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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 many weeks of different levels of lockdown during the past year of the coronavirus pandemic many people and families have been 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,…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 →

Church services in November

Church services in November

Sunday services in valley churches are getting closer to the normal pattern, but still subject to social distancing.  See here for list of services in Candover Valley churches in November. Church services Nov to Dec 2020

Hampshire Dig-Deep appeal raises nearly £1 million.

Hampshire Dig-Deep appeal raises nearly £1 million.

People in Hampshire have raised an incredible £976,000 for Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover Hospitals’ “Dig Deep” Campaign during the first three weeks of April!  The Hampshire Medical Fund has been raising money to buy equipment for Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover Hospitals since 1981. This is equipment is normally outside their NHS budgets and it enables these hospitals to perform at an enhanced level for all…read more →

Update on 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 →