LAST weekend more than £1,000 was raised in Bishop’s Sutton for the St Nicholas re-roofing project from a raffle and the sale of plants and cakes.
The organisers, Mandy and James Caldwell, with helper Nia Coppack, are very grateful to everyone who braved wind and hail to be so generous and supportive.

CIVIC chiefs in Alresford have thanked the dozens of people who took part in the annul litter-pick around the town last Saturday.
In a Facebook post the town council said: “A huge huge thank you to all those who turned out on Saturday for the New Alresford Town Council Annual litter pick. It was a great success with around 70 participants.
“If any one still has a litter grabber, if you could return it to the council offices by this Thursday, it would be much appreciated.”

NEW Alresford Town Council is again asking for the public’s help as it prepares a Neighbourhood plan which will set out the vision, objectives, and planning policies for many years to come.
The council says one of the key themes is employment and economic development. It asks: “If you own or run a local business or shop in the town centre, we would very much like to hear from you. We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey that asks several important questions which will help the advisory group and town council gain a better understanding.
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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.

TICKETS are going well for the Cheriton Players’ next show, 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, 29 remaining (down from 49 last week);
Thursday 25th, three remaining;
Friday 26th ,SOLD OUT;
Saturday 27th, two 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.


ADVANCE notice of 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: 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.

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