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Lent Lunches

Come for a soup, bread and cheese lunch on Saturdays in Lent between 1200 and 1400.  Donations that will go to UNICEF are asked for – no set amount!  The money goes into a Jar of Grace which UNICEF use to provide lifesaving supplies to ensure children have access to clean water, medical care, adequate nutrition, protection and education.  This year, the focus is on protecting children from violence and exploitation.  This is the last date for 2018 : 24th March at Harvesters, Top Green, Lockerley with Derek and Barbara Needham – 017 94 34 06 06

Charity Bridge Event

Awbridge Village Hall on Friday 23rd March 2018, starting promptly at 1400. In aid of Romsey Young Carers and Lockerley School. The cost will be £40 per table and this includes a yummy tea. There will be prizes and a raffle. Any raffle or homemade cake contributions very welcome. If attending, please bring cards and a bridge cloth. For further information, please contact Rosie Tugwell on 017 94 34 17 29.

 West Tytherley PTA

would like to invite you to a Quiz and Curry Night at King Edward's Hall. Saturday 24th March, 1930.  Quiz starts at 2030. The charge is £15 per person or £85 for a table of six.  A two course meal included and there will be a pay bar. Tickets available from the West Tytherley shop or school reception.

 Lockerley and East Dean WI

The next meeting of the WI is on the 27th March. Mrs Carole Woolley will give a talk entitled ‘Tyneham – a lost village’. Visitors most welcome, please telephone Carole on 017 94 34 08 67.

  Good Friday, 30th March

St John’s Church, Lockerley at 1800. The Choir will lead “The Cross of Christ” – the story of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross told through hymns, anthems and bible readings. Duration approx 1 hour.

 A New Benefice Grouping

On 1st February 2018 the Romsey Deanery Synod endorsed the plan to make a new Benefice (comprising Leckford, Longstock, Stockbridge, Houghton, Broughton with Bossington and Mottisfont) with one full time paid priest, whose residence would be in Stockbridge.  The churchwardens of this new Benefice have now met twice.  There are decisions to be made about the way the new Benefice works but, if agreements can be reached and recruitment documents satisfactorily completed, the new post could be advertised in September 2018 with an appointment made before December 2018.
All six PCCs (Parochial Church Councils) will need to make decisions to help meet this schedule. James Pitkin and Sarah Boothman, Acting Area Dean and Lay Chair – Romsey Deanery.

Lockerley Walking Group - an Amble around the Hamble Estuary

Meet at 0930 on Saturday 7th April at Lockerley Village Hall to share lifts to Bursledon for a level (stile free) three mile walk through villages, woods and common to Hamble where we do an optional two mile loop around Hamble Common to look at the sea or remain in Hamble. Lunch at the Victory pub, Hamble. Afterwards we catch the foot ferry (£1.50 each) across the Hamble to Warsash and take the level path beside the estuary, marina and saltmarsh, back to Bursledon (you may want to bring binoculars for boats/birdlife). The total distance is between 6 and 8 miles. Please let Andy or Liz 017 94 34 09 93 know if you are coming by Easter.

Over 60s Lunch Club

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

Mottisfont WI

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Mottisfont and Dunbridge Village Hall at 1930.  New members are always welcome but next month on April 10th we are having a special open meeting for women to come along and meet us.  The talk this month will be “Why do we say this” which should spark lots of chat and memories. If you would like to know more you can ring Jacquie Horne, 017 94 34 01 05.

Landford Wood Walk

Monday 16 April - a walk from Landford Wood around the Langley Wood National Nature Reserve to The Cuckoo Pub at Landford. Mainly flat and about five miles in the morning with a few easy stiles. Shorter return of about two miles. Some boggy and muddy bits. Meet at village hall at 1000 to share lifts to start point. Let us (Susie 017 94 34 24 26 or Diana 017 94 34 07 02) know if you're coming by 13 April.

The Leaves of the Tree

Two local artists, Nicky Bell and Paul Stewart, will be exhibiting in an exhibition of flower paintings, other botanical images and words in Winchester Cathedral from Wednesday 11th April to Tuesday 17th May. The collection, called ‘The Leaves of the Tree’, is organised by the Winchester Cathedral Scribes and invited artists.

