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Two-year roadworks on A30 at Basingstoke

Two-year roadworks on A30 at Basingstoke

Work started on May 30, on the first major phase of the project to radically alter the Brighton Hill roundabout.  Major sheet steel piling work will begin to support the embankment next to the Brighton Hill retail park, to allow construction of an extra lane on the approach to the roundabout from the Winchester Road dual carriageway. This is part of…read more →

Jubilee events at Preston Candover

Jubilee events at Preston Candover

The Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover are having a party night on Friday 3rd June with live music in the garden from the Vapore Duo who will playing a selection of 1950′s music. Award-winning chef, Gordon Stott, will be providing a selection of his signature dishes for those dining. Contact the restaurant here.  A Jubilee “Big” lunch is being held for…read more →

Preston Candover Jubilee beacon

Preston Candover Jubilee beacon

Lady Anya Sainsbury will be lighting Preston Candover’s jubilee beacon which will be sited at a high spot on the Preston Farms estate on a line with several other beacons, making an illuminated chain across Hampshire.  Lady Sainsbury will light the beacon at 9.45pm on Thursday, 2 June, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II….read more →

Things to do & places of interest

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.    Many of the 2021  events…read more →

Impact of climate change?

Impact of climate change?

Residents of Nutley, Axford, Preston Candover and Wield are experiencing a repeat performance of the sudden increase in tractor traffic through the villages this week A fleet of tractors with tanker trailers have for the last few days each been on a twenty-mile circuit to carry liquid waste from the bio-digester at Dummer to be sprayed as fertilizer over fields…read more →

New plans M3/A30 junction site

New plans M3/A30 junction site

Note – This application was refused by Basingstoke and Deane planners on 19 May 2022. See refusal notice here -Refusal – Dummer warehouse The developers are now appealing against the refusal. The developer behind the plans to build a large warehouse complex at Dummer has now come up with a new scheme after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council refused permission…read more →

An aspect of climate change

An aspect of climate change

Residents of Nutley, Axford, Preston Candover and Wield may be wondering if some elements of Britain’s climate change policy is actually working. They may be questioning the sudden increase in tractor traffic through the villages this week. A fleet of tractors with tanker trailers have for the last five days each been on a twenty-mile circuit to carry liquid waste…read more →

Covid dominates year in Hampshire

Covid dominates year in Hampshire

As Hampshire ended another year dominated by covid the number of new cases daily was rising rapidly across all the council districts. The county hit a new record of 3701 new cases a day on the last day of 2021 and most of the districts also reached new peaks. Hampshire recorded  18,322 new cases in the last week of the year,…read more →

Candover Valley’s silent bells

Candover Valley’s silent bells

Parishioners at the Candover Valley’s three principal churches will not be encouraged to attend Sunday services this year by the joyful sound of church bells echoing through the Valley. The bells at Preston and Brown Candover and Northington churches will be silent this year from a serious lack of ringers! It is unlikely that bells will be rung again for normal services at any…read more →

Solar Farm plans progressing

Solar Farm plans progressing

Preston Farms are moving ahead with its plans to develop a vast new solar farm near Preston Candover, and have submitted an application for full planning permission to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.  A decision is expected at the end of January; a year to when the plans were first revealed. Preston Farms are seeking to develop a solar farm across…read more →