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I hope the cover page has started to put

you in the mood for Christmas - ‘Rudolf

and Christmas Moonlight’, is by local

artist Shaun Stevens. I’m a big fan of

Shaun’s work, which you can see at the

Hurst Marine shop in Milford &

Handmade New Forest in Lymington, plus


There’s plenty to look forward to across

this period. Close to home on the 8th

December there is the Village Fair and

lights switch on.

There are also some festive articles to

read here including, 'Happy Woofmas’

from Sophie’s Pet Care. Who’d have

thought there were so many present

options for our four legged friends! Also,

The Solent Cellar, share there expertise in

how to enhance our Christmas food with

the choice of wine.

As ever, please do get in contact if you

are a member of a club or society you

want to publicise, or have an interest/

topic to share with the rest of the Village

- I’d love to hear from you.


Happy Woofmas 5

Wildlife Matters 7

The Art of Food & Wine Matching 9

HCA News 13

Hordle Church 16-17

Birdwatching for Beginners 18

Local Noticeboard: 19-21

Christmas Events in the Wider Area 23

Hordle CE Primary News 25-26

Village Diary 28-29

District & County Council bits ‘n pieces 30

Editor: Jacqui Peacock

Contact details


Tel: 07801 562358

Delivered door to door in Hordle.

Pick up points:

Village shops, Pavilion & Church


7th January

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and

New Year


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Christmas Party Package

Choose 3 of the following services to

the value of £70

& save yourself £10!

• Shellac hands

• Shellac toes

• Full body fake tan

• Hair up

• Make - up

Valid from mid Nov—Christmas

Tel: 01425 612548





At Christmas, if dogs could talk, they'd

probably tell us that we'd gone bonkers.

Throughout the year they happily plod on in

their cuddly, companionable way, expecting

or wanting nothing in return except your love

and attention, a nice walk, some sniffing time,

a regular bowl of tasty grub and some clean


on its own or poured over food in order to

fully appreciate those savoury flavours",

might be on the way. Or perhaps there's the

chance of another tin of those 'Good Dog

Hand Baked Biscuits' with his name on them.

Fido's keeping his paws crossed that all this

good stuff doesn't come with the

embarrassment of having to wear another of

those Christmas reindeer or red snowflake

jumpers, or the frightful pongfest of 'Kennel

Number 5' or 'Old Spike' dog perfumes; "a

bouquet of uplifting floral scents in a bottle,

Kennel 5 Cologne will give your dog instant

sophistication and will make them smell

divine", that he had to put up with last time

all this craziness happened!

‘Catherine Dashwood Photography’

Unexpectedly once a year at Christmas they

wake up as usual, only to find that for some

reason that they simply can't fathom out, they

are required to do odd things - like wear

funny hats, bright jumpers and go round with

red bows tied to their collars. They go along

with all this because they vaguely remember

that last time all this frivolous nonsense

happened, there was some very tasty extra

food and drink too!

Fido's actually not as daft as he looks. He will

have noticed that, instead of getting the usual

quota of cuddles, his owner has recently been

spending even more time touching that

screen thingy that she always carries around,

and buying stuff online. So he doesn't mind

too much, because it probably means that

some 'Woofmas Christmas Beer' brewed

especially for dogs and with its own

personalised label; "It’s bound to get your

dog's tail wagging and is best enjoyed either

All these (yes, they do really exist) — plus

some more sensible options — are available


Whatever you do with your dog this

Christmas, make sure you have a good one.

From all of us at Sophie's Pet Care and

Sophie's Dog Holidays, "Merry Christmas and

Happy New Year!"

Sophie's Pet Care is the area's leading dog

walking experts, with over 700 happy

customers, carefully kitted-out modern vans,

full-time walking and office staff plus 24/7

online booking facilities. Sophie's Dog

Holidays offer your dog the chance of a

unique holiday in a loving local home as

opposed to kennels when you want to get

away, whether its for a few nights or a whole

fortnight. Click or call 01425 262 100,

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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us


In September, the Government introduced its

new Agricultural Bill. As expected, it contains

provisions about paying farmers for managing

their farms during the transition period

following our exit from the EU. The Bill tries to

reassure us that our food supply chains will be

protected. It is complex legislation which I will

not bore you with, but how will this change help

wildlife and habitats?

