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the solent male voice choir had a busy may. it all started with a lunchtime this is an independent newspaper printed by associated print holdings ltd. portsmouth, united kingdom concert in st faith’s church, havant. the concert, on may 4th, was in aid of the st ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| faith’s Big Build fund. received by the society’s members and guests. perfect harmony, some challenging pieces. on 19th may, smvc sang for the on 24th may, back at st faith’s church, the smvc premiered some new pieces for petersfield welsh society. the concert was choir joined up with the children of Bosmere them including a medley of perry como originally planned to celebrate the society’s Junior school choir for a joint concert in aid of songs in set entitled “nice ‘n’ easy”. 50th anniversary but had to be postponed both the st faith’s Big Build fund and the a packed audience enjoyed the for two years due to the pandemic. the sands neonatal Bereavement chairty. concert which raised over £400 from a suitably predominantly welsh concert, with fifty children performed beautifully, in noteretiring collection. several songs actually sung in welsh, was well

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Beer Festivals & Events By Jonathan Khoo, Brewer & owner at The Emsworth Brewhouse

Beer festivals are a great way to sample beers from breweries far and wide and try out some new styles. Here are a few you might want to try.

Warrior Fest 5 & 6th August HMS Warrior Craft beer on HMS Warrior! What's not to love. London Craft Beer Festival 1213th August Tobacco Dock London

Great British beer festival 2-6th August Olympia London Hundreds of different beers available. Cask is king here although keg is making an appearance as well now.

Emsworth show May bank holiday 29th August Thorny road Emsworth Not technically a beer festival but as usual we will serving our beer at the event. We aim to have at least 4 different cask beers available.

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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 physiological, a chartered physiotherapist in stansted park and rowlands castle. the achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body! it attaches your calf muscles to the heel bone. tendinopathy is a term describing pain, swelling, and impaired function of a tendon. if the load we put on a tendon exceeds its threshold and we continue to do this regularly then the amount of tissue breakdown starts to exceed the growth of new tissue.the structure of the tendon then starts to change and as a result the tolerance of the tendon drops, becoming less efficient at dealing with load or normal activities. Signs and Symptoms: • normally worse first thing in the morning and after sitting for long periods of time • running or jumping sports • painful if you squeeze it or stretch it • can worsens with activity • swelling or thickening

(nsaids) for pain relief, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. • low-impact activities, such as swimming. • specific exercises to strengthen your calf muscles. Risk factors • taping risk for achilles pain is multifactorial and physiotherapy will incorporate hands related to tendon overloading. on treatment which may include massage, • starting a new exercise kinesiology taping to offload the tendon • using hard or sloping surfaces and eccentric loading of the calf muscle • previous injuries and achilles’ tendon. this is where the • wearing inappropriate footwear muscle will be working whilst being put on • increased training a stretch. • diabetes Preventative strategy • inflammatory disorders once the pain has settled it is time to • Biomechanical - such as leg length improve the load capacity and tissue difference tolerance of the muscle and tendon, to • some medications such as reduce to risk of re-injury. the calf corticosteroids and statins complex is composed of 2 main muscles – Treatment gastrocnemius and soleus - both need to most people with achilles tendinopathy be strengthened. the simplest way of improve with conservative treatment. achieving this is by doing calf raises on the recovery time is variable and is likely to be edge of a step. normally you should be influenced by the severity of the injury. able to manage 10-15 single leg calf raises • active rest - reducing load from with minimal increase in your pain before aggravating activities you progress to this level. • ice - apply for up to 20 minutes, as needed throughout the day (protect your Exercises for Achilles Tendinopathy please be aware of your body and take skin with a damp towel) advice from your gp before exercising or • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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the heart of hayling Boxing academy is proud to have been awarded the Queens award for voluntary services following an extensive and in depth assessment by the deputy lord lieutenant of hampshire oliver crosthwaite-eyre earlier. this is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the uk, the award aims to recognize outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities, being created in 2002 to celebrate the Queens golden Jubilee. the academy is believed to be the only volunteer group from hayling island to receive this prestigious award and is a tribute to all the hard work of the coaches and support staff of the academy since its formation in 2018. not only do the coaches give their time to the boxing academy, but during the initial covid

pandemic delivered over 16,000 medical prescriptions across the island over a period of 6 months. a summer literacy school was run during the pandemic to assist youngsters finding difficulty coping with the lockdown. the academy is a true community group that could not exist without the unstinting support of its trustees, the hayling community centre, local businesses including hayling print, hayling fruiterers, the hayling herald, the hayling trader, the lions club, Beach road garage, accountark, hayling Bookshop, Barretts engraving, mengham co-op, hayling community centre, Q shillingford of the heart of portsmouth, and countless individuals. all these organizations and individuals can be proud that their input has contributed to this recognition and they share in this Queens award for voluntary service.

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A Bike ride to Bosham a lovely sunny day in may saw half a dozen riders take a gentle ride to Bosham for morning coffee. we started from the spring in central havant and rode out along the converted railway line, the 'Billy track' to emerge by the level crossing with the real railway and turned right along school lane to the level crossing at southleigh road. after a short while we were able to cross onto a shared pedestrian and cycle track beside the road all the way to the horndean road and then rejoin southleigh all the way through to westbourne. this road is fairly light traffic and so westbourne village itself needs a bit of care because the parked cars on one side mean that most days traffic reduces to single file. not really a problem but it enables us to admire the architecture if we have to stop. passing through westbourne we turned into white chimney row with its half timbered houses and thatched roofs which make a lovely contrast from the more modern buildings around and made us feel we were really in the country, as indeed we were as soon as we turned the

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corner into old farm lane. where this wooded lane runs parallel to the a27 riders could hear traffic seeming to come up behind us but our lane was empty. the road flows on to woodmancote with the woodmancote arms, itself a popular destination for cyclists, opposite the unusual church constructed of corrugated iron and one of a series known as 'tin tabernacles'. we rode on past some undulations in the road known as 'switchback' after the nearby farm until at hambrook the south coast cycle route has a left and right junction. here, at the beginning of may there is often the smell of wild garlic growing in the verge, and a little further on wisteria hanging over a wall. then just after the string of edith cottages we turned right to see one of my favourite vistas of the open fields looking out towards west ashling, but carried on to cross the stream and join clay lane until we saw the sign for Bosham. a right turn into ratham lane leads down over the busy a27 to the railway crossing at Bosham station and the village

of Broadbridge. the crossing of the a259 is by a roundabout, and just the other side is our destination, the turning to the crate at Broadbridge farm. the crate is a cafe formed from a couple of shipping containers cleverly converted. on this sunny sunday it was very busy with motorists, motorcyclists as well as cyclists, but we had our refreshments at a couple of tables together. we took a direct route back along the a259 which may sound horrendous but

there is a cycle track alongside much of the way back through nutbourne and southbourne where one of our riders peeled off to go home directly and another stopped at the farm shop for some watercress, then it was emsworth and the cycle underpass at warblington and back to school lane where we had started about two hours earlier, and all parted to go our separate ways. a pleasant ride in good company at an easy pace and wonderful sunshine.

