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Cinema’s Second Birthday!

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What a birthday celebration! The Waterlooville Monthly cinema, organised by volunteers from the Waterlooville Events team, celebrated its 2nd birthday in style. The film for the evening was Bohemian Rhapsody and the audience of over 100 people thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the celebratory cake, chocolate and hot drinks. A big thank you has to go to Petra who organises the films and the volunteers, and of course a big thank you to the community of

Waterlooville who have embraced the concept of a monthly cinema. Missed that one? then make sure you come to the next one. It is 'Peterloo' and will be on Thursday 25th April 7pm for 7.30pm (always 4th Thursday) and as usual in St Georges Church hall. You can keep up to date with events happening in Waterlooville by checking out the facebook page - Waterlooville Events, or Blog - Weteam, or twitter. Building Community for Our Town


Sunday Fun In The Sun! Purbrook Horticultural Society held their Annual Spring show on March 24th and normally that day heralds snow, rain and/or Hurricane force winds but, not this year! We awoke to beautiful bright sunshine, with a temperatures normally associated with May or June, meaning that the Deverell Hall in Purbrook was filled with the heady perfume of Spring blooms looking even more colourful. Enjoyment of the exhibits was further enhanced by the wonderful home made Cakes and Preserves served with cups of Tea with friends and the added temptation to purchase just a little extra to sample at home. The quality of exhibits on show kept the judges busy, trying to decide what Blooms had the edge, therefore deserving of the prizes while encouraging the newer exhibitors with positive feedback.

From Lynda Piddington

The Results Stan Wood Cup for Best pot of “Binkie” Daffodils was awarded to Charles Mobsby. Peter Harden Trophy for Best Bowl of “Sir Winston Churchill” grown in Pebbles and Water was awarded to Charles Mobsby. PHS Novice Spring Cup for Highest Points in Novice Classes was awarded to Brigitte Hoare Trophy for Floral Art for Best Floral Art Exhibit was awarded to Maureen Simpson PHS Spring Cup for Highest Points in Classes 1- 6 was awarded to Mark Ward Beryl and Cyril Payne Bowl for Highest Points Overall was awarded to Mark Ward Eric Martin Cup for Best Vase of Daffodils was awarded to Mark Ward Daffodil Society Bronze Medal for Best Bloom In Show was awarded to Mark Ward with a bloom of “Badbury Rings” A date for you diary – The Purbrook Horticultural Society Summer Show is to be held on Sunday 18th August at Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road Waterlooville. Schedules are available now and further details at: www.purbrookhorticulturalsociety.org.uk We look forward to seeing you!


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Alan Mak MP

Report on my work locally and in Westminster I was delighted to welcome pupils from Purbrook Park School to Westminster recently for a tour of the House of Commons. Residents can also come on a free tour of Parliament, and I will be running several trips in the summer directly from Havant to London. For more information visit: https://www.alanmak.org.uk/Tours Also, thank you to Postcode Publications readers who came in March to support my fourth annual constituency Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair. We had more than 1,000 job seekers come on the day to find out more about what jobs and apprenticeships are on offer in our area, with the opportunity to speak with around sixty exhibitors. My next major constituency event will be my fourth Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair, taking place on Thursday 4 July from 10am to 2pm inside the Meridian Centre in Havant, which is free for all residents. I expect more than fifty exhibitors on the day, including those who provide help,

support or activities for both older people and other members of the community, from statutory bodies to charities to community groups and clubs. If your organisation would like to exhibit on the day, please email Alan.Mak.MP@Parliament.uk for more information. In Westminster, I’ve been continuing my campaign for a digitalised NHS, which includes an upgrade of ageing technology that is still being used in our hospitals. That’s why I introduced a new law in Parliament to ban fax machines and pagers from being used by NHS hospitals and wider NHS bodies such as health trusts, clinical commissioning groups and quangos. By axing the fax and purging the pager we can ensure fewer missed appointments, better record keeping, safer wards and save millions of pounds in paper storage and printing. Having now passed its first hurdle in the House of Commons I hope that my Bill can be a firm foundation on which to build a digital-first NHS that is fit for the future.


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With spring around the corner many of us will be planning our holidays abroad with the family. But many do not know that taking your child out of the country if they are under 16 years old without the consent from the other parent or those who have parental responsibility over the child will be classified as child abduction. This is a criminal offence that can carry a prison sentence.

Darcy confirms “If it is not possible to get this then you will need to apply to the court to grant you permission to take the child abroad. Permission is usually granted for a holiday so that the child does not miss out on opportunities”. At Swain and Co we can provide further information if you are in this situation.

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Havant WEA Day School

From Sue Young

The Art of Photography On Saturday 7th March Sandra Smith presented a Day School for the Havant WEA at The Spring on the topic:The Art of Photography. The audience enjoyed a pictorial treat as every aspect of photography discussed was illustrated with stunning images, in black and white and colour, ranging from the first images created by Joseph Niepce in the 1820s who produced an image on silver plate, to the popular photography of Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron. Photographs in the 1800’s were used to record surgery procedures, also artists such as Degas often took photographs of their subjects before starting a painting. The audience was surprised to learn that in the 1850s Roger Fenton, commissioned by the British government to photographically record the Crimea War, moved bodies around on the battlefield to produce more effective photographs!

The presentation ended with images of modern and abstract pictures taken by renowned photographers.The conclusion to this very informative and enjoyable Day School was that although photographs are often manipulated and changed from the original images, Photography is definitely an art form.

A glorious day for a beach clean with Final Straw Solent A glorious day for a beach clean with The Final Straw Solent On Monday 1st April, eleven Positive Pathways volunteers with two Community First members of staff, Kat and Beverley, attended a beach clean on Hayling Island Seafront with Lissie and Bianca from The Final Straw Solent. The Final Straw Solent is a group comprised of people who are passionate about decreasing the amount of plastic entering our local seas. One of the biggest problems, they state on their website, is single-use items such as plastic straws, plastic bags and plastic packaging. Kat Baseley from Community First said “It was the first time that the Positive Pathways team had joined The Final Straw Solent in an activity on Hayling Island Beach. The Final Straw Solent were able to buy the device after joint fundraising with the Litter Pick Chicks and it makes sorting through the small pieces of plastic, sand and shingle a lot easier. Items such as a baby’s dummy, a padlock, bottle caps, packaging, plastic straws, parts of fishing nets, plus more items that should not be there. It goes

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to show how prolific the issue is with plastic and unwanted rubbish on our beaches!” Lissie Pollard, Co-Director of the Final Straw Solent, was pleased with the amount of litter collected. It's so important for members of the community to be aware of the issues we face with plastic pollution in our local waterways and seas, it is a huge problem all around the British coastline. For more information about The Final Straw Solent and their events in the area, please visit https://finalstrawsolent.org/


ITALIAN JOB MINI ADVENTURE TEENAGE CARBON BUSINESS Local TV Presenter Richard Stringer has been inspired to take part in taking on a “Mini Adventure” challenge of a lifetime to raise money for Buttle UK Children’s Charity, by driving a classic mini over 3,000 miles to Italy from the UK and back again in just ten days after reporting on the partnership between Buttle UK and The Italian Job. Starting in England and then touring through the Italian countryside, taking in a few race tracks along the way including Imola and Monza, before reaching Turin and the iconic roof top test track of the former Fiat car factory, that featured in the 1969 Michael Caine film. Richard aims to raise in excess of £1,500 for the charity, as well as corporate sponsorship. At £500 - Richard Will do the Cold Custard challenge. £1,000 Richard will shave his beard in a Facebook live post. Then at £1,500 Richard and codriver Gareth Simac, will complete the rally dressed as Mario and Luigi. Speaking about the challenge, Richard said: “2019 is a special year, as it is the 30th


anniversary of the Italian Job rally, 50 years of the Italian Job film, and most importantly 60 years of one very special little car. And this year the rally will be in support of Buttle UK, who through an endowment from their benefactor, are able to give 100% of all donations and funds raised directly to those children and young people in need, right here in our community. The Italian Job has been one of my favourite movies since I can remember, as was actually the reason behind wanting to own a classic mini. Getting to retrace some of the films footsteps, or should that be “tire treads” will be the chance of a lifetime. And knowing that it is all for a good cause makes it even more meaningful!” This year’s rally starts on October 20th in Imola, before driving through Rome, taking a spin on the Monza F1 circuit and on to Turin. Finishing back in the UK on November 2nd. Watch this video for an idea of what the rally will involve. https://youtu.be/06_qRYKw0d0 Donations can be made at: https:// uk.virginmoneygiving.com/mini_adventure

Emsworth based business, Carboteck launched their brand new forged carbon compass bracket and forged carbon Micro Compass bezel at the RYA Dinghy show. Teenagers Henry Jameson and Louis Johnson who sail from Hayling Island Sailing Club set up the business. Made from 100% forged carbon, the bracket is ultra-light and super strong and fits both the Micro Compass and Velocitek Prism. The sleek new forged carbon Carbon Bezel is designed to give your Micro Compass a new lease of life. Carboteck’s forged carbon products are designed by sailors who not only understand the racing environment but who also know how to deliver truly innovative designs using carbon composite materials. Made from high impact resistant, corrosion free, lightweight forged carbon, the new Carboteck Forged Carbon Bracket is substantially more superior than anything else on the market today. The new Carboteck compass bracket extends from the mast allowing control and rigging lines to run freely. The bracket also offers improved compass viewing due to its flexible mast mounted positions using either conventional mast slugs or shock cord. Through extensive design and testing, Carboteck have, for the first time, created an ultra-lightweight, snag-free and aesthetically advanced compass bracket.

Carboteck set up by teenagers Henry Jameson and Louis Johnson pictured, are both accomplished dinghy sailors currently campaigning internationally in a 29er. They saw a gap in the market for superstrong, lightweight carbon products for performance dinghies using the latest advanced composite material; high-performance forged carbon used by a number of leading supercar brands.


CRAFT BEERS - ENjOY HAMpshIRE BEERs Hampshire has thirty-nine breweries according to CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2019. Of these, eight are brewpubs; that is pubs that brew on the premises. Hampshire is the seventh largest county in England and has a population of 1.84 million. Wherever you live in Hampshire you are not going to be far from a craft brewery. Your local pubs, off licences and convenience stores should all stock a good range of local ales. I have been out beer shopping recently at Southwick Brewhouse, which is a specialist beer shop and brewery museum located at the rear of the Golden Lion pub in the picturesque village of Southwick. The village is located just off the B 2177 between Havant and Wickham. Here are a selection of some fine Hampshire beers that I have recently tried. Fallen Acorn Twisted Oak Copper Ale 4% abv. Fallen Acorn brewery are based in Gosport and were formed in 2016 when they took over Oakleaf Brewery. Twisted Oak pours a copper colour and has a toffee, caramel and fruity flavour. It is a good balanced bitter which is also available as a cask beer in local pubs. Fallen Acorn also brew an IPA, Amber Ale, Golden Ale and Black Ale as regular session ales. Their specialist range includes Brown Ale, Mild, Stout, Rye and Saison. Brewery tours are available.

By David Harris, Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers - Email: mydogisfinn@gmail.com

Flack Manor Romsey Gold 4.5% avb. Flack Manor started up in 2010 in Romsey. Romsey Gold is a golden ale with a floral aroma and a spicy orange flavour. This is a very refreshing summer beer which is also available as a cask ale. They brew around a dozen traditional ales using the “Double Drop” system. Brewery tours may be booked.

Itchen Valley Brewery Pride of the Valley Bitter 3.8% abv. Itchen Valley are located in Alresford and started brewing back in 1997. They supply over 350 pubs. Pride of the Valley is a hazel coloured beer with a toffee aroma and a complex flavour of orange, coffee and honey. They brew a range of gold, amber and bitter ales.

Red Cat Art of T Earl Grey and Tettnang dry hopped beer with tea 3.6% abv. They are based in Winchester and opened up in 2014. This speciality beer pours a golden colour with a big head. It has a herbal aroma with dry lemon taste. It is flavoured with seven different hops including German Tettnang hops and Earl Grey tea. This is also available as a cask ale in local pubs. They brew a range of IPAs, stouts and golden ale. They have a small shop and bar. Brewery visits are available. Andwells Brewing Porter 5.2% abv. Andwell started brewing in 2008. They are located in the village of Andwell which is mid-way between Basingstoke and Hook in the north of the county.They brew lager as well as bitter, golden ales and porter.Visits can be arranged and they have an on-site shop. Porter pours jet black with a black treacle aroma. This is a full on beer with a roasted, liquorice and chocolate flavour. This is a beer to sip slowly and really appreciate its richness. It is unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Bowman IPA 6% abv. Bowman are based in Droxford in the Meon Valley where they have been brewing since 2006.This IPA pours a golden colour with

a fruity aroma. It has a big orange marmalade and melon taste. At 6% abv. this is a strong beer which should be drunk slowly to appreciate its full flavour. Bowman brew a range of bitter beers and also brew the Suthwyk Ale range of beers.

