Your Village Hordle April May 19

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Dear Readers,

It’s a full year now that I have been

producing this magazine. Time has

certainly flown by. I hope you continue

to enjoy the reading the contents, and

find them both interesting and useful.

It’s the adverting that makes it all

possible. Please do support the local

businesses where you can, & also

mention ‘Your Village’ magazine when

responding to ads.

If you ever wondered why we can only

recycle certain kinds of plastic in the New

Forest, Fran Carpenter's article on page

20 is well worth a read.

& Intrigued by the cover page art?

Please turn to page 9, where the full

picture by Adrian Grainger is revealed.

All the best,



An Easter Visit 5

Help, Where’s my phone? 6

Our cover page Artist 9

Dogs take centre stage 11

It’s Spring! 13

Wildlife Matters 15

Notes from the Solent Cellar 17

Tales from the Fireplace 19

Waste & Recycling 20

Local Noticeboard 21-23

Roll up for Easter 24-35

Happy 160th: Hordle Primary

School 26-27

Village Diary 28

Editor: Jacqui Peacock

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Hordle & District Twinning


An Easter visit from our Yerville


It’s Hordle’s turn to host this year. On the

evening of Friday 19th April (Good Friday) we

will be welcoming a coach-load of our friends

from Yerville in Normandy, to stay with us in

Hordle for Easter Weekend, returning home on

the morning of Monday 22nd (Easter Monday).

As usual, different families in the village will host

our friends - some meeting guests for the first

time, others welcoming their French friends that

they have known for over 30 years.

The Twinning Association has arranged the

following itinerary to make the weekend

enjoyable for all:

• Friday evening - arrival and supper with hosts.

• Saturday morning & afternoon - coach trip to

Fort Nelson, Portsmouth (a fascinating 19th

century fort built to protect Portsmouth from

French attack), with picnic at the fort,

followed by a visit to Gunwharf Quays,


• Sunday - an opportunity to show your guests

the area and do your own thing, but with the

option of a walking treasure hunt around

Lymington town centre, or cycle ride to


• Sunday evening - supper and barn dance at

Bashley Village Hall, and Easter Bonnet


• Monday morning - breakfast with hosts, and

then, “au revoir”.

Hosting is a lovely way to make new friends

from a different country and culture - you don’t

have to be a fluent French-speaker, and most of

our members get along with Franglais and a

dictionary. In return, you get to be hosted the

following year in Yerville. Besides our biennial

visits to France and vice-versa, we organise a

number of social events throughout the year -

we’re a very friendly bunch!

If you are interested in hosting this Easter,

joining the Twinning Association or finding out

more, then please contact Bob Norley on

07436000614, who will be pleased to talk to





The theme for this year is, “Scarecrows

from around the World”, which could be

someone in

national dress, a

famous or

infamous person

from the past or

present, or a wellknown


character. As usual,

there will be 3

categories - Junior

(for 5 to 11 year

olds), Family/

Individual, and

Business. More

Scarecrow (Moana) Winner

2018, child category

details to follow as we get nearer to


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Hopefully you have never been in the

situation of having lost your mobile phone,

or worse, had it stolen. Of course you know

what to do if that should happen, right? On

the off-chance you don’t have a disaster

recovery plan already, here’s some things

you should consider.

You will need to track and maybe then

wipe your phone. You have of course got

suitable services activated such as Find my

Phone for iPhone

y552f7vw (takes you to Apple Support) or

Android (takes

you to the online device manager).

There are other services you can use, such

as the Prey Project https:// which allows you to also

add other sorts of devices from other

manufacturers including computers, so you

can keep track of all of them in one place.


answers to any security questions you may

have set up with your mobile service


You may also be asked for further

information, such as the name and number

of someone you have dialled recently. If

that is the case, and you don’t have

complete recall, you may want to look out

the information before calling them, so you

don’t have to ring off and get back to them.

It would be a good idea to find out from

your service provider what their procedure

is to get a new sim from them. Much better

to know what your particular provider will

want from you beforehand, than find out

that you don’t have the information when

you need it.