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my final summary of the changes to the highway code is about group riding .the rule concerned is no 66, and is of interest because motorists, and i am one, can get frustrated by a large group of cyclists 'blocking' what they see as 'their' road. in truth, roads belong to all of us, pedestrians , cyclists, and motorists as well as freight and transport vehicles, too. the old rule said that cyclists should never ride more than two abreast, and single file on narrow roads, among other exceptions. the new rule is clearer and says what is true to all of us, that we need to be considerate of the needs of other road users when riding in groups.you can ride two abreast, and it goes on to explain that it can be safer to do so , particularly in larger groups which would take too long to overtake if they were strung out in single file, or when accompanying children or less experienced riders who are better by having an outside rider to protect them. groups should also be aware of drivers behind them and many clubs adopt the habit of the rider at the back calling out “car Back” to alert the rest of the group to allow vehicles to overtake by moving into single file or stopping at a lay-by or farm gate as soon as it is

possible. a similar shout of “car up” is sometimes called to alert fellow riders on narrow roads if there is an oncoming vehicle when any natural tendency for riders to have spread out needs to be reined in or 'tidied up'. our cartoon, borrowed again from cycling uk illustrates how a short, compact, group of cyclists is easier to pass than a long string, and also how a child is better safeguarded (and also controlled) by having an adult riding alongside. even cyclists riding alone need to bear in mind other traffic, not only because of the code but for their own safety and to avoid annoying other road users. if they are riding in the preferred position where they are easily visible to following traffic then they should move over to the left if faster traffic comes up behind them, but it adds 'if it you can do so safely'. there are many reasons why it may not be safe, potholes and drains are the most obvious, but if the road is narrow or there is a traffic island

in the middle of the road, then to 'encourage ' traffic to overtake just there may not be wise. a car may be able to squeeze by but the wind caused by its passing can seriously unbalance even an experienced rider. of course, just because the highway

code has changed doesn't mean that everyone will comply overnight, but the fuss that has been caused by some people misinterpreting these rules mean that it has come much more to the public's attention than might otherwise have happened.

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postcode publications merits – and the national park authority is hoping for some sensational shots of the south downs! first place prize is £250, with a runnerup prize of £150, and third prize of £75. for the first time, the national park authority is also introducing a “best mobile photo” category, encouraging people to get snapping on their smartphones for that awe-inspiring view of the national park and its wildlife.the winner of this category will receive £75. the youth competition also returns this year for budding young nature in intricate detail. photographers – with categories 10 photographers are also invited to snap years and under and 11 to 17.the prize dramatic expansive views of the landscape for 10 years and under will be a denthat show off the size, scale and majesty of building kit, while the winner of the 11 to 17 the south downs landscape, whether it be category will win a family pass to a go ape hills, valleys, sky, rivers, woodlands, towns treetop challenge or a go ape forest segway and villages, or historical buildings. experience.award-winning photographers photographers may be able to combine rachael talibart, finn hopson and carlotta luke both “near and far”, but the scope is broad View toward Firle from Mount Caburn by Derry Robinson will be on this year’s judging panel. and all entries will be considered on their

South Downs Park Photography Competition near, far…wherever you are, can you take an amazing picture of the national park? stunning views of landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage are being sought as the national park’s photography competition returns for 2022 with the exciting theme of “near and far”. Judges will be looking for breathtaking images that capture close-up views of the national park, showcasing the beauty of

carlotta said:“i’m very excited about this year’s theme of near and far.this theme gives so much scope for beautiful images that capture the intimate details and the wide open vistas of the national park. i hope it will inspire people to look both closely and broadly at our inspiring south downs. i can’t wait to see what the young budding photographers send us in the youth categories. i am also really pleased that we now have a mobile phone category. now there are no excuses not to send in your photos!” rachael said: “‘i am looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful photos from this very special part of the world. i hope people will take the opportunity to show us not only the big vistas but also the little details that together make the national park such a rewarding place to visit or live.’ entries close at midnight on Monday 31 October. find out more and download the entry form: www.southdowns.gov.uk/carefor/photocompetition2022

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Free shoes for children from Home-Start UK russell and Bromley has donated more than 41,000 pairs of children’s shoes to national family charity home-start uk in an incredible package of kindness towards parents managing tight budgets. the shoes have been distributed to hundreds of families across the uk, including parents via home-start hampshire. charlotte dooley fundraising manger, of home-start hampshire, said: “the

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YOUR MONEY By paul underwood, director

How cashflow forecasting helps in uncertain economic times our previous article on the importance of cashflow accounting for business was written during covid. it highlighted the benefits of financial forecasting to gauge cash requirements during the pandemic. now we are facing another crisis – the rising cost of living and an uncertain economic future. whether it is filling up at the petrol station or buying our weekly groceries, higher prices are hitting every one of us and show no sign of slowing down. all in all, these last couple of years have thrown up a number of unexpected challenges for businesses. many have had to change their plans and adapt to continue trading. many may now be looking for extra funding to cope with the disruption

caused by the pandemic or the increase in running costs or simply to survive. the government’s coronavirus grants schemes have all ended and while some measures are now being taken to ease the impact of rising inflation, these are set to benefit households rather than businesses. if you are a business owner, you will know how important it is to keep track of your income and outgoings. a cashflow forecast shows how much cash is expected to flow in and out of your business and is key to understanding where your business is right now. creating a cashflow forecast can help

you to better plan for the future and will provide you with the financial data to make more informed business decisions. it can help you control spending by identifying expected cash shortfalls and eliminate unnecessary expenses when cash is low. it can also point out potential problem areas before they become an issue and can predict any cash shortages. you may find you have to raise your prices to meet the rising costs of things like energy, raw materials and wage bills. a cashflow forecast will let you understand your exact costs, so you know if you do need to increase your prices and by how much.

in the current economic climate, it can be hard to plan ahead but keeping your accounting records up to date is essential. having timely and accurate data can help you keep a check on your cashflow and redirect money where it needs to go.you can then use ‘what if’ scenarios to forecast how resilient your business is to rising prices and the difficult months ahead. if you use an accounting software package, such a Xero or QuickBooks online, in your business these often have built-in budgeting options which allow you to build and track your cashflow projections and see your financial information. now may not be the best time to invest in new technology but it is still worth considering the forecasting benefits it could provide for the future.

