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News

New!!!BT Add Insult to Injury

Now BT cut off the Town Hall's broadband!!

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BT Publicity Campaign Backfires

BT's brilliant publicity campaign to drum up trade for its Infinity broadband service has not delivered.

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Changes at the White Hart

The White Hart has a new manager.

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Jam Boys Win - Eventually

After a few weeks frustration, Whitchurch United returned to winning ways, but it took some time.

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Roadworks?

There's conflicting information on what is happening in the Town centre.

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More Planning Stuff

In the midst of the extra consultation of Basingstoke's Local Plan and work on Whitchurch's Neighbourhood Plan, Basingstoke & Deane is consulting on a new way to raise funds from developers for local projects.

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Jam Boys Play Bournemouth - Almost ?

Despite very heavy rainfall in the area, Longmeadow was fit for the the game against Bournemouth that was postponed before Christmas but.......

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Anyone for a Run?

A runner new to Whitchurch is keen to meet a training partner.

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Despite frequent complaints about standing water in Winchester Road, nothing seems to have been done.

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Happy New Year

Happy New year to all.

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Game On Visit the club's new website - click here

After 2 matches postponed because of the weather, the Jam Boys' home game on Saturday against Horndean was on. but it was a sad game all round.

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HollyMerry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all in Whitchurch.

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Storm Damage

Properties in Whitchurch have been damaged by Monday's storm.

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Miserable Evening Day for All Visit the club's new website - click here

Thanks to heavy rain earlier in the week and last night, today's 1st Team Game at Longmeadow has been postponed. But even thiis cloud has a silver(ish) lining.

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Neighbourhood Plan Moves On

Whilst Basingstoke and Deane's Local Plan goes sideways, Whitchurch's Neighbourhood plan moves forward.

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Rubbish!

After tomorrow's waste collection, the next 3 will be on different dates from the normal.

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Christmas Cheer (and Charity)

As predicted, the Grand Carol Tour happened despite the evil weather.

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Charity at Christmas

There are at least 2 worthy causes you can contribute to in Whitchurch.

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Miserable Evening for All Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys lost in a game spoiled by the weather and what was seen as poor refereeing.

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Christmas Closures

Whitchurch's services will also be closing over the Christmas/New Year break.

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Christmas Carols

The annual pub carol singing tour will take place on Wednesday 18th.

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Christmas Closures

Whitchurch’s local shops will be closing over Christmas and New Year so make sure you stock up and for bakery, butchery and floristry order NOW.

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Onwards and Upwards Visit the club's new website - click here

Another win in the Sydenham's League for the 1st Team and a great draw for them in the Hampshire Cup, the Under 21s move on in their cup competition and the Under 18s win again to top the North East Hants Youth League.

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Extra in Whitchurch’s Shops

In addition to the colourful window displays, did you know what other (than the obvious) services are offered in Whitchurch’s shop?

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New Low Turnout in Town Council Election

Only 562 of Whitchurch's 4,146 electors bothered to vote in the election for 3 of the 4 vacant seats on the Town Council.

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More Town Hall News

There will be an election.

Following the resignation of Allan Vaughan the Town Council have declared a "casual vacancy".

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Into the top 6 Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys 1 - 3 win at Lymington moves them into 6th place in the Sydenham's Premier Division - full report.

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Advent Fireworks

The delayed bonfire and fireworks display was enjoyed by a reduced audience.

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Another Win for the Boys Visit the club's new website - click here

Hard fought, but another 3 points won.

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.... and closer

Saturday was the Friends of Whitchurch Primary School's turn to bring more Christmas spirit to the town.

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Town Hall - Good News, Bad News

According to the Andover Advertiser, there are problems in the Town Council that have caused the recent resignations - but it's not all bad news.

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Christmas gets closer

Santa came, the lights went on and folks went shopping.

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More problems with Basingstoke's Local Plan

Aspects of the Plan, which had to be reproduced following a Judicial Review last year, are being challenged by Hampshire County Council amongst others.

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Christmas is on its way

One of the sure signs of the approach of Christmas, Saturday's Testbourne PTFA Christmas Fair was as popular as ever.

