Fancy a takeaway? It’s a foodie special edition of Petersfield’s Morning Report as we support local businesses who will provide carry-out and delivered food across this weekend.

We also meet Sarah Heyworth of the Petersfield-based skills matching company Local Treasures and learn about Coeliac from nutritionist Dominique Ludwig.

The programme is presented by Suzie Wilde in Sheet and Noni Needs in Liss.

Send information to or 01730 555 500.

We share information with the Petersfield Coronavirus Resource Hub, the Petersfield Voluntary Care Group and other local agencies.

Information transcript

East Hampshire District Council’s bulky waste collection service will resume on Monday.

Restrictions will be in place, however, to ensure the safety of residents and the collection crews. Once booking is complete, you will be asked to leave your items outside your property on a specified day.

Limited booking will be available, with a review taking place on a fortnightly basis.

Bulky waste bookings can be made by calling 01730 234 295. For more information visit the link at

Petersfield Town Council has issued an update on the status of the open spaces it manages:

All gated play areas remain closed; as are the skate park and car park at Love Lane; the Bell Hill car park is also closed; as are the boardwalk, toilets and boating facilities at the Heath. However, the Heath car parks are open, and anglers need to follow advice from the Heath Pond Association before dipping their lines – call 07920 102 623.

The tennis courts at the Avenue are partially open – just courts two and four, currently – as are the basketball facilities at both The Avenue and Woods Meadow. Keep checking the town council website for up-to-date information.

New online resources have been created by Hampshire County Council’s careers specialists, Hampshire Futures, for young people heading towards school leaving age or moving on to college or training in September.

It has developed a wide range of new online careers information on its ‘Your Future’ website, including details of sixth form and college careers contacts and the arrangements being made for virtual interviews and open events. 

The website is being updated regularly with online resources, frequently asked questions and careers-related videos and quizzes. The varied content is aimed at young people, parents, carers and professionals. and will support decision making and career planning; and help address any uncertainty young people may have about their next steps.

Students can also arrange a face-to-face careers guidance appointment with a member of Hampshire Futures, which can be conducted virtually. Any young person in Year 11 who would like to take up this opportunity should contact their school’s careers adviser or email And the link for the Hampshire Futures website is available in the transcript of this Morning Report, on our website.

Community groups have until the end of the month to apply for a share of £1million from East Hampshire District Council.

In 2019 the council set aside £1m over a three-year period to support local charities and organisations with grants of up to £25,000. Now in its second year, the application criteria have been changed to allow groups to fund projects that support the recovery from coronavirus.

Community groups can apply to the fund for a three-year funding agreement or for up to £25,000 for a one-off project to fit the following criteria:

  • Supporting positive mental health in residents, particularly in young people
  • Reducing social isolation in residents, in particular with older people
  • Supporting the recovery from coronavirus

For more information on the grants and how to apply, use the link on our website. I wonder if Petersfield Community Radio should apply … ?

Today’s first guest is a real local treasure … Sarah Heyworth. Or at least she runs a company called Local Treasures, which connects people who need home chores doing, with those who have the requisite skills.


Local Treasures website

Jack Darcy emailed to say his dog-walking service is fully up and running – or at least walking – for anyone who needs help during the continued restrictions and isolation.

He can also help with pet feeding, nail clipping and day sits and offers discounts for NHS workers. You can book Darcy’s Dog Walking service by email at or call  07889 874 926.

Bedales School has announced two further shows in its online series. The first is Driftwood, by Casus, which will run until May 21st. Driftwood is a circus show that does not let you forget that to feel is to be human and in a moment of danger, a grasping hold is survival. 

The second is the Summer Rock Show on Friday, June 26th, which, for the first time, is being created, performed and streamed online. The Rock Show has become a remarkable demonstration of the extraordinary talent and versatility of Bedales students and you can join its contemporary musicians as they play together across the globe in support of the school’s John Badley Foundation.

As previously, there are no fixed prices for these events as Bedales has created them with a ‘Pay What You Can’ ticket scheme. Visit for further information.

We’re currently bringing you a daily episode of the 60 Second Support series, helping you to look after your family’s mental health during these difficult times.

Today, let’s hear from Chloe Combi, who works with the Mix, the UK charity that provides free, confidential support for under-25s. And her topic is ‘Dealing With Conflict In Your Home’ …


60 Second Support with Heads Together is supported by the Audio Content Fund.

During National Mental Health Awareness week, which begins on Monday, pupils at Churcher’s College will not have to do any homework. It’s one way of helping to reduce stress and anxiety over deadlines.

Saturday is International Coeliac Day – and the gluten-free community will be celebrating as it links up across the world to share its experiences of living with coeliac disease and gluten free in these challenging times.