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Belcher Frost 3 west street, emsworth, hants po10 7dX during covid-19, with lockdown and social distancing, getting wills witnessed proved a challenge. witnessing wills remains an essential part of having a valid will. the rules, despite covid, remain unchanged and even the most carefully prepared will will fail if the will signing and witnessing process has not been followed to the letter. we now have a population where we

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are living longer but this means we are more likely to lose mental capacity or be vulnerable to fraud, undue influence or financial abuse.

we had a case where a home- made will was witnessed by a beneficiary’s wife which meant that one of the deceased’s sons was disinherited. at Belcher frost we can provide a face-to-face meeting with a fully qualified and experienced solicitor to ensure that the rigid formalities needed to create a valid will have been observed and that it has been properly signed and witnessed.

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Record Breaking Green Powered Racing what a day! team were super organised but nervous about the reintroduction of pit stops and driver changes. they absolutely smashed the pit changes with very little practise and nailed it every time. race one: all three cars got off well, safely and pushed hard. keep up got off quickly and kept pushing and quickly moved up the ranks to the top 10. chase kept up the pace and was not far behind. we reintroduced our third car for the first time in three years due to covid. and it was going really well but a driver issue caused the car to have to run through the pit for an extra time so we lost some time there. race two: we almost lost keep up when setting up the car with the new batteries ready for the race as a battery terminal was incorrectly fitted by a team

member and caused our speed controller to melt and catch fire! luckily we saved the wiring and we had a spare speed controller so the team got to work. an efficient change and race ready again with 20 minutes spare. again a great start by all and some quick places made up. keep up was flying and zoomed off. chase and team

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spirit two were following closely. with the driver issue sorted for race 2 which allowed team spirit to fulfil its potential. keep up got up to 1st place at one point but lost battery power quicker than expected. some investigation needed here. maybe more damage caused by fire than we thought?

race results! 52 cars in our category: race 1 keep up 6th 31.2 miles chase 7th 31.2 miles team spirit 2 13th 28.2 miles. race 2 keep up 8th 35.08 chase 5th 35.16 team spirit 2 11th 32.73 so amazing position results overall but the most impressive thing is our race mileage. this is what counts. our school personal best in the 10years i have been doing it was 33.6 miles. so to have two cars go over the 35mile mark and the third nearly match our previous record is incredible results. my prediction is that we need to get over 30miles this season to qualify for the national final. so potentially we may have all three cars in the final already!? fingers crossed!

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Bikes for local access from mike skiffins, portsmouth ctc

many locals hosting ukrainians have found that after getting used to safe accommodation and starting to make new friends, their new guests want to explore the area a bit. maybe to do some shopping or get down to the beach or countryside. of course, we know that they left their own homes with only things they could carry, and transport is expensive, so ctc members were asked if anyone had a bike or two to spare. a lot of us have older bikes that maybe were bought for children who have since outgrown them and they lurk at the back of the garage or shed. of course, most of the people who have been displaced are women and young

people, so the smaller bikes are often ideal. a bike that is just right for a six foot man isn't going to be any good for a smaller woman or teenage youngster. not all of the people have been regular cyclists at home so a learner type bike can be best, and what is known as a 'step through' bike with no cross bar is ideal, allowing the rider to have both feet firmly on the ground before they start to ride and to get on and off easily, too. thanks to wilf forrow of cycle hayling and hayling helps ukraine,who got the entry into the ctc weekly newsletter, several bikes were made available, together with pumps and suitable small tools, and a least one family has been equipped with the

ability to get mobile. in addition one of the bikes has a detachable basket on the front for any shopping or to carry provisions for a trip out. wilf and his 'customers' are all on hayling island which has plenty of coastline to enjoy, and hopefully the availability of wheeled transport will add a new dimension to living in a strange country. mention of a 'strange country ' brings up the aspect of traffic regulations and the highway code. even regular riders in normal conditions in ukraine will find differences to uk, for example driving on the left will take a bit of getting used to. i think they all

have access to english teachers and there are several Bikeability trainers available, too, but the newcomers will need to have at least a basic understanding of english before the trainer can help them. i have found a Bike hire company who issue a suitable guidance sheet for hirers who are probably competent cyclists in their own country, so don't need a full blown training course, like Bikeability, so will arrange a translation to be made available if required.

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Health & Well-being by Denise Kelly sometimes i come across a superfood and can’t rave about it enough.the fact is that powdered superfoods, in my experience, with clients over the past 15 years, can really elevate your health to another level.they are absorbed by the body just like a food substance, so basically you will be able to absorb what your body needs.you can add superfood powders to water, nut milks, or fresh juices or smoothies, and after 4-5 days of including them in your daily routine, you will, for sure start to feel some benefits.they may be subtle at first, but you will know over time as your energy starts to rise. Baobab is a beautifully, sexy summer superfood and is not called the ‘tree of life’ for nothing. the Baobab fruit is simply bursting with health benefits such as high levels of vitamin c, antioxidants and natural fibre. it has a vast range of benefits such as: Helps stabilise weight Baobab is made from 50% natural fibres, which are not only of great importance for the health of our digestive

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system, but they have also been shown to be essential for helping you feel full, making Baobab fruit an excellent superfood for weight loss. Balances blood sugar levels fibre has the great characteristic of slowing the release of sugar into the bloodstream, which helps prevent energy spikes. Baobab fruit helps to maintain blood sugar levels and prevent energy dips throughout the day. it is also an excellent superfood to take before a good workout. Baobab fruit and powder may also be ideal for those following a low glycaemic diet, making it beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. Excellent for healthy, glowing skin Baobab is often used in cosmetic products, because of the high level of antioxidants that it contains. in fact, the Baobab fruit has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit, making it incredible for building collagen. it is a key and essential component in helping you display healthy, glowing skin, which is why i have added this

Life is for thriving…not just surviving powder to all my superfood skin Blends. Lowers blood pressure a main key mineral found in Baobab powder is potassium, which is known for its benefits for heart health.this incredible mineral is adept at freeing the cardiovascular system by dilating blood vessels and arteries, increasing blood flow and preventing the heart from working too hard. Optimizes digestion this fact has been well known in africa (mainly west and southern africa) for centuries and is now also confirmed by recent scientific studies, that both types of fibre, soluble and insoluble, are found in Baobab. these two types of dietary fibre contribute to a healthy and flourishing digestive system. specifically, this fibre is known to optimize the digestion process and reduce inflammation in the gut. Increases bone strength people get so confused over how to get enough calcium in their diet - well look no further. Baobab is very rich in calcium and magnesium, making this fruit full of minerals essential for bone health. so, adding a little Baobab fruit to your diet is never a bad idea in order to keep your bones strong and durable for years to come.

