Longparish Fete

2nd September
12 - 4pm

At Longparish House, by kind permission of Robin Kelton and Marilyn Nash

All the usual stalls, jazz band, activities and general good fun to be had. Bring your friends and relatives to help us raise money for the Church and the Village Hall.

More volunteers needed to help on the Friday 1st September and also on the day. If you can spare an hour or two, please ring 720128 and offer your services.

Gloria is again running the tea-room and would be pleased to receive your offerings of home baked cakes; she would like to know what you are planning to bake in advance so that a balanced variety of cakes are on sale. Please deliver your baking to the tea room on the morning of the fete or if necessary collection can be arranged - 720425

Bridget Graham's stall is Gifts Galore and she would be pleased to receive any unwanted gifts, new or good as new. She does a lovely job making them look really tastefully packaged and would also welcome any bits of pretty ribbon for gift wrapping. She is happy to collect - 720256

Jan West would be pleased to receive items for the Grand Draw or she is willing to collect - 720289

Books of all kinds are wanted for the Book Stall. Please leave them outside Jane Young's house (Elm Lodge) or ring her if you would like them collected - 720233

Carol Dunford has taken on the Toy Stall and would be pleased to receive good as new, clean and complete toys, children's games and puzzles at Vale Farm. Collection can be arranged by contacting Gina on 720128.

Interesting items of Bric a Brac can be delivered to Gina 720128 or Cass 720018.

Raffle tickets to win a £50 voucher for a meal at The Peat Spade, at Longstock, will be available at the Shop, or at the Fete on the day

HARVEST SUPPER

Come to the traditional village Harvest Supper, to be held in the new School/Community Hall on the evening of 16th September! Full details about timings and tickets (we need to know how many are coming) will be confirmed in September's issue of Hill & Valley. In the meantime, please note it with anticipation in your diary.

ROAD CLOSURE

From 14th August Hampshire County Council will be working on strengthening the three bridges beyond Upper Mill and the road will be closed to vehicular traffic and pedestrians from Upper Mill to beyond the last bridge. There will be access from the B3048 to Upper Mill. The Cleeves will be able to be approached by car from Nuns' Walk or by footpath 3 opposite Broadacre.

Footpath 11 from the bridge behind Longparish House to Upper Mill should be usable for most of the time, but for short periods it may be impossible to get out by Upper Mill, and it is hoped to put up a notice when this occurs..

The closure is expected to be for about 6 months, although the closure application is for 18 months to allow for contingencies.

If you have any queries about the closure please contact Mr Ray Alborough, telephone 01264 368724 on behalf of the Head of Technical Services

Presentation to John Martin

As a result of the great kindness of very many people of Longparish, past and present, a very substantial cheque was given to John Martin at the end of May, in gratitude and recognition for his many years of remarkable service as Longparish organist. The book of all the comments appreciative of John's service and a lovely bouquet of flowers for Mary were also presented.

Martin Coppen

Village Open Spaces Contracts

We are about to put out to tender contracts relating to grounds maintenance on behalf of Longparish Parish Council. These contracts are due to start in April 2007.

There are separate contracts covering:

We are obliged to put these contracts out to open tender every three years, and to obtain three competing quotations.

Appointments will be made on a three year basis, subject to annual agreement on any revisions to prices quoted. Existing suppliers are invited to quote again, but we are also encouraging new contractors to tender.

For more details & contract specifications, please contact Catherine Sweet on 720550