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waterlooville Schools art trail

This is the fourth year that the Waterlooville School Art trail, organised by the Waterlooville Events team, has taken place. Fifteen schools have been partnered with fifteen businesses/shops in Waterlooville town centre and been given the opportunity to display art work from their talented students. Some senior schools have used the opportunity to show amazing exam art work, but many of the primary schools have got their students to use their imagination and reflect the business in which their art work was to be displayed. Examples such as St Peters where the students have not just produced pictures

but have covered empty food cans with their own designs reflect what is sold in Waitrose. In Travel Planners or Thomas Cooke travel agents you could find designs of exotic places or animals you might find in different countries. Estate agents, coffee shops, even the bank (HSBC) took part. A BIG thank you to everyone who made it such a success. If you missed it you can still see some of the paintings on our Facebook page Waterlooville Events. waterlooville events team Building Community for oUr town

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The Mayor, Cllr Diana Patrick at the ASDA Cowplain School exhibition

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St Peters School exhibition in Waitrose, Waterlooville

Padnell Junior School exhibition at St Georges Church

Hart Plain Junior School exhibition

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fun all year Young people in the area had a great deal of fun this year as shown by the results of the Purbrook Horticultural Society Inter School’s Trophy Competition entries. Every year all Schools and pre schools are invited to enter the competition set up to encourage young people to the joys of Horticulture; enjoying the results of their hard work and being in the great outdoors. This year the Society were encouraged by the increase in number of Schools entering and the quality of their work. The 2018/2019 competition comprised: 1. Build a Stumpery and list all creatures seen using it 2. Grow Fruit and make a Pie; Crumble; Cake or Drink 3. Build and decorate a Bird Table or Nesting Box 4. Plant an area using Plants and Pots in School colours 5. Decorate a Pair of Gardening Shoes During the monthly meeting, attending members voted on the School’s efforts resulting in the following Schools being deemed worthy of a Trophy. Winners [in Alphabetical order]:

PO7 & PO8 Contacts: Barncroft Primary, Leigh Park Padnell Avenue Primary, Cowplain Petersgate Primary, Clanfield Purbrook Junior, Purbrook Purbrook Park, Purbrook St Alban’s Primary, West Leigh Warren Park Primary, Leigh Park Barncroft Primary; achieving the highest number of points, also received the sum of £30 generously donated by members using coins for points in order to purchase further Gardening supplies. The 2019/2020 Competition is already in planning and invitations to enter will be with Schools at the start of the new School year in September and details online at www.purbrookhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

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Cappella celebration in Horndean From Tracy Daniel


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There was a brilliant turnout for my fourth Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair. We had more than 1,000 people come on the day to hear about some of the wonderful community groups in our area as well as receive information from statutory bodies such as the police and council. Thank you to everyone that came, from the exhibitors to the residents that attended, the event showcased the very best of what’s on offer in our constituency. I was also pleased to once again support Dementia Friendly Havant, with a Dementia Friends sessions being run at the event. I believe it is important to increase public awareness and understanding of dementia among the wider public to ensure that people are supported to live well with the condition and I am encouraged that there are almost 2.5 million across the country are now Dementia Friends.


Here in our constituency there is the excellent aim to make Havant a Dementia Friendly Town. This follows the example set by Hayling Island, which has become a Dementia Friendly Community involving local businesses and residents. Across the Borough there are approximately 2,000 people living with dementia, so action we take locally to raise awareness and train residents can make a big difference. For those that were unable to come to my Information Fair, and are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend, regular session take place in the constituency. For more information visit www.dementiafriendlyhampshire.org.uk I’ll now be looking ahead to my next major event, which is my revamped Small Business and Community Awards. Renamed with a community focus, residents can now nominate people who have not only been successful in running small businesses but also people who do great work for the community, for example running a voluntary organisation. Whether it is your favourite café, restaurant or shop – or you want to recognise a community champion who has gone the extra mile – please send me your nominations online. Visit: AlanMak.org.uk/Nominate for more information and to nominate online.

Spinnaker Chorus recently had the pleasure of playing host for an evening of a cappella celebration at our rehearsal hall in Blendworth, Horndean. We were joined by members of Arun A Cappella (Bognor Regis) and CascadeSouthdown Ladies Harmony Chorus (Catherington) The purpose of the get together was to present awards to various chorus members who had achieved long service membership of our Barbershop organisation, The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers. Representing LABBS and presenting the award certificates to Vivienne McGavin from both Arun A Cappella and Spinnaker, Joyce Stroud and June Bryant from Arun A Cappella and Jane Wells from Cascade was Jacqui Edwards, Local Liaison Officer. These fabulous ladies have shown such dedication to barbershop singing by clocking up 25 and 30 years of membership. The programme for the evening was arranged by our Musical Directors John Palmer (Spinnaker), Joyce Stroud (Arun A Cappella) and Jackie Rapley (Cascade) and consisted of vocal and physical warm ups, performances from each chorus, and mass singing from all 3 choruses combined. Blendworth was alive with truly

fabulous a cappella harmonies all evening through. After a break for tea, coffee and the obligatory delicious cake we held a raffle to kick start our fundraising for our chosen charity for 2019/20 Children with cancer UK. Then we were treated to superb performances from small groups Spinnaker’s Decadence, Opus quartet and mixed quartet, Acamania featuring our Musical Director JP, followed by Catra and Tektonix quartets from Arun A Cappella. Small group singing is really beneficial for personal development vocally and provides valuable performance and confidence building experience. Singing in a cappella, 4 part harmony is such a joy. The amazing sounds and ringing chords produced by unaccompanied voices is spine tingling and so beautiful, there were many a goose bump felt that night. Singing of any kind in any genre is so good for our emotional health, boosting the feel good factor. We all certainly enjoyed our evening together, catching up with old friends and making many new ones too and hope it’s not too long before we can do it all again. For further information about our choruses please visit our websites: www.spinnakerchorus.co.uk www.arunacappella.co.uk www.cascadeharmony.org


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CRAFT BEERS - enjoy Harvey’s of lewes and foolproof of Pawtucket By David Harris, Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers - Email: mydogisfinn@gmail.com

Harvey’s were formed in Lewes, East Sussex in 1789 and have been brewing for 230 years. According to CAMRA’s Good Pub Guide 2019, East Sussex is the home of 26 breweries, including six brewpubs. Over half of the breweries were established since 2010 with only two breweries going back to the 1990s and two to the 1980s. Harvey’s are a family owned business. They brew a very wide range of beers; cask conditioned which are available in their 45

Harvey’s dark mild 2.8% abv Mild is hard to find outside of the West Midlands, yet in the decade after the Second World War it accounted for 75% of all beer consumption. Mild was squeezed out by newcomer lager and bitter which was the preferred drink of the real ale fraternity. Mild was perceived as an old man’s drink and vanished from many pubs. This beer pours a very dark brown and is slightly sweet. It is the ultimate session beer at only 2.8%.

pubs and bottled beers. They also supply a large number of pubs in London and SE England. On tap you can get Mild, IPA, Best Bitter and Old Ale. Harvey’s Porter 4.8% abv This beer is brewed to an original recipe of 1859. Porter and stout are now interchangeable terms but originally stout was a term to describe a strong porter. This black beer is slightly sweet and not unlike a strong dark mild or perhaps a brown ale. There is not as much of a roasted taste as you would expect from a stout. Liquorice and nut flavours came through.

Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter 4% abv This is their flagship beer and is a very good example of the traditional English bitter. It is amber in colour with a leafy aroma. It is distinctly bitter with bready and grassy flavours. This would taste even better straight from the cask. Harvey’s old ale 3.6% abv I tend to think of Old Ales as being stronger, winter style beers but this is still a very fine ale. It pours a dark ruby colour and has a very rich dried fruit flavour. This is a traditional beer which you will not see offered that much but is worth seeking out.

I like all the dark, malt forward styles of beer that are associated with traditional English brewing. Harvey’s Bonfire Boy Strong ale 5.8% abv The term strong ale is used to cover a range of styles of beer which are brewed outside of the normal range for other beer styles. It is a dark amber colour with a burnt, smoky, toffee, peaty taste. It was brewed to commemorate the Lewis Bonfire Festival which is held on 5 November. Harvey’s beers can be obtained in person or by mail order from: Harvey’s Brewery Shop, 6 Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AH Tel 01273 480217 Email: shop@harveys.org.uk www.harveys.org.uk Foolproof Brewing Co, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA Foolproof started brewing in 2012. They are based in Pawtucket, a town in Rhode Island which is on the east coast of the USA, to the south of Boston. They brew a wide range of beers, most of which are available in 12 oz. (355 ml.) cans. foolproof Backyahd iPa, 6% abv This golden ale has a very deep citrusy/tropical fruit flavour. “Backyahd” apparently is how the locals pronounce “Backyard” which is where the brewers

suggest you should drink this most flavoursome brew. foolproof Barstool american golden ale 4.5% abv I really liked this rich butterscotch and caramel tasting beer. It was very smooth and made for very easy drinking. foolproof raincloud robust Porter 6.8% abv A wonderfully smooth, rich chocolatey/caramel tasting porter. This would go well with barbequed meats. A very full flavour that makes one want to sip the beer slowly. foolproof la ferme Urbaine farmhouse ale 7.8% abv This is a Belgian style farmhouse ale made with Barley, Wheat, Rye, Oats and Spelt. It has a dry, spicy, yeasty flavour. I would drink this slowly after a meal, perhaps with some cheese. Foolproof beers can be bought online from Beers of Europe. www.beersofeurope.co.uk Foolproof are distributed to the trade in the UK by Heathwick. www.heathwick.com Thanks to Heathwick and Lotte Peplow PR for supplying me with the above beers.


tips on how to staying cool at home this summer With temperatures recently hitting 34C in some parts of the UK, and with more heat-waves predicted this summer, Barratt Homes has created some simple tips to help people keep cool and safe in their homes this summer with seven handy tips: 1. Maximise the breeze - It may sound simple but opening your windows is still the best way to cool down. Try to stimulate air flow from room to room. Leave doors and windows open to ensure air is pulled both in and out. 2. Be careful about security too - Summer is a peak period for burglaries, so you also need to be vigilant when it comes to home security. When opening windows for ventilation consider using window locks. Most new homes are fitted with these as standard, or you can buy them to fit if you have an older home. 3. Cool bedrooms down before you sleep


- According to The Sleep Council, bedrooms should remain at a cool 1618C to aid sleep. Make sure you open windows early in the evening, so that bedrooms have a chance to cool down. Opening windows just before bed will mean it takes longer for the temperature to come down – leaving you tossing and turning. 4. Keep your curtains or blinds closed During the heat of the day when the sunlight is strongest, keep blinds and curtains drawn. This might mean keeping your windows shut for a few hours when the sunshine is at its maximum, but just open them again when this has passed. 5. Check your insulation - Remember, insulation works both ways. As well as keeping your house warm in the colder months, it will keep roofs, walls and floors cool in the heat of the summer.

Those with new-build homes should have good insulation as standard, but with older houses it is always good to check how much insulation you have. 6. Strategically placed fans - Not everyone is a ‘fan’ of fans but if you do use them, position them so they push warm air towards the windows rather than to the centre of a room. This will help to cool the air down quicker. 7. If in doubt – cool yourself down from freezing water in a hot water bottle to chilling water in a demister spray as a handy refresher, there are plenty of ways to keep

yourself cool. Dampen towels with cold water and place them near to fans, or even put your pillowcases in the freezer before bedtime.


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Don’t stop Wining wine tourism

By Jonathan Rogers of VIN Wine Merchants Emsworth


a growing past time

I have always believed that the best way to learn a new subject is to totally immerse yourself in it and to discover and experience as much of it as you possibly can. I have been running wine courses now for a decade and its an area that is getting more and more popular as our thirst for knowledge continues to grow. And therefore, Wine Tourism is a next project of VIN Wine Merchants. I already organise Wine Experience Days which include a vineyard tour of one of England’s best wine estates; Hambledon Vineyard. However, we as consumers are venturing further afield and want to experience what the rest of Europe has to offer. We want to learn more about wine, to experience the production methods, the people who make the wines, their lives and their cultures. And off course, the wine itself. Tour operators saw a 30% increase last year in people wishing to visit vineyards abroad. France has seen a steady 30% growth year on year of visitors to their vineyards and the UK make up 42% of those visitors. The majority of vineyards now cater for tourism, providing accommodation, catering, guided tours and wine tastings. It’s a massive market and something that producers cannot ignore. Some areas

provide designated ‘wine routes’ which enthusiasts can follow with ease stopping off at different vineyards along the way. Popular regions for this include Champagne and the Alsace. In Champagne you can visit the main towns of Reims and Epernay.You can wander down the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay visiting famous Champagne houses such as Perrier Jouet and Moet et Chandon. But Champagne is full of smaller producers and in practically every village you come to will have a producer offering a tasting or tour. I have spent the last year speaking to vineyards in France organising visits and activities. One activity which is hugely popular, is taking part in the actual harvest, grape picking and making your own wine from the grapes you picked.You will get to see first-hand how the wine is made and what is involved with the harvest. A great way of learning more about wine and if you are just starting your journey of discovery. For a ‘taster’ to wine tourism, The Wine Experience Day maybe just for you. A short introduction to wine with tasting, two course lunch and a guided tour and tasting of Hambledon Vineyard. £89pp. Next dates are – September 7th, october 19th, november 2nd, november 23rd. Perfect as a gift too as we head towards the festive season.