Helps with Iron absorption Baobab fruit and powder can play a crucial role in your absorption of a very important mineral, iron, because it is a rich natural source of vitamin c, which is needed to help the body absorb iron. iron is essential because its needed to make hormones, and produce haemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs, to all parts of the body. this helps give your body energy and power to do physical activates. all in all, including this powdered superfood in your daily diet is going to provide you with a whole lot of goodness. i tablespoon per day should do the trick!! for more information on health and wellbeing visit – www.keepthriving.co.uk or e-mail- denise@denisekelly.co.uk

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Over 12,000 National Park trees are dedicated to the Queen Queen elizabeth has always been a faithful supporter of nature and it’s fitting that one of the south downs national park’s most visited country parks is named after her. to celebrate this very special moment in history, over 12,000 trees have been planted in the south downs – all of them are dedicated to her majesty. as part of the trees for the downs campaign, 30 sites across hampshire, west sussex and east sussex have received new trees for the Queen’s green canopy. each tree will provide a home for wildlife and help with the national park’s dedicated nature recovery drive. But none of the planting would be possible without the generosity of the public. scores of donations to the south downs national park trust have paid for these Jubilee trees – and the charity is now fundraising to plant more trees this year dedicated to the Queen. trees for the downs is planting iconic species including black

poplar, oak, field maple and disease-resistant elms. sonia lorenzo-martin, who oversees woodlands in the national park, said: “these life-giving trees are such a wonderful celebration of the reign of Queen elizabeth ii and will be teeming with life in a few years! “trees are amazing. they provide clean air for us to breathe, enrich our soils and provide a vital habitat for so many birds, mammals and invertebrates. planting more trees is a key component of the national park’s “renature” drive to create more space for wildlife to flourish.your donation will mean we can plant many more Jubilee trees this year and help nature thrive.” donate at www.southdownstrust.org.uk/trees-for-the-downs the tree planting has been made possible thanks to generous donations from the public, as well as support from aspinal of london, cinven, Jude’s – a carbon negative B corp, nyetimber and south east water. hillier, frank p matthews and peter shallcross have pioneered the disease-resistant elms for the initiative.

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Gardening Article from the Hayling Island Horticultural Society

hopefully everyone will be enjoying the fruits of their labour in their gardens during these summer months. it is important to take time to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature, be it in a garden bed, an allotment or just a container of plants on a balcony. remember to keep deadheading your flowers to prolong their flowering period! there has also been a revival of interest in houseplants if outdoor space is at a premium. we are delighted to be holding a summer show for the first time at the hayling college on saturday 9th July after a break of two years. the virtual shows were a great success but we are now looking forward to receiving actual entries again and everyone will have the opportunity to come along for a great afternoon out. in addition to the exhibits, there are delicious teas, a tombola and plant stall and much more. we have a wide range of classes you might like to enter but the full schedule can

be viewed on our website or in our newsletter. in addition to the horticultural flower, plant and veg classes, there are classes for handicraft, cookery, photography, floral art and for our junior member. so have a look and see what inspires you. our Junior classes are free to enter and a great chance for our island’s budding young bakers, artists and gardeners to get involved in a community event and even better - prizes are awarded for each class. the classes are divided into two age groups: 4-8 yrs and 9-14 yrs and everyone entering will receive a certificate. the society has been very busy with volunteers getting involved in the stead and richie garden in mengham, and the hayling health centre gardens, alongside our involvement at all the local schools. gardening clubs are back up and running and volunteers are always welcome – even if just for a few hours here and there. looking forward, we have organized a gardeners’ Question time evening on

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tuesday 27th september with a panel of experts to answer all your gardening questions. in addition, we are welcoming back John geden from sinah common honey to give a talk on wednesday 26th october. he is a very popular speaker and will continue to advise and enlighten us on the importance of bees in our gardens and how we can encourage their numbers to grow. we will be offering delicious honey inspired refreshments

afterwards. finally, we are holding a Quiz night and fish supper on friday 11th november – it will have some gardening themes but horticultural knowledge will not be essential! all these events are held in the united reformed church hall in hollow lane and full details can be found on our website and facebook page. for more information visit: www.hihs.org.uk or admin@hihs.org.uk

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GROW YOUR OWN with new houses and apartments springing up in all postcodes, the price of goods are increasing with the aftermath of the pandemic restrictions, people are again turning to the "grow your own" ethos so now is a good time to dispel some mythsmembership of purbrook horticultural society is not only for allotment holders despite the trading store [open saturdays 0930-1130] being located adjacent to the allotments on london road purbrook and you do not even need to have a garden! not exclusive to horticultural experts as many of the members join to meet new people in a safe and friendly environment. we are not an exclusive society but open for all ages and abilities not just residents of purbrook, as members from other societies as we may have different assets not available elsewhere. so, why not give membership a try as at just £6 per annum per household [yes per household not individual] the benefits include monthly meetings with speakers on a variety of topics held at deverell hall,

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london road purbrook on first thursday of the month 7pm for 7.30 start. free tea/coffee and Biscuits during the interval. outings by coach to stately homes and gardens at very reasonable prices. trading store where all your gardening needs can be purchased at discounted prices and even take advantage of purchasing plants donated by members lucky to have a surplus. Quarterly gazette [free] giving news, hints and tips or interesting articles written by members. annual spring and summer shows with the next summer show organised for Sunday 21st August at crookhorn college, stakes hill road waterlooville. affiliated horticultural societies with horticultural specialist magazines free to borrow and even access to specialist advice floral art group that meets on the third thursday of the month also at the deverell hall but in the afternoon - see our website showcasing all that is available with even a photo gallery to see past shows, outoings and special events: http://www.purbrookhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

