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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.  There's some guidance info here.   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. The next newsletter covers February 2022.

Thank you to Helen Iles for sponsoring this edition of the newsletter in memory of Tim Iles (28/12/60 – 5/9/18)

Support our crafty Brownies

Lockerley Brownies are selling hand stitched patchwork cushions and quilts. They are all truly beautiful and many many hours of work has gone into each one. Each one would make a wonderful Christmas present. As they are all hand made numbers are limited. For more details contact Chris Goodman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07825 50 17 55. Profit that is raised will go to Brownie funds which are urgently required. Thank you for supporting them.

Garden Club AGM

The AGM will be held on Thursday 20 January at 2000 at Lockerley Memorial Hall. A talk on ‘Flower Farming in the Test Valley will be given by Featherstone’s Flowers and will be followed by wine and refreshments. Attendees are asked to wear a mask for the sake of those who are more susceptible in these times. The subscription for existing members will be rolled over as there was only one talk in 2020. However, all new members - and the Club hopes there will be many - will be charged the usual annual fee of £10 payable at the meeting. All of this is dependent on the guidance at the time. A full programme has been drawn up for 2022. 

Oilbuying Group Update

A seasonal prompt for us that participation in the Lockerley Oilbuying Group costs nothing but it may help to lower the cost of your oil heating. If you are new to the area, or just want to know more, then the website www.lockerley.org.uk/index.php/oil-group has the info that you need and how to make contact. Over the past nine years roughly 1.14M litres at a price of around £640,000 have been bought at a price and that is, on average, around 7% less than the best advertised price. As the slogan goes every little bit helps!

Christmas Eve Pantomime is back

Oh yes it is! Jack and the Beanstalk will be at West Tytherley Village Hall at 1330 Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve sees the welcome return of the acclaimed theatre group Forest Forge, together with Bumblefly, for a family performance that guarantees mischief, mayhem and twists in the tale. Tickets for this show that will sell out quickly, are on sale from Wednesday 1 December at West Tytherley village shop, £9.50 per adult, £5 per child or £28 for a family ticket.

A letter of thanks from Joanne Nash, a former editor of The Newsletter:

Huge thanks to everyone who offered help and sent messages during Lawrence’s extended stay in hospital. He is now home with some additional home care and looking forward to building up his time in school. Six months in hospital when we were only expecting a two or three day stay after an operation has been a challenge for all of us. Having support from so many neighbours and friends has made a huge difference and I feel very fortunate to be part of such a supportive community. Special thanks to Neville for cutting the grass for a whole season, Val for transporting Kira, Barb for the loan of furniture for the carer, Lucy for collecting medicines, Sue Pitkin for the visits whilst we were in Southampton hospital and for all the many messages and offers of help. Welcome home Lawrence.

News from West Tytherley School

Thanks to the generosity of West Tytherley Stores the school is able to renovate its outdoor learning environment for Year R children who will be involved in the decision making. An exciting project for all involved. The school’s links with Broughton Primary School have included a netball tournament that not only included the school teams but also mixed teams. Exceptional skills were on show and everyone enjoyed the experience. The school would be delighted to welcome any parent wishing to view the school, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

200 Club

The winners of the 200 Club for October were drawn at the Memorial Hall Coffee morning, the winners were:
Allen Mornington-West £20, John Platt £20, Congratulations to you both. Now is the time for existing members and NEW members to join for 2022. The annual cost is still £12 with an projected total prize fund for the year of £800 in 34 prizes. The prize draws are 2 x £20 per month (except June and December), 1 x £25 in June and December. An extra 2 x £25 each quarter end plus a pre-Christmas bonus of 4 x £25 in November. The pot does depend on membership numbers. All participants have to be over 16 but there is no limit to the number of entries that individuals or couples can hold. All profit goes to the Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall funds – there are no expenses.
Subscriptions for next year are due now but by 31 January if you want to be in the January draw. Organiser Carole Woolley has asked that you pay by cheque or standing order (needs to be in your bank by 31 December). Please contact Carole on 017 94 34 08 67 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a form and your number. Cheques can be posted to Willingale House, Butts Green. Please note that Carole will Nnot be collecting at the Hall in January or February as in previous years. There is room for new members this year so support your local centre of activity and join the 200 Club. 

