THE Brocante market returns to Broad Street in Alresford on Sunday September 24 between 9.30am-3.30pm. It is a French-style flea market offering antiques and vintage things.
THE annual Alresford fireworks display is approaching. It will be held on Friday November 3 with the traditional torchlit procession from Broad Street at 7pm before the bonfire and fireworks at Arlebury Park at 7.45pm. Tickets will be available online from October 1.
ALRESFORD’s riverside footpath is currently closed for repairs.
Hampshire County Council has commissioned works to repair the path that leads from The Dean to Ladywell Lane.
Work started on August 29 and are programmed to continue until mid to late October.
The contractor’s compound will be sited in the nearby recreation ground and the footpaths emanating from The Dean will be subject to closures to facilitate the works.
The works will consist of repair and replacement of the failing bank revetment and the raising of the path height by approximately 100mm, to help avoid flooding during the periods of high-water levels. Native species planting will be incorporated into the bank repair to soften the existing hard revetment and increase the biodiversity of river.
OVER the summer things have been happening in the world of planning in Alresford. On August 10 the city council announced a revision to the Local Development Scheme and the outline of work to achieve it.
The New Alresford Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Group has discussed this revision and agreed to continue community engagement.
The group will continue research on the things that local people have told them that they feel are important.
The Advisory Group meets quarterly to complete the components of the Town Plan that are achievable and align with the evolving Winchester District Local Plan. The next meeting will be November 13.
THE Alresford minibus is seeking more volunteer drivers.
Stalwarts Ray Hedger and Margot Power have retired and although volunteers have come forward the New Alresford Town Trust is always looking for more. Email
ADVANCE notice of the Apple Day community event in Alresford in October.
St John’s Church is organising the celebration of the apple on Saturday October 7.
THE next Alresford Artisan Craft Show will be at the town community centre on Saturday October 7, from 10am to 4.30pm. The schedule of shows for the rest of the year is October 21, November 4, November 18 and December 9.
THE Alresford Historical and Literary Society has two more scheduled talks this year.
On October 18 Liz Kavanagh will talk about her book Doing Time - 175 years of Winchester Prison. On November 15 Barrie Lee will speak on George Wither, the English Civil war writer jailed four times by both sides.
The society holds monthly meetings in the Methodist Church, Jacklyns Lane, SO24 9JJ. Meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday, and it is not necessary to be a member to attend – visitors are welcome at the door for just £3.
Selected topics give an insight into the influence that the political, social and industrial heritage has had on the town and Hampshire. It also organise occasional group visits to interesting places, continue to produce new publications and sponsor memorials.
Annual membership (January 1 - December 31) is £10. For more information email
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