Which is the only country to have a single colour without anything else on the flag? Who won the ‘Battle of Baguio City’ in 1978? Who played the lead role in the film ‘Footloose’? I know the answers do you? Well here is your chance to shine or just have a good evening out.
It’s the 3rd Kimpton Quiz Night on Friday 4th December, door opening at 7pm and the quiz gets going at 7:30pm. Cost is £2.50p per head, with complimentary mulled wine/cider and probably nibbles! Who can say no to a night of nibbles?
You do not have to form a complete team yourself you can be joined up with another team if it’s just the 2 of you on the night! If you do have a team could you please call Janet Smart on 772851 so she has an idea on numbers for the nibbles. You can just turn up on the night, that is fine but please make an effort to attend this village event.
If you have driven, walked or cycled past the village hall you may have noticed a change. No it’s not a different colour, it has an addition that could save lives. You may be aware that the council were raising money to get a defibrillator, the money was raised via two grants and a very kind donation from the village hall.
So how does it work? The defibrillator is inside a box that is locked, this is a very special box as it maintains an environment so that the defibrillator is in good condition when needed. The box is locked and a code is needed to open it, so at this point it sounds a bit useless.
Now if anyone in the village is unlucky enough to have a heart problem and dial 999, the operator at the other end will know about the defibrillator and its location. If they believe a defibrillator is required they will give the person that called the code to get into the box. The unit is battery operated and the instruction on what to do are with the pack. You will also have a voice from the unit that will tell you what to do. These events are stressful but the clear instruction should enable you to perform what is required.
Big thank you goes to the Village Hall Committee who donated money and allowed it to be put on their building with an electricity supply.
Winter is on its way and with it comes the possibility for flooding. Since April Hampshire County Council has cleared over 60, 000 gullies, 4,600 catchpits and has completed 22 major highway drainage schemes to help prevent localised flooding. The HCC spends over £2million a year on maintaining 900 kilometres of highway and more than 200, 000 roadside gullies but some of these gullies are on private land and could get blocked. Please be aware of any of these on your land and keep them clear of any leaves or debris. Also please if you notice that a road drain cover is block, just give it a quick clear out so that the water can flow away.
This year’s ride a stride was done on a wet drizzly day not that conducive to Ride or Stride but many people did and they came to see St Peters in Kimpton. In total Kimpton Church welcomed 29 adults and 7 children during the day. There we 7 visitors from Privett, which is close to Petersfield, closer to home there were 9 adults and 6 children from Shipton Bellinger.
The money raised from this year’s event has not been announced, last year within Hampshire over £57, 000 was raised. This year did not have anyone from Kimpton taking part, please consider it for next year and keep an eye open on the Church boards and the Kimpton website.