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The Village Hall committee is looking for a volunteer for the position of treasurer at the Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall. The position will fall vacant in September as we lose our tremendously valuable volunteer Sue Kent. There will of course be a suitable handover and the new treasurer will form a working committee of three - Dave White the Chair and Peter Smith, the Secretary. If you are interested contact the village hall committee through


Special thanks to Lockerley Parish Council for their generous donation to printing costs

Lockerley Summer School Celebrating 150 years

Friday 9th July 1700 - 1900. Everyone is invited to share this special occasion with current staff and pupils and enjoy the BBQ, bar, raffle, tombola, stalls and much more!

Lockerley Walking Group on 27 June 2021

Join us to travel the Lyndhurst Loop.  It's a walk of ca 12km through varied New Forest countryside and bring your picnic lunch and meet at Lockerley Village Hall at 1000 to co-ordinate trasnport.

200 Club Prize Winners

Winners for March 2021 were: Mrs Eileen Henderson £25; Mr James Blake £25; Mrs Jane Waller £20; Mr Harry Needell £20
Winners for April 2021 were: Mrs D B McMillan £20; Mrs Julie Lamont £20
It is still not too late to join in the fun and support Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall at the same time. There are three numbers still available. New members could choose to pay £8 for the remainder of the year though members who do not pay the full £12 are ineligible to receive the June and December £50 prizes. Anyone wishing to apply should call Carole Woolley on 017 94 34 08 67 leaving a message and phone number on the answer machine if there is no reply.

Census 2021

Are you like me and wonder just how many people do actually fill in their Census forms? Well I can tell you this this year has been the most successful in terms of response wince the very first one in 1801! In the New Forest and Test Valley we exceeded the pre-census target of 94% and we are one of the best performing areas in the country. So whether you filled in a form or completed it on line, we all get a Thank You from the people who organised it all.

Off to the New Forest : An Organised Walk

On Friday June 11th, the Walking Group will be going on a lovely 5 mile morning walk through Langley Woods. It is in the northern part of the New Forest starting beside the Cuckoo Inn at Hamptworth. There are just two easy stiles and the walk is dog friendly. You may see deer and even hear a cuckoo! Please bring a drink with you for a woodland coffee stop. Sadly the Cuckoo Inn is closed (if you are thinking of running a pub, it is looking for a new tenant) so we cannot finish at the bar. Meet at Lockerley Memorial Hall at 0915 for optional car sharing. Please let Barbara and Derek know if you will be joining them on this jolly jaunt 017 94 34 06 06

Short Film Makers: Your Chance to Shine

Test Valley Arts Foundation has launched TV Capsule, a community film making project which aims to create a digital time capsule of life in Test Valley today. The film will be made by weaving together snippets of short films submitted by members of the public. You are invited to make a 2-3 minute film about your life in Test Valley. It can be about almost anything – things you care about, the people in your life, the places that have meaning for you. Anyone can make a film. No special equipment is needed, a smartphone will do. How we view 2021 in years to come could be part of your legacy as well. Films will be published on the Test Valley Arts Foundation website and the TV Capsule film will be published on YouTube. For more information see Basic rules include films being no longer than three minutes and you must have the permission of everyone in the film. Closing date for submission of your film is 31st July 2021.

Recognition and Thanks

Councillors on Lockerley Parish Council wish to extend their grateful thanks to Gerry Hewett for the 20 years he has dedicated to raising awareness, raising money and helping to maintain the many greens and open spaces that are unique to our parish. The hard work that Gerry put in to the design to improve Butts Green that has now been adopted will always be appreciated and special thanks for all of the hard work and legal investigations that led to Oval Green being adopted as a village green.

A “Summer’s Evening” with the Pocket Theatre Company

A Part of the Romsey Festival at St Winfrith’s Church, East Dean SP5 1HD. Event organiser: Reverend James Pitkin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  017 94 34 06 35 on Friday 16th July at 1930. The Pocket Theatre Company is an innovative non-profit theatre group based in the South of England. Long time supporters of this small, ancient, Church, it is great to welcome them back – and be wonderfully entertained by an evening of songs, sketches, and jokes old and new. Tickets (£10) available from the event organiser (pre-book or pay on the day.

U3A day

June 2nd is U3A day. U3A - University of the third Age - is an organisation dedicated to learning, staying active and having fun in your Third Age. There is a thriving Test Villages branch open to anyone over 50 and living in the Test Villages area. Make the most of life once you are no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with us and making new friends. Come and join us; you will be made very welcome.
We have regular meetings held on the first week of the month (currently by Zoom) and our speakers cover an interesting and diverse range of subjects. In addition we have special interest groups with subjects ranging from art and local history to science discussion and singing for fun. For more information

Lockerley Mobile Phone Mast

A reliable mobile service in the Lockerley area is desirable and Lockerley Green residents aim to keep abreast of the issue on behalf of all residents - the issue was never only about Lockerley Green. At least four sites have been identified for which a preliminary technical evaluation would seem to offer similar or better coverage. The group has agreed to support the continuation of the sub-committee of the Parish Council and to keep a watching brief on developments so that residents can be kept informed through the email list and this website.