Jan Laverstoke and Freefolk News&Views

Hi Sue No I haven’t. Sorry, can you recap it. Thanks Nicky
On Wed, 6 Jan 2021, 19:22 Ronald Harvey’s, <ronhar99@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Nicky > Just wondered if you got my e.mail regarding the footpath and steps from > Mount Pleasant to Watch Lane. > > Sue Walker > > Sent from my iPad > > On 5 Jan 2021, at 18:29, Laverstoke and Freefolk Parish Council < > admin@laverstokeandfreefolk.org.uk> wrote: > > Your local village news from L&F Parish Council > > Your local village news > Is this email not displaying correctly? > View it in your browser > <mailchi.mp/995ef629551c/cygzna2lff-3974141?e=c46ef2bea6>. > Newsletter January 2021 Happy New Year everyone! Just having to re-write > the newsletter given the announcement of the third ‘national lockdown’….. > However, with the vaccine in sight and these latest concerted efforts to > stay safe, let’s hope 2021 is overall a much healthier and happier year > than 2020. > > And don’t forget we still have our L&F Calling Tree in place if you need > help with shopping or urgent errands and are shielding or unable to get out > and about – see telephone numbers in footer below. > > You can find a link to the monthly Overton News&Views > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=715ac98e8d&e=c46ef2bea6>here, > a few days after the start of the new month. It includes the Overton > library opening times. > Temporary pub closure > Dear Friends > > Once again, we have had to temporarily closed our doors. We would like to > thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back > soon. > > We will keep in touch via our social channels (Facebook > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=6fdbd382b8&e=c46ef2bea6> > and Instagram > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=5f600cf8a2&e=c46ef2bea6>)/email > and our website > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=a0890cf517&e=c46ef2bea6> > so please do follow us. > > > Best wishes and stay safe > The Watership Down Inn Team > St Mary’s Christmas spirit The spirit of Christmas was definitely > present at our various activities over the two week ‘holiday’. The coming > together of the community for carol singing on the 20th, a family service > on Christmas Eve & Holy Communion on Christmas Day was a delight to see, > particularly in these straitened times. The darkness has not overcome the > light in Laverstoke & Freefolk (John 1 : 5). > > That said, we have regrettably had to take the decision to cancel Services > for January. Whilst Government advice is that they can continue, medical > professionals known to the Benefice and the Area Dean have concluded > limiting exposure to possible infection must be the right course of action. > We will review the matter at the end of the month and in the meantime > please ‘attend’ the on line services at stmarysoverton.org.uk > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=3809fc618a&e=c46ef2bea6>. > The Church will of course remain open for private prayer & please contact > Brenda or Charlie if you would like to arrange access. > > In Lockdown 2 the Archbishops called for a month of prayer & you may find > this link > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=bf47ce86b5&e=c46ef2bea6> > helpful if you are looking for some inspiration. If you can do so safely > you might also like to light a candle as night falls and leave it burning > where others can see it and know the light continues to burn in our homes > and community. > > For any further info contact Charlie Seligman on cseligman@savills.com or > 07967 555624 > > *The Test Magazine* > Regular subscribers will know that the first three magazines for this year > will be free of charge. Your distributor will be collecting £7 for this > year’s subscription in March, or April. Please try to have the correct > money if you can, or a cheque made payable to Overton Church Council. We > would also like your contact details and please complete the form that was > in the December issue if you are happy to share them, for collection at the > same time. Please let me know if you no longer wish to take the magazine, > or would like to subscribe. > > A very Happy New Year to you all > > Brenda Bond : bondb@btinternet.com / 01256 895594. > Stagecoach bus updates > > We seem to be getting pretty regular updates from our contact at > Stagecoach buses which we’ll continue to post on the L&F Facebook page. > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=c105a00433&e=c46ef2bea6> > As you may be aware Stagecoach suffered severe staff shortages recently due > to covid. The good news is that this week (4 – 9th Jan) they should be back > to nearly normal 76 service – hourly from Andover, half-hourly from > Whitchurch to Basingstoke. > > Please note there are some other reduced Stagecoach timetables due to > schools and colleges being closed and restrictions being in place. > > The full timetable can be found on the Stagecoach website > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=2e8f83e2b2&e=c46ef2bea6> > > > Hardy’s hellebores Happy New Year from Hardy’s – can we thank you for > all your support in 2020. > > Now we would like to look forward to the new growing season. We are open > from 4th January 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday. The Hellebores are looking > wonderful and the Galanthus (snowdrops) are just starting to pop up. Also, > there are plenty of other plants available for winter / spring interest. We > have good stock of Melcourt compost for those people starting to think > about potting and getting ready for the season of growing. > > We look forward to seeing you soon and if you have not signed up to our > newsletter then go to the website > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=9ed5f3705b&e=c46ef2bea6> > or sign up at the shop to be the first to hear about special offers. Happy > Gardening! > > Rosy, Rob and team > New year, new coach! Happy New Year from Whitchurch Tennis Club and we > hope you had a lovely Christmas! It was