DEVER Valley Local History Society is hosting a new talk on Wednesday, February 7.

Held at Sutton Scotney Village Hall at 8pm, the talk, given by Erica Wheeler, focuses on 10 Hampshire pioneers who changed the world. The talk will examine the lives of these pioneers in detail.

Tickets for the talk cost £4 each and can be purchased at the door.

THE Holy Trinity Pop Up Café will be returning on Wednesday, February 7. Held at Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney, from 9.30am to 12noon, the café will be raising money for Scot’s Tots.

Scot’s Tots is a not-for-profit pre-school group which meets at the Victoria Hall every Friday. Money raised by the café will go towards paying for an annual insurance policy for the group, as well as replenishing arts and crafts supplies and buying replacements for worn out toys.

The café will feature a selection of home-made cakes and biscuits, as well as tea and coffee.

THE Micheldever Village Lunch will be returning on February 7. Taking place at Northbrook Hall from 12.30pm, places cost £4.50 for a freshly prepared two-course lunch, a glass of either sherry or wine and a coffee.

The monthly event allows friends both new and old friends to meet. Transport can be arranged for those without their own vehicle or those with mobility issues. For more information, contact Juliet Pattinson on 01962 774399 or email

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

A VACANCY has arisen on 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

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.