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Items for the newsletter should be sent to the editor by the 15th of the month preceding that in which the newsletter is notionally published. 

Grateful thanks

Grateful thanks to the Lockerley and East Dean Fete Committee and to Lockerley Parish Council for the generous donations received towards printing costs of the newsletter.

West Tytherley Primary School Open Day

Wednesday 8th November 0930-1200 and 1330 - 1500. Meet headteacher Mike Warren and receive a personal tour of the school, our lovely grounds and the learning garden, guided by the children. We look forward to welcoming you!

Village Quiz Night

Saturday 11 November 1930. Lockerley Memorial Hall. Quiz for teams of up to 6 people. Please bring a plate of finger food to share and your own drinks and glasses. Raffle. To take part will only cost £5 per person, proceeds to Hall funds and Alzheimer's Research. Tickets from Marilyn Hind 017 94 34 00 23.

Over 60s Lunch Club

Sunday 12th November. Please arrive at 1215 for 1230 at Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall. Call 017 94 34 01 59 for details.

Christmas Fair Trade Coffee Morning

at Cyclops Cottage, Lockerley Green on Saturday on 18th November 0930 – 1230. Come and enjoy a coffee and home made cookies, while choosing some gifts, many from Peru this year. Also, jewellery and stocking fillers. Try some FairTrade chocolates, mincemeat, and other goodies. Entrance £1 --children free- and there'll be a raffle. The proceeds will be supporting Lockerley Church. All welcome please bring friends. Call 017 94 34 09 93 for more information.

How to be a Christian here and nowMission in Action - Romsey Deanery

Pre-Advent Course 2017 on Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd November. Each evening will include input, discussion, interaction, refreshments, fun! This course is an opportunity for church members from across the Deanery to come together to share with and learn from one another, in line with our Deanery Vision & Mission Action Plan. Venue: Poppies, Choice Plants, Timsbury, SO51 0NB. Time 1930 – 2130. Plenty of parking available. Advance indication of numbers attending will be helpful email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lockerley Garden Club

Thursday November 23rd at 2000. Lockerley Memorial Hall. A talk by Rosemary le Grande on the subject of The South Island of New Zealand. We have had a talk by Rosemary recently on the North Island which was most enjoyable, this talk is by popular demand and I am sure will not disappoint. All welcome.

Lockerley and East Dean WI

The next meeting of the WI is 28th November when the speaker Mrs Dinah Warnock will give a talk on Victorian Fashion. Carole 017 94 34 08 67

Lockerley Primary School Christmas Fayre

Friday 1st December 2017 1530 - 1730 with a raffle, tombola, games, cakes, and refreshments - including winter BBQ and someone special in the Grotto!

Bumblefly Theatre with Forest Forge

King Edwards Hall West Tytherley Saturday 23rd December at 1330. The Frog Prince and other tales. A classic story for the festive season. Storytelling and music with a dash of slapstick and buckets of humour. Tickets £12 adults £6 children. From Cynthia 017 94 34 24 32 Jessie at West Tytherley School and The village shop 017 94 34 03 13.

Lockerley Safari Supper

Saturday 20th January 2018. We really hope you can join us and your fellow villagers in what has always proved to be a great fun 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! It really is a great way to meet friends old and new! And it's also a welcome to those newer to the village! We are also looking for people to host either a starter or a main course! Please book your places by 15th December! Cost:- £15 per person, £5 per host. Raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Please contact Helen Woodfield 017 94 34 06 27.

The Carnival Week Committee

would like to thank everyone who joined in with this year's activities. The kart race and the quiz night were less popular than in previous years but still great fun for those who attended. The Madge Arthur Fun Run and Family Rounders were as popular as ever. As well as being lots of fun for all involved the week's activities also raised money for local causes and the Committee were pleased to donate £100 to the Lockerley Pre-School and £100 to the Playground Fundraising Team.

200 Club Draw winners for October

Mrs Ann Blackledge  £25, Mr Jeff Hatcher  £25, Mrs Linda Redshaw  £20, Mr Ian McKeand £20

Kathleen Muggeridge

Many of you will remember with affection Nurse Kathleen Muggeridge, Lockerley's last District Nurse, who lived on Top Green during the 1970's and early 80's. Sadly, we have heard that she died in Bournemouth Hospital on 24th September.

Lockerley Coffee Shop

We are pleased to announce that in the last year the Coffee Shop has donated over £4,500 to the Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall. In the eight years that we have been running we have contributed over £25,000 to the running costs of the hall but the main benefit of the Coffee Shop is that for many people it has become a great place to meet. We would like to thank all our customers and especially our lovely team of volunteers who have made this possible. Sadly, we have lost a few of our regular helpers and we would be really pleased to welcome some more people - male or female - to join our team. If you are interested and sometimes free for a couple of hours on Monday or Thursday mornings please contact Sally 017 94 34 02 15 or Jan 017 94 34 05 86

Geog, Talk and Walk Friday 29th September

Seventeen of us including four first timers enjoyed our excursion to The Vale of Wardour, west of Salisbury. The weather despite the gloomy forecast was kind and we could see and complete Cled’s planned suite of visits. From the vantage points could be appreciated many aspects of the geomorphology and geology of Cranborne Chase, Vale of Wardour, Wylye Downs and Salisbury Plain plus consideration of the drainage patterns of the rivers Ebble, Nadder, Wylye and Stour and the development of chalk slopes. Additions included a brief stop to see the site and situation of Old Wardour Castle and an arranged visit to the famous limestone Chicksgrove Quarry with an unexpected guided tour to see and handle the exposed rocks. The appropriate drinks stop was taken at The Compass pub in Chicksgrove and an excellent lunch at the Forrester in Donhead St Andrew. Dates for 2018 will be given in the Newsletter in due course.

Lynda Hunt 

Ian Bradford would like a mention for Lynda Hunt who, after 30 years delivering the finest cuisine to residents and staff and the very best scones for the annual Thorngate Care Groups garden parties at Greenview Residential Care Home, has retired after 30 years loyal and outstanding service. All of us who have had the pleasure of her company know the value placed upon her by everyone. Returning staff members first question is “is Lyn still here?” We all feel privileged to have had her company where she says she has "never worked a day in her life"… because she loves coming to work. Happy Retirement Lyn.

Red Cross Romsey and District Local Office: For all enquiries

Red Cross Centre, 10 Greatwell Drive, Romsey (opposite Nightingale Surgery) and Romsey Medical Loan open 1030 to 1230 Monday to Friday. Enquiries 017 94 51 32 02 - 24 hour answer phone. General Information: 0845 054 72 22.