THE Friends of St. Andrew’s Christmas Bazaar will take place on Saturday December 9, 2pm- 4 pm in Kilmeston Village Hall.
Go along and buy some Christmassy items, cakes, holly, mistletoe and have a cup of tea and some mincepies.
There will be a raffle and tombola too. Everyone welcome. For donations and more information, contact Rachel 01962 771998, Jane 771116 or Maureen 771910.
LLOYDS has closed its West Street bank branch in Alresford.
As reported, it shut for the last time on Monday, leaving just Nationwide offering bank services in the town.
Local MP Steve Brine commented: “Lloyds maintain this branch has one of the smallest footfalls in the network so it was always a matter of time.
“I remain in touch with the bank - because they own the freehold - as clearly there are implications for the town of such a large commercial property (three storeys) sitting empty.”
Mr Brine has been talking to LINK about a banking hub in the town or a cash machine but says that is unlikely as Lloyds is not the last bank in the town and there is a cash machine in the Co-op as well as the Nationwide branch, also on West Street.
He added: “I am due to meet shortly with the Co-op and their relationship managers for our area - just to satisfy myself on behalf of constituents - that counter services remain where they should be and access to the (now only) ATM in town is secure.”
Most small towns have lost their bank branches in recent years with the growth of online banking.
A COUNTRY lane near Alresford is due to be closed for more than 14 days, starting this week.
Kitwood Lane, near Four Marks, is shut 8am-5pm from Monday November 27 for an estimated 18 days, between its junction with Kitwood Road and Hawthorne Road to allow for road works.
Hampshire County Council, which made the closure order, suggests an alternative route of Hawthorne Road, Lyeway Lane and Lyeway Road.
ALRESFORD town chiefs have approved several financial requests.
The town council will give a grant of £1,000 to Citizens Advice in Winchester, £810 to the Alresford Community Defribillator Scheme and a request from Alresford Chamber of Commerce for £250 each towards the annual Ghost and Reindeer Hunt.
The council as also agreed to an electricity contract with Opus for two years.
WORK on the highways of Alresford is going ahead.
Hampshire Highways has reported that they are going to investigate work in relation to parking near the bend/junction with New Farm Road and Spring Gardens.
New bicycle racks will be installed in Broad Street.
The clerk advised the town council planning committee that the lengthsman carried out work on some paths at the end of October. The clerk will enquire if he can schedule a further two days’ extra work in December for leaf clearance on some of the main paths into the town.
COME and meet Santa at the Ropley Christmas Market this evening.
The seasonal event will be on Thursday November 30 from 6-8pm at Ropley Parish Hall.
There will be lots of things to do as well as meeting Santa; the chance to chat with friends, buy presents, listen to carols, support local businesses, eat mince pies and toast the season in mulled wine.
Free entry, please bring cash and cards.
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