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H's is the place to be

Cyclists are homing in on H's Coffee shop.

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Another Great Win for the Boys Visit the club's new website - click here

As was said only a couple of days ago!!! This time In the 3rd Round of the Hampshire FA Senior Cup. See full report.

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Town Council Loss

A fourth Town Councillor has resigned.

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Another Great Weekend for the Boys Visit the club's new website - click here

Another point in the Sydenham's Wessex League for the 1st Team and wins for the Under 21s and Under 18s.

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Local Shopping

What's on in the local shops?

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More Will Be Happening

In 2 month's time it will be the 16th Potato Day.

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Another Win Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys beat the top of Sydenham's League Premier Division again.

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It's All Happening

There's lots on in Whitchurch in the coming month.

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Community Awards

Nominations are invited for the Town Council's Community Awards.

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Presentations and Points Visit the club's new website - click here

It started with presentations to the Club and outgoing Chairman and ended with a clean sheet and 3 points.

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Fireworks and Bonfire are Back On

The Festival Committee has announced that the event will be staged .....

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United Back on Form Visit the club's new website - click here

Back in Sydenham's Wessex League, the Jam Boys took on where they left off.

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United's Unbeaten Run Ends Visit the club's new website - click here

It took a team from a higher league to bring the Jam Boy's unbeaten run to an end.

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No Progress on Town's Wooden Furniture

Despite talking about it in meetings, nothing has been done to protect the wooden furniture outside the Town Hall.

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Missing Ginger Cat

Rupert has been missing from Winchester Road since Wednesday 30th October.

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A Ghoul Time Had by All

Whitchurch Sports & Social Club was packed by those of all ages celebrating Halloween.

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United Move Onward (and Upward) Visit the club's new website - click here

Cup and League victories for the 1st team and the Under 18s still top their league.

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Neighbourhood Plan Makes Good Progress

The new Steering Committee is on track to meet its ambitious 18 month programme.

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Bonfire &Firework Postponed

Because of the dangers of high winds the Whitchurch Festival Bonfire and Fireworks Display has been postponed.

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Happenings at the Mill

The Whitchurch Silk Mill Tea Room was full for the Friends AGM.

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Opposition Underestimates UnitedVisit the club's new website - click here

Conference South's Eastleigh were outrun by United and are now out of the Hampshire Senior Cup.

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(Out of ?) Focus

The September edition of Focus has been delivered to some homes in Whitchurch quoting dubious sources and containing out of date and incorrect information.

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Mixed results for United Visit the club's new website - click here

United are posting varying results.

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Bar Staff Needed

Whitchurch Sports & Social Club is looking for a bar person to work alongside its current team covering all aspects of running the bar with cask ales.

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Archery at the Mill

There's a chance to learn archery at the Silk Mill on Saturday - and raise money for a worthy cause.

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Support United in their Bid for Revenge Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys travel to Hallen again on Saturday looking to turn the tables after their disappointing FA Cup matches.

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Les Has Finished

Les Jordan has finished his fund raising ride.

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New Student Minister at Baptist Church

Whitchurch Baptist Church has a new Student Minister-in-Training.

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Country Show - Volunteers Needed

The Friends of Whitchurch Silk Mill Country Show is on 22 September and volunteers are needed to help out on the day.

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Four Point Bank Holiday for United Visit the club's new website - click here

United put their indecision behind them to decisively take all 3 points against Downton away from home.

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Fun in the Sun

The sun did, eventually, appear on Sunday and kids and adults had a fun afternoon at Whitchurch Sports & Social Club.

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United Miss Out on 3 Points Visit the club's new website - click here

In a game spoilt by what both teams and spectators thought were poor decisions, Whitchurch failed, again, to pick up 3 points which were well within their grasp.

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New Chairman for Silk Mill Trust

Rupert Nabarro, of Bere Mill, has accepted an invitation to become Chairman of the Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust.

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Les is on his Way - Early

Les Jordan is on his way - he set off on the 23rd from Lands End.

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More Planning

Following the High Court decision to reject the first submitted local housing plan, a new one has been approved, amid much controversy, by B&DBC. Now you can see it.

