Extras – March 2022

This is an index into the articles that didn’t make it into the printed magazine for March 2022. Extras – March


Basingstoke Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

There were 55 members at the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship meeting held on 2nd February who were welcomed by the Chairman, David Cowling. The Secretary, Tony Brazier, then gave details of the forthcoming trips planned for this year and reminded everyone of the AGM to be held at the next meeting in March to be followed by lunch at the Conservative Club. .. Read More

Basingstoke Dean Rotary

Royal Marines at the Anvil  – The afternoon of Sunday 30th of January saw us hosting the The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines for our 13th ‘nearly annual’ concert. It was very good to be able to welcome them after a 2 year break and they were on great form, with an excellent and varied programme that particularly showcased solos … Read More

Basingstoke u3a

Happy and healthy together as spring takes hold, our members emerge cheerfully from winter and lockdown. We’ve all had a difficult two years, and keeping ourselves cheerful, and out and about, hasn’t been easy for everyone. But the days are lengthening, the temperature’s rising, and our outdoor groups are flexing their muscles and getting ready to enjoy 2022. Read More

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Winter into spring is a wonderful time to see wildlife, and birds especially. As the cold grip of the Arctic winter takes hold on the lakes, pools and marshes of Northern Europe and Russia, huge numbers of swans, ducks and geese retreat to the relative warmth of the UK. The UK’s lakes, rivers, reservoirs and coasts offer a winter home to an estimated 2.1 million ducks!  Read More

Probus – Hears How a Piece of String Connects to H-Bomb Test

There will be many readers from the older generation who remember the nuclear bomb tests in 1957/8 that took place in the remote South Pacific on Montebello Islands, Malden Island and perhaps more famously, Christmas Island. David Stiles, the speaker at the latest meeting of the Probus Club of Basingstoke … Read More

Romsey Community Services (RCS)

RCS are running two free Childcare/Parenting online courses (via Zoom). Read More

Southern Co-op

Food to be sold past “best before” date.  Hampshire Convenience stores across Hampshire will be selling selected products past their ‘best before’ date as it relates to quality, not the safety of the product.  With the aim of keeping more food in the human food chain, Southern Co-op has expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint initiative with products being reduced to just 20p. Read More




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