Annual Village Meeting and Parish Clean-Up and Barbecue – All Welcome

Hambledon’s Annual Village Meeting takes place on the evening of Thursday April 25th and all are welcome to come along.

This is an opportunity to hear a round-up of the past year’s activities from all of the village organisations, clubs and groups as well as a report from the Parish Council, which hosts the meeting.

Refreshments including wine, tea and coffee will be available from 7.30 and this is a chance to chat to village friends and neighbours before the meeting itself starts at 8pm at the Village Hall.

There will be a short presentation concerning the efforts made by the Parish Council to address concerns about speeding in the village and other local traffic issues.

Residents may like to consider whether they want to form a Community Speed Watch Group. A minimum of six volunteers would be required. Speed detection devices would be provided by Surrey Police together with appropriate training.

Full details of this scheme can be found here: www.communityspeedwatch.org

Further details will be provided at the meeting. Mary Grove, a parish councillor, can be contacted in advance for those who wish to register at grovemum@aol.com

Although the parish council can make the necessary arrangements with Surrey Police and register the speedwatch group, it is for villagers to step forward and volunteer if they want this initiative to succeed.

Despite widespread concerns across the village about speeding, both Surrey Police and Surrey County Council Highways engineers have stated that there is no gathered evidence to support this belief. It is highly unlikely that any traffic calming measures can be introduced in Hambledon until there is data to support the proposal. Community Speed Watch is one way in which such evidence may be gathered.

The Village Meeting is followed two days later – on Saturday April 27th – with the parish clean-up ending with a community barbecue outside the Village Shop at noon. Volunteers are asked to collect litter in designated areas for which they can register at the Village Meeting. Bin bags and litter grabs will be provided and all rubbish will be removed by the local authority.

 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS – AND A SPECIAL HAMBLEDONIAN 90th BIRTHDAY

Hambledon residents  turned out in large numbers at noon on Christmas Eve to join in the community singing of carols and seasonal songs outside the village shop.

A big thank-you goes to the organisers, the shop choir and to David Kirby and his musician friends for a wonderful and harmonious festive gathering.

The day before, Mic Coleman, who for so many years has been a stalwart of village activities, celebrated his 90th birthday. He and Sylvia had a busy day as friends dropped by to pass on their best wishes before a large family gathering later in the day. Mic has worked tirelessly for the village football and cricket teams, becoming president of both. He has been involved in the running of the village hall, the village fete and the produce show. He is also a former chairman of Hambledon Parish Council.

In 2012 he was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honors “for services to sport and the community in Hambledon”. Mic has done so much for the good of the village and its residents and we all wish him the very best for the future.

And the Web Team sign off by sending its best wishes to all.

Village Quiz 9th April

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 13.36.41Sincere thanks to all eleven teams who came to the village quiz last Saturday. We do hope everyone enjoyed the evening.   Congratulations to “Hydon to Nothing” who were victorious on the night and thanks to Bill Dann, the quizmaster and all who helped make the evening a success. Proceeds, amounting to £450, will be shared between the Community Pavilion Fund and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Martyn Grove, on behalf of
Hambledon FC

Hambledon FC – Two Cup Finals and in the Hunt for the League Title

After winning a close match in their Semi-Final yesterday beating Woking & Horselll 1-0. The Dons are now in two cup finals. Details below, be great to get some people down to support the boys and hopefully see them lift some silverware. They are still in the hunt for the League title as well. IMG_082So the Treble is on.

 

Reserve Invitation Cup Final
Yateley Res v Hambledon Res
20th April 2016   7:30pm
Wey Court Godalming Town GU7 3JF

 
Reserve Challenge Cup
IMG_070Hambledon Res v Woking & Horsell Res
28th April 2016    7:30pm
Woking Park – Westfield FC GU22 9BA

 

 

 

European Visitors to Badger Park

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Hambledon FC are welcoming a team from Switzerland to Badger Park this Saturday.  FC Kempttal from Zurich are the visitors.

Ex Player Chris Grove brings his new team for a preseason match. As they look to prepare for the start of the Swiss season.

Hambledon v FC Kempttal

27th Feb   2:15pm KO

Come and enjoy the match from the warm and fully licensed Clubhouse.

Match Details

Football Club Grant Presentation

Hambledon Football Club has received a cheque for £99,999 from the Football Foundation at a presentation attended by officials, villagers and local MP Jeremy Hunt.

The presentation was made to Matt Kiley, club secretary, who also gratefully received another cheque of £1,000 from the Hambledon Community Fund.

The two grants have helped Hambledon FC take a significant step forward in realising its dream of replacing its delapidated “hut” with a modern club house. Both recognise the efforts the club has made in its own fund raising over the last few years. Planning permission has already been granted for the new facilities and it is hoped work can start in the New Year.

The Football Foundation grant was made under its “Grow The Game” scheme. The limited facilities at Hambledon’s Badger Park ground restricted the club’s development, with some younger players prefering to play elsewhere and the club having no prospect of promotion to higher leagues until improvements were made. It is hoped that the new clubhouse will be ready for the 2013-14 season.

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