So go on, get started sorting it out now!

The one thing they all have in common is

that you need to install or activate them

before anything happens to your devices.

So don’t put it off, do something now, it

may be too late after the event!

You’ve got your phone sorted, worst case

you can delete all the data, what else?

Recover your mobile number. Unless you

want to tell all your contacts and the

businesses that use texts for security that

they need to record a new number, you’ll

want to keep your old number. And for

that you need your provider to cancel the

old sim and issue you a new sim with your

old number on it.


To do so, you will undoubtedly have to

jump through a number of hoops to prove

who you are. So make sure you know the

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Our cover page Artist

You may have wondered why the herrings

at the bottom of this page are vertical. Not

an error on my part, the title of the

painting explains all - ’Hauling Herring’,

depicting the fish being pulled up in a net.

Adrian is a local artist and has built up a

strong reputation. He has a wonderfully

distinct and vibrant style. You may have

seen a selection of his work in Milford:

La Perla, The Marine boutique B&B , or in

Lymington down at the quay in BluBambu.

And , if you venture down to St Ives in

Cornwall, there is a B&B that’s taken its

name from one of Adrian's pictures.

Adrian is a keen birder & enjoys fishing, so

it’s no surprise that his inspiration is

clearly from the sea and our local wildlife,

with fish and birds the main themes of his


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or contact Adrian directly:

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Dogs take centre stage at Dogstival

Did you know that, in The New Forest, 39%

of residents own a dog? This is way ahead

of the national average of 26% and equates

to about 69,000 forest dogs…. And it's quite

likely that a large percentage of them will

be descending with their owners, on the

2000-acre Pylewell Park Estate near

Lymington on the weekend of the 18th and

19th of May for a huge festival devoted

exclusively to them.

It's called "Dogstival" and it's being hosted

by wildlife enthusiast, proud dog owner and

local resident Chris Packam. There are

arena displays, expert talks and

demonstrations, a behavioural stage and

plenty of activities for your dog to actually

take part in too. Added to that we're being

promised live music and children's

entertainment plus 250 stands and

exhibitors. All in all, it's shaping up to be a

major event in the canine calendar.

About hosting the event, Chris said "The

festival appealed to me because it

combines my favourite things; dogs,

walking in nature, raising funds for causes

that I'm passionate about and spending

time in the New Forest. I'm looking forward

to a great couple of days with fellow doglovers

and their dogs at Dogstival.

Here at Sophie's Pet Care, we like the

concept of this festival too, because it's not

just the usual commercial gathering of

people selling dog-related products, but

rather it involves and actively encourages

visitor's dog participation throughout both

days. Managing Director Sophie Gates said

"It's rare to be able to gain professional

advice and see demonstrations about how

to solve the typical mental and behavioural

problems that dogs increasingly have at

home — and on a lighter note, I love the

idea of the 'Come and Try Zone' with agility

and recall games and the promised K9 aqua

sports too, but the big one for me is that, at

the very heart of Dogstival, it's all about

animal welfare and responsible dog

ownership in The New Forest."

Add a vintage fun fair, views across to the

Isle of Wight, and a packed programme of

arena events, and it really sounds like

something not to be missed. For more

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then you'd be barking mad not to!

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The New Forest’s leading, family run,

garden centre, offering you the quality

and choice from our own 25 acre


Whether you’re looking for bulbs & bedding or

trees & shrubs, we are sure to have something to

suit your needs. Our knowledgeable staff are

always on hand to help and advise.

If it’s a gift you are after, then why not come along

and browse our houseplants or gift area. There are

lots of lovely ideas.

And after all that shopping rest awhile in

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Hordle Gardening Club

It’s Spring!

It’s that time of year when we’re seeing green

tips appearing on the winter branches of our

trees and shrubs, and I’m thinking of all the

things I should have done in the garden last

autumn, so am now playing catchup – here’s

hoping for some sunny days ahead.

