SOUTH Wonston Parish Council is alerting motorists to upcoming works on Alresford Drove.

The work will start on Monday, December 18, with the road being closed on Tuesday, December 19 from 7.30am to 6pm.

The works comprise adding a new pedestrian dropped crossing on West Hill Road South, just south of Downs Road, a junction improvement including new signs and lines in Alresford Drove and West Hill Road North and a new weight limit sign on Christmas Hill at Downs Road junction.

THE Dove Inn, Micheldever Station, is holding an array of Christmas events leading up to the big day.

On December 15, the pub will be hosting a Christmas Karaoke evening, with attendees able to sing a range of festive hits. On December 17, Angel Gailbriel is back to host a Christmas quiz, while the Dever Singers will be in attendance on December 20 to perform Christmas Carols.

Father Christmas will be at the Inn on December 23 from 3pm to 5pm, meeting with children and giving them gifts. This will be followed by a Christmas raffle on Christmas Eve.

THERE will be a Christmas Carols in the Park event in South Wonston at the weekend.

The event will take place at South Wonston Pavilion on Saturday, December 16 at 4.30pm. Maddison and her choral group from Mad Melodies Choir will be performing a range of Christmas carols for all to enjoy. Children are invited to join in the singing.

Hot drinks and mulled wine will be available. There will also be a special visit from Father Christmas.

MICHELDEVER Variety Group has announced its Christmas production, Happy Ever After.

The play will run at Northbrook Hall, Micheldever from Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, January 28. There will be two performances on Saturday, January 27. Tickets are currently available to purchase online and cost £13 for adults and £10 for concessions (those under 12 and over 65).

The group’s Play in A Week will also be returning next year. Running from April 2 to April 6, the play will be Matilda. Places will cost £100 each. More information can be found on the Micheldever Variety Group website.

SOUTH Wonston Parish Council is running a community café every Monday at South Wonston pavilion. The café runs from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and offers free tea, coffee, biscuits and soup.

The café is open to everyone to have a friendly chat and enjoy the afternoon.

BREAKFAST with Santa will be returning to The Coach and Horses on Oxford Road, Sutton Scotney on Saturday, December 16. The pub will have a full breakfast on offer from 9.30am to 10.30am. To book or find more information, contact the pub directly.

THE Gratton Trust and Victoria Hall are holding a “Jingle and Mingle” event on Saturday, December 16.

Held from 5pm to 7pm at the Victoria Hall, in Sutton Scotney, the event be a Christmas sing-along, open to all. Refreshments will be available.