Before the Government produced the Bill,

independent wildlife groups such as the RSPB,

BTO and our national Wildlife Trusts provided

evidence and suggestions to make sure that

wildlife could also benefit from change. The

Wildlife Trusts said:

• The recovery of our diminishing wildlife would

depend on the new Agricultural Bill enabling

farmers to create and restore natural habitats

because 70% of our land is farmed.

• Farmers should receive public money for

producing benefits to society, such as creating

habitats for wildlife, conserving soils and

protecting communities against flooding.

The Trusts says that farming with nature makes

sense and that healthier soils would help nature

recover – from pollinators to natural pest

controls. The Red List for bees says that one in

ten wild bees face extinction and that over the

past 50-years. Half the bee, butterfly and moth

species studied in the 2013 State of Nature

Report had declined! Ellie Brodie, senior policy

manager for the Wildlife Trusts says: “It’s time

the Treasury acknowledged that the public want

to see tangible change to meet the scale of the

challenge that lies ahead”. There is further

concern about how the new legislation will be

enforced, especially because much of the policy

is not formally linked to the Bill and so has no

legal underpinning!

On a positive note, there is at least certainty

that the current payments for Higher Level

Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship

schemes will be available through the 7-year

transition period, which allows farmers to be a

little more confident in making their future

business decisions.



Keen-eyed birdwatchers will have noticed the

first arrivals of the Dark-bellied Brent Geese to

their wintering grounds along the Solent. A

single bird spotted on the 8th October could

well have been an adult which sometimes oversummers

here. The first small numbers arrived

in our part of the

Solent from their

Siberian breeding

grounds on about

15th October, with

100 recorded

between Hurst

Castle and Saltgrass

Lane, Milford.

The Solent is a stronghold for Brents holding

some 30% of all Brent Geese visiting the UK in

the winter, of which up to 13% can be found

along our part of the coastline. Their journey

starts in the Arctic tundra, where extreme

weather conditions allow them just 3 or 4-

months in which to bring up their young. They

depart Siberia in


and start arriving

back here in


October, having

migrated some

2,500 miles.

When they

depart in March/

April they stop off along the Baltic coast before

reaching the Arctic in early June. Family groups

migrate together, mostly at night.

Further information from:

Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer

(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email

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The Art of Food & Wine Matching

The festive period will soon be upon us, so we

thought we would offer some advice on food

and wine matching. We think that a meal can

be enhanced by a well thought out wine to

match, and we are always here to help guide

and advise on classic or more interesting


How about one of these wines to enjoy on Christmas day?

When looking for a wine to pair to a particular

dish it is worth considering the following



All wine has acidity and this can be detected in

the mouth, high acidity in a wine would be a

similar sensation to when sucking on a lemon.

Wines with high acidity work amazingly well

with fatty foods, which is why fish and chips

goes so well with Champagne! A wine with

lemony acidity is also like adding a seasoning to

a dish, for example the classic oysters and

Muscadet pairing. Wines with a low acidity

tend to be from hotter climates and richer in

flavours and these go with richer flavoured


Body & Tannin

When we talk about the body of a wine, it is to

do with the power and strength in flavour.

Tannins come from grape seeds, skins and also

any ageing in oak add body and dryness to a

wine. A full bodied, tannic wine will go well

with fuller flavoured foods, for example

Chateauneuf du Pape which is full bodied and

tannic pairs well to meats such as slow roast

shoulder of lamb or roast beef. Lighter bodied

wines with low tannins such as Pinot Noir,

Beaujolais or Mencia pair well to white meats

and meaty fish.


At this festive time of year it's

a real treat to pair a dessert

course with a sweet wine. As

a general rule a wine to go

with a dessert should be

sweeter than the food. We

have an amazing selection

of sweet wines to pair to

different types of dessert.

Just a small selection of

our selection of dessert


Classic Festive Matches

Smoked Salmon Canapés - Try pairing these

with a Chablis, Gruner Veltliner, Albarino or a

dry Riesling.

