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Issue 114 JUNE 2012

June promises to be quite an eventful month, what with the Jubilee celebrations and the many events taking place locally. Please do try and join in the festivities and support our local organisations. Our current deliverer in Old Kempshott Lane is having to give up the round this month. If you can spare some time, once a month and would like to help please give me a call on 01256 354282 The next quarterly Police/Community Surgery will be taking place on Monday 2nd July at 7pm at Kempshott Village Hall - come along and meet Pc Richard Harrison along with your local Councillors and discuss any concerns you may have. The July Litterpick will take place on Sunday 8th July meeting at Buckingham Parade at 10 am. Litterpickers and sacks provided as usual.

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Index Page 1:

The Editor

Page 12 Neighbourhood Policing

Page 23: What’s on Noticeboard

Page 3:

Phillips Legal Corner

Page 13: Basingstoke Horticultural Soc

Page 25: Kempshott History Group

Page 4:

Kempshott Festival

Page 14: Festival of Choirs

Page 27: Hampshire Crimestoppers

Page 7:

Noah’s Ark Preschool

Page 15: Wildlife & Conservation News

Page 32: Kitchen Time

Page 9:

Quality Solicitors Q & A

Page 16: Health and Wellbeing

Page 34: N2N Internet article

Page 10: Email to the editor

Page 17: Top Marks Preschool

Page 37: Church Notice Boards

Page 11: Controlling Rats and Mice

Page 18: Small Adds

Page 38: Useful Information

Phillips Legal Corner BE WARNED: 1 in 5 wills are flawed ‘The shocking revelation that 1 in 5 Wills are flawed, according to a recent report from the Legal Services Board, is scandalous’ says Ben Holden,Wills and Probate solicitor at local Basingstoke law firm, Phillips. ‘Many of the Wills in the survey contained ‘basic errors’ and a handful were so bad that they ‘could not be executed’. Why should that be? Well, currently anyone can help you make a Will, but beware: the Citizens’ Advice Bureau has warned that increasing numbers of people have been conned by bogus Will writers with high pressure sales tactics offering cheap Wills in town centres or door to door. ‘Making a Will is a must for everyone at some point in their lives’ says Ben ‘but selecting the best person is key to ensuring your assets go to the person(s) you choose.’ Ben warns that low-cost or even free Wills could prove an expensive mistake. So if you are one of the 70% in the UK who hasn’t made a Will, then Ben has this advice:

I’mservice. not a celeb • Do your homework. Speak to friends and relatives who could recommend where they have received good • Check for qualifications. It is surprisingly easy to set up a practice as a Will writer - you don’t even have to be trained. not be wealthy cele So if anything goes wrong you might not have any come back. Solicitors are qualified, regulated ‘You and may insured so ayou hard about having a prenuptia can always turn to the Legal Services Ombudsman if things don’t turn out the way you want them to. Emily Poynter, family solicitor a • How much does it really cost? If it looks too good to be true then it usually is, so be careful, many of my clients have lives together but in the eyes o been tempted by offers of a cheap Will predominantly from unregulated providers such as Will writers, only to come the financial consequences of t away having spent a lot more than they initially thought. So beware hidden costs! Clearly you are not going into m

unfortunately that happens mo you should have a prenup:  If you are much wealt that your partner is ma  If you are remarrying a Drop in at our ‘Open Morning’ on Sat 16 June, 9.30-12.00. We’d love to meet you and there’ll or other significant ass be coffee and cakes too. pass away, your asset Call Ben Holden, your first family, nor yo Associate Solicitor at Phillips Solicitors,  If you own part of a b owning a share of you on 01256 854618, email:, partners may not want website:  If your partner has a l debts if your marriage Telephone: 01256 463903 does not happen

‘Families want peace of mind that their loved ones will be provided for’ concludes Ben ‘so it’s in everyone’s best interests that this report from the Legal Services Board calls for Will writing to be regulated to improve standards. If you haven’t made a Will, now is the time to do so.’

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Tel: 01256 323853 26th February 11 – 1pm As school leavers are eager to impress at their celebration prom event. How exciting is June this year!! We start off with our Family Fun Day on the 16th of June. We have decided to make It is ato night to day: remember asincorporate the party more goes arrive by various transport some minor changes the fun it will now pocket money gamesmeans for theof children to participate in. including stretch limousines. Why not come along to our Event this year, asbe wejoining us at We are very lucky to have a demonstration from a local line dancing group and Maria Miller will also will be hosting a Prom Dress Fayre, where you can meet local suppliers of prom the opening of the fun day. dresses, information on prom transport services, and tips on hair and make up. Let’s hope the Limited weather holds out for prom our annual sports day; we love watching the children and parents join in the races. discounted dresses will also be available. There is always a sense of achievement and celebration to see the children enjoying team games. A small entrance fee will be charged that includes light refreshments, with In celebration optional of the Queen’s theon small hallFor will more be turned into a British room! raffleJubilee, tickets sale. information calltea Linda on I know several parents are looking forward to a traditional cream tea!! 07592 913953 The children leaving yearalso will –beNoah’s participating a leavers’ concert which involvesnext a tremendous amount of work Greatthis News will bein launching their new website term, parent from them. However, they love being on the stage and putting on a show for their family. The leavers’ party will have carers will be able to look on line at the events calendar, at their convenience. an entertainerIf andyou is being held on the last day ofchild term.attend Boxes of tissues arepreschool at the ready to saycontact a fond farewell and are interested in your a friendly please good luck to all the children going to school. Linda on 01256 323853 or 07592 913953. Located in Kempshott Village Hall. 2 by 2 ParentRG22 Toddler Group 5HN 2 by 2 is a toddler group that operates for the benefit of its users. If you would like to know more about it, please drop in and talk to our friendly staff; no appointment is necessary. Babies and toddlers are welcome from 9.30am until TOP MARKS 11.15am during term time only. PRE-SCHOOL For more information please call us on 01256- 323853

