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The hall is fully accessible with a new ramp at the front, disabled loo and a hearing loop. The heating quickly warms the hall up to a comfortable temperature and the lighting and new colour scheme provide an atmosphere which is relaxing and welcoming. If you haven't seen it yet and would like to look around please contact John on 720018 or Maggie on 720459.
To hire our lovely hall please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Jacqui on 720560.
There is more information about the refurbishment on the Village Hall pages.
Weed cutting on the River Test is carefully co-ordinated by the Environment Agency and the Test and Itchen Association. At certain fixed times weed may be cut and allowed to float downstream. The rest of the time the weed grows which holds back the water and increases water levels. Anyone who has to cut weed during these periods must remove it, not allow it to float down. If property is threatened then an emergency cut may be authorised. You can read more about this including the dates of the cuts in two documents on the Parish Council documents page.
The pageant brings together a number of community groups, including St. Nicholas Church, the Longparish singers, the Spotlight singers, Longparish C of E school, the Andover Brass band, the Longparish Players and members of Winchester University.
It is the story of St. Nicholas told through narrative, drama and music and includes a performance of the Longparish Mummers’ play. The whole has been largely written by the Rev. Professor June Boyce-Tillman and is directed by her and co-ordinated by the Rev. Terry Hemming.
It will take place on the Longparish School field starting at 6pm, followed by a procession into the church for the second half. The performance will last approximately 2 hours. Please bring your own seating for the first half on the school playing field. The field and the car park will be open from 5pm so you can come aerly and have a picnic if you wish.
Tickets will be available from Rev. Terry Hemming – email@example.com Tickets will be on a first come, first served basis, so book early to make sure of a seat in the church, and if the weather is bad!
Tickets are free but please make a donation in aid of promoting music at the school.
The LCA Coffee Shop in the village hall meeting room is open from 9 am -12 noon every second Friday of the month. For £1 you can enjoy a cup of tea or delicious ground coffee and biscuits. Fairtrade orange juice is available for children.
Drop in with your friends, children, parents. Everyone is welcome.
Please support us and help us raise funds for new tables and chairs for the Village Hall. We need more donations and promises to auction but most of all we need you to come and buy things! We’ve got some fantastic pledges already, ranging from a plate of iced cup cakes and a substantial mixed grill to a magnum of Bolly, a horse racing experience and a day’s sailing with lunch. There’s something for everyone! More details and a list of lots will follow.
We are very grateful to Karen-Marie Dinesen for inviting us to hold the auction in a marquee on her lawn and to use her beautiful gardens. Please come and support us. Bring a picnic and lots of lovely money. Entry will be free for people on foot and £5 per car for parking. If you can’t be there we’ll accept written bids in advance or telephone bids on the night.
If you prefer to make a donation then please sponsor a chair. They cost £53 or £82 for the more comfortable ones with arms.
Teams of up to 8 people. Everyone welcome.
£10 per person including: quiz entry, supper & pudding. Please bring your own drinks, cutlery and crockery.
Tickets available in advance from: Sid Bryant (01264) 351 870 or Clare Sykes (01264) 720 443
In aid of FOLS (Friends of Longparish School) Registered Charity Number: 1001539
Where in the world will you find a pirate ship, a dog with an excessively waggy tail, a fine jar of homemade jam and Peppa Pig?
Longparish village fête 2013! This year the village's biggest fundraising event will be on the Cricket Field on , (thanks to Richard Wills and the Cricket Club.)
Our fabulous refurbished village hall and our precious and ancient church need our support to maintain them as priceless community assets and they share the proceeds of the fête.
If you can volunteer to help set up the fête stalls or run a stand or a game please contact Henry and Cathy Yelf on 720790 or David and Laura Wearn on 720066 as soon as possible.
Despite the poor weather the May Fayre was buzzing with enthusiasm. Thanks very much to everyone who helped and who supported the event by coming along. The profit was £4274.11 which is brilliant. £427.41 of this is going to Playgroup.
....and looking for new talent. In response to overwhelming public demand and with a fantastic (and warm) village hall in which to rehearse and perform, the Longparish Players Amateur Dramatic Group are ready and raring to go again. We aim to entertain the people of Longparish and beyond with rich and varied programmes of theatrical entertainment (we've nearly always done farces). We are a small group but we would like to grow!
