LOOKING ahead, an eco fair is coming to Bishop's Waltham. 
The event will be held on Saturday, March 23. 
Sustainable businesses and organisations can apply for a table by emailing admin@bishopswaltham-pc.gov.uk. 

BISHOP'S Waltham Fire Station has revealed it was called to more than 200 incidents last year.
In a post on X, it said: “2023 required us 203 times consisting of: 21 property fires, 30 outdoor fires, 15 medical calls, 38 fire alarms, four chimney fires, six lift rescues, 21 road traffic collisions, two animal rescues, 19 other and 47 standby other station.”

A NEW support group for autistic adults is starting in Swanmore.
Autism Hampshire's Swanmore Serendipity Community Group will be held twice a month on Thursdays from 11.15am - 1.15pm.
The free support group is for autistic adults to share interests and experiences. 
For more information, email serendipity@autismhampshire.org.uk or visit autismhampshire.org.uk/how-we-can-help/serendipity-social-groups/. 

A SWANMORE pub is holding regular art classes.
The Rising Sun is giving people the opportunity to recreate a famous piece of art on the first Thursday and last Saturday of the month.
On Thursday, the classes are held from 9.30am - 12pm and on Saturdays 10am - 12.30pm.
No experience is required, and the classes are taught by a qualified art teacher. 
It costs £28 per class, which includes A3 canvas, use of all art materials and a drink. 
For more details, contact liz@iheartartclass.co.uk or call 07811 978041. 

THE Wickham Pantry is appealing for more volunteers.
The pantry helps more than 80 families every week, but they can't operate without volunteers.
There are no minimum hours needed to be committed each month. 
For more information, contact Kate on 01329 833688 or email wickhampantry@gmail.com. 

BISHOP'S Waltham has a new Neighbourhood Police Officer.
Rob Power is the area's new Bobby.
In a post on the Hampshire Alert website, it said: “Your Local Bobby is the neighbourhood policing officer dedicated to your area.
“They will identify threat, harm and risk to tackle local issues and protect the community. They will investigate local crimes and collect intelligence, working closely with partner agencies to identify the best problem solving approach.
“They are supported by Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Neighbourhood Enforcement Teams, District Police Teams (response officers), Missing Locate Teams, Priority Crime Teams, local investigation teams and specialist functions investigating serious violence, child abuse and organised crime.
“Expect your Local Bobby to be highly visible in the community, listening to your concerns and addressing root causes of crime.
“While your Local Bobby is your local community contact, should you need an immediate police response or wish to report a crime always contact us either online (www.hampshire.police.uk), via 101 or 999 if an emergency.”