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Why Not?

Why has nothing been done to maintain the wooden furniture outside the Town Hall?

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Planning for Whitchurch's Future

Whitchurch Town Council has initiated the preparation of the Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan through a newly appointed Steering Committee.

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United Lose FA Cup Replay Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys ran out of steam and failed to capitalise on a home replay.

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United Win FA Cup Replay Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys travelled to the far side of Bristol and won a return match this Tuesday.

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Rockus

An appreciative audience saw the bands at Rockus in the Longmeadow Sports and Social Centre

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More Art in Whitchurch

See Saki-Ori and pottery here in Hampshire.

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New Quiet Spot in Town Centre

H's Coffee Shop has the ideal place for a quiet cuppa and cake.

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3 points for United! Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys have their first win in the Sydenham's League Premier Division.

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Conned?

What's happened to the fibre?

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Less Than 2 Weeks to Go

On 24th August Les Jordan will start his cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats.

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New Venue for Rockus

Rockus will be staged in the Longmeadow Sports and Social Centre on 17th August.

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Art in Whitchurch

Penny Spooner and 3 other local artists will be demonstrating their skills on 2 weekends.

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Why?

Why has a new pavement been built?

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Chairman Leaves UnitedVisit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United's Chairman of 7 years, Gary Shaughnessy, is to step down as Club Chairman.

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Yorkshire DayYorkshire rose

It's Yorkshire Day today!

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Support the Jam Boys Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United's 1st Team's first home game is on 3 August.

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Summer's Here

The sun made the weekend's activities a real summertime treat.

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Sylvanians Are Here Again

The now regular invasion of Whitchurch by Sylvanian characters is happening again.

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United's Up For The Cup Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United's 1st Team has been drawn away to Hallen FC in the first rounds of the FA Cup AND Vase.

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Sun Shines on Carnival

Some sun was seen as the annual carnival procession and fete took place.

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Another Shop Closes

Rosie's Gift Shop has closed because of lack of support.

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Sun Shines on Pub Race

Yet again the weather was great for the annual Pub Race - as were the competitors and crowds.

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Power Problems

Large parts of Whitchurch and the surrounding areas were hit by the loss of electricity of a dramatic reduction in voltage.

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Dangerous walks?

TheWhitchurchWeb has been alerted to the dangers that one user of the Circular Walks says exist.

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3 on a Row for United Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United's 1st Team has received the Sydenham's Wessex League Division 1 Club of the Month award for the third month in a row.

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Road Improvements

Things are on the move at the Winchester Road Allotments.

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Road Improvements

Things are on the move at the Winchester Road Allotments.

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New Fund Raiser

There will be a concert in aid of Dentaid in All Hallows on 5th July.

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Tom Thacker Retains Council Seat

The Conservatives retain Whitchurch & Clere and UKIP push the Lib Dems into third place.

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United are League Runners Up Visit the club's new website - click here

An away win 0-2 against League winners, Brockenhurst has left United equal on points but with a poorer goal difference.

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United Remain SecondVisit the club's new website - click here

As the season draws to an end Whitchurch are still 2nd in the Sydenham's League Division 1. Victory on Wednesday night leaves them equal on points but with a poorer goal difference.

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All New at Longmeadow

Longmeadow Sports & Social Club bar is now under new management.

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United Now 2nd Visit the club's new website - click here

A good home win has put the Jam Boys up to second in the Sydenham League Division 1.

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Borough Councillor in Favour of Development off Winchester Road

Despite claims to be fighting against overdevelopment in Whitchurch, Cllr Watts is still supporting building east of Winchester Road.

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United Continue Winning Ways Visit the club's new website - click here

United have been awarded the Club of the Month Award by the Sydenham's League.

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Perverting the Course of Justice in Whitchurch

Are there cases similar to those involving Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce nearer to home?

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Apology from Basingstoke & Deane

Following the late announcement of the change to B&DBC's housing plans, the Cabinet Member responsible has apologised to the people of Whitchurch.

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United Continue Winning Ways Visit the club's new website - click here

Another clean sheet - this time against the top of the table away from home.