Beer news There are around 39,000 pubs in the UK, down from 60,000 in 2000. The rate of closure of pubs seems to be in decline with only 14 pubs closing each week as opposed to eighteen closures a week in the previous year.There are 1,750 breweries in the UK, many of which are very small. There has been a tremendous growth in the number of breweries in the UK but it looks as if this growth has begun to slow down. In 1970 there were only 190 breweries in the UK. Fuller’s brewery who own many pubs in the SE Hants area have sold their brewing interests to the Japanese firm Asahi for £250 million. In 2005 Fullers bought the much loved local brewers Gales of Horndean. Fullers also bought Sussex brewers Dark Star in 2018. Fullers will continue to run their pubs which will now be supplied by Asahi. This Japanese firm was formed in 1889 and also owns the Grolsch, Peroni and Meantime brands.


“He has an alibi” said the Police Club of HAVANT Officer “The suspect was attending a Rotary Dinner Dance” Asked to attend the scene of the crime the Chief Constable said “make it quick I have to speak at a Rotary Dinner” How many other voluntary organisations are used as an alibi in a TV Murder Mystery? Not many. Using Rotary in TV productions confirms the status in which the Rotary Organisation is held but does not tell you what it does. The last 110 years have seen Rotary grow from a local business group into a global network of 1.2 million neighbours and friends, working together in 35,000 clubs to seek out problems in our communities and to offer solutions. Locally and internationally we concentrate on the following areas: • Promote peace • Fight disease • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene • Save mothers and children • Support education • Grow local economies Solving such big problems takes commitment and vision and Rotary's people of action use their passion, energy, and intelligence working to improve our world. Eradicating Polio by funding a worldwide vaccination programme was begun by

Rotary as a project in the Philippines in the 1980’s. Over the years this has encompassed HAVANT Club of HAVANT the aim of eradicating Worldwide and reduced the number of Polio Cases once in the thousands down to single figures per annum. Rotary has worked with the World Health Organization, Government Health Organizations and more recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to achieve this superb result. In the UK Rotary one thread of our work, encourages young people to improve confidence and leadership skills. Clubs sponsor young people to enter local competitions. Havant Rotary Club sponsor, Rotary Young Chef,Youth Speaks and most recently Rotary Young Photographer competitions.The winners of each round progress upwards and the trophy is the Kudos of winning the prestigious National Rotary Finals. Havant Rotary Club has worked with many local organizations which over the years have improved the lives of people locally and all over the world by using our skills and giving out funds collected locally, to help with specific projects. We are always looking for people to join us so if you believe you have what it takes to join an organization which has the resources to make a real difference in our communities and in the world, then contact your local Rotary Club through www.rotary.org and follow the links, or contact Havant Rotary at: membership@havantrotary.org.uk


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Volunteers Help to Brighten a Dull Day

YOUR MONEY Spotlight on Charities

Volunteers from Havant company Pfizer braved the first day of rain for over a week to help The Borrow Centre in Cowplain paint their very long fence around the outside of their building. The Borrow Centre is part of the Age Concern federation and aims to support older people in the community. The friendly centre runs activities for older people to help prevent social isolation and actively promotes well-being and independence. The fence surrounding the building was looking very tired and needed some attention. Pfizer take part in a rolling programme of volunteering facilitated by Community First and have been a fantastic support to many organisations over a number of years. They were very happy to send a team of employees to The Borrow Centre to spend a morning painting the fence. Sharon from Pfizer enjoys taking part in volunteering events and said “We have enjoyed our morning at The Borrow Centre, I have been particularly impressed with the number of volunteers they have helping at the centre on a regular basis. At Pfizer we all work different shift patterns, so a

volunteering day is a great opportunity to meet and get to know our colleagues we would not normally have a chance to work with, whilst helping out with the great organisations and charities that exist in our community.” On the day Pfizer visited, a special lunch was taking place for around fifty visitors. Nikki from Pfizer said, “It’s been lovely to see all the visitors enjoying a free fish and chip lunch, in memory of the life of one of the centre’s volunteers.” Centre manager Liz Wood was delighted with the work from the team saying “Thank you to the volunteers from Pfizer, we really appreciate their help. The freshly painted fence looks great and enhances the approach to the centre.Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of our centre which is 95% self-funded so any help we can get is valued” Without the support of local businesses, many charity and community groups would struggle. For more information about how you can get involved with the Employee Volunteering Scheme contact Rachel Taylor at rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 01730 774057


Bidbury Junior School is on a mission to help save the world As part of the Science and Personal Development Learning curriculum, children at Bidbury Junior School have been learning about waste and plastic pollution and the different ways that they can help create a safer, cleaner planet for all humans and animals alike. Bidbury Junior School encourages young people to see how they too can improve their environment, their school and their communities. So far, the school has stopped purchasing single-use plastic cups, preferring to encourage the use of alternative reusable plastic cups. The students have embraced all suggested changes with a real passion for the environment and their local area. On Tuesday 20th March,Year 4 students teamed up with The Final Straw Solent


In a recent report, the Charity Commission suggested that nearly 40% of small charities were submitting inaccurate financial information. Small charities are defined as those with annual income below £25,000. The Commission is concerned that some of those given the job of submitting a charity’s annual return – particularly in the small charity category – are not sufficiently skilled to perform the role accurately. The annual return is required if your charity’s income is more than £10,000 or if your charity is a charitable incorporated organisation. The return is due within 10 months of the end of your financial year. Trustees are required to keep their charity’s details up to date. From November 2018, the service to update these details changed. All charities must now check and update their details online before they can submit their annual return. Charities will only need to provide missing information the first time they sign in, or when they need to update their charity’s details. Information required includes all current trustee names, their contact details (including an email address), and details of the charity’s UK bank/building society accounts (these will not be available publicly.) From 1 April 2019 if current trustees previously used a public

By Paul Underwood, Director

display name on the register, their full legal name will now be displayed to the public unless they apply to have it removed. New questions have been introduced in the 2018 return, and these can be previewed before signing in. Some questions are optional for 2018 but mandatory from 2019 onwards. They are intended to allay public concerns, eg about high levels of pay in charities or to highlight possible areas of risk. New questions for 2018 include a breakdown of salaries across income bands, the use of professional fundraisers, receipt of grants and contracts from central government and local authorities, also questions on safeguarding children and adults at risk. If you would like our help in preparing your charity’s annual return please let us know. You might also be interested in attending our annual seminar for charities to be held on Tuesday 21 May at 4pm at the Solent Hotel,Whiteley. This is a free event for charities trustees and staff which aims to update and inform charities on the latest tax, accountancy and governance matters. For further details and to register please visit: www.morriscrocker.co.uk/charityseminar


Havant WEA Art Appreciation Course From Sue Young

Art in Britain 1900-1950 This spring, a full class enjoyed an excellent Art Appreciation course that explored many aspects of Art in Britain from the Edwardian age to the First World War and beyond. The lecturer, Prasannajit de Silva, gave the class the opportunity to look at and discuss the work of well-known artists such as Paul Nash,Vanessa Bell and Stanley Spencer to artists such as CD Cadell, Edward Burra and C.R.W. Nevinson. Members of the class also enjoyed a day trip to Tate Britain in London that encouraged critical appraisal of a variety of chosen paintings. Pransannajit will be returning to lecture for Havant WEA next spring with the course: “The Art of the British Empire”. Details will be available this summer in the Hampshire County brochure

The Arrival by C.R.W. Nevinson


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Beyond Sponsorship - How Charities and Businesses Team Up in Tough Times Business support for charities goes a lot further than corporate sponsorship, as charity and business staff discovered 14th March at Community First’s Building Perfect Partnerships event supported by Winchester City Council. Over 80 delegates from charities, not-for-profits, social enterprises, and businesses in and around Winchester District attended to explore the untapped potential of turning to each other. Well-being coach Caroline D’Ay shared her insights into how employee well-being and workforce motivation go hand in hand. This provided food for thought for both charities and businesses, as the event went on to consider the team building benefits of partnership working. International motivational speaker and business coach Ian Dickson imparted more hidden advantages to be found in charity-business relationships. During this segment, audience members were invited to retrieve tips and insights concealed inside bags of chocolate buttons. Ian identified mutual benefits including expanded networks, an uplift in referrals, and marketing together. CEO of homelessness charity Trinity Winchester, Sue McKenna, and Linda Stiles,

Sales and Marketing Manager at telecoms company ElemenTel, were interviewed together on stage. Sue McKenna’s advice to charities was “Don’t be afraid to ask” for the specific support they need. She also shared some important tips on helping businesses to feel connected to charitable causes. Trinity’s presentation showed businesses offering voluntary practical support to the charity during a day event that lifted the volunteers’ spirits and provided a space to meet new contacts. Linda Stiles spoke about the business advantages of working with charities, including brand development and team building opportunities. She also recalled her positive experience attending Community First’s business volunteer away day: “We won our battle with the brambles”, she said, reflecting on the unique opportunity to network while tackling a shared challenge. Towards the end of the event, delegates split into groups to discuss how to make the most of partnership working from charity and business perspectives. A key takeaway was that charities should be specific about what goals and projects they need support with, and about the impact that business

support will have for their beneficiaries. There are many occasions when asking businesses to share their skills and expertise can be more effective for charities than seeking funding, as emphasised by Community First’s CEO Tim Houghton during the event’s introductions. The event received positive feedback from charities attending. Lucy Tennant, Corporate and Community Fundraising Officer at Brendoncare, commented, “The Building Perfect Partnerships event was a great opportunity to network with local businesses and charities, and enjoy valuable talks and presentations too. Thanks to Community First for hosting such a wonderful event we had a lot of fun!” Further suggestions included businesses helping charities as part of training and upskilling programmes. Business owner and Coach Karen Murray said, “Long term

partnership with charities goes beyond your Corporate Social Responsibility. It brings life to your values and enables your actions to match your words with true integrity. I’ve really enjoyed meeting other businesses and charities - it’s been a great networking opportunity.” If you would like to engage your business with a charity, or you are seeking business support for your charitable organisation, you can find out how to get started by contacting Janet Duggan, Community First’s Business & Volunteering Engagement Manager: janet.duggan@cfirst.org.uk or Rachel Taylor, Business Volunteer Coordinator: rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk.


Friends of Havant Cemeteries repair damaged wall For the last few years Friends of Havant Cemeteries have been tidying the area North of Havant to encourage wildlife, increase diversity and undertake limited work in this tranquil area. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Funding allowed for new gate, a seating area in the Dissenters’ Cemetery, along with three specific new information boards, self-guided

leaflets, an enhanced website and an open day - all helping to increase interest in the area. During this time, a hit and run driver seriously damaged the lovely old flint wall and gateway to the Dissenters’ Cemetery in New Lane. As the Havant United Reformed Church were unable to find funding quickly for the repair, they set up a fund-raising campaign. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) happily

agreed to a small underspend being transferred to the Church to enable the repairs to be carried out. This welcome donation meant work could be undertaken by Nutbourne Construction, and brings to a close the HLF funding allocated to the project. General work is ongoing on the last Tuesday morning of each month, and new members are welcome to come along.


