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HELLO AND WELCOME
Welcome to the August/September edition
of Your Village.
As you can see from the contents, this
magazine is full with a mix of articles - I hope
you find them interesting.
The key event is the Village Fair in September.
Ahead of the day, make sure you enter the
scarecrow competition - the theme for this
year is revealed on page 13.
And speaking of competitions, you could be
on the high seas. Please enter on page 17,
using the QR code or web page details.
The great cover picture of this magazine is by
Graham Bell. His contact details can be found
at the top right of this page.
With best wishes,
Planning for a Puppy 5
Notes from Solent Cellar 7
Review: The Royal Oak 9
Village Fair 10-11
Exercise is Medicine 12
Village Scarecrow competition 13
Wildlife Matters 15-16
Local groups/Charities 18-20
Events near Hordle 23
Hordle Primary School 26-27
Village Diary 28-29
HCA Membership application 29
NFDC Local Plan 30
Editor: Jacqui Peacock
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PLANNING FOR A PUPPY?
If you, or
know, is thinking
about bringing a
bundle of fun
into the family,
then read on as
Sophie's Pet Care® present some of the important
things that need to be considered…
Cute puppies can all too quickly become big,
strapping dogs, so you need to start by asking
yourself whether you and your tribe can cope
with them as they grow up. Are you willing to
integrate a dog into your family for the next
fifteen years, through all the good times and the
bad? You see, your puppy really needs to become
a family member right from the very start. It's
rather like making a commitment to having a
child; and just like a child they can be timeconsuming
and demanding. They'll need love,
attention and plenty of exercise, both mental and
Keeping a dog costs money too; in addition to
occasional vet bills, there's the cost of food,
insurance and, when you're away or out at work,
the added cost of external care. Puppies can be
perfect little people around the home, or they
can be little devils, chomping happily through
your favourite furnishings. They love leaving mud
and hair everywhere too. The point is, if you love
your house more than your dog, this might not be
a match made in heaven!
If you're renting your home and still think a
puppy is for you, then before you get too excited
about the prospect, you'll need to check whether
your landlord will agree to it. Some don't. Even if
you're a homeowner, you'll still need to make
sure your home and garden are a suitable size.
The latter needs to be secure and escape-proof.
Puppies love to explore and will wiggle through
the tiniest holes to taste that big, exciting, wide
world that lies outside of your garden.
The next thing to consider is whether your house
is a suitable size for the breed you have in mind.
Some little dogs that you would perhaps expect
to be fine in a small house like, for example,
terriers, detest being cooped up, and although
some of the bigger breeds don't mind being
couch potatoes all day, too much inactive
lounging around it doesn't do their health any
good. So choose a breed that fits, not only your
fancy, but also your home environment.
Finally, you need to take a hard, long look at
yourself. Can you honestly say you'd make a
responsible dog owner and look after that cute,
perfect puppy throughout its whole life, come
what may? Will you give it the life it deserves in
return for the wonders of canine companionship
and a unique brand of unconditional love rarely
Well, if you can answer 'yes' to most of the
questions posed in this piece, but remain worried
about having to leave your puppy now and again
when you're out or at work, and also can't bear
the thought of dumping them into kennels when
you go on holiday, then that's actually okay,
because Sophie's Pet Care® can solve all that . We
provide specialist, bespoke home visits for your
puppy that will give them exercise and mental
stimulation when you can't be around, and even
arrange wonderful dog holidays in loving, local
homes for your pampered pooch while you jet off
to the sunshine for a
fortnight or whatever.
Visit sophiespetcare.com or
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Personal focus with a free initial meeting
Services range from: Book keeping, Tax returns /Accounts production for
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NOTES FROM THE SOLENT CELLAR
Time for Provence
Wine Merchants often look forward to the
different seasons, with each season a certain
style of wine tends to dominate our sales.
Bordeaux and Burgundy in December, Rioja
around Easter time, Beaujolais for Nouveau in
November - but one of my favourites is Rosé
season, to me this indicates the start of the
Our rosé season starts in April when we get to
taste the new vintage of the wines we ship
directly, and if the sun keeps it's hat on it runs
through until the end of September. A
customer tip off early last year introduced us
to the stunning wines of Chateau Maravenne
in Provence who
imported into the
UK. After tasting
the wines and
visiting the Estate
(it’s a tough job
honestly) we are
delighted by the
range we have for
the second year
running from the
Estate that is just a stones throw from the
When looking at pairing rosé to food you can't
go too wrong - the dry styles from Provence
are very enjoyable as an aperitif, but as
expected is a winner with French Provencial
cooking, Elizabeth David eat your heart out!
