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Thieves targeting houses and outbuildings in the Candover Valley. 

Thieves targeting houses and outbuildings in the Candover Valley. 

Thieves have attacked two houses in Preston Candover and others in Cliddesden in recent weeks in a search for high value agricultural and garden equipment and tools.  They travel out of London and northern areas of Surrey, using minor roads and country lanes to avoid being picked up by police video and automatic number plate recognition cameras (anpro), and Highways traffic cameras….read more →

Covid-19 still spreading across Hampshire.

Covid-19 still spreading across Hampshire.

The coronavirus infection has continued to spread across Hampshire with no sign of it abating, even through the current lockdown period. The Hampshire administrative county area has reported another 2984 cases since 5 November, bring the total for November so far to 3730.  This excludes Southampton with 949 new cases and 1137 since the start of the month and Portsmouth with…read more →

Walking in lockdown in Candover Valley

Walking in lockdown in Candover Valley

With at least three weeks of lockdown ahead of us many people and families will be looking for ways of getting out of the house and seeking some form of recreation.  Families living in the Candover Valley are fortunate in having a wide network of footpaths and bridleways where it is possible to take short, or longer walks, through beautiful countryside,…read more →

Coronavirus cases increasing in local areas.

Coronavirus cases increasing in local areas.

8 November 2020 Basingstoke and Deane has recorded another 225 new cases of coronavirus in the last week, reflecting the rapid rise in the number of new cases of coronavirus in both Hampshire overall and more locally, in line with the national average. After just three days into the new lockdown period there has been no perceptible change in the…read more →

Candover Stream – 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 →

Candover Valley and Old Basing has first new cases of coronavirus

Candover Valley and Old Basing has first new cases of coronavirus

The first new cases of covid-19 have now emerged in the Candover Valley and surrounding areas.  The MSOA of Old Basing and the Candovers recorded seven new cases in the seven days to 16 October; a rate of 90.5 per 100,000 population.  The MSOAs are small areas within local government districts with a population averaging around 7,200 people.  The neighbouring MSOA…read more →

New coronaviruses cases in the county.

New coronaviruses cases in the county.

18 Oct – The number of coronaviruses cases in Hampshire is starting to rise quite quickly, although still comparatively low.   The administrative county, excluding Portsmouth and Southampton, now has a total of 7680 cases, with an additional 852 over the last seven days with a rate of 61.3 per 100,000 population. See chart Covid cases 18-10-20 A total of 2326 new cases…read more →

Church services in November

Church services in November

Sunday services in valley churches are getting closer to the normal pattern, but still subject to social distancing.  See here for list of services in Candover Valley churches in November. Church services Nov to Dec 2020

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 →

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 →

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