Portsmouth Water’s “Water is Life” Education programme and website launched on World Water day On World Water Day 22nd March, Portsmouth Water launched their new education website and offering to local schools. Portsmouth Water’s education programme, “Water is Life”, has been designed working alongside TeachTalkLearn, an education specialist company, and in partnership with the Staunton Farm Education Team. The programme will be delivered as part of regular school visits to Staunton Farm. Every schoolchild on an educational visit to Staunton Farm will be given information on how to be a good citizen and how this relates to looking after the valuable resource of water. Alongside the education programme, which will be delivered by the Staunton Education team, will be a website full of resources and activities for all Early Years Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 children to enjoy, both in the classroom and at home. This includes “Blue Peter” style videos of how to carry out simple experiments about water – all using items easily found in the home. The activities are designed to be easily understood for pre-school and primary aged children, with supporting information for adults and parents so they can engage in the learning together. This is the underlying principle of the

“Water is Life” education programme of “everybody’s learning together”. Ian Limb, Head of HR at Portsmouth Water, said on the launch “I am delighted that we have built on our longstanding education partnership we have with Staunton and have put together, with TeachTalkLearn, a programme designed to support children in their learning all about our precious resource - water. Vicky Howard, Director at TeachTalkLearn, “Our ethos is to get children learning by engaging in everyday activities and this was a perfect partnership with Portsmouth Water and Staunton Farm to put this into practice into a bespoke education programme to be enjoyed by school visits to the park or simply by utilising the resources on the website”. Abi Peett, Education Officer at Staunton Farm, “We were involved with TeachTalkLearn as part of our partnership with Portsmouth Water and I am really looking forward to delivering the “Water is Life” programme. It is important that every child that attends a school visit leaves understanding the importance of water and the impact it has on us all” www.portsmouthwatereducation.co.uk www.teachtalklearn.com


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League glory for Havant Hockey Club A crowd of 250 spectators saw Havant’s Men win the West Conference league to earn themselves a place in the play offs for Premier League status. Havant have enjoyed a fine campaign in their first season under head coach Raj Laly, The Hayling Island Pool League has been securing the crown with a 3 – 1 victory over running for many years now. At it’s peak, local rivals Chichester. Goals from Ethan there were two divisions but the closure of a Hoddle, Atiq Arshad and Christopher Smith number of venues due to the ever changing ensured that the home crowd had plenty to economic climate drastically reduced the celebrate. number of venues available to host teams; Havant Hockey Club Chairman Chris currently two pubs host two teams and one, Pickett said: “A huge amount of credit goes the West Town Shady Potters are now at to the squad, but without any doubt Raj Laly, their third venue (hence their name)! Warren Gilmour and Steve Lawson In the league, teams compete against masterminded the tactics as they have done each other three times over the course of a all season and they should be congratulated season, with each league match consisting of for a job well done.” three doubles and six singles matches of one With the West Conference now secured, frame. The league prides itself on being a Havant will go into a four team playoff with friendly one, something to break up the crowned national champions three times in In a fine season for the club, the Men’s the other regional champions to fight for a monotony of a winter’s evening for the the early nineties. 2s and Ladies 3As were also promoted. place in the top division of English hockey. inhabitants of this tranquil little island on the He continued: "Resilience, commitment, Meanwhile the Ladies 1s will look to Pickett added he hoped that the south coast. There are also team and good team moral and determination to bounce back next season after a hard performances they have displayed all season individual cup competitions including, this succeed are qualities our men’s 1st XI have season concluded with a bottom placed would continue into the playoffs as Havant season, the introduction of a new cup displayed this season and they thoroughly finish in the South Clubs' Women's Hockey aim to make it the Premier Division for the competition (the Rainbow Cup) in deserve the position they find themselves in.” League Division 2. first time in a decade. The club were memoriam to the league’s former chairman |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| who, sadly, died last year. LEAGUE TABLE (as at end of February):

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Cycle Clinic Saddle Height By Mike Skiffins, Portsmouth CTC http://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk

Q I have been told that my saddle is the wrong height. Does this matter, and what is the 'right' height ? A Yes, it does matter, but how much depends on how much you cycle and what sort of riding you do. A Chartered Physiotherapist, James Moore, writes that Cycling is great for knees and hips because the joints move through a comfortable range but make sure that the saddle is 'quite high' so you're not jamming your knees to your chest. When we learn to cycle we normally want the comfort that comes from being able to put our feet on the ground until we are sure of our balance. To do that we have the saddle low, but that means that our knees come up too far for comfort over a longer ride, as James has said. However saddle height is more than this. Professional cyclists and racing teams have spent fortunes on trying to find the best height for each rider in the team, but we normal cyclists don't have to go to such lengths. The reason they worry is that they want to get the most energy from each push on the pedals, and that really comes from straightening the leg. Imagine walking up stairs with your legs bent. If you doubt me, just try it ! You lift your knee just as you do on the bike and push down to get up the step, but you get the maximum lift with the least effort in the last few inches as you straighten your leg.

In practice you can't quite do this on a bike without standing on the pedals so we have to find a position that we can manage best. It is also not a good idea to have your saddle too high, because if you do, you have to roll from side to side so you can actually get your feet down far enough to stay on the pedals, and this can cause knee and hip problems over time. There are all sorts of measurements and specifications for getting the 'perfect' saddle height, but as I have said this is probably only needed for professionals and really 'serious' cyclists. The best thing is to raise the saddle a bit at a time, and as you get used to each position feel if it is actually better as you ride. If you can get your toes on the ground to steady yourself when you stop whilst still sitting on the saddle, that shouldn't be too far out, but if you find that uncomfortable, or you feel unsafe then a lower position might be best for you.


Busy season planned for Solent Sunbeam class in 2019 Sunbeam 95th (97 of 283)

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam classic keelboat fleet has a busy racing and social schedule lined up for the coming sailing season, starting on Saturday 30th March 2019 an afternoon race around Chichester Harbour. Based at Itchenor Sailor Club, the class offers competitive and sociable Thursday evening racing, specific weekend regattas and a number of week-long racing events at both Itchenor and Cowes, from April through to September. Thirty-two Solent Sunbeams regularly sail from Itchenor Sailing Club ranging from 96 years in age to new all-GRP and newly

epoxied yachts ensuring excellent onedesign racing in a competitive and very sociable fleet. Newcomers to the class are welcomed into the fleet with tips and advice on ownership, rig set-up and maintenance freely available from the long-standing owners and enthusiasts. Two new boats will be joining the Itchenor fleet this season,V47, Kitty who has come up from the Falmouth fleet and V70, Minty a brand-new GRP boat. As one would expect with a class spanning 96 years, many of the current events, regattas and activities of the class have their origins in the past. The Solent

Sunbeam class itself originates from Hamble River Sailing Club, where in 1922 the club Commodore, Basil Lubbock MC was asked by the members to find a new one design racing yacht. Lubbock commissioned the eminent naval architect Alfred Westmacott and the Solent Sunbeam was born. It turned out to be one of Westmacott’s best designs for racing; not only is she an extremely pretty 3-man keelboat but also one that can handle the boisterous conditions of the Solent. Her original construction by Woodnutt & Co on the Isle of Wight must have been of exceptionally high quality as eight of the first yachts still actively race today including hulls V1, V2 and V3 which were all commissioned in 1922/3. The fleet was based at Hamble River Sailing Club from 1922-1930 and also at

Bembridge Sailing Club in the 1930s. Itchenor Sailing Club first adopted the class in 1932 and by 1966 all the Solent boats were based at Itchenor. A sister fleet has existed in Falmouth since 1924 and will be celebrating their 95th anniversary this year with a number of special events. For more information on sailing and owning a Solent Sunbeam as well as information on all the forthcoming events please contact the Class Association via the website at www.solentsunbeam.co.uk. The Class operates a well-organised crew/helm request system for anyone wishing to try out sailing this classic keelboat. Please visit the website for more details.

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A Spring clear out for Wildlife in The Woods Just as the weather began to improve, a group of 11 volunteers from Lockheed Martin volunteered their time to help The Friends of Nore Barn Woods with valuable conservation work in the overgrown woodland areas on the edge of Emsworth. Nore Barn Woods is an attractive area of public open space in Emsworth adjacent to the shore of Chichester Harbour. Formed in 2002,The Friends of Nore Barn woods is a group of volunteers who aim to make the area more pleasant for the public. Lockheed Martin UK – Rotary and Mission Systems regularly take part in volunteering activities organised by Community First and are hugely supportive of local organisations in and around the Havant area.The purpose of the day was to cut back and clear areas of the wood allowing the natural growth of plants and creating habitats for wildlife.The area was very dense and the team from Lockheed Martin made light work

of cutting back and clearing two large spaces that will be instrumental in creating the growth of wild flowers. Andy Wallen from Lockheed Martin said, “I have enjoyed volunteering today, it’s been good to get out in the open air.This is my first time volunteering and it will not be my last. It makes us feel good giving something back to the community.” Roy Ewing from The Friends of Nore Barn Woods was grateful for Lockheed Martin’s support. “Having the volunteers today has enabled us to clear areas that we would have been unable to do with our own workforce and in a fraction of the time.We cannot thank them enough and would welcome them back at any time.What a great team and a pleasure to work with.” If you are a business and would like to find out how you can volunteer in the community, contact Rachel Taylor rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 01730 774057.

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Hayling’s Invasion 4th May 1944

There were over 2,000 Service personnel on Hayling Island in 1944 when preparations for D Day were well advanced. It was decided that there should be a number of practice landings prior to D-

take a quick look. Travel over the bridge was controlled by the military. WRENS From Mike, Burnham working in the Petty Officers and Sergeants day, and these would be made on six beaches Mess on the Seafront were instructed to along the South Coast to test the costay in the Mess with the curtains drawn odination of the combined services, to land until the completion of the exercise. troops and hardware quickly and efficiently The exercise, was code named ‘operation from the sea. Fabius’. Troops and armoured vehicles whose On Hayling Island residents had been landing beach was on Hayling Island , first instructed to remain indoors for the morning sailed anti-clockwise around the Isle of Wight of the 4th May with the curtains drawn. One before reaching Hayling to simulate the time or two trades people tried to ignore the troops would need to travel on landing craft. instruction but were soon told to return Hayling beach had been divided into four home by the local police and the military sections between Staunton Avenue and authorities. Human nature being determined Eastoke Corner; some 200 landing craft and to see what was happening residents did peep ships were deployed to unload men and behind closed curtains and some found equipment of the 50th Northumbrian ingenious ways to climb onto their roofs to Division. On D-day these men and their

equipment would land on Gold Beach in Normandy. Hayling U3A is preparing a book illustrating the changing life for Islanders from 1919 - 1946 and will be staging a special exhibition at the Royal British Legion from the 2nd November . Many notable people lived on Hayling during those years and residents experienced new employment opportunities. With the assistant of the Hayling Lions Club, the U3A will be placing an additional memorial plaque in St. Mary’s Church to recall the names of men who are not recorded on the existing plaques. With help from PO Publications a Memorial plaque will be placed in the Community Centre to honour the Civilians who lost their lives on Hayling Island during WW2.


Singing Gorilla’s visit Havant Rotary Club A regular meeting of Havant Rotarians was interrupted by Singing Gorillas! No, not live ones but a locally led Charity of that Name. Amanda Mardell CEO of Thesis Technology spoke to Havant Rotary Club members at their meeting on Monday evening held at The Bear Hotel Havant. Amanda explained that Singing Gorilla Projects was started a few years ago by another local CEO Chris Read, of Dunstan Thomas after he visited the region and was impressed by the wonderful musicality of the

From Jenny Edgell, Havant Rotary Club

Bwindi, the home of the last remaining local tribe. His initial vision was to supply majestic Mountain Gorilla. musical instruments.This idea quickly morphed Singing Gorilla Projects into a building schools, supplying (SGP) funds and manages water tanks and now building a community based projects in Peadiatric and Midwifery this region of Uganda. They extension to a local Health Care work to improve the welfare of Facility. communities by building and The Charity works on the managing health facilities, Nteko ridge and the building schools and sponsoring surrounding hills in the Kisoro children to continue their district of Uganda, a stone Amanda and Chris hand schooling. There are also water throw away from the DR over a cheque for £200 delivery programs supplying Congo border, close by to

water tanks, water filters and water pumping projects. Lots of Information on the web site: www.singinggorillap.com The talk was fascinating and the video clips entertaining.These can be seen on YouTube linked from the Singing Gorilla website. Havant Rotary President Chris Roberts gave the charity a generous cheque of £200.00 Chris said ‘This is a Charity which has local roots, and it’s aims, to look after the health of woman and children, supply clean water and education is a great match to Rotary aims. ‘


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Community Centre Launch Bedhampton Community Centre celebrated their official launch with a free open day for the community on 18th February. After their transition from social hall to Community Centre, they felt they should party with everyone that makes the centre as special as it is, by throwing a free all day long party, including a free lunch. The Mayor of Havant, Cllr Peter Wade, came along to officially open the centre by cutting the ribbon and slicing the cake alongside Chairman Mike Sellis. This was after a funpacked morning of taster sessions, crafts, and free refreshments. The afternoon was filled with showcases of local talent, including Folks in Harmony and a solo set by nine year old local singer Nevaeh. With three rooms open full of entertainment and workshops, visitors to the centre always had something to keep them occupied. There were competitions for younger guests to complete, including a ‘find the bird’ competition and colouring competition. Both of these linked into the new Bedhampton Community Centre logo, which was designed by local Bedhampton resident Dan McCabe. Dan’s logo won the two-month long competition, which he entered to feel part of his new community after moving here. The design incorporates a fictional Bedhampton Songbird, which sings

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out to the community, and is made up of mosaic pieces to represent the diversity and inclusivity of the centre. The logo was launched by decorating a large cake and a hundred cupcakes, and can now be seen around the centre on badges, mugs, pens, and will soon be on t-shirts as well. Bedhampton Community Centre have activities taking place every day of the week for every age, ability and interest, and love to see new faces whether to join in activities or volunteer your time. We have events on throughout the year to come along to which can be found on our website or social media pages, and our next big event will be our 100th Birthday at this location, which we will celebrate next year, and hope to see everyone again for even more cake!


