 upwards to wear a face covering when coming into the surgery. this is particularly important as we operate in the middle of the second wave. we continue to ask patients to call the surgery between 0830 and midday for routine consultations and urgent on the day issues. after midday we are currently only able to accept urgent on the day requests. we have continued to operate throughout the pandemic and between october 1st and december 29th have had 11,199 patient contacts.this includes telephone consultations, nursing appointments, face to face clinical consultations, sms contacts, econsults and video consultations. it also includes vaccinating over 2500 people against the flu – no mean feat when it has to take account of social distancing rules and government guidelines that are updated on a regular basis.

all of our staff have worked throughout the pandemic and many have volunteered their time to work in covid vaccination clinics. like all services, we have at times been temporarily understaffed due to people having to selfisolate. this means that occasionally it will be more difficult to get through on the phone or it may take longer than we would like for a clinician to make contact with a patient. for up to date information about covid vaccinations please check the news section of our website which is regularly updated. if you have signs and symptoms that are causing you to think that you need to consult with a doctor please don’t wait to make contact. we will see anyone who needs to be seen in the safest way possible and make any necessary referrals. we continue to carry out cervical smears and urge anyone who is contacted to

arrange an appointment as they normally would. if you have had a pain that has lasted for 3 or more weeks, have a lump that wasn’t there before or have blood in your poo or wee please contact the surgery to arrange a consultation. everyone at our surgery recognises the frustrations of those patients who have waited in a telephone queue or struggled to get through when we have been exceptionally busy. throughout this period of time we have continued to learn and make adjustments to our practice so that we can offer a high quality service within government advice and guidance. we will continue to do so as the vaccination program increases and will endeavour to keep up the high standards that we have set throughout. we remain open and available to all patients – it is the way that we are operating that has changed and evolved over time.




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hello from your favourite out and about reporter at the cat and rabbit rescue centre, hulky Bear. Just to let you all know that last month’s pet of the month mccarthy is still at the centre patiently waiting for his forever home. i hope you all had a lovely christmas and new year’s and you were able to enjoy some time with your loved ones. christmas was a lot quieter for us at the centre as unfortunately we were unable to have any volunteers to help us this year. usually we would have many of our lovely supporters giving up their time to help us on christmas day and Boxing day looking after the animals. we all missed having them here and i especially missed my extra cuddles and treats. however, of course my staff made sure i was treated like the prince i am. i am so impressed with my staff and the dedication they have shown to the centre this year, i wish i could give them a treat but of course they do get to tickle my belly and you have to

be special for me to let you do that. a few months ago, a man brought a male guinea pig into us after he lost his job due to covid and could no longer afford to look after him. thankfully, we had the space to take him as when the staff got him out of his box they realised he had a lump the size of a tennis ball on his face. poor little piggy he must have been so uncomfortable dragging that around. they took him down to our vet practice in oving as soon as it opened on the monday morning. my staff were so worried thinking it may have been a tumour or something nasty but it ended up just being an abscess. the vets were able to cut it open and remove most of it, the wound was flushed regularly over the next couple of weeks and happily, it cleared up really well. i just wanted to share this little happy story with you, this little piggie has now been bonded with another piggie and is living his best life not having to drag that lump around with him. love hulky

the cat and rabbit rescue centre would love to introduce you to a pair of gorgeous male guinea pigs. happy cherries and fizzy peach have been with us at the centre since october after their owners had a change in circumstances and could no longer look after them. these two are 5 year old brothers and would be looking to find a new loving home together as they get on so well. they are a lovely pair of guinea pigs that enjoy running around their pen and eating lots of grass. fizzy peach does have a small lump in his armpit that the vet is not too concerned with, so he will be on the part foster care scheme so that if anything changes with it in the future he can come back and see our vet at no cost to his owners. happy cherries and fizzy peach have lived indoors their whole life so it would be best for them to continue to live indoors as they are not used to the cold temperatures. these friendly boys really deserve to find their forever homes, they are getting on a little bit now but they would still love to settle

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down in a loving home with lots of cuddles and food! if you think you may be able to offer happy cherries and fizzy peach a loving home please give the centre a call on 01243 641409 or visit our website www.crrc.co.uk P.S Please keep an eye on our website www.crrc.co.uk and our Facebook page for all the latest news and info regarding Re-homing and Centre Life.


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Stronger, More Flexible, Pain-Free Readers … tips and exercises from our award winning chartered physiotherapist my name is natalie march from physio-logical. we hope you found our exercises for neck pain in our last article useful. we have had lots of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis due to home working and walking around in bare feet all day, who have taken up running, or are exercising more than normal. Today’s subject is Plantar Fasciitis, I’ve had it for ages, what can I do to help?” What is Plantar Fasciitis? plantar fasciitis is the third most common injury in runners and approximately 10% of people have plantar fasciitis at some point during their lifetime. it is a pain in the heel and underside of the foot. the plantarfascia itself is a tough band of fibrous tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes. it supports the arch of your foot and takes a lot of load during walking and running. plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury to the fascial sheet on the sole of the foot.

