NEWS IN BRIEF
Please see the Latest edition of Whats On for events coming up over the next few weeks. Holybourne is hosting a Flower Festival at the beginning of June. As we hope to attract lots of visitors to the village a ‘Litter Pick’ has been organised to make sure Holybourne looks neat and tidy! Any help much appreciated, volunteers to meet at the White Hart on Saturday 31st May, 10am-thank you very much.
There is currently a lot of discussion around new housing applications and developments in Alton and Holybourne. Here is a guide to advise on how you can stay informed and how you can get involved and express your views. Alton Society Pocket Guide
Please see the Latest edition of Whats On. There is an update from the animals at Mill Farm Cottage, activities to get involved with at the Church of the Holy Rood, WI events, dancing classes, a talk on Sea Power on the 8th of May, and various exercise events including the Alton 10mile race on the 12th May. Due to this event London Road will be closed for about 10 minutes at approximately 10.30am on 12th Alton Runners and Alton Lions would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Hope everyone is enjoying the better weather that is hopefully here to stay! There are already lots of events in Feb and March, please see the Latest edition of Whats On
Happy New Year! There are already lots of events coming up to get the New Year going! Please see the Latest edition of Whats On
In particular onSaturday 1st February at the Alton Assembly Rooms, 10am - 4pm there us a consultation on the Neighourhood Plan. This is your chance to share your views on local housing, developments, transport-so come along to help shape your area. Drop in for a few minutes to share your thoughts.
December 2013Latest edition of Whats On
Events in December...
THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER, 9.30am-11am, VILLAGE HALL. Mulled wine and mince pie event for any prospective parents and children of the pre-school,
SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER, 6.30pm, CHURCH. Carol Service-arrive early to get a good seat!
TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER, 7 pm, THE WHITE HART PUB. Carols around the tree, mince pies and mulled wine and a collection for a local charity.
TUESDAY 24TH DECEMBER, 4pm, CHURCH. Crib service and scratch nativity (dress as your favourite nativity character)
The draft minutes from the 40th AGM are available here for your information Draft Oct 2013 AGM minutes.
The village defibrillator has now been installed. Information on how to use it is available here. Village Defibrillator
There are some Christmas-themed fundraising events, so please support where you can. Thank you. More information on the Noticeboard.
November 2013Latest edition of Whats On
The 40th AGM of the Village Association was very well attended, with lots of interesting presentations and discussion.
Holybourne Remembrance Parade Looking ahead to November, the Holybourne Remembrance Parade will be taking place on Saturday 9th November at 10.30am on London Road, starting at the war memorial. There will be a pipe and drum band. The parade will finish at the White Hart for a special Remembrance Punch and a collection for the Royal British Legion.
September 2013This is my first post as the new Holybourne Webmaster - I hope it turns out alright! The Holybourne Village Association Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 8th October from 8pm in the village hall. Everyone is very welcome and refreshments will br provided so please do come along.
Holybourne Remembrance ParadeLooking ahead to November, the Holybourne Remembrance Parade will be taking place on Saturday 9th November at 10.30am on London Road. There will be a pipe and drum band. The parade will finish at the White Hart for a special Remembrance Punch and a collection for the Royal British Legion.
June 2013 (part3)
Another important announcement regarding the Holybourne AGM to be held on Thursday 27th June at 7.30 in the village Hall.
All residents of the village are welcome, together with representatives from Hall User Groups.
Why not come and have your say in how your Village Hall is run. We would especially welcome new Trustees. If you can give a couple of hours every two or three months , or even if you can not, please come along. All welcome.
June 2013 (part2)
The half way point of 2013 is here, with the longest day soon upon us. Hopefully a late burst of summer sunshine will bless us all before the evening get too dark to sit out. My Clematis and Hostas have well and truly erupted over the past couple of weeks, thanks the warm and wet conditions, so the rain is not such a bad thing me thinks. There is a big buzz around the village about the Holybourne Summer Fest over the cricket ground, in less than a months time (7th July). I look forward to seeing you all there. With a busy day ahead that day, with the Alton show as well, at Froyle Park.
An early greeting to you all from webby - just to say check out the SUMMER FEST banner. Click it to find out more details.
Welcome Holybourner’s to Mays edition of What’s On. Its getting warmer, slowly ....the cricket season is well underway now, and the cricket club seems to be a hive of activity, in contrast the football season is just finishing off, and the usual deflated faces are to be seen, with the prospect of no MoTD for several weeks. Another one of our sparse bank holidays are due again soon, so roll on some of the usual heavy traffic, bad weather, and busy supermarkets (us Brits are predictable!) – Hopefully mixed in with some quality family time, and well deserved lay-ins of course. Anyway, enjoy our lovely village one and all, and speak again next month.
The Easter break has come and gone, and hopefully a well earned rest has been had by all (including myself).The warmer days and blue skies have returned also, and with it all the walkers around Holybourne seemed to have emerged, with dogs and pushchairs in tow. The ponds wooden visitor seems to have relocated itself in neat chunks outside the pond, creating a bit of a whiff, but nevertheless a good job done by all involved. Also, with all this talk of sunshine and movement (tenuous link I know), look out for all the runners in a fortnights time in the Alton Ten whizzing through the village, and over the next few issues of ‘What’s On’ of details of the Holybourne Summer Fest in early July..... get your pitches booked early, and get involved Holybourner’s !!
The lighter evenings will soon be upon us and evening walks over the fields and alongside Mr. TM’s garden are calling. About time I say, and so does my post Christmas waistline. The much missed big yellow object in the sky is making a happy return too, though the morning frosts are playing havoc with my spring flowers. Easter too, will soon be on us, and a welcomed break for one and all. I believe the saying goes 'make hay while the sun shines', so enjoy the brisk and bright weather, and roll on the summer.
Seems we have had our almost annual event of the white stuff, prettying up the fields and gardens around and about. All else seems calm so far in 2013, with no real news to report, other than the pond getting a wooden guest (some-time ago now), adding excitement for the ducks and geese. The traffic lights at the end of the village have suitably settled in. It feels like they have been there forever now. Enjoy Februarys updates ...
Merry Christmas one and all
A big virtual hug and good tidings to all you. It’s the time of year to reflect on things that have passed, plan for things to come, be grateful for all you and your loved ones have, and remember the less fortunate out there. I hope you all have a wonderful festive time and a happy New Year. ‘Webby-love’ to you all X
Also, for those interested (link below) is the online version of a Traffic Survey report which was carried out at the request of the HVA
‘Tis nearly the season to be Jolly
Another successful annual fireworks night at the cricket club has been had and enjoyed, as well as a poignant and moving Remembrance Day service, reminding us of the sacrifices made by our lost and serving, servicemen and women, who protect our shores. A huge ‘well done’ goes out to all the organisers of these events.
" Welcome villagers, and visitors, to the community website for Holybourne"
Holybourne lies to the eastern edge of the market town of Alton in the Wey valley and the rolling hills and vales of Hampshire. An hours journey through the countryside can take you to either Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Guildford, Basingstoke, Reading or even London.
Although Holybourne is an expanding community, village life for many years has, and still is, centred on the church, the village shop with its Post Office, the White Hart Public House and the village hall. The area is also well served by the Local WI, the Lions and Round Table and with about 1500 residents we are still small enough to care.
For the latest events taking place in Holybourne please follow this link to Latest edition of Whats On.