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As autumn approaches and we say goodbye
to the long, hot summer of 2018, we need
to adjust to a change in temperature and a
different pace of life. September sees a
return to our busy routines and the daily
stresses at home and work and it’s
important to look after ourselves.
Why not treat yourself to a relaxing Reiki
session to prepare your body and mind for
Reiki (‘rei’ means ‘universal’ and ‘ki’
‘energy’) is a natural, non-intrusive
treatment which allows positive energy to
flow through the hands of the practitioner,
encouraging the body to balance and heal
itself. Reiki treats the whole person - body,
mind and soul - resulting in many benefits
including relaxation, stress reduction,
improved sleep patterns and a general
feeling of peace and well-being.
The client remains fully clothed whilst the
practitioner uses a series of hand positions
either on or slightly above the body,
depending on preference. A warm,
soothing energy flows from the hands to
the client, promoting relaxation, releasing
tension and balancing the body’s energy
centres (‘chakras’). Experiences differ from
person to person and from session to
session – some feel the energy as heat,
others as tingling, some see colours and
others feel nothing at all, but the Reiki is
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HELLO AND WELCOME
I think we can all agree the Fair was a
great event. You can see some of the
activities and fun from the day captured
in this edition. A big thank you to all who
made it possible (see page 12).
And, so there is no excuse for not enough
thinking time! For 2019, (the 10th year of
the competition), the Hordle & District
Twinning Association have chosen,
“ Scarecrows from around the World” as
the theme. This could be a scarecrow in
national dress, or a well known national
figure from around the globe, either past
or present (Joan of Arc and Donald
Trump come to mind). Thinking caps on
We are also looking for more people to
deliver this magazine. Please contact me
if you would like more details.
With best wishes,
Editor: Jacqui Peacock
Tel: 07801 562358
Delivered door to door in Hordle. Pick up
points: Village shops, Pavilion & Church
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Wildlife Matters 5
Dogs Come Too 7
Notes from The Solent Cellar 9
Hordle Pulls it Off! 12-13
Driving Safely for Longer 15
Hordle Parish: Forthcoming events 17-18
Local Noticeboard: 19-21
Hordle CE Primary News 25-26
Village Diary 28-29
Why we need a Man’s Shed 30
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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us
‘LANDSCAPE SCALE CONSERVATION’
Ecologists, conservationists and our larger
wildlife bodies are regularly talking about how
best we can look after British wildlife. The term
‘landscape-scale conservation’ has been coined
and seems to be on everyone’s lips.
Comparatively small, often isolated, nature
reserves dotted around Britain’s coast or inland
are no longer suitable alone for the future
needs of our diminishing wildlife. Or, so we are
told and with many animals rapidly declining,
larger steps need to be taken.
So, how real is the threat of losing species in our
countryside and cities? On the face of what I
see locally, not much. That is however, until you
look at the wider picture. Species that have
been here for hundreds of years are in decline.
Farmland is under intense pressure to produce
more food, often it appears, for unrealistic
Naturalist and broadcaster Stephen Moss says
in his book ,‘Wild Kingdom’ about the farmed
countryside, ‘Apart from the gently waving
heads of corn in the summer’s breeze, there is
an eerie silence. Nothing moves. The flutter of
butterflies, their colours catching the eye as they
reflect the sunshine; the buzz of bumblebees as
they flit from flower to flower; even the
wildflowers themselves – are all absent’.
Stephen continues, ‘We only need to find out
what we have lost since the end of the Second
World War to realise just how much has
vanished during the last 70 years – the span of a
human lifetime – we have lost 99 per cent of our
hay meadows, 96 per cent of our chalk and
limestone grasslands, half a million farm ponds
and 300,000 miles of hedgerows – enough to
stretch from the earth to way beyond the
The Wildlife Trusts have put in place a ‘Nature
Recovery Network’ which includes trying to
bring nature into the places where we work and
live and to encourage farmers to make room for
colourful wildflower strips running alongside
hedgerows. They contend that children seem to
understand that the natural world is the
foundation of our wellbeing. The Trust’s 4 stage
plan is to: 1) Protect the wildest places, 2) Make
connections through (‘stepping-stones’ and
‘wildlife corridors’) between these larger places,
3) Provide a bigger overall area for wildlife and
4) Find space for wildlife in the wider landscape.
