News: July 2017

Below are selected items from our recent newsetters. Members of the society receive the full newsletter and other regular updates by email ahead of them appearing on this website.

Highclere Society Summer Barbecue

summer bbq

The Highclere Society Summer Barbecue was held on Sunday 25th June. Our thanks go again to Phil and Sally for hosting the event at their lovely home and gardens for another year. 100 Society members enjoyed the occasion, the food was very good and the drink flowed. We were fortunate with the weather, warm at times with the odd cold, strong gusts but no rain. The welcome drink of Pimm's has become a firm favourite, and went down very well.

he BBQ was provided by Gary Lemon of Thames Valley Meats and his team did a tremendous job. These events do not happen without a great deal of hard work, so our thanks go to the committee and also the many helpers who came forward over two days to erect gazebos and tents, deliver furniture, prepare food, decorate tables etc. and on the third day reappear to clear up and dismantle!

The raffle prizes sourced by Christine Leah were superb and raised £500. In addition an auction was held for three bottles of wine which raised £200, making a grand total of £700 for the Society's chosen charity The Newbury Samaritans.

Many thanks for the most generous raffle prizes donated by Hare & Hounds Speen; The Carnarvon Arms; The Essebourne Manor Hotel; The Yew Tree Restaurant; The Rampant Cat; The Red House; Phil and Sally Wrigley; N & C Leah, CN Sales and Marketing; Penwood Nurseries; Bernard Macklin.

St Michael's and All Angels' Church

This year the Summer Fete raised over £5,000, and the Open Night at the Highclere Stud raised over £2,000.

News from the Parish Council

We are asked to remind you that the Highclere Parish Council Website is now www.highclerepc.uk . They are unable to get the old website taken down (although they have not given up trying!!).

Anyone can sign up to get the News forwarded by completing the Sign Up (with their email address).

Please note that the Parish Clerk has a new email address
parish.clerk*highclerepc.uk
Susan E. Edwards. Parish Clerk, Highclere Parish Council
Telephone 01635 253802.

Highclere Parish Church Calendar 2018

This is your last chance to submit photographs of interesting scenes from within the parish boundaries of Highclere to make a calendar for 2018. Now is an ideal opportunity to get out and about with your phone/camera. Walk around the lanes and along the footpaths, across the fields and through the woods to capture the loveliness of the area we live in.

Please post your photographs (with your name and contact details on the reverse of each one) through the post box at Highclere Village Hall on the Andover Road.Alternatively a gentleman who lives in Highclere has now offered to accept and process photographic entries for the Calendar 2018 electronically. The photographs already printed and posted through the village hall post-box will be included and more most gratefully accepted in that format but if you would like to enter online (no more than 6 per person please) with your contact details clearly stated, please use the following email address:- hcalendarphotos*gmail.com.

The closing date for all entries will be 31st August 2017. There will be an opportunity to see the entries displayed at an Open Evening either in Highclere Village Hall or the Dunlop Room early in September and for people to vote from the chosen 12 which one will be printed on the front cover. More details to follow.

Please continue to submit your photographs. Further information can be found on the Highclere Parish Website: www.highclerevillage.com.



News archive

2017

Westridge Studio - latest updates (Jun 2017)

Update on Superfast Broadband (May 2017)

Highclere Society Golf Day (Apr 2017)

Annual Wine Tasting Quiz - Report (Apr 2017)

Report on Westridge Information Day (Feb 2017)

Report on Hampshire Broadband Summit (Feb 2017)

Westridge Studio Update and Information Day (Jan 2017)

Report on 32nd Annual Village Christmas Walk (Jan 2017)

Report on Highclere Christmas Carol Singing (Jan 2017)

Road Closures - Water Mains Replacement (Jan 2017)

2016

Announcement of AGM (Nov 2016)

Details of annual village walk for charity (Nov 2016)

Details of carol singing around the village (Nov 2016)

Call or photos for 2018 calendar (Nov 2016)

Golf - report on Society's Golf Day at Donnington Valley (Oct 2016)

The Red House - application to extend liicensing hours (Sep 2016)

Potholes - current status and how to report (Sep 2016)

East Woodhay Flower and Produce Show (Aug 2016)

Highclere Society Summer Barbecue (July 2016)

Highclere Society at the Village Fete (Jun 2016)

Application for development of 50 houses refused (May 2016)

Details of Annual Parish Meeting (May 2016)