Stronger, More Flexible, Pain-Free Readers My name is Natalie March from Physiological, a Chartered Physiotherapist based within My Fitness Hub, Havant and in Rowlands Castle in the PO9 postcode areas. Today’s subject is “I have shoulder pain, is it a frozen shoulder or not?” Here are testimonials from two of our clients who had shoulder pain: “After 6 months of not having full movement in my shoulder I visited Physio-logical. 5 sessions later it’s like I never had the problem and no pain at all. Highly recommend.” (Mr. A) “I had a bad shoulder as a result of a fall whilst skiing. I left it for several months hoping it would get better on its own, it didn’t. A friend ( a healthcare professional ) suggested I see Natalie and ask her opinion. Natalie understood exactly my issue, I had a few physio sessions and Natalie also suggested some changes to my own workout regime in order to strengthen the muscles in the shoulder area. In a relatively short space of time my shoulder returned to 100%. Any future issues and I will seek Natalie’s advice immediately. Great job Natalie, Thank you.” (Mr. M) Frozen Shoulder The shoulder is a ball and socket joint normally associated with a wide range of movement. It is surrounded by a soft tissue capsule which encases the joint and holds in the lubricating fluid. This capsule is usually very loose to allow freedom of movement in all directions. However, in a frozen shoulder the capsule initially becomes inflamed and then contracts. This decreases the joint volume and results in varying degrees of pain and loss of movement for the sufferer. The symptoms were described as far back as 1872 and the term ‘frozen shoulder’ has been used

for over 80 years. However, only through research over the last 20 years do we now know what it actually is. Unfortunately, we still do not know why it happens. What is generally agreed is that frozen shoulder has broadly three phases starting with pain, followed by stiffness and then slowly resolving in a ‘thawing’ phase. The length of each phase varies and there is considerable overlap of phases but total duration of the condition averages 18 months to 3 years. However, some can experience problems for much longer. All bad news so far then! So, how can we help you with your frozen shoulder at Physio-logical? Our treatment decisions (which we will make together) depend on whether pain or stiffness is your main problem. Where does your shoulder fit in? Pain is my main problem The aim of treatment is to decrease your pain and maintain or improve your movement. This may involve advice, gentle exercises, low level joint or soft tissue techniques and/or acupuncture. Aggressive painful stretching at this stage can prolong your problem (and it’s not a pleasant experience!). If you are not sleeping and/or have significant pain at rest which isn’t helped by medication, you may be advised to see a specialist to consider a steroid injection. If this is the case we can point you in the right direction as we have quick access to these services. When pain is the main problem the aim is to progress you to the point where stiffness is your main problem. Stiffness is my main problem The good news is that if your shoulder is here it is unlikely that you will go backwards. However, it doesn’t mean that you will have no pain! Pain may still be associated with certain movements and stretches but this stage allows a more active

… tips and exercises from our Award Winning Physio approach to your treatment. This may involve more intense, prolonged stretching, exercise and joint mobilisation with your physiotherapist and at home. Certain manual techniques have been proven to increase movement in a relatively short time period. If you have a frozen shoulder we can help you by; • Giving you an accurate diagnosis and explanation of the problem and its natural course. • Working with you on a course of treatment including self-management strategies whilst monitoring results. • Referring you to a shoulder surgeon at your request if your problem requires further investigation or intervention. Self Help Exercises Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising or send an email to (enquiries@physio-logical.net) for advice and guidance. Pendulum - This is a good exercise to start to get the shoulder moving • Lean forwards with support • Let your arm hang down • Swing your arm - forwards and back - side to side - around in circles both ways • Repeat each movement ten times, three times a day. • Rotate your arm Out (Lateral Rotation) - This movement becomes very restricted with a frozen shoulder • Rotate your arm out • To increase the movement further push with unaffected arm so hand of problem side is moving away from the mid-line

• Do not let your body twist round to compensate • Repeat ten times, last one hold for thirty seconds, three times a day Shoulder Assisted Elevation • Support problem arm with other hand and lift it up overhead • Do not let your back arch • Repeat ten times, last one hold for thirty seconds, three times a day If any of the above sounds familiar or if you suffer from shoulder pain then we can help you here at Physio-logical in Havant and Rowlands Castle. We all regularly see patients with a wide range of shoulder pain and symptoms. Call our clinic today on 07835 712306 to find out more about how our team of experienced physiotherapists, sports therapist and soft tissue therapists can help. Alternatively you can get in contact with us via enquiries@physio-logical.net or book online at https://physio-logical.net/contact-us/ YouTube: We have a new YouTube channel where we are sharing videos of different exercises, we would love you to subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUeMINzgo_ DtHIWgRVK7HWQ?view_as=subscriber If you would like us to write a blog, newsletter, article or film a video about a specific condition/complaint then please do let us know. For more tips and guidance please visit www.physio-logical.net



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Postcode Publications Havant Academy would like to say a massive

For all the donations that we have received over the past few months. 

Tesco, Havant - for all the shirts, stationary, toothbrushes, sun cream and more

Horizon Leisure Centre, Havant - for the fitness weights for our PE department

The One Stop, West Leigh - for the breakfast club supplies

The local community - for the amazing prom dresses and suits for our Year 11 Prom bank

The local community - for the gardening equipment, books and much more donated to support our students learning

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Over the last twenty years I’ve been lucky enough to turn a life-long interest in “old things” into my current day jobs – auctioneering in Emsworth Auctions and running an antiques & collectables shop, Emsworth Antiques Etc. in the town’s West Street. Every so often I come across a piece of information that leads me to follow a thread which becomes more fascinating and absorbing the further I unravel it. I would like to tell you about one such subject. Although you may not become as fascinated as I did, I do hope you will not be bored. It was a London colleague’s recommendation for an August Bank Holiday outing about 40 years ago, and a chance remark by an Emsworth friend some twenty years later, which stirred up an itch to find out more about the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts. The Bank Holiday outing was to Compton, just this side of Guildford on the A3, where Watts had lived with his second wife Mary from 1891 until his death in 1904, and where a gallery had been set up to display his work . I admit, I had never heard of Watts. His light had been in decline for some decades.

However, he was so famous in his day that he was dubbed “England’s Michelangelo” and was a strong influence behind the young, upcoming artists known as The PreRaphaelite Brotherhood. Watts early talent was prodigious. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1837, aged twenty, where his works continued to appear over the years. Other than Watts’ portraits of “the 100 most important men and women” of his day, his subjects were mainly allegorical or philosophical, including works aimed at highlighting the unhappy lot of the Victorian poor. Watts said of his work, “I paint ideas, not things”. Watts married for the first time when he was forty-seven; Ellen Terry became his wife a week before her seventeenth birthday. The marriage did not survive the year, but they did not divorce for another twelve years. His second wife was also many years his junior, but that was a very different relationship – adoring, richly artistic and productive - and I’ll tell you more about that next time.







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Join us for the 25th Garden Show at Stansted Park on 7 – 9 June 2019. The perfect event to find all you need to make your garden (and home!) grow. A great opportunity to explore what’s on the doorstep; source new talent, designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands showcasing the latest specialist plants, garden and home accessories, art, design, sculpture, fashion, gifts and then treat your taste buds to tempting foods and wines. It’s also a good opportunity to learn about gardening - meet the Garden Show team and pick up top tips from horticultural experts to solve those frustrating problems – they know what they are doing. As ever the specialist plantsmen will bring their knowledge and an abundance of beautiful plants and, along with ‘The Gardening Doctors Val & Steve Bradley, they will be working hard to solve any gardening dilemmas. A great chance to get your garden into shape and with environmentalist, Jules

and Lance on hand again, ‘Always Room To Grow’ you can be sure that any garden will benefit from their advice and garden ailments will be resolved in as friendly a way as possible! By popular request the daily ‘Talks & Chats’ on the environment, garden & country matters return for a second year. On Friday: Derry Watkins ‘Late Summer Colour’. Saturday: ‘Behind The Scenes At Stansted Park’. Sunday: Ben Cross ‘British Flowers Rock’. We welcome back for his 7th Show, Ray Hunt who with his unique flair, will be building a garden in aid of CancerWise. The Flower Festival in the Chapel ‘My Hobby’ will wow with the arrangements of blooms. Don’t forget... it’s not all about gardening… with ongoing and varied artisan

demonstrations to persuade you to be creative when you get home! The busy ‘Studio Shop Marquee’ and The Open Studio workshops, which proved so popular, will return with talented artists and artisans ready and willing to share their expertise; jewellery design, water colour painting, photography, felt making, forging, pottery and so many more. There is plenty to engage your children & the whole family: watch children play in the beautiful parklands and they can get crafting and learn to juggle, have their faces painted, get lost in the maze, ride the model railway or play in the fairground. Everyone can have a go at the Target Zone Archery range. Enjoy Stansted’s lovely parklands, explore the House, Chapel and arboretum or watch Huxley Birds of Prey

soar through the skies. We have grown over the years but are happy that the original concept hasn’t changed – giving visitors the opportunity to source an innovative range of items for the house, garden & themselves. Over 350 stands, picked for their quality and difference, bursting with stylish accessories, art and design and enticing artisan foods and wines. A chance to rejuvenate your home and make your life feel much better! Come to the garden party… revitalise your garden and life and yourself. Adults £10. Concessions £8. Child £3 (4 years & under free). Family £24 (2A + 4C). Pre-Book ONLY Friday 10am - 12pm or £15 on the Gate - Groups £7 (20+ visitors) Mobility For You: 01784 451258 www.mobilityforyou.co.uk Free Flow Tours of Stansted House (1pm – 4pm) £5 www.stanstedpark.co.uk (normally £10) No dogs please except those to assist (Next Show: 26 – 28 July at Loseley Park)

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Park Community School


much more than just a school

World Book Week This year we decided to extend the celebrations of World Book Day into a whole week of activities to promote reading for pleasure to our students. For Park’s reading week, the restaurant was transformed into a spectacular scene with book cover bunting, book steps and a reading corner for our first ever ‘Read-aloud-athon’. Over 50 members of staff and a range of students read aloud every day through the week. We also set up a pop-up book shop in the restaurant where every student in the school was given a free book to enjoy. We had a book giveaway where students were able to choose second hand books from a wide selection. These books were kindly donated by the 3rd Hayling Scouts. Over 900 World Book Day books were given to students.

Park Community School gains Leading Parent Partnership Award Park Community School is very proud to have attained the national Leading Parent Partnership Award. The Award recognises our significant achievements in working in partnership with our parents and wider community.

Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU www.pcs.hants.sch.uk 023 9248 9800

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LACA National School Chef of the Year 2019 We are delighted to announce that our Head Chef, Steven Cross has scooped the national title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2019. Steve is officially the best school chef in England. He won with his main course of Rocking Moroccan Chicken. Steven said: “I am so proud to have won the national title and I am fortunate to be part of a great team within Park Community School.”


Park Community School YES! Project

much more than just a school

Our latest YES! trip to London and The Houses of Parliament on Saturday 16th March was a huge success. Travelling by coach, our students had an informative tour of the Houses of Parliament and learnt about the three different parts of Parliament: The Houses of Commons, The House of Lords and The Monarch. They also learnt about the work of MPs and the role of members of the House of Lords. One of the key principles of our YES! Project; which is funded by Postcode Publications, is to help teach life skills, build on social skills and improve the independence and self confidence of our young people. Our students also enjoyed a walk along the Thames and along the South Bank. Some of the students had never been to London before and were in complete awe of their surroundings.