If you need some ideas or motivation, then

Hordle Gardening Club is introducing some

new initiatives and ideas this year, including

our new look newsletter, spring seedling sales

idea, and opening our gardens through the

year for members only. We have already

started our 2019 meetings with a talk on ‘Your

Lawn’ presented by Wilf Simcox, who

certainly gave me lots of useful information to

help me improve my lawn. Here’s a snapshot:-

The lawn plant grows from the bottom, so

mowing only takes off the older part of the

leaf. We should aim to remove 1/3 of the

grass at a mowing, with ideally no colour

change afterwards. It doesn’t matter if we

over mow or if it dries out as it will recover.

Ensure your mower’s blade is sharp and

cutting at the right height 1.5 – 2inches for

normal lawns. Collect as much of the cut grass

as possible, otherwise it rots and encourages


Wilf went on to explain why we find certain

weeds in our lawns. Moss occurs if the lawn is

shady and wet or of low fertility – so feed the

grass so it can ‘out-compete’ the moss. Clover

makes its own nitrogen, so use a fertiliser high

in nitrogen to swamp it out. Speedwell,

yarrow and plantain and others indicate poor

management, however most can be controlled

by scarifying, spiking the ground and over

seeding in autumn.

I’m looking forward to our March talk -

‘Growing Vegetables’ with Kelvin Mason,

when I hope to pick up some tips and advice.

This year I’m determined to grow more to be

more self-sufficient, banana shallots and garlic

went in before Christmas, and am now seed

sowing. I don’t have a greenhouse so the

windowsills will be full with seedlings.

Our regular meetings are on the fourth Friday

the month at the Hordle Pavilion at 7pm, and

feature a talk on a variety of subjects

throughout the year - learn and be

entertained, as well as enjoy a cup of tea or

coffee and biscuit, and chat with like-minded

locals. We’re all amateurs – some (me) - more

amateur than others.

We also arrange visits to other gardens or

trips further afield through the summer. We

engage in a bit of friendly rivalry at our

‘closed’ Show (ie members only) showing off

the products of our garden labours. We have

social events throughout the year.

If you’d like to come along as a guest to one

of our meetings (£3) check the diary page in

this magazine for the upcoming dates,

alternatively check our website or you can

email .

Annual membership is just £7.

We hope to see you soon!

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WILDLIFE MATTERS ……... to all of us

RSPB – ‘Hope Farm’ Project

This article is the first of two about ‘Re-wilding/

Farmland’ projects. Three-quarters of the UK is

farmland. Farmland birds have fallen between

1970 and the present day by 54%. Turtle Dove

numbers plummeted by 97%, Grey Partridge by

92% and Corn Bunting by 91%.

In 2000, I was privileged to be a founder

member of the RSPB Hope Farm project, a 450

acre arable farm in Knapwell, Cambridgeshire.

The project was designed to demonstrate that

farming for wildlife can work and yet still be

profitable. In part, wildlife has declined

because of the removal of hedgerows and

planting crops right up to boundary edges thus,

removing the last areas for wild flowers and

insects to flourish.

The RSPB purchased Hope Farm to research and

demonstrate management techniques which

could be followed by other farmers. Nearly

twenty years later the experimental farming

project has realised many key aspirations.

Skylark: 2010 - 10 territories. 2015 - 43.

The increase is put down to the use of Skylark

plots i.e. land left free of crops to create safe

areas where birds could breed.

Yellowhammer: 2010 - 14 territories, 2015 - 35

territories. 2000/01 - peak winter count - 2.

2015/16 - 723

Turtle Dove: Since 1995 numbers have dropped

by 94%.

Owing to

loss of

habitat e.g.


scrub and


crucial in



sites. Low


Turtle Dove


with an abundance of weed seeds is also

required as is fresh water to drink.

England’s ‘Farmland Bird Index’ (FBI) has

dropped by around 10% since 2000. Hope

Farm’s increased in 2015 by 174% from 2000


Winter Bird Counts: In 2000 the maximum

winter count was 308. In 2015, it had increased

to 2,542.

