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the P pod
Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey are at large around the Petersphere to meet the characters of our community and hear stories of local life.
Suzie Wilde and Tim O'Kelly
Suzie and Tim share their love of books, the joy of stories and the craft of writing with local authors.
The brighter gardening show
Claire Vennis and Steve Amos share advice and expertise from the beautiful settings of their Petersfield gardens and our local allotments.
The Local Showcase
Original music from local artists
Mandy P plays a selection of original tracks composed and performed by local musicians, and speaks to some of them.
Dogs with jobs
with Kate Fairweather
Meet the frontline workers of the canine world. Gold winner, best podcast in the 2022 Community Radio Awards.
Suzie Wilde & Raine
Inspirational walks in beautiful countryside around Petersfield with Suzie Wilde and her labrador Raine.
Noni Needs and guests
Noni meets local people who share their treasured and original recipes with you. Bronze winner, best podcast in the 2022 Community Radio Awards.
with Phill & Mags
Celebrating all things quaffable with tips, recommendations, information and interviews with winemakers, retailers and restaurants.
Local arts & entertainment
Laura Sheppard meets the local people who drive Petersfield’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
Rise & Shine
Weekdays from 6am
James, Emily, Blake, Alan and Noni know the brighter way to start your day. Wake up to Petersfield voices, great music and local information every weekday.
Environment and sustainability
Young people from the Petersfield area explore the environmental issues that matter to them.
local stories & local voices
It’s St Patrick’s Day – what better day than to hear from a dance caller
It’s St Patrick’s Day today, so what better day is there to hear from a dance caller. Liz Scholey is a dance caller for all sorts of different styles of dancing, as well as a dance teacher, and is calling the dancing at the St Patrick’s celebrations which are fundraising for The Rosemary Foundation.
Liz is talking to Laura Sheppard
Suzie’s Wilde Walk – Struck by Covid
Suzie is struck by the dreaded Covid
The Petersfield In Bloom 2023 Competition Launches
Petersfield In Bloom, the flower growing and display competition, has launched for 2023 and is supported for the first time by the gardening podcast Growing Together.
With 13 categories, including 2 new ones this year: ‘Grow Your Own’ and ‘Special 2023 Coronation Theme’, Kathryn Ellis-Blandford from the town council spoke to Growing Together presenter Claire Vennis about the competition in more detail.
Bright flowers and a blooming start for a new local business
It’s a mater of months since Maia’s Flowers opened for business in Petersfield. We hear how it’s going in the Lavant Street shop during the lead up to what’s expected to be a busy weekend!
the P pod – Petersfield personalities – 13 March 2023: Annual Town Meeting
This week the P pod brings a special edition from the Petersfield Annual Town Meeting at the Festival Hall.
Joff and Claire speak to Mayor Peter Clist, along with representatives from the Mayor’s chosen charities – The Kings Arms Youth Project and Petersfield Food Bank – and recipients of the Mayor’s Awards.
Compost Week UK – Composting With Petersfield’s Community Garden
It’s Compost Week UK, March 13th-19th. Petersfield’s Community Garden chair Sue Edberg explains the various ways compost is made at the garden and volunteer Sue Dillon encourages more families to come to the garden on Saturday mornings.
Petersfield’s new police station
Petersfield will get a new police station in the town centre, promises the Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones.
Suzie’s Wilde Walk – Walking to Work
Walking to Work
Grow Cut Flowers with Award-winning Hampshire Gardener, Helier Bowling
Hampshire-based gardener Helier Bowling won 5 stars for her cut flower garden on the Alitex stand at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last July.
Claire Vennis from gardening podcast Growing Together met Helier in her greenhouse to find out where her love of growing flowers started, what flower seeds she likes to grow and how she’s broken her own growing rule!
The Petersfield school that’s received a glowing report
Staff at a Petersfield school are being praised in an official report. The independent schools inspectorate found Churcher’s College to be excellent in a new assessment of its operations.
Petersfield’s Turner’s pies celebrate British Pie week
How do you celebrate British Pie week? With a pie. Luckily, Petersfield hosts a champion pie maker shop.
The high-viz is out & it’s a spring clean for East Hants
In the run up to the annual Great British Spring Clean work is already underway across East Hants & you can take part too!
Music Madness as Ward Thomas drop fifth album
The talented Petersfield singer, songwriter, sister duo bring joy with Music In The Madness. Listen to their full interview here.
Energy costs continue to bite locally says Claire from Citizens Advice
Ahead of the chancellor’s budget we asked Claire Oughton of Citizens Advice what kind of enquiries her team is receiving from people in and around Petersfield. Claire explains the specific concerns around energy costs, getting access to benefits and how the Citizens Advice team can help with household budgeting.
Houseplant Takeover at RHS Wisley
There’s still time to see the Houseplant Takeover in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley, open until March 12th.
RHS Garden Manager Emma Allen describes some of the plants on display that make up the amazing ‘Deep Sea Dive’ exhibition to Shine Radio’s Claire Vennis, and looks forward to a new Orchid display coming soon.
News about our project
Petersfield’s Shine Radio – FAQs
All you need to know about Petersfield’s very own radio station.
Local media collaborates to bring Christmas joy to Petersfield doorsteps
The radio singalong takes place on Wednesday night and the Petersfield Post has printed all the words for the carols in this week’s edition of the paper.
Petersfield shines in national radio awards
Petersfield’s Shine Radio has been named as one of the top digital radio services in the UK in the 2021 Community Radio Awards.