YES! Young Enterprise Squad The Young Enterprise Squad have managed to secure a permanent base at The Apex Construction Centre and are looking forward to making it a home that they can be proud of. Being at the Apex will give the squad access to a range of expertise, tools and machinery. The squad have now started to look at the initial stage of product planning, some of the specific areas that they will be looking at are: • • • • • •

Is a product going to be sellable? Researching what the products should be Who will be our customer? Can we make it? What skills do we need to learn? What does it cost to produce? What is the sale cost to the customer?

Supported by several staff members with a range of skills the squad can learn all of what they need to make YES a great success. The squad have already experimented and produced several prototype products, including a river table, picture frames and mirrors.


The YES project fully embodies the ethos behind ‘MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SCHOOL’ and we are proud to have the ongoing support of Postcode Publications working with us on this ground-breaking and innovative project. As a result of the funding we have received we have been able to provide a wide range of experiences that our students would not have been able to have.

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Fred’s Food

Don’t stop Wining Perfect Wines for Easter Common Varieties V’s Unusual Varieties

By Jonathan Rogers of VIN Wine Merchants Emsworth

The supermarket shelves are awash nowadays with wines made from the usual grape varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes are some of the most widely planted varieties in the world which why you see them everywhere. But what of the more unusual grapes that are around?

from different species and some are crossed from the same species to produce a different variety. Its important to also understand that that the same varietal can taste completely different depending from where it is from.You may love crisp dry acidic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand but it maybe somewhat softer and more fruit driven from Chile for example.

For example, if you like softer whites with less sharp acidic flavours then try a Vermentino from Sardinia or the South of France. This grape produces wines which have more tropical fruit characters and are softer. Try also Marsanne grape which is more honeyed in flavour.Verdelho produces dry and light whites with more green fruit and Macabeo from Spain has a lovely rich full-bodied palate.

With our Easter feast we generally go for Lamb. For this I tend to recommend lighter reds, but that’s only because I prefer a nice pink joint of lamb. If this is your preference then pick the Pinot Noir grape which produces soft, round, fruity and elegant wines. Burgundy in France is the home of Pinot, but generally I haven’t had a bad example from anywhere. If you enjoy your lamb a bit more well done, then upgrade in body to balance the heavier flavours of the meat, for example a Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia.

In terms of less common reds, Marselan from Uruguay and the Languedoc produces medium bodied reds which are softer and more balanced, or a lovely light red made from Nero D’Avola, typically from Sicily. There are around 10,000 grape varieties that can be used to make wine. Each variety prefers different conditions, like soil types and varying temperatures. Some are hybrids which are grapes crossed

All the above mentioned wines are available at VIN Wine Merchants 6 Queen St Emsworth, so why not pop in and we will help you select your wine of choice.



he British Asparagus season is in full swing, but it's only for 6-8 weeks, so you need to take advantage to enjoy asparagus at it's finest. We source our asparagus directly from the Davy's Farm near Rogate and it's often picked the same day it arrives in the shop and is fantastic value. Local asparagus tastes better because it is fresher. The moment you pick asparagus, the natural sugars start turning to starch, so if it has been flown from

ASPARAGUS AND GOAT CHEESE QUICHE Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS 1 (9in.) Pie Crust – unbaked (You can use the pre made version, or make your own) 10 spears of Asparagus 1/2 onion – diced 2 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt Pinch of black pepper 4 eggs 1/2 cup cream 1 cup milk 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled 1 tsp lemon zest

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Peru, it simply won't taste the same as asparagus picked the day before from your local farm. Asparagus is versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled or grilled, and is especially good off the BBQ. Asparagus is the harbinger of the British fruit and veg season, and this recipe for Asparagus and Goat's cheese quiche summons the fresh, clean taste of Spring. We use Hampshire based Beau Farm Goats cheese brie in this recipe.

RECIEPE • Heat oven to 200°C • Line a 9 in. pie pan with the dough, then carefully cover the pie dough with tin foil and fill with dried beans or rice. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. • Meanwhile, break off the woody ends of the asparagus and throw them away. Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces. • In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion and asparagus in the butter until onion is translucent. • In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, goats cheese, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Stir in the asparagus mixture. • Reduce the heat on the oven to 150°C. Remove the tinfoil from the pie crust and pour the egg mixture into the shell. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the centre has risen and is slightly golden brown. • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.


Success at the Portsmouth Music Festival! On Saturday 16th March, students from Warblington School took part in the Rock & Pop section of Portsmouth Music Festival. It was a brilliant event that saw local musicians showcasing their talent to Tara Marie Robinson, an industry professional, who awarded students with certificates, awards and trophies. Our students had a fantastic day and everyone walked away with encouraging and inspiring feedback as well as awards for their musicianship.

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The Understones, our KS4 Rock Band made up of Year 11 students, Henry Hayward (drums) Luke Perkin (bass) Robin Emson (guitar) and Jasmine Ryan (vocals) won Best Band with Luke Perkin also winning Best Instrumentalist for his technique and skill during the performance. Caitlin Milton (Year 10) won Best Solo for her unique performance on guitar and vocals of an Arctic Monkeys song. Melissa Altunatmaz (Year 7) won Best Original Song for her own composition ‘Follow the Light’ which she had written about standing up to bullies.

We are also able to celebrate that 3 students walked away with Trophies for winning sections of the festival.

 Melissa Altunatmaz was awarded the John Gleadall cup for Best KS3 Performer for her own composition.  Sky Duffy (Year 11) was awarded the Brian Baber cup for Best KS4 Performer for her rendition of Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ which showed off her talent on both the guitar and vocals.  Jasmine Ryan was awarded the Garrant Shield as the Overall Festival Winner for her very emotional solo performance of ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. Jasmine’s overall comments from the adjudicator praised her vocal technique and skill, as well as praising her for nearly bringing her to tears with the over whelming emotion that Jasmine was able to portray in her performance.

Luke Perkin

As a school we are extremely proud of all of our musicians who performed at this event. Our students worked incredibly hard throughout the year developing their instrumental skills and rehearsing. It is a great feeling when they are able to see their dedication rewarded. The Understones and Melissa Altunatmaz have been asked to perform at the Final Gala Concert on Sunday 31st March to celebrate their success in the festival. Congratulations and well done to everyone who performed at the festival!

Miss Blundell, Music

Sky Duffy Best KS4 Performer

Melissa Altunatmaz Best KS3 Performer

Jasmine Ryan Overall Winner

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Preventing Homelessness in Havant Havant Borough Council helps hundreds of vulnerable people avoid homelessness every year. During 2017/18, the Council worked with more than 1,200 households to prevent homelessness and keep residents off the streets. By working closely with local charities and by providing advice and support, the council’s housing team can help those sleeping rough or even prevent people slipping into homelessness at all. The Council also undertakes a yearly rough sleeper count. In 2017, there were ten people reported to be sleeping rough in the borough, this reduced to five in 2018. Tracey Wood, Head of Housing and Community Engagement at Havant Borough Council, said: “Anyone can find themselves affected by homelessness, often through no fault of their own. “Sometimes a change in circumstances, such as the bread-winner losing their job or a family break-up, can quickly escalate and put a stable household at risk. “We have a tool kit of things we can use to help people find new accommodation, but the very best solution is to prevent it happening in the first place. "There is support and advice available to those who need it however we must be made fully aware of the individual's circumstances to be able to give the appropriate advice.

“People worried about homelessness should always come to Havant Borough Council’s Housing Team and chat it through with us – if we don’t know about it, we can’t help.” Having been approached, the council will carry out a Housing Needs Assessment and provide advice and assistance to prevent someone from losing their home or to help them secure accommodation. The Council also works very closely with Two Saints, a local support organisation, which also offers free advice and support for those with housing issues, including homelessness prevention, resettlement and sourcing housing. When the Council places someone into any form of temporary accommodation it ensures that the individual and the landlord are protected. During periods of extreme weather, the council will ensure that rough sleepers have somewhere to go through the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). Anyone concerned about homelessness can contact the Housing Team at The Plaza where a drop-in housing advice service is provided from 9am-5pm on Monday to Thursday and 9am-4.30pm on Friday, by telephoning 023 9244 6379 or by emailing housingservices2@havant.gov.uk. The Council also provides a 24-hour emergency service all year round which can

be reached by calling 07850 358156. Alternatively, if you, or someone you are concerned about, are sleeping rough you can seek help through the Streetlink website (https://www.streetlink.org.uk) or by calling 0300 500 0914. The information provided there will be reported to Havant Borough Council’s Housing Services Team who will arrange for the rough sleeper to be approached and put in touch with vital local services which can offer them advice and assistance.

The charity Two Saints also runs drop-in sessions, details of which can be found on its website: www.twosaints.org.uk/south-easthampshire/ or on 023 9247 7863 from 9am to 6pm and on Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Postcode Publications provided funding for support to homeless people, with warm clothes, tents, sleeping bags and other essentials available on request from St Faiths office in North Street, Havant.

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What’s on Schools and businesses in the local area and as far away as Scotland will be taking part in a ‘Plastic-Free Day’ this 8th May, coordinated by the Final Straw Solent. The day celebrates the 93rd birthday of Sir David Attenborough, a leading figure in the raising the profile of the threat plastic has on the environment. The Final Straw Solent is providing schools with free resources to run assemblies and activities that highlight the impact of plastic pollution on our seas, environment and wildlife. People will be asked to avoid single-use plastic for the day. To date, over 80 schools have signed up to take part in the day, which means that around 30,000 children will be spending the day learning about plastic pollution in relation to ocean health. They will also be finding out how they can each do their bit to help combat plastic pollution and in doing so help protect wildlife and our environment. Schools are participating in the day in lots of different ways. Some are holding litter picks around their school grounds and in their local areas, holding art-from-plasticwaste exhibitions, writing letters to their local MPs and councils and even having competitions to see who can reduce the weight of waste plastic from lunchboxes over the course of a term between classes. The Final Straw Solent are also donating copies of the Wild Tribe Heroes books to the first 50 schools that registered for the day, to use in school on the day and to keep for future use. The books are a collection of gentle and engaging true stories about animals that find themselves in trouble when their lives are affected by plastic in the oceans. Bianca Carr, Final Straw Solent Director, said: “Hopefully this one plastic-free day will

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lead to more changes in behaviour, with more people choosing to make environmentally sensitive shopping choices and avoid singleuse plastic wherever they can in the future.” Co-Director Lissie Pollard added: “Businesses are also getting involved in the day by asking staff to avoid single-use plastic for the day. Anyone that wants to get involved should visit our website, www.finalstrawsolent.org, where you can download more information and resources. ‘“We wrote to Sir David Attenborough to let him know about the day, and he replied, quite simply, “Good luck with all your efforts to get rid of single-use plastic. We managed without it once. Why not again?”’ We are encouraging all local businesses to get in touch with us to see how they can join the campaign, reducing their single-use plastic consumption all along the Solent area. Here are four easy steps that everyone can take: • REFUSE PLASTIC STRAWS Most people do not need a straw, and if you do then why not use a paper, wheat or bamboo straw or reusable metal one. If you are offered a straw in a cafe, bar or restaurant, just say ‘no thanks!’ • USE REUSABLE BAGS Plastic bags are not very strong anyway and can get blown into the countryside, waterways or the sea so easily. There are loads of interesting, cool, fun or pretty reusable fabric shopping bags around, so why not take one of those with you every time you go shopping, rather than asking for a plastic one? • USE REUSEABLE WATER BOTTLES Single-use plastic bottles

are expensive to produce, use up valuable natural resources to make and transport and create mountains and mountains of waste once we’ve gulped down the contents. And recycling’s not the answer either, here in the UK an estimated 800 plastic bottles a MINUTE are either ending up in landfill or as litter, which will too often make its way into our waterways and out to sea. We can all help with this by purchasing a re-useable water bottle. • INVEST IN A REUSABLE COFFEE CUP In the UK, we use and dispose of 7 MILLION coffee cups a day. Only 1% are recycled! Get yourself a good reusable cup, if you are a regular ‘take-out coffee’

person it will make a big difference. Put simply, if it’s plastic or wrapped in plastic, think about viable alternatives. Refuse that straw and any other unnecessary plastic, spread the word and help save our planet! We hope that people will follow this campaign with earnest and join us for our next organised beach cleans, and that it will have a positive impact on our environment and change peoples’ views on their consumption of single-use plastic. Please find the Final Straw Solent on all social media networks and at: https://www.facebook.com/finalstrawsolent www.finalstrawsolent.org https://www.instagram.com/thefinalstrawsolent https://twitter.com/FinalStrawSOL