Noah’s Ark Preschool The Pre-school waiting list is now open for children If you are interested your child joining a friendly preschool, please phone Linda on 01256323853/07592913953 at who willinbe two years and six months in the year Kempshott Village RG22 5HN or to e-mail at from Hall, September 2012 Julyher 2013. The Pre-school for further information. We are open from 8.00am to 3.00pm, Monday – Friday. We are taking children from aged 2 years from September. operates from St Marks Church, Homesteads Road, Kempshott. a both visit or for more information What a successful year it To hasarrange been for groups this year! We can’t believe how The Pre-school waiting list now open for childrento whoour will be two years and please telephone 07890 820040. another school year has flown by. We are preparing toissay goodbye Lions six months in the year from September 2012 to July 2013. The Pre-school and DragonsThe as they move on to very exciting phase of their education, operates from St and Marks Church, Homesteads Road, Kempshott. To arrange a Spring term is the nownext, in full swing the children visit or for more information please telephone 07890 820040. welcome ourare Cubsenjoying and Lizards back as Dragons and Lions, and say hello to a new their “Animals” theme. They have group of Cubs and Lizards as we welcome children been to Dandelions The Spring term iswho now inhaven’t full swing and the children are enjoying their discussed zoo animals, farm animals, jungle animals Community Pre-School “Animals” theme. They have discussed zoo animals, farm animals, jungle and Snapdragons before. and also their pets. The children bring animals andwere also theirasked pets. The to children were asked to bring photos of their Old Down Hall, Kempshott pets to pre-school totransition create a montage for the to wall.their This is being added to on ainfant/primary This term our Dragons Lizards are starting their visits respective schools photos of and their pets to pre-school to create a montage daily basis and the children are having fun putting it together. A member of and meetingfor newthe children their new staff teachers. Following the success of our Christmas performance, Our Are holding an open afternoon in preparation for September int wall. and This is being added to on a daily basis brought her pet rabbit, Dave, to pre-school and the children very much enjoyed his visit as you canskills see fromby this performing, photograph. First Nativity, the children will be honing their acting at Dandelions, Goldilocks and at rd and the children are having fun putting it together. A Thursday 23 February Snapdragons, There Was a Princess. member of staff brought her pet 12.30 – 3pm Here at Dandelions Snapdragons, our Leavers rabbit,and Dave, to pre-school and will be taking part in their Mini Sports Day. In addition to this, Dandelions are celebrating the children very much enjoyed From September, Snapdragons new hours will be 8.30 – 3pm Mon the London Olympics with Decathlon, and his visit as youour canvery see own fromDandelions this Thursday, within these times we offer 4 start times and 3 finishing times. to celebratephotograph. the Queens Diamond Jubilee, Snapdragons are having Please pop in anytime during the afternoon, bring your friends, grandpa a Right Royal Treasure Hunt, our sponsored event this year, so if everyone is welcome. Remember, it is never too early to put your child’ More fun was to be had during a you are sponsoring one of our children, please give generously! In down on our growing waiting list! special Peppa Pig week with lots addition to the sponsored event, both groups will be celebrating Snapdragons is run by a strong and experienced team who look forw special activities all to the Queens of Diamond Jubilee with afor ‘Street Party’ coming dressed meeting you on Thursday 23rd February. in their bestenjoy. red white and blue!



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This term we have been looking at the people who help us,Year and the The children will celebrate Chinese New by visit it at children were very excited have visits from the Lollipop Man, the making money to pockets, Chinese lanterns etc., they More fun was to be had during a special Peppa Pig week with lots of special activities for allof local Police and Fire-fighters, both whom were kind will Basingstoke have fortune cookies and will beto enjoy. tasting Chinese enough to leave some dressing up for the children! There has been The children will celebrate Chinese New Year by making money pockets, food at snack time. many an adventure as a consequence! Chinese lanterns etc., they will have fortune cookies and will be tasting Chinese food at snackdragons time. Look out little Chinese dragons as it is the Year Look out for lots of little Chinese asforitlotsisof the of the Dragon!!! From September 2013 Dandelions are full; however, we do have some Year of the Dragon!!! limited availability at Snapdragons. If you would like your child to come to Snapdragons, please the office 01256 818857 or e-mail visit call Kempshott & oDistrict Residents’ Association at for the sessions available. This will be on a first come first served basis.