Grilled seafood such as squid or mackerel, and
freshly picked Lymington crab are nothing
short of perfect with this style of wine. Also
summer salads and new season lamb with a
fresh salsa verde. It is often the assumption
that red wine goes well with cheese, however
pair a delicate Provence rosé to soft cheeses
such as brie or camembert, or hunt out the
British version Baron Bigod from Suffolk and
see how well they go together!
Mussels with Garlic, Parsley and Chilli
• Steam the mussels in either water or a
splash of wine.
• Open the
mussels up and
discard half of the
garlic, parsley and
flakes and pour
over some melted
• Tightly pack
the mussels with
the breadcrumb mix and arrange in an oven
• Pop under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes until
the breadcrumbs are crispy and golden.
To explore our range of rosé wines visit our
website www.thesolentcellar.co.uk or pop into
the shop on St Thomas Street in Lymington
We will be serving up a range of wines from
Chateau Maravenne at Lymington Seafood
Festival 11th and 12th August 11-8pm
Saturday and 11-6pm Sunday. Please see page
23 of this magazine for more details of the
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DEBBIE & DUANE LEWIS Also of
The New Forest Inn, Emery Down
The Trusty Servant, Minstead
The Mortimer Arms, Ower
The Royal Oak, Hilltop, Beaulieu
WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU
TO TRY OUR FRESH HOMECOOKED FOOD AND MEET OUR
We have been working hard transforming this already
beautiful 18th Century Coach House into a stunning
country pub and restaurant.
We are concentrating on providing friendly, 1st class
service alongside freshly made on the premises,
locally sourced dishes, with a slight twist on pub
classics, ensuring the menu is appealing to discerning
Serving food ALL DAY– EVERY DAY, alongside the
menu will be fresh daily specials also locally sourced.
We are catering for the larger and smaller appetite
and have a totally fresh menu for junior diners. With
mouth-watering desserts, there is also the option of
your own personalised cheese board from our
premium cheese trolley.
Our other pubs are already famous in The New Forest
for their outstanding roast dinners and The Royal Oak
will be the same. We have some lovely large tables
for families and friends and some cosy tables for two!
Whether you are popping in for a drink (check out
our varied wine list, our real ales, ciders and lagers)
or want an evening out dining, make sure you come
and see us, meet the team and let us know what you
think. Oh….and don’t forget to bring your four legged
friend as we also welcome dogs!
Debbie & Duane
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A WINNING NIGHT AT THE ROYAL OAK
The transformation of The Royal Oak is evident
before you enter the building, with a beautiful
planting display of hanging baskets and pots in
the garden area. It’s hard to believe it was only
this February that the pub reopened after a
major refurbishment - it feels very established
The calibre and experience of the team shines
through as we were met with a very warm
welcome. It’s no surprise to learn later that a
high proportion have been with Debbie &
Duane, the owners of the Royal Oak, for several
years – showing both loyalty and pride in their
role. The Manager, Darren has a very calm
approach, but at the same time is very clearly in
control with exacting standards. We were in
good hands for our night out!
The menu is a delight – the Head Chef blends
firm favourites with some inventive touches and
additions. It’s also good to see the attention to
detail applied for the vegetarian options. Here,
it’s not just the usual choices you always see on
standard menus. For example, one of the
specials is a vegetable stew with horseradish
dumplings. We are knowledgeably informed all
the food is freshly prepared and the ingredients
sourced locally where possible. Darren has
previously worked on the supply side of the
business and clearly understands from his
background the importance of food provenance.
And, so for our starters – my choice of curried
vegetable samosa with a sweet chilli dip was a
success from the specials selection. The samosas
were nicely bite size, crisp, with the right edge
of spice. My husband’s starter of the peppered
mackerel pate, beetroot & chilli chutney with a
watercress salad & toasted brioche was
beautifully served. The coarse texture of the
pate is a delight and appropriately peppered for
that bit of extra body.