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ulled Pork is easy to prepare at home, it’s great if you have a BBQ that can slow cook, but it’s easy to do in your slow cooker or oven as well. The trick is good quality pork, (Scott’s Free Range from the South Downs) and ideally rare breed pork has a higher fat content which makes the end result juicy and succulent with lots of flavour. On the bone also gives more flavour and keeps it moist. You can cook the whole shoulder if you have room, or the bone in neck end is best for smaller quantities. Slowly cooked over charcoal for eighthours or more, whole shoulders of pork gently break down into succulent, seasoned meat that can be shredded between two forks. It’s a BBQ classic that has been cooked for millennia from Indonesia to Saxon England. This recipe takes it’s influence from the Southern US, with a dry rub, BBQ sauce and pickles, but you can use the basic cooking technique and use Somerset cider and apple sauce if you would prefer, or head for an Asian recipe with ginger, lemongrass, soy and coconut milk. The classic pulled pork recipe uses a dry rub on the pork, which is then slow cooked for at least eight hours at 110°c until it falls off the bone. The pork is then pulled with two forks and combined with a spicy, sticky BBQ sauce. Then fill your bap and enjoy with a crunchy slaw and corn bread. This recipe is for a conventional oven if you haven’t got a BBQ that can slow cook. ingredients: 1.8kg of Pork Shoulder (neck end, bone in) Here’s the rub: • 1 tbsp black pepper • 1 tbsp salt • 2 heaped tbsp paprika powder • 3 full tbsp brown sugar • 1 tsp ground cloves • 1 heaped tsp onion powder • 1 heaped tsp cumin powder • 1 heaped tsp garlic powder • 1 heaped tsp chilli powder Take the pork shoulder out of the fridge and bring to room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 220°c. Cover with the rub and place skin side up in enough foil to wrap around, and then into a roasting tin. Place

into the oven for 40 minutes until browned on the outside.Turn the heat down to 125°c and cover with the foil and seal. Cook for a further 6-7 hours until the internal temperature is 89°c, Pour off the juices, turn the oven back to 220°c and brown with the foil off for 10 minutes to crisp up. Then pull the pork with two forks, add the liquid and season. take it to the Sauce: • 120g (4 oz) ketchup. • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar. • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar. • 1 dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco. • 1 clove garlic, minced. • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder. • 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine vinegar, mustard, ketchup, 1/3 cup brown sugar, garlic cloves, kosher salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring, for 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and let it sit until ready to use. You can add the BBQ sauce to the pulled pork, or let people add it to taste. As with most slow cooked meat, you can refrigerate and reheat 24 hours later and it always tastes better. White bun, coleslaw, happy days…

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Pfizer get fruity for tuppenny Barn!


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The Pfizer team at Tuppenny Barn

Tuppenny Barn, a charity based in Southbourne, got a helping hand from a group of volunteers from Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical company based in Havant. Having spent a day at Tuppenny Barn back in March, Pfizer enjoyed their day so much that they agreed to a second day helping with the large task of fruit picking. The team of 16 volunteers spent the morning in the large fruit cage picking a bumper crop of raspberries, boysenberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and jostaberries. Tuppenny Barn’s vision is to create a better future for our children through inspiring communities to learn about sustainable and organic food. The charity cultivates and harvests organic produce, using this to create learning experiences for all ages and to promote the benefits of growing, cooking and eating healthily. The project was set up 14 years ago by Maggie Haynes.

Katrina, a volunteer from Pfizer said, “What an incredible lady Maggie is to have a dream and to bring it to life at a time when our knowledge of organic food was almost non-existent, fast forward to the present what she has achieved shows that you can educate people.What she is doing is inspirational.” Maggie Haynes from Tuppenny Barn said, “It’s been a phenomenal fruit effort today from the Pfizer team, having picked over 50 kilos of fruit. It has been an amazing achievement.This will help us with our jam and preserve the production line to make delicious jams and chutney. It’s great to see such enthusiasm.” 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.

If you enjoy bookkeeping or have a friend or relation who can do it for you, that’s great. But what happens when you’re busy or if the arrangements you have in place don’t go according to plan. Suddenly, keeping an eye on your finances and coping with the daily challenges of running a business can leave you floundering. That’s why hiring an accountant may be a better option for your peace of mind and certainty. There are a couple of things to be aware of when looking for an accountant. The first is to appreciate the difference between qualified and unqualified. There is no legal restriction on the word ‘accountant’ so anyone can practice as one without necessarily having the proper training or regulation. Secondly, an accountant who is Chartered or Certified (the two qualifications are very similar) will belong to a professional body that is rigorously regulated. Members are required to keep up to date and undertake continual professional development. Their membership also ensures you are able to contact their regulator in cases of dispute. So what should you expect from a qualified accountant? Until quite recently an accountant was typically thought of as someone who simply

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balanced your figures and produced a set of annual accounts. Of course, this is still an important part of their work but the effect of digitisation has altered many of the age old and time driven processes used by accountants. This is leading to a change of focus within the profession to provide more tailored business advisory services. That’s good news for business owners whose accounting needs and expectations are also changing. Managing growth in your business in these uncertain economic times and navigating your way through the seemingly endless regulatory changes is no easy task if you’re going it alone. Who better to advise you on how to improve your profitability, forecast growth and help you plan for the future than a trusted adviser? Someone who is both a problem solver and a business coach. And someone who has knowledge of your business, the experience and resources to make a real difference to your success. If you’re wondering what it costs to hire an accountant, it’s worth remembering that their charges are often based on time spent so you’ll be able to decide how much help you require. Also, with the benefit of tax planning advice and a fresh look at your business to see where efficiencies can be made, you may wonder why you didn’t take this step earlier.


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Forty members of Denvilles (Havant) Women's Institute recently enjoyed a day trip to Denman College in Oxfordshire, which is the WI's centre for learning. . Members were welcomed to the college by a member of staff and, after coffee, watched a cookery demonstration. This was followed by lunch and then a tour of the college and its grounds. The Denvilles (Havant) Women's Institute (established 1984) meets on the first wednesday of the month (except August) in the United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane, Havant PO9 1PP.

There is a speaker at most meetings as well as time for refreshments and socialising. There are also a wide variety of groups, activities and trips for members to engage in during the year e.g. film evenings, bridge and book clubs, knit and natter, darts, skittles, table tennis and trips to places of interest.. Recent trips have been to Salisbury and Mottisfont Abbey New members are welcome to join our friendly group, so why not come along to our next meeting? Contact Larraine Combes 023 9245 5913 or Pat Galliers 023 9247 0707 for further details.


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Work Out Your Money, a Citizens Advice Havant initiative set up in 2014 by Jon Stuart, CEO, has won a Highly Commended Award for its outstanding endeavours in raising awareness of the crime of illegal money lending presented by the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Fiona Ross, who heads up the project in local schools was delighted to receive this award. ‘We act as ambassadors for the Stop Loan Sharks campaign and we have been explaining the importance of borrowing safely in our fun and interactive financial capability workshops throughout schools and community

groups in Havant and surrounding areas for nearly five years. Our programmes are tailored to the needs of our community and guided by the insight given by Citizens Advice. As a result, we are recognised as the go-to organisation for financial capability workshops. If your school or community group would like to benefit from this, please get in touch with us at info@workoutyourmoney.com or telephone 023 9247 6013. You can report a loan shark 24/7 on 0300 555 2222 or via the Stop Loan Sharks website, http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/



Postcode Publications national award for Heart of Hayling Boxing academy local Sports Coach gB awards presentation Having never played the game until 2010, he was introduced to the sport by a friend who was a double below the knee amputee. He enjoyed it so much that he joined Portsmouth Sitting Volleyball Club.

Rich with the UK team at Sydney Invictus Games 2018

Fast forward a few months and the club was in danger of folding and desperately needed a coach. Rich kindly stepped up, got himself qualified and then in 2014 was asked by Volleyball England to attend the inaugural Invictus Games in London to act as a step-in coach for those nations that did not have a designated sitting volleyball coach. The Games were the brainchild of HRH Prince Harry and were aimed at the wounded and sick members of the Armed Forces. Rich delivered some basic coaching to the Australian, New Zealand and Georgian teams. The Georgian team were so impressed by their makeshift leader that they then went onto ask for Rich’s coaching on a more permanent basis for the rest of the tournament. Remarkably, under the expert guidance of their newly adopted coach, they managed to get to the semi finals narrowly missing out on Bronze unbelievable when you consider they arrived in London never having played competitively before! Rich was then asked to continue coaching the Georgian national team, often delivering training remotely using cyber coaching. Following an impressive Bronze medal in the 2nd Invictus games in Florida for the Georgian team, (again with most coaching done remotely using technology), in 2017 the team then went to Toronto and incredibly under the guidance and expertise of Rich, were unbeaten all week and went onto win Gold. Following such an amazing success, Rich’s talents were then diverted to home soil - he was invited to coach the UK sitting volleyball team in readiness for the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. In only 12 training sessions and a couple of friendlies, he managed to assemble a strong team that went onto win Silver (losing in the final to Georgia!)


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Clanfield resident rich osborne was recently recognized for his amazing and rapid success in the world of sitting volleyball coaching when he was awarded the national Coach of the year award by volleyball england.

Now Rich is continuing to work with the UK team, having just returned from the inaugural Invictus Uk Trials in Sheffield. He worked with over 100 players teaching them the fundamentals of the game in preparation for the next Games in The Hague, Holland in 2020. During his rapid ascent to success, he has had the pleasure of meeting a whole variety of royalty and celebrities alike, including HRH Prince Harry and Meghan, the Obamas, Michael J Fox, Morgan Freeman and George Bush Jnr to name but a few. Rich says of his experiences “I do have to pinch myself sometimes when I think of all these exploits and the famous faces I have met along the way. All of this just because by chance I decided to try an unknown sport with a friend just nine years ago” In his spare time he is also the South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club coach, where he has led the team to a variety of international competitions across Europe, as well as achieving Silver in two of the last three Sitting Volleyball Cup competitions held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Rich is very keen to encourage anyone, able -bodied or otherwise, to take up a sitting volleyball challenge. There are a number of sessions already available in the area (visit www.hampshirevolleyball.org.uk for more information). However Rich is also very happy to go to deliver a session to any volleyball clubs in the area to demonstrate how much fun and rewarding this littleknown sport can be. Please email him at hantssecretary@gmail.com to get in touch. Rich coaching the South Hants sitting volleyball team

Seven months after its first session over 80 boxers aged from 5 years to 17 years were present on Wednesday 17th July at the Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy to receive what will be annual awards from a variety of special guests. These included Inspector Mark Lamper of Hampshire constabulary, Warrant Officer Steve Thorp submariner Royal Navy, John Potter founder of the original Hayling boxing club, Councillor Lea Turner, Neil Veck current president of Hayling Lions Club and Derek Knight of both the Lions Club International and former president Hayling Lions Club.

Councillor Lea Turner presented a cheque from the St Georges day event above, and presented young Max Stevens with the “Endeavour” award right. Andy, Councillor Turner, John Potter and the coaches with the youngest group of boxers proudly display their new Heart of Hayling tee shirts again kindly donated by the Lions Club of Hayling. (photo 5) The awards ceremony marked the last boxing sessions for the first half of 2019 with the weekly sessions recommencing on 4th September at the Hayling Community Centre, Station Road and are open to any youngsters from any background, whether able bodied or with a disability.

James Dobie above receiving the Knox White “Against all Odds” award from Lion Derek Knight. Rheily Parker receives the Brian Atkins award for “True Spirit” from Inspector Mark Lamper of Hampshire Constabulary right.

Warrant Officer Steve Thorpe, John Potter (in red shirt) Derek Knight, Councillor Turner and Andy together with the boxing coaches and all the senior boxers with their awards and new tee shirts kindly donated by the Hayling Lions Clubs.

three sessions will run on the same wednesday evenings for 14 to 17 year olds from16.30 till 17.30, 17.30 till 18.30 for 5 to 13 year olds, and 18.30 till 19.30 for ladies only. the sessions for teenagers 14 and upwards and adults will continue throughout the summer at the mengham Park sports centre on fridays at 20.00. to participate in the boxing sessions contact the academy administrator wendy Coates on 023 9246 4391 wendylcoates@btinternet.com

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Fellow members of Portsmouth CTC - From Left: Dee Warner, Ann Walford, Mike Skiffins, Marilyn Crocker, Andy Henderson, (club secretary), Phil Hebblethwaite, and Roger Carradus. Front row: Martine Hebblethwaite, Frances Forsyth and Mike Edwards

Birthdays come and go, but for Mike Skiffins his eightieth birthday was doubly special. He had been strongly advised not to ride a bike for 12 weeks following heart surgery in February so when the week thirteen coincided with the exact date of his birthday and an 'Easy' ride by his club, Portsmouth CTC, it was a chance to see if he had still 'got his legs' and was able to manage a ride from Havant to Bosham for coffee with his friends. CTC have been running monthly easy rides to allow newcomers to the hobby to experience and enjoy cycling the country lanes around here in a relaxed manner and to discover what it is like to ride in a small group without pressure. They always have experienced cyclists to support any newcomers or those, like Mike, who may be recovering from accident or illness, or who may experience a mechanical breakdown or puncture on the way. Mike had been leading a weekly version of this until just before Christmas when he had his heart attack and had to stop whilst the NHS swung into action to sort him out. Although the surgery was only in February this year, by May 22nd he felt pretty sure he could manage Bosham and back. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

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There were about twenty riders all together but they were split into two groups to reduce any crowding on the road and the slower group, with Mike included, took the quiet back roads for a more pleasant experience. At Bosham where they all stopped, the first group had already arrived and were ordering their refreshment as the slower group arrived and eventually everyone had been served and were sitting in the sunshine chatting when Mike revealed that it was his 80th birthday. 'You kept that quiet'; someone exclaimed and decided that it was worth a photograph. After the coffee break everyone rode back to Havant having covered 23 miles. Mike was delighted to find that he had achieved this goal and was not exhausted by the effort so soon after major surgery and resolved to challenge himself to a sponsored bike ride to benefit the British Heart Foundation.The club embraced this ride in its programmed ride on Saturday 20th July. A 32 mile ride up Portsdown Hill and round the harbours along our coast, crossing the Gosport Ferry, and returning along Southsea front past the D Day memorial before turning inland to Havant. A tribute to the NHS, his surgeons in particular, and above all to the BHF whose research has helped them all to make sure this Octogenarian can still ride his bike.

