Covering: Twyford, Colden Common, Owslebury, Compton, Otterbourne and Hursley

Twyford man to host fundraising charity concert

Hampshire Chronicle: Folk singer songwriter Darren Black, who lives in the village near Winchester, will play at Twyford Village Hall in June

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A TWYFORD man is set to host a charity concert to help fund life-saving equipment at a nearby hospital.

Hampshire village says it will not be affected by airport expansion

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11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OWSLEBURY village representatives have confirmed plans to expand a small airport in Hampshire will not affect their way of life.

South Winchester villages news round-up April 17

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8:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PARISH councillors in Colden Common have decided to take over the maintenance of a public footpath in order to have it restored.

Colden Common road works finally completed following months of disruption

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3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ROAD works which saw a rural village near Winchester come to a standstill earlier this year have now been completed.

Burial space at an Owslebury church could run out in next five years

Hampshire Chronicle: Burial space at St Andrew's Church is running out.

PARISH councillors near Winchester have been forced to set up an advisory committee after concerns were raised about the village running out of burial ground.

Main road in Owslebury to close for communication works

Hampshire Chronicle: Major delays near Newhaven as A259 closed following crash

4:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A MAIN road in Owslebury will be closed as vital road works are carried out to improve communications in the village.

Winchester villages could be used as rat-run for controversial summer festival

Hampshire Chronicle: Organisers look to increase BoomTown festival’s capacity by two-thirds

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS to use Winchester villages as rat-runs during a summer festival have emerged which locals have described “desperately unsafe”.

Colden Common to launch new awards scheme inspired by Mayor of Winchester

Hampshire Chronicle: Cllr Ernie Jeffs and Kevin Holland

9:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS near Winchester could be about to take part in a new award inspired by this year’s Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.

Colden Common Parish Council take over footpath maintenance

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3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

PARISH councillors in Colden Common have decided to take over the maintenance of a public footpath in order to have it restored.

South Winchester villages news round-up April 10

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12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CYCLISTS are due to set off from a starting point in Owslebury in a race commemorating a former Southampton University student. James Atherton, a PhD student, was part of a group of five cyclists when he suddenly veered into the front of a Volkswagen Golf travelling the other way on a narrow New Forest lane in January last year.

Compton and Shawford residents celebrate the unveiling of new multi-use games area

Hampshire Chronicle: Children from the nearby schools and their parents joined with parish councillors and MP Steve Brine for the inauguration at the site

5:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Compton and Shawford will no longer be confined to a simple kick-a-bout in the park on a Sunday afternoon.

Marwell Hotel staff take on swimming challenge to raise money for charity

Hampshire Chronicle: Fitness fanatics Danny Harfield, 22, and Giles Cresswell, 18, raised £264.11 for the charity

9:36am Wednesday 9th April 2014

INSPIRED by Davina McCall’s Sport Relief challenge, staff at Marwell Hotel Leisure Club have taken on a challenge of their own.

Colden Common children celebrate the opening of a new garden and play area

Hampshire Chronicle: Colden Common children celebrate the opening of a new garden and play area

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CHILDREN in Colden Common have celebrated the unveiling of the new community garden with a day of Easter fancy-dress.

South Winchester villages news round-up April 3

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12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A SPECIALIST exhibition commemorating World War One is to take place in Owslebury during the summer. On Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, the Owslebury Parish Council will host an exhibition featuring photographs, diaries, articles and artefacts provided by local residents.

Hundreds of homes plunged into darkness

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10:29am Tuesday 1st April 2014

HUNDREDS of residents in the Meon Valley were without electricity last night.

Police hunt bag snatcher in Wickham

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10:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

POLICE are hunting a thief who stole a handbag in Wickham.

Twyford school children record CD commemorating WWI

Hampshire Chronicle: Some of the school seniors rehearsed for three hours ahead of the recording

1:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

SCHOOL children in Twyford have been working hard to perfect their harmonies to record a CD commemorating World War One.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 20

10:02am Saturday 22nd March 2014

RESIDENTS in Colden Common are being asked to take part in an event to mark the anniversaries of both world wars. Similar to previous sing-alongs such as the Hampshire Sings event, Pack Up Your Troubles aims to mark the anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Owslebury woman set to take on the world with new sailing business

Hampshire Chronicle: Rachael Sprot and her mother Miranda, photo by Gordon Mucklow

12:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FOR many of us the idea of rigging masts and manning the helm in freezing conditions might not be our idea of a holiday.