Attention to detail was noticeable throughout.
Service was attentive and very friendly but well
balanced, so not overbearing. We also started
to notice some lovely touches. We ordered a
glass of wine which was served elegantly in a
small chilled carafe. The chardonnay was very
pleasing - fully flavoured, with a buttery texture.
Our main courses were both impressive. My
choice: a wonderful Caribbean curry , of jerk
chicken leg, coconut rice & beans with a mango
salsa. The dish looked beautifully colourful, with
the taste matching the presentation. As a bit of
a test my husband ordered the 14oz T bone
back, but this one was spot on – perfectly
medium rare & accompanied with fresh
fruit – in a word yummy.
Both of us usually pass
on dessert but here
selection tempted us.
creamy but light and
evidently full of fresh
The food at the Royal Oak is clearly not your
usual pub food – this is quality restaurant
standard in a friendly and relaxed setting. And
all very reasonably priced. In summary a winner.
This was reinforced at the end of the night with
a charity raffle in aid of Oakhaven Hospice and
Wave 105 cash for Kids. Such was the generosity
of the donations, most tables won at least one
prize, us included!
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30 th ANNUAL HORDLE VILLAGE FAIR
Vaggs Lane Recreation Ground
1 st September 1pm - 5pm
Presented by Hordle Community Association
Join us for all the fun of the Fair with a
happy village atmosphere. An afternoon of
fun, games and adventures for the whole
family. Wander among the 40 + Stands,
Associations and Clubs displaying a huge
diverse range of their brilliantly made
wares, many of which are for sale. Have a
go on the Bucking Bronco and test your
children and adults). Check out the Kiddies
Kingdom and Football Shootout.
Also new this year, Jo Hedger presents
climb the tree too.
If you are arty how about throwing a pot
of your own design and take it home at the
New Forest Pottery Time stand? Visit the
Hordle Flower Club marquee for amazing
floral displays and Hordle Gardening club
stand for plants, tools and much more. The
W.I. stand for handmade crafts, tasty jams,
cakes and more. Feeling thirsty or peckish,
drop into the Beer Tent, Pavilion Tea
Rooms or try our new B-B-Q stand for a
burger or vegetarian appetisers from Real
Foods or just sit with a cup of tea and a
slice of cake. Cool down with an Ice cream
from SupaScoops and all manner of sweets
from Gumdrops & Lollypops to name but a
Musical entertainment is provided by the
Christchurch Royal British Legion Band and
Guitarist Jamie Adams, who will also
entertain you with magic.
Hordle Twinning Association will announce
the winners of the “Prince & Princess’s
Scarecrow competition”. Look out for the
special “Treasure Hunt” for all the family,
Clue forms available from the HCA Stand.
Bournemouth Radio Control Model Trucks
will be on display in the MUGA driving
around their road system, get up and close
on this one. Everton’s Hyundai Cars will
have a display of new vehicles plus a
The main arena presents our ever popular
Dog Show, 4 categories with rosettes and
goodie bags for winners.
Local Army Cadets will perform a marching
display and a platoon attack. The amazing
Wacky Races organised by our Church are
back for the younger visitor.
will find the
have set up
fun runs so
your dog can
have a go at
The HCA presents the Hordle Village Fair
Grand Draw, 1 st £150, 2 nd £50, 3 rd £25 cash
prizes plus 40 more fabulous prizes
including Days Out Vouchers. Tickets on
sale on the day or give us a ring on Tel:
01425 517944, email@example.com.
The Fair opens at 1.00pm so come and
join your fellow villagers, its FREE ENTRY
and FREE PARKING and don’t forget the
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EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
It’s all about understanding our bodies, what
can go wrong and how we can help
ourselves. We will all suffer from pain during
our lifetime, from a mild headache to a
severe pain related to trauma, or a heart
attack for example. A large proportion of our
population live with chronic health
conditions which affect their quality of life
and behaviour. Looking after our health is big
in the media and we are bombarded daily
with information to help us make choices in
Physiotherapy is a science based practice
that treats patients holistically through
education, touch and exercise. Research has
shown that movement turns on tissue repair
and exercise is fundamental to health.
EXERCISE is medicine in whatever form you
wish to enjoy; walking, cycling, horse riding,
golf, tennis, gym, running, yoga, Tai Chi,
swimming, dance and many more activities
that move your body.