The three essential ingredients to increasing

farmland birds:

• Safe nesting places

• Food in spring/summer for growing chicks and

• Food and shelter over the winter.

Marbled White butterfly

Butterflies: 2015 - Numbers up by 223% from

2000 levels. The increase is put down to more

wild flowers along the edges of fields that

provide both food and plants that provide egglaying

niches for the butterflies.

Bumblebees: The farm has three times as many

bumblebees as a nearby farm which doesn’t

have so many wild flowers.

Conclusion: The RSPB farming experiment tells

us that not only can a lot be done for wildlife

but the farm can also remain viable.

There’s ‘Hope’ yet.

Further information from:

Keith Metcalf – MCV Conservation Officer

(01590) 645825 or (07771) 918449 or email

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Fri 12th April 7pm: ‘Natural’ Wine Tasting

with Doug Wregg

Friday 3rd May from 6pm: Pop Up Spanish

Tapas & Wine Night

Fri 7th June 7pm: Grower Champagne

Tasting, Veuve Fourny et Fils

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Seasons Change……..

Spring is one of our favourite times of

year, with the lighter evenings and new

exciting locally grown produce becoming

more available. Easter is on the horizon

and we look forward to catching up with

friends and family, and this turns our

minds towards what wines we will be

drinking and sharing over the next few

months. Most of our wine choices are

influenced by what we will be cooking or

eating, below is just a snap shot of what

we will be enjoying –

Spring Salads – Gruner Veltliner is a great

alternative to Sauvignon Blanc and

becoming increasingly popular with its

easy drinking style and versatile nature in

terms of food matching. It is a wine that

pairs to Asian flavours and also asparagus

which is notoriously hard to find a wine

match for. The white and pink grapefruit

notes in the wine mix with citrus running

through and it finishes with its signature

touch of white pepper.

with its lemon and lime notes plus its

trade mark acidity make for an enjoyable

match particularly if there is any spice in

the dish. The citrus notes in the wine also

act like a squeeze of lemon or lime on the


Rhubarb – The relatively tart flavour of

rhubarb is often off-set by a nice sweet,

nutty crumble topping. We like to pair this

to a sweet Chenin such as a Coteau du

Layon or Sauternes. The sweetness of the

wine calms the acidity of the fruit and

pairs to the crumbly topping nicely!

New wines for Spring arriving in the shop

include the latest 2018 rosé vintages,

sparkling Petillant Naturels and some

fantastic Hampshire sparkling wines from


Lamb – It’s always a treat to have new

season lamb and it’s nice to pair up the

delicate, sweet, gamey flavours with a nice

red wine. We tend to choose a classic such

as Rioja. When the wine is delicately

oaked the juicy, fresh flavours along with a

touch of vanilla from the barrel ageing

make it an ideal match.

Squid – Dan from Coral Bay seafood on

Lymington market often has squid for sale

at this time of year. It is quick and easy to

cook and is delicious! Young, dry Riesling

If you need any help with your food and

wine matching this spring, pop into the

shop, or send us an email for more

bespoke advice!

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Unseasoned logs available

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Tales from the Fireside

Over the last few weeks and months there’s been a

lot of negative press regarding wood burners and

open fires. So I’m going to give what really is

happening and what the government is trying to

do. Last summer DEFRA invited the Guild of Master

Sweeps, HETAS and other concerned organizations

to a meeting to discuss the Governments Clean Air


I have taken the relevant points and translated

them into normal English.

Is the government going to ban stoves?

No – there is nothing in the Clean Air Strategy that

makes reference to this. Any appliance already

fitted will be able to continue as normal.

Will the government ban future sales of stoves?

No, however the type of stove for sale may change.

Its most likely they will have to be DEFRA-exempt

appliances. This is good news because it means a

greater choice of fuels (both wood or smokeless) in

any area.

Is the government going to be banning coal?

It’s likely that the sale of bituminous house coal will

be prevented in the future but sales of smokeless

fuel will continue. No final decision has been made.

What about the sales of Logs in net bags?

