A FIREWORKS display is coming to Colden Common.
The event, which includes a bonfire, will be held at Colden Common Park, in Boyes Lane, on Saturday, November 4. 
It will be organised by 9th Winchester Scouts. 
A statement from Colden Common Parish Council said: “Councillors held a lengthy discussion on this matter, carefully considering the welfare of the horses on Boyes Lane, the effect on those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic pets and the community benefit of such an event. 
“It was a difficult decision for councillors, but on balance the council resolved to approve permission. This decision was made so that the stables on Boyes Lane, those with PTSD and owners of domestic pets nearby will have an opportunity to plan for a firework display at a set date and time known in advance. 
“It is hoped that a benefit of having one affordable community event for the village will limit the use of private firework displays.” 
For tickets, visit tickettailor.com/events/9thwinchesterscouts/1015172. 

COLDEN Common Community Transport is looking for more volunteer drivers. 
They operate shopping trips to local supermarkets on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
For more details, contact Dave Walton on 01962 712986. 

TWYFORD Playgroup’s Christmas Wreath Workshops are fast approaching. 
The events will be held on Sunday, December 3, starting at 2pm and 7pm. 

A FIRST responder will be speaking at an event in Colden Common. 
The latest in the Colden Common Talks With series, will have Peter Rockhill speaking on Wednesday November 8, at 7pm. 
The free event, at the community centre, will be an opportunity to find out how to help people in an emergency situation, assessing for consciousness, 'Hands only CPR' and how to use a defibrillator.
He will also be talking about what he does as a first responder. 

A MURDER mystery event is coming to Twyford at the start of December. 
It will be held at Twyford Village Hall on Saturday, December 2. 
There will be a three course meal, with the acting between the courses. 
The event is raising money for Wessex Cancer Trust and Foxies Future. 
There will be a bar and a raffle. 
For more details, email isabellehaigh2@gmail.com. 

POPPIES will be on sale in various locations around Colden Common until November 11. 
There will also be a band of willing volunteers selling poppies door to door in many locations throughout the village during this same period as well as outside the post office and Spar. 
For more details, contact janebronk@gmail.com or 07725059717. 

FATHER Christmas will be visiting Twyford at the start of December. 
The Christmas in the Park event will be at the Ballard Close Playing Field on December 2, from 2.30pm-5.30pm. 
There will be a Christmas tree competition, food, drink, mulled wine, carols, music and crafts.  
For more information, visit shop.ballardclose.co.uk/.  

A CHRISTMAS fair is coming to Otterbourne at the end of November.  
The St Matthew's Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 25 at Otterbourne Village Hall, from 12pm-3pm. 
Entry costs £1, with children free. 
The fair will have local crafts, gifts, children's stalls, refreshments, Santa's grotto and a hamper raffle.  

A QUIZ night is coming to Owslebury. 
The event will be held at Owslebury School on November 25, starting at 7pm.  
It's being organised by the Friends of Owslebury School. 
Tickets cost £5 per person or £40 for a table of eight. 
For more details, call 07827 291407 or email friendsofowslebury@gmail.com.