Q i seem to either get shouted at or ignored if i use a cycle bell. is there any guidance available? a Firstly, there is the law. A bicycle has to be fitted with a bell before sale. But the law doesn't say how loud the bell has to be nor does it say when you have to use it. The Highway Code says we should all be considerate to other road users, and to let them know you are there when necessary, for example by ringing your bell or other 'audible warning' – a horn or the human voice would do. So, it is recommended that you fit a bell to your cycle for alerting pedestrians or other cyclists Manufacturers often fit the simplest bell just to comply with these requirements, but a simple dome with a thumb operated spring lever just goes 'Ting' and can sound like a bit of background noise. I was riding a shared path round Farlington Marshes and saw a man ahead looking at the birds. I 'dinged' and he didn't react, so I dinged again as I got nearer and he started looking at the ground to see what he had dropped. Since then I have fitted either a traditional bell that goes 'Brrrring' or on my other bike a new 'two tone' bell that goes 'ding-dong' like the old 'Avon Calling' advertisements.This usually makes people smile. As the highway code says, all road users should be considerate to each other, and

that applies to shared cycle and pedestrian paths, as well as roads. On a bike, or off it, we can all be preoccupied and not listening out, particularly if we are in conversation. Two or three people walking along together are probably talking, as well as being spread out a bit so it is courteous to let them know there is a bike coming up behind them. If you ring your bell too far away, they may not hear it or take notice, and if you wait until you are almost upon them a bike bell ringing in their ear can be startling, so a compromise is needed. I prefer to give an early warning ring at what I think is a suitable distance, and if there is no reaction, to ring again as I get nearer, perhaps a double ring to try to cut through the awareness of the other person, cyclists as well as walkers. Generally one of a group will half turn and budge the others slightly to one side. Sometimes they will stand still at one side of the path, and sometimes they will reel their dog in from its extending lead. Either way I thank them as I pass. Sometimes a bike bell is ignored, for whatever reason so you can call out. Something like 'Bike coming through' but try to sound friendly and not aggressive and don't wait until you are immediately behind, and startle someone. Then it would be your turn to get shouted at.


Havant Hockey Club member appointed Hampshire Chairman Havant Hockey Club Member Stephen Downham has been appointed as the new Chairman of Hampshire Hockey. The long-standing club member first played for Havant in 1968 and played for every men’s team before becoming an umpire, officiating at county level for 14 years. He has recently been coaching umpires and last season was appointed several times as match delegate at National League matches. Havant Hockey Club Chairman Chris Pickett said: “Stephen and indeed his family have been long term and much valued members of our club and I could not be more pleased that a member of Havant has taken the top job in Hampshire Hockey.” It comes as Havant prepares for the

new season, with the Men’s 1s aiming to repeat their success in the National Conference West, having narrowly avoided promotion last season from the playoffs. The Ladies 1s will also be looking to bounce back having been relegated into South League Division 3B. Ahead of the new season the club is also encouraging any members, whether they have played before or not, to join. With eight mens and five ladies’ teams, as well as a flourishing junior section, there are teams for all ages and skill. For more information visit: www.havanthockeyclub.org.uk/


Postcode Publications Chichester Harbour at its best - Solent Sunbeam Thursday Evening racing

Southbourne Bowls Club Centenary 2020 From Sue Young

Solent Sunbeams What can be more sublime than slipping the mooring for an evening of sociable yacht racing in a stunningly attractive classic keelboat on the beautiful waters of Chichester Harbour! This is what the Solent Sunbeam fleet does every week from May to September, with the boat owners themselves organising the hour-long race and the prize – a bottle of wine - handed out during the post-race sociable supper at Itchenor Sailing Club! The origin of these races is particularly enchanting. It was a chance encounter one June evening in the late 1980s between V2 Joy, sailed by Jerome and Elizabeth O’Hea and V1 Dainty, sailed by Peter and Sally Nicholson. One boat offered the other boat a glass of wine which was duly passed between the yachts as they sailed past East Head! They decided to encourage others in the class to sail on a Thursday evening and the now well-established and hugely enjoyed tradition of evening racing began! From the outset the races were organised by the class members in turn, with the organiser presenting a bottle of wine to the winner over a lively and friendly supper

at the sailing club. Guests are regularly invited to take part in this hugely sociable and very enjoyable weekly event which often attracts the best of the summer weather! The racing takes place in Solent Sunbeams, a class which was designed in 1922 by Alfred Westmacott who was based on the Isle of Wight. Over 30 of this classic fleet are still actively sailing today including several of the original 96-year-old yachts including V1 Dainty who remains an active Thursday Evening competitor at Itchenor Sailing Club, with Peter Nicholson still at the helm. Owners, or ‘keepers’ of Solent Sunbeams, as they often feel they are, attest to the perfect balance of the boat and her

supreme sea kindliness. One enthusiastic owner describes how the yacht ‘ghosts in a zephyr, sparkles in a breeze and exhilarates in a near-gale!’ The deep, solid keel and acclaimed design of the yacht means she is so perfectly balanced that she can be helmed to within an inch of her destination. The class is extremely welcoming and sociable with very supportive owners who are encouraged to race and join in with post-race suppers and who also have a common passion for the design, heritage and sportsmanship of the fleet. For more information about the fleet, events and racing please visit: www.solentsunbeam.co.uk

July next year will be an exciting time for Southbourne Bowls Club as it celebrates its centenary. The Club has been an important part of Southbourne for many years. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Club was just a drinking house for local Southbourne gentlemen. It then moved to a house in the Crescent in Southbourne and became a Bowls Club as two semi-detached houses were knocked into one. The Club then returned to its present site in Stein Road and expanded into a Social Club with football and cricket teams as well as bowls. In the 1970s the Club bought and knocked down the old empty Victorian school nearby, so providing a large car park for the Club as well as expanding its premises. A new all weather bowling green and a large dance hall were added. Regular dances, tribute nights and private parties are still held at the Club and members also enjoy watching sport on the wide TV screen and playing darts, billiards and snooker. The Bowls Club is popular with short matt competitions held indoors during the winter and standard bowls held outside twice a week, attracting players from all over West Sussex. Men and women play in the summer leagues either at home or away. For more information go to the website at: www.southbournebowls.co.uk


HawKS SwooP on SeCUring new CommUnity CHamPion Leading Hampshire based charity Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) has been signed by Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, known as The Hawks, to kick-off the new soccer season in an energetic health awareness and fundraising campaign as the Official Community Champion Partner. Jeremy Ramsden, Commercial Manager at Havant & Waterlooville Football Club says the new Tim Green, Head of Community Fundraising at Diabetes partnership has huge potential: “The Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF), takes to the Hawks’ hallowed turf to launch the charity’s new Official pre-season friendly with Community Champion partnership with Havant & Waterlooville Portsmouth in July was a great Football Club. warm-up game for our new partnership and a huge success for us and selected as Havant & Waterlooville’s Official DRWF, who made a collection in the Community Champion Partner. It’s ground, with fans displaying their generosity important for us to be able to connect with to the charity which demonstrates what we people in this way and sport is a great can achieve in the coming season. platform for raising awareness as well as “This is not only about fundraising but business support and fundraising. also in engaging with fans and the Hawks “There are many types of diabetes and Business Club in developing a close it’s good to raise better understanding of partnership to generate greater awareness the condition. The onsite of Type 1 for of Diabetes and DRWF which does great example can come out of the blue and affect work in both supporting local people as people who appear to be otherwise very fit well as funding vital national research.” and healthy, so it’s important to know the DRWF has welcomed the new symptoms. For Type 2 which is more related partnership with the Hawks. Tim Green, to weight and fitness we’re keen to DRWF’s Head of Community Fundraising encourage healthy lifestyles and this is a said: “We are really pleased to have been great environment to do so through our

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literature, membership network, social media and the club’s web site. “The Hawks fans are fantastic and have already made generous donations during our collection at the pre-season friendly with Portsmouth FC. I’m also looking forward to networking at the Hawks Business Club, to spread the word of how we can help them provide

information and raise awareness with members and their employees.” The partnership with Havant & Waterlooville Football Club launches fully in the new football season in a campaign raising awareness of Diabetes and the work of DRWF with local health professionals in keeping people living with diabetes well until a cure is found.


new Southbournenewerminibus bus with fifteen standard seats or nine Just over a year ago Age Concern, Southbourne & District CIO embarked on a huge fund-raising project to replace their “old faithful” bus – which has now gone to two local youngsters to start its new adventure and be converted into a camper van. In June 2018 members, volunteers and friends opened the “Bus Fund” with a cake and plant sale at the centre from which we raised £253.00 and the challenge was set to see if we could raise at least Twenty Thousand Pounds by the end of June 2019. DID WE DO IT? YES DID YOU – OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY HELP US DO IT? YES The new bus will give our elderly folk who have limited mobility a lifeline and will reduce their loneliness and social isolation. We are now the proud owners of a larger,

seats plus two wheelchair positions that are accessed from the rear tail lift. It will be used to transport our less mobile members to our weekly lunch club and for daily excursions to visit places of interest; pub lunch and even seaside fish & chips. Everyone at Age Concern, Southbourne & District CIO would like to thank those in our local community who brought us: jumble; baked cakes; made jams and chutneys – the list goes on. To those who gave personal donations and to those who volunteered and gave their time whether it be at events or writing funding applications. We would also like to thank Tesco “Bags of Help” and Liz Jones who presented us with a cheque of £1,000. To Peter at PM Graphics for donating his time and services

by sign writing our new logo. This charity is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers supported financially by our local councils; businesses and community donations. It’s been a tremendous challenge to source the funds to purchase the minibus as it will be to maintain it.

If you, your relatives or friends would like to come and volunteer for a few hours; make a donation or become a member then call us on telephone 07596 243949 or come and meet us at the Southbourne Age Concern Centre in New Road, Southbourne PO10 8JX on a Wednesday between 10am and 2pm.


relay for life

Spirit-of-the-South sang in aid of Cancer Research UK at the Survivors Lunch held in June at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth. They are a Havant based chorus for ladies, who enjoy singing in Four Part Harmony, and have supported this worthwhile cause for some years . They said that it was a pleasure to sing to such an appreciative audience. Everything went well. The sound system was set up and ready to go, everyone was seated, and even the weather co-operated. As this years theme was Disney, they did have one

appropriate song,which was Can You Feel The Love, from The Lion King. Hallelujah, from Les Misserables, and Anthem from Chess, went down very well, as did the rest of their programme. Many thanks were given to Gillian Rose-Smith, and Cate Kelly for Musical Director duties, and their Angie for counting them in for, One Fine Day. Spirit-of-the-South rehearse every tuesday evening, at Havant Methodist Church, Havant, Hants, P09-2HU, from 7-30 until 10pm. For more information call 023 9264 1997 or 023 9245 1220. or go to: www.spiritofthesouth.org.uk or follow them on Facebook.


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Stronger, more flexible, Pain-free readers My name is Natalie March from Physio-logical, a chartered physiotherapist in PO9. We hope you found our tips and exercises for neck aches, pains and stiffness in our last article useful. Today’s subject is “Exercises to keep you mobile and reduce the risk of falls” Why is it so important to keep our muscles strong? From the age of thirty, people can lose up to 8% of muscle strength every decade so by the time they reach 80 years old there is potential to lose up to 40% of muscle strength (CSP – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy). “Also, a hip fracture is one of the most serious consequences of falls in the elderly, with a mortality of 10% at one month and 30% at one year. There is also significant morbidity associated with hip fractures, with only 50% returning to their previous level of mobility and 10 to 20% of patients being discharged to a residential or nursing care placement” (BMJ Vol 3, issue 1, Lisk,Yeong) Exercise is the only thing which can improve muscle strength and balance so it becomes key as people get older, so if you feel any of your family or friends are struggling with their walking, getting up out

of their chair or balance then we can help them. By improving balance and strength, Physiotherapy can help increase an individual’s confidence encouraging them to move around more independently. I am happy to talk with you, family members, daughters, sons, care homes, carers so please so get in touch. Below are some self help exercises to keep you or your patients, friend, family mobile, improve your balance, strength and reduce the risk of falling. Exercises to keep you mobile improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls: 1. Heel raises: • Stand and balance on both feet. (you can use a chair for stability) • Rise up on your toes, hold for three seconds and then lower yourself down. • Repeat ten times every day 2. toe raise • Stand and balance on both feet. ( you can use a chair for stability) • Rock back onto your heels so that your toes come off the ground. • Hold this position for three seconds • Repeat ten times every day

… tips and exercises from our Award Winning Physio 3. Single leg Balance: • Stand with or without any support from a chair and attempt to balance on one leg. • Hold the single leg position for ten seconds. • Repeat ten times every day 4. Heel to toe walking • Stand next to a side board • Place one hand on the side board • Walk with one foot in front of the other so your feet are in a line • Do ten steps • Turn around and repeat the ten steps in the other direction 5. Sit to Stand • Cross your arms • Sit to stand and repeat • If you need too you can place your hands on the chair for extra support • Repeat ten times every day If you are struggling to get out of the house due to poor mobility, struggling with your balance or have reduced confidence when walking then we can help you. If you feel any of your patients, family or friends are struggling with their walking, getting up out of their chair or balance then we can help them too.

