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
The next Chilworth Moviola showings have been scheduled. They are:
|Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Thu, 12th July
For more information, including trailers and how to obtain tickets, please go to the Moviola Programme page.
Don’t forget that Bassett Avenue, between the Chilworth roundabout and Winchester Rd, will be fully closed from 8pm-6am from Monday, 30th April for up to five nights. This is to allow anti-skid surfaces to be added at the three pedestrian crossings.
The Annual Parish Assembly will take place at Chilworth Hall on Thursday, 3rd May at 8.00pm, immediately following the monthly Parish Council meeting which starts earlier in the evening. All Chilworth residents are cordially invited. Hear the reports of your local councillors at county, borough and parish level, and participate in the Open Forum which is intended as an opportunity for you to have your say on local issues. The full agenda is here.
The local Inner Wheel group is putting on a charity lunch at Chilworth Hall on Thursday, 26th April to raise money for SPANA, the charity that cares for working animals in the poorest countries in the world. Tickets are just £10 per person, and full details can be found on this flyer. Continue reading
Residents who drive Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) or similar may be interested to know that Southampton City Council now provides thirty free (for an introductory period) charging points spread across five of its multi-storey car parks in the city. Read all about it here.
(Per Southampton City Council) Phase one of the Bassett Avenue works, taking place between Winchester Road and Chilworth Roundabout, has been completed a few days ahead of schedule, despite the snow and ice last week. As a result Bassett Avenue was reopened both ways from 6am this morning (Friday 9 March).
Phase two of the work to resurface Bassett Avenue overnight will go ahead as planned from 8pm Monday 12 March. The resurfacing will require the full closure of Bassett Avenue in both directions between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday for up to three weeks.
In addition to studying law, Chilworth resident Jasmine Sandhu is proving to be something of an entrepreneur. Having discovered a passion for dance at a very early age, she has already met success when organising Bhangra/Bollywood Fusion dance classes in Southampton. Now she is set on repeating that by putting them on at Chilworth Hall, starting on 9th February.
In her own words: “I decided to start my dance business last summer and it’s gone really well – it pulled the Southampton community together, and we feel like a family. I aim to promote equality, diversity, mental wellness as well as physical fitness. Seeing happy faces and knowing how much students enjoy my class is the best feeling – dance is everything to me! It’s especially satisfying when parents tell me how much confidence their children have gained, as I can empathise with that from my own experience.”
Find out more, including how to contact Jasmine, by visiting her her business’s website.
On Mothers Day (11th March) Rochelle Parks and Sally Wilkinson will be putting on a family Yoga event at Chilworth Hall. Rochelle normally puts on Sunday Flow & Chill sessions at the Hall, but this is a little different. Sally is a specially trained children’s Yoga teacher and she will lead a fun storytelling Yoga sequence. The event is open to adults and children (the latter should ideally be 4+ and able to focus for an hour)
£6.50 per person. For more information e-mail Rochelle or call her on 07716 410799.
Member of Yoga Alliance Professionals
Chilworth residents may be interested to know about some motorway closures that will take place soon to facilitate resurfacing and ‘smartening’ of the M27. As you’ll see from the letter here, diversions will push traffic onto the A27 through Chilworth. The poor standard of English grammar employed leaves the message open to interpretation. The first two closures are clearly overnight lane closures only. It’s not entirely clear that the subsequent four week complete closure eastbound and four week complete closure westbound are also overnight only. We must hope so, or else February and March would be good months to be away on a cruise!