NEWS IN BRIEF
The Easter break has come and gone, and hopefully a well earned rest has been had by all (including myself).The warmer days and blue skies have returned also, and with it all the walkers around Holybourne seemed to have emerged, with dogs and pushchairs in tow. The ponds wooden visitor seems to have relocated itself in neat chunks outside the pond, creating a bit of a whiff, but nevertheless a good job done by all involved. Also, with all this talk of sunshine and movement (tenuous link I know), look out for all the runners in a fortnights time in the Alton Ten whizzing through the village, and over the next few issues of ‘What’s On’ of details of the Holybourne Summer Fest in early July..... get your pitches booked early, and get involved Holybourner’s !!
The lighter evenings will soon be upon us and evening walks over the fields and alongside Mr. TM’s garden are calling. About time I say, and so does my post Christmas waistline. The much missed big yellow object in the sky is making a happy return too, though the morning frosts are playing havoc with my spring flowers. Easter too, will soon be on us, and a welcomed break for one and all. I believe the saying goes 'make hay while the sun shines', so enjoy the brisk and bright weather, and roll on the summer.
Seems we have had our almost annual event of the white stuff, prettying up the fields and gardens around and about. All else seems calm so far in 2013, with no real news to report, other than the pond getting a wooden guest (some-time ago now), adding excitement for the ducks and geese. The traffic lights at the end of the village have suitably settled in. It feels like they have been there forever now. Enjoy Februarys updates ...
Merry Christmas one and all
A big virtual hug and good tidings to all you. It’s the time of year to reflect on things that have passed, plan for things to come, be grateful for all you and your loved ones have, and remember the less fortunate out there. I hope you all have a wonderful festive time and a happy New Year. ‘Webby-love’ to you all X
Also, for those interested (link below) is the online version of a Traffic Survey report which was carried out at the request of the HVA
‘Tis nearly the season to be Jolly
Another successful annual fireworks night at the cricket club has been had and enjoyed, as well as a poignant and moving Remembrance Day service, reminding us of the sacrifices made by our lost and serving, servicemen and women, who protect our shores. A huge ‘well done’ goes out to all the organisers of these events.
" Welcome villagers, and visitors, to the community website for Holybourne"
Holybourne lies to the eastern edge of the market town of Alton in the Wey valley and the rolling hills and vales of Hampshire. An hours journey through the countryside can take you to either Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Guildford, Basingstoke, Reading or even London.
Although Holybourne is an expanding community, village life for many years has, and still is, centred on the church, the village shop with its Post Office, the White Hart Public House and the village hall. The area is also well served by the Local WI, the Lions and Round Table and with about 1500 residents we are still small enough to care.