TWYFORD Waterworks has its next open day on Sunday July 2. 
A waterworks spokesman said: “Discover how the drinking water that's piped to all our homes has been pumped from deep within the Hampshire Downs for over 120 years.  Watch the machinery once used to do this in action and learn about its history. 
“Come and enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of a working Edwardian Waterworks.” 
Visitors will be able to see the Hathorn Davey steam pumping engine at work utilising steam from the Babcock and Wilcox boiler. 
Large Ruston diesel pumping engines with one running at various times during the day. The 1895 Crossley gas engine and other smaller pumps in operation. 
Lime Kilns and water softening works, including the hydraulic (water powered) engines working. 
The tea room will be serving a variety of light refreshments alongside a BBQ. 
For further information visit 

TWYFORD Playgroup Fundraising Committee is organising a Village Games event. 
It will be held on Sunday July 2 at Hunter Park, from 1.30pm-4.30pm. 
It promises to be a fun afternoon with food, the Bugle Bar and more. 
There will also be Jude's ice cream, Indian street food, German sausage stand and raffle prizes. 
A suggested £10 donation per family will go to Twyford Playgroup. 

A SCHOOL in Compton is holding its summer fayre next month. 
Shepherds Down is hosting the event for the first time in four years. 
It will be held on July 8 from 12pm-3pm. There will be a range of activities such as games, raffles, ice cream, a BBQ, balloon festival and more. 

LOOKING ahead, Colden Common Pre-School has announced the date of its scarecrow festival. 
A post on the pre-school Facebook page said: “Our popular annual community event returns. Join us for a scarecrow hunt around Colden Common. With tasty chocolate treat (allergy alternatives available), wonderful arts and crafts and fab raffle prizes. Great family fun for all ages, with riddles to solve for older children. Everyone is invited. Make a date in your diary - Sunday October 8, drop-in 10am-3pm. Spread the word. 
“£5 per child. Price includes entry to the trail and prize, entry to the arts and crafts and colouring competitions and a drink and a biscuit. 
“Hot drinks will be served in stoneware cups. If you would like to purchase a drink to take away with you, please bring your own reusable mug.” 

THE Ballard Close camp out will be held on Saturday July 8. 
There will be music, food and dancing ,but no fires or portable BBQs. 
The events starts at 3pm. 
Ballard Close is the recreation ground located next to Twyford St Mary’s Primary school.  The grounds are held in trust specifically for the use of young children. 
To book a place at the Big Ballard Camp Out, visit 

MOTORBIKE racing is coming to Owslebury. 
The event will be held at Whaddon Farm on Sunday July 23. 
Grasstrack racing takes place on an oval circuit on motorcycle machines designed to withstand the punishment faced by racing at breakneck speed across grass, dirt, stones and bumps. 
Entry to the venue will be £15 for adults, £13 for concession and under 16's can enter for free. 
For anyone wishing to camp, there will be free weekend camping available from 12pm July 22 - 12pm July 24. 
For more details, visit 

THE Twyford Locality Festival will be held in September. 
The event, which features a wide-range music and entertainment, is on September 2 at Hazeley Fields. 
For more details, visit