Our Schools are going Green a quiet evolution is happening in our local schools.they are turning into eco schools.warblington and Bosmere schools have been awarded eco school with distinction this may. emsworth school has eco warriors. st. albans has long been a wilder school with hampshire and isle of wight wildlife trust and park community school has environmental education at its core.this means the young people at these schools are involved in education based ecoaction. environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss or plastic pollution are large global issues and the thought of tackling them can be intimidating. But our schools are tackling just such issues and changing mind sets and behaviours. we have many challenges ahead. climate change is causing heatwaves and flooding that are affecting food security all over the world. animals that were common 50 years ago are now on the edge of extinction. so our schools are engaging students about the changes everyone needs to have a

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future with secure food, water and climate. the choices we make matter. climate change is happening.we are on red alert for humanity. hampshire and iow wildlife trust have declared a wildlife emergency this may because of the rapid and accelerating loss of local wildlife. individual actions may feel as if they are pointless but they drive the decisions of those who pull the levers. Businesses adapt to our behaviour. driving less and walking more will empower councils to make walking and cycling safer. using public transport will enable companies to improve their services. repairing rather than throwing away reduces land fill and pollution from incinerators. Buying fairtrade products enables those farmers to protect their environment and ultimately our food security. eating less meat means less destruction of the rainforests. let the wildflowers grow in gardens and parks will help to save insects and birds. one person will not make much of a difference but when lots of people join, then it makes all the difference in the world. and it is only fair if we all play our part.


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New play area opened in Waterlooville excited children attended the opening of a brand new play area, along with their parents, in waterlooville recreation ground, Jubilee park, Jubilee road,. following the opening there was laughter and smiles from children and their parents as they played on the colourful and vibrant equipment. new kit such as a trim tail and stand-up see-saw are situated alongside the traditional favourites such as swings, slides and climbing frames.

havant Borough council, working in partnership with waterlooville action group, held a survey in the summer 2021 to determine what local residents wanted to see installed and invited providers to tender their ideas. the play area is ideal for children of all ages as it also includes a new inclusive toddler unit with a tunnel, nest swing, inclusive roundabout and interactive play panels – designs to improve children’s physical and mental health whilst

encouraging exploration, co-operation and imaginative play. the funding for the equipment has come from a variety of sources. the waterlooville action group secured funding from the national lottery, power company aquind, local gas engineers aura and a hampshire county councillor grant. havant Borough councils community infrastructure levy (cil) then matched funded the project, totalling £90,000.

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The Right to Work CIC @ Staunton Country Park the right to work cic based at staunton country park, havant, provides a genuine opportunity for all our supported volunteers to engage in real, meaningful work. we believe that anyone who can work, wants to work but just needs a bit of support to do so should have the opportunity. our teams are now seen as an integral part of the overall staunton team and take great pride in keeping the park looking fabulous for visitors and the local community all year round. the list of jobs that we complete around the park is endless including litter picking, cutting grass and maintaining flower beds. much of our focus over the last eighteen months has been on helping to return storey garden, a three acre walled garden to it’s former glory. it has been an overflow car park for many years and we are in the process of turning it back into the productive vegetable garden it used to be. trtw teams have dug out every single bed, built raised beds and started a comprehensive vegetable growing plan. this garden is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 -3.30. the right to work have opened a new store within the garden - pictured right, called plant and produce selling hundreds of plants and fresh veg that they have grown. all proceeds are used in storey garden to enable the project to keep growing and provide even more opportunities for our supported volunteers. the supported volunteers at trtw take enormous pride in what they do and it is hard to put into words just how much this means to them. they also love to meet people and tell them about the work, so why not pop along to visit the garden, meet some of the guys and perhaps buy a plant or two for the garden. check out the facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/therighttowork

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Havant MP Alan Mak takes questions from our students On 1 April Alan Mak MP for Havant visited Park Community school to talk to Year 8 about local, national and international issues. His talk was interesting and engaging; he shared with the year group his background, his own experiences as a student and how he beat adversity to become a member of parliament. Students were given the opportunity to ask Alan questions at the end of the assembly, and a group joined him in the Dickinson Centre afterwards. Alan was very impressed with the range of excellent questions he was asked. Questions on Ukraine, cost of living, sewage dumping, nuisance off road bikes in Havant Thicket and homelessness were discussed. The group of students enjoyed engaging with Alan and gained a deeper knowledge of political matters. Mrs Lawrence

Year 10 Rap project!

Developing confidence with language and performance The Year 10 Rap project launched this week and what a launch it was! Local rap artists performed, shared the history of rap and explored the fact that rap is poetry. This event marks the start of a four week project where Year 10 will work with the artists to explore language and poetry and link to GCSE English. Mrs Tonks

This year, through Race at our Place, we managed to raise an amazing

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WE ARE BACK FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS at Park Community School in Havant

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THE CAT & RABBIT RESCUE CENTRE hello from your favourite out and about reporter at the cat and rabbit rescue centre, hulky Bear. last month’s pet of the month the rabbit chocolate mousse is now reserved, i am excited for him to bond with his new girlfriend and go to his forever home very soon. last month a baby rabbit was found by a member of the public by the side of the road and brought to the centre. my staff knew straight away that something wasn’t right with her and luckily as she arrived on a day our vet was here she was able to be checked over straight away. she had a really bad head tilt, one of the worst my staff have seen. this meant that when she was sitting normally her head was almost horizontal. my staff were sure they knew what it was and the vet confirmed it, she had e. cuniculi. e. cuniculi is a parasite that mostly affects rabbits and although it is fairly common it can affect some rabbits much more than others. this little girl was only 10 weeks old and had

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already been through so much, the vet believed that it could have been passed down from her mother. we are not sure why she was found on the side of the road but she could have been dumped due to her illness. the vet prescribed her medication but it can take a while to work and is not always successful. even if she does survive the treatment may not cure her head tilt but it will hopefully improve it. my staff told me she is such a friendly rabbit who runs straight up to anyone who comes in her pen. i have my paws crossed that she will make a good recovery. you may have seen my staff were fundraising for mBu march, well last month work started on the mum and baby unit to improve the ventilation. the nice workman have now fitted all the pipes in through the pens that will bring the clean in and remove the old air. we still have a little bit more fundraising to do in order to reach the target needed to complete the work, but all we need to do now is fit the unit that powers it all. hulky 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 rehoming and centre life.

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this month we would love to introduce you to the very handsome guinea pig melon. melon has now been waiting to find his forever home since december as his owner was moving house and couldn’t take him with them. he is now just over a year old and would love to find a home with another male guinea pig he can

bond with. he is a lovely, friendly boy who is very happy to be cuddled on a lap. he can also be very chatty and loves to shout for his food. melon would be well suited to any home and would happily live with children. if you think you may be able to offer melon a loving home please give the centre a call on 01243 967111 or visit our website www.crrc.co.uk.

