Ugly Duckling Pop-Up Pub 22 December

The inaugural pop-up pub night last Friday was a huge success with well over 70 people attending. Everyone agreed it was very enjoyable and very sociable, with a lovely mix of people from across both Monxton and Amport. We raised just over £200 for the village hall from the profits.

As everyone who attended said they would like the Ugly Duckling to become a regular fixture, the next pub night is planned for Friday 22 December. Since this will be the last day before the Christmas break for many people, we hope that you will come and join for a Festive drink or three.

The evening will start earlier, at 6pm, so children can also attend. Put the date (Friday 22 December)  in your diary and there will be more details to follow soon…

Puppy Training Classes

The Running With Dogs Company will be starting its first six-week puppy training course in Monxton & Amport Village Hall, starting this Friday 3rd November to Friday 8th December. Classes are from 6.15 to 7.15pm

The training offers positive reinforcement clicker-based training to the pet dogs of Monxton and the surrounding areas.

Adam Baxter is a qualified dog trainer APDT (Association Of Pet Dog Trainers).

In January Running With Dogs will be offering a new puppy course and a follow-on course for older dogs who want to continue learning.

For further information please contact Adam on 07766 431 242 or via our Facebook page, The Running With Dogs Company.

Bonfire & Firework Displays

fireworks-LOTIStay safe this bonfire night by taking your family to one of the organised bonfire and firework displays in our area.

Abbotts Ann – 5th November 2017
Bulbery Playing Field
5.30pm-9.00pm. Free Parking
Family Ticket £15 – 2 Adults and 2 children under 16 (£20 on the night)
Adult Ticket £5 Child £4
Tickets on sale in the Village Shop, The Eagle Pub and Abbotts Ann Primary School Office

Andover Golf Club, Andover – 4th November 2017
Gates Open 5.30pm. Fireworks Time 7pm. Parking available
Tickets £6 per person or £20 for a family of 4. Under 5’s go free. Tickets can be brought on the night or in advance. Call 01264 358040
Hot, cold, alcoholic drinks and food will be available

Bourne Valley Pick Your Own, St Mary Bourne – 4th November 2017
Gates open at 4 o’clock
Tickets £4 /head, £5 /head on the night – pre-school children are free
Pre-booked tickets from the PYO Shop and St Mary Bourne Village Shop
There will be a children’s display at 6pm and the main event at 7 30pm
Food, drinks, glowsticks and entertainment.
Remember a torch for the walk to and from the car

Looking Up – new church service – Sunday 15th October

You are invited to

“Looking UP”

a new service at Monxton church

finding God – being found by God


Sunday 15th October 4pm
3.45pm: hot chocolate and doughnuts
4.00pm-ish: worship begins
4.45pm: home time!

We want you to feel welcome and at ease – so no dressing-up, no books – (everything on data projector)

Featuring: “Strictly Doughnut”: can your dad eat one without licking his lips? And what has this to do with the love of God?

And if we don’t laugh a lot we’ve missed out on the nature of God

See YOU there 

PS keyboard, sax and guitar band. Would you like to join in? (any age)

Matthew – 07960 299 434 and 

Monxton vs Amport Sporting Challenge – Sunday 17 September


Monxton vs Amport: summer sporting challenge – Sunday 17 September, Amport Green, 2.30pm
The next Monxton vs Amport sporting head to head has been decided! A rounders/ baseball competition on Amport Green. Sunday 17th September, starting at 2.30pm.This will be very much a family event with the idea to have an U10’s game & then another game for everyone else.

The tally stands at 1-1. So will it be Monxton or Amport who shine on the pitch & take the lead… we will have to see…

Just turn up to take part in some friendly competition.☀️🌳

Ride & Stride 9 September

More than 30 Counties throughout England (and more recently Wales) are involved in the sponsored Ride and Stride.

This takes place on the second Saturday of September between 10am and 6pm.

This year the date is 9th September 2017

You can cycle, walk, run, or ride to raise money for the region’s historic churches and chapels of all denominations. Participants seek sponsorship to visit as many churches on the yearly list as they wish. They plan their own route and set their own speed. The money raised by each participant is equally divided between the historic churches trust in their region and the church of their choice.

This year David Baugh will be cycling to raise money for our local church, St Mary’s Monxton.

Please support St Mary’s by sponsoring David by telephone on 710641 or via