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Coronavirus active cases diminishing

Coronavirus active cases diminishing

The impact of covid-19 is now diminishing significantly across most of Hampshire. The number of new coronavirus cases being recorded daily is now falling rapidly in most areas of the county  In the districts most relevant to the Candover Valley residents, namely Basingstoke & Deane, East Hampshire and Winchester, the daily number is now in single figures. In the local smaller…read more →

Flood risk averted

Flood risk averted

25 February As the prospect of more heavy rain across Hampshire during the past week failed to materialise, the UK government’s flood alert service has scaled back on its warning of potential groundwater flooding in the Candovers and Old Alresford.  In a statement published yesterday it says  that in Preston Candover the ground water level is just stabilising, but in Old Alresford the…read more →

Coronavirus case numbers now falling quickly.

Coronavirus case numbers now falling quickly.

In common with much of the country the covid-19 restrictions imposed at end December have had a marked impact on the number of new cases in Hampshire since the beginning of the year. The rolling seven-day number of new cases reached its peak across the county on 5/6 January, when the daily number of new cases reached 1,434 and the…read more →

Church services in the Candover Valley in March

Church services in the Candover Valley in March

In anticipation of a possible relaxation in the Covid-19 restrictions during March, the Rector, Rev. David Chattell, and Associate Rector, Rev. Stephen Mourant, have drawn up a draft programme of church services in the Valley for Holy Week and immediately thereafter.   The programme is anticipatory at this stage and subject to change and the timings of services have yet to be…read more →

Rapid rise in new cases of coronavirus in January

Rapid rise in new cases of coronavirus in January

In common with much of England and especially the south-east, the new strain of the coronavirus has raged across Hampshire in January with a total of 25,382 new cases of the virus recorded during the month, a rise of 85% , excluding Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.  Add their numbers and the total across the county as a whole…read more →

Covid-19 still spreading rapidly through Hampshire

Covid-19 still spreading rapidly through Hampshire

The new strain of the coronavirus infection is still spreading rapidly through Hampshire and there is, currently, no sign of it immediately abating.  The number of new infections is increasing daily.  In the past week 6-12 January there were 7263 new cases recorded across the Hampshire county area, excluding Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, which have all shown…read more →

Church services for Christmas and the New Year.

Church services for Christmas and the New Year.

Uncertainty over the impact locally of the new tiered system of restrictions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, means that there will not be a midnight communion service at any of the churches in the Candover Valley on Christmas Eve.    For the first time in many years it has become necessary to suspend the service.  The possibility of a significant rise in…read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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