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CPRE Hampshire Art Exhibition last call for artists cpre hampshire, the countryside charity, is currently looking for hampshire and other local artists to take part in an art exhibition being organised for this september. taking place in winslade near Basingstoke, the art exhibition committee are looking for any kind of medium including paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, photography and more. a wide variety of subjects are being anticipated. initial expressions of interest are required by 30th June. the event itself is due to take place from saturday 24th to sunday 25th september with a private viewing on the evening of Friday 23rd September. to apply to be part of the exhibition you should send two images of recent work, together with contact details to cpreartexhibition@gmail.com by June 30th. you will be then sent all the relevant information together with an entry form to

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Don’t stop Wining Sauvignon Blanc Summer Freshness In A Glass By Jonathan rogers of vin wine merchants

as summer is approaching fast, we tend to think about the perfect drinks to have on those warm summer days. sauvignon Blanc is a winner throughout the year but during the warmer months its particularly popular due to its light, fresh, crisp characters. everywhere you go now you will see an abundance of wines made from the sauvignon Blanc grape and one country stands out from the most: new Zealand. during the 1990’s the grape variety became very popular, and the marlborough region was favoured due to the good drainage of its soil which encourages the vine to concentrate its flavours in lower yields. these low yields are what new Zealand wine growers’ favour. i’m always telling customers that the same grape variety can taste completely different depending on where you are in the world and to me, sauvignon Blanc is the prime example to this. terroir (everything that affects the production of grapes, e.g., weather, location, soil etc) plays a huge part in the style of wine produced and as sauvignon Blanc is planted in many parts of the world, you will see a vast array of styles on the market. soil is very important, and the soils of the marlborough region tend to be quite sandy with a mix of slate. this results in intense grassy characters with high levels of acidity and citrus characters. whereas sauvignon from the loire regions of touraine, sancerre and pouilly fume are altogether different. these wines tend to be softer with more pineapple fruit due to the limestone soil. in the pouilly fume region the topsoil adds a hint of ‘smokiness’ to the wine, hence the name. chilean sauvignon Blanc has become hugely popular due to their great value. it’s the second most planted variety in chile and started to make a name for itself on the market during the 1980’s. here it’s all about the proximity of the pacific and the producers started to develop and push the cooler wine regions close by

which sauvignon is more suited to. eventually some extremely high-quality interesting wines began to appear, not to mention their value for money. the wines tend to have loads of citrus and grapefruit characters balanced out with tropical fruit like melon. whichever country you go for, sauvignon Blanc has a huge following and flavours you get from the wines are perfect for your summer outdoors drinking. try these……. pacifico sur sauvignon Blanc central valleys chile £7.99. crisp, zesty fruit with citrus and tropical hints.

paterson’s grove sauvignon marlborough new Zealand £9.99 aromatic with hints of passion fruit and crisp acidity.

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Creatful delivering social change creatful from waterlooville has secured support and funding from unltd to help build lasting social impact nancy fellows, founder of creatful is proud to announce our award from unltd, the uk’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. the award’s funding and tailored business support will significantly help creatful to improve wellbeing and social inclusion through mindful creativity in our community. as our nhs faces unprecedented resource challenges and our people face long waiting times for mental health support creatful look to empower local people to better manage their wellbeing through sharing mindful creativity. creatful run weekly craft and chat groups in waterlooville, havant and denmead where people attend to socialise and explore creatively. creatful also provide evening and weekend workshops and creative tuition on more specific creative pursuits. creatful are passionate about making sure everyone has access to creative tools so they can learn skills and connect locally. creatful was born after founder, nancy, found herself stuck between two nhs mental health services, not

meeting the requirements to be treated by either. after being left with no choice but to fund her own treatment and finding a lack of a creative outlet throughout her journey, nancy strived to create a safe space for people just like her. whether you describe yourself as a creative person, or you just like arts and crafts, creatful is a way to connect with like-minded people and practice creative mindfulness. nancy fellows, creatful cic, said: “i am thrilled to have the support of unltd, to help me reach more people in my community to share mindful creativity and bring people together” if you’d like to know more or join creatful at an event head to www.linktr.ee/creatful. unltd is currently working hard with partners from both the public and private sectors to deliver social impact by harnessing the huge potential of social entrepreneurs to solve society’s biggest challenges. more information on unltd’s latest funding opportunities is available online at: https://www.unltd.org.uk/

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rough diamond - notes from a Big island two million Britons visit the uk’s largest island every year, but few seem to have much of a clue about where it is, or even what language the natives speak. other regular enquiries to the isle of wight tourist board include: what’s the currency and will they accept

english money? what side of the road do they drive on? will i need a passport? to clear up the confusion, travel writer and humorist george east has come up with rough diamond, a book about the

history, places, people and sometimes quirky aspects of the isle of wight. after eating, drinking and writing their way around france for many years, george and his wife donella bought a home on the isle of wight to be closer to their family on the mainland. rough diamond follows george as he spends a year visiting every town and village (and most of the pubs) on the island while

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We are now an Eco School! On Tuesday 24th May we received the fantastic news that we were successful in our application to become an Eco School. We defied expectation and we are an Eco School with Distinction. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished as it was a Warblington School team effort to demonstrate the Eco work we do here. Eco Schools: ‘It has been very inspirational reading through your application.'

We are collaborating with Bosmere Junior School to share ideas and aid each other on Eco initiatives. They visited us for a picnic in our Art and Sensory Garden where our Eco Committee gave them a tour and pointed out what we are doing as a school for nature, wildlife and to become more sustainable.

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We are looking forward to inviting students to Warblington School for our annual Open Evening which will take place on Tuesday 27th September 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Keep an eye on our school website and social media pages for more information and to book a tour.

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Havant Symphony Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary Concert Saturday 2 July - at oaklands catholic school in waterlooville. Bring out your diamonds! havant symphony orchestra will be celebrating in style starting with orchestral favourite ‘the sorcerer’s apprentice’ by dukas. the music is wonderfully evocative even without the disney animation featuring a certain well known mouse! magical music will pervade the rest of the concert with Berlioz’ ‘royal hunt and storm’ from his opera ‘the trojans’ and rachimaniov’s ‘symphonic dances’.