Drainage works due to start could mean more disruption for Colden Common

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8:56am Tuesday 18th March 2014

DRAINAGE works are due to begin in Colden Common which will see a major through-road closed for nearly two weeks.

Otterbourne family receives final send-off ahead of daughter's surgery

Hampshire Chronicle: Tony Taylor with Jemima

8:56am Monday 17th March 2014

FRIENDS and family of the Otterbourne family who have left for their daughter’s much-needed spinal surgery have wished them bon voyage.

Villagers welcome solar farm plans near Winchester

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1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

PLANS to develop a solar farm near Winchester have received a much warmer welcome than similar developments elsewhere in the county.

Colden Common to be hit by even more disruptive roadworks

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2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

ROADWORKS at Colden Common are due to restart after a delay of several weeks caused by the floods.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 13

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10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

COMPTON and Shawford Parish Council are hosting an open evening with the local sports club to discuss options for the playing fields. On March 17, from 7-9pm at the Jubilee Pavilion, residents are invited to talk about possible further improvements to the memorial playing field.

Colden Common scouts wash cars to raise cash for typhoon victims

Hampshire Chronicle: The charity car wash for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

COLDEN Common Scouts were so moved by the plight of people in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan struck that they reacted rapidly with the donation of a ShelterBox.

Hampshire man has legs waxed for charity ahead of mammoth bike ride

Hampshire Chronicle: Roger Walker, of Shawford Road, bared all to a group of ladies at a specially held evening of beauty and laughter

8:53am Thursday 13th March 2014

WHEN a Twyford man decided to have his legs waxed in preparation for an epic charity cycle he didn’t quite know what he was letting himself in for.

Flytipper fined nearly £2,000

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4:33pm Monday 10th March 2014

A RUBBISH tipper caught dumping construction waste illegally in the southern parishes has been fined nearly £2,000.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 6

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2:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to enjoy a spot of classical music when the Twyford Singers concert takes place this weekend. At St Cross Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 9, a rendition of the popular works of Vivaldi and Fauré aims to raise money for Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG), which befriends and supports asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton and Winchester areas. Tickets at £10, £7 for full-time students, and are available from Geoff Settatree. Please call him on 01962 712722 or email gandcsettatree@dsl.pipex.com. Tickets can also be bought from Annie Hibberd by calling 01962 713630.

Thieves steal traffic light batteries in Curdridge

Hampshire Chronicle: Traffic lights have been causing problems for motorists heading north on the A49

9:58am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE village is facing road chaos today after thieves stole the batteries for their traffic lights.

Children in Colden Common to raise money for typhoon victims this Saturday

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6:06pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

CHILDREN in Colden Common are gearing up to raise even more money for the victims of typhoon Haiyan this weekend.

Natural wonder of the world photographed in Owslebury

Hampshire Chronicle: Natural wonder of the world photographed in Owslebury

4:57pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ONE of the seven natural wonders of the world normally only seen in parts of the Arctic Circle could be seen as far south as Essex last Thursday night.

Otterbourne family says thanks as they reach target for daughter's life-changing surgery

Hampshire Chronicle: Andrew Syvret (right), his wife Jo (left) and their family have been battling for months to raise £90,000 for their daughter Jemima (centre)

12:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family who raised over £100,000 for their daughter’s life-changing surgery have said: Thank you.

Man airlifted to hospital after four-car crash in Shedfield

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9:20am Monday 3rd March 2014

A MAN was airlifted to hospital following a four-car crash on Friday (FEB 28).

Twyford playgroup reopens for thankful children

1:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

PARENTS in Twyford have been given a helping hand after the local playgroup re-opened on Monday (February 24).