Again the government has still not made up its

mind. It’s a problem of control. Here at the Guild

we advise NOT to buy logs in net bags as it

generally unseasoned wood and the net holds

water. You can’t burn wet wood.

If domestic stoves cause pollution why would I

want one?

Stoves themselves are not polluting , the way some

people use them is. The truth is very few people

are shown how to use the fire properly, so they

rarely burn efficiently until they are either shown

or ask or have the flue/chimney swept. I’m always

very happy to help and give a demonstration on

how best to use you appliance. Remember wood is

sustainable. Also the more trees we plant the

cleaner our air becomes.

My stove is more than 10 years old should I

change it?

If you can afford it then yes. New stoves are very

efficient even the very cheap and nasty ones are

65% efficient. A good one will be more than 80%


I have an open fire how efficient is it?

Depending on the fuel type, design of chimney etc.

A rule of thump would be 20% to 30% efficient.

Compared to wood burner/Multi-fuel stove are 9

times more efficient.

Last question is air pollution getting better or

worse? It may surprise you that all sources of

pollution in the UK has been dropping year on year

for the last 30 years (Source UK/Gov.) the

exception is Nitrogen dioxide which comes mostly

from vehicles.

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Waste & Recycling

Waste - and plastic waste in particular -

have been a big topic in the past year or so,

with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and

other programmes highlighting the terrible

effect plastic has on the environment. I

often get asked ‘Why do we only recycle

certain kinds of plastic in the New

Forest?’ The answer is a matter of the

much bigger picture.

District Councils in Hampshire have

diversified their methods of collection over

the years, but fundamentally all Hampshire

waste is disposed of by the county in the

same way. General waste, including less

easily recycled plastics, is incinerated and

acts as fuel, generating energy and very

little going to landfill, compared to other

authorities. Glass, paper and more readily

recycled plastics are sent to recycling

plants in the UK where possible, sometimes

abroad if there is no UK capacity. Districts

offering food waste collection will have

found their own outlets for composting

collected food. You can find out what can

be recycled and the current rationale for

waste disposal and recycling in Hampshire

in greater detail here: https://

Collection and disposal of waste in a county

as large as Hampshire is an expensive

operation and much has been invested in

our incinerators, vehicles and systems over

many years. That’s not to say that the

system cannot be improved. But to change

such a system is a multi-million-pound

project. The Government are currently

developing a Waste Strategy for the UK

and Hampshire is waiting to hear what the

final recommendations will be before

making any large-scale decisions about its


collection and


systems. But

it is likely that

we will see

bottle deposit



emphasis on

reusing than

disposal, more pressure on manufacturers

to develop and use biodegradable

materials, and other significant changes to

the way our waste is managed, in

time. You can read about the

Government’s Waste Strategy here: https://


Cllr Fran Carpenter

Hampshire County Councillor

New Milton North, Milford &

Hordle (including Everton &


01425 614665 / 07867 502624

Marchwood incinerator

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

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Boules (Petanque)

Hordle Boules Group meet every Tuesday

and Saturday at Hordle Recreation Ground at

2pm (1.30 pm in winter). We welcome new,

regular or occasional, participants. Spare

sets of boules are available for beginners.

Just show up or call/email Rinus on 01425 617480 -




Do you:

• have an interest in plants and gardens?

• like growing plants - fruit - vegetables?

• want to learn more?

• want to meet new people and have a

sociable evening out?

Do come along to one of our meetings

and see if you’d like to join us. We have

talks on a variety of subjects and social

events too.

We meet at 7pm at the Hordle Pavilion

on the 4th Friday of each month (except

August & December).

Guest fee £3. Annual membership £7


or call Kate Cornhill on 01425 621305

1st Thursday of every month

Lymington Community Centre 2-4pm

Afternoon tea served at all meetings.

Tel: Tom Mclnulty 01264 321 963


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


Hordle Village Fair

August 31 st 2019

After the success of last year’s Fair we are

taking bookings for this year’s event on August

31 st .