Turkey and the trimmings - A white with a bit

of body to stand up to the medley of flavours. I

suggest something from Southern Burgundy,

Pinot Gris or an aromatic white Rhone. On the

red front, something juicy with bright cherry/

cranberry fruit such as Pinot Noir, Barbera

d'Alba, unoaked Spanish Garnacha or


Mince Pies - Mince pies tend to be enjoyed in

the afternoon or with a bit of blue cheese, try

pairing to an off dry Madeira or a Moscatel.

(*Madeira Saturday tasting is on Dec 1st*)

Cheese - Most people go for red wine when

pairing to the cheeseboard, but often this

overpowers the flavour. This year ,try serving a

white wine from the Savoie or Jura region, an

off-dry Riesling or Muscat Beaumes de Venise,

or if you're a fortified wine lover try with a

nutty Amontillado or white port.

Pop into the shop for help with your food and

wine matching this Christmas!

Heather & Simon, The Solent Cellar

Our shop is on Saint Thomas Street

(opposite M&S)

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Hordle Community Association (HCA)

wants to thank everyone for supporting

a record turn out for this year’s Summer

Fair. As the days draw in, we invite you

to join us for a pre-Christmas two event

special. The Christmas Fair and Christmas

Tree Lights Switch-on: 8 th December,

both at the Pavilion.

The Christmas Fair starts at 1.00pm and

run until 5.00pm. The hall and marque

will be filled with stalls displaying those

special gifts for family and friends.

Following on is then the Christmas Tree

Lights Switch-on at 5.30pm ( Hordle

Pavilion and W.I.). The Tree lights will

then shine throughout the festivities

until the New Year. Father Christmas will

land to meet youngsters with gifts, and

receive letters to help him bring the right

presents in his special post bag on

Christmas Day. Complimentary mince

pies and mulled wine will be on tap,

along with tea and coffee plus a beer or


Regular Events:

Film nights at the Pavilion and fortnightly

Bingo with money prizes keeps everyone

entertained. They are ever more

popular, so keep a lookout for advertised

dates. The Bar is open for all evening

events including soft drinks.

Hordle’s Saturday morning Café [9.30am

to 12.30am] has established regular

customers, as more village residents try

it out , meeting the volunteers and

sampling the tasty bacon baps & the

selection of cakes and drinks. It boasts a

welcome for all. Dog walkers like a rest

after a walk around the recreation

ground, and dogs are also welcome too

(doggy biscuits and water on tap).

Recently, Cyclists have dropped in for a

pit stop during tours in the local area –

so we’re really on the map now!

The HCA is approaching its fourth year of

stewardship of the Hordle Community

and Sports Pavilion. We are pleased to

report that villagers have responded well

by booking the hall for birthdays etc .

Also more groups are holding regular

classes, so that we can now boast 86%

capacity for bookings. The HCA hope

that the trend will continue, with more

improvements designed to welcome

even more village activities for the

Hordle Community to enjoy.

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We have transformed this already beautiful

18th Century Coach House into a stunning

country pub and restaurant.

We are concentrating on providing friendly, first

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 diners. Our winter

menu has now been launched - so make sure

you come in and try something new.

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 cheeseboard from our premium

cheese trolley.

Our other pubs are already famous in The New

Forest for their outstanding Roast dinners and

The Royal Oak Downton is now the same. We

have some lovely large tables for families and

friends and some cosy tables for 2!!

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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The New Forest Inn, Emery Down

The Trusty Servant, Minstead

The Mortimer Arms, Ower

The Royal Oak Hilltop, Beaulieu

he New Forest Inn, Emery Down

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TEL: 01590 718104

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Do you have youngsters that you would like

to encourage to engage more with their local

wildlife? If you do, we would welcome them

and yourselves to our special ‘birdwatching for

beginners’ sessions held throughout the winter

months in our two comfortable bird hides.

MCV will have telescopes and spare binoculars

for visitors to use during these sessions and

will have ‘birding experts’ on hand to help with

bird identification. There is no charge for these

sessions, but a small donation to help provide

winter feed for the birds is always welcome.

MCV have two beautifully constructed bird


facilities. The

elevated Bird

Hide at Sturt

Pond was

constructed in

February 2009

and overlooks

the nature


comprising saltmarsh, reed-beds, grazing

meadow and the pond itself. Some 120

different bird species have been recorded

there since the opening. The Hide is open

FREE to the public every day of the year

between 9am and 5pm (or dusk if earlier).