Robust research is emerging daily that
highlights how muscle strength plays a role
in arthritis, cardio vascular disease,
respiratory disease, strokes, diabetes, mental
health issues, and incontinence for example.
Sadly the funding of the NHS cannot offer
physiotherapy for all these chronic
conditions and the public have to decide on
their own treatments with the help of the
Empowerment is about you being in control
of your health. We need our doctors,
dentists, pharmacists, nurses, health care
assistants, osteopaths, chiropractors and
physios to guide us in best management in
light of emerging research.
My message to you all, we are a village of
people from new born babies to the frail and
elderly. Help each other, encourage your
family and friends to move and exercise, and
seek professional advice to guide you along
the right path!
Cheryl Boettger MCSP
Cheryl Boettger MCSP
Registered with The Health Professionals Council
Hannah Marrion MFHT
Sports Massage and
Home Visits and clinic appointments available
See the website: hordlephysiotherapy.com
Woodlawn, Vaggs Lane, Hordle, Lymington SO41 0FP
Tel: 01425 612672 Mob: 07739392718/ 07748993982
Hordle Village Scarecrow Competition & Trail 2018
2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of
Hordle’s twin-ship with Yerville in
Normandy, France, which coincided with
the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan.
So, the Twinning Association thought that
the choice of “Princes & Princesses” as this
year’s scarecrow theme would be very apt.
As usual, there are 3 categories:
• Junior (for 5 to 11 year olds)
Organised by Hordle & District Twinning Association
Entry forms for participants are available
now from Hordle Pharmacy, Budgens
(Hordle Garage), and Everything Pets, and
should be returned no later than 1 August,
in order for the trail to be mapped and
official numbers given out for each. Your
scarecrow should be proudly displayed at
the front of your house no later than
August 5th in order for people to judge it
alongside the other scarecrows on the
trail, during the rest of August.
We will produce a photographic display of
all scarecrows for the Hordle Village Fair
on Saturday 1st September, for people to
enjoy and judge, before announcing the
top 3 in each category at our prize-giving
towards the end of the Fair.
The appearance of scarecrows across the
village, is a wonderful sight that brings a
smile to your face, whilst following the
trail by foot or bicycle is great fun for
adults and children alike. If you haven’t
tried to make a scarecrow before - go on,
give it a go!
Here’s last year’s Family/Individual winner,
Florence Nightingale, very much one of
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Computer repair, upgrades
Tel: 01425 612548
40 STOPPLES LANE, HORDLE
T: 0784 103 1464
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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us
Welcome to the second Wildlife Matters
pages. In this issue we shall concentrate on
telling you about the conservation
management of Pennington Common.
In June 2011, the Lymington & Pennington
Town Council commenced a ten-year
Stewardship Scheme in conjunction with
Natural England. The Council worked closely
with the New Forest National Park Authority’s -
Land Advice Service, who provided free expert
guidance in making their application.
The Management objectives for Upper
Pennington Common are:
• To restore an open common landscape
characterised by large glades of acid
grassland and heath with small gorse brakes
and scattered gorse bushes and trees
• To reduce the cover of gorse in order to
restore further areas of open species-rich
grassland and purple moor grass-dominated
• To protect historical earth banks
• To implement a rotational gorse management
plan to encourage bushy regrowth with more
open scrub ‘edge’ habitat favoured by birds
such as Dartford Warbler, Nightingale,
Stonechat, Tree Pipit and Whitethroat and to
provide a constant resource of suitably aged
bushes for nesting birds and invertebrates,
• Create a range of suitable conditions
including wood edge, light scrub cover,
scattered trees, short grazed turf and areas of
bare ground to favour a diversity of
heathland birds, including ground nesting
birds such as Nightjar and Woodlark,
invertebrates and reptiles.
Chickweed, with locally uncommon Broadleaved
Cotton Grass, Pale Butterwort, Burnet
Rose, Lesser Bladderwort, Dodder and Matgrass,
together with Nationally Rare Reddish
Nightjar: A New Forest speciality and a bird
that could be encouraged to the Pennington
Common. Listen out next May & June for its
‘churring’ night-time call.