We do offer home visits from our two clinics in Havant and Rowlands Castle. Please email enquiries@physiological.net, call 07835 712306 or book online at https://physio-logical.net/contact-us/ We can help you improve your balance and mobility today! YouTube: We now have a YouTube channel where we are sharing videos of different exercises. We would love you to subscribe for FREE to our channel - https://tinyurl.com/yxaqxcgh we are recruiting We are looking for a motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic self-employed part time musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapist to join our friendly practice in Havant. Please email CV and covering letter to enquiries@physio-logical.net. For further details see - https://physiological.net/about-the-practice/join-us/ 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. If anyone is interested in inviting a guest speaker to their local events, clubs or groups please do get in touch via enquiries@physio-logical.net or call 07835 712306. For more tips and guidance please visit www.physio-logical.net



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Postcode Publications Open Evening for students starting secondary education in September 2020 and 2021. Thursday 19th September 2019

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There will be introduction speeches from the Head of School, Mrs Adams at both of these times. There will then be varioustours of the Academy so you can see our fantastic departments in action with fun activities in each. This a fantastic opportunity to meet the staff, current students and to see what the Academy can offer. - Transition & Summer School - House System - Havant Academy App - Student Leadership - Uniform Vouchers - Extra Curricula There will be refreshments and a crèche available on the night.

Can you help by sponsoring our Summer 2020 Production? We need to raise £2,000. Due to a lack of funding that schools now receive, Havant Academy are looking for sponsors for our 2020 summer production. The money will support the Creative Arts Department with purchasing a licence, all costume creation, equipment rental and design and creation of the full set needed. All support received will be promoted on our Facebook page which has over 1,000 likes and also in the show’s programme.

We now have availability for local groups in our many facilities. Sports Hall, Theatre, Dance Studio, Masterclass, classrooms, Tennis & Netball courts. Please contact Louise 07738 838 416 community@havantacademy.co.uk

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A U C T I O N E E R & A N T I Q U E S E N T H U S I A S T H I L A RY B O LT o n COM P TO N P OT T E R S ’ A RT S G U I L D Over the last 20 years crafts-people such as William often on rather noble themes. I’ve been lucky enough to and Evelyn de Morgan, Walter George Frederic Watts died in 1904 turn a life-long interest in Crane and Edward Burneand Mary died in 1938. However, the “old things” into my current Jones. Guild lasted until 1959, and may also be day jobs – auctioneering in The chapel opened in remembered – amongst us slightly older Emsworth Auctions and 1899, standing on a steep folk with good memories – as the pottery running an antiques & hillside like a terracotta bullet featured in the first BBC Intermission film, collectables shop, Emsworth with a rather Byzantine air. the 'Potter's Wheel', shown into the ‘60s. WATTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, COMPTON NEAR GUILDFORD Antiques Etc. in the town’s On closer inspection, The rest of you can look it up on West Street. however, you can see intricate ‘Youtube’ (eat your heart out, Recently, I’ve told you a bit about my Celtic-cum-Scandinavian tracery Demi Moore!) interest in the Victorian artist George swirling in continuous low relief The Watts Gallery and Frederic Watts and his remarkable wife around the building. Artist’s village is now enhanced Mary, and I promised to tell you a bit about Inside, the decoration is angelic by Limnerslease, the Watts’ own the Artist’s Guild that Mary set up in with a hint of slightly menacing home being open to the public Compton. rose-garden.You’ll know what I on booked tours. In Surrey, Mary continued her interest in mean if you ever visit the building. Exhibitions rotate bringing the practice and appreciation of art Mary Watts drew together throughout the year; and craft to ‘ordinary people’ following her such a successful Arts and Crafts the gallery is an work in London. community that they formed a amazing place; the INSIDE THE WATTS She started up evening classes commercial concern, the MEMORIAL CHAPEL buildings are for local villagers in her own Compton Potters’ Art interesting; the gift home, where they designed and Guild, in 1899. shop sells all sorts of artistic produced pottery panels for her Their work ranged from things and the café? Well, the café memorial chapel project at garden urns – liked and used by is rather good. Compton’s new cemetery. Gertrude Jekyll, no less - to plaques, I’d say it’s well worth a drive Designs were in the flowing Art book-ends and other wares which sold up the A3 for a day out. But that’s Nouveau style and influenced by Mary’s through high-end retailers such as Liberty’s, just my opinion. Feedback Celtic heritage, as well as by friends and often decorated in rich, plummy colours, and appreciated.

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Park Community School much more than just a school

Park Community Enterprises And Park Community Ventures

Student Recruitment Agency

Park Community Enterprises Ltd (PCE) was established in May 2013 to give young people work experience and education in a real life working environment away from an educational establishment. PCE started by developing an enterprise project now known as Park Design and Print (PDP) which meant we were able to start producing bespoke educational printing. This has now developed to PCS having: • Park Design and Print industrial unit • Apex Construction Centre for the training of young people • Park Small Holding where we grow our own produce and rear animals

We took on board comments from students and parents on their difficulties in finding paid work, so we developed our own Student Employment Agency. We publish a pay structure showing progression in acquiring work skills and pay, with students start working for us in Year 7. Competition is fierce, and students take part in a robust recruitment process to gain a position. To date we have employed over 100 students.

Park Community Ventures was formed as a charity in March 2010 to advance the education of pupils in the school by developing effective relationships between the staff and parents, engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school. The charity has successfully raised over £82k since its formation, some of which has been used for the MUNCH project.

Skills and knowledge gained •Customer care •Budgeting, counting money •Event set up •Time sheet calculations •IT skills in the workplace •Typing letters •Self confidence •Understanding what employers want •Party host •Telephone and office skills •Prioritising •Time management •General maintenance •Working to deadlines •Working as a team • Animal care

Park Farm At our smallholding • Aw a r d W i ul n f In order to give young people n on a local farm, we grow i oy work experience and vegetables and rear animals education in a real life for meat. The vegetables working environment, and meat are used in the PDP was created away school kitchen, not only from the school site in an promoting healthy eating, industrial unit, using digital but also allowing students printing equipment for to make the connection school resources as well as a between what they eat and wide range of external and where and how it is grown. commercial customers. Park Younger students are taught Design and Print produce work horticulture and at Key Stage 4 for a large number of customers, can take an accredited course. including local businesses, The farm is also home to 6 bee educational establishments and hives. On the school site we have charities, both local and national. The goats, chickens, ducks and a bevy income provides further opportunities for of quail. They give our students the young people. We are a local employer opportunity to learn about animal as well as providing a range of training care. The eggs produced are used Apex Construction Centre and employment opportunities in the school kitchen and sold The Apex Centre is situated to the north east of the for our students and those from to staff and the community central shopping district of Leigh Park and is fifteen minutes’ other schools. Our industrial unit generating income. Weekly walk from Park Community School. We have revitalised the serves to provide a base to groups of students visit the APEX educational facility, providing building trade training to our enable students to undertake farm to help with the pre-school leavers in preparation for apprenticeship opportunities in entrepreneurial enterprise animal care and the the building industry. Students undertake construction skills qualifications projects and also as a growing of vegetables including bricklaying, plastering and carpentry. The Apex Construction Centre base for students who and fruit. is also home to external agencies that benefit our students and the community: could benefit from an • The Flash On Air digital radio station help our students create their own musical alternative learning slots and learn the skills of live broadcasting. environment. • MIND charity support us by promoting good mental health within our locality. Park Design and Print





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NEWS Tanzania Year 10 Students took a once in a life time trip to Tanzania in June. This trip gave students an opportunity to see a part of a country that is much less fortunate than ours, and it was certainly a big eye opener! An article from Year 10 Student Maisie… It was an amazing experience and made a big impact on the children we met in need in Mbeya. Although the children had very little they appreciated the tiniest things and were just grateful to have someone there to play with. Seeing the children and hearing their stories made it very emotional and made a lot of us think about how grateful we should be and to not take things for granted. The children live their lives to the fullest, no matter what’s going on at home and mostly just wanted attention and company. We feel we made the biggest difference because we were there to play with them and to give them that attention that maybe their families couldn’t give them. Spending 10 days with the children and helping the community was the best part, which made leaving them the hardest part! We had become so attached to them all and felt so much love for them, knowing how much they needed us and our help was heart wrenching. The trip has changed all of us, we’ve all learnt so much and it’s really opened our eyes and made us realise how much we have compared to others. It’s so sad for all of us to acknowledge the fact that most of them don’t have electricity, food or even a comfy bed to sleep on. I think all of us can say that, hands down, we have left a piece of our heart there and we will cherish and keep the memories we made there forever.

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Derek Lamont Award Jake Reeves was outstanding in his presentation on Advantages and Disadvantages of Gaming. He completely blew his audience away with his knowledge and skills in public speaking. Everyone at the Havant Rotary meeting couldn’t speak any more highly of Park!

Awards Evening We were delighted to welcome over 200 parents on Monday 15th July to our Annual Awards evening. The top 20 students in each year group, measured on overall attitude to learning and students throughout the school with 100% attendance were awarded vouchers and books along with certificates. Parents and guests including the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Diana Patrick and Havant Borough Councillors enjoyed performances from Kaitlin, Maddi and Mya as well as food in our Watering Hole restaurant to round off the evening.

A big thank you to everyone that helped us get to our fundraising target and all of the support we received, we wouldn’t have got there without them.

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Cooking up delights with surplus food to save it from going to waste Tesco Community Cookery School working with Jaime Oliver and its top food development chefs have extended the invitation to the centre’s cooks after it joined with a project called FareShare, last year, which is a charitable organisation who work with supermarkets to reduce food waste in the area. The team of cooks at the children’s centres were awarded a prize for team of the year, for its innovation and creativity making fabulous meals from surplus food which would have normally been wasted. Jackie Warren CEO at Growing Places explains; Cooks from Growing Places (left to right front to back) Sarah London (front “We all know that food left), Amy Knight (front right) Fiona Chapman (middle left) Clare Hardy waste is a real issue and (middle right) Emily Hurry (back left) by joining with FareShare Local children’s care centres, Growing we can do our bit to reduce food waste Places, with settings in Waterlooville, and and reduce our food bills too, without Havant have been invited to attend a compromising on nutritious meals for our specially developed Tesco Community children and families. Cookery School, for its campaign to cut “However, having a membership with food waste. FareShare means our cooks never know

what produce is going to arrive so they must be so creative with their menus. They involve the children and team members in creating fun, nutritious meals that the children and adults thoroughly enjoy. “There is a buzz about food as the children see what arrives and the cooks talk to them and share ideas for foods that they have never seen or tasted before, like artichokes, asparagus and different types of mushrooms. “There is usually a lot of seasonal fresh produce and this really takes some imagination as to how to use it all.” Alyson Walsh, Commercial Director at FareShare commented; “FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, helping to transform almost 20,000 tonnes of surplus food into delicious meals, through a network of 11,000 charities across the UK. “Thanks to Tesco’s fantastic Cookery School programme, we know that charity chefs nationwide are being equipped with the skills and creativity to turn in-date, safe to eat surplus food into meaningful meals – whatever turns up at their door!’’ If you want to know more about Growing Places and its innovative ideas visit www.growingplaces.org.uk

film review By Dimitrios Papageorgiou

Spider-man: far from Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home continues Spider-Man's story from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and is about SpiderMan dealing with loss. The film then focuses on a trip that he takes, along with his classmates to Europe, where a lot of mayhem ensues. I won't spoil the twist, but it's a fine one, that is quite different from what we have come to expect from these big superhero blockbusters. I enjoyed Spider-Man: Homecoming and have to say, I liked this a little better. The scenery is lovely and the visual effects are great. Also, I just liked hanging out with these characters and having a nice trip with them. You can also watch this if you haven't caught up with Avengers: Endgame, although it's better if you do, but you can still have fun with it.



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diabetes Staff celebrated at no10 warning to children over building site Members of the Diabetes Service at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust attended 10 Downing Street where the Prime Minister, Theresa May, personally thanked them for their dedication and care in the NHS. Attending alongside children and adults who live with diabetes, carers, other specialist NHS staff, academics and innovators from the field, the event was an opportunity for the PM to hear about the innovative work that is taking place. As a diabetic herself, Mrs May also spoke about living with diabetes and the moment she was diagnosed as Type 1 diabetic. The Prime Minister expressed that she would be ‘forever grateful’ to all those who taught her how to manage her condition. Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The one thing I told myself when I found out was that I was not going to let diabetes stop me from getting on with my life, and getting on with my job." Acknowledging youth volunteers and fundraisers working within diabetes charities, Theresa May also accredited a number of children who live with diabetes and had excelled in sport, campaigning and raising awareness of the condition. Speaking after the event, Professor Michael Cummings, a Diabetes Consultant at PHT said: “We were delighted that Portsmouth Diabetes Services were recognised in this way and it is a testament to the local team that the four of us were

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Lisa Skinner (Diabetes department Clinical Director), Professor Michael Cummings (QAH)- Consultant, Lorraine Avery (Diabetes Specialist Nurse), Sharon Steele (Diabetes Specialist podiatrist).

invited to attend Downing Street and meet with Theresa May and other fellow diabetes health care professionals and patients. On a personal level, it was an honour to enter the PM’s home and hear about her and others’ journeys with diabetes. It was very inspiring.” The government is working to improve the lives of those living with diabetes. Funding has been doubled for the NHS’s Type 2 diabetes prevention programme, and continuous glucose monitoring for all pregnant Type 1 diabetics by 2020 has been introduced.