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Basingstoke Hears Whitchurch's Housing Views

Committee Rooms 1 & 2 of Deanes Building in Basingstoke were packed to hear those who were all against B&DBC's latest development plans.

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Best Result for Whitchurch in Years Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United put 9 past the opposition on Saturday.

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Ferret Returned

The ferret is now safely back home.

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Ferret Found

A friendly ferret has been found.

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Christmas is Over

The Town centre decorations are coming down.

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Whitchurch United Set for a Good Year Visit the club's new website - click here

Only the rain stopped United's excellent run at the end of 2012.

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2013 is Here

Whitchurch saw in the New Year in the town centre.

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Christmas is Here

The Salvation Army band again welcomed Christmas to Whitchurch.

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A34 Slip Road

A meeting to discuss the concerns about the A34 off slip to the south of Whitchurch was held.

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Rising Fives Anniversary

The Rising Fives are inviting all to celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

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United's Winning Ways Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United's teams are doing well.

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The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge 2012

The route will pass through Whitchurch on Thursday.

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News from Bell Street Surgery

There's a new doctor starting work at the surgery and news of this year's flu vaccinations.

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Circus Comes to Town

There's a last chance to get tickets for Happy's Circus.

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Whitchurch in the News

An article in Hampshire Life features one aspect of Whitchurch life.

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Home Insulation FREE

Sign up for free cavity wall and/or loft insulation at the Parish Hall - Friday 28 September 10 - 11.30am.

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Water Lilies FREE

Rescued from a small pond being demolished.

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Whitchurch in the Good Beer Guide

A Whitchurch club is in the 2012 Guide.

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A Good Day for United Visit the club's new website - click here

United's teams were involved in League and Cup success.

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Historic Whitchurch

The Methodist Church and Town Hall were open to visitors on a glorious summer's day.

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Tea Dances on the Menu

The first tea dance was held at the Parish Hall.

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Local Development Planning

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is to progress the Local Development Framework following the judicial review earlier this year.

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Up, Up and ....

Balloonists have taken advantage of the Millennium Meadow and the good weather.

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Free Insulation Scheme

The opportunity to get free home insulation has been extended but ends soon.

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Carnival comes to Town

The delayed Carnival and Fête were welcomed by good weather and crowds.

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FA Vase Success Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United won away in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Vase.

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Now you see it ....

The outdoor cash machine at Tesco .....

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Ferret Found

Scratchy has been found.

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Whitchurch Bids Farewell

All Hallows was full to bid farewell to John Dennett.

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Ferret Missing

A pet ferret has gone missing.

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Pottery Open

The Studio will be open again for Hampshire Open Studios.

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More Sports

There's an opportunity for youngsters to try several sports next week at Testbourne.

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Hole in the Wall

Cash in Whitchurch may be available soon.

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Plenty of Sports Around

Following the Olympics, if you think you want to take part, rather than just watch .......

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Whitchurch United Out of FA Cup Visit the club's new website - click here

The Jam Boys failed to progress to the next round of the FA Cup.

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Carnival & Fête Back On

The postponed Carnival Procession and Fête have been rescheduled for Saturday 1st September.

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Local Input on Silk Mill Future

The informal meeting in the Parish Hall was attended by around 100 people.

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Whitchurch Rings in the Olympics

Across the country and Whitchurch, 0812 heard the ringing of church bells.

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Hottest Day of the Year

Summer is finally here!

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The Jam Boys are Really Back Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United has its first silverware of the season by winning the Dango Cup.

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Lots to do in the Summer Holidays

There's a great programme of activities to keep children busy during the Summer Holidays.

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The Sun Shines on Whitchurch

Wessex Lodge Fête was held in glorious sunshine.

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The Jam Boys are Back Visit the club's new website - click here

Whitchurch United has won its first match of the season and is looking for support in its FA Cup campaign.

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Church Fête Postponed

Weather has now impacted the Church Fête.

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Lovely Weather for ....

The warm wet conditions are now creating ideal conditions for blight.

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Testbourne Work on Show

Overton Sheep Fair includes an exhibition featuring work by Testbourne students.

