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Fireworks!

It’s that time of year again (or should that read “it’s one of those times of year again”?) Times when for night after night, the peace is shattered by loud bangs at any and all hours, and many pets are reduced to trembling bags of nerves.  A lady by the name of Julie Doorne set up a Change.org petition to get the laws on the sale and use of fireworks updated.  To date, her petition has collected over 660,000 signatures, well on the way to the next target of one million. Continue reading

Alison’s Funeral

Alison’s daughters, Heather and Fiona, have circulated details of the funeral arrangements. Because of COVID-19, numbers attending are extremely limited so if you have not received an invitation from the family then please do not attend the crematorium.

However, we are all welcome to line the route of the cortege as it passes through the village, and to view the live webcast so please feel free to pass this information on appropriately.

On Monday, 19th October, at approximately 1.30pm the cortege will leave Southerly, in Chilworth Ring, and make its way towards Southampton Crematorium via Hadrian Way, Heatherlands Rd, Chilworth Rd, Chilworth Roundabout and Bassett Green Rd. Continue reading

Alison Finlay

It’s extremely sad to have to report the passing of one of our village’s best-known and well-loved characters. For some years now Alison Finlay has been the Test Valley Borough Councillor for Chilworth and it’s hard to imagine that anywhere has ever had a more active, conscientious and diligent councillor. She also spent many years in a parallel role as a parish councillor, chairing the PC for some time when the previous incumbent became too sick to carry on. Continue reading

It’s not too late!

That’s the theme of the tennis club’s membership drive. Because of COVID-19, Chilworth Tennis Club was unable to hold its annual Open Day this year.  That doesn’t mean to say that they’re not looking for new members though.  Please read on for more details, including much reduced membership fees and a downloadable application form. Continue reading