Pale-heath Violet: Recorded within heath at
Upper Pennington Common
Soft-leaved Sedge: Also recorded on the
Existing special species on Upper Pennington
Nationally Scarce Soft-leaved Sedge, Pale
Heath Violet, Wild Chamomile and Upright
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Techniques to encourage suitable habitat for
nesting birds and invertebrates: Young birch
and willow is present amongst a number of
more mature gorse stands. This is removed in
conjunction with the rotational gorse
management. Gorse is managed on a rotational
basis to create diverse age structure.
Other management includes; the restoration
of species-rich semi-natural grassland,
woodland and lowland heath, maintenance of
wood pasture, parkland, ponds of high wildlife
value and the control of invasive plant species.
Indicators of Success: Cover of shrubs such as
Holly, Hazel, Hawthorn and Blackthorn should
be between 10% and 50%. By year 10,
undesirable species such as Holm Oak,
Sycamore, Rhododendron, Laurel and Japanese
Knotweed should be rare (less than 5% cover).
In all years, populations of nationally scarce
Upright Chickweed and Chamomile has to be
maintained. In return for completing these
works, the Council are able to claim up to
£5,953 pa from the EU & Natural England pot
for the duration of the ten-year plan. A further
£14,749 for capital works is also available.
Lousewort: Flowers from April to September
on damp acid grassland
Further information from:
Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer
(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email
Unseasoned logs available
Steve or Lorraine Mabbett
(01590) 381255 or
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NOTICE BOARD : LOCAL GROUPS , CHARITIES
Hordle & District Twinning Association
Do you remember your first holiday abroad?
Perhaps taking the ferry to France, and on
arrival finding things slightly different to what
you were used to at home, but quite wonderful
to explore - a boulangerie with fresh croissants,
an epicerie with strange smelling cheeses, or
better still chancing upon market day with a
huge range of colourful local produce and
products that you couldn’t buy back home.
Well, the Hordle & District Twinning Association
can offer you all this and more!
On the Sunday, everyone spends time with their
hosts - perhaps visiting friends or relatives for
lunch, or a place of interest, whilst some of us
organise a cycle ride in the beautiful countryside
surrounding Yerville. The weekend is topped off
with a get-together in the local Salle du Maire,
entailing a communal meal and entertainment,
and perhaps a few short speeches. We leave on
the Monday morning after meeting up again for
a group breakfast of coffee, hot chocolate,
crusty baguette and croissants. It is great fun!
The Association began 30 years ago with a few
enthusiastic members and a lot of hard work to
twin with the village of Yerville in Normandy.
Since then, every alternate year, a group of 40
or so from Hordle travel to France to stay with a
host family in Yerville for a long weekend, Friday
to Monday. We stay in their homes, being
treated to lovely French cuisine and wine of
course, and appreciating the French way of life.
Our twin association in Yerville, organise a grand
day out on the Saturday - visits have included a
local Chateau with beautiful gardens, a
fromagerie producing specialist Neufchatel
cheeses shaped like hearts, punting on canals in
Amiens and visiting the Benedictine Liquor
factory and museum in Fecamp. This 30th
Anniversary year we were treated to a velo-rail
ride to the beautiful coastal town of Etretat,
where, after lunch at a pretty restaurant, we
went on a guided tour of the town and stunning
On odd years (2017, 2019), our Yervillais friends
come to us, when we look forward to showing
them the beauty of the New Forest, its coast
and attractions, as well as English cooking and
The “raison d’être” of the Association is to
introduce our cultures through exchanging real
life experiences, in the heart of a family home,
thus gaining a better understanding of how each
other lives. We share stories of childhood and
everyday life and it soon becomes obvious that
we’re not that different at all. But above all we
have a great deal of enjoyment together, and
build up long-lasting friendships with our
The Association does not lie dormant between
these annual weekends. We organise events
throughout the year to socialise and to raise
funds for hosting our guests. We organise the
annual scarecrow competition which runs up to
the village fête, as well as Quiz Nights, Safari
Suppers, Bastille Day BBQ, wine-tasting and
group meals out.
Above all, the Association is all about
camaraderie! We are always happy to welcome
new members of all ages. Please contact Bob
Norley on 07436000614 if you are interested in
Covering Tiptoe, Hordle
0845 388 9063
Do you need to get to a medical appointment?
