Village Fete Raffle Tickets Now On Sale

Grand Draw Tickets for this years village fete are now available to purchase.

 

Prizes

  • Night’s stay at Peter De Savary’s Felpham Hotel
  • Tour of Blackwood Ridge Vineyard
  • 2 Tickets to Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • 2 Tickets to Goodwood Revival
  • 2 tickets to NFL UK Match
  • Lunch for two at the Village shop plus more prizes tbc

Tickets are £1 or £5 a book and are on sale at Hambledon Village Shop and the Merry Harriers.

 

If you are able to become a seller and need more please contact Matt Kiley on 07557479349 or hambledonfc@gmail.com

 

Hambledon Nursery School Children And The Royal Wedding

Hambledon Nursery School children celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, by learning about marriage customs and staging their own ceremony at the village church.

In the two weeks before the Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle, children were encouraged to bring in family wedding photographs to enable them to make a personal connection to the ceremony. These were displayed in the two classrooms and in the reception area. They also prepared wedding invitations, made bunting and arranged floral displays.

Nicola Collett, head teacher, said this created a “real buzz of excitement” around the nursery school. Children enjoyed making their own plans and parents and teachers found themselves reminiscing about their own wedding day. Many reflected on how wedding dresses had changed over the years.

Several teachers brought in their wedding dresses and wore them in front of the children including Kate Walford who is pictured right. Another, who had recently celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary, brought along her photo album as well as her wedding dress.

Ceremonies in other cultures were also talked about and one parent brought in a beatutiful Indian wedding dress and jewellery while another showed pictures of a family Scottish wedding, with men dressed in kilts.

The school purchased a child’s wedding dress and prince’s outfit. Each day in the lead-up to the Windsor wedding, the children enacted a wedding ceremony. This culminated in them holding their own “wedding” service at St Peter’s Church.

Two children played “bride and grooom” and the rest were guests of honour. Dressed for the occasion – some chose Disney outfits – they walked through the woods from school to church where wedding music was played and a “service” held.

Then it was back to the school for the cutting of the cake. The children had made their own out of papier-mâché but, to their delight, Hambledon’s Crumby Bakery, made and delivered a large lemon and elderflower wedding cake. It was simply iced but with the addition of pre-cut paste shapes for children to decorate with edible pens.

The cake, pictured left, was then cut and portions were sold to parents to raise funds for additional resources for the nursery school.

Nicola said: “All of this led to a wonderful atmosphere at the school in the days leading up to the Royal Wedding.”

 

 

Milford Golf Course – 180 houses – Public Exhibition Tuesday 22nd May

The developers of Milford Golf Course are holding an exhibition with an outline of the proposed 180 home re-development of the Golf Course on the South side of Station Lane.  With Station Lane and Milford crossroads already congested at peak times, such a development will put pressure on the infrastructure in our area. With the prospect of the doubling of traffic on this road once Dunsfold Park is built it is vital that residents make their views on record at this exhibition.    All are invited to view on Tuesday 22nd between 3pm and 8pm at the Golf Club in Station Lane.


Hambledon Village Hall serving fund-raising tea and cakes at Vann on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, 2 pm onwards.

We will serving tea and homemade cakes at Vann on Monday 7th May from 2 pm onwards. Most cakes are baked by village hall committee members. For our effort, the hall usually receives a generous donation from Mary Caroe.  This will be added to hall maintenance fund.

For a change,  the weather looks to be kind to us this year, so please do come and enjoy both the garden and the cakes!

Who is leading the Photo Competition?

I let the cat in the bag – submitted by a Hambledon resident in Seniors: Happy Times category

click the logo to go to the competition gallery

This photograph by a Hambledon resident is the current leader of the photo competition with 11 votes. What image is your favourite?  Vote now!  Can you take a better photograph? Submit yours here.

The photographs in each category with the highest number of votes, and that have met the judges’ standards, will receive a prize the day after the closing date 22nd June.  So hurry now, and upload your photographs – the early submissions will have a longer time to accumulate votes.

 

Dunsfold and Waverley’s Local Plan

Following the spirited discussions at Thursday’s Parish Meeting about the Secretary of State’s approval of the Dunsfold development for 1800+ homes on the airfield, here is some additional information.

These four recent press releases from Protect our Waverley 

address some of the questions voiced at our meeting, particularly the 3 Court Challenges on the Waverley Local Plan,  the issue of infrastructure money to cope ( or not ) with the traffic from Dunsfold, and the approach that Guildford BC are taking with their Local Plan (in relation to Woking’s unmet need for extra housing ) that is different to Waverley.

 

Villagers Urged to be Vigilant After Burglaries

Thieves have stolen property from a house in Hambledon, breaking in during broad daylight.

There have been other break-ins in the area in recent days including an attempt to steal two Land Rover Defenders.

Villagers are urged to ensure their homes and vehicles are securely locked and to report any suspicious activity to police.

Please also inform your Neighbourhood Watch coordinator. Contact details can be found on this website by opening up the Home menu and clicking on Essential Information. The Parish Magazine also carries contact information.

Jumble Sale – The Results

Yet again, the villagers of Hambledon have not only given us their jumble but also turned up on Saturday 21 April to buy (not the same things they had donated). Thank you for your generous support. We would also like to thank Michelle, her daughter, Edna Atkin, Pip and Coral who helped man the stalls.

The sale caused a traffic jam. Apologies to the residents opposite the hall as a few cars were sent past their houses to unblock the gridlock.

The Jumble sale together with cash donations from Pat Williams and Philip Underwood have brought the total raised to £1005 for the hall’s maintenance fund. This will go in part towards new chairs and stage curtain.

What’s New on the Village Website?

Highlights of the new additions to the Hambledon Website:

Click to go to Photo Competition, or access via the Gallery top menu.

Click to Browse Parish Magazines historical editions 1944 – 1974  or access via the History top menu.

 

Click to see the Archive Galleries or access via the Gallery top menu.

 

Click to browse the Village Scrapbook or access via the History top menu.

 

 

Annual Village Meeting

Thursday 26th April 7:30 for 8pm at The Village Hall.

Looking forward to see you all for the annual review of the village organisations.

You’ll also be able to sign up for the Village Clean-up on Saturday at 10am and grab your bags and litter pick sticks! 

Sign up sheets and equipment will then be in the Village Shop on Friday.