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The editors invite those within out community to contribute both with articles and the graphics - not photos - particularly for the header of the newsletter.  There's some guidance info here.  

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Thank you to the Lockerley and East Dean Carnival Committee for sponsoring this issue of the newsletter.

 Lockerley Walking Group Sunday 2nd February

Meet at Lockerley Green outside Cyclops Cottage at 1000 to share lifts for a stile-free round walk in the New Forest.  Distance around 8 miles mainly on tracks; just a short section will be wet underfoot.  We will park near the Royal Oak at Fritham and walk to the Forester’s Arms, Frogham for lunch.  Dogs are welcome in the bar area.  We need to pre-order lunch and confirm numbers by Thursday 28th January please contact Liz Holton 017 94 34 09 93.

Over 60s Lunch Club

Sunday 9th February. Please arrive at 1215 for 1230 at Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall. Call 017 94 34 01 59 for details.

Lockerley Estate Annual Community Hedge Planting Day

Saturday 15th February 1000 at Queenwood Farm. Following last year’s successful hedge planting day, where we saw over 50 members of our fantastic villages come together, we have once again organised a day to plant a new hedge along the road from the entrance to Queenwood Farm. We would love to see even more villagers, young and old, joining us to plant the hedge and enjoy a lunch and chocolate brownies together at the farm afterwards. All you need to bring is enthusiasm, gloves and a decent spade. Please meet and park at Queenwood Farm Yard at 1000 (where we held Open Farm Sunday) and let Nikki on 07739 31 28 63 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you can come.

 Barnstormers comedy night is back!

Three fabulous acts plus compère, with all profits donated to local charities. King Edwards Hall, West Tytherley 29th February 2020. Doors open at 1900 for a 1945 start. Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door. Purchase via the West Tytherley shop or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 14 23. Cash only bar.

Christians Together in the Somborne and District

invite you to hear The Bishop of Southampton, the Rt Rev Debbie Sellin who will lead our Lent talk ‘Caring for God’s World’. Wednesday 11 March 2020 at King’s Somborne Village Hall at 1230 – 1400. A light lunch will be served.

Reminiscences of Romsey

is kindly organised by Rotary and takes place in the Crosfield Hall, Romsey on Saturday 14th March from 1315 - 1700. There will be music from the Ukulele Band, a slideshow about the history of Romsey and an afternoon tea. Free tickets are available and they must be booked by 12th February. Please ring your local contacts Liz 017 94 34 09 93 or Julie 017 94 34 08 50 to reserve a place. 

Lockerley Primary School PTA Quiz Night

Friday 20th March at 1900. Tickets £10 include a jacket potato and chilli supper are available from the school office. Bar and raffle.

200 Club winners

The winners for November were: Mr Bob Stileman  £25, Mr Phillip Bailey  £25, Mr Tony Young  £25, Mr Terry Whayman  £25. Mr Colin McCabe £20, Mrs Pat Stone  £20. The winners for December were: Mr Malyn Newitt   £50, Mr Tony Young £25, Mrs Rona Lamey £25

 200 Club - Year 2020

This popular village draw is organised for the Memorial Hall by Carole Woolley, Willingale House, Butts Green, Lockerley, 017 94 34 08 67. The annual cost is £12.  The prize pot depends on membership numbers. If numbers fall, so do prizes. All members or couples may have more than one entry.  Everyone must be over 16.   All profit goes to the Memorial Hall funds – there are no expenses.  Please let Carole have your subscription now or as soon as possible but by 31st January at the very latest if you want to be in the January draw. No later or your number may be given to someone else!  Cheques are better than cash (no Bank transfers please, they cause difficulties) and should be written to “Lockerley & East Dean Memorial Hall” and posted or delivered to Carole’s address above.  Do remind others that you see as not everyone reads the newsletter. You are reminded that your details are kept on Carole’s computer – but very carefully - and nothing beyond name, address and number. Good luck to everyone. The odds are excellent, and you will be helping our Hall.   Anyone hoping to become a new entrant to the draw should let Carole know right away.  

Lockerley and East Dean Carnival Week

Thank you so much to everyone that supported the Carnival Week in June. We had amazing scarecrows, a record turn-out for the Madge Arthur fun run, a closely contested quiz night and great support at the pop-up pub. We raised an amazing £450 and have made donations to the newsletter, Acorn Preschool and the Over 60s lunch club.

Lockerley and East Dean Fête and Carnival Week needs you!! 

There have been two fallow years without the fête and the Carnival Week committee need your help to bring it back in 2020. We welcome everyone and all offers of help however small, whether you just want to help on the day, donate a prize or join the committee. All offers gratefully received. Please contact Will on 017 94 34 11 83 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message on Facebook (Lockerley Carnival Week). Without more help it is unlikely to go ahead so please support the fete and this village tradition.

The Newsletter Graphic Challenge

Every issue for the past few years the Newsletter has had a fresh graphic as the header and admin at the Lockerley website loves doing this. But there are surely others in the community who would like to produce a graphic.  It would, in some manner, reflect a local or topical global issue or subject. There are some limitations and there is some guidance on this on the website on the Newsletter page.  If you already have ideas or you're interested, then do contact the website admin @ How about a target?  Well, the possible Lockerley Fête day in June and the double July + August issue could do with something appropriate and we'll need it fairly soon.  Now, there's a challenge for 2020!

Reminder for West Tytherley Pilates Classes on Thursday evenings in the Village Hall.