Cause of Plantar Fasciitis • when there is an increased load placed on the plantarfascia by running, walking, playing tennis or by a patient’s biomechanics. • tight calf muscles • poor footwear • poor glutes control • calf muscle weakness What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis? people with plantar fasciitis may have a number of symptoms including: • pain on the bottom of your foot, sometimes going into your heel. • usually the first few steps in the morning are painful but this gradually settles as you continue walking. • walking barefoot, on your toes, going up stairs and running all tend to aggravate the pain. Treatment there are lots of different treatment options from taping, to sports massage to release of tight calf muscles and plantar fasciitis ankle joint mobilisation, strengthening exercises, stretches, acupuncture and ultrasound.

Plantar Fascia Stretch • hold the stretch for 10 seconds, repeat 10 times, at least 3 x day • do this exercise before taking your first step in the morning, and before standing after prolonged sitting Frozen Can or Water Bottle Roll • roll your bare injured foot back and

forth from your heel to your mindarch over a frozen can or bottle. • repeat for 3-5 minutes. this exercise is particular helpful if done first thing in the morning or at the end of the day Heel Raise • every second day for three months. • every heel-rise consisted of a three second concentric phase (going up) and a three second eccentric phase (coming down) with a 2 second isometric phase (pause at the top of the exercise).

• the high-load strength training was slowly progressed throughout the trial as previously reported by kongsgaard et al. • 12 repetition maximum (rm) for three sets. • after two weeks, they increased the load by using a backpack with books and reduced the number of repetitions to 10rm, simultaneously increasing the number of sets to four. • after four weeks, they were instructed to perform 8rm and perform five sets. • they were instructed to keep adding books to the backpack as they became stronger. • a key clinical point is that the calfraises need to be done slowly. if any of the above sounds familiar or if you suffer from plantar fasciitis then we can help you here at physio-logical in stansted park, rowlands castle and horndean. we all regularly see clients with a wide range of foot and heel pain symptoms. call our clinic today on 07835 712306 to find out more about how our team of experienced physiotherapists, sports therapists and soft tissue therapist can help. alternatively you can get in contact with us via: enquiries@physio-logical.net


Leigh Park Community Mural way back in the summer artscape’s project manager mandie molyneux had an impromptu distancing meeting in a car park with local leigh park resident Jon miness, who had put a shout out on facebook to get everyone to flood the area with art, colour, paint and positivity. as not only were we in the grip of the first long lockdown, the area was facing and dealing with many other horrendous situations, and although we couldn’t directly address this, we wanted to bring people together with a common goal using art. as the meeting continued, mandie suggested a mural project that could involve everyone and anyone. of course this was not thought through and an impulse idea, which Jon quickly picked up on. having had many false hopes of starting the project over the summer months, the project is now set up and ready to roll out over christmas and the winter months. the idea is quite simple and will be

done in three stages. first stage: using collection dates for materials, is have a celebratory event, engaging local plywood boards and a limited selection of currently on hold due to the impact of the musicians and other organisations. coloured paint, create your own pattern current virus situation. however we are if you are interested in taking part, or loosely based on the theme of virus.you are anticipating resuming during february. this finding out more, head over to: free to make up your own, only the photos project is fully inclusive and open to all https://www.facebook.com/groups/1914740 of the actual virus are quite extraordinary regardless of age. we want it to go large 65925827 http://artscapeart.weebly.com/ and actually quite beautiful says mandie. and put us on the map for creating artscapecontact@gmail.com stage two: will be to display your something extraordinary. There is no cost for you to take artwork(s) in your front room window and we hope that by the time we reach part, although any donations would share them on the designated facebook this final stage that it will be safe for us to always be most welcome. page, stating which road they are on. this |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| will form a simple fun trail when taking a walk out on your own or with the kids. Traditional Home-Made Food Sandwiches, Baps and Paninis to eat or takeaway stage three (which we are still seeking We also offer a delivery services to local businesses funding for) will be collecting and varnishing each All day Breakfasts, Lunches & Cakes one so that they are sealed from the elements, Daily Specials Board with Roast Lunch served every Wednesday and a time for engaging lots of volunteers to help get this not so fun part done. finally they will be laid together and photographed by drone, before being sorted The Square, Westbourne Opening hours: into beautiful murals that will adorn the side Tel: 01243 377966 Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.00pm of buildings in and across park parade. Saturday 8.30am-2.00pm (buildings yet to be decided and agreed)

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“…after seeking recommend ations, i made a decision to go to am ir for my implants. they healed won derfully, and the colour match is perfect . no one knows i have them.”

“it’s been five years since having my implants. i’m over the moon with the results as i can now eat and smile without the worry of wearing a denture.”


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