RECENT EVENTS

Soup and Sizzling Sausages

Thursday 2nd December High Street Bishop’s Waltham

Thank you to everyone who visited our stall at the beginning of December. It was good to be part of this village event once again.
We raised over £300 towards our running costs for 2022

BBQ and Prize Giving

Despite heavy rain during the morning and early part of the afternoon on Sunday 8th August, we made the decision to go ahead with our BBQ and Prize Giving. We placed the tables on the area immediately outside the Cricket Pavillion and erected gazebos to cover them to keep everyone dry should it rain, which it did!!!

Due to Covid restrictions we offered table service rather than a help yourself buffet and this worked well. Everyone seemed very happy with the afternoon and we have received many complimentary messages.

Teddy Bears Picnic and Mischievous Teddies

As part of the yarn bombing of Bishop’s Waltham we have created a Teddy Bears Picnic around the Clock bed in St George’s Square.

In Red Lion Street we have some teddy bears behaving badly and some having fun.

For a gallery of all our pictures PLEASE CLICK HERE
All pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Annual Floral Competition 2021

This was judged by photographic entry again this year. We are very grateful to our judges, Paul and Hazel Woodman for their efforts. Both acknowledged that it is not easy to judge gardens and streets by photographs alone.

For a list of winners in each category PLEASE CLICK HERE

For a gallery of photographs, submitted by each garden PLEASE CLICK HERE

New planting on Old Station Roundabout

3 spindle bushes have been planted on the Old Station Roundabout. These have been supplied by the Parish Council and funded by Hampshire County Council as part of an effort for more tree planting within Bishop’s Waltham.

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In the centre of these bushes a Hawthorn tree has been planted. This tree has been funded by a generous donation from one of our supporters in memory of two of her friends from Bishop’s Waltham who have recently died. These can clearly be seen as you travel around the roundabout from Corhampton Road to Victoria Road.
A further Hawthorn tree has also been planted and is visible as you drive down the Winchester Road from Newtown into Bishop’s Waltham.

Our Quiz Night on Friday 31st January 2020 was a huge success.
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We raised £900 towards our running costs for this coming year.
Thank you to everyone who supported us.
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For full score sheet and further photos please click here

Missed it this time? Then make a note of Friday 28th January 2022 for next year’s quiz

 

POP UP SHOP  Sunday 22nd September 2019
Hazel’s Florists, High Street, Bishop’s Waltham

On Sunday 22nd September, world car free day, we opened a pop up shop in Hazel’s Florists.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is YB28-943x1024.jpg
The shop had closed as a florist in May and so the premises were empty, an ideal place for us to use.
Many of our yarn bombing creatures now have new homes and can be appreciated by people old and young. 
We also had a sale table which included some bird boxes made for us by the Men’s Shed using wood from the original shop.
There were some free children’s activities, the most popular being make your own gift tags.
Thank you to everyone who came, mainly in the afternoon and helped us raise £130 towards out running costs.

HIDDEN GARDENS
Sunday 30th June 2019

Over 650 visitors wandered around Bishop’s Waltham to look behind those anonymous garden gates. The gardens varied so much, from tiny courtyards to large open spaces; attached to new build houses and to medieval ones; recently established to ones that have been planted for hundreds of years.  Many had bright flowers, shrubs, climbers, open spaces, seats to rest on, shade, sunny spots.
A huge thank you must go to the 12 gardens who opened their gates from 11.00 – 5.00.

Please click HERE to see a gallery of photographs.
(Click on a photograph to enlarge it.)