Refreshments will be available all day including home made biscuits and Vann’s Famous flapjacks all in aid of Grand daughter Mary’s sponsored trip to Greenland . Vann Garden is also open every Wednesday and by appointment.
Markwick Lane will be temporarily closed between the junction of Mare Lane and the access road to Little Burgate Farm for one week from 24th June 2019. Traffic will be diverted along Markwick Lane, Godalming Road, The Street and Mare Lane. This is to allow cabling and tree cutting works for BT Openreach. It is anticipated that the works will be carried out between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
The road will remain open to pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians during this time.
Don’t miss out on your chance to be there at the first of our all new ‘Hambledon Film Nights’. Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen, is showing this Saturday, June 15th at the Village Hall.
There will be a bar selling alcoholic and soft drinks and also tea, coffee and cakes.
Doors open at 7.30 with the film beginning at 8pm.
Tickets are £5 each and are still available from the village shop.
A planning application to demolish Hambledon House and replace it with a new building has been received by Waverley Borough Council, the local planning authority.
This follows the fire that devastated the large Vann Lane property in January of last year, leaving it uninhabitable and beyond repair.
The proposal is for a house of similar size but of different proportion. The new property, if approved, would be set back further from the road and with a lower profile.
Full details of the application can be found on the planning section of the Waverley Borough Council website where there is an opportunity to comment until a deadline of June 27. The application number is WA/2019/0671. All comment must be on planning grounds.
Hambledon Parish Council has been consulted on the proposed application and a site visit has been held. It will consider the application at its June meeting. The application will be determined by Waverley Borough Council.
Details can be found here.
Saturday, June 15th at the Village Hall – 7.30 for 8pm
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their
extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered
convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
Tickets £5 each from the village shop
Licensed bar, tea, coffee and homemade cakes
Sylvia Coleman and her family have asked for the following details of Mic’s funeral and reception to be made known to his many friends in Hambledon and beyond. All are welcome to commemorate and celebrate the life of a lovely man who gave so much to the village and its residents.
Just one thing: please do not feel that you need to wear black. Something colourful is the order of the day.
The funeral service will take place at 2.15pm on Thursday June 6th at Guildford Crematorium. Family flowers only. Please arrive in plenty of time as the service is likely to be very well attended.
Afterwards the Coleman family invite everyone to join them at the Merry Harriers.
Mic was involved in so many aspects of Hambledon life, for which he was awarded the British Empire Medal (please see earlier news story on this website). It is hoped that friends from across the village, its clubs and organisations, will gather to share happy memories.
Hambledon Community Cricket Club Under 11’s team report by manager Dan Kenny
vs Elstead Home Game (26/5/2019)
Harry L. captained the side and rather cleverly won the toss, electing to field we began the match against Elstead, a team that beat us last year. We had several 2019 newbie’s who hadn’t started a game this year, including Ray, Harry, and Lloyd but all veterans from previous campaigns at Hambledon.
The bowling was tight but the Elstead opening pair were good and put on 21. Fielding was very good again, much better than last year. We still have some issues with ball watching (umpires included!) but the team backed up behind the wicketkeeper and bowler – only requiring mild screaming from the coaches to get things moving, we gave away very few runs from over-throws or misfields.
Everyone bowled very well but a special mention for Oliver who took a brace of wickets clean bowled, a great performance, well done!
On Saturday, June 15th 2019
Hambledon Village Hall Committee is proud to present the hugely popular ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ the story of Freddie Mercury. (Cert 12a)
Stroll through the village on a summer’s evening to meet friends, have a drink and watch a fantastic film in surround sound!
We are expecting to be sold out so don’t miss out on your chance to be there. Tickets £5 each, available at the village shop from June 1st onwards.
Doors open 7.30, film starts at 8pm.
There will be a bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks and also tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Please note that to protect our licence we have to adhere strictly to the film’s age certificate and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Hydon Hobble returns to the Surrey Hills on Friday 7 June 2019. This is a fun filled, family-friendly running event is for people of all ages. All money raised, including entry fees, will go to help disabled residents at Hydon Hill, Leonard Cheshire – a residential home for disabled people in Clockbarn Lane Hydestile.
After the event, there will be time to relax and enjoy yourselves at Hydon Hill itself.
Find out more here: LINK
Hambledon is united in sadness following the recent deaths of two loved and respected villagers – Mic Coleman and Pat Williams.
Mic died earlier this week (13th May) and Pat on 28th April. Both lived long and active lives and died peacefully in their own homes, surrounded by family. It would be hard to think of two people who could have given more to the life of the community in which they lived, and with such generosity and kindness.
Pat’s funeral takes place in her beloved St Peter’s Church, Hambledon, on Wednesday 22nd May at 2.30pm. Details of Mic’s funeral are yet to be announced but it is likely to be on 6th June. Both had suffered recent spells of poor health but until then had been active in the village where they devoted so much of their time.
Mic, who was 90, was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours in 2012 “for services to sport and the community in Hambledon”. A teacher by profession, he moved to the village in the 1950’s and he and his wife Sylvia have lived here ever since. They also celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in 2012.
Mic has been a stalwart of village life, working tirelessly for the football and cricket clubs, becoming president of both. He has helped in a host of other organisations and activities including the village hall committee, the fete and the flower and produce show. Not many know that he was the man behind the beard when Father Christmas visited Hambledon Nursery School every year.
Mic was also chairman of Hambledon Parish Council between 1976 and 1983. At the start of the monthly meeting on Tuesday a minute’s silence was observed and tributes were paid.
Mic, pictured here, was a regular at the Merry Harriers, often with his family which included daughter Sarah and sons John and Tim, their spouses and, more recently, his grandchildren.