We would love to hear from anyone who is interested in participating in any way. There is so much to do. In addition to appearing on stage, we need help with production, set design and construction, lighting, back-stage, costumes, make-up and publicity. If you are at all interested please do give me a call. Thanks. Andy Smith tel. 720034. There's more about our past productions on the Players Pages.
Longparish Craft Club are a social group with a shared love of making things. We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at Longparish Village Hall in either the main hall or in the meeting room to the rear of the hall. The club runs from 7.30pm until 9.30pm and entry costs £2 per person which includes tea and coffee.
Find out more on the Craft Club Page
Classes are led by Lauren Mildenberger, a fully qualified instructor. She teaches low impact short routines to music. This is kinder to your joints. It is not a fast pace class so is ideal for complete beginners and senior ladies. Each session includes gentle warm up, cardiovascular exercise to increase heart-rate (nothing major!!) and toning – concentrating on those problem areas (Arms, Bums, Tums).
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip footwear. Everyone works at their own level, no pressure. Come along and give it a try. £5 per session. Free parking - so why travel to Andover for a class?
Need more information? Phone Gina on 01264 720128.
The L2SOTM is a race of about 3 miles (5km) held on the second Sunday of every month. The next race is on Sunday 9th June starting at 10am at the Cricket Ground. Runners of all standards are welcome as are brisk walkers. The handicap system means that the slowest have as much chance of winning the cups as the fastest. Hope you can come. There will be refreshments afterwards and supporters of all ages are very welcome. More details are available on the L2SOTM pages.
The Recycled Teenagers’ Club is open to all older members of our community and was started by Longparish Community Association in 2007. We organise regular outings and other events using Test Valley Community Service’s minibus for transport. We are very grateful to the Longparish Community Association for their continued support as that helps us to keep the cost to participants down.
If you’d liketo find out more please contact Corinne on 720643.
Visits have included singing in Wherwell, Exbury Gardens, Birdworld in Farnham, a Morecombe and Wise tribute show in New Milton and an excellent garden centre near Eastleigh. We have also got together with KidzZone to raise over £400 by holding a cream tea in Forton.
Another trip was to the Hawk Conservancy. Despite a very poor weather forecast the only rain was when we were indoors having lunch. We saw three flying displays of birds of prey and Jim got a new parting in his hair from the talons of a low flying vulture. A mini bus load of us went to Winchester for "Get Hampshire Singing". We sang everything fromThe Happy Wanderer to Delilah and they gave us an excellent free lunch as well. Thanks very much to all concerned.
Kidz Zone meets fortnightly on a Wednesday. It is open to people aged 11 to 18. More information here
Our thriving Parent and Toddler group meets weekly in the village hall. Click here for more information.
Our Longparish walks leaflet was distributed to every household in Longparish and Hurstbourne Priors. They are in great demand from visitors and locals alike and are available from the pubs, the church and the shop. There's more information in our local walks area
Going back a bit further there was a huge celebration on 11 June 1887 for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Details are recorded in a notebook belonging to John Woodcock. You can read a transcribed copy here.
You can see some maps of the area at different scales by following the link 'How to find Longparish' in the menu. If you are still puzzled, "Southern England" (the first map) is the bottom quarter of that little island to the top left of Europe.
We will gradually be adding photos to this part of the site. If anybody has any (new or old) that they could let us have, we'd be pleased to see them. Obviously digital is the easiest, but we can scan in prints as well.
This section explains the responsibilities of the Parish Council and gives you contact details for members, as well as dates, agendas and minutes of council meetings. You can also access items of general village interest such as the Design Statement and the Community Project, in this section.
In this part of the site you should be able to find a substantial amount of information on such things as local government, and how it impacts on Longparish, as well as details about the church, schooling, shops and pubs, and many organisations that operate in or around the village.
The Village Handbook gives some of the history of the village, its landmarks, families & traditions. It also suggests sites of interest and wildlife you should look out for as you wander around the village.
Hill and Valley is our local community magazine. We have copies of the Longparish pages.
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