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With thanks to the Lockerley Walking Group for sponsoring this issue of the newsletter.

Is your child due to start school for the first time in September 2021? 

Lockerley Primary School are holding Open Mornings on November 9th, 10th and 11th. This Autumn Term we have had to think differently about how we can give you the best opportunity to get to know our school and see whether the school could be the right one for your child.  At Lockerley, we will be producing a short film clip of our school with the children explaining what makes their school so special. We will also be offering to show around families individually so that we can get to know you and understand what you are looking for in a school for your child. We will be asking you to follow our risk assessment guidelines which we will explain when you make the appointment. Please call the school office to make an appointment 01794 34 04 85. It is worth noting that we only have 15 places for Year R in September 2021.  Applications open 1st November 2020 with deadline for applications 15th January 2021. Applications can be made at

British Red Cross Shop

The British Red Cross shop is reopening on Monday 19th October. It is situated at the rear of North Baddesley Village Hall, SO52 9DT. It sells second-hand clothes, bric-a-brac, books, bedding, curtains and kitchen equipment. Donations are welcome. We are not currently taking CDs, DVDs or soft toys. Welcome back after these hard times. 

Christmas Fair Trade Fayre

For the last 25 years we have held successful annual fundraising Christmas coffee mornings and this year it is going to be a little bit different. Not a coffee morning, but a coffee week, you might say! Please join us at Cyclops Cottage, Lockerley Green, SO51 0JN. From Monday 9th through to Friday 13th November, daily from 1000 – 1800 and Saturday 14th November 0930 – 1230. You can browse and choose some Christmas cards, decorations, wrapping paper, Advent calendars and candles, gifts, stocking fillers, scarves, bamboo socks, unusual gifts,  chocolates, home-made jams, jellies, chutneys and mincemeat and much more without having to brave the crowds. We will ensure all current Covid safety and hygiene guidelines are in place and no more than 5 guests attend at a time. Please book your hour slot in advance by phoning 017 94 34 09 93 and include friends who would like to attend with you. We will need to record names and details for track and trace. Entrance £2 includes a draw ticket - there will be a daily draw prize. Coffee and individually wrapped homemade cookies available. All proceeds will be shared between Lockerley Church and Traidcraft Exchange and the event also supports Oasis, Romsey, who kindly supply us with goods. If you would like to help in anyway or contribute a draw prize, please let Andy or Liz know. 

Thorngate Village Care Group

Thorngate Village Care Group, part of Good Neighbours Network, covers Lockerley, East Dean, East and West Tytherley. The Care Group has over 50 volunteers all DBS checked, insured and ready, willing, and able to help in so many ways. Just ring or email one of the coordinators below to arrange. We are back providing lifts for those unable to drive to doctors, hospitals and other important appointments, including oncology; please remember to wear your face mask! If you have a request for help, please contact one of the following coordinators:
Liz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 09 93; Peggy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 00 84; Fiona
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 10 98; Julie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 08 50; Mary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 017 94 34 02 23

 200 Club Winners

The winners for September were; Mrs Linda Hill £25; Mr Michael Perkins £25; Mr Michael Lee £20; Mrs Jenny Spicer £20

200 Club Subscription for 2021

No, it has not gone up - still £12 per person per annum! Any extra donations gratefully received! As I write it is still mid-October, but January 1st and renewal time will come around fast as usual. The Memorial Hall Committee are ever more grateful for the £1600 raised by the 200 club when the full number of 200 tickets are taken. If you do not already pay annually through the bank - would you, please reconsider and do it that way if you possibly can? Nothing will be taken until Jan 2nd. The arrangement must be in place before the end of December and you know how busy you will be then! Please ring me to get your number as the reference - or for a form if you want it on 017 94 34 08 67. If you really, absolutely cannot do it that way do not give up! Please write your cheque (£12 each person) to Lockerley and East Dean Memorial Hall and deliver it to me, as soon as you can, at Willingale House, Butts Green, SO51 0JG - behind "Richmond", Dunbridge corner of Butts Green. If you no longer wish to participate please let me know before the end of the year and I can try to fill your place. If you are a newcomer and would like to join (or rejoin) please ring me. At the moment, I am in the garden a great deal during daylight hours, so please leave a message. If you know someone who never reads this Newsletter - please pass on the message for me! I hope you will understand why all this is necessary. My age is so great (!) that it would be unwise for me to call at your door as I often have to do - and it is not at all likely that I would be able to collect at the Memorial Hall on Mondays and Thursdays in January either. Thank you very much in anticipation. Good Luck and Keep Well, Keep Safe, Carole Wooley.

Dragon's teeth at Butts Green, Lockerley

Lockerley parish council are pleased to advise that, by the time you receive this newsletter, work will have started to enclose Butts Green with dragons teeth.  This process has been a long time in the making but we now have the funds and resources available.  The reason for installing dragon’s teeth is to prevent incursions and further damage to the green.  The plan includes parking for approximately 30 cars and there will also be two gates at either end of the green to allow vehicular access to the green for village and school events. We have received some offers to donate trees and benches for the green, thank you.  It is our intention that these changes to the green will only serve to enhance the pleasure and safety of the green, for all to enjoy. The parish council have planned the car parking area primarily for the benefit of parents at the school and for village hall users.  The parking area is not intended for any business use.  The parish council do ask that anyone using the parking area adhere to the following conditions please, in order that the facility may benefit everyone:
1) No overnight parking
2) 4 hour maximum stay
3) Maximum weight limit of 1.5tons/1500kg
4) Parking needs to be perpendicular to the road

 Thank You Notes

Please accept this as a personal thank you for all the lovely messages, cards, flowers and goodies I received after my recent illness. I would also like to say a BIG thank you for the wonderful support I have received and am still receiving from so many.  Much love, Rosemary Walker

For Remembrance, you may wish to colour the poppy drawing in the print edition of the newsletter in and pop it in your window

£1140 was raised by Rosie Tugwell by cycling (on an exercise bike) to the Lake District. She finally made it and believes that she has thanked everyone individually who sponsored/donated towards the appeal. However, in case she missed anyone, she would now like to say how much she appreciated their support.