Theatre at Hambledon Village Hall

On Saturday October 7th, the Village Hall will be hosting a production by Blackbox Theatre Company of John Godber’s “BOUNCERS” .

Blackbox Theatre Company is a professional theatre company based in Fareham Hampshire. With support from The Arts Council and Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre, the company tours its shows to smaller and unusual venues

Tickets are £10 each and are available on-line at www.fernehamhall.co.uk or from John Tidmarsh. The production starts at 7.45pm, the bar will be open at 7.00pm. All bar proceeds will benefit the Village Hall.

 

Coming Up at The Harriers

The Jazz Jam will be held this Sunday 10th September. Hambledon’s Gareth Malone, David Kirby and his jazzters will be doing their thing between 3pm and 5pm. In the garden if the weather’s good.

The regular monthly quiz will be on Tuesday 12th September, starting at 8pm. Come along as a team or just come along and join a team, or just come along sit at the bar and watch Andy Hinde getting angry.

Every Saturday from 23rd September we’ll be holding a meat draw along with Godalming butchers. 5pm £1 a ticket.

The last Tuesday of every month, starting 26th September will be Bingo Night! With Special drinks deals.

And finally… on Wednesday October 11th we’ll be holding a Beer & Food matching evening with Dunsfold’s Crafty Brewing Company. 5 Course meal with beers to match and meet the brewer. £40 a head, limited places.

 

Hambledon Village Show 2017 in Pictures

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Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer – Hambledon Parish Council

£15.00 per hour
20 hours per month working from home including attendance at evening meetings

Hambledon Parish Council is looking to appoint a Parish Clerk & RFO with the drive, determination and organisational skills to manage a varied workload.

In addition to managing the day-to-day work of the Parish Council, the post holder will work closely with Councillors to plan and implement the aims and objectives of the Council.  

The ideal applicant will have financial & administrative experience, the ability to deliver projects on time and within budget and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for working with residents and local organisations.

To download an application pack including a Person Specification, Job Description & Application Form to apply, please visit http://www.sussexalc.org.uk/vacancies.asp. Please note that CVs will not be accepted: applicants must complete and return an application form to apply.

Closing date for all applications: 30 September 2017

Parker / Kiley Charity Testimonial Match – This Sunday at Badger Park 12pm KO

To mark over 20 years of playing football for Hambledon FC for both Stuart Parker and Matt Kiley. The Club will be putting on a charity game in aid of one of our charity Partners – Phyllis Tuckwell. With all proceeds from the game being donated to the charity.

We hope to see you at Badger Park this Sunday for a 12pm KO. With Hambledon Vets taking on a Presidents XI.

 

 

Amanda Wright

Amanda Wright, a familiar face behind the till at Hambledon Village Shop and a friend to many, has died.

Amanda, from Chiddingfold, was a volunteer at Hambledon’s community-run shop before becoming its manager as part of the Three A’s team, working alongside Alison Wilson and Alan Brien. With the appointment of a single manager in February 2014 Amanda stood down but continued to volunteer. She was also very active in village life in Chiddingfold.

Her death, on August 9th, has come as a great shock to her many friends and shop colleagues. Her funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, Chiddingfold, on September 6th at 2pm.

Amanda had been suffering from complications following a fall last year. Her unexpected death has left Hambledon villagers deeply saddened and our sympathy goes out to her family.

 

Traffic chaos in Hambledon

10.30am today, Wednesday morning and Hambledon was blocked to traffic for 30 minutes as a coach came head to head with the local bus, a lorry, a pony and trap, and a growing queue of cars travelling towards Witley.  Controlled chaos in a very British way ensued – with the coach backing up 500 yards and coaxed into Woodlands to allow others to find a way past.  GPS and poor signage at Milford has a lot to answer for.

The photo below shows the scene, alongside a spooky premonition, painted 2 weeks earlier by a local artist.

August Bank Holiday Weekend at The Harriers

We have a cracking August Bank Holiday lined up here at The Merry Harriers, local Godalming band True Rumours are playing Saturday night from 8pm. We are very lucky to have them play here so please come and check them out. They will be playing acoustic guitar music of a mixture of covers and their own material. On Sunday we have the ever popular Blues band Little Lux from 3pm.

The kitchen will be open all weekend so maybe grab a bite to eat and hopefully soak up the sun and atmosphere!
For the hardcore, we have camping available!

Important Dates For Your Diary

As you’ll see from the calendar on the web site there’s a lot going on in the village over the next few weeks. Here are a few highlights:

Sunday 13th August  – from 3pm to 5pm will be the monthly Jazz Jam at the Merry Harriers. This is probably one of Surrey’s best kept secrets, a great afternoon, especially if the weather’s fine and and Hambledon’s own David Kirby and his fellow musicians are playing in the garden.

