LONGPARISH SCHOOL
MAY FAYRE

Saturday 18th May 12 noon to 4.00pm
Don't miss the fun!
Barbecue from 12 noon
Teas, carriage rides, bouncy castle

If you have any unwanted books, toys, bric-a-brac, chipped china (for smash the crockery) or if you would like to donate a raffle prize, or know a company that would, please contact Mrs Pat Taylor 01264 324466 to arrange for collection.

As usual we will be collecting bottles for the Tombola 1-2 weeks prior to the Fayre. All offers of help on the day and donations of items will be gratefully received.

Maggie Barber tel. 720459 will welcome all contributions for the plant stall. Pumpkin seedlings will be available to grow on for the great competition in the autumn.

Longparish Cricket Club

Longparish finished 5th in the middle of the table in its first season in Division 4 of the Winchester Indoor League, and the club now looks forward to the summer season beginning on April 28th. There was a splendid turnout to spring clean the pavilion and equipment on 13th April. The team will be playing at home every Tuesday evening in May except 21st, every Saturday afternoon except 25th and also on Sunday 12th. Help with teas is always welcome. Please ring Kate on 01264 351968.

Longparish Colts Cricket Team

TRAINING AT THE CRICKET GROUND.
TUESDAYS FROM 6.30PM TO 8.30 PM

Any child aged nine years or older is welcome to join us for training at the cricket ground in Longparish. If it is raining or the cricket ground is water-logged the practice may be cancelled at short notice.
For more information contact Lynn Neal on 720660

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St Nicholas Wives Group

On March 21st a group of seventeen members met at Woodstock to hear Tony Hope and his wife Janet speak about their time as Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley Borough Council. Although a mayor is elected by fellow councillors for a year it really involves three years of extra civic duties, firstly as deputy, then as mayor and finally as outgoing mayor. Tony explained some of the history behind the position of mayor. We heard how during their year in office Tony and his wife attended six hundred official engagements. It is part of the Mayor's duties to chair meetings and raise money for charities. One day in December Tony and Janet attended eight functions, with such a full diary it is evident why a Mayoral car is a necessity. When asked what qualities a mayor needs Tony was emphatic that firstly it requires a genuine interest in people and secondly stamina. From the way that Tony and Janet spoke it was
obvious that they enjoyed their time as Mayor of Test Valley even though it required a full time commitment with very few evenings to enjoy a normal home life.
Our next meeting is on May 16th at 7.30pm at Woodstock. We will be meeting Sian Newland our local police officer. Sian will be talking about her work on this beat.

Easter Wishes

Some children left outside the door of St Nicholas Church a piece of paper on which was stuck a flower and the wording 'We hope you had a lovely Easter. With love from the children of your village.'
We'd like to send them the following message

TO THE CHILDREN OF OUR VILLAGE WHO LEFT EASTER WISHES AND A FLOWER OUTSIDE THE DOOR OF ST NICHOLAS CHURCH - THANK YOU! YES WE HAD A LOVELY EASTER AND HOPE YOU DID TOO. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN OF OUR FAMILY SERVICES PLEASE DO, WE SHOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU. WITH LOVE FROM ST NICHOLAS CHURCH.

Long Bridge

The Hampshire Rights of Way team has now removed Long Bridge at the Cleeves, which was damaged and unsafe, and the plan is to replace it with a wooden bridge as soon as possible.