Please wear your Coeliac UK t-shirts, post about living with coeliac disease and gluten free at this difficult time, so we can enjoy a moment of shared experience through our very real and virtual communities. Recount your experiences by posting to social media links shown on our website at

Twitter @Coeliac_UK

Instagram @Coeliac UK

Facebook @CoeliacUK

So we have a bonus guest this morning, in the shape of nutritionist Dominique Ludwig, who can help us with the all-important rebuilding up of strength post-coronavirus and offer advice for coeliacs … Welcome Dominique …


Dominique’s website is

Well, it’s a foodie special Morning Report today so standby for all the nosh news you need to get you through the weekend… ironically, always Suzie’s favourite part of the show.

Foodie special

It’s Friday and you’re bound to fancy a takeaway.

The TaiTong Chinese restaurant, in Chapel Street, opens for takeaways today. Check out

Alexandras Kitchen, at Durleighmarsh Farm, continues to offer frozen cooked meals. It’s open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and offers free local delivery for orders in excess of £30. Visit

Jake’s Artisan Foods, the producer of hand-cut free-range pork pies and scratchings, all hand-made in Petersfield, offers free delivery, secure order and online payment or even bank transfer. Visit for details.

Chinwags and the Folly Wine Bar offer a selection of hot food, all priced at £10 – which includes fish on Fridays. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

The Five Bells pub, in Buriton, is offering pub classics delivered hot to your door. Free delivery is available from 5 to 8.30pm, from Tuesday to Saturday; and 12 to 4pm on Sundays. Pay over the phone or cash on delivery. Take a look at the menu at

The Good Intent, in College Street, is offering a selection of favourite meals on a takeaway basis, Wednesday to Sunday, from 5 to 9pm. Check out its Facebook page or visit

The Pub with No Name, at Priors Dean, is offering a selection of takeaway burgers from tomorrow, from 5 to 8.30pm.

The burgers – including a vegetarian option – are served with a choice of chips or sweet potato fries and a bottle of cold beer, for £10 per portion. Check out its Facebook page for more details and send the pub a message if you’re interested.

The Old Drum says it is extending its take away food range… and this week’s specials include traditional Swedish meat balls with mash, picked cucumbers and lingonberries, Curry Chicken Pie, fish and chips, the famous Drum Burger , Spiced Chicken and a Viennese schnitzel. They’re open 7 days a week.

They also have a new detox smoothie range, pastries and hot drinks with savoury bites at lunchtime, home made baguettes and mud pie squiches

And The Old Drum is a pub of course so it also offers draught ales, lagers and wine to take away seven days a week.

La Piazzetta, the Italian restaurant in The Square, is open for collection or deliveries, from 5 to 9pm. To place an order either ring 01730 260 006 or send a message via Facebook.

Mother Kelly’s Fish and Chips, in Lavant Street, has reopened offering a simplified menu. From 4pm and payment by card only, please. 

Fez, the Turkish restaurant, in Bakery Lane, is offering both a takeaway and a delivery service. Call 01730 231 266 and view our menu online at

And, just around the corner from Fez, the vegan restaurant Earth is offering free delivery for customers in the town and small delivery fees for those outside of the area. Go online to to order or contact the team via Facebook or Instagram.

In Liss, the Jolly Drover, has a ‘bring a plate takeaway’ for £10. The website is and telephone number 01730 893 137.

The Madhuban Indian restaurant, in Liss, is open for takeaways – at <SPELL PLEASE> – but, additionally, it makes tubs of fresh home-made curry sauces, which are also available from the Bran Tub, in Petersfield’s Lavant Street. 

And, still in Liss, the Spread Eagle, is offering hot food for takeaway or delivery, lunchtime and evenings. Check out the website at for full details.


If you’re heading up the A3 this weekend you’ll want to know that it will be closed northbound from the Longmoor Junction, near Liphook, to Milford, from 9pm tonight until 6am on Monday. 

A signed diversion route will be in place but it does mean you’ll need to allow extra time for your journey. Looking ahead to next week, the same stretch will also be closed overnight from Monday to Friday. Jolly good … was that sarcastic enough?  

We have a sneaking feeling that the much-publicised traffic control in operation through Stroud and Langrish may be more phantom roadworks … please tell us if you know one way or another. We haven’t seen them.

So, with that in mind, forgive us if we remain sceptical about scheduled Hampshire County Council works which are supposed to take place early next week in Frenchmans Road. If they do materialise, there will be traffic control in operation.


Fine today, with some warm sunny spells after a chilly start. It should feel a little warmer than in recent days, helped by the lighter wind – to be fair it would be difficult not to feel warmer than Wednesday evening, even the frost put on a jacket then. And, sadly, it’s likely to be chilly again this evening. The maximum daytime temperature is 17°C.

The outlook for the weekend is fine, with sunny spells into Monday, with daytime temperatures starting to climb. Some chilly nights remain possible, but frost should become less likely.