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9 Question I would like to get divorced. Do I have to wait two years? Answer Nicole Biggs, Solicitor Family Department replies: No, you do not have to wait two years.You can prove to the Court that your marriage has irretrievably broken down, and so you want a Divorce, by using adultery or unreasonable behaviour. These are both immediate, and so you do not need to wait. Both adultery and unreasonable behaviour are fault based, and so one person will need to blame the other for the end of the marriage. Many people do not want to point the finger of blame in this way, and prefer things to be amicable.They therefore prefer to wait two years and then divorce on the basis of their separation. In this way, it is not just one person’s fault that the marriage has ended. There is talk of reforming this area of the law to bring in ‘no fault divorce’.This would mean that one person will no longer have to blame the other for the breakdown of the marriage; both people will simply need to agree that the marriage is over. However, this reform is just being debated at the moment, and it does not look like there is likely to be any changes to this for a while. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. Do you prefer to get the Divorce over and done with as soon as possible? Or would you prefer to wait until the dust and emotions have settled down a bit? If you do decide to wait two years, then I would recommend that you have a Separation Agreement in the meantime.This is a document stating what is going to happen upon your separation; how the finances are to be divided, arrangements for the children etc. This agreement can then lead seamlessly into a divorce in two years time. Nicole Biggs can assist with all these matters and highlight key issues for you. Please email Nicole at or Tel: 01256 320 555. Do you have a legal query? Email and the answer will be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier.

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Subject: Dog fouling Dear Sir With regard to the letter in the May Kourier I thoroughly endorse all the comments made. I am utterly disgusted with the amount of dog mess encountered in the Kempshott area, especially on the cycle paths and the area of Old Down Playing Field. This is used by many people to exercise dogs. Some people have at least four dogs and I am sure, that when they let them off the lead, they do not know where they have fouled the ground so they do not pick it up. This is a Health & Safety issue, as children play there, and really disgusting if the mess is trodden in. I have no issue with dogs but feel their owners need to be more responsible. I also feel that areas, which the general public use for relaxation, should not be open to dogs and if they are then there should be a penalty for the owners if their dogs foul those areas. Our June Litter Pick is June 10th and the whole time could be spent picking up dog mess in that area! To:


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Subject: Car Parking at Old Down Hall !!! Dear Sir Contrary to popular assumption, the tarmac area at Old Down Hall in Kempshott lane is NOT a public car park. The parking area in front of the hall is for hall patrons only as the notice in the hall display board has read from day one. The hall is now in use most days from early morning till late evening and the small number of spaces are required for our clients hiring the hall and those attending the events. Our clients do have authority to ask anyone else to kindly park elsewhere. For the safety of the very young children attending pre-school at the hall, dog walkers are asked to keep dogs on a lead in the immediate area of the hall, and please do not allow fouling of the local area as this is unpleasant, unhealthy and anti-social. Unfortunately, we also have to point out that the toilet facilities inside the hall are for clients only and are not public conveniences. Thank you

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11 CONTROLLING RATS AND MICE The house mouse and the brown rat are common rodent pests. We all have a responsibility to ensure that our homes, gardens and local environment are kept free from rodents. Rats and mice breed very quickly. A pair of rats can produce several litters a year, with each litter producing about eight young. The offspring mature three months after birth and breed at the same rate. Rats are efficient burrowers and can burrow for several metres horizontally. Both rats and mice are good climbers and can climb vertical walls if the surface is rough enough, and “shimmy” up between walls and drain pipes. Rats are also reasonably good swimmers and have been known to enter premises through the water-traps of the toilet bowl. There are three main reasons rodents must be controlled: 1. they can transmit many diseases to humans, including salmonella (food poisoning) and Weil’s disease 2. they contaminate food and food preparation surfaces 3. they cause damage by gnawing woodwork, water pipes and electric cables (which can cause house fires). You have a legal responsibility to ensure your property is free from vermin. Householders can assist in preventing an infestation by taking a number of simple precautions: • • • • • • • • • •

keep your home in good repair; rats only need a gap of 15mm to access buildings remove potential nesting sites by keeping yards and gardens clean and tidy, and by cutting back overgrown areas ensure drain covers are in place and in good repair seal gaps around heating and water pipes ventilation bricks and slots should already have a fine wire mesh protection. If this is worn, replace it externally with 3.15mm insect mesh. do not leave household waste where rats can get to it, close dustbin and composter lids if you have a compost heap position it on a hard surface such as on open jointed bricks, paving slabs or a fine steel mesh which will allow the liquids to drain away.Visit the Recycle Now website for further information secure any gaps beneath your external buildings such as sheds and garages with galvanised wire mesh follow simple precautions when feeding wild birds - see below.

Feeding birds in gardens has become widespread and is valuable in conserving bird numbers, particularly in the winter months. However, the numbers of rats and mice in built up areas is considered to be on the increase and unsuitable bird feeding methods may be a significant reason for this. If you feed birds please follow these guidelines: • • • • • •

do not scatter food on the ground do not put food on a bird table do not throw unwanted food waste into your garden; do use bird feeders with a catch tray to stop debris falling on the floor do ensure feeders are sited with care and suspended from metal wire do place small quantities in feeders daily to ensure they are emptied daily.

