Roadworks

For the next fourteen weeks or so, access to Chilworth from the Stoneham direction may be problematic.  There are major works at the junctions of Stoneham Lane, Stoneham Way and Thomas Lewis Way.  Full details are on Southampton City Council’s website, here.

Also… between now (starting with the weekend of 29-30 September) and January 2020 there will be a series of major disruptions caused by the demolition and rebuilding of the bridges that carry the A3057 Romsey Rd over the M27 between J3 & J4. More detailed information can be found on the Highways England website here.

Do you ever shop online?

If the answer is yes, then the next question is: Have you heard of AmazonSmile? This is a recent initiative from Amazon that enables you to raise money for your chosen charity every time you buy something.  It’s nothing to do with discounts or surcharges.  It’s just that Amazon chooses to return some of its gargantuan profits in a way that we can exploit, or not, as we choose. Continue reading

Help Guide Dogs for the Blind

You may already know that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a centre in Chilworth. Staff there are currently on the lookout for those who would be prepared to be ‘committed volunteers’ willing to care and temporary homes for trainee guide dogs.

For a ten-week period, a volunteer would need to be able to drop the dog at the centre on weekday mornings, and pick it up again at the end of the working day. The dog would stay with the volunteer over the weekends. Continue reading