great to get the courts back open > in December and though understandable, disappointing that they are now > closed again in this National lockdown. > > The November lockdown did mean that there was a delay in visiting another > club with the lights that we are considering for the courts. Fortunately, > this was squeezed in between closures and the lights are indeed suitable > for the clubs needs. They will be a great addition to the club to enable > play all year round in the evenings. We are in a process of getting a final > quote for the installation and hope to progress this at some point in the > new year. > > We’re pleased to announce we shall have a new Head Coach working with us; > Josh Gook from JG Tennis. Josh is an LTA accredited Level 4 tennis coach > and has a vast experience of delivering a variety of coaching programmes > across all abilities. Josh’s first task will be to restart our Junior > Coaching which is pencilled in to begin around the beginning of April. More > details will follow as we know what we can do and when we can do it. Adult > coaching will continue with Mike Aggis once restrictions ease. > > We are, of course, still unable to organise any social events for the > foreseeable future as we wait for the covid situation to improve. The club > is a very social one, so we will look to make up for the lack of events > once it is possible to get people together! We hope 2021 will bring some > ‘normality’ at some point and we can once again resume tennis and social > activities that are usually available. > > For more information about the club and membership, please visit > whitchurchtennisclub.org.uk > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=9593e5225b&e=c46ef2bea6> > , follow us on Facebook #WhitchurchTennisClub > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=ad405b9372&e=c46ef2bea6> > or contact us via Wendy Helsby, Secretary – > secretary@whitchurchtennisclub.org.uk > > We hope to see you on court when we do open again – we’re looking forward > to burning off those extra calories 😊 > > Cutting back vegetation *Please can all residents with vegetation that > overhangs the roadsides *or street name signs, or the pavement, cut it > back. It may be slightly less of an issue currently given no leaves on the > deciduous plants but please take the opportunity to cut it back. We have > had specific feedback about the Manor Cottages fence bordering the B3400 > and the overhanging vegetation at the end of Priory Lane. Thank you! > PC Meetings Next meeting dates: > > 12 Jan > 09 Feb > 09 Mar > 13 Apr > > Laverstoke and Freefolk PC meetings start at 7.30pm with up to 15 mins > public time. Anyone is welcome to attend to ask questions, make suggestions > or air views on local issues during the public time. Time will be split > equally between the number of people wishing to speak. After public time > parishioners are unable to interrupt the Council meeting. Currently > meetings are held online. Contact laverstokeclerk@gmail.com if you would > like to join the meeting. *Note: no meeting is held in August.* > L&F Calling Tree contacts > Contacts *Our Local Day Care Centre:* > Kingfisher Day Care Centre for Elderly > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=1f1d2379cc&e=c46ef2bea6> > or > kingfisherdaycentre@gmail.com > > *Millennium Green:* > landfreefolkmillenniumgreen > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=6277f3c2ba&e=c46ef2bea6> > > *To Report problem with roads, footpaths & verge* > Hantsweb > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=d086347a96&e=c46ef2bea6> > *To report trees on roads:* > 0300 555 1388 > *Contacts* L’stoke and Freefolk Facebook > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=abe8e93903&e=c46ef2bea6> > > laverstokeandfreefolk.org.uk > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=98b9cd9b14&e=c46ef2bea6> > *Nicky Nicklin, Parish Clerk*: Tel. 07725 368012 email: > laverstokeclerk@gmail.com <clerk.laverstoke@parish.hants.gov.uk> > *Bob Hough, PC Chairman*: Tel. 07990 570035 email: > laverstokeclerk@gmail.com <clerk.laverstoke@parish.hants.gov.uk> > *Newsletter*: laverstokeclerk@gmail.com > <clerk.laverstoke@parish.hants.gov.uk> *Lady Rose Hall*: > www.ladyrosehall.co.uk > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=26efd1b726&e=c46ef2bea6> > > > *Bombay Sapphire Resident’s Help Line: *01256 890078 > (Also use to alert BS security you are collecting *Defibrillator*). > > *Our neighbouring web-sites:* > The Official Whitchurch web site > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=a49c644de4&e=c46ef2bea6> > The Original Whitchurch web site > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=61d3603168&e=c46ef2bea6> > Overton Parish Council web site > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=9fca7a3cfb&e=c46ef2bea6> > *Our Local Sports Clubs* > Whitchurch Tennis Club > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=b48482a659&e=c46ef2bea6> > Overton Black Arrows Archery Club > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=7f3b2cc9a3&e=c46ef2bea6> > Overton Rugby Club > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=feb6a9764c&e=c46ef2bea6> > forward to a friend > <us5.forward-to-friend.com/forward?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=6976feb798&e=c46ef2bea6> > > *Copyright © Laverstoke and Freefolk Parish Council 2021* > laverstokeclerk@gmail.com > *Our mailing address is:* > Laverstoke and Freefolk Parish Council Newsletter > Lady Rose Hall > Laverstoke Lane > Whitchurch > RG28 7NY > [image: Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp] > <www.mailchimp.com/email-referral/?utm_source=freemium_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=referral_marketing&aid=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&afl=1> > unsubscribe from this list > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=5e2ee8656b&e=c46ef2bea6&c=6976feb798> > | update subscription preferences > <Laverstokeandfreefolk.us5.list-manage.com/profile?u=5a0892f2a31c40d24107d5617&id=5e2ee8656b&e=c46ef2bea6> > > >