Hordle Voluntary Care Group would like to help you.
We will pick you up from home, take you to your
appointment and return you to your home afterwards.
The volunteer will stay with you whilst waiting for your
appointment and if you wish, will accompany you to
the consultation. We also provide transport for
relatives to visit in-patients if they are unable to get to
the hospital using public transport and to the ‘bathing
service’ at the St John Ambulance HQ on the Gordleton
Industrial Estate or Milford Hospital
HORDLE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
We meet the first Tuesday of every month usually in the WI Hall at 2.15pm.
New members and visitors are always welcome. Why not try it, come along
and see what we do. Speakers and events organised each month. We also have pub lunches,
play scrabble and rummikub, have a craft group and much more!
For details and any events, we are organising please contact:
Secretary Ros Merriman 01425 616305 or to book the hall call Wendy Perkins on 01425
1st HORDLE BROWNIES
1 st Hordle Brownies, girls aged 7-10, meet in the Hordle W1
Hall on Thursday evenings from 6.15-7.45. In a friendly and
supportive atmosphere they unwind after school, make new
friends, enjoy games and practice new skills. They also love
earning badges for hobbies and interests practiced at home.
The varied programme of activities encourages them to develop
themselves, as well as developing an awareness of ways in
which they can help others in the unit, at home and in the wider
community. Recent events include a trip to Pets at Home and a
Tai Chi workshop.
The main emphasis is on fun and adventure, with outings, pack
holidays and activity days to choose from as well.
www.girlguiding.org.uk Get involved!
We meet on a Wednesday
evening in Tiptoe St Andrew’s
Church Hall, From 7:15-9:pm
Anyone who enjoys a good
laugh, and a sing, are
welcome to come along. Not
necessary to read music.
For more details please call
Pat Hood 01425 615051
Arnewood Divers Sub-Aqua Club
Where diving from our own hard boat is safe and fun. Training from beginner to
Instructor, including diving (obviously!), boat handling, navigation, first aid for
divers, oxygen administration, nitrox diving and more.
Find us on Facebook or https://sites.google.com/view/adsac/home
For more details contact Club Secretary Rob Spence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Village diary: for planned club events & speakers
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HORDLE FLOWER CLUB
A friendly welcome awaits visitors and new members to our monthly meetings. We
have demonstrations where you can enjoy beautiful creations of contemporary and
traditional designs. Also workshops to learn new skills in arranging flowers.
The club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Pavilion,
Vaggs Lane. Hordle 7pm for 7.30pm.
For more details contact Denise Gibb 01590 642804
HORDLE GARDENING CLUB
The club is in it’s 25th year. For 2018, the programme of events includes visits to local
attractions, annual skittles evening, members closed show, annual BBQ and Christmas party.
If anyone is interested in joining the thriving Hordle Gardening Club, or even becoming a
committee member and giving your time to support this wonderful club, please come along to
the next meeting, where you will be made to feel very welcome. We meet on the 4th Friday in
each month at 7.30pm at the Pavilion (excluding August & December) Guests £3.00.
Contact: Paul Taylor 01425 619299 or Kate Cornhill 01425 621305
Everton Rambling Club
Merv : 01590 642509
Do you know someone who is blind or
partially sighted and would like to receive the
01425 616 361
Contact Mervyn for walk details
Tues 14th 10.30am
Thurs 30th 10.30am
Tues 11th 6.30pm
Thurs 27th 10.30am
A 5 MILE WALK USUALLY TAKES BETWEEN
TWO AND THREE HOURS
New Forest Orchestra is a friendly, amateur orchestra, conducted by
Ieuan Davies, that meets for weekly rehearsals in Hordle. We perform
at 3-4 concerts a year at various venues in the New Forest, including
the Lymington Arts Festival and Milford on Sea Arts Festival.
Rehearsals are every Wednesday, 7.30-9.30 pm at Hordle Memorial
Hall, Hordle Lane, Hordle.
New players can be sure of a friendly welcome, and we are especially
keen for more strings and brass (minimum grade 5 standard is
For details of upcoming concerts, or to express interest in joining, please contact via our
website nforchestra.org or call Orchestra Chair Alan Ford 01590 681741.
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Pre booking essential due to small class sizes.
