Salt Lane Part-Closed For Gas Mains Upgrade

The anticipated gas mains work along the lower section of Salt Lane from the Hydestile Crossroads has started and the road at this location is closed to traffic.

Vehicles must use the diversion along Clock Barn Lane to reach Salt Lane at Hydon Heath, close to the National Trust car park, to continue in the Hascombe and Dunsfold direction.

The work, to upgrade gas mains, is likely to take up to three weeks. This website carried an earlier news item alerting villagers and others to the road closure. The official notice is below the photograph.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to get tickets for ‘The 39 Steps’ this Friday at the Village Hall – another great night of theatre and comedy in Hambledon!

Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, Richard Hannay is on the run. Following clues left to him in a little black book by a mysterious American gentleman, he must uncover the secrets of the 39 Steps, prove his innocence and save Britain from the forces of evil!!

And, if there weren’t enough twists in the tale, BlackBox present this story of daring do as a live radio drama.

It’s November 1962 and with just ten minutes to go before the show is broadcast live to the nation, half the cast haven’t turned up, there’s no one to do the sound effects and they’ve just run out of Bourbon biscuits!! What could possibly go wrong?

The 39 Steps : A Live Radio Drama is an irreverent and affectionate take on one of our best loved stories. Full of thrills and spills, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seats and crying with laughter.

Tickets £12.50 (£10 concessions) from the Village Shop

Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30. Licenced bar available.

 

 

 

Dunsfold Park Exhibition

Exhibition at Unit 217 Dunsfold Park

Dunsfold Park’s Garden Village Masterplan is being formed and the developers have staged an exhibition as part of their consultation process.  You are most welcome to visit. 

The exhibition runs on the 13th and 14th November at Business Unit 217 on the Dunsfold Business Park site, and moves on to Cranleigh Arts Centre ( Friday 15th ), Godalming Borough Hall ( Saturday 16th ) and then back at Unit 217 on the 17th and 18th. 

The developer’s team will be on hand for questions and answers on the design ideas, energy efficiencies, communal areas, support facilities, and the first stage – the new access road.   You can also ask them to explain how “encouraging” sustainable travel is meant to work.

The extensive detail of the exhibition display is replicated in their Masterplan brochure. (click to view)

Wednesday 13 NovemberUnit 217, Dunsfold Park08:00 – 20:00
Thursday 14 NovemberUnit 217, Dunsfold Park08:00 – 20:00
Friday 15 NovemberCranleigh Arts Centre10:00 – 16:30
Saturday 16 NovemberGodalming Borough Hall12:00 – 20:00
Monday 18 NovemberUnit 217, Dunsfold Park08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 19 NovemberUnit 217, Dunsfold Park08:00 – 20:00

The Thirty Nine Steps – Friday, November 22nd at the Village Hall

 

Following the success of their award winning play, Bully Beef & Whizzbangs last year, BlackBox Theatre Company return with a new adaptation of John Buchan’s classic ripping yarn, The 39 Steps.

Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, Richard Hannay is on the run. Following clues left to him in a little black book by a mysterious American gentleman, he must uncover the secrets of the 39 Steps, prove his innocence and save Britain from the forces of evil!!

And, if there weren’t enough twists in the tale, BlackBox present this story of daring do as a live radio drama.

It’s November 1962 and with just ten minutes to go before the show is broadcast live to the nation, half the cast haven’t turned up, there’s no one to do the sound effects and they’ve just run out of Bourbon biscuits!! What could possibly go wrong?

The 39 Steps : A Live Radio Drama is an irreverent and affectionate take on one of our best loved stories. Full of thrills and spills, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seats and crying with laughter.

Tickets £12 adult, £10 concessions available from the Village Shop or from TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/39steps

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start. Licenced bar.

 

Caretaker/Cleaner Required for the Village Hall

We require a part-time, self-employed caretaker/cleaner for the village hall to work from two to five hours a week carrying out general cleaning and basic maintenance . Flexibility is necessary as the caretaker will need to be at the hall on different days of the week and with varying frequency depending on hall usage.

Rate of pay is £100 per month irrespective of hours worked.

Closing date for applications Friday, 29th November 2019.

For all enquiries and job description, please contact Ruth Canham via the village shop.

Road Closure 18th November onwards – Salt Lane

Salt Lane will be closed from its junction with Hambledon Road (Hydestile Crossroads) West to Chestnut Cottage ( the very sharp bend in the road opposite the old hospital entrance ) from 18th November 2019 to allow for SGN to carry out gas mains replacement works. The work is scheduled to be completed within 5 weeks of the date of commencement. Diversions will be in place along Clock Barn Lane and Hambledon Road for traffic. Access will be permitted for cyclists, equestrian users and pedestrians alongside residents and emergency services. All other traffic will be required to use the diversions which will be put in place.

New Wildlife Project- please get involved!

The charity Butterfly Conservation have set up a 3 year project in your area to help one of the rarest butterflies in the UK.  The Wood White Leptidea sinapsis has just one remaining population in the South East, and this is found in a few locations around Chiddingfold, Dunsfold, Plaistow, Grayswood and Northchapel.  We will be working with Forestry England, the Woodland Trust, National Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust and parish councils on sites in the area to create more suitable habitat for the butterfly and link up isolated small colonies.  If we manage to create enough ‘stepping stones’ of Wood White habitat in the landscape, we hope that small colonies can link up, start to spread and become less genetically isolated from each other.