Golf Day at Weybrrok Park Golf Club (Apr 2016)

Objection to major 50-house development (Mar 2016)

Report on wine quiz (Jan 2016)

Report on annual village walk (Jan 2016)

Report on carol singing (Jan 2016)

2015

Westridge Studio update (Dec 2015)

Report on AGM; Society donates £1,431 to Ataxia (Dec 2015)

Village Hall news - WW1 commemoration (Nov 2015)

AGM details (Nov 2015)

East Woodhay Society AGM and Quiz (Nov 2015)

Highclere Wassail (Nov 2015)

Future of Westridge Studio - suggestions welcome (Oct 2015)

New sign on the Armoury (Oct 2015)

Report on autumn Golf Day (Oct 2015)

Talk on history of Highclere Castle (Oct 2015)

Summer barbecue report (Aug 2015)

Highclere Film Club (Aug 2015)

Watermill on tour:s 'A Little History of the World' (Aug 2015)

Keeping the village tidy (Aug 2015)

Our Village Agent, Age Concern (Aug 2015)

Summer barbecue details (May 2015)

Consultation on new pavement (May 2015)

Parking near the Village Hall (May 2015)

Keep Highclere Tidy (May 2015)

Highclere Society Spring Golf Day (Apr 2015)

Palm Sunday Procession (Mar 2015)

Reasons for No Cold-Calling Zone (Mar 2015)

Local Policing Priorities (Mar 2015)

Report on 'Call My Bluff' Wine Quiz (Feb 2015)

Report on Annual Village Christmas Walk (Jan 2015)

Walking for Health (Jan 2015)

2014

Harvest Supper 2015: 'A Year in Highclere' (Nov 2014)

Highclere Society Welcome Packs (Nov 2014)

Highclere Christmas Carol Singers (Nov 2014)

Report on the Society's AGM (Nov 2014)

Announcing the death of "DR" (Dorothy-Rose Griblle" (Oct 2014)

Report on our Autumn Golf Day at Sherfield Oaks (Oct 2014)

The Sausage Sizzled - local event raises £1,157 for charity (Oct 2014)

Highclere Parish Council - Parish Clerk Vacancy (Aug 2014)

Community Speed Watch - Volunteers Needed (July 2014)

Summer Barbecue report (July 2014)

Post Office Stores, Broad Layings (July 2014)

Highclere Society Spring Golf Day (May 2014)

The Watermill comes to Highclere Village Hall (May 2014)

Annual Wine Tasting Quiz (Apr 2014)

Walking for Health (Apr 2014)

History Group: Request for WW1 information (Feb 2014)

2013

Annual charity walk raises £600 for the Ark Cancer Centre (Dec 2013)

Highclere Choir Carol Singing, Christmas 2013 (Dec 2013)

Report on History Group October meeting (Nov 2013)

"No Cold Calling Zone" for Highclere (Nov 2013)

Summer Barbecue report (Nov 2013)

Scottish & Southern Energy - Power Cuts (Nov 2013)

Society to give £500 for repair/maintenance of church bells (Jun 2013)

Proposal for Highclere "No Cold Calling Zone" (Jun 2013)

Footpath closure extended (Jun 2013)

East Woodhay Society put on two plays/shows in Highclere village hall (Jun 2013)

Highclere's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations - a Photographic Record (May 2013)

Highclere Bells (May 2013)

Highclere Society Spring Golf Day - report and results (May 2013)

Highclere Society Summer Barbecue - preparations (May 2013)

Highclere broadband update (April 2013)

Results of Wine Quiz "Call My Bluff" (February 2013)

Diamond Jubilee Bench installed in churchyard (February 2013)

The Christmas Charity Walk 2012 raised £450 for charity (January 2013)

2012

90 members enjoyed a fantastic night of Motown music (December 2012)

Report on the Society's 2012 AGM (December 2012)

Hampshire Broadband Programme (December 2012)

"Twinned with Downton Abbey" Yellow Road Signs (October 2012)

Autumn Golf Day - Abandoned! (October 2012)

Pride in our Parish - more updates (September 2012)

Highclere Film Club 2012/13 programme (September 2012)

Pride in our Parish - update on various projects (July 2012)

Update on Highclere Film Club (July 2012)

400 people enjoyed our Diamond Jubilee Picnic Party (June 2012)

Report on the Highclere Parish Annual Assembly (May 2012)

