The Candover Valley Gardening Club is holding its 2019 Open Show on Sunday, 11 August at Preston Candover Village Hall. The show opens to exhibitors from 8.00 am to 10.30 and entry forms for all the various classes can be downloaded from the Club’s website at cvgc.btck.co.uk The Show is open to the general public from 2.30pm when tea and…read more →
The UK Environment Agency reports that lower than average rainfall over the past year, and especially continuing through April and May – particularly in the East of England – has seen some river flows decline to lower than normal for the time of year. It says that in the south and east, rainfall has not replenished groundwater stores, and levels…read more →
The Candover Valley Community store is now in business. After more than five years of planning, fund-raising and building the store opened to its first customers on Monday, 10 June. The new store has a post office and provides a full range of groceries and household items. More details of the services and products available can be found here.
As a result of a recent rise in criminal activity in rural areas in this part of Hampshire our local policeman, PC Andy Reid, was spurred on to arrange a meeting in the Valley in November to discuss aspects of crime prevention. A number of houses and outbuildings have been broken into in the area, including a disturbing situation in Cliddesden when…read more →
Update on Watercress and Winterbournes chalk stream study programme From: Maggie Shelton Watercress and Winterbournes Community Catchments Officer Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Over the past few months we have worked with all of the catchment groups to agree a number of priority projects for each catchment. The workshops that you’ve participated in have generated a range of ideas and…read more →
Volunteers from the Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust will be helping members of the PCC of St Mary’s, Preston Candover, to coppice the roadside hedgerow for the benefit of local wildlife. The Trust led work party will be in action on Sunday 13th January and the PCC is seeking the help of other volunteers on that day. “We want people…read more →
Please see the programme for services in the Candover Valley churches during January. Access the programme here. Candover Valley church services Jan 2019
The Candover Brook which runs through the Candover Valley in winter time from Chilton and Brown Candover, to join the River Itchen eventually, is part of a Lottery-funded project to study rare chalk stream ecosystems, entitled Watercress and Winterbournes. This ambitious project aims to celebrate, protect, and enhance the chalk stream headwaters of the Rivers Test and Itchen, namely Pillhill Brook,…read more →