The festival takes place from 8th to 16th June, with free lunchtime events and six reasonably priced evening concerts. Founded in 2006, the festival is firmly established as the highlight of the Waterlooville calendar when the town becomes the entertainment capital of Hampshire! Friday 14th June - the UK’s No 1 Queen Tribute, “Pure Queen” features on this year’s Festival programme.The evening has sold out, but if you are lucky enough to have secured your tickets this authentic reproduction of a Queen performance in St George’s Church will be an amazing spectacle. If you are missing out on “Pure Queen” don’t worry, there’s lots more to enjoy at the Festival this year. Sunday 9th June - themed around the four seasons, this is an opportunity to sing your heart out with rousing hymns and Christian music, accompanied by one of the oldest and well known corps bands within the Salvation Army – The Portsmouth Citadel Band. A special opportunity to enjoy this famous and wonderfully talented band performing in concert, with the Waterlooville Music Festival Choir, directed by Roderick Starr. Tuesday 11th June - the Festival week gets fully underway with a double bill, presenting the MBW Band, performing easy listening popular jazz with Cherie Flyn (Vocals), Mike Osborne (Piano),Vic Crowley (Bass), David Moore (Guitar) and Steve Masters (Drums). The evening will also be featuring Africappella; this enthusiastic group of singers has been a bit hit with Festivalgoers in the past. Coming from a variety of ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

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cultures and backgrounds, they all share a passion for the spiritual music and rhythms of Africa, the Caribbean and other music from around the world. As well as previous appearances at the Festival, Africappella has performed at the Havant Multicultural Festival and at the Victorious Festival as part of the World Music Village. Lunchtime Tuesday there will be free entertainment provided by local buskers The 2 T’s. Wednesday 12th June - the Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir will be visiting the music festival. Noted for its magnificent sound and vast repertoire the Choir, consisting of over fifty members, was founded in 1941 and is recognised as one of the most accomplished, well known and popular choirs in the South of England. Lunchtime Wednesday there will be a free concert performed by Oaklands RC School. Back in the early days of the Waterlooville Music Festival, regulars will have enjoyed the talent of Oaklands School student David Harrington, a wonderful pianist who performed in the School’s lunchtime concerts and whose musical genius was obvious. David is now the Musical Director of “All That Malarkey” – a truly different show, in which with David’s

unique musical skills and eccentric sense of humour, popular numbers are arranged into classical style and performed by classical singers with a delightful mix of comedy and showmanship. Based in Cardiff, the show has been a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival and has toured the UK. Review from the Mumble Theatre Edinburgh: “Sublime, mouthwatering vocals, a fruit cocktail for the ears”. A highlight of the festival, which takes place on the evening of Thursday 13th June. Lunchtime Thursday Linda Kettle will be taking requests on the piano. Linda has an amazing repertoire – request just about anything, chances are she knows it and can play it! And Friday lunchtime features a free concert by Horndean Technical College, followed in the afternoon by Paul Taylor on the piano, whilst cream teas are served. The festival’s evening programme concludes on Saturday 15th June with the usual Grand Finale: Waterlooville’s version of “Last Night of the Proms” with the Meridian Wind Band directed by Don Lloyd. All the atmosphere, pomp, ceremony and flag waving of the real thing! Always a sell-out and an evening not to be missed. To find out all about the festival events, and to purchase of tickets go to the website at: www.waterloovillemusicfestival.org.uk The website has comprehensive further information, and tickets can be purchased on the website by credit card. Retail box offices at Northwood Estate Agents, (Waterlooville Town Centre), Keys News (Highfield Parade) and Thistle Wool Shop (Cowplain) open on 1st May.


COMMUNITY CYCLING CLUB fOR WATERLOOVILLE A community cycling group meeting monthly for manageable Saturday rides. Our programme for the next few months is: 14th May - to Havant Town 21st May - to Stanstead/ Forest Side/ Blendworth 4th June - to Blendworth and Finchdean 18th June - to Emsworth and Havant 2nd July - to Hambledon and Denmead

16th July - to Clanfield, the Hampshire Hog All rides are at a moderate speed starting from the Westbrook Centre in Tempest Avenue, next to Tesco store at 9.15 for a 9.30 departure and there is no charge for any of the rides. If you are interested in joining a ride, please contact Mike@portsmouthCTC.org.uk


What’s on

Waterlooville Probus Club

Waterlooville Probus Club provides a meeting place for retired or semi-retired, professional or business, ladies and gentlemen. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 'The Chairmakers', Worlds End, Hambledon, PO7 4QX. 14th May - From 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm when we meet for a drink and a chat with fellow members, and after a three-course lunch, our guest speaker, Dawn Perrier, will give a presentation entitled 'The Mary Rose'. 11th June - From 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm when we meet for a drink and a chat with fellow members, and after a three-course lunch, our guest speaker, Dr. Darren Gowers, will give a presentation entitled 'Journeys in Biology - the World of Genes and Genomes'. If you would like further information on the Probus Club, contact our Secretary, Peter Quine, on 079 2662 0530 or by email to peterpia1989@outlook or visit our web site: http://waterloovilleprobusclub.webplus.net ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Lovedean Village Hall Sunday 28th April - Car Boot & Table Top Sale from 2 pm - To book a space please phone 023 9259 3904. Spaces cost £5.00. Saturday 11th May - Jumble Sale & Mini Auction of our own second-hand goods from 1.30 to 2.30 pm. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Waterlooville Public Event The next Community meeting with Councillor Tim Pike will be on Tuesday 21 May @ 7pm in St Georges Church. A opportunity to ask questions of the deputy leader of Havant Borough Council and ward councillors and to hear about developments in the town.

Denmead Horticultural Society


Evening talks on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 in All Saints Church hall. All welcome, guest admission £2.00. 7th May - a talk on Alpines and Succulents by Peter Liverman and Leeds Barrett. 4th June - Angela and Andy Ward of Butterfly cottage garden will give a talk on gardening with native plants. They doubtless will give great advice and show us beautiful plants. July 2nd - we have a talk by Alan Edmonton on Beetles in the garden: friend or foe? The Summer show is on August 17th and it’s not too early to start planning your entries. Schedules from our web site: www.denmeadhorticulturalsociety.btck.co.uk or Parkers in Denmead.

storage technologies, as well as review the development of diagnostic techniques to understand and mitigate critical degradation mechanisms. Monday 17th June - Astrophysics - a new talk by Prof Daniel Thomas Portsmouth University Monday 15th July - Take Back your Online Privacy Hugh Cull, IT Educational Trainer, Highbury College, Portsmouth. All talks are open to the public.Talks start at 7:30pm - £3pp payable on the door. Meeting Place: Drama Room,Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2RR Contact us: sciencediscoverygroup@gmail.co.uk www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk NOTE: from September 2019 we will meet at the Emsworth Community Centre.

Monday 20th May - The death of the internal combustion engine: what comes next? Dr Gareth Hinds, National Physical Laboratory, London - The UK government aspiration for a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 is motivated by urgent need to improve urban air quality and reduce CO2 emissions. Electrochemical technologies such as batteries and fuel cells are the leading candidates.There is concern around the need to build new recharging and refuelling infrastructure and how to deal with recycling and sustainability.This talk will review NPL research to support the rollout of electrochemical energy conversion and

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What’s on NEWS…NEWS … NEWS!



Set in the 60’s, before smart phones, smart cars and the web were ever heard of, RELATIVELY SPEAKING concerns two couples, one young and one middle-aged, each containing one unfaithful partner. In their small studio flat in London, Greg wants to marry Ginny, who has only recently broken off an affair with her much older boss, Philip. Ginny goes down to Philip’s country home to get back some love letters, after telling Greg that she is going to visit her parents. However, Greg secretly follows… Alan Ayckbourn delivers one of his best, with wry observation of character, a typical “British” scenario where people put social graces and manners before any confrontation or public embarrassment.

Tickets are selling extremely well for all shows – even The Tannahill Weavers who aren’t here until November ! Upcoming events include: Sunday 24 March - Red Dirt Skinners at Chidham Village Hall – back from their new home in Ontario for a substantial UK tour. Their version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’ is simply outstanding. Saturday 30 March Karen Matheson & band at Emsworth Baptist Church such a wonderful singer of Gaelic and Scottish songs - as all Capercaillie fans know ! Tuesday 16 April - Skerryvore at Emsworth Baptist Church – we’re expecting a full house for this band as online bookings are from all over the south of England. In May we have 3 great shows: Wed 1 May - 8pm - Chidham Village Hall, Grammy Award Winner John Reischman & The Jaybirds. John a Bluegrass banjo player with his four-piece band, playing sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, and 21st Century contemporary music. Fri 10 May - 8pm - The Parish Room, Compton, Tunde Jegede at , (very few tickets left). Our first concert in Compton and a fascinating one! We follow the journey of two travellers – DH Lawrence in Mexico through the music of Mexican multiinstrumentalist Rafael Guel, and Ibn Battuta through Tunde Jegede as he travels through mediaeval Africa. All of this against a backdrop infusing archival imagery, paintings, text and poetry, by film-maker Sunara Begum. Sun 12 May - 8pm - Chidham Village Hall, Ron Block & Tony Furtado. Ron is the banjo player (and multi-instrumentalist) for the wonderful Alison Krauss, Tony is an exceptional banjo-player and slide guitarist. Together they light the fuse and you can watch it burn! We’re delighted that the prestigious 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival has booked Lil’ Jimmy Reed & The Bob Hall Band– but you can see then at Chidham Village Hall on Wednesday 12 June, or at a private houseconcert in Emsworth the previous night. Tickets: If you can’t get in to Bookends (Emsworth) and don’t want to book online

you can always e-mail me and pay for tickets by BACS - wemsfest@btinternet.com or txt 07802 500050 THEATRE IN EMSWORTH! The death of Emsworth’s Oyster industry features heavily in a one-act play being brought to Emsworth’s Brook Hall (old Baptist Church) by four leading lights of the theatre world. Written jointly by Chichester-based Greg Mosse, and Havant’s Lucy Flannery their play ‘Poisoned Beds’ features original live music by another celebrated Havant resident – John Gleadhall. Through West Sussex actress Paula Tinker the play is set in December 1918 and is a captivating story of one woman’s preparation of a concert to celebrate both women’s suffrage, and the end of the Great War. However there’s a twist in this clever combination of comedy and sadness in that she can’t celebrate the future without reconciling herself to her tragic past – it’s not just the Oyster beds that human folly has poisoned ! For Emsworth audiences this is an

amazing opportunity to enjoy the work of two superbly entertaining writers. Lucy has worked with stars like Alison Steadman and Roy Hudd. Greg’s plays - often based in local history (‘The Hawkhurst Gang’, ‘The Exchange’, Number 60 to The Somme’) regularly play to capacity audiences. Poisoned Beds’ is an exciting new venture being co-promoted by WemsFest whose main theatre collaborator, Julian Sluggett, sadly passed away nearly two years ago. The sixty-minute production is followed by a revealing post-show discussion and takes place on Wednesday 19 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 available from Bookends, and www.wegottickets.com COMEDY TO RETURN IN OCTOBER! Following two successful ‘Comedy Nights at The Club’ we’re delighted that Comedy will return to Emsworth Sports & Social Club in October, November, January, and March. Thank You for continuing to support live events! Mark MillingtonRingwood, (WemsFest Artistic Director) 01243 370501 or 07802 500050


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Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (drwf) The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) is seeking volunteers to support a free therapeutic recreation camp in Wiltshire for children and young people living with Type1 diabetes: Friday 7th – Sunday 9thJune at Liddington PGL in Wiltshire. PGL is named after its founder Peter Gordon Lawrence, but is often referred to by children as ‘Parents Get Lost’ The project is being funded by DRWF in partnership with Over The Wall (OTW) specifically for families with children with Type1 diabetes aged from birth to 17 years. Volunteers need to be a minimum of 18 years of age. They do not need clinical experience, and if they have worked with

children before that’s great but not essential. The organisers value enthusiasm, a sense of fun and most importantly a genuine desire to help empower children with serious health challenges Successful applicants will need to attend an orientation following confirmation of a satisfactory DBS or PVG police check, at least two adequate references, and an MMR vaccination. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact DRWF for more details at their headquarters based at Langstone Technology Park by telephone during office hours (9am5pm Monday to Friday) on 023 9263 7808 or by email: enquiries@drwf.org.uk


Get up and go and enjoy something new! If you’re aged 55 and above, there are lots of exciting activities, talks and trips to get involved in this spring and summer. Havant Borough Council’s Get Up and Go! programme offers the chance to have fun, socialise and experience something new. Activities include rowing, guided walks and pilates – with more coming soon! All of these will be at a pace that suits you and can be attended on your own or with friends and family. Upcoming events are as follows: That’s how we row – May, June, August Learn how to row in just six weeks with this fun introduction to coastal rowing. Before you decide whether this is for you, come along to one of the open days being held this April and July to find out more. Stretch yourself – April, May Improve your posture, balance and joint mobility with pilates. No experience or

equipment is needed for these relaxed beginner classes. Booking is essential with the first session free and £5 a class thereafter. A walk in the park - April, May, June, July, August Walk and talk as you tour the beautiful Staunton Park. Suitable for all ages and abilities, each walk costs only £2.50 with 75% of proceeds going to Friends of Staunton Country Park. Booking is essential! Feast and foraging walks – April, May, June Learn how to forage for food and resources at Staunton Country Park and Nore Barn Woods. Each walk costs only £5 per person, focuses on a different topic and includes light walking. To find out when and where these activities are taking place across the borough simply visit the Get Up and Go website or Facebook page.