• 250,000 miles of roadside verges for
• c.430,000 hectares of gardens to help
important pollinators such as
• Public open spaces of which two-thirds
is short mown grass, whereas,
wildflower meadows support eight
times more wildlife
• 70% of UK land is farmland where
creating habitat for wildlife is vital.
So, what can we do to help? There is no real
opportunity to help in this new ‘landscape scale’
vision, but what every one of us can do is
manage our gardens a little better for ‘wildlife’,
or maybe, help your local conservation
volunteers undertake work in nearby public
open spaces and nature reserves.
The rewards for health and well-being and
just doing your bit for nature, is
immeasurable. ‘Every one of us can do a
little, but together we can do a lot’.
Further information from:
Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer
(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email
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DOGS COME TOO!
Record numbers of British holidaymakers are
choosing to go off on vacation with their dogs
instead of leaving them behind. It's not just UK
holidays either; some intrepid dog owners are
even calling on their vets, and paying to have
them issue special pet passports to enable their
four-legged friends to travel abroad with them!
an infusion of elderflower, linden blossom,
ginseng and water or 'Pawsecco Rose'; (same
again but with carrot added). For the more
butch-type dogs there's good old 'Bottom
Sniffer Beer' containing dandelion and burdock.
And to round off the meal, Fido can choose 'old
sock ice cream' too. Strange but true!
In recent years, our dogs have become much
more important members of our families and
now there's a growing demand for dogfriendly
self-catering cottages, hotels and even
luxury villas that don't just tolerate dogs, but
actively encourage them to come too.
Here are some examples:
Even the upper echelons of polite society are
getting in on the 'dogs come too' act: In
London's fancy Knightsbridge at the five-star
Egerton House Hotel, while well-heeled guests
tuck into their scones and finger sandwiches in
the drawing room, their dogs can enjoy their
own special 'Dog Afternoon Tea'.
The four-star, 15th century Swan at Lavenham
Hotel and Spa has a renowned restaurant, and
has now created a special in-the-room dinner
menu especially for its canine guests.
In the 12th century Tuscan Castello Del Nero,
Michelin-starred chefs fuss around
preparing bespoke meals for dogs, who come
in hungry after a day sniffing around the 740
acres of olive groves and vineyards and cooling
off in a couple of lakes.
Channels Bar and Brasserie in Essex supply an
extensive range of luxury treats for dogs from
their 'DoggyDining' menu. There are old
favourites that are sure to please, like
sausages and rashers of bacon alongside
choices such as 'cheese and crackers', which
are actually chunks of cheddar with chicken
rawhide crackers served with an apple
garnish. It doesn't end there either; a range of
side orders like doggy crisps (crunchy
vegetable crisps made for dogs), doggy
popcorn (made in Britain especially for dogs
too and 'with 100% natural ingredients') is
available. And If some of that sounds a bit dry
for the canine palate, then pampered pooches
can wash it all down with 'Pawsecco White';
It's a growing trend, but if your holiday simply
doesn't work with your dog, but you really
don't like the idea of leaving your four-legged
family member in kennels, then Sophie's
Pet Care® have the perfect solution: We
regularly arrange VIP holidays for your dog in
the comfort of loving, family homes in our
area, so that your pooch has a holiday that's at
least as good as your own! Pick up the dog and
bone and call ………………. or visit
sophiespetcare.com for more information.
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NOTES FROM THE SOLENT CELLAR
What’s in Your Wine?
Keeping up with trends and changes in tastes is
one of the many enjoyable things about
running an independent shop. We are able to
react quickly, adding or changing lines, and
there are several areas of our buying that has
evolved this way. We have increased our range
of organic and biodynamic wines, low or no
sulphur and vegan wines.
Which brings me to this interesting topic, what
is in your wine?
Wine has been produced for thousands of
years and was previously the way of preserving
what would go unused or rotten. People also
drank wine with it being cleaner than drinking
water at the time and it was seen as bringing
many health benefits.
