CHERITON is holdings its annual fete on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.

The traditioal event will have the usual attractions and will be held at the Old Vicarage on the Green,

Admission will be £2 and free for those under 16 years. It starts at 1.30pm and runs till about 4pm.

ST NICHOLAS re-roofing fundraising campaigners held another event in Bishop's Sutton village hall on Friday April 12. Many villagers and friends brought picnic suppers and enjoyed a quiz and raffle. A total of £560 was raised.

On Sunday April 28 at 6pm there will be a Choral Evensong Service in St Nicholas with a visiting choir, Index Cantorum directed by Mark Williams.

Everyone welcome and there will be additional parking available at the village hall.


THE builders of the Sun Lane housing development in Alresford have apologised for some of its contractors. Residents have complained of speeding lorries and parking on verges as construction starts for 320 homes, an industrial estate and public open space with a new access off the A31.

Taylor Wimpey in a letter to local residents said there should be no parking on verges as the compound is now set up and drivers have been told about the requirements of the construction environmental management plan (CEMP). A senior member of staff is now on site to ensure compliance.

Heavy equipment has been arriving in recent days and from Wednesday May 1 pipework, manholes and aggregate will be delivered.

Some residents have complained about excessive tree felling but Taylor Wimpey said that was undertaken with the consent of an ecologist.

THE annual town assembly will be held in Alresford on Monday April 29 at the ARCat 7pm.

The town council will give presentation and answer questions about its work over the last year,

Guest speaker Dr Helen Clarke will talk about the Whispers of Chalk Streams project which has been celebrating the River Alre. Simon Evans and Claire May will talk about the evolution of the Alresford Watercress Festival.

For more information call the council on 01962 732079.


ROADWORKS are disrupting car travel in the Cheriton and Bramdean areas.
Openreach is undertaking work on Alresford Road in Cheriton from April 15 to May 3 with a complete closure on weekdays from 10.30am to 3.30pm which will impact on the collection of children from the village school.
Nearby on the A272 at Bramdean from April 22-29 there will be traffic lights.
The work comes with new temporary speed limits being proposed for the start of major roadworks at a new development on the edge of Alresford.
The county council wants to reduce limits to 40 and 50mph on roads close to the Sun Lane development including the A31, a new link road (currently unnamed) and Whitehill Lane, between Appledown Lane and the B3047 Bishop’s Sutton Road.
Any objections can be sent in writing to Hampshire County Council at Universal Services, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD.
They can be emailed to, quoting reference DL/C857 by Saturday April 27.
The Sun Lane development comprises 320 new homes, 3.4 hectares of employment land and 16.84 hectares of public open space, along with a new roundabout off the A31.
TICHBORNE Parish Council has two vacancies that will be filled by co-option at the next council meeting.
Anyone interested in being co-opted should send name, address and a short resume of background and interests including why you would like to be a parish councillor to the clerk to the council. 
You can either email: or write to: The clerk to the council, Parish Council of Tichborne, 15 The Heath, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6JT.
The first deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday May 3.

THE next meeting of the Alresford History and Literary Society will be on Wednesday May 15 when Adrian Smith will speak on Lord Louis Mountbatten.
The society meets monthly in the Methodist Church in Jacklyns Lane. It is not necessary to be a member to attend – visitors are welcome at the door for just £3.

IT'S a sell out. All the tickets have been sold for the Cheriton Players’ next show: Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, from April 23-27.

Friday's show sold out early but all tickets have gone for the performances on Wednesday, tonight and Saturday.
A REMINDER that Ropley Horticultural Society’s next talk is ‘Summer Bulbs’ with Tim Woodland on Monday April 29 at Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane,, SO24 0DU at 7.45pm.
Parking is free. Guests £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome.
Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425.
LAST mentionof the 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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