Langstone Probus Club If you have enjoyed a busy and time consuming career but are now retired or semi retired, are you missing the company of colleagues. Then a lunchtime break with the Langstone Probus Club could just be the answer to adding something new to your life. Why not come along and see for yourself. Members are men from all working backgrounds, business, education, public service, management and more. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sinah Warren Hotel, Hayling Island. Menus are varied with a choice of three main courses, three sweets and coffee. Speakers are chosen to cover a vast range of subjects to reflect the varied interests of members. Coming soon are presentations on:


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Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society www.airaces.org.uk 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. Monday 20th May - 1845 for 1930 hrs ‘Flying, through the Pilot’s Eyes’ - Presented by Mr Lorimer Burn who is returning to Air ACES to give another of his fascinating talks about his career in aviation. There will be four parts to the talk, covering areas of helicopter flying about which many of us know little or nothing. He will talk about Naval helicopter operations off Iceland during the ‘Cod Wars’. In the next section, his presentation on helicopter flying in the Royal Navy will include a dramatic video of landing of a Lynx helicopter on a frigate’s deck in a gale. The third part will give an insight into helicopter

operations to the North Sea Oil Rigs, including passenger ditching training and operations of the S61N and Chinook helicopters. He will conclude with a cautionary tale - ‘Don’t fly through a thunderstorm’ the story of an accidental flight into a cumulonimbus cloud over Basingstoke.

Monday 24th June - 1845 for 1930 hrs ‘Operation Barwood’ - Presented by Air Marshal Sir Barry ‘Baz’ North, KCB, OBE. Former Deputy Commander at RAF Air Command, and now President of the RAF Association, Air Marshal Sir Baz North’s presentation is entitled ‘Operation Barwood’. Sir Baz will give an insight into the challenges of undertaking this humanitarian mission, which was completed in 2000. The operation involved helicopter support and the delivery of relief supplies to Mozambique and parts of Southern Africa after these areas had been devastated by severe flooding. Sir Baz will show the sort of vital relief work where a helicopter can become a true life-saver to those suffering a natural disaster.

Talks are held at the Chichester Park Hotel, Westhampnett Road, Chichester, 6.45 for 7.30 pm. Members £3, visitors £5 and under 16s FREE. No pre-booking For further information about AirACES, please see www.airaces.org.uk or call David Batcock on 01243 823007


Monumental six month long highly adventurous and sometimes dangerous motorcycle rides across the whole of South and North America and to Russia and beyond by husband & wife duo Nigel & Sharyn Taylor. And, closer to home the work of a Ranger at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Lunch commences at 12.30 and the dates of the next four meetings are: May 15 and June 19. Lunch is £13 and wives, partners and any other guests are welcome. To book Just contact the Club Secretary, Mike Brown Email: mikeatbrowns@virginmedia.com or Peter Poulton, Speakers Secretary on 07767792406, Email: poulton924@btinternet.com

Local Charity Launch 2019 Countryside Awards Scheme CPRE Hampshire, the countryside charity, are calling for applicants to take part in their Countryside Awards 2019. The Awards are open until 7th June. and the winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 17th September with guests including the Lord Lieutenant for Hampshire. Full details of the entry criteria and application form can be found on the awards section of our website: www.cprehampshire.org.uk or email Penny for further details at: awards@cprehampshire.org.uk


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Shopping for Fashion Changes Young Lives in Havant Step by Step has received an incredible £43,000 donation from the FatFace Foundation, thanks to the success of the foundation’s first shop. Step by Step and the FatFace Foundation have already achieved so much after just one year of partnership. The partnership focuses on the charity’s key aims of empowering young people and preventing youth homelessness. On the 12th October 2018, FatFace opened their first FatFace Foundation store at the Meridian shopping centre in Havant. The store sells unworn outlet stock at discounted prices. 100% of the profits made from the store go to local charities in the area, with Step by Step the main beneficiary. The store has been

enthusiastically received by shoppers and supporters alike. “One of our key focuses is the overall wellbeing of people, starting with the base level support of food, shelter, clothing and then on to create opportunities for people to reach their full potential,” said Ian Williams of FatFace. “We are very proud to support Step by Step in making such a big difference to young people when they really need it.” As well as providing crucial financial support, FatFace Foundation also offers practical assistance in terms of work experience and job opportunities at their recently built warehouse in Havant. FatFace also donate new clothing, which directly helps young people living at Step by Step Foyers by boosting self-esteem and

lifting barriers to employment. A Step worker said: “Some young people arrive at Step by Step with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They can’t even wash the clothes they are wearing because they have nothing to change into.” “This partnership means so much to us because it makes such a difference to young people in challenging situations,” said Debbie Moreton, Head of Young People’s Services at Step by Step. “The financial generosity, clothing and work opportunities from FatFace give young people a real chance for a brighter future.”


HOUSEBUILDER SEARCHING FOR NEW APPRENTICES Barratt and David Wilson Homes (BDW) is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating new roles to develop talent in the construction industry across Hampshire. BDW based in Southampton, aims to recruit six new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in the region. It will also look to recruit a Commercial Advanced Apprentice who will have a role based at head office. Introduction of the National Apprenticeship Levy in 2017 has helped to promote the idea that apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional

education.The full cost of training and assessment will be funded from the BDW Levy contributions. The new apprentices will spend time at a local college or skills centre to gsin an intensively delivered qualification in their chosen field. All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career. Bradley Haines, who is now working as an assistant site manager for Barratt Homes in Hampshire after completing an apprenticeship with the

company, said: “An apprenticeship was a great way into construction for me. I really enjoyed the mix of learning on site as well as at college. I’m proud to have now become an assistant site manager and hope to progress even further over the coming years.” For further information about the roles available and to apply visit: www.barrattcareers.co.uk To find out more about any upcoming Barratt and David Wilson Homes developments, please visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk, alternatively, call the sales team on 033 3355 8472 or 033 3355 8473.


THE CAT & RABBIT RESCUE CENTRE Hulky Bear Hello from your favourite out and about reporter at the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre, Hulky Bear. This month we are having a quiz at The Centre. I was asked to be question master but I decided that having all the questions about me and how amazing I am might not be fair. So I am now just making sure that everyone knows about the quiz and hoping to see you there. It promises to be a great evening. We hope you can make it, don’t be shy I will make sure the questions are a real mix so everyone can join in. Have you had a chance to look at our brand new shop in East Wittering? It has lots of lovely goods to sell. Come along and meet some of the team. We are very proud of our new shop. We are hop-ing for lots of new customers and to make some new friends. At times we have cats brought into The Centre that have been used to living outside without much human contact. We always hope they will decide that they will trust us and become friendly, sometimes however

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Pet of the Month - Hogarth the cats are much happier going to live in special homes where they can have lots of freedom. We recently had a lovely lady who owns lots of land who re-homed 2 of our cats. We had such a great update that the cats are enjoying their new life-style going in and out of their home and running and playing in the fields. If you are interested in adopting a cat, kitten, rabbit or guinea pig then please call us here at the centre on 01243 641409 between 9-4pm during the week. PS: We have a viewing day 25th May 12-2pm.Viewing days are non-appointment days so people thinking of adopting a cat can pop along. Otherwise we rehome seven days a week by appointment only.

This month allow us to introduce Hogarth a handsome boy black in colour. He arrived at The Centre in 2013 his owner couldn’t cope with him any longer. Since then he had been rehomed but unfortunately after

Our quiz evening is on Sunday 12th May at 4.00pm. Teams of four or five. To be held at The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre - £8 per person to include food and hot/cold drink (bring your own alcohol/ drink if you want to). Ticket only event, please email Pamela at pmfitzsimons1@hotmail.com to purchase

4 years he has been brought back because he can be a little naughty sometimes and his owners were expecting a baby, and he also did not like their dog. Hogarth is a sweet, lovely, cheeky boy, who does love having a fuss made of him, and he loves playing with toy mice. He has the coronavirus, which is very common among cats, and so will go on foster for this, the staff at The Centre can give you more information on what this means, but it doesn’t bother him. He would be suited to a confident owner who doesn’t mind his naughty side who has no young children, or other pets. If you think you may be able to give Hogarth the new home he deserves please give The Centre a call Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

tickets, you can pay by DEBIT Card, cheque or cash (in person at CRRC). General knowledge and lots more, so get swatting up! Raffle also on the night CRRC President Susan Jameson to be Lady Quiz Master It's going to be a fun filled evening, so we hope lots of you can come along!


YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER’S SUCCESS From Dr Vicki King, Chair of the Youth Committee, Havant Rotary Club

Particular congratulations to Torin Sear who won in the Senior section with his photograph of “Red Berries”, and to Alice Attard who won in the Intermediate section with her photograph of a “Curious Ferret”. The judges commented that Torin’s winning photograph exhibited “good technique, was an attractive composition, and had perfect depth of field”. Comments about Alice’s photograph included *exposure well handled and the subject was well framed with perfect detail”. Runners up in the competition were Emma Mack with her photograph of an “Icelandic landscape” (right) and Matthew Relton-Hunt with his photograph of “Pink flowers with shadow”. Isabelle Hall for her photograph of “Portsmouth through porthole” and Tegan Gibs for his of “White flowers”, were both highly commended by the judges. This was the first time that the Havant Rotary Club has invited young people to compete in the annual National Rotary Young Photographer Competition. The topic this year was the “Beauty of Nature”, and in total 41 photographs were submitted from two age groups, 11 to 13 years (intermediate) and 14 to 17 years(senior). Photographs from the two winners were forwarded to compete in the District level of the National Competition and we are delighted Torin Sear, has won the Senior age range in District 1110 Young Photographer Competition this year and his

Alice Attard’s Curious Ferret

entry will now be forwarded to RIBI (Rotary International In Great Britain & Ireland) for automatic entry into the national level of the competition. The local competition was advertised and prizes funded by Postcode Publications. Accordingly, competitors came from a wide range of local areas, including Hayling College and Park Community School who submitted a number of their students work. The judges Richard Veitch and Paul Stone from the Horndean Camera Club also submitted photographs from their junior section. Judging took place in Bedhampton Community

RIBI Junior Photo Prize Winners: Alice Attard, Torin Sear and Matthew Relton-Hunt

Centre on 5th March and the prizegiving on 27th March. Cash prizes of £50 were awarded to the winners and £25 to the runners up, both will also have a consultation with a professional photographer from RobPaul Studios in Havant. All competitors received Certificates

Vicki King presents the prizes Alice Attard Junior Photo Intermediate Winner

as all impressed the judges. Comments overall from the judges were that there was “a very high standard of print quality with some very good handling of exposure and choice of subject”. Some comments from the young people attending the prize giving; • Torin said that he was “very pleased to have won his first local competition and looks forward to entering many more”. • Alice said that she was “very pleased at winning and would recommend that other young people become involved in photography • Matthew said that he was “ very proud to have done so well and this has inspired him in his studies for his GCSE”

Matthew Relton-Hunt Junior Photo Intermediate Runner-Up

Special thanks go to RobPaul Studios in Havant, and Horndean Camera Club. Their voluntry participation helped to make the competition a great success. Torin Sear Junior Photo Senior Winner


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Carol Young: Havant U3A member (Runner and fundraiser :) Local legal firm Belcher Frost has, for over 40 years, advised clients on a range of legal matters relating to their personal affairs and their businesses. With particular expertise in wealth planning and property matters for individual clients and providing full business support for commercial clients the Belcher Frost team delivers a high standard of care and support for all clients. Our ethos is that clients will always be able to speak to someone who is familiar with their matter, personal client service is paramount and our clients can be confident that we have the necessary expertise to manage their work. Please contact us at 3 West Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7DX Tel: 01243 377231 Email: enquiries@belcherfrost.co.uk or visit our website – www.belcherfrost.co.uk

A “common law” marriage exists in law – true or false? FALSE! If one partner dies without a Will their money and property passes to their “next of kin” as laid down by law. A common law partner gets nothing. The deceased’s estate goes to their children, if any, otherwise to the deceased’s close relatives. If there are none it goes to the Crown, completely ignoring the common law partner. This can have devastating financial and emotional consequences at a very difficult time. The only option for the surviving partner is to claim on the deceased’s estate

which may not produce the desired result and possibly only after lengthy and costly legal proceedings. Cohabiting couples should protect their rights through cohabitation agreements, declarations of trust confirming the ownership and occupation of their shared home, and with properly prepared Wills. If you live with your partner or plan to move in together, one of our specialist lawyers can advise on how to ensure you are legally protected.