As the school summer holidays get underway, housebuilder Barratt Homes is warning children to stay away from its building sites. The five star housebuilder says new home developments under construction may look like fun and exciting places to play, but they also pose serious dangers. Construction director Harlan Bevis said: “Building sites are full of potential dangers and, as the school summer holidays are here, it is important to remind children and their parents of the need to stay away from them. “Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds. While our construction teams watch out for youngsters during the day and we secure our sites at night, we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.” Barratt Homes holds regular safety talks and site visits for schools close to where it is building, to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites.

To mark the start of the summer holidays it has compiled its top five dangers on a construction site, information which forms part of site safety talks in schools: • Things may fall on you • You may fall into things such as holes in the ground • You might be hit by machines • You may fall or trip over something • You could get trapped in pipes or drains “It’s important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist to emphasise the message they should stay away from building sites,” Harlan added.


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Warblington School Open Evening Tuesday 24 September 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm

Open Days Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 September 2019 (appointment only) We are a Rights Respecting Silver Award School

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Havant’s Best Kept Secret

Naomi Sloane, the new Events Manager at St Faith’s Pallant Centre in Havant, popped in to see me in the PO9 office this week. In the post since July 1st, Naomi has joined the team to raise awareness of events large and small at the Centre and to really get the place humming. “I’m excited by the opportunity to work for the local community,” she told me. “I enjoy meeting people and talking to them and I love Havant. It’s a great place to live and I love the fact that it’s my job to help people have fun and enjoy themselves!” Having talked to many of the local people, one of the first things Naomi has done since her appointment is to rebook The Wurzels. A huge success in August last year, Pete Budd and Tommy Banner will be returning to the Pallant Centre in the spring of 2020, combine harvester in tow, and the Pallant Centre’s own special edition cider (supplied by Dreymans Cider, a local company based in Nutbourne) on offer at the bar. “It’s big events like these that financially support the smaller community events,” Naomi explains. “The aim is not to sit on any additional revenue, but to put that money back into the community, funding smaller events which wouldn’t otherwise get off the ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

ground as well as securing the fabric of the centre for years to come. So, bigger events such as awesome No.1 sell out tributes like Oasish and Dan Hadfield (Gary Barlow) will help to fund other events such as Havant VeganFest (coordinated by F N K Pies of Havant). I’m personally excited about the Pallant Playhouse which will be showing a series of black and white films through late 2019 and early 2020.” Naomi’s enthusiasm is infectious. “Since I was a small child, I’ve been good at administration and organisation,” she beams. “My first ever event was organising a fundraising event for a friend. I ran a BBQ and games day at HMS Dryad and raised £10k. The money went to a local cancer charity.” Other entertainments coming soon at the Pallant Centre include TAT (Thursdays At Two) a free meet and chat event for those on their own, and Wheelchair Salsa, a new seated dance class for wheelchair users. I ask her about her future plans, and she shares her ideas, including an open mic night and a last night of the proms event with a live link to the Albert Hall. It all sounds great! Any questions or ideas? The Pallant Centre website is presently being developed and Naomi hopes to have it online by the New Year. Meantime, email Naomi: pallantevents@gmail.com or Will at thecentremanaer@gmail.com and get all the latest news on facebook @thepallantcentre Currently at the Pallant Centre, Havant: Pallant House Play Café: an independent business with a permanent home within the Pallant Centre, serving tea &coffee and snacks every day between 10-4pm. St. faith’s Charity Shop: an extended and revamped version of the shop choker block with exciting bargains and upcylced clothing! various regular groups such as, Brownies, Guides, Monkey Music and Boogie Mites. Archery; Addiction Support Groups, Youth Theatre; Havant Orchestra; and even a Male Voice Choir. In addition, the hall and rooms are available to hire. Including a lovely first floor double aspect meeting room and an even larger room next door. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Hayling island amateur dramatic Society Presents… dad’s army by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd: Dad's Army. Sat 7th Sep to Sat 14th Sep - 7:30pm, £10 by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Directed by Jason Christopher The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: "stupid boy" Pike, "Don't panic, don't panic" Jonesey, "Doomed, we're all doomed!" Fraser, "May I be excused, sir?" Godfrey, and all under the

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HamBledon folK ClUB wedneSday 11 SePtemBer – KRISTINA OLSEN Unique performer and itinerant troubadour, Californian Kristina Olsen performs in folk clubs all over the world. Deft and exciting, Olsen’s guitar playing weaves and blends musical styles, drawing on folk, blues, jazz, melodic pieces and slide guitar, often defying genres. Her frequently racy songs cover all of human existence and audiences remain entranced throughout: “She’s talented, funny, and observant, and consequently she becomes the witty friend who shares her life with you, not preaching to you or insisting on our praise to maintain the friendship. (Roots & Reel); "Kristina once seen and heard is not easily forgotten. Her skills in writing and performance along with the charm of her musical personality have always ensured this - miss them and miss wedneSday 09 oCtoBer – AN EVENING OF LOCAL TALENT – featuring DOM PRAG and others (tba) Dom Prag gave us an impressive floor spot a few months ago so we are looking forward to enjoying a longer performance. Dom’s music knits together British and European folk tradition, classical guitar, mining songs, poems set to music, compositions influenced by Schubert and Shostakovich, bluesy riffs and raw vocals. His own songs form part of his act. He is an exciting performer who has absorbed much from the tradition, has originality and is easy in his engagement with the audience. “Dom Prag takes the place by storm with his energy, wonderful singing and beautiful Spanish guitar playing - he's a seriously talented young folk singer on the way to great things” (Mike Peach, The Anchor Folk Club); “We have seen the future of folk music and it is in good hands” (Steve West, Lymington Folk and Blues Club) www.domprag.com wednesday 13 november - DANA and SUSAN ROBINSON www.robinsongs.com (Folk/Americana from Vermont, USA) wednesday 11 december - JOHN KIRKPATRICK (Carolling & Crumpets!) www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk – the legend returns!

out" (Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention); “This is Olsen playing solo to the world, and the results are stunning...playing slide guitar with a fury, finely crafted songs, personal and delivered with fire...” (Folk Almanac). Do not miss! http://www.kristinaolsen.net

all gigS: Venue: The Youth Hut (between Village Hall and Vine Pub), West Street, Hambledon PO7 4RW - Start: 8.30pm (doors open 8.00pm). Floor spots and guests welcome! Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members, £5.00 under 18s and students) Drinks: From Vine Pub next door (or bring your own). Tea/Coffee available at the Club ContaCt: ENQUIRIES AND BOOKING/RESERVATIONS: phone 023 9263 2719 or email: folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk Website: https://www.hambledonfolkclub.com


command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson. The play is based on three TV episodes including "The Deadly Attachment" in which Captain Mainwaring shouts the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike!" arguably one of the best loved moments of British TV comedy.

live music: Shadowing Hank Sat 21st Sep - 7:30pm, £12. Justin Daish is a professional guitarist and entertainer. He has appeared on television and radio, and has played alongside various members of The

Shadows, including Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Brian "Licorice" Locking. This Ultimate Hank Marvin Experience features all of The Shadows' instrumental hits plus songs from their 50+ year careers, including some of the songs they recorded with Cliff Richard - just as they used to do in their live shows! Justin's has perfected Marvin’s movements and mannerisms, including the famous Shadows steps! Charismatic and fun, taking you through the music of one of the most influential bands of all time and performed with an energy that has audiences clamouring for more, Justin's "Shadowing Hank" show is just like the real thing!



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Sunday 13 October Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, Emsworth POl0 70D

Thereafter 2nd Sunday every month 60+ fabulous stalls to visit in 3 rooms inc. 20th Century Northern artists, Maps, coins, vinyl, toys, dolls & teddies, silver, books, haberdashery, ephemera, postcards, badges, pictures, clocks, small furniture, jewellery & more Open l0am - 3.30pm Entry £1.00 Refreshments hot & cold lunches.

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Hyden wi Kew viSit Members of Hyden WI Clanfield with some husbands and friends joining them, dodged the showers of rain but had a very enjoyable time admiring the beautiful flower borders and plants at Kew Gardens. There were wonderful displays of many exotic plants from many parts of the world in the very impressive glasshouses. The large open spaces and abundance of beautiful trees provided a peaceful few hours despite the closeness to London. At the moment there are twelve large pieces of artwork on display by the artist “Dale Chihuly” made out of glass around the park which were very bright and eyecatching and helped to cheer up a dull

cloudy day. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. The Hampshire Federation was formed in 1918 and has 206 WIs and just under 9,000 members. There are almost 220,000 members nationally in approximately 6,300 WIs. If you are interested Hyden meet at Petersgate School, Green Lane, Clanfield every third monday of the month at 7.30pm (except August) You would be made very welcome we are a very friendly group. Contact – secretary@hydenwi.org.uk


lovedean village Hall Saturday 14th September - Jumble Sale and Mini Auction from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Many bargains available as usual. Sunday 6th october - Car Boot and Table Top Sale from 2pm. Spaces cost £5.00 each. For further information please phone 023 9259 3904. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

the Stride Daffodil Way, Denvilles, Havant PO9 2FA 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

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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 Saturday & Sunday afternoons available for private hire at £45 per session For Availability and Booking contact the Bookings Secretary by email at: stridebookings@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/stridecentre

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 Hampshire Hog', Gravel Hill, Clanfield, PO8 0QD. 10th September meeting from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm. We meet for a drink and a chat with fellow members, and after a 2course lunch, our guest speaker, Prof. Mike Whittle, will give a presentation entitled 'Sky Lab'. 8th october meeting from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm with a presentation entitled 'The Battle of Trafalgar’ by our guest speaker, Dave Allport. If you would like further information on the Probus Club, please contact our Secretary, Peter Quine, on 079 2662 0530 or by e-mail: peterpia1989@outlook.com or our website: https://probusclub.net/waterlooville/ ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Support for a good Cause from Probus At its July meeting members of Petersfield South Downs Probus Club (PSDPC) made a generous donation to a locally based Good Cause. A cheque of £600 was presented to Autism Hampshire, this year’s nominated beneficiary. In the conference room of the Half Moon in Sheet, a cheque was handed over by the Club Chairman, Dan Quinn to Clare Wheeler and Angela Thompson both of the Autism Hampshire organisation. Following the presentation, Clare and Angela thanked the Club and then combined to give an absorbing Talk entitled ‘Asperger and Autism’ which focussed on raising autism awareness and services provided to support individuals, families and professionals.’ More information can be found on the News page of the Club’s website www.petersfieldsdprobusclub.co.uk ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||


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What’s on Hampshire PO10 8AB www.wemsfest.com www.iloveemsworth.co.uk

We’re delighted to let you know that the new Brochure is finally out and it runs right through until March 2020! Come and meet us at our stand at The Emsworth Show on monday 26 august!

Saturday 7 September at 8pm - Chidham Village Hall - Now based in Nashville the wonderful bluegrass band ‘Front Country’are back. They are such a great group mixing traditional bluegrass with contemporary twists and totally unafraid to tackle songs by Don Henley, and King Crimson ! After that we’re running fast into the 4th Emsworth Beer Festival 27-29 September in Emsworth Community Centre which this year also features 30 fascinating wines – from unusual vineyards including India and Uruguay - from 3 independent wine merchants, as part of the WineFest October includes: • Kanda Bongo Man and his Kwasa Kwasa Band • The Eddie Martin Blues Band • Lady of Jazz by John Gleadall & Greg Mosse • Comedy at The Club • Julie Felix Go to: www.wemsfest.com for details. Mark Millington-Ringwood (WemsFest Artistic Director) 01243 370501 or 07802 500050, 6 Lumley Terrace, Lumley Road, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8AB

Horizon Kids Club

EMSWORTH SHOW The Emsworth Horticultural Society is set to celebrate its Centenary Year at the Emsworth Show this summer at a new site, The New Life Christian Church, Emsworth. As the founding event of the Emsworth Show, the Horticultural Society never fails to deliver a wonderful display on locally grown produce, arts and crafts and is an amazing community event with 150 volunteers, 20 judges and over 100 exhibitors taking part in the Horticultural Marquee as well as lots of craft, gardening and food stalls. This year promises to be even more spectacular as the society celebrates their Centenary Year at the show on Bank Holiday monday, 26th august from 10:30am until 5pm with a fun packed day filled with local exhibits, stalls, entertainers, fun dog show and the new attraction in the main arena will be the Circus performers. The Circus performers will also be running free children’s workshops during the day. The show moves to a new site for 2019. The New Life Christian Church opens its door and hearts to provide a stunning background for the show! The Emsworth Show Summer Exhibition is open to all the family at £5 per person

and free for under 12’s. Taking place in the main marquee, there are over a hundred classes open to everyone including novices and will be open to the public between 12:30pm until 4:30pm. These classes include fruit and vegetable produce, cookery, flower arranging, photography, crafts and children’s sections which include animals created from vegetables and miniature gardens. Judging takes place in the morning and the exhibition is then open for public viewing at 1pm. The display is always worth seeing and you might be able to snap up a bargain at the end of the show when many entries are auctioned off. There are a range of entry fees for the open classes in the marquee, children and adult classes start at 20p per entry and all entries are anonymous unless they win a prize. New exhibitors are always welcome, so why not enter and try your luck.