South Winchester villages news round-up February 27

11:57am Thursday 27th February 2014

THE HAMPSHIRE Parent Carer Network (HPCN) is to host an introductory meeting. On Monday, March 24, from 9.30am-11am at Shawford Parish Hall, parents and carers of a child or young person aged under 25 are welcome to the drop-in session giving people the chance to have a say on family services.

Compton and Shawford choir host Sound of Music workshop

Hampshire Chronicle: Compton and Shawford Festival Choir held a Sound of Music Workshop at the Colden Common Community Centre

1:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

OVER 100 singers joined in Compton and Shawford Festival Choir’s Sound of Music Workshop at Colden Common Community Centre.

South Winchester villages news round-up February 20

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12:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

THE COLDEN Common group set up to inform parishioners about the progress of Winchester City Council’s development plans will be assessing the development strategy for the last time. Commonview proposed a strategy to meet the housing target set out in the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 (Joint Core Strategy).

Winchester flooding: latest

Hampshire Chronicle: Naval ratings healping out in North walls

4:50pm Saturday 15th February 2014

WE are now in unknown territory. That's the message coming out of Winchester, with Environment Agency officers calling the situation 'critical'.

Community pulls together to tackle 'flash floods' in Sutton Scotney

Hampshire Chronicle: Troops arrive to help the villagers. To the left can be seen parish clerk, Sue Hedges, whose efforts have been praised by residents.

3:30pm Friday 14th February 2014

RESIDENTS in a Hampshire village have described the “flash floods” that swept through their homes.

Winchester continues to battle on against stormy weather

Hampshire Chronicle: Firemen from across Hampshire put a metal barrier up in Park Avenue last night to hold back the water

2:06pm Friday 14th February 2014

WINCHESTER doesn’t seem to be out of the water yet despite flood waters dropping by a clear foot overnight.

Extra car parking at Wickham and Bishop's Waltham

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4:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

PARKING problems look set to be eased after civic chiefs agreed to extend spaces across the Winchester district.

South Winchester villages news round-up February 13

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11:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

RESIDENTS in Colden Common are needed to come forward to assess potential amendments to ongoing development plans. In September, the local group known as Commonview proposed a develop¬ ment strategy to meet the housing target set out by the city council as part of Local Plan part one.

Flooding in Hampshire could last for months

Hampshire Chronicle: Flooding in Hazeley Road, Twyford yesterday

10:47am Wednesday 12th February 2014

THIS is just the start.

Forty days of flooding for Hampshire village

Hampshire Chronicle: Residents in Hambledon preparing for further flood risks. Picture credit: Chris Dixon

5:10pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

IT’S BEEN forty days and forty nights of extreme flooding for the worst flood-affected village in Hampshire.

Cemetery receives £2,000 grant for new facilities

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A CEMETERY in Bishop’s Waltham has secured a grant of £2,000.

Winchester residents put on high alert amid fears of rising water levels

Hampshire Chronicle: Winchester residents put on high alert amid fears of rising water levels

11:28am Saturday 8th February 2014

RESIDENTS in Winchester and the surrounding villages should do all they can to prepare for even more wet weather over the weekend.

South Winchester villages news round-up February 6

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1:22pm Thursday 6th February 2014

WORK has begun to widen a public footpath in Colden Common. The pathway, which starts at the Rimjhim restaurant on the B3354 and heads towards Twyford, will be widened and resurfaced by Rocon contractors.

Police reopen murder enquiry for man who disappeared on route to Bishop's Waltham

Hampshire Chronicle: Kevin John Palmer

4:32pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A FIFTEEN year old Hampshire murder mystery has flared back into life.

Hampshire people donate over £50k to help Otterbourne girl realise her dreams

Hampshire Chronicle: Front from left: mum Jo, Jemima, dad Andrew and brothers Freddy and Oliver. Back row from left: Annabel Stewart, Paul Hendy, Norman Hendy and Sumiaya Owen.

1:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A LITTLE girl from Otterbourne is closer than ever to a life-changing operation that will help her to walk on her own for the first time.

Village welcomes boost in battle against litter

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3:05pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

THE battle against litter in a village near Winchester is about to be boosted after two new bins were provided by the local supermarket.



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