Spirit of the South come and join us. we are a group of ladies who love to sing a cappela. did you know, people who sing together live longer? Tuesday evenings 7-30 - 10.00 havant methodist church contact - Joy 02392 641997 email: spirithavant@yahoo.com follow us on facebook. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CASTLE COURT BADMINTON CLUB, we are a small, mixed, sociable group of mostly retired folk who play badminton between 8pm and 10 pm on thursday evenings (between september and may) in the parish hall, links lane, rowlands castle. we have a few vacancies for new members starting in september, so if you are looking for an enjoyable way to get some exercise and think badminton might be for you, why not come along and give it a try. trial evenings are free and we play doubles so you will not be by yourself on court! our evenings usually end with an (optional) visit to the local pub! interested? then please contact the club via email at: castlecourt50@gmail.com ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Big Green Week Joining the orchestra will be soloist melina mandozzi above to perform tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in d major. tickets can be obtained at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/havantorche stras/t-jzkzave

24th September to 2nd October plans are under way for havant Borough Big green week, part of the national great Big green week festival so we’re keen to see lots of things happening. can |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| you play a part? havant climate alliance is inviting local groups schools, businesses and faith groups to think about what they might Tuesday 12th July and 9th August, - 12 do to fight climate change, protect our noon another of our regular lunchtime local wildlife and tackle waste. the green meetings, a sit-down lunch followed by a talk week is also about celebrating nature from a guest speaker. at the hampshire hog and our community and showcasing the clanfield. anyone retired or semi-retired great work being done by local groups. from business or professional life will be the theme for 2022 is your green most welcome to join us. for more footprint. our food, travel and buying information go to our secretary peter Quine choices all make a difference and we on 0792 662 0530 or at: piater89@aol.com want people to think about the changes probusclub.net/waterlooville they could make in their own lives. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| events and displays are still being finalised but we have a film and dinosaur day at the spring arts centre, a schools art competition, a sustainable fashion show at Saturday 2nd July - wally will be mc for havant & south downs college, a family this popular free admission family event at activity day, a repair café on 3/10 and an Bidbury mead preceded by family picnics eco-fair in Havant Park on Sat 24th., from 1pm in ‘Bear wood’, befoe the mayor offering energy advice and and we’re opens proceedings at 2pm. planning wildlife walks and litter picks. children’s fancy dress, fire eating, fun it would be great to have lots more dog competition, clown workshop, groups involved.you can find lots of ideas novelty family raceswith stalls and side and resources on the havant climate shows. teas and refreshments will be alliance website. we would be happy to accompanied by brass band music. for an advertise what you are planning. Just afternoon of family memories to treasure. contact: havclimate@gmail.com volunteers are always welcome, as too further information available from: are gifts of bottles and cakes. sue James at: havclimate@gmail.com put the date in your diary.

Air Aces arun & chichester (air) enthusiasts society

Monday 25th July - 1900 for 1930 hrs ‘caterpillars, guinea pigs & goldfish’presented by sqn ldr art stacey afc sqn ldr art stacey is coming from lincolnshire to talk to air aces. during his raf career he piloted shackleton & nimrod aircraft. in 1995 he was awarded the air force cross (afc) and the hugh gordon Burge memorial trophy from the guild of air pilots and navigators for the successful ditching of his aircraft following an uncontrollable engine fire. art will begin his presentation by briefly covering the history of some of the more well known and perhaps some of the lesser known clubs that have been associated with flying and aviation. he will talk a little about the ‘caterpillar’ and Monday 22nd August - 1900 for 1930 hrs ‘wing commander James nicolson vc’presented by - his nephew Jim nicolson the remarkable story of wing commander James nicolson vc will be told by his nephew Jim nicolson vc who was the only fighter command pilot in the whole of ww2 to be awarded the victoria cross for action during the Battle of Britain. Jim focuses on his uncle’s very early wartime experiences, the action which resulted in the award of the victoria cross and the impact that the award had on James nicolson and his wife.

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‘guinea pig’ clubs and cover in rather more detail, the goldfish club, its history and some members’ stories, right up to the present day, including the events leading up to his own qualification for the membership. goldfish club members are those who have escaped an aircraft by parachuting into the water, or whose aircraft crashed in the water and whose lives were saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy or similar device. Jim will also talk about James nicolson’s subsequent death in action in Burma near the end of ww2, and measures taken since to commemorate Jim’s uncle. Jim will also deal with the controversy that the award generated, and is still the subject of much discussion today.

airaces is an aviation talk society, providing its members with regular talks, given by experts in many different fields related to the world of aviation. the talks are held at the chichester park hotel, westhampnett road, 7pm for 7.30 start. members £5, visitors £7 and under 16s free. doors open at 6.45 no pre-booking, no reserved seating for further information about airaces, please see www.airaces.org.uk, or call david Batcock on 01243 823007

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Hex Pro Wrestling returns to Denmead Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July at denmead Junior school, Bere road, po7 6ph - Both events start at 6.45pm tickets are £8 for all ages, limited capacity and only available in advance online at ticketstripe.com/hexpro1 or ticketstripe.com/hexpro2 i’m carl restall, a teacher at denmead Junior school and professional wrestler. i’m putting on a second weekend of events in July to raise funds for the school. the first set of events was very successful and raised £300 for the school. my goal is to at least double that amount with the next set of events”. i set up hex pro after buying a six-sided ring with an aim to bring my outside passion into my working life. i saw an opportunity to do something for the school, plus i’ve

always wanted to merge those two facets of my life. the school and its headteacher have been very supportive. i’m computing lead for the school and hope to raise money to upgrade some of the equipment. the events are suitable for the whole family and will take place at the end of the summer school term. so long as people enjoy them and we’re making money for the school i’d like to keep them going every term. i’d love to hear from interested sponsors who can be featured on advertising materials and announced at the events. donations either financial or goods will all go to helping the school. contact me at: carl.restall@outlook.com www.facebook.com/hexprowrestling/


