We have been keeping an eye on the posters you have been sending us, and we will select the best one that we have seen for a prize.

To be eligible for the prize, the poster must be advertising an event in the parish of Old Basing and Lychpit.  As we ease our way out of COVID lockdown events are being submitted again.  The following is a list of the eligible poster for this period.

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theWI Summer Fete – 12th June

On Saturday June 12th is our Summer fair at the Lychpit Village Hall at 11am-3pm where anyone is welcome to have a look at and buy our delicious cakes and bakes, craft items and much more. This year we will be joined by the Old Basing and Lychpit Village Show who will be selling plants and encouraging you to enter the Show in September. Entry to this event is FREE, so do please pop along and support the organisations in the Village. The WI can take cash cheque or card payment but please bring cash for any plants that you might wish to buy.

St Mary’s Church Summer Festival – 25th/26th/27th June

The Summer Festival Team at St Mary’s Church are planning a weekend to celebrate the return of summer which will follow COVID guidelines to ensure a safe event. The weekend will commence on Friday, 25th June, at 7.30pm, with a short concert of popular favourites by Paul, St Mary’s Organist. (Please see separate item below).
From 11am to 4pm, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, a Summer Fete with stalls, barbecue, cream teas, refreshments and music will be held as restrictions allow on Saturday, while on Sunday there will be a more relaxed feel with the raffle and refreshments continuing.
Displays of what summer means to people will cheer the way around the outside of St Mary’s from Saturday, 26th June until Sunday, 4th July, giving everyone plenty of time to view. There will be an opportunity to vote for your favourite display until 3pm on Sunday, 27th June, with a small prize awarded to the winner.

Chineham & Sherfield Park Scarecrow Trail 24th & 25th July

Come and join Basingstoke and District Disability Forum (BDDF) on 24th – 25th July for this fantastic annual community event. ‘The Rolls Royce of Scarecrow Trails’ returns, local residents are busily constructing their entries which follow this years’ theme ‘Heroes and Villains’. Last year, we surpassed all expectations and the hundreds of families that attended enjoyed the 96 amazing entries over 2 trails which covered a total of 6 miles. This year all scarecrows will remain on display until 30th July, so everyone has a chance to complete the trail.
Saturday’s family activities will be based at Chineham Christ Church, then moving to Sherfield Park Community Centre on Sunday. These will include local craft stalls, refreshments, raffle and the fantastic team from ‘Pop Up and Play’ will be providing entertainment for the kids. For those coming from further afield, parking will be available at Four Lanes Community School.