The April 2024 newsletter

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The editors invite those within our community to contribute both with articles and the graphics - not photos - particularly for the header of the newsletter.   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.

St Peter's Church West Tytherley

Unfortunately, to keep the Church open, and in use, we need to do some work on the building – especially the roof! This is going to be very expensive and we will need to find a lot of money. So, to start with, we are looking for a volunteer (or two volunteers working together? You may wish to help coordinate the fundraising and, perhaps, help to submit Grant Applications.  The work will probably be spread over a year, but not beyond that. For more details, please contact the Vicar – Rev James Pitkin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01794 340635. This is a ‘lump’ of work which would benefit all of the West Tytherley Community – and give everyone a long-lasting benefit

Bluebell Walk and Cream Tea

Raising funds for UNICEF on Saturday 27 April at Cyclops Cottage, Lockerley Green, SO51 0JN between 1400 – 1600. A two mile stroll and return for a cream tea and cakes in the garden, or just come for tea! Generous donations and offers of help and cake welcome. Call 017 94 34 09 93 to book your place.

Lockerley & East Dean Fete

Saturday 29th June, 12-4 on Butts Green. Following the hugely successful return of the fete last year, the committee is delighted to announce that the fete will be returning again this year! We would love to know what you enjoyed the most about last year’s fete, and if you have any suggestions for things we can add this year. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Village Lunch Club

Next village lunch Sunday 19 April from 1200 Lockerley Memorial Hall. Please let Diana 017 94 34 02 36 or Liz 017 94 34 09 93 know if you’re coming. Organic, local, delicious veg supplied by The Veg Shed, East Tytherley.

Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday 11th May from 1000 at Little Dean, Lockerley Green (across the Green from the shop). Everyone is welcome. If you would like to donate plants, they may be delivered to the above address during the preceding week.

Caterpillars Playgroup

Meets every Tuesday during term-time 1000 – 1045 for £2.00 ‘play as you go’ at Lockerley Primary School. We invite you to come along to our playgroup, from birth to 5year olds. There will be songs, stories craft and toys. It is run by a qualified teacher and we have baby-weighing scales. Refreshments served

Lockerley Primary School

Clerk to the Governors a vacancy at Lockerley Primary School. The school is seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic Clerk to the Governors with strong organisation skills and administrative experience to support our school governing body. You will work closely with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher to co-ordinate the running of Full Governing Body meetings. The role requires attendance at evening meetings with home working for the remainder of the time. The main requirement is to attend ten Full Governing Body meetings per year. The post needs 6 hours per meeting at £15 per hour, term time only, with access to a computer and internet to undertake the work. The start date will commence as soon as the pre-employment checks have been completed for the successful candidate. Please email a CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the school office on 017 94 34 04 85.

West Tytherley and Frenchmoor fete

Saturday 18th May 1200 - 1600. Set on the recreation ground, opposite the village pub with parking on site. Music from Lockerley Silver Band. Maypole dancing and children's activities with West Tytherley Primary School,  Line Dancing with the Mulepackers. Cream teas, cakes, BBQ, Pimms and beer, pet show, tombola, silent auction, ice creams, raffle, splat the rat, and so much more. Then in the evening from 1800 Join us at The Black Horse for killer skittles, live Music from The Rioteers! And beer and baste offering food to tempt your tastebuds! A detailed programme will be issued with the May Newsletter. Contact Liz 07767 84 82 29 or Jane 07766 19 22 91 for more info. 

West Tytherley and Frenchmoor fete Scarecrow Competition

This year the theme for our village scarecrow competition is sport. Please interpret this however you wish. Free to enter - but please register at the village shop or let Jane Elliot know you wish to enter. Please have your Sporty Scarecrow outside your house by the 11th May. The winner will be announced at the Village Fete on 18th May. See you there!

200 Club

On Monday 11th March, at the Memorial Hall Coffee Morning, two visitors to the Lockerley Community Hub carried out the January Draw. The winners were Hilary Thompson £20, Iona Wallace £20.

Welcome Folders

East Dean: Nicky Bell 017 94 34 1 228 East Tytherley: Rob Scoones 017 94 34 12 69 West Tytherley: Julie Neilson 017 94 34 08 50.

Thorngate Village Care Group

Our local support network of volunteers ready to help, all DBS checked, insured and ready, willing and able to help in so many ways – essential shopping, prescriptions, friendly phone calls. The Care Group is affiliated to the Good Neighbours Network and covers Lockerley, East Dean, East and West Tytherley and the Hampshire residents of West Dean. Requests for help can be made by contacting any co-ordinator. Diana 07974 98 01 38, Fiona017 94 34 10 98, Julie 017 94 34 08 50, Liz 017 94 34 09 93, Peggy 017 94 34 00 84 Peggy 340084.

Greetings from Lockerley Baptist Church

We meet each Sunday at 1030 for morning worship.  Anyone is welcome to join us for this, which is followed by a mug of tea or coffee and biscuits.  Our next coffee morning is on Wednesday 20th July which will be held in the rear hall from 1000 to 1200.  Light refreshments including homemade cake and savouries will be available.  All are welcome.  Please come and join us at this informal get together.  We also will be having a coffee morning on 17th August so please make a note in your diary. If you would like any further information or help please phone Brian or Marion on 017 94 34 06 95. Carols at Christmas at Lockerley Baptist Church on Sunday 17th December at 1500 To be followed by seasonal refreshments – all are welcome


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