If you see rats or mice in or near your property you should stop feeding the birds. For further information visit the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds website The above article has been taken from the Borough Council’s booklet ‘Controlling Rats and Mice – A Guide to Preventing Infestations and Getting Rid of Them’ To download the whole booklet go to


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12 KEMPSHOTT NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING Hello again everybody, These past few weeks have seen a rise in Anti Social Behaviour. I would yet again ask ALL parents to ensure that they know where their children are and what they are doing, particularly mid to late evening time, so I suspect they are teenagers. Are any food items mysteriously disappearing from your fridge or cupboards, or do your children take food out of the house with them, as these types of items are being used against properties in and around Kempshott causing a real nuisance and a mess which the householder then has to clean up. Please can parents keep an eye out for their children returning home, maybe with their clothes/hands/face stained from food items. If so, they may be the ones I need to speak to about this matter! If anyone has their suspicions as to who these youths may be, you can call 101 and ask to speak to me in confidence, or you can call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 in confidence. With the summer months yet to come, I would like to resolve this matter before it gets out of hand. On a lighter note, there are numerous fun activities planned in the coming months around the local area, amongst other things, to celebrate the Olympic year and the Diamond Jubilee. I will be coming along to as many of these as I can, and we will try and run a ‘crime prevention’ stand at some, so keep a lookout for me and say hello as I would like to meet and chat to as many Kempshott residents as possible, and get their views on any matters of concern they may have. Thank you for reading. P.S. ‘SHEARS COURT’ IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, PLEASE DO NOT PARK THERE WHEN DROPPING-OFF OR COLLECTING YOUR CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL! Regards

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Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert The Anvil, Basingstoke Sat 16 June, 7:45pm Basingstoke's very own symphony orchestra performs a concert of some of the sunniest and most popular classics for a mid-summer's evening. The jubilant Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, written as a thank you to a university for an honorary award is coupled with the ebullient Symphony No.8 by Dvorak, which overflows with warmth and melody and pianist James Lisney plays the most famous piano concerto of them all, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1. The orchestra will be led by Rebecca Totterdell and the conductor is Stephen Scotchmer. Tickets are available from the Anvil Box Office: 01256 844244. £9, £14 & £18; Over 60s £2 off; Under16s & FT students half price. Group discounts available.

NCT Coffee Morning in Kempshott Thursdays 10am-12noon Great news. We have just started an NCT Coffee Morning in Kempshott. NCT stands for the National Childbirth Trust and is the UK’s largest charity for parents. Coffee Mornings are normally held on a rota basis at different Mum’s houses each week. They are open to NCT members and non-members. This is a great place to meet other parents/Mums and Mum’s-to-be in your area who have young babies, toddlers, pre-school children etc. Parents from Kempshott and surrounding areas (e.g. Gabriel Park, Hatch Warren etc) are particularly welcome but the Coffee Morning is of course open to all. It’s free – but the NCT appreciates a donation of 50p. Please contact Gabi for details on where the meetings take place each Thursday: Gabi Durrant, 23 Mallard Close, RG22 5JP 07887 610 129 01256 352 648 For further information on the NCT please visit:

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Rosina Brandham came to speak to us in April and gave a talk on Sir Joseph Paxton and his involvement with The Great Exhibition of 1851. What has this to do with horticulture I hear you ask. Well this was the second talk about Paxton that Rosina has given us (Paxton’s early years as Head Gardener at Chatsworth House were covered in a talk in 2010) and was to close the picture on a very eminent gardener. However, during the talk it turned out that Paxton’s design for the building to house the exhibition was very much to do with horticulture as it had been influenced by the internal leaf structure the giant Amazonian Lily which he had first seen in 1846.

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In that year Paxton was given some seeds of the lily by Kew Gardens and then convinced his employer, the Duke of Devonshire, to allow him to build a new greenhouse specifically for growing them. The lilies grew and were so large and strong (the leaves being 4ft wide and the flowers 1ft wide) that to the amazement of onlookers Paxton stood his 7 year old daughter on one of the leaves. Rosina showed the group a lovely picture depicting this scene, a little girl in ringlets and Victorian dress stood in the middle of a lily pad watched by her father and others. Paxton went on from Chatsworth to many other ventures including designing the first truly public park in Birkenhead (a design later copied for Central Park, New York) and surveying for railway companies. It was during a meeting of railway directors that Paxton first jotted down a design for the exhibition building onto a piece of blotting paper, which is now on display at the V&A Museum. Alas the competition for the design of the building had already been closed. However, when shown the Paxton design the London press (and thus popular opinion), Prince Albert and the chair of the exhibition committee (who just happened to be his employer’s nephew) preferred it. Thus with a bit of jiggery pokery the exhibition committee gave the go ahead and the design was changed to Paxton’s one. Rosina gave us some fantastic facts about the building itself which was built in Hyde Park and covered 18 acres with a structure built of iron and glass panels. It’s drainage system channelled rain down the centre of the building columns and out the bottom of the building into the Serpentine. As the construction got underway the building became quite a spectacle and there was a need to control onlookers, so for the first time in construction history a safety fence was put up around the site and people were charged to enter and view the build. This entrance money was then used as a fund to compensate those workers and their families that were injured or killed in the construction. Finally the fence itself was recycled and used as the floor for the building. How very health and safety and environmentally conscious those Victorians were! The original design did not include an arch on the top, however this had to be put in after Parliament were convinced to place the first ever tree preservation order on some elms that were in the park. Again Rosina showed us some beautiful pictures depicting these, including Queen Victoria opening the exhibition with the elm trees shown clearly. The exhibition brought about many other firsts including the first portable toilets – yes, some made by Thomas Crapper! and the first turnstile to control an entrance way. The exhibition was a great success. On the opening day it had rained early in the morning but as Queen Victoria opened it the sun came out which gave rise to the famous name for the building that was first used by a Punch Magazine reporter as he described the building as looking like a ‘crystal palace’ with the rain drops shining in the sun. Over the 6 months that it was open (May-Oct) the exhibition had 6 million visitors, a third of the UK population at the time. The entrance fees were used to purchase land in South Kensington where the national museums were built and still remain today. A few days after the exhibition closed Paxton and the other board members were knighted by Queen Victoria at Windsor. Over the next two years Crystal Palace was then moved to its permanent site at Sydenham where it was used as a visitor attraction up until 1936 when it was sadly burnt down. Rosina said that usually when she gives the talk someone in the audience can remember the palace being burned down and true enough one of our members said that as a child he could remember seeing the glow in the sky in the distance and Rosina confirmed that the fire could be seen from approximately 50 miles away. What a truly Great Exhibition. Basingstoke Horticultural Society meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month, at Kempshott Village Hall, plenty of parking, a friendly group, tea/coffee and biscuits at the interval. The next meeting will be on 18th June when Kelvin Mason from Sparsholt will be giving a demonstration and talk on Simple Propagation.

