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Solar farm plans to go ahead

Preston Farms are expected to press ahead with plans to develop a vast new solar farm near Preston Candover, following a so-called public consultation exercise, held on a midweek afternoon and early evening at the start of the main holiday season, and on an appointment only basis. The proposal for a 28 megawatt solar site is now in the final…read more →

Caught out by roadworks?

Caught out by roadworks?

How often have you been caught out when driving, often to an important appointment, when you come across an unexpected road closure or a diversion. Would it not have been useful to know in advance that this was a possibility.  If you had known earlier you would have planned to take a different route.  In theory, you can know in…read more →

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 →