PROGRESS is being made on the long-awaited equipment for Eversley Park. Kings Worthy Parish Council posted on Facebook: “Tower opening – The replacement parts are still pending and we are hoping for an update shortly.

“Zipline – As you may have already noticed, today the contractor has started the re-painting works which we hope will be finished soon.”

THE Worthies Craft and Makers Market is relaunching on Sunday, March 24 at the Worthies Sport and Social Club in Loader Close, Kings Worthy. The market is open from 10.30am to 2.30pm with free entry and free parking. The next markets will be on April 21 and May 19.

THE Worthies Sport and Social Club is still not serving food after closing its kitchen in January “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

LENT lunches in the Itchen Valley continue on Friday, February 23 from midday until 2pm at The Farmyard in Easton. Everyone from the area is welcome to join the long-standing Itchen Valley tradition and share a lunch of soup, bread and cheese and to support Youth Options. The following lunch will be Meadows in Martyr Worthy on Friday, March 1.

ITCHEN Valley Parish Council will be holding its annual parish meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm in Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall.

SPARSHOLT’S annual parish meeting will be on Saturday, April 20 in the main hall.

THE Itchen Valley litter pick returns on Saturday, March 16. Littleton and Harestock Parish Action on the Climate Emergency (PACE) is also planning a Spring Clean. Anyone interested in giving up a few hours to improve the verges should contact the Littleton parish clerk at

BOTH Sparsholt and Littleton and Harestock Parish Councils are promoting their thermal imaging cameras which are available for residents to loan to monitor the energy efficiency of their homes and identify areas of heat loss.

The camera must be connected to a smart phone with an app downloaded. For more information go to or to register interest send an email to Littleton and Harestock residents must complete a booking form and send it to

IF anyone is looking for a new activity, the Sparsholt bell ringers of St Stephen’s Church welcomes new members. The active group meets regularly to practice each Monday evening and ring for Sunday services, weddings and funerals. Anyone interested can pop in on a Monday evening to see what bell ringing is all about.

THE Parochial Church Councils of Chilbolton, Crawley, Littleton, Sparsholt and Wherwell are hosting a licensing service for their new Rector Revd Kevin Rogers St Stephen’s Church in Sparsholt. The service, on Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30pm, will be followed by a welcome reception in Sparsholt Memorial Hall.

Anyone planning on going should let John or Sally Wesley know by completing the sign-up sheet in St Stephen’s Church or by contacting the benefice office by Tuesday, March 5.

SPARSHOLT Music’s next concert is being planned for April 14 at Sparsholt Memorial Hall. Tickets will be available for £10 from March 22 at Tickets include tea and a slice of homemade cake.

A BRIDGE tea is being hosted in support of St Mary’s Church Easton Fabric Fund on Tuesday, April 30 from 2 to 5pm. Tickets to the tea at Homewood in Worthy Park cost £80 per table.