Sundays 6pm at The Sports Pavilion Hall, Hordle, SO41 0FP
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LARGEST LOCAL INDEPENDENT
ESTATE & LETTING AGENT
WITH OFFICES ALSO IN
BROCKENHURST, MILFORD ON SEA,
BRANSGORE and LONDON
Tel: 01425 638656
EVENTS NEAR HORDLE
Sunday 5th August
Lymington, SO41 8AA : 10AM-5PM
It will be the 19 th year of this event
and will as always have a number of
attractions including one of the
largest Classic Car shows on the
South Coast featuring up to 300
cars, a food village with lots of local
dishes, a dog show featuring a
display by Canine Partners, trade
and craft stalls including interactive
pottery demonstration, Birds of
Prey, Punch & Judy and Billy Cole’s
Rotary Club of Lymington: www.lymingtontrotary.org.uk
Enquires please contact: Event organiser: Colin Jelly
T: 01425 618009
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EVERTON STORES & POST OFFICE
Mon – Sat 7am to 7.30pm, Sun: 7.30am to 5pm
The Post Office is open the same hours as the store
West Lane, Everton, SO41 0JR
TEL: 01590 643055
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Free Estimates and Advice
Interior and External
No job too small
01590 643 516
07901 808 722
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In the Garden
with Alan Edmondson of
Bowercot Garden Design
• Watering is most important. Even if it does rain, check any containers and baskets in
• Collect black spot infected leaves from beneath roses on a regular basis. Do not compost
• Trim established hedges such as box, holly, beech and yew. These are all only given an
• Clear duckweed from the surface of pools.
• Cut gladioli as soon as the lower flowers open but leave at least four leaves on the plant in
order to feed the developing corm.
• Pick sweet corn cobs as soon as the seeds exude ‘milk’, when pressed with your finger nail.
• Cut out fruited loganberry canes to the base and tie in the new stems.
• If mare’s-tail is a problem, crush the stems before applying glyphosphate weedkiller.
• If you are thinking of building a rockery or raised alpine bed, choose a sunny, well drained
position away from trees.
• Continue to dead head roses – this should ensure they bloom throughout the month.
• Take cuttings of lavender and protect them in a cold frame.
• Pick remaining tomatoes and lay them out to ripen in a warm place, but not in direct
• Prepare containers for planting spring flowering bulbs. Try a bottom layer of tulips, a middle
layer of daffodils and a top layer of crocus.
• Do not forget to feed the fish in your pond. Live food may be becoming scarce and they
need to build up their reserves for the winter.
Local Gardening Tip: Invasive weed around the Danestream
Himalayan Balsam, which is an invasive weed is growing around our area. I
have just pulled up over 300 plants in an area of 10 square metres. The plant
has a very pretty flower as It is from the Impatiens ( Busy Lizzie) family,
however that pretty flower sets seeds which can be fired up to 25 metres away. Thankfully the
roots are very shallow and easy to remove before the plant flowers. It suffocates all other plants
in the area it invades, so see one and pull it up! Any weedkiller containing Glycophosphate
(e.g.Roundup) will kill a plant in a few days. ……….. Clive Gilchrist
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Date Event & Description When Where
3rd Aug Gardening Club: Barbecue 7pm Pavilion
4th Aug Hordle Café with Councillor's corner 9.30-12.30 Pavilion
7th Aug WI: Cream tea 2.15pm WI Hall
Flower Club: Demonstration by Carol Stables
10th Aug Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
11th Aug BINGO 7.30pm Pavilion
16th Aug Holiday Tea 3pm
Contact All Saints'
Church Office: 01425
17th Aug Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
18th Aug Hordle Café 9.30-12.30 Pavilion
24th Aug Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
25th Aug Hordle Café 9.30-12.30 Pavilion
31st Aug Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
1st Sept Hordle Fair 1pm- 5pm Pavilion
Hordle Praise: Open air Church service with a
4th Sept WI: How to grow old disgracefully WI Hall
Flower Club: Festival including designs by
Hordle members. To the 9th
7th Sept Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
8th Sept Hordle Café 9.30-12.30 Pavilion
14th Sept Film Show 7.30pm Pavilion
Contact All Saints'
Men's Breakfast: Fry up & Talk by Arthur Binns 8.15am
Church Office: 01425
20th Sept Holiday Tea 3pm
Contact All Saints'
Church Office: 01425
22nd Sept BINGO 7.30pm Pavilion
23rd Sept Harvest Festival All Saints' Church
Gardening Club: Planning & Planting for the
year ahead - Steve Austin
29th Sept Hordle Café 9.30-12.30 Pavilion
HORDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Membership
Charity No 900578
As a resident/s within the Civil Parish of Hordle and over the age of 18 years I/we
wish to commence/continue membership of the Hordle Community Association.
