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Coronavirus in declining trend in Hampshire

Coronavirus in declining trend in Hampshire

After nearly two weeks since the lifting of all restrictions in England the new delta variant has confounded the experts who predicted a rapid rise in new infections, a heavy load on hospitals and a large increase in covid-related deaths. The reality was different. But the month started badly and in the first 18 days – on the eve of…read more →

Coronavirus in Hampshire

Coronavirus in Hampshire

All of the southern counties of England now have more than 100 active cases per 100,000 people (I in a thousand) as the latest strain of covid-19, the Delta (Indian) variant, continues to spread across England. Hampshire has recorded 2658 new cases in the last seven days and 4328 since the start of July and the district councils most relevant…read more →

Coronavirus in Hampshire – update June 2021

Coronavirus in Hampshire – update June 2021

After many weeks of declining numbers of new cases of covid-19 in Hampshire, with new cases in single figures for most council districts during April and May, the new Indian variant (now called Delta) arrived in the county at the beginning of June. As in most of the rest of Britain this new strain of the disease is having a…read more →

Another step to normality?

Another step to normality?

With the further easing of coronavirus restrictions today life should start to become more normal in the Candover Valley.  The local pubs and restaurants will be able to serve customers indoors and many other shopping and entertainment facilities will again be available in nearby towns and villages.  Within the Valley there have been very few new cases of the disease…read more →

Candover Valley Gardening Club

Candover Valley Gardening Club

Welcome! The Candover Valley Gardening Club was founded in 1974 to encourage, improve and extend members’ knowledge of all branches of horticulture. The Club is open to everyone and new members are always welcome. We are affiliated to the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies.   Activities during the year include a programme of talks and demonstrations, garden visits in summer, both local…read more →

Solar farm plans for Preston Candover

Solar farm plans for Preston Candover

Plans are currently under development to site a vast new solar farm, off Church Lane, in open country to the north-west of the village of Preston Candover on farm land owned by Lord and Lady Sainsbury.  The proposal for a 28 megawatt solar site is still in the early stages of development by Preston Farms and Basingstoke and Deane planning officers…read more →

Coronavirus pandemic – is not over yet!

Coronavirus pandemic – is not over yet!

Although many people seem to be relaxing and stretching the ties that are supposed to be keeping us safe, and in many cases at home, it is quite clear from the number of new cases daily nationally, and in Hampshire, that the pandemic is far from over. In Hampshire there were more than 560 new cases recorded in the last…read more →

Daily coronavirus cases in single figures

Daily coronavirus cases in single figures

The number of new cases of coronavirus in most districts of Hampshire is now down to single figures. Across Hampshire as a whole the number of new cases averaged  66 a day over the past week, compared to 115 the previous week and 298 during the first week of February. In the districts which cover parts of the Candover Valley,…read more →

Things to do and places to visit

Activities, events and places in the Candover Valley and surrounding area. Many of the organisations active in the Candover Valley and the surrounding area are listed below along with a wide range of places to visit, and activities to enjoy. There are many public footpaths giving you access to the countryside and its teeming wildlife which can be seen here.  Some of these places had reopened after…read more →