THIS year's Alresford Rotary 10k road race will be on Sunday June 21.

As it is also a Hampshire Road Race League event again demand for places will be high.

Rotary is reserving a few places for local (SO24 post code) runners and needs to get a feel for how many local runners are likely to want to run.

Entry fees this year are £15 for UK Athletics affiliated runners and £17 for non-affiliated runners.

A FUNDRAISING talk is being held in Bishop's Sutton in aid of the village church.

Lucinda Chetwode will speak to the title ‘Eat, Drink and be Merry’, a lecture on the history of English dining.

Lucinda is a trustee of the Chatsworth House Trust and Apollo Foundation.

It will be held in Bishop’s Sutton Village Hall on Friday, January 31, 6.30pm for 7pm.

Tickets in aid of St Nicholas, Bishop’s Sutton, cost £15 and are available from Joyce Lovering on 01962 773265 or Lynette Joly on 01962 733540. Drinks and nibbles included.

TICKETS are selling fast for a popular annual quiz.

Alresford Rotary have arranged the event for Itchen Abbas Village Hall on Friday March 20 at 7.15pm and already there are only a few tickets remaining.

Tickets are £12 each and six people are needed per table.

There will be a raffle and seasonal prizes. Lasagne or a vegetarian alternative will be served and there will also be a licensed bar.

For more information contact James Pinniger on 01962 738788 at evenings or weekends or email

Proceeds to local Rotary charities.

THE popular series of fundraising talks in Cheriton returns for a ninth year in February

The Cheriton Talks raises funds for St Michael's church in the village and is the venue for the talks.

The first on Saturday February 15 has already sold out. 'A Terrible Lucidity' - Van Gogh and Gauguin will be delivered by local art historian Douglas Skeggs.

The other talks are:

Saturday February 22: The Otters' Tale: How Otters Returned to Hampshire - Simon Cooper, managing director of Fishing Breaks, Stockbridge, and author;

Saturday February 29: Victors’ Justice: The Nuremberg Trials 75 Years On - Michael Biddiss, Emeritus Professor of History at Reading University;

Saturday March 7: Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets - Alison Weir, historian and writer;

Saturday March 14: Edward Elgar: The Man and his Times - Andrew Neill, former chairman of the Elgar Society.

All start at 7pm, with the door opening for canapes and a complimentary glass of wine from 6.30pm.

Tickets are £15 per talk, from