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Thursday 17.05.18 Martinstown W.I. boarded the 9am coach ( with the Valley Club) to The Hinton Ampner N.T  Estate in Hampshire and The Watercress Steam Train. The house itself was closed due to electrical repairs, fortunately we had a warm sunny day, so  being outside was a favourable option.

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We were herded into the main entrance to hear about the history of the house and it's alterations , making it into the Neo Georgian style house and gardens of today. Then we were taken on a guided tour around the gardens by the Head N.T Gardner, taking in beautiful sights and smells. At Midday we all ventured off to the restaurant to  join the queue for light refreshments, then to sit outside in the sunny courtyard to savour the delights. Some of us visited the garden and gift shop, and the " thornless rose "  was a popular purchase.

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Next back onto the coach to travel to Alresford, to catch the steam train,along  the Watercress Line to Alton. The journey took 35 minutes, passing glorious views of the Hampshire countryside. Once at Alton we wandered around the station at leisure, visiting the shop and buying drinks and icecreams. When the time came we reboarded the train back to Alresford.

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As the train guide was preparing the train to leave , we realised we were missing Sally. Group panic set in, " Stop the train, we are missing Sally ! " Lesley shouted to the guard. Then Sally appeared from the end of the carriageway, arms full of "Watercress Beer ", as she had been busy in the buffet car totally oblivious to the panic, phew !!! Then a leisurely stroll back to the coach, where we spotted " our little Margaret H "nearly getting on the wrong coach, (with a group of foreign travellers...) " oops ....bless her x". It was definitely an enjoyable fun day to remember.

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W.I Next meeting; 13/06/18 at 6.45pm.

 "Healthy Living Month" Celia & Lesley to run fun chair based exercises, ( please wear suitable comfortable clothing). Heather & Barbara to provide the healthy snacks for the interval.

Heather Bonser ( W.I Press Officer).

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Manor Grove
Communal Hall


10.30am - 12.00

Entrance: 50p
includes cake & biscuits


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*As at 25th March 2018.

Waste Watch Scheme
- operating in the village.

Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.

There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.

Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.

Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.


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Mondays and Fridays

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am

Visit the Aline Taxis website HERE

Tuesday, 14 08 2018

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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Collections take place

APRIL 2018
5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26 - recycling and food

MAY 2018
3 - rubbish and food
10 - recycling and food
17  - rubbish and food
24 - recycling and food
31 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2018
7 - recycling and food
14 - rubbish and food
21 - recycling and food
28 - rubbish and food

JULY 2018
5 - recycling and food
12 - rubbish and food
19 - recycling and food
26 - rubbish and food

2 - recycling and food
9 - rubbish and food
16 - recycling and food
23 - rubbish and food
30 - recycling and food

6 - rubbish and food
13 - recycling and food
20 - rubbish and food
27 - recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 1 December 2017.
Sign up by 31 October.

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