Come along and get involved. We’re looking for helpers at the Hambledon Midsummer Festival, which is just 5 weeks away. If you can offer any help across any of the 3 days of the Festival and/or the 2 days prior. Please come along to this meeting and let us know. If you can’t make the meeting but would like to get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the Festival help fund the various village organisations that help make the village such a vibrant place. Two important fund raising activities are the Grand Draw at the Fete and the Auction at the Summer Ball. If you are able to offer prizes for either we’d be very grateful.
Two people who have given considerable public service to Hambledon over many years have died in the past few weeks – Anthony Wieler, 84, from Feathercombe, died on April 8th and Jenny Sewell, 81, formerly of Rock Hill, died on April 19th.
Both served as Hambledon Parish Councillors – Anthony from 1965 until 1976, becoming chairman in 1966, and Jenny from 1983 until 1995.
Jenny’s funeral will take place at Guildford Crematorium on Friday May 13th at 2.15pm.
There has already been a private funeral service for Anthony, but all are welcome at a Memorial Service at St Peter’s Church, Hambledon on Friday May 20th at 2.30pm.
Please read on for further information on these two notable village residents.
This Sunday the 8th of May marks Hambledon Cricket Club’s first match of the season; at home against Bramley from 2pm. The club extends a warm welcome to all to come down to the green for a relaxed afternoon of village cricket confident in the knowledge that there’ll be a well-stocked bar in the club house.
The Village Shop will be open until 2pm so why not pop in before the match to stock up on essential picnic supplies before what looks to be a warm Sunday afternoon. For anyone who is looking for more information about Hambledon Cricket Club or who wants to become a playing or social member please email email@example.com and don’t forget our open day and BBQ this Saturday from 11:45 to 2pm.
Hambledon Cricket Club (HCC) could speak long about their close history with cricket: the first record being a ladies match in July 1745 when Hambledon beat Bramley by 127 “notches” to 119, or the fact that HCC has been an ever present part of the village and its life from the late 19th Century to date.
However that could perhaps date us!
What hasn’t changed however is our ethos of being a friendly yet competitive community club, open to all comers and upholding the best traditions of village cricket. We are lucky to be able to enjoy a safe, quiet and idyllic green, held on trust for the village to play cricket on.
Catherine Russell, Hambledon Parish Council’s newly-appointed Clerk, started in her job this week.
Those who attended the annual Parish Assembly last week at the Village Hall had the chance to meet and chat with her before her formal start date on May 1st.
She will attend her first monthly council meeting on May 10th, which is something of a baptism of fire as it is the AGM. Catherine, who has not been a clerk before, will take the chair at the start, as chairman and vice chairman must stand down for a vote on whether they are to be re-elected.
It is also the meeting at which the council has to make its annual financial return to be approved by an external auditor, and review its policies on such matters as standing orders, financial regulations and code of conduct. The Agenda for this meeting can be found in the Parish Council section of this website.
The Merry Harriers is planning a busy summer. Events planned for May are as follows:
Sunday 8th May: Jazz Jam Live in the Garden – Local Jazz musicians and followers are warmly invited to join a Jam session in the Garden. Playing from 3-5pm – Enjoy a guaranteed relaxed and fun afternoon. Hopefully in the sunshine.
Tuesday 24th May: The Merry Pub Quiz– Curry & A Pint. Starts at 8:00 pm. Our Great Pub Quiz, hosted by Jon Petersen and Andy Hinde – £1 per entry per person. (Proceeds to The Ukraine Appeal). Guaranteed to be a fun night. Curry and a pint £15 (optional). Tables up to six team members, please call the pub on 01428 682883 to book a table.
Saturday 28th May: Outside Family Cinema & Cocktails – Mama Mia. Starts at 8:30 pm. Free outdoor cinema evening in the garden with a 20ft screen and inflatable chairs. Please book.
A well-attended and entertaining village Assembly provided an opportunity to welcome the newly-appointed parish council clerk Catherine Russell and an endorsement to further challenge an unwelcome outcome to the Waverley Borough Ward Boundaries review.
(Please scroll to the end of this article to see a selection of photographs of the evening. And follow this link to the Parish Council pages on this website for a full account of the evening, including the various reports from village organisations – http://www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk/?page_id=3799 Please look under Parish Assembly Agendas and Minutes)