It’s that time of the year again, schools out for 6 whole weeks! For some this is the best time of the year, for others life still has to go on with or without childcare, although it can be stressful if the latter applies to you. As always, Horizon have you covered from monday to friday 8.30am – 5.30pm with their fantastic Kids Club at both their Havant and Waterlooville sites. If your children haven’t yet been to the club, they really are missing out. The Ofsted registered kids club is sure to have your children wanting the holidays to last forever, with activities like swimming, baking, time in the soft play centre, movie time and much more on offer at just £99 for the week including lunch each day, it really is a steal. So even if you don’t need a helping hand with someone to watch the little ones, but just want to mix up the 6 weeks that you have to keep them entertained, the kids club is definitely the place to be for 5 – 12 year olds. Day and Half day options are also available as well, we work around what suits you and you can just chose to pay for a day here and there. You’re guaranteed to be given the coolest parent/ guardian title once their time at Horizon is done! For more information visit Horizon Leisure Centre’s website at: www.horizonlc.com


more dash in the dark tickets! Did you miss out on tickets for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (Hiowaa) 5km fun run, dash in the dark on 21st September? Don’t put your neon paint away just yet! Due to unprecedented demand, HIOWAA have managed to secure an extra 250 spaces for their new night mission, with all proceeds going towards the life-saving Charity. When the sun has set, the ‘Dash’ will have participants running, skipping, dancing, jumping or walking their way through and around the 5km route on Southampton Common, whilst enjoying

wind, light, sound and cloud mission tunnels. HIOWAA’s Events Fundraiser, Nicole Davies, said: “The first 500 places for Dash in the Dark sold out faster than we had anticipated, and we are thrilled that we have been able to secure an additional 250 places for those still keen to take part.” She added: “Exciting and distinct challenges such as Dash in the Dark help to raise the vital funds needed to keep our lifesaving service operational, both day and night. Every penny raised on the night will help us save another life.”

Each participant will receive an official Dash in the Dark t-shirt and a glow in the dark medal at the finish line. The route is softly lit and paved throughout, and head torches are essential. Registration: Full adult price - £20 Full child price - £16 To register, or for more information, please visit: www.hiowaa.org


Heart of the Park Café and Park Play now open! Open 9:30am-2:30pm every day at the Leigh Park Community Centre serving baguettes, paninis, kids meal deals and speciality grade coffee all at affordable prices for the community of Leigh Park to enjoy. Alongside the café, the Centre opened ‘Park Play’ a preschool stay and play session for just £1.50 a child. Park Play is open 10am-12 noon on Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30pm-2:30pm Wednesdays and Fridays. Park Play is full of role play toys, soft play, crafts,

games, books, a baby corner, and ride on toys perfect for 0-5 year olds. Centre Co-ordinator Leah Moore says “Don’t worry.The older kids haven’t been forgotten this Summer holiday. If the craft table isn’t their thing, Park Play also offers free wifi!” The Heart of the Park Café and Park Play are a social enterprise, with the start up funded by Big Lottery Fund and managed by Community First’s supported volunteering project Positive Pathways.


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Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society monday 23rd September - 1845 for 1930 - ‘One Lancaster’s third trip across the Atlantic & Derelict Aircraft on the Canadian Prairies’ Presented by Mr Dick Richardson In two fascinating talks, Dick Richardson will explain firstly about the acquisition of the Canadian Lancaster KB976, its subsequent restoration and then flight

monday 28th october - 1845 for 1930 ‘Recollections of a Bush Pilot’ – Paul Catanach

across the Atlantic from Alberta, Canada, to Strathallan in Scotland. Dick’s second talk is related to his first one and is about his exploits in Canada to find and collect the derelict aircraft from the Canadian Prairies. Some may remember Dick from his previous talk in 2016 when he spoke about the Strathallen Collection, and we welcome him back for another visit. It’s sure to be interesting and well illustrated, no doubt with some amusing incidents recalled. AirACES is an aviation talk society, providing its members with regular talks, given by experts in many different fields related to the world of aviation. The talks are held at the Chichester Park Hotel, Westhampnett Road, 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

7.30pm Saturday 21September Havant Symphony Orchestra concert at the Hayling Island Community Centre. Conducted by Stefano Boccacci, the concert will open with the proud Finnish anthem ‘Finlandia’ by Sibelius. Audiences will then be treated to the gorgeous warm tones of the viola played by Nia Thomas with two contrasting pieces; Weber’s lively ‘Andante and Hungarian Rondo’ and the soulful ‘Romance’ by Bruch. Concluding the concert will be Robert Schumann’s fourth symphony, published in its final version just five years before his tragic death in 1856. Further details about the concert and tickets can be found at: www.havantorchestras.org.uk Colombian born Stefano Boccacci started his professional training in 2010 at the Pontifical Xavierian University. In 2012 he created the Tutta Forza Chamber Orchestra which in 2016 won the most prestigious award for young musicians in Colombia, the Young Performers Award of the Bank of the Republic. In July 2018 he became the latest winner of the Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors. Throughout the 2018/19 season he has conducted with the Havant Symphony Orchestra, studied for a MMus in Orchestra Conducting at the Royal Welsh

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Stefano Boccacci College of Music and Drama, and held the position of Musical Director for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra. Havant Symphony Orchestra definitely thinks that Stefano is one to watch for the future! Nia Thomas has played the viola since the age of nine. A recent graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Nia has been pursing a varied freelance career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Nia Thomas


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‘Bashing around the Australian bush in a series of clapped-out aircraft’, Paul Catanach carried freight, both night and day, the length and breadth of the Northern Territory. He has fascinating stories about the Aboriginal beliefs sometimes causing issues with flight safety. The Australian climate was a testing environment for any pilot and Paul experienced the delights and perils of the NT’s two seasons - the dry season when bush fires that would move 20 to 30 kilometres across the desert in the scorching heat, to tying down the aircraft in the wet season. Despite the best efforts of passengers, live freight, other pilots and wildlife he survived several years before returning to the UK where he is now a training captain operating privately owned biz-jets to at least two corners of the Earth.

Havant- based Solent Male Voice Choir is celebrating an upsurge in membership and its musical director Geoff Porter thinks he knows why. “Studies have shown that when people sing, endorphins and oxytoxin are released by the brain which lower stress and anxiety levels and enhance feelings of trust and bonding,” he says. Singing boosts confidence as well he believes...” The release of endorphins gives a positive feeling and an energy boost and learning a new skill and being part of a group also increases confidence and self-esteem.” Geoff’s thoughts about the benefits of singing are – unsurprisingly – borne out by newcomers to Solent MVC. Since early spring ten new faces have boosted the quantity and quality of the choir and they are clear about why they have stayed. Baritone Brian Thomas from Emsworth says “I feel good about learning new songs and improving my singing. I enjoy the sense of camaraderie – they are a very welcoming group”.

Second tenor Martin Ellwood from Waterlooville says he finds singing emotionally uplifting…”its fun and rousing to sing with others,especially the stirring,emotional songs. “I’m used to singing the melody, so I’m having to make big adjustments to sing tenor.” An organisation called the Sing Up Foundation has done much research into the benefits of singing and concludes that singing

allows people to “turn off their stream of consciousness and live completely in the moment, dispelling negative thoughts,focusing on the sound,the action,the breathing,the feeling and the pleasure of song.” The foundation’s research has shown that singing together creates a strong sense of community and social inclusion. It provides an emotional support system where you feel esteemed and has a positive influence on overall physical health. Readers wishing to see the choir in action are very welcome to come along to our weekly practice at the Pallant Centre (formerly St. Faith’s Church Hall) on a tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Next practice will follow a summer break. Contact: 07494 691486 for details.


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Postcode Publications Hayling Scouts celebrate 25 years of Secondhand Book Sales Hayling Scouts’ Book Sales have been held every year since the early 1990s and at various venues on Hayling.Their success has been due to many factors such as the wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in good condition, sorted by author or subject, and at reasonable prices. Two major milestones were of special importance. Firstly, the move to the URC halls in 2000 where they were held on a Saturday in June and December. Queues would form well before opening time and the mad rush when the doors were opened resembled the opening sale day in a department store! This arrangement continued until 2014 when a major decision was taken to relocate to the Scouts Headquarters in Kings Road. Sale days were moved to the school half term week when the halls are not used for Scout meetings. A second hall had also been built to give more capacity. Sales could be increased to three per year and held over a four-day period, giving people more time to browse. The move was a great success and over 10,000 books are now displayed, all sorted and categorised with their location clearly shown on printed banners. Light refreshments are also available. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

THE CAT & RABBIT RESCUE CENTRE Hulky Bear Hello from your favourite out and about reporter at the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre, Hulky Bear. The other day while snoozing in the sun outside of a window I overheard some of my staff talking about this year’s statistics. I was surprised I actually found it very interesting but also a little bit shocking. Anyway I thought I would share it with you, it’s the number of animals we have taken and rehomed in the first half of this year.These statistics run from the beginning of January to the end of June. So let’s start with the cats, this year we have taken in 435 cats and kittens and rehomed 306. For the rabbits we have taken in 59 and rehomed 46, also the guinea pigs 72 taken in and 46 rehomed.That’s 566 animals,

wow that’s a lot and it doesn’t even include the animals we were offered but couldn’t help. I did a little of my own research too and found out that at the same time last year we had taken in 532 animals and rehomed 37 more than this year. It’s quite sad really that the number of unwanted animals is still rising. We also need to rehome more animals of course, so if anyone is looking you know where to send them! 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 on the 24th august 12-2pm.Viewing days are nonappointment days so people thinking of adopting a cat can pop along. Otherwise we rehome 7 days a week by appointment only.


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elderflower gin and raspberry gin

This month allow us to introduce you to the gorgeous bunnies, Elderflower Gin and Raspberry Gin. These girls have been with us at The Centre since the 8th December 2018 because their owner was no longer allowed to keep them where they were living. Elderflower Gin is the white lop bunny and she is 2 years old. Raspberry Gin is the grey Lionhead and she is 10 months old. These two are both very sweet and inquisitive bunnies who like to come over and see the staff when they clean them out.They are both happy to be handled and enjoy having a fuss made of them. If you’re considering adopting a pair of rabbits these two would make a great addition to your home.They would happily live with older, calm children. If you think you may be able to give Elderflower Gin and Raspberry Gin the new home they deserves please give The Centre a call Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

What’s on We have also increased the section on children’s books and have seen good attendance by younger readers, assisted by support from parents and local schools. The book sales are now well established with many regular customers from Hayling and beyond, as well as visitors who often see our posters, roadside banners and media advertising. Special viewing for book sellers is also available. We must also not forget the team of more than 40 helpers involved in advertising, book sorting, setting up the halls, helping on sale days and returning books to store. The next sale in the Scouts Headquarters at 125 Kings Road (PO11 0PE) will be from wednesday 30th october to friday 1st november, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and Saturday 2nd november 9.00 am to 12 noon. Stagecoach buses 30 and 31 stop nearby. We would be pleased to welcome you. For further information, please contact Mark Standing on 023 9246 5286 or visit our website https://www.haylingscouts.org.uk or @haylingscouts on facebook. We are a registered charity and all profits go towards providing the Leaders with the facilities and resources for the development and training of young people on Hayling. ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Science discovery group monday 16th September - Printed semiconductors and the future of electronics. Talk by Dr Sebastian Wood, Senior Research Scientist, National Physics Laboratory. monday 21st october – Extreme environments - the impact on humans from space to diving. Talk by Prof. Mike Tipton, Portsmouth University. Are you interested in science and would like to know more? Then why not come to our talks from the experts on the 3rd monday of each month, 7.30-9.15. Entry charge of £3 per meeting. No previous knowledge assumed. PLEASE NOTE: We are now meeting at The Emsworth Community Centre, North St, PO10 7DD (behind the Fire Station). Limited parking at the Centre, free parking on opposite side of North Street, behind Tesco. See: www.sciencediscoverygroup.co.uk or telephone 07711 167 523.