Over £700 raised at Living Paintings Charity Concert (May 2012)

Do you want a local youth group? (May 2012)

Spring Golf Day at Test Valley Golf Course - report (April 2012)

Defribrillator Training - report (April 2012)

Pride in our Parish update (April 2012)

Concert by Watership Cantabile in aid of Living Paintings (April 2012)

"Call My Bluff" - a report on the wine quiz evening (February 2012)

Living Paintings (our 2012 charity) presents Indigo Rock at the O2 (February 2012)

Faster Broadband - but your vote is needed! (February 2012)

Happy New Year: carol singing report (January 2012)

The Annual Village Christmas Charity Walk 2011 - report (January 2012)

Pride in Our Parish - progress report (January 2012)

2011

Report on the Society's 15th birthday party (December 2011)

Report on the Society's AGM (December 2011)

Annual Village Christmas Walk - details (December 2011)

Salt Bins and Litter - information from the Parish clerk (November 2011)

Golf Day - report on the golf day held at Sherfield Oaks (November 2011)

Society's AGM - bullet points (November 2011)

We celebrate our 15th birthday with a Broadway themed evening (July 2011)

Highclere Film Club raises money from Waitrose green disc scheme (July 2011)

Local Wildlife Trust programme - we are members (July 2011)

New priest moves into Highclere (July 2011)

Highclere Society Golf Day at Weybrook (Apr 2011)

Report on 'Spot the Wine' quiz night (Feb 2011)

Christmas Charity Walk 2010 - 200 walkers raised £650 (Jan 2011)

2010

Cheque presented to Help The Heroes at AGM (Nov 2010)

Report on Society's Golf Day (8 Nov 2010)

Support Highclere Film Club (Autumn 2010)

Report on the successful summer hog roast (June 2010)

Report on crime prevention meeting (May 2010)

Report on Highclere Society Golf Day (May 2010)

Report on 25th Christmas Charity Walk (January 2010)

2009

Report on AGM Thursday 12th November (December 2009)

Highclere Society Golf Day (October 2009)

The Barn by the Shielings (September 2009)

Highclere Castle Walks (September 2009)

Penwood Forestry (September 2009)

Closure of Penwood Village Hall (September 2009)

A Great Hog Roast (July 2009)

Overhead Noise (June 2009)

Highclere Society Golf day (Apr 2009)

Highclere Castling Enabling development - next steps (Apr 2009)

Grant made to Highclere Film Club (Apr 2009)

Historic Walks Leaflet Produced (Apr 2009)

Pride in our Parish (Apr 2009)

Parish Council Still Needs Your Help (Apr 2009)

Red House Update (Mar 2009)

Air Traffic route (R41) Update (Mar 2009)

Highclere Church Safari Lunch is Back! (Mar 2009)

Greener Society - keep recycling (Jan 2009)

Over 140 Walk for the Stroke Association (Jan 2009)

Sad news - death of Phyllis Macklin (Jan 2009)

2008

Highclere Film Club - December film: Hairspray (Dec 2008)

Parish Council - recycling bins and parish plan questionnaire (Dec 2008)

Highclere Castle Enabling Development - result of members' survey (Dec 2008)

Pride in our village - what's happening; your ideas (Dec 2008)

Annual Christmas charity walk - Faccombe (Dec 2008)

Second Golf Day report (Oct 2008)

Annual General Meeting announcement (Oct 2008)

The Summer Fizz .. it really did go with a Fizz! (July/Aug 2008)

Picnic and Pimms .. as well as some Cricket! (July/Aug 2008)

Low Flying Over Highclere (July/Aug 2008)

Snippets & Cricket Match Announcement (June 2008)

Highcleresociety.org.uk website announcement (April 2008)

Red House Update (April and July 2008)

Circular walks around Highclere (April 2008)

Development in Pantings Lane (April 2008)

A343 Closure near Penwood crossroads (April 2008)

Alden Bridge closure: June - Sept 2008 (April 2008)

News from Other Groups - Kingsclere walk, Tesco's 'megashed' (Andover) (April 2008)

Night flights over Highclere (March 2008)

Fun for(wine) lovers at valentine's night 'Call my Bluff Wine' quiz (Feb 2008)

New walks project gets into its stride (Jan 2008)

2007

Highclere Society goes green (Dec 2007)

Boost for Penwood Village Hall (Dec 2007)