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The Manor Trust Garden Party Saturday 6th August - 2pm to 4pm – at the elms, 2 lower road, Bedhampton, havant, po9 3lh. we are delighted to announce the return of the manor trust garden party. Join us and enjoy the traditional setting and a variety of stalls, offering plants, books, home-made produce, vintage items, raffle, and tombola. refreshments will also be available and free parking at nearby Bidbury mead recreation ground. our events are run by volunteers with proceeds going towards the elms, waterloo room restoration fund.adult admission - £1. www.manortrust.org.uk tel: 023 9248 4444 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Havant WEA Courses 4th October to 13th December art appreciation - northern stars: renaissance painting in germany and flanders 12th November - day school 10am- 1pm william morris and the art and craft movement 29th September to 8th December history - pilgrims, pilgrimages and shrines: the medieval world. for information about enrolment and more detail about the courses go to the wea website: www.wea.org.uk or telephone 0300 303 3464 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir for 2023, we are offering a- bursary of £500, together with an exciting opportunity to sing solos at four of our concerts to a promising young singer, any gender, of 15-21 years, who lives in hampshire. please apply to the musical director, geof porter at: geoff.porter@uwclub.net www.hampshirepolicechoir.org.uk several of our previously sponsored singers have enjoyed success in the musical theatre world. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Denmead Horticultural Society the society is a friendly group that meets on the first tuesday of the month at 7.30 in all saints church hall. guest entry is £2.00, annual membership £12.50. July 6th - a talk by katherine lee introducing garden design. . august 20th - our 71st village show from 11-4.30 - all are welcome to just come and join the entertainment in the arena during the day or to enter the show - there are lots of different classes schedules available from parkers in denmead or online at: www.hugo.fox/community/denmeadhorticultural-society-19787

HAMBLEDON FOLK CLUB

What’s on

the club is held in the youth hut, west street, hambledon po7 4rw(adjacent village hall and next to the vine pub). it’s a small venue which, while part of its charm means space is limited - booking is strongly advised. hambledon folk club

offers a friendly and intimate setting enjoyed by artists and audience alike: many performers comment on the warmth of their reception and a true folk club atmosphere. nowadays the club features local, national and even international guest performers while invariably there is the

Wednesday 13 July - alfonso the magnificent alfonso the magnificent is an innovative and exciting group, mixing traditional genres of modern folk, latin, jazz and classical music to create a unique sound of their own. they perform original songs ranging from melancholic, emotionally charged ballads to toe-tapping upbeat dance tunes. they are a four-piece band from shoreham by sea, west sussex: violinist mervyn wallis, singer/guitarist leo

gibbs, accordionist david warner and percussionist nathan marshall. a great, live act! ‘your fabulous music and the whole spirit of the day was joyful! we couldn’t have asked for anything more and everyone loved it!’ the prairie gardens management team, august 2020. ‘it was a great night really enjoyed and much appreciated by the audience.’ the ropetackle arts centre management team, http://alfonsothemagnificent.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/alfonsothemagnificent/ oct 2020

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Emsworth Artists’ Summer Exhibition Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st August - from 10am till 6pm daily at the emsworth community centre - free entry. the artists exhibiting are semiprofessional/professional and highly talented amateurs who all live within a two mile radius of emsworth square. artists who work with paint-ceramicsphotography-print-textiles and willow. there will be a prize raffle kindly donated by one of the artists. for all sales of our work we donate 25% to the community centre and have raised over £30,000 to date! view some of our work at: www.emsworthartists.org.uk also on facebook and instagram: https://m.facebook.com/emsworthartists/ https://www.instagram.com/emsworth_artists/ we look forward to welcoming you. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

St Joseph'sGrand Summer Fete Saturday 2nd July from 12.00pm to 4.00pm grand summer fete and picnic at st Joseph's church field and hall at 134 west street, havant. attractions include stalls, children’s activities, races, BBQ and music. limited car parking – please cycle or walk if possible.

traditional floor-spot session before the main act for local or visiting performers to each sing a song or play a tune or two.

Wednesday 14 September - the often herd - the often herd is a four-piece band - guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass who play and sing an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass and acoustic roots. they marry the wistful sunshine harmonies of southern california with the striking industrial allure of their north eastern (england) home! an engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged

material alongside moments of spontaneous improvisation. their sound is both boldly contemporary and soothingly familiar, taking time-honoured traditions to new places with a fresh perspective. flock to the herd, you won’t be disappointed! “a study in virtuosity from a supremely talented group of musicians.” claire dupree, narc https://www.theoftenherd.com

All Gigs start: 8.30pm (doors open 8.00pm). Floor spots and guests welcome! Entry: £12.00 (£10.00 members, £6.00 under 18s and students)/ Drinks: From Vine Pub next door (or bring your own).

Tea/Coffeeavailable at the Club. BOOKING/RESERVATIONS AND ENQUIRIES: 023 9263 2719 or email: folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk Webte: https://www.hambledonfolkclub.com

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Saturday 30th July summer Jubilations celebrating hm the Queen’s platinum Jubilee - 7.30pm at church of the resurrection penrhyn avenue, drayton, po6 2ap - featuring: the Barnacles, songs from hm the Queen’s three favourite musicals, and so much more - admission £8 including alcoholic refreshments - tickets from: enquiries@folksinharmony.co.uk or call 023 9236 6508

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the coin trail held over the Jubilee weekend by emsworth slipper sailing club and rmsworth sailing club raised £2,125.35 - thanks to all voluntees and the public who donated so generously. 16th July - flag day collecting at various venues around emsworth. 13th August (9.30am - 2pm) our Quay sale at the club with boat jumble, jams, cakes, plants, tombola, souvenirs and the usual retro coffee & cakes upstairs.

6th - 9th July at 7:30pm plus a saturday matinee at 2:30pm at the pallant centre, havant (with raised seating) the story of a girl trying to make it through an icy christmas, with matches her only way to make money. she later uses all of her matches to make her happy. please note there will be limited toilets available for this show - tickets £8 and £5 for under 18s. with a front row for year six and under. Book at: https://dynamoyouththeatre.com

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amir took me on as a 90 year old patient with five teeth and with a couple of ancient ill-fitting dentures. eating had become an uncomfortable and miserable process eventually amir advised the use of implants which were painlessly fitted and after several months of endless care and patience he produced a perfect fit for the new teeth. the transformation has been amazing as i can now again enjoy the simple pleasures of crunching an apple or chewing beefsteak. if you are recommended implants, struggle with the cost and go for it, you will never regret it, and you may be sure that amir will look after you very well” eric p

“absolutely delighted with my crowns you've made me smile again thank you so much!” “…dentist and team did a really good job on my chipped tooth. made me feel relaxed and welcome. highly recommended!” Jm

“…i had two implants done on the same day! no pain, just great looking teeth!” since having my “it’s been five years moon with the the er ov implants. i’m eat and smile without results as i can now a denture.” ng ari the worry of we

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“…at first i was very unsure, despite my denture becoming very tiresome, but i gradually gained confidence after speaking to amir, and eventually had implants. i’ve had no problems and said goodbye to the denture.”

“i had a loose very poor fitting lower denture which i co uldn't eat with. i was told that i co uld have implants clipped on to a ne w denture. i could n't believe how straig ht forward the procedure was. n o pain at all. i can now eat, sm ile and talk.”

“…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.”