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Hayling iSland CommUnity Centre Hayling Island Community Centre are very proud that two of our volunteers, Wally Taylor and Josh Page, won awards at the Community First Havant Volunteer Awards on June 4th at Havant Borough Council Public Service Plaza. Wally won the Lifetime Achievement Award and has been volunteering at the Centre for over twenty years. He says ‘one of the most rewarding things he has ever done was getting involved with the Community Centre. People are so friendly and I am never lonely. People who volunteer will benefit from it so much’. The Community Centre have opportunities for volunteers. Our volunteer stewards/receptionists are so important to the running of the Community Centre, without them we would not be able to stay open for all the classes and events that are on offer to the people of Hayling. Experience is not required, if you like meeting people and would like to be part of our friendly team we can promise you a warm welcome. Our volunteers are based on Reception and are the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries. If you would like more information, please call Tina Lambert, on 023 9246 7567 for an

informal chat. Thank you. We are making an urgent appeal for volunteers who would be interested in driving the minibus for our ‘Daisy Chain Social Club’ on Wednesday afternoons and to anybody who would like to become part of the friendly team that help run the club. No special license is required to drive the minibus. Volunteers are also urgently needed to help with the Friday Lunch Club with general kitchen duties. These clubs both finish for the summer holiday and start back the beginning of September. If you would like further information on either of these groups please contact the office on 023 9246 7562 where we will be happy to help. We have organised some wonderful coach trips so far this year which have all proved to be very popular. We have spaces available on our Autumn/Winter coach trips for the rest of the year. Please call the Office on 023 9246 7562 for more information or to book: 11th September - Compton Acres £30pp, 9th october - Milestones Museum and Basingstoke Shopping trip £35pp, 4th november - Les Miserables Mayflower, Southampton £80pp 1st november - Southampton Christmas

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Shopping £15pp 24th november - London Christmas Shopping £23pp 16th december Aladdin Pantomime £33pp. September events: 4th - 1.30-3.30 Flower Arranging workshop. £15 to include tea, raffle and all equipment. Ring Liza from Seaside Florist on 07561 337640. Next meeting 2nd october. 7th - 2pm-4pm HI Horticultural Main Summer Show ‘Dahlias & Chrysanthemums’. Doors open at 1.30pm to disabled visitors. 11th - 1.30-3.30 ‘Time Together’ Group. Monthly drop in dementia support and information exchange. Next meeting Weds 9th October. 14th - 12-4pm Spiritual & Well-being Fayre. Free Entry. Come to browse or come to buy... there’ll be something for everyone. 19th - 2pm U3A Monthly Meeting ‘AGM ’. Members & visitors welcome. 21st - 7.30pm Havant Symphony Orchestra Concert. Conducted by Stefano Boccarri, with soloist Nia Thomas – Sibelius,Weber, Bruch. 25th - From 8.30am. Everybody welcome to Britain’s largest ‘MacMillan Coffee Morning’ held at ‘T @ the Park’. 27th, 28th & 29th -7.30pm ‘Hayling

What’s on Youngstars’ present ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Jr Show. Saturday Matinee & Evening performance. Sunday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £8.00. october events: 1st - National Blood Donor Sessions 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm. 4th - 6.30-11pm Ale-ing Fest. Live music with Jackdaw Train. Tickets on sale at £9 in advance or £11 on the door Fri and Sat evening. 5th - 12-4pm Ale-ing Fest. Afternoon session £5 for beer enthusiasts – no live music - 6.30-11pm Evening session with live music (Band tbc). 12th - 2pm-4pm. Table Top Sale. Fund-raising in aid of the Community Centre. Pitches £8.00. Please call 023 9246 7562 to book. 13th -11am-4pm. ‘Mind, Body & Spirit’ Fayre. £2 entrance. Stalls include: crystals, healing, readers, therapists and more. 17th - 2pm. U3A Monthly Meeting ‘The Story of the Schneider Air Races’. Members & visitors welcome. 18th - 7.30pm. HI Residents Association AGM and guest speaker.


Hayling Crafty Sister's events Hayling Crafty Sister's Events - a sisterhood of local crafter’s and artists based on Hayling Island supporting the community and local charities. A group of people who love crafting and host nonprofit charity events. In our 6th year and loving every moment. We had a FANTASTIC response to our Heroes & Villains fun day on 13th July at the Hayling community centre. The entertainers gave their time for free! Our toy tombola raised £105.00 for our chosen

charity the Children's Bubbles fund at QA. Other charities benefiting were: The Stubbington Ark who took £44, Action for Children took £52, CLIC Sargent took £21 and HASAG Asbestos Disease Support took £73. Our next events are 14th September Spiritual & Well-being Fayre and 16th november Magical Christmas Fayre. If you would like any more information please contact Jan Hickman, Organiser & Founder of Hayling Crafty Sister's Events on 023 9378 0996


rowlands Castle Painting Society Our 50th year since forming is an extremely important year for us.The cost of a year’s membership is £30 to cover everything in the new programme beginning on October 8th and including artists’ demonstrations, workshops, life/portrait drawing afternoons and summer painting/picnic days out. Elizabeth Baldin is our first demonstrator on 8th october. The photo is an ink and watercolour painting by Elizabeth and she hopes to do something similar to this for the demonstration. She said “I use a mix of acrylic inks and watercolour in an impressionist style which is very versatile. It utilises the all the fluidity of watercolour with the vibrant colours of the acrylic inks. I sometimes add ink line work in the final stages to emphasise certain areas as well.” http://www.elizabethbaldin.co.uk./ RCPS meet on tuesdays throughout the year and we welcome new members of any ability to join us. Afternoon sessions are

2 pm till 4 pm and evening sessions 7.30 pm till 9.30 pm. Guests are invited to come along to any session for a fee of £3 or £5, depending on the event. Should you wish then to join our friendly group this amount is deducted from the annual membership fee. As well as our annual Christmas party we are planning a 50th celebration during the coming year. Other occcasions held annually by the Society include an awards evening and a weekend exhibition to showcase members work. Jan Roblin, society spokesperson said “A diverse new programme starts our 50th Anniversary year since the Society was founded by Mr Jennings Wood. We hope there is something to appeal to all our members or indeed anyone interested in drawing or painting.” RCPS meets at The Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. Further details can be found on the web site http://rowlandscastlepaintingsociety.co.uk

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Havant MP Alan Mak has launched a School Reading Club with the aim of getting more children reading books. Launching the Club at Barncroft Primary School in Leigh Park, Alan spent time reading with children and discussing some of his favourite books. He said: “I’m delighted to launch my new School Reading Club to get more children to read books. I’ve been an avid reader of books since I was young, and I believe they can make a big difference in improving children’s knowledge and enjoyment of learning.” “My Reading Club encourages children to spend some time every day away from computers, phones and tablets and read a

book instead.” To inspire children to be part of the Club, Alan plans to invite several children’s authors to the constituency in the next academic year.” Alan continued: I really encourage all parents to get their children reading more.” The Reading Club will be launching in more schools from September. However, parents who wish to sign-up their children can do so by emailing Alan.Mak.MP@Parliament.uk Every child who joins the Reading Club receives a free bookmark and those who read five books by Christmas 2019 will receive a certificate from Alan.


Creative art Sale Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd november Emsworth Creative Art Sale - 10am - 5pm Exhibition and Sale of Art work by Local Artists: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Jewellery, T-shirts, Bags, Cards and more. At the Emsworth Community centre (in North Street behind the fire station). Free Entry. Parking and Refreshments available.

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from work experience to london fashion week

When Cabrini Roy arrived at Making Space in 2012 for two weeks of work experience, having her own studio and her work at London Fashion Week would have been the stuff of dreams. Now that dream is a reality as the Havant-based craft organisation welcomes Cabrini as its newest resident maker. Fareham-based Cabrini recalls why she chose Making Space for her work experience placement a seven years ago: “I was looking for a fun, creative and inspiring place to do my work experience, somewhere I could learn and expand my knowledge. I picked Making Space because of the atmosphere, it had a creative vibe that I adored and I knew I wanted to learn from this community. The makers really inspired me, I loved the passion they had for their

work, how hard-working each maker was, the amount of effort they gave to their work and how each individual tenant had their own talents and stories to tell. I still remember those makers and they inspire me day-by-day. I think it’s so important to be inspired at a young age because those are the memories that will drive you to keep on going, to keep on chasing that dream. And that’s exactly what Making Space did for me.” Inspired by her time at Making Space, after school Cabrini went on to study at Highbury College before enrolling on an art foundation course at University for the Creative Arts, where she received a Distinction foundation diploma. Last year Cabrini graduated from the London College of Fashion with an honours degree in BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. And it seems like there are more exciting times ahead for this young local designer as she has been contacted by Fashion’s Finest to showcase with them during London Fashion Week, an incredible achievement for a recent graduate and such a young designer. Cabrini adds “The difference Making Space has made to my business is endless, I now have a professional place to work, design and get creative in that I feel at home in. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Making Space has given me, for letting me grow my business in one of their studios and letting me be a part of

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their community. I hope others are inspired to know that your dreams and goals are worth investing in, that from the passion and talent you have, as long as you pursue it, you’ll find happiness because you are doing what you love! To never give up because you are capable.” Ami Hyde, Making Space’s programming and outreach co-ordinator, says, “Making Space is a great multi-artist venue and we’re delighted to welcome Cabrini as one of our professional makers. Her story is an inspiration and we’re so pleased her brief time with us a few years ago has led to the success she’s now enjoying. That’s what Making Space is all about – supporting and developing creative individuals”

Anyone interested in meeting Cabrini and talking to her about her business, recent successes and future plans can do just that during Hampshire Open Studios. This countywide event opens up artist and maker studios to the general public, enabling creative folk and craft lovers the opportunity to explore real studio spaces and meet the makers behind the artwork. Making Space will be open from 11am-4pm on the 17, 19 & 20 August, and many of the venue’s professional makers will be on hand to chat, demonstrate and share their passion for craft. More information can be found online at https://makingspace.org/hos-2019/ or by calling the office on 023 9247 2491

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On September 7th, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets will be returning to Hamble’s Foreshore Car Park from 10am to 3pm for the Hamble Food Festival. “This is our second visit this year to the beautiful village of Hamble,” said David Woodroofe, chairman of Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. “Our September festival has always proved popular and this year we will have 30 producers hoping to tempt festival goers.” Not only will there be plenty of food, drink and plants to peruse, little ones will be able to have their faces painted and there will be music in the (sea) air with the brilliant Hampshire band The Un’expected. Just some of the Hampshire producers visitors will find on the day include the award-winning Ambrose Sausages, as well as New House Venison and Game, both of whom will be selling meat perfect for those last few barbecues of the year.

If it’s new plants for the garden you’re after, then visit Yvonne’s Plants to pick up something pretty for your pots. There will also be five different pie producers on the day: Mud Foods, Jake’s Artisan Foods, FNK, Roy Hunt Produce and even gluten free offerings from A Basing Bakes. For freshly baked artisan bread, The Hampshire Real Bread Company and The Sourdough Bakehouse will have lots of loaves on offer, plus those hooked on seafood will be keen visit Catch Fabulous Fishcakes and Butler Country Estates. As for Hampshire drink, rest assured you won’t go thirsty. Itchen Valley Brewery will be serving up some beer, Jarrold’s Gin, Winchester Distillery and Silent Pool and can add some gin to your cocktails. All the delicious food on display will no doubt have everyone feeling peckish so Newhouse Venison will be serving up burgers and Hampshire Table will be cooking their amazing street food. “This festival is always a huge draw for locals and visitors to the village and with the entertainment that’s planned too, as well as free parking, it promises to be a great day,” David continued. For a full list of Hampshire Farmers’ Markets producers who will be at the festival visit: www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

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race night romps home with £902.00 for local charity Clarity Care Consulting organised a Horse Racing evening, with a raffle and pop-up bar, run by Tipsy Events, and raised £902.00 for the Rosemary Foundation, hospice at home service earlier this month. Lynn Osborne, Director at Clarity Care Consulting commented; “The Horse Racing event was so much fun and raised a substantial amount of money for a very deserving charity. We are already planning a much larger event in the autumn, a celebration ball to be held at the Solent Hotel, Whitely on 19th october.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to meet up with communities we live and work in and find out how we can help them. Ten years in business has given me and my team a great insight into the care available and built a great network of support to make a difference and help others.” Allison Price, voluntary fundraiser at The Rosemary Foundation, commented at the cheque presentation: “We are very grateful for this donation, which will be used to care for our patients and their families.”

Cheque presentation to The Rosemary Foundation, (left to right) Lynn Osborne,(Clarity Care Consulting), Claire Dunn, Jeanette Burrows, Pat Barclay, Louise Golledge, Caroline Hinton, Niki HughesStanton (all from Rosemary Foundation), Kate Slade and Soraiya Humby from Clarity Care Consulting If you would like to know more about these events or to donate call Lynn Osborne on 07921 916956 or e-mail her at lynn.osborne@claritycareconsulting.co.uk for more details about The Celebration Ball in aid of Dementia UK |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

BelCHer froSt SoliCitorS maKing moving StraigHtforward Moving home is an exciting time in anyone’s life. Here at Belcher Frost our experienced and professional property team looks forward to guiding you through the legal maze from beginning to end. You will always be able to speak to someone who is familiar with your matter; all communication will be in plain English without legal jargon and everyone in the team will be proactive in progressing your move. We are always happy to answer your questions and help you to understand every stage of the process. Belcher Frost is delighted to announce the appointment of Associate Solicitor Karen Livesley. Joining us from a senior role in a Bognor Regis law firm, Karen brings over twenty years’ experience in legal practice. As head of our Residential Property Team, she offers a calm approach, excellent communication skills and a supportive and empathic manner. She is looking forward to working with our clients to ensure the sale and/or purchase of their home goes smoothly. klivesley@belcherfrost.co.uk

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We supply and install amtiCo and Karndean as well as many other types of LVT’S. Our showrooms are brimming with a wealth of samples of all kinds to inspire you and suit your needs. You can also be sure of receiving first class personal service, plenty of helpful advice and a full, professional fitting service from Sovereigns own expert team. This is a family run business where we pride ourselves on giving our customers the very best service. We’ve built up an excellent reputation since opening on Hayling in 2001, we also have a branch in Aldwick, Bognor Regis which was

established in 1996, we have over 60 years’ experience in the flooring trade. We can supply virtually any make of carpet or flooring that customers may require, and we will never knowingly be undersold by so called “Superstores”. We cover a wide area from Brighton to Bournemouth, London and beyond. So why not treat yourself to some new flooring. For a free no obligation quotation call 023 9246 6636 and we will bring samples to you or visit 33 Creek Road,, Hayling Island, PO11 9QZ. Also at 29 Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis PO21 2QB 01243 826200 – PLENTY OF FREE PARKING