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14 Basingstoke Amateur Winemakers Our first meeting for April was a wine tasting of 6 wines from Chile put on by 3 of our members, they chose some excellent wines at very reasonable prices. The second meeting for April was a visit from Adam Komrower at Andwell Brewery , he gave a very interesting talk on how he got into brewing and how it is made, he also bought along 4 beers for us to sample. We kicked off May with a Race Night organised by the committee, at 20p a stake nobody got very rich. But everyone enjoyed the evening. We have Malcolm Wells from Canine Partners coming to give us a talk on 25th May , which looks to be an interesting evening. Our meeting on 8th June is a Wine Call My Bluff put on by 3 of our members to test your knowledge of what the wine is. 23rd of June is our only dance of the year which is a Barn Dance and Fri 22nd we have a B.B.Q. at the barn after all the hard work has been done getting the barn ready for Saturday. If you are interested in joining , new members are always welcome, to find out more please contact Bob and Jill Hale 01256 355967 or Roy and Julie Reynolds 01256 328312

BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP May 2nd and Tony Strafford, dressed in his uniform of ‘Yeoman of the Guard’ gave another well presented talk called ‘Ladies of the Tower’. We heard lesser known stories of the Tudor ladies who came to gruesome ends at the stake, of Elizabeth 1 who was ‘the one that got away’ to become a most successful monarch.. Another interesting point was about Eleanor of Castile, beloved wife of Edward 1, who, after she died, her coffin was carried down from the north and a cross was placed everywhere the procession stopped. The only one still standing is at Waltham Cross but the most famous has been beautifully recreated and stands at Charing Cross station – worth a visit if you are up that way. Next Outings 19th June - Thames Boat trip from Henley 11th July - Nymans House and Gardens (National Trust). Please contact Kate on 01256 328791 19th – 23rd November Tinsel and Turkey break at Eastbourne. Please contact Connie 01256 781 261 All retired civil servants and their partners are welcome at our meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am at Brookvale Village Hall, Lower Brook St. Basingstoke. Coffee and tea are available. .

Joyce Neville Tel. 01256 357932

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Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Sunday 8th July The Basingstoke Festival of Choirs has been formed to promote and support choral singing in the Basingstoke area. Ten of the choirs (Basing Singers, Basingstoke Choral Society, Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir, Basingstoke Ladies Choir, Basingstoke Male Voice Choir, Hurst Singers, Kingsclere Singers, Overton Choral Society, Steventon Singers,Tadley Singers) along with St Mary’s CE Junior School Choir and Boys’ Choir, will join forces in a chorus of over 400 voices on Sunday 8th July at 7pm in the Anvil to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. They will be accompanied by Hannington Band, with Paul Wright on the organ, and the guest soloist will be Theresa Lunn. The programme will include a selection of great British music from the last sixty years and beyond. Alongside Coronation favourites such as ‘Zadok The Priest’, Parry’s ‘I Was Glad’ and Walton’s great ceremonial march ‘Crown Imperial’, will be more-contemporary classics from the likes of Lennon & McCartney, Elton John and Bob Chilcott, all culminating in a rousing patriotic ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale. So book early to avoid disappointment and help us raise the roof in celebration. Tickets are available from the Anvil Box Office 01256 844244 at £12 adults; £10 concessions; £6 school-age children



FLT are LT IanaBruce Basingstoke Squadron Air Training Corps uniformed youth organisation parented by the RAF. All the Members of the Civ Com would like to congratulate Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Ian Bruce on his

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exercise at rugby, J Sainsbury‟s in Hatch Warren. It wasand a fun filled day and thanks to all their efforts, we Our sporting activities include hockey, netball, football, athletics swimming. Personal development, managed to raise a staggering £1,124.50. This will keep the minibus on the road for another year. teamwork and the chance to make newThefriends experience things. comments and from customers regardingnew the Cadets‟ appearance and politeness were warming to my

