Harvest Celebration Success

Time stood still and the sun shone over Monxton & Amport last weekend as a Harvest Celebration took place!

Conceived as a simple but most effective plan by a few local village ladies to raise funds for good causes through the fruits of the local, bumper harvest. Mounted variably around the village, local folk were invited to ‘tour’ the various driveways to buy a vast range of healthy and nutritious produce kindly donated by local stores, farmers or prepared by the many local kitchen chefs!

Raising over £800 on the day was a considerable achievement which provided well-needed funds for the Village Hall, Church and the ‘School of Hope’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Perhaps even more noteworthy and rewarding however, was the opportunity to re-connect with friends and neighbours, many of whom had been housebound for much of the summer, in an open C19-compliant, informal and healthy manner. A priceless opportunity which remains critical to the wellbeing of all our communities. Such positive efforts are to be commended.

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Harvest Celebration: Blackberry Jams & Raffle Prize

Autumn Harvest Celebration

Please take the time to visit Windermere House, Chalkpit Lane on Sunday 20th September between 12 noon to 3pm where you will find a range of fresh local produce as well as superb home-made Blackberry & Gin Jam.  All proceeds raised will go to Monxton Church and the Village Hall.  Price: £3.50 per jar or 3 jars for £10.

 

 

 


Win a Hamper

Raffle Hamper

There will also be a raffle to win a fabulous hamper, kindly donated by Rosebourne in Weyhill. Tickets are just £1 and the draw will take place at 3pm.

 

Home Made Preserves: Sunday 20th

Jean Wood ‘s home-made preserves have traditionally been sold at the Open Garden Teas at the August Bank Holiday to raise funds for Monxton Church. As this could not happen this year home-made preserves, marmalades, jams and jellies will be sold in the drive of Fourways Cottage (at the crossroads), by kind permission of Mr & Mrs McCausland on Sunday, September 20th from 12 noon until 3pm as part of the Autumn Harvest Celebration.

Apple Treats: Sunday 20th September

Home Made Apple Butter and Monxton Apple Juice

These two delicious treats will be for sale at Lodwick, on the corner of High Street and Chalk Pit Lane on Sunday 20th September, 12 noon to 3pm, as part of the Covid-compliant, socially-distanced Autumn Harvest Celebration.

Apple Butter is made of apples, a little sugar, a squeeze of lemon, cinnamon and cardamom, then roasted long, low and slow (around 7 hours at 140°c) until they are concentrated and the consistency of butter.  Truly delicious on hot, buttered toast or with cheese.  Nicola Dunning has been making Apple Butter for a month now, selling it to raise funds for the Mama Paulina School of Hope in Kenya.  £800 raised so far, the aim is to reach £1,000.  Price: just £5 per jar.

Our Monxton Apple Juice, has been pressed and bottled especially for this event by Kimpton Apple Press.  Price: £3.50 per bottle or 3 bottles for only £10.  All profits to go to Monxton Church and Village Hall.  It is delicious!

It’s been a bumper year for apples!

Theft Alert in Monxton

A number of properties in the High Street and Chalkpit Lane had their garages and sheds broken in to in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 22 August 2020.  Garden machinery and tools were taken.  If you have been broken in to, or if you have any information or CCTV footage, please report it to the police on 101 or at www.hampshire.police.uk

 

 

Updated Village Hall Planning Application

Updated East Elevation

Updated South Elevation

Updated Floor Plans

VILLAGE HALL: PLANNING APPLICATION FOR DEMOLITION AND ERECTION OF REPLACEMENT VILLAGE HALL

Following comments on the planning application updated drawings have been submitted to show less glass and more privacy for hall users. The extra cladding on the east (road) elevation allows for an improved layout of the hall, with the more private hall area (which we envisage will be used for meetings, classes etc) to be at the rear of the building. The community area, which will hopefully incorporate a cafe/meeting area, will be to the front (road side) of the building.
Sliding shutters have been added to the south elevation, overlooking the paddock, which will allow shading or privacy to be altered as required by users.

The full planning application and drawings can be seen online here and enter the planning reference: 20/00807/FULLN

Please do add your comments and also please note that the more letters of support there are the better the prospects of winning a CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) and other grants.

St Mary’s Church, Monxton

St Mary’s Church will be open this and subsequent Sundays for private prayer with necessary precautions put in place. The PCC has decided not to hold public worship at present, but this will be regularly reviewed as things develop.

Just to update you on the roof appeal:
So far, we have had over £9,000 in donations and we have the promise of a grant of £4,000 from the Historic Churches Trust when the work is completed. The final cost will be in excess of £20,000.
We were hoping this work would have been completed in April but for obvious reasons the contractor was unable to start. We are hoping to get work underway in September this year.
Many thanks for your support.
Monxton PCC