WORK is progressing on enlarging the Alresford Museum at the Old Fire Station on Broad Street.

Cleeve Builders have been on site since November separating the Artworthy picture framing workshop from the museum.

Following that the block wall between the Engine House and the rear room was removed creating a huge pile of rubble.

A doorway has been cut through the temporary partition wall, which with the help of Cleeve Builders, enabled the rubble from the demolished wall to be removed. Volunteers from the Alresford Town Trust who run the museum can now move freely between the rooms.

The revamped museum is due to open on April 12.

Meanwhile the Town Trust has reported that it received no complaints from the public about the Broad Street funfair, the annual event that takes over Broad Street in mid-October.

The Eel House is also being renovated. This year the trust is also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of running a minibus.

ALRESFORD Town Council is seeking ideas for work on grounds maintenance.

Every year Alresford is allocated five days from Hampshire County Council for work by the Parish Lengthsman.

For their visit early this month, the team will mostly be doing leaf clearance on footpaths.

Any areas that townspeople feel need attention with leaves, or if there are any other jobs that need doing, contact the town council office on 01962 732079.

COMMUNITY groups and organisations interested in applying for a grant from Alresford Town Council have only a few days to get their applications in.

The next round of funding is available in January 2020, with applications to be received by January 14.

The Grants page on the council website has an application form, the grants policy and details of organisations that have received grants in the past.

TICHBORNE Estate is considering making more land available for allotments.

The estate made land off Spring Gardens in Alresford available in 2005 and it has proved popular with waiting lists for plots.

The town council heard that the waiting list is being reviewed as to whether non-town residents will be removed.

ARLEBURY Park in Alresford will be seeing more trees planted and hedges relaid.

The town council environment committee have been told that four overgrown hawthorns, part of old hedgerow, could be laid into a new hedge.

The new hedge would need to be interplanted with a mix of native whips and would provide a wildlife corridor, offer wind protection and help with drainage on the Football pitches.

An approximate price of £2,000 for 100 metres was considered and quotes will be sought.

Ten large trees will also be planted at the park this winter, using species recommended by the local expert.

PERINS School in Alresford will be re-launching its alumni association for former pupils.

The ‘Perins – Past, Present and Future’ campaign aims to rekindle friendships, enabling the school to keep in touch through alumni updates and events.

The schools has created a survey to capture some general information:

Anyone interested in joining contact the school at