Saturday 2nd September – the annual Hambledon Village Show will take place in the Village Hall. Get your exhibits there between 9.30am and 11.30 am, open to the public from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Saturday 23rd September – the 2017 Harvest Supper will be held at the Village Hall from 7pm. Tickets are £8 each and available from the Village Shop (what isn’t….). Apparently last year there was communal village singing.

And last but not least, keep the weekend of 22nd to 24th of June 2018 free. If the rumours are true, the bi-ennial fete weekend has become the Hambledon Mid-Summer Festival, with festivities planned from the Friday evening throughout the weekend. More details to come.

 

Dunsfold Planning Inquiry final day

The Dunsfold Planning Inquiry will convene for the final hearing at 9.30am on Thursday 3rd August when the three parties – Waverley Borough Council, Dunsfold Park and POW & the Joint Parishes – will make their closing statements before the Planning Inspector.

This is your opportunity to attend the Waverley Borough Council Offices and sit in the public gallery and show your support for the respective parties.

Heritage Research Bursary

The Hambledon Heritage Society was established to ensure OUR VILLAGE heritage is understood, documented and appreciated by current and future generations.

Many village residents have supported the aims of the Society, with important contributions such as the compilation of the village scrapbook, publication of booklets and articles plus of course the popular speaker’s presentations at the Annual General Meeting, with topics ranging from dendrochronology, WWll memories through to famous residents and associated village houses.

The Society continues with its programme of research activities but is now wishing to encourage, new, interested Researchers to add to this programme, by offering two, Heritage Research Bursaries of £100.00 each for 2017-2018.

These Bursaries are designed primarily to attract young Researchers, who are in full or part time education, are normally Hambledon residents or progeny of current residents and are interested in conducting village heritage research, selecting a topic of their choice. However, research has no age limitations.

Examples of such topics could be; glass manufacturing, the workhouse, why a two-centred village?, the lime kiln and its uses etc. but new and innovative topics would be welcome.

To apply for one of the research Bursaries or just to make an enquiry, please write to or call Stephen Maycock, a member of the Hambledon Heritage Society committee who will be pleased to discuss the Bursary programme in more detail.

Maycock.steve@gmail.com  or 01428-682230.

For further information regarding the Hambledon Heritage Society and its activities please contact, Ross Kilsby,  Chairman, 01428-685622.

Planning Inquiry commences on Tuesday

Tuesday is the start of possibly the most important Inquiry for the future of Hambledon and surrounding villages.

For those who are interested in the upcoming Secretary of State’s Public Inquiry into the planning application for 1,800 houses on Dunsfold Aerodrome there is an opportunity to make your views heard.  The Public Inquiry starts at 10am on Tuesday 18th July in the Waverley Borough Council Main Council Chamber.  If you wish to make a personal statement on behalf of yourself or an organisation then Personal statements are currently due to be heard this coming Thursday PM from 2pm and Friday AM from 10am.     The Inquiry is due to last for three weeks and will sit from 10am until 5pm Tuesday to Friday each week.

You can learn more at the Alfold Parish Council Website:  www.Alfold.org

or at the Protect our Waverley Website:   http://powcampaign.org/next-stage-imminent

 

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast – Saturday 12th August 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017 – West Surrey Golf Club – 8.30am – 10.00am
‘Chasing The Dragon’ – Guest Speaker, Nichola Hooper

On Saturday 12th August we are delighted to be welcoming Nichola Hooper to be our guest speaker at the Hambledon Ladies Breakfast. Nichola’s daughter has had the privilege of working for Jackie Pullinger, a name many of you may be familiar with. Jackie Pullinger left the UK in 1966 to travel the world and was called by God to get off her boat in Hong Kong where she has been working and ministering amongst Drug Addicts ever since. She is also the author of ‘Chasing The Dragon’. It will be interesting to learn about her current work through Nichola’s daughter.

The Ladies Breakfast is open to all and tickets will go on sale in the Village Shop on Monday l8th July until Tuesday 8th August. Sue Blackman kindly co-ordinates the ticket on behalf of the Ladies Breakfast so do call her on 01428 683871 if you are unable to get to the Village Shop, and she will happily reserve your tickets. If you would like to bring a new guest for the first time, we would be delighted to offer them a complimentary ticket, please liaise with Sue.

On behalf of the HLB Team we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 12th August.

Hambledon Ladies Breakfast Team
Jean Adams, Sue Blackman, Vicki Hinde, Jacqueline Hindley, Gill Matthews Jacqui Rook