Local History Project Meeting
Tuesday November 13th
Everyone welcome – whether you have been before or not
1. Brief review and discussion of recent activities
2. Men who fell in the First World War:
3. The Three Horseshoes and surrounding area
Fortunately Jane Hurst and Martin Morris will be with us.
I met a friend at the Three Horseshoes in East Worldham on Friday evening. It was the first time I had been since it has been given its new look.
It looked amazing – so much more welcoming – a great village pub. Blanche and Alex have done a great job of transforming the pub. Gone is the dated old carpet replaced by lovely wood floors, the whole place looks fresh and a place you want to visit.
Hope to visit again soon!
For more information on what’s happening visit the pubs website: http://www.3horseshoesalton.co.uk/
Worldham Parish Council resolved at its meeting on 10 May 2007 that the Parish should produce a Plan that would show what changes residents believe would improve the Parish, and what they would like retained. Such plans were encouraged in the November 2000 Rural White Paper.
The purpose of Parish Plans is to enable parishes to influence their future by detailing community concerns and preferences, and addressing them through agreed short and long term measures. In addition, these Plans will enable parishes to influence decisions by executive authorities, to the benefit of the affected communities.
A request for volunteers to form a Steering Committee for the development of the Worldham Parish Plan was made in the April 2007 issue of the King‘s World, the Parish magazine. In response to this request the Steering Group was formed, comprising Mary Trigwell-Jones, Keith Gordon, Tessa Gaffney, Mark and Philippa Penfold, Nick Tupper, Simon Butler and, initially Diana Barty-King, replaced by Ally Tidbury in February 2008.
The Steering Group first met in June 2007, and consulted with Giv Thornton of Community Action Hampshire in September 2007. A Likes/Dislikes Survey, to be completed by individuals, was carried out in the Parish in August 2007. 170 Surveys were returned and the results were published with the November issue of the King‘s World.
The results from this Survey formed the basis for the Questionnaire which, with guidance from officers of East Hampshire District Council, Community Action Hampshire and comments from a pilot exercise‘ within the Parish, was developed during 2008, and distributed to all households in the Parish in October. Out of the 151 Questionnaires distributed, 93 were completed, 73 from East Worldham, 9 from West Worldham, 7 from Hartley Mauditt, and 4 from the households in Hartley Mauditt on the B3006.
The Steering Group analysed the raw data, and reported the facts to parishioners via a booklet enclosed with the King‘s World issue for April 2009. The Group then held a well attended Open Meeting with a wide cross-section of parishioners on 23 April 2009 to discuss the results from the Questionnaire.
Members of the Steering Group identified the actions from the Questionnaire that required attention for the Action Plan, and drafted the supporting narratives. The Group agreed immediate implementation of some of the non-controversial actions. Notification of this Draft Parish Plan were issued with the March 2010 copy of the King‘s World, and a meeting with the Parishioners to discuss the draft was held on 26th April 2010.
The Steering Group would like to record their thanks to the following for their patience and understanding in assisting the Group in its task, which was almost wholly new to all of them: Giv Thornton, Chris Paterson, Jo Dixon, Jane Hurst, Linda Munday.
When reading this Parish Plan, it is important to remember that the views, perceptions and concerns of people living in the three villages will vary, and that the predominant population in the Parish is in the village of East Worldham. The Members of the Steering Group took this into account, as best they were able, when drawing conclusions from the results of the Survey and the Questionnaire and writing this Plan.
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The Worldham Choir celebrated it’s 21st Birthday with a concert in the Church at East Worldham last month, attended by almost a churchful of audience. Many former choir members, some of whom had moved to distant counties, returned to join the celebrations. The program consisted of religious and secular choral music chosen by the choir members to represent their most favoured works. About £500 was collected for the church, which was most generous and -welcome.
The choir would always welcome new members, particularly Tenors and Basses. It meets every Monday evening at 8 p.m
in the home of it’s conductor, Robin, who would be please to discuss membership on 01420 82712 or 07811 466 722.