The Hide is located at the eastern end of Hurst

Road between The Marine and Hurst Depot

(big black shed). Charges apply for car parking


The second MCV facility is the Bird

Observatory at Keyhaven. This is normally

only open by the pre-purchase of an MCV Keyfob.

However, we open the doors FREE to

children and their parents/grandparents once

a month to encourage youngsters to see the

birds regularly seen here.

The Observatory is located 400m along the

start of the Ancient Highway (The Gun PH end).

Use the NFDC car park a short distance away.

So, the Hide at Sturt Pond is open between

10am and Noon on the First Saturday of each

month, and the Observatory is open at the

same times on the Third Saturday of each

month right the way through till the end of

March 2019.

For further location and bird details, contact or telephone

Keith on 645825 or Tony 643400 anytime.

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


Would you be interested in volunteering, either as a driver or

to work on the committee? For more information: Ian 07980

2683189063, email:




In January of 2019, we are launching our Hordle centenary. We intend to have

numerous exciting things happening throughout the year. This is 100 years that

the Hordle W.I. have been in existence. The hall where we meet is spacious and

it has been wonderful for the women of Hordle to meet, to make friends, to help

each other, and help others throughout our community. On Monday afternoons

we have a happy chatty craft group meeting. We have exhibitions, parties,

games, but most of all we are there for each other and for other women

everywhere. Come along as a guest on the 1 st Tuesday of every month at 2pm or

pop in on a Monday afternoon for a chat.

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 622458



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!

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

contact Jo or call

01202 877468.

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

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Do you know someone who is blind or

partially sighted and would like to receive

the Talking Newspaper?

01425 616 361




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.

Our website is now up and running

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 4th 10.30am

Thurs 20th 10.30am


Tues 8th 10.30am

Thurs 24th 10.30am



McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre

7pm for 7:30 start Visitors most welcome.

Contact 01425 613684 or visit:

Dec 10th: Rhinefield House Hotel -

Christmas Dinner

Jan 25th : Along the Portsmouth Direct -

Peter Keat

Milford-on-Sea Dementia Action Group

Everton & Milford

Activity Group

We provide entertainment & afternoon

tea, for people in the south of the

New Forest.

Milford Community Centre 9 Sea Road,

Milford-on-Sea. SO41 0PH

Next meetings: 13th Dec & 10th Jan

(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

ask for

£2 per person



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


For more details please call

Pat Hood 01425 615051



From Sandy

01425 610122

or Joan

01425 623263


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



A friendly welcome awaits visitors and new members to our monthly meetings. We

have A friendly demonstrations welcome awaits where visitors you can and enjoy new beautiful members creations to our monthly of contemporary and

traditional meetings. designs. We have Also demonstrations workshops to where learn you new can skills enjoy in arranging beautiful flowers.

The creations club meets of contemporary the 2nd Wednesday and traditional of the designs. month Also at the workshops Pavilion, Vaggs Lane.

Hordle to learn 7pm new for skills 7.30pm. in arranging flowers.

For The more club details meets contact the 2nd Denise Wednesday Gibb 01590 of the 642804 month at the Pavilion, Vaggs Lane.

Hordle 7pm for 7.30pm.

For more details contact Denise Gibb 01590 642804

PHOTOS OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER (Barton Golf Club in September)

Committee with Joan Rymell who provided

the cake

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.

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:

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Nick Wells

Fencing & Gardening Services

Fencing, gates, repairs, turfing, raised flower

beds, sleeper walls, shed building & repair,

car ports, decking………& much more.

Units 8&9 Lea Green Farm

Christchurch Road

Downton, Lymington

SO41 0LA

Tel/Fax: 01590 645999

Family run business - Fully insured

Free, no obligation quotes

References available



T: 01425 837966 M: 07770 656072


Unseasoned logs available

Steve or Lorraine Mabbett

(01590) 381255 or

(07543) 901324





This year Father Christmas will travel around

Lymington, Pennington and district in the new

Rotary Sleigh. The old Sleigh has been retired

after 35 years’ service. The season will start

with the Lymington Lights Switch-on and Carol

service on the 23 rd November. The full

programme is shown below but a particular

highlight will be on the 16 th December when

the RNLI lifeboat will bring Father Christmas to

his Sleigh on Lymington Town Quay. Children

are invited to tell Father Christmas what they

would like for Christmas.




