Modern advances in technology and the
demand for more affordable wine has led to
the industrialisation of winemaking
techniques, very much in the way that
modern/supermarket bread has mostly
replaced home baking. Home baking where
just three ingredients were used, nowadays
look on the back of your packet of bread and
there are many more than that!
So, what is likely
to be in the
average bottle of
plonk? The list is
long and can
include things like
wine, as well as
Healthy organic vineyard in the
Sierra de Gredos
Organic Wine - This is where the grapes are
grown organically, without the use of harmful
pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and chemical
fertilisers, therefore better for you and the
Sulphur in Wine - This is used as a
preservative, keeping the wine from oxidising
and isn’t necessarily a bad thing in small
quantities. However, some people find they
react to it, especially at high levels and so, it is
nice to be able to offer a selection of low or no
added sulphur wines. Sulphur levels in organic
wines tend to be much lower.
Vegan/Vegetarian Wine - More often than not
fining agents are used in large scale wine
production - wineries can use animal byproducts
such as milk and egg white to filter
any sediment. We offer a great selection of
wines from smaller producers who don’t fine
or filter their wines at all, as well as those that
use non-animal products for this process and
therefore are vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Here is just a small selection of our wines that
we can highly
*no added SO2*
Heather & Simon
The Solent Cellar
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‘Fun and Adventure for all the Family’ was
the theme for this year’s Hordle Summer
Fair, organised by the Hordle Community
Association, with a guest appearance by
‘Toxic Targets’ challenged young and old to
shoot at a target with Nerf guns, ‘Rodeo
Bull’ ride for a minute for a prize and Tree
climbing demonstrations from ‘Arbor
Venture’s’ Jo Hedger, (bronze winner of the
World and Tree Climbing Championships in
Ohio), demonstrated tree climbing and
encouraged visitors to climb the old oak
Children couldn’t wait to have a turn at
‘Freddie’s Kingdom’ of bounce, teddy bear
slide and maze. Face Painting from Magic
Moon Faces transformed children into
animals and Pottery Time encouraged
everyone to throw a pot.
Customers visited over 60 stalls set out as a
village square,offering handmade sweets,
crafts, artisan glass, jewellery, bags, clothes,
pots & plants for the garden and much,
much more. Councillor Fran Carpenter
stated, “It was best supported Fair ever
Visitors were introduced to a classic cars
showcased by their owners, alongside
Hyundai showcasing their new range of
The Central Arena hosted Church ‘Whacky
Races’ for all the children with prizes. The
Dog Show drew lots of entries with 4 classes
and a Small Dog Activity area challenged the
family dog to demonstrate their skills with
HORDLE PULLS IT OFF!
The HCA would like to thank X Company
(SW) Army Cadet Force for the extensive
help given during setting up and throughout
the whole Fair day.
The Flower Club competition had a record
number of entries, of the highest quality
ever seen before and the winners really
deserved the prizes they were awarded.
Hordle Scouts fired up a barbecue of hot
dogs and burgers. This was complimented by
Real Food serving homemade pies, pizzas
and salad, followed by SupaScoops ice cream
to cool everyone down. This was all in
addition to the drinks available from the
beer tent and the ‘Saturday Hordle Café’.
The British Legion Band and Prairie Dogs
entertained the crowds with music and
Braces & Lace 1940s Lindy Hop Dance
Troupe, got visitors tapping their feet and
Forty-one prizes were awarded, worth over
£1,000 in The Grand Draw including 1 st Prize
£150, 2 nd Prize £100 & 3 rd Prize £50. (A full
list of winners can be found on the Hordle
Community Website: hordleca.co.uk).
Many of the visitors said: “Its now the Fair
to go to”
The Hordle Community Association
Chairman, would like to thank the Executive
Committee, our Members, Associate
Members, Volunteers, Family and Friends
and on the day helpers for the immense
amount of help given, so making for a real
combined village Fair atmosphere and
Your help was much appreciated.
Ken Gould. Chairman. HCA.