Membership is by Family Group or Individual
Post Code…………………...……… Telephone number………………….…………….
(will be treated in confidence and used only within the Association)
Membership categories: Family £5.00 Individual £2.00
I enclose my remittance for £………………
( I also include an entirely optional donation)
Please make cheques payable to HORDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION or pay by paypal to
firstname.lastname@example.org and not to named individuals. Please send or deliver your
subscription to the HCA, The Pavilion, Vaggs Lane, Hordle , SO41 0FP
I consent for the above information to be used to maintain the Association’s Register of Members and to
keep members informed of the Association’s activities,
No information will be passed to outside agencies.
Café: Every Saturday 9am –12noon. The Pavilion, Vaggs Lane
Come and have a coffee and home made cake. Children and pets are welcome.
The Parish Council meets on the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesday of each month at 7.15 pre meeting public
forum. Meeting starts at 7.30pm Hordle Pavilion.
All Saints‘ Church, Hordle
Every Sunday: 9.15am Formal Service; Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays
10.15am Informal service with children’s groups; Communion 3rd Sunday
Little Angels: Tuesday morning and afternoon sessions in the Church Hall during term time for
parents, carers and preschool children.
Quiet Garden: on Thursday 20 th September from 9.50am – Make time to reflect and pray quietly
in beautiful surroundings. Contact the Church Office
Coffee Pot: Friday mornings during term time for parents, childminders and preschool children
from 8.30-10am in the Upper Room at the Church Hall.
Coffee at the Potting Shed: for friendly & informal chat over a fresh brew and pastries at Redcliffe
Garden Centre:Fridays: 10 th and 24 th August, 14 th and 28 th September
*Please call the Church Office on 01425 626565 between 9.30 and 12 noon on weekdays for
further details of any of these events.
We look forward to meeting you at some or all of these summer activities.
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NFDC LOCAL PLAN
NFDC currently have out for public consultation
their ‘Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1: Planning
Strategy’. This is the document that will
determine the most suitable places for larger
‘strategic sites’, each of over 100 dwellings, in
the New Forest district area outside the
National Park. In total, the plan will provide
strategic sites for 10,500 new homes in the
district over 20 years.
new routes through the village to the school
and church and encouraging biodiversity.
Please read the Planning Strategy document
and, if you wish, make your comments on the
Representation Form provided, all
If the plan is approved by the government
inspector at an examination hearing early next
year, Hordle will see around 260 new homes
built in the area. Generally, the plan promotes
smaller 1 and 2 bed homes of different types,
suitable for a variety of ages, from younger
couples starting off in life, to those downsizing
from a larger home. 50% of homes built on
strategic sites will be ‘affordable housing’, and
of that there will be a mixture of affordable
small rented properties, affordable smaller
‘home ownership’ properties and other market
homes of various sizes.
The main sites proposed in Hordle are on
Hordle Lane/Vicarage Road/Sky End Lane (site
SS8) and Everton Road (SS9). Officers and your
NFDC councillors have worked hard (taking into
account residents’ earlier consultation
comments) to determine what we believe are
the most appropriate and least harmful areas
for development in the village. In addition,
officers have developed more detailed designs
as to how these sites might be best developed,
as a future guide for both potential developers
and planning officers. A Supplementary
Planning Document showing this further detail
should be available in the autumn.
I am very aware of the different views that local
people have about the development of these
currently green belt sites. But I believe the plan
will provide attractive new homes in Hordle,
whilst also creating new open recreational
space available for everyone to use, providing
The deadline for comments is August 12 th . You
can also contact me about the plans at any time
using the contact details below.
Cllr Fran Carpenter
New Forest District Councillor &
Hampshire County Councillor for
Hordle, Everton & Tiptoe
01425 614665 / 07867 502624
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