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Items for the newsletter should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 15th of the month preceding that in which the newsletter is notionally published. 

Service of Light - Sunday 1st December at St John's Lockerley at 1800

Please join us as we prepare for the coming Christmas season with a service of Advent readings, hymns and anthems led by the choir.  The service begins in darkness and the light is gradually spread through the church as the candles are lit.  (If you need more light it would be advisable to bring a small torch.)  The church will be warm and the service will last no more than an hour! 

Friends of Bentley Wood Christmas Party Thursday 5th December at 1930

Held at Grimstead Reading Room. Good food, wine and company; Margaret Baskerville presents ‘Past Times in Bentley Wood’. 

Lockerley Primary School Christmas Fair Friday 6th December 1530 - 1730

Grand raffle and hamper raffle, tombola, children's games and crafts, face painting, produce stall, refreshments and someone special reading a story. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and join us for a fun afternoon. 

Over 60's Lunch Club

Sunday 8th December. Please arrive at 1215 for 1230 at Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall. Call 017 94 34 01 59 for details. 

Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church West Tytherley 18 December 2019 at 1800

We are offering a fabulous concert opportunity for you to enjoy the wonderful and immensely talented soprano voices of Jacqueline Foan and Poppy Neame who will perform alongside the newly formed West Tytherley School Choir and we are proud to be hosting this event in our very own West Tytherley Church. They will be performing popular Christmas songs and carols and you will be invited to join in with some numbers, so bring along those singing voices. Drinks and mince pies can be purchased during the interval.  Tickets are limited and available from the school, shop. Tickets £7.50 and £2 for children under 12 years. Under 5s go Free. 

Bumblefly Theatre with Forest Forge Little Red Riding Hood

The Deep Dark Wood is a place of mystery. The path will guide you safely through but beyond the path is where the magic begins. Join the travelling players in their next adventure! King Edwards Hall, West Tytherley on Tuesday 24th December 1330 Adults £12 - Children £6. Tickets from Cynthia 017 94 34 24 32, West Tytherley School 017 94 34 03 38 and Village shop 017 94 34 03 13 

Lockerley Garden Club AGM

This will be held on January 23rd 2020 in Lockerley Memorial Hall at 1930. The speaker will be Ben Cross on the subject of "British Alstromerias." There will be drinks and finger food available. All welcome

Lockerley Safari Supper - Saturday 25th January 2020

We really hope you can join us as the new organisers of the Safari Supper in what has always proved to be a great evening! For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it involves visiting a home for your starter and then another home for your main course – being welcomed by the host and other guests – the identity of the host/guests is only revealed once you arrive at each venue! Dessert and coffee is served for all at the Village Hall at the end of the evening! We are also looking for people to host either a starter or a main course, please let us know if you are interested. Cost:- £15 per person/£5 per host. Raising money for Perlins Community Project. Please book your places by 16th December! Contact: Ant Davidson and James McIntyre Brown (Mac) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 017 94 34 00 32.

Supporting Vetinary Practices

Donations welcome for a sponsored walk of 25 km around Stockbridge, raising funds for 3 local veterinary clinics, Mainstone Romsey, Southern Counties Veterinary Services Ringwood, VetsNow at Mildmay Winchester. All these supported my dog Roo who was diagnosed with canine auto-immune disease in 2016 and died last year aged 4 1/2. Details and donations: or contact Julia Brigdale 079 29 21 93 34.

Lockerley Oilbuying Group

If you would like to take part in the group check out the entry on the Lockerley website at <>. It's easy and it will cost you nothing. If you think you have been forgotten by oilbuying then do recall that your email program may be treating messages from oilbuying as spam or junk. How you "teach" your email program not to do this depends on the email program you use but it may be as simple as looking in the junk or spam folder and moving the message into your in-box.  Any other problems please email oilbuying.

Marilyn and Nigel Hind would like to thank

all those who took part and supported the Village Quiz in November.  The proceeds of £530 have been split between village hall funds and Jane Scarth House, Romsey.

Lockerley Waliking Group : Walk  and AGM  and more 5 January 2020

Sunday 5 January 2020 is the date for the Lockerley Walking Group AGM preceded buy a morning walk in the area which will descedn on a pub wher all members can atake part in committing to exercising healthily over the following twelve months. 

200 Club Winners and the year 2020

The winners were Mrs Rosie Tugwell £20, Ms Caroline Bowyer £20. 

This popular village draw is organised for the Memorial Hall by Carole Woolley, Willingale House, Butts Green, Lockerley tel:017 94 34 08 67. A big thank you to all those members who steadfastly pay their subs by standing order. It helps so much. Thank you to all members. Your contributions help our hall considerably. Now is the time for existing members, and new members, to join for 2020. The annual cost is still £12 and a projected total prize fund for the year of £800 in 34 prizes: every month except June and December 2x£20, 1x£50 in June and December, an extra 2x£25 each quarter end and a pre-Christmas bonus of 4x£25 in November. However, the prize pot does depend on membership numbers. All members or couples may have more than one entry. Everyone must be over 16. All profit goes to the Memorial Hall funds. Please let Carole have your subscription by 31st January at the very latest if you want to be in the January draw. Cheques are better than cash, or best of all, standng orders which must be at your bank before January 1st and ring Carole for a form and your number. Cheques should be written to “Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall” and posted or delivered to the above address. Please try and help to make Carole’s job that much easier. It is a very big task for one person. In 2019, 2018 and 2017, we had our full complement of 200 members, but we have had changes during the year. We need new entrants and more standing orders PLEASE - so as to get more done to the Village Hall. Good luck to everyone. I am required to tell you that your details are held on my computer and available upon request – but you probably realise this! 

Lockerley School Governor

We are currently looking for a Governor to join our friendly and experienced team at Lockerley Primary School. Governing Body meetings generally take place outside of school hours, however having the flexibility to occasionally be in school during the day would be beneficial.  The Governing body aim to meet three times a term. The role is enjoyable, engaging, challenging and rewarding, offering you an opportunity to meet and work with varied individuals of different skills, training courses to help you develop as a governor, a unique opportunity to take on a strategic role which will help to shape the education of young people. If you are interested in applying for the role please call the school on 017 94 34 04 85.

Broughton announces a new volunteer-run Community Shop

With Post Office and Coffee Shop.  Opening Monday 2nd December 2019 Opening Hours : Monday – Friday: 0800 - 1730, Saturday: 0830 - 1230, Sunday: 0930 – 1230