This year’s theme for the Twinning Scarecrow Trail Competition’, organised by the Hordle &
District Twinning Association, was the Best Prince and Princess and was awarded across 3
Business Winner - Rob Gill Home & Garden, tableaux display of Princess Leia and her Star Wars
friends and foes
Family/Individual Winner - Lyn Price with Rapunzel Princess in her Tower
Child Winner - Alice Baker for Princess Moana
Unseasoned logs available
Steve or Lorraine Mabbett
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DRIVING SAFELY FOR LONGER
There are currently just over 5.1 million people
in the UK aged 70 and over driving on our
roads, and the expectation is that this will
double if not treble in the next 20 years as we
all live longer. The oldest person who holds a
driving licence is a male aged 107 years.
Hampshire is shown as having the highest
number of older drivers outside London.
We know that older motorists have a wealth of
experience, confidence and tolerance.
However, sight, hearing, reaction time and
judgement of speed and distance may not be as
sharp as it once was.
Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to
be more serious and recovery takes much
longer. Casualty rates do increase for car
drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate
That’s where we come in. The Older Drivers
Forum is about keeping mature motorists on
the road safely for longer. Whether that’s
helping giving you practical and informative
help and support to continue driving or pointing
you in the right direction for an assessment to
identify your driving needs – from wing mirror
adapters to an elevated driving seat – we’re
here to help.
We’re a not-for-profit group made up of
experts in road safety from across Hampshire
and the Isle of Wight – from representatives
from the emergency services, to charities, local
authorities and businesses specialising in
keeping older people on the road.
If you know an older driver, have contact with
them regularly in your job or are perhaps just
concerned for a friend or relative who is still
driving then the Older Driver Forum may be
able to help.
The forum is holding an Older Driver
Awareness Week, offering advice and tips that
will help older drivers continue to drive safely
or help them to decide when to stop. The
event is free to attend and open between
9.30am to 3pm, no appointment is required
and people can pop in anytime during these
hours. The events are aimed at anyone with an
interest, from older drivers themselves, to
friends and relatives.
Advice will be available on:
• Brushing up your skills.
• Booking a driving assessment.
• Arranging a regular eyesight test.
• Getting advice on health and wellbeing
issues that could affect driving ability.
• Renewing your licence at 70.
• Learning about road safety and
consequences of not being fit to drive.
• Discover alternatives to being
independent without a car.
Safety is the top priority; it should be the most
important thing older drivers consider when
there is concern over driving ability. The best
advice is don’t become complacent and wait for
an accident or a near miss to convince a driver
to stop, instead seek advice, support and help.
Visit: olderdriversforum.com or call 01962
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(During school term)
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Fun & Games at the Church Tent: Hordle Fair
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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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NOTICE BOARD : LOCAL GROUPS , CHARITIES
Do you need to get to a medical appointment?
Covering Tiptoe, Hordle
0845 388 9063
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
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
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!
Life After Stroke or Brain Injury
Are you a stroke survivor or have you suffered
a brain injury? Would you like to try new
activities? Ferndown Leisure Centre have
teamed up with The New Forest Paddle Sport
Company, to offer stand up paddle boarding
and kayaking to stroke survivors. Why not
book in, to try these sports, with fully
qualified instructors? As long as you are
happy to be in the water and don’t mind
falling in, the rest is easy. If you would like to
add your name to the list for other trial
activities, or to book onto this one, please
Email:email@example.com or call
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
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
There were over 130 exhibits to the Annual
Closed Show– with the biggest ever number
of flowers and plants exhibited. Here
members have the opportunity to showcase
all they have grown in their gardens,
allotments, greenhouses & homes.
David Walker won Best in Show for the
Vegetable and Fruit class and also Best in
Show for Flowers and Plants , with Michael
Reeve warded Best in Show for Home
Produce shield. Brian Vincent took the award
for best photograph with a wonderful
rainbow over the clifftops .
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
Contact Mervyn for walk details
Tues 9th 10.30am
Thurs 25th 10.30am
Tues 6th 10.30am
Thurs 22nd 10.30am
A 5 MILE WALK USUALLY TAKES BETWEEN
TWO AND THREE HOURS
Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group
Everton & Milford
We provide entertainment & afternoon
tea, for people in the south of the
Milford Community Centre 9 Sea Road,
Milford-on-Sea. SO41 0PH
Next meetings: 11th Oct & 8th Nov
(2 nd Thurs of each month) 2-4pm
We are a friendly group who welcome people
living with dementia, their carers, family &
Run entirely by
volunteers, so we
£2 per person
Please see the Village diary: for planned club events & speakers
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.