Wood White on Ragged Robin – K. Warmington
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Poppy Day Appeal

This year the general appeal kicks off on Saturday 26 October.   To make it incredibly easy for everyone in Hambledon to contribute to this important and ever-popular cause, on 26 October no-one need go any further than Hambledon Village Shop where poppies will be flowering and collection boxes will be manned from 09.30.  So please don’t buy your poppy from Sainsburys or Waitrose – home-grown is by far the best!   

Christine Campbell, who for many years acted as the local organiser of the Royal British Legion Poppy Day appeal, has reluctantly decided to stand down and I have volunteered to take over (for a second time – not that many of you will remember me in this role during the 1990s!).   But I only stepped in at the beginning of October, which hasn’t left much time to organise this year’s appeal.  

I have, however, decided to pass on house-to-house collections – times have moved on since this was the principle way of attracting donations and nowadays most people tend to contribute at local sites.  

For those of you who can’t join in the official launch at the Village Shop, could I please encourage you to contribute via the collection box that will remain there for a couple of weeks;  or via the boxes at the Merry Harriers, St Peter’s Church and Phillips Garage (as well as at St Dominic’s, the Nursery School and the Cheshire Homes).    The Football Club has also volunteered to hold collections at home matches to be played at Badger Park on 26-27 October, 2-3 November and 9 November;  and there will, of course, be the usual collection at the Remembrance Day service at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 10 November.

If you have queries please contact me on 01428 684213 or email j.woolley881@btinternet.com.

Folk songs and Dolly Parton songs at the Village Hall, this Friday (11th) at 7pm!

   Come along to the Village Hall this Friday (11th) evening, 7pm for 7.30 for a wonderful evening of strytelling, comedy, a bit of audience participation and fantastic music.

The award-winning Little Bulb Theatre Company presents Mountain Music, the story of the people who left the British Isles for a new life in America taking with them their traditional folk music. We will be taken on their journey with them and experience the development of those folk songs into modern day country music. There will be old folk songs, there will be Patsy Klein, Dolly Parton and even Witney Houston!

The production opened last Thursday at Farnham Maltings to a full and very appreciative house and is now beginning its national tour. The Village Hall committee is extremely grateful to Farnham Maltings and to Waverley Borough Council for offering us the opportunity to present Mountain Music in Hambledon.

Tickets are limited so do get yours while you can from the village shop. £12 for adults and £10 for children. Tickets also available on Eventbrite where a booking fee will be add to each ticket price.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountain-music-tickets-74006703041 or just Google Eventbrite Hambledon Mountain Music

 

  

Hambledon Village Christmas Dance – Saturday 14th December

This years Christmas Dance will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 14th December from 8.00pm to midnight.

Toxic Sausage will be providing the music, there will be a licensed bar and the Vann Lane Gin Bar. Grazing Boards will provide fuel for the dancing.

Tickets are available at £15 per person, either on-line at https://ti.to/hambledon-festival/christmas-dance-2019 or at Hambledon Village Shop.

Proceeds from the event will be split between Cancer Research and village organisations.

‘Mountain Music’ at the Village Hall – Friday, October 11th, 7.30 pm

 

On Friday, October 11th the Village Hall Committee is hosting a new musical production called Mountain Music from the award-winning Little Bulb Theatre Company. It is part of an initiative by Farnham Maltings, supported by Waverley Borough Council to promote theatre in Village Halls and the production is currently on a national tour.

It tells the story of American country music from its celtic origins in the UK to the present day. It is performed by a small group of talented musician/actors and we are expecting beautiful harmonies, swinging country music and a good old-fashioned hoedown!

Watch the video below to brighten up a rainy day and get a taste of what’s to come!

This promises to be a wonderful evening and we really want to support this worthwhile initiative from the Maltings so please do come along to the village hall on Friday 11th October at 7.30.

Tickets are £12 (£10 for under 16s) available, as always, from the Village Shop.

Tickets can also be bought online from Eventbrite at the following https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountain-music-tickets-74006703041 Please note that online tickets incur a booking fee of £1.52 per each adult ticket and £1.37 per each child’s ticket.

 

 

Citizens Advice sponsored walk was a big success

Thank you from Jane Woolley.

You may know that I did a sponsored walk on 15 September to raise money for Citizens Advice on the occasion of its 80th birthday.   Citizens Advice set me a target of 10 miles; I set myself a target of £1,000.  But how wrong I was!

It was a glorious day:  perfect weather, magnificent scenery, good walking conditions and excellent company.  We set off from the Citizens Advice office in Haslemere and walked across National Trust land along the Serpent Trail and then up Blackdown, reaching the top at the Temple of the Winds where crystal clear views stretched across the Weald and the South Downs to the sea.  I’ve never seen anything better.  Then it was onwards (and downwards!) through the Blackdown estate vineyards to Fernhurst where the Red Lion welcomed us for lunch; after which we meandered gently along the bottom of Blackdown to return to Haslemere.  It certainly didn’t feel like 10 miles but it truly was!

That was the good part.  But the best part is that, thanks to the incredible support I received from so many villagers, I raised over 50 per cent more than my target.  Over £1,600 has reached Citizens Advice Waverley via your on-line donations, cheques and cash, nearly all of which were gift aided.  I am overwhelmed by your generosity:  thank you all so much.

Jane Woolley