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heart, well done All involved. AGM more information please email; for £10 a month!!!! For Our AGM is due to be held on 3rd May at Sqn HQ at 1900 hours. All parents and relatives are welcome, there will be some light refreshments available and parking is available at the top of Sarum Hill for just £1.00.Residents’ If you are interested in any of the positions the Civ Com, please contact me for a nomination Kempshott & District Association at paper but we will be looking for a Secretary to take over from Mrs Anne Lee, who needs a break to




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Wildlife Wildlife and and Conservation Conservation News News for for June June Kempshott Kempshott Kempshott ConservationGroup Group Conservation Conservation Group WildFlowers Flowerson onDown DownGrange GrangeMeadow Meadow Wild Wild Flowers on Down Grange Meadow Wehave havebeen beenplanting plantingand andseeding seedingwild wildflowers flowersinin inthe theMeadow Meadow We We have been planting and seeding wild flowers the Meadow for the last four years. Just how long it takes for nature to for for the the last last four four years. years. Just Just how how long long itit takes takes for for nature nature to to get its act together was brought home during a walk around get get its its act act together together was was brought brought home home during during aa walk walk around around thesite sitelast lastmonth monthwhen whenwe wespotted spottedthe thefirst firstbatch batchof ofwild wild the the site last month when we spotted the first batch of wild Bluebells planted in November 2009. Who knows, with any luck Bluebells Bluebellsplanted plantedininNovember November2009. 2009. Who Whoknows, knows,with withany anyluck luck nextyear yearwe wemay maysee seethe theWood WoodAnemones Anemonesthat thatwere wereplanted planted next next year we may see the Wood Anemones that were planted atthe thesame sametime. time. at at the same time. Thereason reasonfor forall allthis thisplanting plantingand andseeding seedingisis isto toincrease increasethe the The The reason for all this planting and seeding to increase the quantities and diversity of insects that form the bottom of the quantities quantitiesand anddiversity diversityof ofinsects insectsthat thatform formthe thebottom bottomof ofthe the food chain chain and and provide provide food food for for birds birds and and others. others. Bird Bird food food chain and provide food for birds and others. Bird distributedseed seedisis isnow nowbecoming becomingevident evidentas aswe wehave havefound foundone one distributed distributed seed now becoming evident as we have found one or two cowslips that were not seeded by us. This bodes well or or two two cowslips cowslips that that were were not not seeded seeded by by us. us. This This bodes bodes well well forthe thefuture futureas aswe wehave haveaaacouple coupleof ofcowslip cowsliphotspots hotspotsthat that for for the future as we have couple of cowslip hotspots that mayprovide provideaaasource sourcefor fornatural naturalseed seeddistribution. distribution. may may provide source for natural seed distribution. You can can never never predict predict what what nature nature will will do do inin in the the face face of of You You can never predict what nature will do the face of adversity. Despite Despitethe thewet wetApril, April,it‛s it‛sbeen beenaaapoor pooryear yearfor for adversity. adversity. Despite the wet April, it‛s been poor year for Lady‛sSmock, Smock,aaaflower flowerthat thatlikes likesdamp dampconditions. conditions. This Thiswas was Lady‛s Lady‛s Smock, flower that likes damp conditions. This was probablydue dueto tothe thedry dryand andwarm warmconditions conditionsinin inMarch. March. 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Species Speciessuch suchas asWild Wild of of plant species will change over time. Species such as Wild Carrot and Ox-eye Daisy will dominate for a few more years. Carrot Carrot and and Ox-eye Ox-eye Daisy Daisy will will dominate dominate for for aa few few more more years. years. Theseshould, should,however, however,gradually graduallydecline declineas asother otherspecies speciessuch such These These should, however, gradually decline as other species such as St John‛s Wort and Marjoram take over. These areas may as as St St John‛s John‛s Wort Wort and and Marjoram Marjoram take take over. over. These These areas areas may may take as much as ten years or so to stabilise their plant take take as as much much as as ten ten years years or or so so to to stabilise stabilise their their plant plant populations. populations. populations. 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Lastmonth monthwe wedrew drewattention attentionto topreserving preservingour ourfew fewEnglish English Last Last month we drew attention to preserving our few English Bluebells. In April we built another rustic fence to protect our Bluebells. Bluebells.In InApril Aprilwe webuilt built another anotherrustic rustic fence fenceto toprotect protect our our few Wood Anemones. We also removed a Holly Tree to allow few few Wood Wood Anemones. Anemones. We We also also removed removed aa Holly Holly Tree Tree to to allow allow morelight lightinin into tothe thevicinity vicinity(there (thereare arelots lotsof ofHolly HollyTrees). Trees). more more light to the vicinity (there are lots of Holly Trees). Elsewhereinin inthe thewood woodare aretwo twomore moresemi-ancient semi-ancient woodland woodland Elsewhere Elsewhere the wood are two more semi-ancient woodland plant species of concern, Moschatel and Solomons Seal, The plant plant species species of of concern, concern, Moschatel Moschatel and and Solomons Solomons Seal, Seal, The The Solomons Seal, again just a few plants beside the path, has Solomons Solomons Seal, Seal, again again just just aa few few plants plants beside beside the the path, path, has has survived only because it has the protective root of a tree. The survived survivedonly onlybecause becauseitit has hasthe theprotective protectiveroot root of of aa tree. tree.The The rootthough thoughinhibits inhibitsthe theSolomons SolomonsSeal Sealfrom fromspreading. spreading.The The root root though inhibits the Solomons Seal from spreading. The Moschatel, a small plant with an even smaller flower is now Moschatel, Moschatel, aa small small plant plant with with an an even even smaller smaller flower flower isis now now aaa patch on either side of the footpath. It is clear that this small patch patchon oneither eitherside sideof ofthe thefootpath. footpath.It Itisisclear clearthat thatthis thissmall small population was once one patch with the plants in the middle population population was was once once one one patch patch with with the the plants plants inin the the middle middle worn away away unintentionally unintentionally by by footfall. footfall. We We are are giving giving some some worn worn away unintentionally by footfall. We are giving some thought to how best to protect these. Perhaps with the thought thought to to how how best best to to protect protect these. these. Perhaps Perhaps with with the the support of local people we can re-route the path slightly to support support of of local local people people we we can can re-route re-route the the path path slightly slightly to to allow the plants in the middle to regenerate and form a more allow allow the the plants plants inin the the middle middle to to regenerate regenerate and and form form aa more more sustainablepopulation. population.People Peopledo doask askwhy whywe wecan‛t can‛tsimply simplymove move sustainable sustainable population. People do ask why we can‛t simply move plants elsewhere. Many plants have very precise needs which plants plants elsewhere. elsewhere. Many Many plants plants have have very very precise precise needs needs which which wedo donot notalways alwaysunderstand. understand.It Itisis isbetter betterto tohelp helpthem themexpand expand we we do not always understand. It better to help them expand ifwe wecan canby by improving improving the thelocal local conditions. conditions. It It cannot cannot be be ifif we can by improving the local conditions. It cannot be emphasised enough that these wildflowers are the equivalent emphasised emphasised enough enough that that these these wildflowers wildflowers are are the the equivalent equivalent ofour ourRainforest Rainforestflora floraand andthere thereisis isless lessthan than2.6% 2.6%of ofEngland England of of our Rainforest flora and there less than 2.6% of England where they now exist. Even so they still remain unprotected. where wherethey theynow nowexist. exist.Even Evenso sothey theystill stillremain remainunprotected. unprotected.