We have already booked a working Steam

Engine, a display of radio controlled Model

trucks, Freddies kingdom amazing bouncing

castles, a demonstration of both Tai Chi and

Taekwondo, and Classic Cars from three

Counties car club. Music will be provided by

“The Prairie Dogs”.

If you would like to be part of our Super Show

then email… or call

us on 01425 517944

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

Please mention Your Village when responding to advertisements


Milford’s 19th


Village Green

Saturday 18th May 8.30-1.30pm

20-30 Plant Stalls from local nurseries and many

other plant related items

Free Entry

Net proceeds to charity

For Information: Jenny 01425 837763


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

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. Please contact

Jo or call 01202 877468.

Do you have a bit of time to spare this summer? Do

you want to protect your local environment? Do you

like being outside in the fresh air?

If so, come and join our friendly group of volunteers

and help Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust control the non-native plant

called Himalayan balsam which is invading riverbanks in the New Forest area.

The plants are easy to pull up and it’s great fun but might be a bit muddy so bring

your wellies!

For details of volunteer work parties this summer in the New Forest area, please

contact Catherine Chatters the New Forest Non-Native Plants Officer at or call 07770 923315.


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

To advertise email:, or call 01590 643969 / 07801 562358



This year is our centenary and 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: Heather: or to book the

hall call Wendy Perkins on 01425 622458

Rosalyn Merriman

Ros joined Hordle WI in 2008

& soon earned the friendship

& respect of the members.

Her enthusiasm & energy

brought active participation in

the Institute & for the last 5

years she has served as

Secretary & Vice President.

Her tireless work in these

roles has been an enormous

benefit to the Institute & it’s

members, and further

deepened the regard in which

Ros was held by all the


Ros will sadly be missed by


Lymington Volunteering


Ever thought about volunteering but not

sure where to start?

Why not pop into St Barbe Museum Cafe

and a meet a friendly volunteering

ambassador from the New Forest

Volunteer Centre to find out about the

different opportunities available.

Regular sessions to be held on the 3 rd

Tuesday of each month.

Please check our website to confirm dates

Please mention Your Village when responding to advertisements



To advertise email:, or call 01590 643969 / 07801 562358

Please mention Your Village when responding to advertisements



To advertise email:, or call 01590 643969 / 07801 562358

Please mention Your Village when responding to advertisements



Date When Event & Description Where

02-Apr 2pm WI:My Life as a Stunt Lady WI Hall

04-Apr 12.30 Lunch Club Hordle Church Hall

06-Apr 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

06-Apr 7.30pm BINGO Pavilion

07-Apr 7.30pm Film - Mary Poppins Pavilion

12-Apr 10.30 Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre



Hordle Café


18-Apr Quiet Garden (Contact Church Office) Hordle Church Hall

19-Apr 10am Good Friday Café Hordle Church Hall

20-Apr 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

20-Apr 10 to 12 Family Easter Egg Hunt Hordle Church Hall

26-Apr 10.30 Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre

26-Apr 7pm Gardening Club: Growing &Showing Fuchsias Pavilion

27-Apr 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

02-May 12.30 Lunch Club Hordle Church Hall

04-May 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

10-May 10.30 Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre

10th-12th May Flower Festival All Saints' Church Hordle

11-May 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

11-May 7.30pm BINGO Pavilion

16-May Quiet Garden (Contact Church Office) Hordle Church Hall

18-May 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

18-May 8.30am Men's Breakfast Hordle Church Hall

24-May 10.30 Coffee at the Potting Shed Redcliffe Garden Centre

24-May 7pm Gardening Club: Propagation of garden plants Pavilion

25-May 9.30-12.30 Hordle Café Pavilion

31-May 7.30pm Film: The Favourite Pavilion

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.

HCA:, Pavilion 01425 517944, Film screenings £2.50 - no need to book

Café: Every Saturday 9am –12.30. The Pavilion, Vaggs Lane

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

All Saints‘ Church Office, Hordle: 01425 626565


To advertise email:, or call 01590 643969 / 07801 562358

Please mention Your Village when responding to advertisements



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Tel: 01425 638656



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