A DATE for your diary for people in the Cheriton area.

The parish council is organising a big picnic to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.

The event will be on Sunday May 7 at the village recreation ground. More details to follow.

THE Farming Community Network is holding a couple of fund-raising breakfasts, one in Cheriton this morning.

The two social events aim to highlight the support available to the farming community.

Today event is at the Flower Pots in Cheriton when Bacon and sausage butties were on offer. There was also a raffle to local meat and produce.

Next week a similar event is due to be held at the Burley Inn, The Cross Burley, BH24 4AB. Tickets are £12.50 and it starts at 8.30am. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on the work of the Farming Community Network contact Sally Field on 07702 563385.

THE next Open Day for the Eel House, Norman Bridge and Museum in Alresford will be Easter Monday April 10, says Alresford Town Trust.

ALRESFORD Town Council has thanked members of the public who took part in the annual litter pick around the town on Saturday March 4.

In a Facebook post, it said: "A huge Thank You to our wonderful litter pickers who braved the very chilly weather on Saturday morning and collected many bags of litter - particularly from those hard to reach undergrowth areas. You're all brilliant!!"

ADVANCE notice of the return of one of Alresford’s annual events.
The Rotary 10k race will be held on June 18, starting from Arlebury Park and heading down West Street and Broad Street, taking in the surrounding countryside before finishing back at Arlebury Park.
There will be a children’s fun run for those aged up to 11 years old before the start of the 10K race. Money raised from the fun runs will go to Sun Hill Junior School.

THE town council in Alresford is to spend money on upgrading its playground  timber trail.
The council minutes state that the annual play inspections conducted across Council playgrounds in 2021 and 2022, identified that the timber trail at Arlebury Park playground is a ‘moderate risk’ due to rot throughout the trail.
A council sub-committee reviewed quotes and designs from three playground companies for replacing the timber trail with similar pieces of equipment.
The committee resolves to recommend to council that PlaySafe playgrounds is selected to provide a timber trail at Arlebury Park playground at a cost of up to £8,529, and that their two designs are put out to consultation for the public to select their preferred option.
ALRESFORD civic chiefs have bought a thermal imaging camera to help residents identify heat loss in their homes.
The aim is that the camera will help residents reduce their carbon emissions and winter fuel bills.
The council has donated the camera to New Leaf Alresford, who will administer the free loan scheme.
The camera will show heat loss and encourage ways to tackle it such as insulation, draught excluders, radiator reflectors, thermal curtains, double or triple glazing.
The organisers hope people will share their images including ‘before and after’ shots.

A presentation was given to the public at the annual assembly on March 6.

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