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Now the evenings have become lighter why not join one of the many health walks that take place across the borough. It is recommended that we take 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a day and brisk walking is an ideal way to do this. Walking has many benefits it can help keep you flexible and improve your balance, reduce high blood pressure, the risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart attacks and strokes. It also instils a general feeling of wellbeing and positive self esteem. To find a walk near you please visit or contact Holly McAuley at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on 01256 845574. Preventing falls and improving bone Health Falls can be a serious problem for older people. It is thought that each year 1 in 3 over 65s living in the community will have a fall, often resulting in serious consequences both physically and psychologically. In addition to bruising, factures and in some cases more serious injury, a fall can destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence. Falls Awareness Week this year will take place from Monday 18 to Friday22 June 2012 and the theme is bone health. Age Concern and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will be holding a falls prevention and bone health themed coffee morning at Church Cottage, behind St Michael’s Church in the town centre on Wednesday 20 June from 10.30am to 1pm. Visitors can have a coffee and a chat and find out about how improving the health of bones can help to prevent falls and fractures. You can Change for Life Small changes to your daily routine can make a big change to your health. For some great advice and ideas on how to ‘Eat well, Move more, Live Longer’, visit Submitted by Basingstoke and Deane Health and Wellbeing Partnership – Making connections to improve health

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The older children making progress in their TopIn Markers sessions, during part inare who couldgood go the slowest races. scooter training the which we are preparing them for school with lots of fun numeracy and literacy children learnt where to position themselves on the pavement, activities. We have also introduced school uniform to the safe dressing box which they enjoy with. howitems to keep anduphad fun gliding and experimenting weaving between cones.

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19 Changes to Income Support for single parents Income Support is a benefit for people with no income or a very low income. Up to now, you could get Income Support if you’re a single parent and your child is under seven years old. This is changing. From 21 May, you can only continue getting Income Support if you’re a single parent and your child is under five years old. This will also mean you won’t be able to make a new claim for Income Support if your child turns five after that date. If you’re a single parent under 18, you’ll still able to claim Income Support regardless of how old your child is.You may be able to continue getting Income Support for a limited period if you’re in a certain type of full time education or training. You could also continue to get Income Support if, for example, you’re a carer or a foster parent. Otherwise, if you’re claiming Income Support because you’re a single parent and your child is over five, your Income Support will stop sometime between 21 May and 18 November this year.You will need to claim another benefit instead. If you’re looking for work, you can claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). The Jobcentre Plus will write to you to invite you to an interview to explain what’s required. If you’re not able to work because you’re sick, you may able to claim Employment and Support Need further information or Help? Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau, (located within Basingstoke Discovery Centre) can help you with queries you have on budgeting, benefits and debt, relationships, immigration, employment issues, and consumer rights. We operate a drop-in service 10-3.30 Monday to Friday (except Thursday) and Saturday mornings 10-12. The Advice Line telephone number is 0844 245 1283. Online help from Citizens Advice can be found at