Lymington Lights Switchon,

High Street

Pennington Christmas

Fair, Pennington Square

Milford Carols, Milford

on Sea Village Green

Everton Nurseries

Everton Nurseries

Santa on the Quay,

Lymington Town Quay

Outside Waitrose

Outside Waitrose

Outside Corals,

Lymington High Street

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Mon – Sat 7am to 7.30pm, Sun: 7.30am to 5pm

Credit:© OpenStreetMap contributor

The Post Office is open the same hours as the store

West Lane, Everton, SO41 0JR

TEL: 01590 643055


Lower Juniors learn about our

Fragile Earth

The Lower Juniors have spent the term learning all about our

“Fragile Earth”, culminating in an afternoon spent showcasing all of

their fantastic learning adventures with their families at their Exit


The Exit Point started with the ‘Tenga’ song, a tune learnt during

their recent trip to Minstead. The Tenga is a wooden stick that is

passed between the group to symbolise solidarity and teamship

values that we practise at Hordle.

Parents and families were then invited

to browse the stalls. On show was an

abundance of creativity and hard

work; all in keeping with our 3 R’s

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We

made bookmarks, necklaces, pictures,

photo frames, broches and much


All of these products used recycled

paper and unwanted objects, such

as old CD cases and jars and our

children have learnt so much about

how we can help support recycling


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The children also showed their families all that they had learnt

about food miles and with their

willingness to reduced our carbon

footprint, they had collected local

produce from the area to sell at

our Community Shop during the

afternoon. We had fresh eggs

from Mrs Hulse’s chickens,

beetroot, turnips, carrots,

tomatoes, courgettes, local

honey and many other wonderful

local offerings.

In addition, we had a café which hosted our home made apple

turnovers, made from apples grown on our very own apple tree.

We also provided families with refreshments. We also had a

Minstead table showing off our amazing trip to the study centre and

everything we had learnt—parents were able to see our Earth

books and the Earth stones we had created during our time there.

Some of the children brought

over their English books to

show families some of the

work we have been doing.

This included poems, letters

and recounts of our

adventures at Minstead.

We asked adults to make a donation for the products on display

and we raised a fantastic £150 which will go towards future

learning and exits points as well as a donation to the Minstead

charity fund to say thank you for having us.


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Date When Event & Description Where

