Your Voice: Hordle magazine August to September


Community magazine

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 1



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

Competition 17

Local groups/Charities 18-20

Events near Hordle 23

Recipe 25

Hordle Primary School 26-27

Village Diary 28-29

HCA Membership application 29

NFDC Local Plan 30

Editor: Jacqui Peacock


Tel: 07801 562358

Delivered door to door in Hordle. Pick up points: Village shops, Community centre & Church


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Competitively priced local laundry

business, located at Fox Pond

Free collection/delivery:


Bed Linen/Table Linen/Towels etc.

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Christchurch Road

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SO41 0LA

Tel/Fax: 01590 645999

Lianne & Mike

01590 612 547

07918 860 637



If you, or

someone you

know, is thinking

about bringing a

four-legged little

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

found elsewhere?

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 or

call us for help and puppy

advice now on 01425 262


Sophie's Pet Care®

Perfect for your Puppy

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 5


Andy Boettger

Local Accountant living in Hordle, with over 30 years experience

in practice

Personal focus with a free initial meeting

Services range from: Book keeping, Tax returns /Accounts production for

Sole traders/Partnerships and Limited Companies

TEL : 07909 923546




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

weren't yet

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

small, organic

Estate that is just a stones throw from the

Mediterranean Sea.

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


• Mix


garlic, parsley and

fresh/dried chilli

flakes and pour

over some melted


• Tightly pack

the mussels with

the breadcrumb mix and arrange in an oven

proof dish.

• 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 or pop into

the shop on St Thomas Street in Lymington

(opposite M&S).

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


To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 7




The New Forest Inn, Emery Down

The Trusty Servant, Minstead

The Mortimer Arms, Ower

The Royal Oak, Hilltop, Beaulieu




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


Enjoy up to 10% back on your card each time you spend with us.

Also collectable and redeemable at our other four pubs. Receive special offers only for Privilege Card Holders

The Royal Oak, Christchurch Road, Lymington, SO41 0LA

TEL: 01590 718104



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

and inviting.

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





many a

time to

send his


back, but this one was spot on – perfectly

medium rare & accompanied with fresh

seasonal vegetables.

fruit – in a word yummy.

Both of us usually pass

on dessert but here

the homemade

selection tempted us.

The strawberry

cheesecake was

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!

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 9


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

aim at







children and adults). Check out the Kiddies

Kingdom and Football Shootout.


Also new this year, Jo Hedger presents


Climbing up

a massive

Oak with



and offers

you the

chance to

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

demonstrator car.

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.

Dog owners

will find the




have set up

fun runs so

your dog can

have a go at

agility, it’s

absolutely great.

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,

The Fair opens at 1.00pm so come and

join your fellow villagers, its FREE ENTRY

and FREE PARKING and don’t forget the

sun screen.

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 11


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

keeping healthy.

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

Chartered Physiotherapist

Registered with The Health Professionals Council

Hannah Marrion MFHT

Sports Massage and

Complementary Therapist

Home Visits and clinic appointments available

See the website:

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)

• Family/Individual

• Business.

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

our heroines.

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 13



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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

Buff moth.

Target Species:

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

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 15

Management Methods:

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

(07543) 901324



Please see website for Terms & Conditions

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 17


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

proper beer.

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

and Everton

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


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



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. 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

For more details contact Club Secretary Rob Spence:

Please see the Village diary: for planned club events & speakers

To advertise please email: or tel 01590 643969/07801 562 358 19


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


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

Talking Newspaper?

01425 616 361

Contact Mervyn for walk details


Tues 14th 10.30am

Thurs 30th 10.30am


Tues 11th 6.30pm

Thurs 27th 10.30am



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 or call Orchestra Chair Alan Ford 01590 681741.


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Tel: 01425 638656




Summer Spectacular

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

Fun Fair.

Rotary Club of Lymington:

Enquires please contact: Event organiser: Colin Jelly

T: 01425 618009



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In the Garden

Gardening Tips

with Alan Edmondson of

Bowercot Garden Design


• Watering is most important. Even if it does rain, check any containers and baskets in

sheltered positions.

• 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

annual cut.

• 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

8th Aug

Flower Club: Demonstration by Carol Stables

'Wedding Wonders'



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

2nd Sept

Hordle Praise: Open air Church service with a


kids' activity

Recreation Ground

4th Sept WI: How to grow old disgracefully WI Hall

5th Sept

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'

15th Sept

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

28th Sept

Gardening Club: Planning & Planting for the


year ahead - Steve Austin


29th Sept Hordle Café 9.30-12.30 Pavilion



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………………….…………….

E-mail address…………………………………………………………….…………………………

(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 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.



Regular events

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 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

downloadable at

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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