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25 …The Kempshott History Group … Have you heard of Waldo’s Charity? It refers to a piece of land to the west of Old Kempshott Lane just south of the Wiltshire Crescent development at Kite Hill. At our May meeting we heard about the historic background to this curiosity – a charity set up by Dame Hannah Waldo in the 1830s to house two agricultural families in Worting on a piece of land called Kidgell Piddle (piddle is a corruption of the medieval word pightle meaning a small piece of land). Nearly two hundred years later the rationale for the charity has long since disappeared but the name lives on in the name for this piece of land. We are compiling our pictorial history of the development of Kempshott for this autumn. If you have any old photographs of the Egg Packing Station, Old Down House, Down Grange House and Farm or any other buildings for the 1920s and 30s we would be most interested. Our next meeting, on Friday 6th July at 2.30 in the VillageHall will hear about Basingstoke Fair, which was held on Basingstoke Down. if you are interested in history we would be delighted if you could join us at that or the future meeting on 7th September. If you are unable to attend but feel you would like to pass on your memories or if you would like to learn more about the group please contact us on 01256 352776 or 01256 470171.

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with demand for their services growing on a daily basis, Hilary Wells, Branch year members receive quarterly and access to two care Cats Co-ordinator saysait is vital they newsletter find homes for thefree cats currently in their so they can Spring continueFair to provide an effective welfare Allen service. r year; the Tadley being held at Thecat Ambrose Centre on 24th eham Christmas Fair proud at TheofChineham Village Hall in November. “We are very what we have achieved in the last 21 years but there

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So how can we speed up the access? can be mechanical createmove a bottleneck solution to create a mechanical diskAsstill hasseen to above, spin around anddrives the arm to getsotothethe rightwas location. rotation. disk that had no moving parts. These drives are called Solid State Drives - or SSDs. An SSD is quite simple. It is essentially a But while this speeds up Access loading time there's still one big issue - the Seek Time. As the drive is mechanical the disk still has to Super Fast File collection of flash memory devices packaged up to look like a normal hard drive. spin around and the arm move to get to the right location.

So how can we speed up access? As can be seen above, mechanical drives create a bottleneck so the solution was to

The significant advantage is the huge drop in seek times. The seek time on an SSD is typically around 0.1ms. That's 99% faster Super Fast File Access create a disk that had no moving parts. These drives are called Solid State Drives - or SSDs. An SSD is quite simple. It is than a normal hard drive. As there's no mechanical movement the seek times remain consistent wherever the files are stored.

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in less than 20drop seconds. from a cold start. The significant advantage is the huge in seekThat's The seek on an SSD is typically around 0.1ms. That's 99% faster faster than a normal hard drive. Astimes. there's notime mechanical movement the seek times remain than a normal hard drive. As there's no mechanical movement the seek times remain consistent wherever the files are stored. The Disadvantages files are stored. no noise from the drive either. And of course there's noAnd noise of fromcourse the drive there's either.

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required to create a useful size drive has pushed the price beyond reason. The second problem is capacity. The capacity so if they're too large people will not buy them.

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news is the price is coming down. You can now get a 128GB drive for around £90. This might not seem like good value because for the same price you can get 1TB, 8 times the capacity but for those requiring shear speed it's a no-brainer.

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36 A Father’s Heart… By the time you read this article we will be well into a month of celebrations and gatherings. Some will be local community celebrations such as street parties, fun days, church fetes – ours is on June 16th! – and sports days. Some will be national, such as the Queen’s Jubilee, when we will join to corporately recognise and honour the Queen for her many years of faithful service to the country. And other celebrations will be international. Although Father’s Day is not based on a religious or ancient foundation, it is a truly international event, being celebrated by ourselves and 73 other countries on June 17th this year. Father’s Day was created by Sonora Smart Dodd over 100 years ago, who wanted to recognise the importance of the role of Fathers and ‘Father figures’ in our communities. Her own father was a war veteran who brought up his six children single-handed, and she was proud of his achievement. As always in our media-driven culture, it is so often the case that we only tend to focus on those Fathers who are absent or negligent… and we know all too well the damage that can be done in such circumstances. However, so many Fathers and Father-figures go unrecognised, yet day by day are faithfully and quietly fulfilling their roles as loving and caring Dads. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to acknowledge them and thank them. One of Jesus’ most well-known stories is that of the Prodigal Son, where the youngest son of the family has taken his inheritance early and squandered it on useless things, only to return home penniless and ashamed. In this story, Jesus is illustrating what God the Father is like, and so when the son comes into view, we realise that the father has been watching each day for his wayward son, and now runs to meet him, taking him in his arms and back into his life. Some of you will remember the Olympics in 1992, when Derek Redmond pulled a hamstring during his 400m race. As he struggled to his feet, his father Jim fought his way onto the track… when it became clear that Derek wanted to finish the race, his father said "Well then, we're going to finish this together." And they did, the Father willing, and nearly carrying, his son to the end. Watching this incredibly moving moment again on YouTube, I am reminded of Jesus’ story, of God our Father, who watches for us, who sometimes sees us fall and struggle to get up, but ultimately whose nature is to run to meet us, to put his arms around us to support us and to carry us home.

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