AN application is being made to register open space in Alresford as a village green.

Elizabeth Dow has applied to the county council for just under half an acres of land in Orchard Close to designated as a green.

A public notice states: "The application seeks the inclusion in the register of town and village greens of the land described in the schedule below which is claimed to have qualified for registration as a town or village green on 5th December 2018 by virtue of a significant number of local inhabitants having indulged in lawful sports and pastimes on the land, as of right, for a period of at least 20 years."

A copy of the application, which includes a plan of the land proposed for registration, may be obtained by contacting the Countryside Access Team at or at the offices of Winchester City Council and New Alresford Town Council.

THE Cheriton Players' next show is Terry Pratchett®'s Wyrd Sisters  from April 23-27.

The group, founded in 1961, has released the current situation of ticket availability for the performances at the village hall:

Wednesday 24th – good availability;
Thursday 25th – 15 remaining;
Friday 26th – SOLD OUT;
Saturday 27th – 4 remaining.

TWO vacancies for parish councillors in Tichborne have emerged.

It follows the recent resignations of Sally Tattersall and former chairman Robert Raimes.

A by-election will be held if ten electors for the Parish of Tichborne give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer at Winchester City Council.

If no such notice is given the parish council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

A FINAL reminder that the annual litter pick in Alresford will be this Saturday March 23.

The event, organised by the town council, runs from 9am to 11am at Alresford Recreation Centre.

Equipment and gloves will be provided. The event is in memory of the recently passed Bill Rushton.

ADVANCE notice a car boot sale in Avington on Sunday April 28 from 9am to Noon.
In aid of village community projects, it will be held in a field opposite the entrance to Avington Golf Course. If using What3words, use: field.vies.suitcase.
There will be refreshments and stalls for plants and cakes. Lots of parking.
The charges are buyers £2, £10 per car boot, £15 for vans. Cash only.
ST JOHN'S church in West Street, Alresford, is holding a barn dance this Saturday March 23 from 7.30pm.
Entrance, including a fish and chips is £12.50, under-16s £7.
For more information email or call 01962 733545.
There will be a bar. Non-dancers and all ages welcome.

ROPLEY Horticultural Society Spring Show will be on Saturday March 23. It will feature displays of flowers and produce, floral art, cookery, design and children's classes. Enjoy a cream tea and home made cakes before admiring the colourful displays. Raffle. Doors open 2.30pm.

It next talk will be Monday March 25: Talk Vegetable Growing with Martyn Cox.

The society generally meets at 7.45pm on the last Monday of the month, at Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, SO24 0DU with an invited speaker. Free parking. It holds spring and summer shows and organises outings. Annual membership is £10, which includes free entry and refreshments to all standard meetings, whilst non-members are welcome at £5 per meeting. For more information contact Jill on 01962 772425.

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