Hampshire and isle of wight air volunteers stack up for winter wood with determination and enthusiasm. Another great day was had for a ambulance Birthday Celebrations volunteer Maureen Page, director at Butser Ancient team from Pfizer within the rolling On Monday 1st July 2019, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) celebrated their 12th year since the life-saving Charity first began helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations on 1st July 2007. During this time, the Air Ambulance has been tasked to over 8,600 incidents across the region, and the Charity’s Critical Care Team Vehicles (CCTV) have responded to over 1,800 call outs. Since the introduction of the Charity’s first CCTV in 2017, mission numbers have doubled, with May 2019 being the busiest month on record for the life-saving service. In order to keep up with increasing patient demand across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region, in the past 6 months the Charity has added two new Critical Care Team Vehicles to its fleet. In addition, HIOWAA finished off 2018 by recruiting seven new trainee HEMS paramedics to the Charity’s Critical Care Teams, comprised of specialist critical care paramedics, prehospital emergency medicine doctors and pilots. Selected from a total of 89 applicants, the seven trainee paramedics underwent a rigorous

selection process by completing various fitness tests and taking part in emergency scenarios to test their medical skills. HIOWAA Chief Executive, Alex Lochrane, said: “2019 has been both a challenging and exciting year for HIOWAA

as we continue to evolve our service in order to meet the needs of our community. We are now in a better position than ever before to provide cutting edge critical care to those who need us in their darkest hour. None of this could have happened without the dedication and generosity of our local community and we owe every one of our supporters a heartfelt thank you.”

hills of the South Downs National Park at Butser Ancient Farm.Volunteers are vital to the everyday running of the farm, with many tasks to be undertaken around the site. Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical company based in Havant, have been volunteering their time at Butser over the last few years, have helped with many jobs and tasks, and always enjoy their time and a warm welcome from the staff at the ancient farm site. Pfizer take part in monthly volunteering events around the Havant area organised by Community First, which include conservation, gardening, decorating and helping out at a food bank. Although heavy showers hampered the morning at Butser, the enthusiastic team did not stop working to help with essential tasks to ensure the smooth running of the site. The day’s challenge was to organise a huge pile of firewood and distribute among the roundhouses. The team worked hard through the rain to clear the huge pile of

Farm said,“We appreciate Pfizer coming to help organise our firewood.We had a huge pile that needed chopping and stacking under the eaves of our roundhouses just as people would have done in the past.This will enable us to keep the fires going inside our houses as it is important that we give our visitors an authentic experience.We would like to thank them for their hard work over the last few years.” Michelle from Pfizer said, “It’s great to see the fruits of our labour with such visible results. It has been great to work on a worthwhile project with our colleagues. The rain won’t stop us and we have probably managed to get more of the task done as it has not been too hot.” If you are a community project and would like the help of a business, or you are a business that would like to do something similar contact Rachel Taylor at Community First rachel.taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 01730 774057


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Hayling Island U3A members have been researching for two years to gain a fascinating insight into the rapid development of Hayling between 1919-1946 from a rural farming community to a seaside resort. The railway brought visitors to the seaside in the 1930s, holiday camps sprang up and made the Island a popular holiday resort. The complexion of the Island was changing, the influx of hundreds of visitors meant Hayling was becoming known as a healthy, desirable place to live and enjoy as a holiday destination. More and more people decided to make their homes on this rural farming and seaside Island resulting in residential developments.

Legion, Elm Grove, Hayling Island, PO11 9ES. from Saturday 2nd. november to Sunday the 17th. november 2019. Rear Admiral ColinPriest will open the exhibition and the head of Hayling College, Colin Rainford will launch the book. Opening times for the exhibition are friday, Saturday and Sunday10am - 6pm. monday to thursday 12pm 3pm. There will be special arrangements for School parties to visit during the mornings. During the research for this project the details of an additional nineteen Hayling service men were found who had made the ultimate sacrifice but whose names were not recorded on the existing memorial plaques in St. Mary’s Church. A Dedication Service of an additional plaque to these men will be held at St Mary's Church Hayling Island on 7th november at 11am. In addition there is to be a Dedication ceremony of a memorial plaque for the civilians of Hayling who died as a result of enemy action. This will take place at the Community Centre, West Town, Hayling Island on 13th November at 11am.

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'Bungalow Towns' were springing up, particularly in East and Central Hayling. The war years saw military personnel billeted throughout the Island with hundreds accommodated at the holiday camps, preparing to play a pivotal role in the D-Day landings. Hayling Island U3A is mounting an exhibition to illustrate the Island life during these inter War years, and are producing a book which charts in detail the social development of the Island including personal accounts of people who lived on the Island or were stationed on Hayling during the War years. The exhibition will be held at The Royal British

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Hayling Island U3A look forward to seeing visitors of all ages at their exhibition of these significant years in the Island's history. There will be many artefacts, photos and fascinating facts, together with a children’s quiz sheet. Parking and entrance to the exhibition is free. A book of in depth details, personal memories and fascinating facts will be on sale.

Hayling Island U3A wish to thank all the Associations connected with the project. Royal British Legion, Hayling Lions Club, West Town Community Centre, Postcode Publications, Havant Men's Shed, and St Peter's Church 'Poppies'. Sincere thanks is extended to all the many people who have contributed or been concerned in any way with 'The Project'.

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Revamped Business Award Competition Launched Havant MP Alan Mak has launched his revamped business awards with new categories and is calling on residents to nominate candidates. Now called the Small Business and Community Awards, residents can now nominate people who have not only been successful in running small businesses but also people who do great work for the community, for example running a voluntary organisation. It is the fourth year that Alan has organised the awards to recognise some of the hard-working business groups that operate in the Havant constituency. Last year Havant & Waterlooville FC beat hundreds of nominated businesses to be named as the overall winner. Award categories include Best Independent Food Outlet, Outstanding Contribution to the Community, Best New Business, Best Apprentice, Best Community Group, Green Business of the Year, Local Charity of the Year, Best Local Tradesperson, Volunteer of the Year, Sports Group of the Year and Best Pub. Alan said: “Every year I receive hundreds of nominations from residents from my awards, so this year I am delighted to expand the event to recognise some of our local heroes working tirelessly in the community. "Whether it is your favourite café,

restaurant or shop – or you want to recognise a community champion who has gone the extra mile – please send me your nominations online." Alan started the awards as a way of recognising the constituency’s best loved local firms, having worked in his own family’s small business growing-up. He added that often these small businesses were an integral part of the community, bringing together and supporting community groups. He added: “Backing our economy and celebrating the hard-work done by local business owners is a top priority for me as local MP. Our small businesses create jobs and generate wealth for our area, but they also give so much back to our area and I’m delighted to organise the Awards again for a third year to put them in the spotlight.” All nominations must be for businesses within the Havant Parliamentary Constituency, which covers Havant Town, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Bedhampton, Langstone, Purbrook, Stakes, Widley and Leigh Park. Everyone who nominates will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to the summer awards evening at South Downs College and House of Commons Champagne. Visit AlanMak.org.uk/Nominate for more information and to nominate online.




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Support for a good Cause from Probus At its July meeting members of Petersfield South Downs Probus Club (PSDPC) made a generous donation to a locally based Good Cause. A cheque of £600 was presented to Autism Hampshire, this year’s nominated beneficiary. In the conference room of the Half Moon in Sheet, a cheque was handed over by the Club Chairman, Dan Quinn to Clare Wheeler and Angela Thompson both of the Autism Hampshire organisation. Following

the presentation, Clare and Angela thanked the Club and then combined to give an absorbing Talk entitled ‘Asperger and Autism’ which focussed on raising autism awareness and services provided to support individuals, families and professionals.’ More information can be found on the News page of the Club’s website www.petersfieldsdprobusclub.co.uk

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Knowledge is Power - not necessarily! The phrase “Knowledge is Power” often implies that with knowledge or education, one’s potential or abilities in life will certainly increase. In Britain everyone has access to a good education, NHS healthcare, the welfare state, clean water, sanitation and drainage and more than enough food. It is safe to go outside and take exercise such as walking. Thanks to the internet, we can look up whatever we want and gain knowledge about almost anything within seconds. This sounds like Utopia. Why is it then that chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, digestive problems, infertility, Alzheimers, depression and autism are on the increase, in both the young and the elderly and the rich and poor? There is masses of evidence to show that many conditions are directly or indirectly related to the lifestyle choices we make. In other words, what we eat, how we move and how we think affects the way our bodies function and determines whether we remain well or become sick. The vast majority of chronic illness is not caused by bad genes or bad luck. We make crucial choices which affect our health every minute of every day. Why do we deliberately choose to do something we have been told is bad for us? Your brain controls everything your body does. It operates on two levels – the conscious

brain and the subconscious brain. 99% of behaviour choices (decisions) are made by the subconscious brain like an autopilot. For example, you shiver if you are cold and sweat if you are hot. You do not have to think about this activity and cannot control it. Your heart beats every day whether you like it or. Your conscious brain, however, controls the other 1%. These are the activities of free will. You consciously choose what you eat, how much exercise you take and your opinions. Your conscious brain makes all these decisions based on what you believe. What you believe is a result of your upbringing, what you have been taught by your parents, teachers, friends, neighbours, what you have read or heard and your own personal experience. In order to adopt healthier lifestyle choices, you have to believe and accept that everything you do and how you think affects your health in either a good way or a bad

way. Secondly, to achieve better health and avoid disease you have to want to be healthier. For example, if you drink to excess knowing that it can potentially kill you, but you don’t care, you are unlikely to change your lifestyle choices. Like many things in life,we tend to take good health for granted and it is not until we become sick we wish we had done things differently. In the words of Joni Mitchell “They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot.You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” If you are at a stage in your life where

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Benefits of Coconut yogurt You either love it or you hate it, but if you haven’t tried it yet I would highly recommend you do! If you like creamy things, and want something that is good for your gut, which is non-dairy, then this could be your new sweet food of choice! It is pressed from the white flesh of the coconut, which has also been shown to lower bad cholesterol, and may help to reduce belly fat! It contains natural anti-oxidants, which help to rejuvenate cells and remove free radicals. But most of all, its delicious! There are a variety of benefits associated with the consumption of coconut, but most of these are typically related to eating coconut oil or coconut milk. Since coconut yogurt lacks most of the nutritional benefits contained in other coconut products, like raw coconut, milk and cream, its main benefits are related to the fermentation process used to make it. As a probiotic-rich food, coconut yogurt can improve the health of your gastrointestinal microbiome.Your microbiome is important as it influences a

lot of different aspects of your health — from your personality, (yes that’s right!) to perhaps more obviously related digestive system issues, like irritable bowel syndrome. Your gut microbiome can also affect your immune system, and central nervous system, and if you are out of balance, your body will know about it! Your gastrointestinal system and brain are actually directly linked via a cranial nerve known as the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is capable of sensing the types of microbes in your digestive system's microbiome, which in turn influences your health. Coconut yogurt is usually perceived as equivalent to yogurt made from animal-produced skim milk, making it ideal for people who are keen on avoiding animal-based products. Coconut yogurt is usually made from fermented

coconut milk. This food is essentially a plantbased yogurt that's usually made without animal milk, making it ideal for people following vegan or paleo diets or people who are intolerant of other plant-based products, like soy. Coconut yogurt is lactose and casein free, naturally creamy and sweet.You should be aware that some coconut yogurts may use animal products, like gelatin or cow's milk. This means that they may be called coconut yogurt but may actually be a mixture of coconut milk and milk from animal sources. So make sure you read the label! Also, one BIG thing to be aware of (because I have recommended this to clients in the past and they have bought the wrong type) don't confuse coconut-flavoured

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you need to furnish an entire room. The shop also sells high quality ladieswear, menswear, children’s clothes and bric-abrac.

It costs over £4 million every year to provide these specialist care services and less than 6% of that comes from central government. Our services are offered to families free of charge, so Chestnut Tree House relies heavily on the generosity of the local community.

Larger items of furniture can be collected or delivered, please call the shop on 023 9247 8668 to arrange this. Pop in and have a look at 6 West Street, Havant, Hants, PO9 1PF, open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sundays, 10am to 4pm.

Our charity shops are dedicated to raising much needed funds for the hospice. Monies raised from the sale of just one sofa could pay for five families to use the pool in the course of one day. Our Havant shop is one of our busiest furniture shops selling items from all eras, from retro to modern, in fact everything

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alien Hornet invaSion tHreat west Sussex Beekeepers on High alert for invasive nonnative Species threatening their Hives

Beekeepers across the country are on high alert for the arrival of the predatory Asian Hornet in their area. The Asian Hornet is an invasive non-native hornet originally from Asia. It is a highly aggressive predator of native insects and poses a significant threat to honey bees and other pollinators. In 2004 it was accidentally introduced to France where it has spread rapidly and into neighbouring countries. Since 2016 a number of sightings have been recorded in the UK. It is hoped that all the hornets detected in the UK to date have been destroyed and there are none which have survived to set up their own colonies this year – but it is a tense waiting game. There is also a high possibility it may come into the UK through imported plants, flowers, fruit, garden items, freight or in private cars. One recently identified in New Milton, Hants is thought to have come to the UK this way. County and local Beekeeping Associations have set up Asian Hornet Action Teams (AHATs) in order to help government bodies in an effort to correctly identify the insects and find and any nests which may exist. West Sussex Beekeepers Association has AHAT teams in place with more than 50 members ready to advise the public and to go to help track the insects to find their nests, after which specialists will take action to destroy them.

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Leader of West Sussex Beekeepers AHAT, Melvyn Essen, said “It is really important that the public are aware of the threat that the Asian Hornet poses to honey bees and other pollinators, to look out for them and be able to differentiate them from the European Hornet, which is larger and more yellow, and wasps which are similar to the European hornet, and do not pose a threat. There is an excellent free Asian Hornet Watch app, which anyone can download, and it gives a clear identification guide and instructions on what to do if you think you have seen one. The public can also look on the West Sussex Beekeepers web site www.westsussexbeekeepers.org.uk which has more information on Asian Hornets and other insects with which it could be confused.” Active nests should not be disturbed and members of the public who suspect they have found an Asian Hornet or its nest should report it, with a photo, via the app or on line at: www.nonnativespecies.org/alerts/asianhornet or by email: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk


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