Do you know someone who is blind or
partially sighted and would like to receive
the Talking Newspaper?
01425 616 361
McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre
7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most welcome.
Contact 01425 613684 or visit:
26th October: Cuba 1993, John Barrowdale
23rd November : Among the Dying Fires -
The End of Steam, Jim Boudreau
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
Do you run or are you a
member of a club or society?
If you have any information about your
society or club, that you wish to see in the
next issue, please email the details
by Nov 4th th .
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.
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HORDLE FLOWER CLUB
Are you sometimes the lucky recipient of a
flower bouquet, or perhaps purchase a bunch
of flowers with your weekly shopping? Then
what do you do? Most people just ‘plonk’ them
in a vase , nothing wrong with that – they will
look lovely, but just think….with a bit of advice
and inspiration you could also arrange those
flowers in many other ways to give added
pleasure. At our monthly meetings we have
demonstrations where you can enjoy beautiful
creations of contemporary and traditional
designs, and workshops to learn new skills in
In 1978, Betty Child, a Hordle resident,
contacted various local people with an interest
in floral art and on 3 rd September the club was
formed and had twelve founder members. They
set about advertising, fundraising, drawing up a
constitution and the inaugural meeting took
place on 12 th January 1979 in the Village
Memorial Hall, which remained our base for 21
years. The Officers and Committee were elected
and the subscription was set at £1.50. By July
that year the club had 34 members.
Betty Child was Chairman for many years and
then became President until she died a few
years ago. Lesley Nixon was
elected Secretary at the
inaugural meeting and
succeeded Betty as
President, however she
sadly died earlier this year,
but she had been a very
active member of the club
until the last year or so.
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary, continuing to have ‘Fun and Friendship through Flowers’
The club affiliated at the outset to the National
Association of Flower Arrangement Societies
(NAFAS) which had been formed in 1959,
celebrating its 60 th anniversary next year. The
local area of Wessex and Jersey was founded in
1954 and has been closely involved with staging
flower festivals at Winchester, Salisbury and
Portsmouth Cathedrals raising money for
worthy causes. In our first year Hordle was
invited to take part in the Flower Festival in
Romsey Abbey and two members represented
the club. Since then, our club has regularly
contributed to these events and has again this
year, at the
also stage our own
annually in All Saints’ Church and this year we
used arrangements in ‘Shades of Red’ to reflect
our 40 th Ruby Anniversary.
We also participate in the annual Hordle Show,
by holding competition classes. In the past year
we have run classes for beginners and together
with the workshops and watching the experts
demonstrating at our meetings, we can
experiment and show off some of those new
skills we have learnt. The Wessex and Jersey
Area also holds competitions, this year’s was
held at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey. We
were very proud of our member, Sue Erler, who
not only gained two 1 st prizes and a 2 nd , but
came away with the ‘Best in Show’ award!
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and contact details.