School News

Lockerley Church of England Primary School is holding an open morning on Thursday 9 December 0930 - 1030. A presentation by the Headteacher at 0930 followed by individual tours of the school by year 6 children. Please call the office to book your place, 017 94 34 04 85.

Job Opportunity at Lockerley School

There is a vacancy for a Breakfast Club Supervisor and After School Club Supervisor; a job share would be considered. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Hours: 0745 - 0830 Monday to Friday and 1500 -1800 Monday to Friday. Both term time only. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or to visit the school contact the school office on 017 94 34 04 85.

Tyth Talk

Wednesday January 1939 - 2030 at West Tytherley Village Hall. How to catch a killer. An evening of true crime as Fiona Collier takes us behind the scenes of several complex murder investigations she helped to solve, showing exactly how cases were pieced together with forensics, technology, surveillance, good old fashioned legwork and a bit of luck. The talk is free, not ticketed and you can bring your own drinks. There will be a retiring collection for the village community fund.

Dun Valley Walks book

An ideal stocking filler or Christmas gift! Copies on sale from Lockerley and West Tytherley shops, Hill Farm Caravan Park, Lockerley PO and local pubs Black Horse, Mill Arms, and the Hatchet. All proceeds now go to charity

Christmas TraidCraft Fayre

Thank you to everyone who attended and or helped at the recent Traidcraft Christmas Fayre. The event made an amazing total in the region of £2500 which will go towards church funds which have been depleted during the pandemic.

Christmas Decorations Workshop

West Tytherley village hall, Wednesday 8 December 1930 ++. Make your own showstopper stable centrepiece at this special workshop led by florist Tracy Robinson. A strictly limited number of tickets are available for this fun and creative evening. All the materials you will need will be provided. Tickets costs £27.50 and include mulled wine and mince pies. To book email Bethan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thorngate Good Neighbours

Our local support network of volunteers ready to help when we are in need, all volunteers have been DBS checked, insured and ready, willing and able to help in so many ways – essential shopping, prescriptions, friendly phone calls. Thorngate Villages Care Group part of Good Neighbours Network covers Lockerley, East Dean, East & West Tytherley. For requests for help contact any co-ordinator ... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 09 93, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 00 84, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 10 98, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 017 94 34 08 50, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07890 54 36 55

Post Christmas Recycling

There will be a recycling point for real Christmas trees, minus their decorations, at Alma Road Car Park, West Wellow Village Hall and Hillier’s Garden Centre between 30 December and 10 January. If you are part of the Garden Waste Collection Service it will be collected but please cut it in half if it be over 6ft high. Black bins will be collected on normal days but brown bins will be one day later than the usual day. Excess waste in one black bag beside the bin will be collected. Excess recyclables left in a cardboard box alongside the brown bin will also be collected. Remember that gift wrapping paper is not recyclable so please place it in the black bin.

British Red Cross

Registered Charity Number : 220949 : Fundraising shop at rear of North Baddesley Village Hall, SO52 9DT. We are now open as follows - Monday to Friday 1000 to 1600. Every 3rd Saturday of the month 1000 to 1300. Telephone number 023 80 73 50 89. There are bargains each week. We accept good quality ladies', men’s and children’s clothes (not babies'), household and curtains and bric-a-brac. Unwanted Christmas and birthday gifts are gratefully received. We cannot accept large items of furniture due to space restrictions. We cannot accept shoes, cushions, duvets and CDs. Wool is always wanted - no cones - for our many projects.

Greetings from Lockerley Baptist Church

We normally meet each Sunday at 1030 for morning worship. Anyone is welcome to join us for this service which is followed by a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. There will be no morning service on 19th and 26th December.
You are invited to join us for Carols at Christmas on Sunday 19th December at 1500 followed by seasonal refreshments, tea and coffee. There will be a Christmas Coffee Morning on Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 1000 to 1200 in the back hall. Seasonal refreshments will be available. All are welcome to join us, Please phone Marion or Brian on 017 94 34 06 95 if you need any further information or help.