01-Dec 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

01-Dec 9am Messy Church Breakfast Hordle Church Hall

01-Dec 7.30pm Bingo Pavilion

02-Dec 6.30pm Advent Service of Light Tiptoe Church

04-Dec 2.15pm W.I.: Christmas Tea W.I. Hall

06-Dec 12-Jan Lunch Club Hordle Church Hall

07-Dec 7.30pm Film Screening: A Very English Scandal Pavilion

08-Dec 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

08-Dec 1-5pm Christmas Fair Pavilion

08-Dec 5.30pm Lights Switch-on Pavilion

09-Dec 10am Christingle Services Tiptoe Church

09-Dec 4pm

Christingle Services with the school choir &


Hordle Church Hall

11-Dec 10am Little Angels Service & Party Hordle Church Hall

12-Dec 7.30pm Flower Club: Workshop David Ragg Pavilion

15-Dec 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

15-Dec 7.30pm Photo Judging / Social Evening Pavilion

15-Dec 10am Carols Westmorland Court

16-Dec 10.15am Children's Nativity Service Hordle Church Hall

16-Dec 3pm Carol Services Hordle Church Hall

20-Dec 3pm Tea at 3 Hordle Church Hall

21-Dec 7.30pm Film Screening: Christopher Robin Pavilion

22-Dec 7.30pm Wine & Cheese Christmas Party Pavilion

24-Dec 4pm Crib Service Hordle Church

24-Dec 5pm Crib Service Tiptoe Church

25-Dec 8am Christmas Communion Hordle Church

25-Dec 10am Family Christmas Services Hordle & Tiptoe Churches

28-Dec 7.30pm Gardening Club Meeting Pavilion

29-Dec 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

30-Dec 10am/10.15am End of year Services

05-Jan 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

08-Jan 2pm

W.I.:Ballsy Women WW1 & W1 & Launch of

our Centenary Celebrations

W.I. Hall

09-Jan 7pm Flower Club Pavilion

11-Jan 07-Jan Film - What we did on Holiday Pavilion

12-Jan 9.30-12.30 Hordle Caf é Pavilion

12-Jan 7.30pm Bingo Pavilion

18-Jan 7.30pm Film- Shirley Valentine Pavilion

23-Jan Flower Club AGM Pavilion

25-Jan 7.30pm Gardening Club AGM - members only Pavilion

26-Jan 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

26-Jan 7.30pm Bingo Pavilion


Tiptoe/Hordle Churches

Hordle Pavilion ( and Village Hall)

Hordle Pavilion in Vaggs Lane, adjacent to the recreation

ground is the centre for community activities.

It now holds many events for Hordle, and during December

there is a Christmas Fair on 8 th and Wine and Cheese Christmas

party on the 22 nd . The hall holds events all through the week,

hosting Tai Chi and then Taekwondo on Mondays, a Dance class every Monday evening, Mel’s

Fitness Fusion on Tuesdays, a Friendship group for disabled on Wednesdays, Coda music class for

disabled on Thursdays, Dance classes for all age groups on Thursday afternoons, and on Friday

mornings “Top to Toe’s” exercise class. Most Friday evenings there is a film show on our state of

the art big screen.

Every Saturday morning the Café is open and everyone ( including friendly pets) is welcome.

Bingo is held on Saturday evenings on a regular basis.

The hall is inexpensive to hire so call 01425 517944 or see

Regular events/Contact details

Café: Every Saturday 9am –12noon. The Pavilion, Vaggs Lane

Come and have a coffee and home made cake. Children and pets are welcome.

HCA:, Pavilion 01425 517944

Film screenings £2.50 - no need to book

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

January: Lunch Club, Quiet Garden, Little Angels , Alpha course - scheduled

Lunch Club at Hordle Church Hall contact Jill & Mike on 01425 619557

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Back in March, I wrote about highways projects

that were due to be carried out. I’m pleased to

say that large road surfacing works took place

in the summer months on Everton Road and

Silver Street and that the drain covers on Vaggs

Lane have finally been fixed. Considerable

ditch and drain works have also been carried

out across the area. There is much still to be

done, but Highways have been working hard

for Hordle and surrounding areas. If you have a

road defect or flooding issue in your area, the

quickest way to get it dealt with is to report it

yourself immediately, uploading photos and

giving exact location at https://

or by calling 0300 555 1388. And keep your

own ditches and culverts clear of mud and

other blockages to avoid unnecessary flooding

for you and your neighbours this winter.

In August, I wrote about my hopes for setting

up a Men’s Shed in the area. Just under 70

gentlemen from Hordle, Tiptoe, Milford and

New Milton turned up for a public meeting in

September and a smaller group are now

forming a Shed Committee. Another group are

meeting each week socially for a ‘Friday Natter’

at a local pub. Potential Shed sites are being

systematically assessed, but we still need that

one great idea to come to fruition. If you can

help, get in touch! I’m confident we will shortly

get our Men’s Shed and I’d like to thank the

Shedders for being so enthusiastic about the

project. If you’d like to get involved, it’s not

too late, just email or phone me, contact details


NFDC’s Local Plan for larger scale housing

development was finally submitted to the

Government Inspector on November 2 nd . The

council is expecting a hearing in the spring to

determine whether the Plan will be accepted as

submitted or whether changes will be required.


District and County Council bits ‘n pieces… towards the

end of a fruitful year!

I thought I must also mention that Hampshire

County Council are looking for families to adopt

or foster children. Hampshire is corporate

parent to hundreds of children needing loving

homes, either on a temporary or permanent

basis. If you have ever considered fostering or

adopting, Hampshire’s children’s services

teams would love to hear from you. Find out

more on 0300 555 1384 or at https://


This is the last issue of Your Village before

2019, so I shall take this early opportunity to

wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy,

happy and prosperous New Year. Let’s hope it

will be a good one. It will certainly be an

interesting year politically, with Brexit in March

and NFDC elections shortly afterwards!

Cllr Fran Carpenter

New Forest District Councillor &

Hampshire County Councillor for

Hordle, Everton & Tiptoe

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