THE Wonston Community café has managed to raise more than £500 for the women’s section of the Royal British Legion.

The money was raised through a combination of a raffle and the sales of coffee, tea and cakes, along with extra donations. The local community police were also in attendance, chatting with members of the public who were in Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney, and answering questions.

The next Wonston Community Café will be at the Victoria Hall, from 9.30am to 12noon on Wednesday, February 21, raising funds to support Read Easy Winchester, the local charity helping adults learn to read. Set up in 2015, Read Easy Winchester covers Andover, Romsey, Eastleigh/Chandlers Ford and surrounding areas. The café will once again be selling tea, coffee and cakes, and is cash only. Free parking will be available.

THE First Sunday of the Month Walk is returning on Sunday, February 4. The five-mile fundraising walk will start at 10.30am at the car park off Larkwhistle Farm Road, and will go through the Black Wood.

The walk will follow forest tracks and will cross over the A33 and the M3. The walk will be ideal for young children, but they must be accompanied by an adult. A donation of £5 is suggested. For more information, email Sue Bell on

SOUTH Wonston Sustainability is hosting a climate hub at South Wonston Pavilion from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, January 28. The meeting give attendees the chance to find out more about what South Wonston Sustainability has been doing and hear ideas about how to live more sustainably.

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.

A VACANCY has arisen in South Wonston Parish Council, which is inviting applications for the position.

Anyone who would like to become involved is asked to contact Rachael Jones, clerk to the parish council, who will then provide an application form. This form must be completed and returned by Sunday, February 11.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: have lived in the Parish or within three miles of it for the preceding 12 months, be a registered elector in the parish, or have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the parish for the preceding 12 months, or have their principal or only place of work in the parish for the preceding 12 months, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a councillor.

Ms Jones can be reached by calling 01962 889072 or emailing