We have been advised by Bill Coombs at Thurxton Race Circuit that there is an extra event to the perviously published list. The event on Sunday the 30th August is organised by the Andover Rotary Club as a fundraiser for charity, and will be held on the far side of the circuit from us, with some use of the circuit for charity stalls, and will finish at 10.00 p.m. There will be a band playing, so some noise, but I don’t think it will be excessive for us.
Also on 27th August there is a BBC event organised by Chris Evans which involves some use of the circuit by road silenced vehicles for a couple of hours.
The Parish Council have been discussing the purchase of a defibrillator unit for the village. It has now been agreed that we should progress this. We have had a £500 donation from the county council and Kimpton village hall have very kindly donated £200 towards the purchase. They have also agreed to have the unit attached to the village hall.
So how will it work? The unit is contained in a box that is water and weather proof, it also has a key code to access the unit. If there is an incident in the village, first 999 should be called. The emergency service will be aware of the unit, its location and the number to access the unit. They can advise the person calling of the location and the code to open the unit. The unit is designed to be simple to use and has voice instructions to guide you through what you need to do.
The follwoing message is from Charles Milner-Williams regarding the works going on in Thurxton.
Footpath 4 which runs from Village Street between the Hall and Clovelly up to Beech Close will be closed from this afternoon (15th August) for about a week. This is to enable the new fibre-optic broadband cabinet to be installed. Also half the the road at a time will be closed when the power cable is run from the electricity pole outside Frogisland. I am not sure when this is to happen but probably next week.
BT and their contractors hope to minimise inconvenience to the village and I, ably assisted by several, will be keeping a close eye on things.
Please take extra care on Village Street for the next week or so. Neighbouring villages are being made aware, as are the police.
Stockbridge in Hampshire is the place to be on Sunday 9th August for a fantastic day out for all the family! Trout ‘n About, Stockbridge's annual festival of local food, produce and crafts will fill the High Street along with street entertainers, farm animals and vintage tractors. There will be music from local bands on two stages and even a special appearance by The Military Wives Choir.
There are no admittance fees and parking is provided completely free of charge at either end of the High Street. Complimentary vintage double decker buses provided by King Alfred Buses will run all day dropping visitors amidst the action.
Although Trout ‘n About has been running for just 7 years it has very quickly become one of the most popular local food events in the Hampshire calendar. The festival is run by volunteers from the community and any funds raised are used to finance local good causes.
The festival offers a wide range of locally produced food from farms and small businesses in Hampshire plus crafts. This year we have 115 stall holders showcasing the best that Hampshire can offer lining both sides of Stockbridge’s historic High Street.
As well as this year’s festival sponsors - Savills and Southern Co-operative, there will be an amazing array of stalls selling and cooking wonderful local produce. This will include delicious baked goodies, local meats; beef burgers, water buffalo, lamb and pork, aromatic herbs, seafood, handmade marshmallows, olives, cupcakes, preserves and chutneys, cordials, apple juice, smoked fish, biltong, local cheeses, scrumptious sweet and savoury tarts, chilli and garlic products, cider, ales and sparkling wines from the Test Valley. A foodie’s delight!
Local arts and craft stalls will include handmade jewellery, baskets, plants, animal portraits, recycled wire sculptures, natural soaps & creams, hand painted tableware, photography, bespoke art prints, poultry houses & poultry, furniture and fly fishing! There will be plenty of demonstrations too from hand forged ironwork and wood turning to juggling!
Come along and join us for a fantastic fun day out for all the family. For more information please visit www.tnastockbridge.co.uk or www.facebook.com/TroutnAbout.