Chilworth Village Fete

The 2019 Chilworth Village Victorian Country Fête will take place on Saturday, 8th June from 2pm-4pm at Fowlers Walk between St Denys church and Chilworth Community Centre (not Chilworth Hall).  Click on the poster for details of all that’s on offer: suffice to say there’s something for everyone, young or old.  All proceeds will go to St Denys Church and the Southampton Sunday Lunch Project.  Donations of raffle prizes or for the stalls will be gratefully received by Barbara Philip (07764 313 739) or Wendy Doherty (07584 245 073).

Tennis Club Open Day

tennis1Chilworth Tennis Club is having an Open Day on Saturday, April 6th 2019, from 10.00am until 12.30pm.  Download the flyer here.  Come and meet existing members and other newcomers, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake! There will be a coach in attendance giving free tips to kids and adults alike. Old members and new will be able to join on the day.  If you can’t make it, just send an email to the club and someone will be in touch to answer your questions and help you join.  Payments for membership can be made by BACS if joining online, otherwise by cheque / standing order. Continue reading

Guide Dogs – help needed

You may already know that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a centre in Chilworth. Staff there are once again looking for local volunteer boarders willing to care for and provide temporary homes for trainee guide dogs.

Things are different this time from previous appeals. For a roughly six-month period, a dog would be collected from your home on weekday mornings, and delivered back to your home the same evening. The dog would stay with the volunteer evenings and weekends. All training, support, food & equipment is provided. 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

Tennis Club Open Day

tennis1Chilworth Tennis Club is having an Open Day on Saturday, April 14th 2018, from 10.00am until 1.00pm.  Download the flyer here.  Come and meet existing members and other newcomers, have a cup of tea and a slice of cake! This event is open to all, and it will be possible to join on the day.

For more information enquire by e-mail.  Some additional information about the Tennis Club is available here.

Motorway Closures

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!