WINCHESTER Go LD, a charity supporting adults with learning difficulties, has announced the date for this year’s garden and craft fair. The event returns to Upper Farm in Headbourne Worthy on Wednesday, May 8.

The fair in Down Farm Lane will be open from 10am to 4pm. Visitors are invited to explore the garden and browse the plant nurseries, artisan and homeware products, fashion accessories and food stalls. Coffee and homemade lunch will be available in the marquee.

Entry costs £5. No dogs are allowed and parking will be available.

THE Martyr Worthy Lecture Series raised around £10,000 to support the Itchen Valley Parish. The event will be back next year for a 2025/26 series.

ITCHEN Abbas Primary School is organising a volunteer day for the morning of Saturday, April 20. Anyone who would like to help with ‘odd jobs’ such as gardening and repairs should contact the school at to get involved.

LOVEDON Lane Burial Ground will be closed for around two days for repairs and resurfacing od the roadway. The maintenance is scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 2 but this is weather dependent.

EQUIPMENT damaged by the fire in September 2022 at Fraser Road Play Area will be repaired and replaced in April.

Works are scheduled to start on Monday, April 15 and should take around two weeks. The park will remain open throughout most of the work but the play area will need to close for around two days for surfacing works.

The timings are weather dependent so Kings Worthy Parish Council will update residents if there are any changes to the plans.

THIS year marks Weeke Community Centre's 70th anniversary. The venue in Taplings Road is celebrating all year with lots of events that will be open to the public such as comedy cabaret. To stay up to date go to

FOUR pupils at Henry Beaufort School, in Harestock, have been offered positions at Winchester College with three accepting their offers. The school posted on its website: “We're immensely proud of these students, who not only excelled academically but also demonstrated outstanding character through their application process. Congratulations everyone!”

A FACEBOOK post on the Littleton Village Community Page is reminding recreation ground users that only hall hirers should use the hall toilets due to safety reasons.

The post read: “Hall hirers pay an hourly rate for private use of the building, so if the doors are unlocked that is because the building is being used for a private event.

“The toilets are not public toilets and do not serve the recreation ground.

Hall hirers are key holders and if we are unaware of who is in the building you risk being locked in the bathroom.

“There are now signs on the hall doors explaining this, however the toilets are still being used by recreation ground users.”

THE Friends of Sparsholt School are urging school parents to save the date for a morning yoga session on Wednesday, April 24. Tickets will be on sale soon.

SPARSHOLT Music’s next concert will be on Sunday, April 14 at 3pm in the Memorial Hall. Tickets cost £10 and include tea and a slice of home made cake for after the concert. The group holds three concerts a year with the summer event falling on Sunday, August 18.

Tickets are available a few weeks before the concert from the village shop or by emailing