The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

After 15 weeks indoors, Joff Lacey and the newly coiffured Claire Vennis are finally out and about in the Petersphere. The 39th edition of the P pod comes to you from the sun-kissed garden of The Old Drum on Chapel Street.

This week Claire and Joff celebrate their freedom by talking travel and holidays with Meon Valley Travel’s Nicki Lahiri.

Nicki Lahiri speaks to Joff

Dean Lowe, manager of The Old Drum explains how they coped during lockdown and what their plans are now their doors are open. And Joff speaks to the Petersfield Post’s chief reporter Jon Walker about the biggest talking point in the town at the moment – street restrictions and parking.

Dean from The Old Drum talks to Claire and Joff
Jon Walker and Joff Lacey

We also have another chief – Good Morning Britain’s chief correspondent Richard Gaisford in conversation with young reporter Nina Vennis.

Noni Needs receives a surprise doorstep visitor, Suzie Wilde takes some time out to reflect on a Wilde Walk, Alan Cosh has hints and tips to save you dosh, as well as a Mindful Moment with Helen Adams, a money moment with Martin Bamford and the history of the Corn Exchange is revealed by Ryan Watts from Petersfield Museum.

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This weeks edition of the P pod was produced and edited by Stephen Martin, with vocal coaching provided by Sarah Martin. Pictures by Lucy Davies