Lockerley Greens Preservation Society Quiz Night 

Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall on Saturday 21st April at 1930. Tickets are available from Bobbie 017 94 34 22 74 or Gerry 017 94 34 04 11 priced at £5. Please bring a plate of food to share and your own drink and glasses. There will also be a raffle. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible on what should be a fun evening.

BlueBell Walk and Cream Tea

Sunday 22nd April at  1430 and aimed at raising funds for the Lockerley and East Dean Village playground fund. Start on Lockerley Green outside Cyclops Cottage at 1430 with a short walk down to Holbury Woods to see the bluebells. The lane is suitable for buggies and scooters, so we hope lots of families can join in. Cream tea afterwards £4 adults £1 children. Please ring Andy or Liz on 017 94 34 09 93 and give numbers so we make enough scones and cakes!

Lockerley and East Dean WI

The next meeting of the WI is on the 24th April.  Mr Graham Birchmore will give a talk on Graphology, entitled ‘Character in Handwriting’. Visitors most welcome, please telephone Carole on 017 94 34 08 67.

Change of Date and Venue - West Tytherley Community Shop Wine Club

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our launch event will now be held on Wednesday 25th April at King Edward’s Village Hall, West Tytherley, 1800 till 2000. Check out the March newsletter for more details - you can find it in the Newsletter Archive on the website.

Lockerley Model Show

Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April, 1000 – 1600. It is run by the Lockerley Mechanical Society. Entry: Adults £2; Primary age Children free if accompanied by an adolt. Model railways in various scales and gauges, town scene with working trams, Scalextric racing, interactive aeroplane simulator, working steam models, model boats, modelling items for sale etc. Refreshments available thanks to the work of the Coffee Shop team. Outside; Classic cars and bikes. All profits go to the Memorial Hall. Contact: Glenn Hunt 017 94 34 11 66.

Care Group Annual General Meeting

Parish room, Monday 30th April 1830.

Date for your diary! - Back by popular demand

East Tytherley’s Tea on the Lawn. Sunday 10th June 1400 - 1700. At Oaklands House with live music, bar, raffle and a selection of stalls.

Jubilee Play Ground Project Pocket  and the Pick 'n' Mix Theatre

A selection of songs and sketches from Sullivan to Sondheim at Lockerley Village Hall on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 1930. To raise funds for the Jubilee Field Playground for Lockerley and East Dean. Tickets can be purchased for £10 each in advance from Lockerley Green Stores. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. contact jubileefieldplayground @  or call Kate - 017 94 34 12 76 For more information on Pocket Theatre visit The Lockerley and East Dean Playground Committee would like to thank everyone for all the help and donations we have already received. We have raised around £6,000 so far but still have a long way to go to reach the estimated £60,000 needed. We are applying for grants and have lots of plans for fabulous fundraising events. To make a donation please visit

Peru Evening

Thank you to all who turned out to support this event on a very wet evening. £520 was raised and has been sent via credit transfer to Manos Amigas in Lima. Our contact there, Yannina Meza is using the money to buy supplies for the breakfast club children as they start the new school term. £200 of fair trade goods was sold too. We have the Divine Real Easter Eggs in stock £3.99 - the only egg on the market with the Easter story. Do contact us if you'd like some, Andy and Liz 017 94 34 09 93.

Voluntary help needed - Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall

Could you help with the running of Lockerley and East Dean War Memorial Hall? People are often generous in supporting this much-used local community facility financially. However practical help in keeping it running is also vital! We are still urgently looking for volunteers to be the Committee Secretary, to assist with caretaking duties and to fundraise towards improvements for the Hall. If you are interested, please contact Tim Down or Heather Kirk 017 94 34 24 88.

200 Club Draw

The winners for February were:-Mrs Rosemary Pritchard £20, Dr Nicholas Williams £20

Diana Eckersley would like to give heartfelt thanks ...

to everyone who dropped in with lovely flowers, cards, delicious food, very kind offers, homemade vodka, laxatives etc. and best of all, good cheer after her recent small stroke.