So, we haven’t done a Quiz Night for a while… After about 5 great quiz nights it is definitely time to do it again…
If you would like your own “Have I got News For you” experience to answer why Trump has been elected, how Brexit is going or what disaster will strike next then please join us on the 24th Feb at Catherington Church Hall where all political parties will be slaughtered and we will review the last year of political madness… As well as plenty of great general knowledge questions!
So, Whatever your political allegiance, if you’d like to support myself and Sara then join us to mock anything political… and if you are booking a table of 8 then you can pick a topic of your choice and I will prepare a set of questions on that topic!
So we are expecting plans for a large power interconnector to be submitted shortly bringing power from France to the National Grid and have also been notified of Esso’s plans to install a new Southampton to London underground oil pipeline.
The good news is that this latest piece of proposed infrastructure does not go through Horndean or the surrounding area, but will cut through Alton. Out of interest we will be asking the planning team to see if the underground cables for the Interconnector could be laid in the same excavation taking the installation to a different part of the UK instead.
Anyway here is the map of the proposed route…
RESIDENTS JOIN TOGETHER TO OPPOSE PROPOSED LOVEDEAN SUBSTATION DEVELOPMENTS
A group of residents in Lovedean and Denmead have formed a new action group called Action to Protect the Living Environment Around Lovedean/Denmead (APLEAL) in response to the recent proposed plans to build two new energy storage systems and an interconnector station immediately adjacent to the Lovedean electricity sub-station.
The proposed location for these current developments lies just outside the boundary of the South Downs National Park on open, flat farming land, overlooked not just by residents in the immediate surroundings, but also by the wider community who enjoy the scenic country lanes and footpaths in the area.
The aim of APLEAL is to safeguard the local landscape and environment that is under threat from these two separate developments. They will be liaising with all residents and groups who share their interest in order to co-ordinate a coherent and reasonable opposition to these developments, and make sure the views and concerns of anyone adversely affected are fully understood by the local authorities and relevant parties.
APLEAL is keen to hear from anyone who would like more information or who wishes to join the action group. They can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
For all press enquiries, please contact Jeremy Warren, Chairman, APLEAL via email email@example.com
First off, a massive Thank You to all of the people who have supported the Horndean and Clanfield Litter Pick. In the last two years Sally and the team have picked about 750 bags of waste weighing in at over 7 Tons.
Trust me, this includes all sorts of things you really don’t want to know about!
About 30 volunteers have helped out – some regular and some one offs – and we would like to firstname.lastname@example.org a BIG ‘Thank You’ with a lunch for the pickers who have supported the group funded by my EHDC grant allowance.
If you have picked before and would like to join in the next litter pick on Sunday 28th January and join in the lunch then please contact me ASAP so Sally can finalise the booking.
If you’d like to join in for the first pick then the group meets at Morrisons at the far end of the car park at 9:30. Everyone who cares about where we live is welcome!
Whether you are a one off, infrequent or every time picker, Thank You for helping to keep Horndean and Clanfield litter free!
All local EHDC Councillors have an annual £4,500 grant fund for local projects. This year the cut off date is the 9th March and all of us in Horndean and Clanfield have some funds left over.
If you have a community project or club that needs some materials or equipment then speak to your local Councillor. We can each fund up to £1,000 and between us have £22,000 available to be spent before the 9th March. If you have a larger project then we can club together to help.
- Environmental benefits
- Healthier lifestyles and activities
- Support for disadvantaged people
- Supporting economic development
- Community engagement
- Capacity building
- Other community benefit.
Click HERE for application forms.
If you would like to speak to any of your local Councillors about your project then please do so by email below:
East Hants are organising an apprenticeship fair at Horndean Technology College. If you’d like to show off your business to the students then please get in touch as below!
The South Down Group welcome anyone interested in Butterflies to their next meeting at St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Cowplain on the 17th January at 7:30pm. details below.
If you fancy burning off a few of the holiday mince pies and making a difference locally, Sally and the Horndean & Clanfield Litter Pick Team would welcome your support this Sunday meeting at the far end of Morrison’s car park at 9:30 am. All kit is provided and new faces are very welcome!