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Valley churches open for private prayer

Valley churches open for private prayer

Churches in the Candover Valley are now open again but, currently, only for private prayer, and there may be restrictions within the churches in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading covid-19. But it is hoped that all churches in the Valley will be given permission to hold services again on Sunday, 5 July, or at the latest a…read more →

Covid-19 stabilising in Hampshire

3 June 2020 - The Hampshire NHS Trust area covered by the Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals still has one of the highest recorded number of cases of Covid-19 in the country, but it is now stabilising at a much reduced daily rate.  At the peak of the pandemic Hampshire hospitals were dealing with more than 100 new cases a day.  Now…read more →

New equipment for Hampshire hospitals to fight Covid-19

New equipment for Hampshire hospitals to fight Covid-19

The Hampshire Medical Fund, which raises money to buy equipment for Hampshire hospitals, has now raised £878,496 through its latest ‘Dig-Deep’ appeal and last Friday (3 April) was able to purchase 2,000 PeRSo Respirators to fully protect NHS frontline medical staff in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover hospitals. It is expected that the hospital staffs will receive the new equipment as they face the peak of…read more →

Hampshire Dig-Deep appeal raises nearly £1 million.

Hampshire Dig-Deep appeal raises nearly £1 million.

People in Hampshire have raised an incredible £976,000 for Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover Hospitals’ “Dig Deep” Campaign during the first three weeks of April!  The Hampshire Medical Fund has been raising money to buy equipment for Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover Hospitals since 1981. This is equipment is normally outside their NHS budgets and it enables these hospitals to perform at an enhanced level for all…read more →

Purefoy Arms dine at home service

Purefoy Arms dine at home service

The Purefoy Arms, public house and restaurant in Preston Candover, is meeting the challenge of an enforced temporary closure by offering a ‘dine at home’ service.  A range of main courses and some desserts are available on telephone booking and collection at the Purefoy.  See the menu here and further details on the Purefoy website. Purefoy At Home (Takeaway)

Urgent need for funds to fight Covid-19

There is an urgent need for funds to help hospitals in Hampshire care for local residents afflicted with the new coronavirus. The Hampshire Medical Fund raises money to buy equipment for Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover Hospitals which is not available within their normal NHS budgets and which enables these hospitals to provide a higher level of service for the communities they serve. The…read more →

Update on Watercress and Winterbournes project

The Candover Stream, a winterbourne which runs through the Candover Valley during the early months of the year following winter rainfalls, is part of a study programme of the chalk streams in Hampshire.  The programme was conceived and initiated by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust two years ago and a programme of studies is being carried out…read more →

Successful first year for community store

Successful first year for community store

The Candover Valley Community store has now been in business for twelve months.  After more than five years of planning, fund-raising and building the store opened to its first customers on Monday, 10 June 2019 and has been trading successfully since.  It has been a vital supplier for many Valley residents during the three-months lock-down. The new store has a post…read more →

Crime prevention tips

Crime prevention tips

As a result of a recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire  our local policeman, PC Andy Reid, was spurred on to arrange a meeting in the Valley in November to discuss aspects of crime prevention. A number of houses and outbuildings have been broken into in the area, including a disturbing situation in Cliddesden when…read more →

Coppicing of church hedgerow

Coppicing of church hedgerow

Volunteers from the Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust will be helping members of the PCC of St Mary’s, Preston Candover, to coppice the roadside hedgerow for the benefit of local wildlife. The Trust led work party will be in action on Sunday 13th January and the PCC is seeking the help of other volunteers on that day. “We want people…read more →

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