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Olympic Torch and Whitchurch

One Whitchurch family has been very close to the Olympic torch.

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

There is to be a meeting in the Parish Hall to look at what the future may hold for Whitchurch Silk Mill at 7.30pm on 25th July.

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Wind Farm Interest

There was a relatively good turn out to the consultation on the proposed Bullington Cross wind farm.

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And the Rains Came .... Again!

So far July is proving wetter than June!

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Cheap Milk at a Price

Farmers are complaining that the price they are paid for milk is less than it costs to produce by supermarkets including the Co-op.

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Accidents on Pavements

Warnings of problems elsewhere only point up the obviously poor state of our pavements.

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Carnival and Fête Postponed

For the second year, the Carnival and Fête have been called off because of the weather.

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United Up for the Cup(s) Whitchurch United logo

Whitchurch has been drawn against stiff opposition in the FA Cup.

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New Fun Raiser

A pool competition raised over £200 for Children's Heart Support Network at the Kings Arms.

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Invasion - as Forecast

As forecast Whitchurch was full of visitors at the weekend.

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Now's Your Chance

The opportunity some were saying was denied them is now open.

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It's Great Weather for ...

Try a day's beach fishing.

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Invasion Expected

Whitchurch is expecting lots of strangers next weekend.

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Up, Up and ....

Local balloonists have been using the Millennium Meadow to prepare their balloons.

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Surgery Open

Bell Street Surgery will be open as normal on 21st June.

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Free Films

Blockbusters is to start a new local video rental service and is offering free videos.

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It's Great Weather for ...

The current rainy weather is just what is needed.

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Well Worth Waiting For

The huge amount of effort that has gone into the Methodist Church's Flower Festival has paid off.

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Preparing for the Off

The Methodist Church is prepared for the Flower Festival.

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Raced for Life Today

The Butcher's Babes ran today in Winchester.

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Race for Life Today

The Butcher's Babes are running today in Winchester.

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Housing Plans

There was great interest in plans for housing in the Town at a meeting on Thursday evening.

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Transit of Venus

The last transit of Venus for 105 years as seen in Whitchurch at 5.09am.

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Biggest Pubs Race Yet

38 teams took part in the latest running of the event.

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London Street Party

London Street was closed on Saturday to make space for music and enjoyment.

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Jubilee Festivities Begin

The Jubilee festivities began on Friday night with bells and fireworks.

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Whitchurch's Sports Future

Representatives of local sports clubs and some residents concerned about proposed development plans attended a meeting at testbourne School on Wednesday.

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The Sales Are On

Saturday saw the Rising Fives run a very popular old fashioned jumble sale.

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Anyone for Tennis?

Whitchurch Tennis Club is inviting everyone to an open day at its new courts in Laverstoke to find out more about the Club.

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Disagreement Over Council Expenditure

A disagreement on agreeing Town Council expenditure has been reported in the local press.

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May Day Celebrations

Festivities on the Millennium Green saw the crowing of the Festival Queen and Princess.

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Borough Election

Eric Dunlop retained his seat on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

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Housing Plan Grows

Councillor Eric Dunlop's plan for housing east of Winchester Road has grown by another 95 houses.

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Concern Grows Over Housing Plan

The plan put forward by Councillor Eric Dunlop for housing east of Winchester Road is causing growing concern.

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United's Season Draws to a Close Whitchurch United logo

After a great start, brilliant FA Cup run and winning the Andover Open Cup, the Jam Boys' season ended disappointingly.

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Donations Please

The Rising Fives Pre-School is looking for donations for its Jumble Sale.

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Butcher's Babes Need Support

A group of ladies running for charity want your support.

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Speed Limit

There's a proposal for a 20mph speed limit in Whitchurch.

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Plan for Houses off Winchester Road

Whitchurch's Borough Councillors, Keith Watts and Eric Dunlop produced a new plan for housing in the fields to the east of Winchester Road.

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Lots on in Whitchurch

A small number of Whitchurch's groups reported to the Annual Town Assembly on Tuesday evening.

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Over Eaten?

Have you had too much chocolate over Easter? Help is at hand locally.

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