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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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Date When Event & Description Where
2nd 2.15pm WI: Talk on tea WI Hall
4th 12.30pm Lunch club* Hordle Church Hall
6th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
7th 3pm Pet Service Tiptoe Green
10th 7.30pm Flower Club: Tales of Wonder - Lyn Mackenzie Pavilion
12th 10.30am Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre
12th 7.30pm Film : Murder on the Orient Express Pavilion
13th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
13th 7.30pm BINGO Pavilion
18th 9.50am Quiet Garden *
18th 3pm Tea at 3* Hordle Church Hall
19th 7.30pm Film: Paddington 2 Pavilion
20th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
21st 6.30pm Songs of Praise Tiptoe
26th 10.30am Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre
26th 7.30pm Gardening Club: Ground Cover - Geoff Hawkins Pavilion
27th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
28th 4pm Messy Church Bubble Party Hordle Church Hall
1st 12.30pm Lunch club* Hordle Church Hall
2nd 7.30pm Film: Peter Rabbit Pavilion
3rd 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
3rd 8.15am Men's Breakfast* Hordle Church Hall
3rd 9.30am Community Litter pick Pavilion
6th 2.15pm WI: Potted Panto & Poetry WI Hall
9th 10.30am Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre
9th 7.30pm Film: TBC Pavilion
10th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
10th 7.30pm BINGO Pavilion
11th 9.30am Remembrance Sunday
All Saints' Church,
11th 10.15am Remembrance Sunday St Andrew's Tiptoe
11th 10.30 start Remembrance Day Parade Start Woodcock Lane
Flower Club: 2 Xmas Chanukkah & a Turkey -
15th 9.50am Quiet Garden*
15th 3pm Tea @ 3* Hordle Church Hall
17th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
17th 7pm Tea fund Quiz Evening Hordle Church Hall
23rd 10.30am Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre
23rd 7.30pm Gardening Club Christmas Party Pavilion
24th 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion
Remembrance Day Parade
The Silence is to be held at The War Memorial at
11am, after a procession from Woodcock Lane
starting at 10.30am.
The procession will include members of the Scouts,
Guides and the British Legion, but everyone is
There will be road closures in Everton Road. Car parking will be available in
Woodcock Lane and at the Pavilion, Vaggs Lane.
Hordle Parish Council Litter Pick – Saturday 3 November 9.30 to 12.30.
Please come along and help tidy the Parish for Remembrance Sunday. Meet at
Hordle Pavilion, Vaggs Lane, Hordle.
Equipment will be provided. Please come along and help – All welcome.
If you require further information please call the Parish Office
01425-611119 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council are delighted to welcome Rob Tarbard to the Parish Council. Rob is
an Everton resident who was co-opted to the Parish Council at the 7 August meeting.
For a full list of councillors and contact details please see the website:
Regular events/Contact details
HCA: www.Hordleca.co.uk, Pavilion 01425 517944
Film screenings £2.50 - no need to book
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
*Please call the Church Office 01425 626565 between 9.30am and noon weekdays for further
details of events and to book places (Lunch Club, Quiet Garden, Tea @3, Men’s Breakfast)
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WHY WE NEED A ‘MEN’S SHED’
At the County Council, I am a member of the
select committee that looks at Public Health
and we recently received a presentation
about ‘Men’s Sheds'. I have to say that at
first I was rather puzzled about the general
idea, but the more I learned about it the
more it occurred to me that a Men’s Shed
would be incredibly valuable in the area.
Hence the beginning of a local project which
I hope will be a success. So, what does a
messy old shed full of workshop tools have
to do with men’s health?
The health of men, particularly that of single
men, or those who may have lost loved ones
and find themselves alone in later life, has
been identified as a huge concern in
communities all over the country. Not only
the physical health of men but also their
mental health. Isolation and lack of contact
with the outside world is one of the biggest
causes of depression, and particularly so in
men of all ages. That is not to say that
women do not suffer from loneliness. But
women often find it easier to initiate going
out for a coffee with friends or to join clubs
such as the WI, Zumba or even Weight
Watchers, where they can chat and have fun
together. It has been found that many men
find socialising much harder.
A Men’s Shed is one way that men can find
friendship and camaraderie amongst other
like-minded people. Men working together
on projects, learning new skills, sharing
ideas and successes, helps general wellbeing
and encourages a more active and fulfilling
lifestyle. Sheds also offer a place to put the
world to rights, to laugh and relax with
There is a national Men’s Shed Association
(menssheds.org.uk) and there are now close
to 40 Men’s Sheds in Hampshire alone, all
run by the Shedders who use them. If you
would like to become part of the ‘Men’s
Shed brigade’ in this area, and help to get a
new Shed started, please get in touch with
me (contact details below).
If, however, you are reading this before
Thursday 20 th September, there is a public
meeting about the project at New Milton
Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, on that
evening (20 th ) at 7pm where we will have
speakers from existing Men’s Sheds. Do
come along and find out more. (NB:
Women also welcome - if you enjoy a bit of
Cllr Fran Carpenter
New Forest District Councillor &
Hampshire County Councillor for
Hordle, Everton & Tiptoe
01425 614665 / 07867 502624
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