Havant U3A are pleased to bring to you this profile of Carol Young, one of our members who over the last three years has been combining distance running with raising funds in support of the ‘Sense’ Charity. Carol has been very successful in her endeavors, both in increasing the distance she runs and the money she has raised. So our members were delighted to hear in her own words (below) more about this committed individual. “I am a retired Vet living in Rowlands Castle and started running at 61. I have always enjoyed a challenge and seeing a friend run the London Marathon made me think I might do the same. I applied to run in 2017 but didn’t get through the ballot. But, did get a place in the Brighton Marathon. I gradually increased my fitness building up to and completing four half marathons and the Brighton marathon – taking seven hours for the latter. I applied early to several charities, all of them involved in supporting those with mental health issues and in the case of my chosen charity Sense problems arising from isolation and exclusion.

In May 2018 Sense offered me a place and so I continued training and fundraising. This included cake and car boot sales, donations, and a Quiz and Chili night complete with a Grand Raffle. I am delighted to run for Sense it is a small charity but very much a worthwhile one. I particularly like the idea of people perhaps leading closed isolated lives because of conditions such as Autism Blindness and Deafness being supported to interact with others and flourish. My training continues, the weather is tough, I’m tired and my feet are sore. Over the next few weeks I aim to have completed a half marathon and two shorter runs. Hopefully all taking me to the start Line in London on April 28th. Thank you everyone for supporting me and my fabulous charity Sense. NB: Sense is a charity providing support for anyone living with complex disabilities including those who are deafblind. The charity offers personalised support through centres, holidays and short breaks, or in peoples’ own homes to everyone regardless of age.


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Hampshire Walkers walking club has around forty-five members. Twenty walkers turned up for a recent walk of 7.5 miles in the Cheriton area followed by a pub lunch at the Hinton Arms. The club membership secretary, Ruth McCann, said “There is no joining fee so potential members can try us out to see if they like what we do. If they decide to join, the annual subscription is £3. Members receive a monthly walking programme by email with a brief description of the walk, distance, start time and lunch arrangements, either a picnic or a pub lunch which is the general rule in the winter. For more information about Hampshire Walkers, contact club membership secretary Ruth McCann on 01730 261146.

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Supporting Equality in Hampshire When you are discriminated against or treated unfairly, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Characteristics including age, sexual orientation, religion, and more are currently protected under UK law. Nevertheless, if you experience discrimination in the workplace or in wider society, you may be concerned that you will not be taken seriously or that you will face further adversity for raising the issue.You may feel uncertain not just about whether to speak up, but who to speak to. Hampshire CVS Network will make this process more straightforward and comfortable for Hampshire residents with their online

Supporting Equality Directory https://www.hampshirecvs.org.uk/supportinge quality/ Under the 2010 Equality Act, it is illegal to discriminate against anyone because of age, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race (including colour, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. These are known as Protected Characteristics. The Supporting Equality Directory is designed to help you identify support in your area if you face discrimination or unfair treatment against a protected characteristic. The Directory features a digital search tool so that you can

easily find the local services who are best placed to help you. One example could be a person living or working in Eastleigh who has faced discrimination relating to Gender Reassignment. The directory search will return details of support services in and around Eastleigh. Results will range from local authorities to local groups who support transgender, transsexual, and gender

means that you can select the support service you are most comfortable with. The Supporting Equality Directory is live now on the Hampshire CVS Network website. Hampshire CVS Network is an alliance of nine Hampshire based CVS organisations who help Hampshire’s charity and voluntary sector to succeed and flourish. Originally known as Councils for Voluntary Services, CVS’s offer support and advice to community and voluntary groups. They also deliver a variety of services for local residents across Hampshire. To find your local CVS, take a look on the Hampshire CVS Network website at https://www.hampshirecvs.org.uk/

non-conforming people. Likewise, if you search for support after unfair treatment based on Disability in Fareham, you can connect to services within the Borough Council or choose from services offered by local disability groups and charities. This


Hooray for Technology The mobile phone. What a fantastic invention! Instant access to the internet with all that information at our fingertips. No more trips to the library to thumb through enormous encyclopedias. Social media. A great way to keep in touch and share information. Online shopping, banking, texting and emails. No longer dependant on opening hours and “snail mail”. Brilliant! It has been reported that the average time most people spend looking at their phone is around four hours per day. For many people it can be a lot more than this. Unfortunately, there is a downside. Looking at handheld devices for long periods puts a strain on your head, neck, shoulders and upper back. This has been given the name “Text Neck Syndrome”. As well as pain and headaches, your heart, lung and digestive function can become compromised due to the physical compression of the chest caused by a continuous hunched posture. As the mobile phone is a relatively new invention, the long term effects of phone usage on our general health may not become apparent for several years. Children use phones and the effect on their growing skeleton remains to be seen.

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Nowadays, most of us would be lost without our phone. They are so useful. Those of us who are over thirty, wonder how we managed in the old days. If you would like some advice about prevention or treatment of Text Neck Syndrome, please ring chiropractor Sheila Stakim from Emsworth Chiropractic Clinic on 01243 373721. Or Email: info@emsworthchiropracticclinic.co.uk

Volunteers Swarm to Help Local Bees We are all becoming aware of the need to live sustainably; Tuppenny Barn, a charity based in Southbourne, wholeheartedly embraces the concept by cultivating and harvesting organic produce, using this to create learning experiences for all ages and to promote the benefits of growing, cooking and eating healthy food. From hosting school trips and after-school clubs, to workshops and holiday activities, the fantastic education centre and allotment teaches children where fruit and vegetables come from, the benefits of eating nutritional food and aims to give them the skills to grow and prepare their own meals. This was a fantastic opportunity for volunteers from Pfizer. a large pharmaceutical company based in Havant, to spend the morning helping Tuppenny Barn clear a portion of land to create a wild flower meadow next to a row of bee hives. Pfizer take part in a rolling program of volunteering facilitated by Community First and have helped many charities and organisations over the past few years. The Pfizer team worked hard clearing and digging the land next to the orchard ready for flowers to be planted. Maggie Haynes from Tuppenny Barn was delighted to have the volunteers for the day saying “Huge thanks to the hardworking team from Pfizer. What they have achieved

Volunteers at Tuppenny Barn

today would have taken us, as a charity, several weeks. We can now look forward to planting up our subsequent wild flowers which will benefit our bees and our visiting school children.” Karl from Pfizer enjoyed the day; he said, “It feels good and very satisfying to give our time up for such a good cause in our local community. It is good to know there are charities so close to home delivering first class support and education to a wide cross section of the public. I wish Tuppenny Barn all the best for the future, it’s such an inspiring place and I would be happy to return.” Without the support of local businesses, many charity and community groups would struggle. For more information about how you can get involved with the Employee Volunteering Scheme, contact Rachel Taylor at rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 01730 774057


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What an amazing feeling it is when the sun comes out and the evenings get lighter. It means we can exercise later and feel a bit of warmth on our skin! As soon as the sun comes out, I get numerous bookings into my clinics from people that suddenly want to lose the winter pounds and get in great shape for summer! I meet lots of patients all the time that have started some fad diet plan, or some exercise routine that they haven’t been able to keep up because other commitments just get in the way. That’s ok! The way to view life is that every day is a new start. Every day gives you the chance to do better than yesterday. Do not be disheartened! If you are on a mission to lose weight, tone up and generally look amazing for the summer months ahead the single most important thing you can do for your health is to cut out processed and junk food. And I mean all of it! No crisps, no cakes, no bacon, no sausages etc. Then in order to gain energy and kick start your weight loss, start adding more goodness into your diet. If you eat clean you will start to shed pounds

loaded with protein, iron and zinc, and have a high fibre, potassium and folate content. They are free of cholesterol and naturally low in saturated fat and sodium. These little beauties are not to be underestimated. They reduce our risk of depression, stroke, colon cancer and not only help to prevent breast cancer but increase survival rates too. They help you to stay lean and slim, and lower your blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, balance insulin levels and help you to feel full and satisfied.You can prevent prediabetes by eating these and prevent heart disease and osteoporosis too. Not only that you will start to shed the weight and feel fabulously full without wanting to indulge in junk because you are feeding the body the correct fuel. 2. Cruciferous Vegetables – Bok choy, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, watercress, turnips, radishes, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens and kale. Cruciferous vegetables are the

naturally. Not because you are exercising 100 hours a day or drinking powdered slimming shakes. Often with extreme ‘anything’ the weight just goes back on once you stop. The key to your perfect body weight and health is maintaining a sensible moderate diet full of goodness and exercising at least 30 minutes per day. This can be a gentle walk, fast pace run, or whatever you feel you have the ability to do. But start slowly and build your strength. The two main things I would recommend you concentrate on this time of year for incredible health results are this: 1. Beans – meaning black beans, butter beans, cannellini beans, peas, kidney, haricot, pinto, split peas, lentils or chickpeas. Twenty-one of the top cancer researches all over the globe have summarised that one of the best things we can include in our diets every single day is whole grains and beans. Most of your plate should be covered with vegetables and whole grains, with the remainder of your plate being beans. Why? Because they are

most powerful source of antioxidants and including an array of these in your daily diets will offer you outstanding protection from many diseases. They not only help detoxify the liver by boosting enzymes, they boost our intestinal immune cells to help us fight against pathogens and toxins. They are considered one of the top two vegetable families that help cancer prevention, alongside the allium family such as garlic and onions. The intake of these vegetables help reduce bladder, prostate and lung cancers, and keep your brain and body strong and fit. Adding these in abundance to your daily regime may just make all the difference to your health and your weight! If you have health/weight issues and would like to book in for a consultation to get a personalised Nutrition plan just for you please contact me for a chat: www.denisekelly.co.uk 07730671436 denise@thewellbeingcompanyltd.com




Community Centre Regular Activities: Mondays: 9.30am - 11.30am - Calton School of Pilates 5.30pm - 7.00pm 2nd - Denvilles Brownies (girls aged 7 to 10) 7.15pm - 9.15pm - Bounce Tuesdays: 6.15pm - 7.15pm - Calton School of Pilates 7.30pm - 9.00pm - Bounce Wednesdays: 6.15pm - 7.15pm - Calton School of Pilates 7.30pm - 9.00pm - Yoga Thursdays: 9.30 - 10.30 - Diddi Dance (Pre-

School Dancing) 1.30 - 3.30 - Baby Ballet 4.30pm - 5.30pm - 1st Denvilles Rainbows (girls aged 5 to 7) 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Calton School of Pilates Fridays: 9.15am - 10.15am - Calton School of Pilates 10.45am - 12 noon - Jiggy Wrigglers 7.00pm - 9.00pm - Homewell Scouts (girls and boys aged 10 to 14) Saturdays: 8.30am - Slimming World 1.00pm onwards, available for private hire

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