Pat was secretary to the chief executive of ICI Agrochemicals, working in Fernhurst. She married Ray Williams, who had taken over running Hambledon’s village shop and Post Office on his retirement from the National Institute of Oceanography in 1982. Ray, another highly regarded villager, died in 2016.
Pat, pictured below, was an active member of the congregation at St Peter’s where Ray had been treasurer, churchwarden and verger. She was a member of the choir and assisted Ray in his duties as warden. For many years she edited the church magazine and in the early days she typed out all the stories, laboriously copied each magazine using a Roneo duplicator and then stapled all the pages together by hand. Even after standing down she continued to deliver it to subscribers around the village as well as writing the always well-informed Parish and People section.
She was an early volunteer at the village shop when it became a community-run venture, and carried on in this role for more 20 years.
All are welcome at Pat’s funeral which will be a celebration of her life. Details of Mic’s funeral will be made known soon.
Hambledon sends it love and sympathy to the families of both and celebrates two lives well lived.
Local beers and ciders and local bands will feature at a Spring Beer Festival to be held at the village pub over the weekend of Friday May 30th to Sunday June 2nd.
The Merry Harriers has sourced a range of bitters and ciders from breweries in Surrey and neighbouring counties which will be served from a marquee in the pub garden.
In addition, Toxic Sausage will be playing on the Saturday evening. A popular covers band which regularly performs at the fete ball, it features village resident Mike Blanchard on keyboard.
On Sunday afternoon another local favourite, the LuxDeLux blues band, will be performing. Featuring Jim Luck on vocals, this band has been playing in the Godalming area for many years to great acclaim.
Music will be outside if weather permits.
It is expected that comedy routines will be performed on the Friday evening, yet to be confirmed.
Hot dogs will be served from a barbecue throughout the festival.
Entry is free. The festival hours are 4pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday and 4pm to 8pm on Sunday.
Our outdoor training has begun at Hambledon Community Cricket Club, Vann Lane.
U12s Training is on Friday’s from 6 to 8 pm, U11s and U9s and below Saturday’s from 10am to 12pm with Pizza on Friday nights!!
Kate Walford, head teacher of Hambledon Nursery, reports on how a grant from the Hall Hunter Foundation has helped transform the school’s vegetable garden and pond.
The work was carried out by volunteers from the local Hall Hunter-run Tuesley Farm, growers of soft fruit.
“Thanks to a very generous donation from the Hall Hunter Foundation we have been able to revitalise and enhance the outside space at the nursery.
We are thrilled to have been able to gain raised beds in our vegetable garden. A working team visited the nursery over the Easter holiday and set about laying paving slabs and building up the beds out of large wooden sleepers. A huge lorry arrived delivering enormous bags of soil and the team filled the wooden beds ready for use as soon as the nursery returned for the start of the summer term.
The nursery staff and children were so excited to see the results and we have already planted potatoes and pumpkins into the space.
In addition to this project, the team from Tuesley Farm made us a pathway around our two ponds in our environmental garden which will help the children to access the area for pond dipping and bug hunting more easily.
Finally, we received a new wooden picnic bench for our playground from which to serve drinks in the warmer summer months. The nursery now eagerly awaits a delivery of a large collection of wooden blocks that we can use to build enclosures and dens that the Hall Hunter Foundation have so generously purchased for the nursery.
We are so grateful for the work carried out and for the awarded fund that we have been able to use to further improve and enhance our beautiful outside area at the nursery.”
The Hall Hunter Foundation was set up in 2011 and raises funds in support of good causes which are then donated to a range of local charities.
Hambledon Nursery School, a registered charity, is a thriving nursery school for children aged two to five and was formerly the village primary school at Rock Hill, Hambledon Road. When the school closed in the 1980s a village-led initiative secured its Victorian classrooms and playground for the benefit of local families and it reopened as a nursery several years later.
On Sunday 5 May at 5 am, eight of us met at Hambledon Village Shop, by which time the dawn chorus was well underway. We crossed the Green and went into the Hurst, then back across the Green and up onto the Common.
In all we heard 18 different species of birds: robin, blackbird, song thrush, wood pigeon, blue tit, great tit, collared dove, jackdaw, blackcap, pheasant, Canada goose, chaffinch, wren, chiff chaff, tawny owl, mallard, carrion crow, rook.
We didn’t hear a cuckoo during the two hours we were listening at this particular time, but like some other birds it has already been heard in the village. This is just a record of what we heard at this time.
The Conservatives have lost overall control of Waverley Borough Council.
Witley and Hambledon Ward returned two Tory councillors, although only a handful of votes separated them from a challenge by an Independent candidate.
The result, as reported by Waverley Borough Council, is as follows.
- George Adam Davies, Labour Party – 267 votes
- Jan Floyd-Douglass, Conservative Party candidate – 617 votes – ELECTED
- Maxine Beatrice Gale, Independent – 601 votes
- Trevor James Sadler, Conservative Party candidate – 615 votes – ELECTED
- Total number of ballot papers verified: 1225
- Electorate: 3007
- Turnout: 40.7%
Following the local government elections on Thursday (May 2nd) the count was held today.
Across the Borough there were gains for the Liberal Democrats and the Farnham Residents party.
The Conservatives had 23 candidates returned. Farnham Residents Association had 15, Liberal Democrats 14, Labour 2 and there was one Independent – a combined total of 32.
The full results can be found on the Waverley Borough Council website by clicking on the following link.
Vann garden is open under the National Open Gardens Scheme this bank holiday Monday, May 6th from 2 to 6pm. Come and see the garden in all its springtime splendour.
Tea, coffee and home-made cakes will be available, provided by the Village Hall team. Entry to garden £7, children free.