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Dummer Fair success

Dummer Fair success

The annual Dummer Fair fundraising event is a firm favourite for many people from across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.  It was held over two days, earlier in October, and around 1,000 shoppers attended across the two days and bought from a wide selection of artisan and independent businesses, ranging from crafts to food, clothing and gifts. “The Dummer Fair is one…read more →

Services in Valley churches

Services in Valley churches

Please see the lists below for details of services being held in Valley churches during the rest of October and November. Church services – Oct 2018 Church services – Nov 2018

Watercress and Winterbournes

Watercress and Winterbournes

Watercress & Winterbournes is an ambitious Heritage Lottery funded-project which aims to celebrate, protect, and enhance the chalk stream headwaters of the Rivers Test and Itchen, namely Pillhill Brook, Upper Anton, the Bourne Rivulet, the Upper Test, Candover Brook, the River Arle and Cheriton Stream. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are working closely with 16 partner organisations and…read more →

Red Oak MD will talk to Preston residents about the Purefoy

Red Oak MD will talk to Preston residents about the Purefoy

Mark Grunnell, the managing director of Red Oak Taverns, has promised to talk to the people of Preston Candover before there are any further developments at the PurefoyArms, the 18th century public house and restaurant in the village. Red Oak Taverns (ROT), had applied for planning permission to convert part of the premises into separate residential properties for sale but Basingstoke…read more →

Threat to The Purefoy diminished – for now!

Threat to The Purefoy diminished – for now!

Reprieve for The Purefoy -  The immediate threat to the The Purefoy Arms, the 18th century public house and restaurant in Preston Candover, was removed on Wednesday, 10 October when Basingstoke and Deane borough councillors voted unanimously to refuse the planning application from Red Oak Taverns (ROT), which had applied for planning permission to convert part of the premises into separate…read more →

Vehicle speeds through Preston Candover

Vehicle speeds through Preston Candover

The problem of vehicles speeding through the villages of the Candover Valley is among the greatest concerns of local residents, and the parish councils have been looking at ways in which speeds can be reduced.  All attempts to introduce traffic calming measures have, so far, been frustrated by Hampshire Highways who seem to give greater importance to the fast, free…read more →