local stories & local voices
An evening of Epic Comedy to fundraise for Newman Collard Park
Strange Fruit Jazz Club are bringing a jazz festival to Petersfield next year.
Donna Jones talks about anti social behaviour
The P pod comes from Bell Hill on a soggy evening at the Petersfield Fireworks event.
Claire and Joff chat to members of the Petersfield Roundtable, who worked painstakingly, and in atrocious conditions, to organise another fabulous night. They also meet the compares for the evening, stall holders and visitors to the event and, despite the weather, it went off with a bang!
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – so we are warming ourselves with some Remarkable drinks from East Meon and some warming ales. Along the way we will look at the rare grape Romartin, discover the mistake that was the making of Guiness and Mags talks to a winemaker in Horndean who is either a very small vineyard or a very big hobbyist!
Bedales School has been in the national press in regard to its recent decision to abandon GCSEs except for English and Maths. Jack Finch chats to head teacher Will Goldsmith about why he believes this is for the best and what they are doing instead.
Breed enthusiast and gun dog trainer, Barbara Brown introduces the wonderfully named Oberon, who goes by the more informally Obie. He’s a Clumber Spaniel, which is the largest English spaniel, and is a vulnerable breed.
It’s a bit squelchy outside, and on a chilly Autumnal morning Claire and Steve are back at the Adhurst Estate Allotment. In this episode, there’s advice for planting garlic, shallots and tulip bulbs, adding water butts and trees to your gardening space and bringing the outside in for gorgeous autumnal displays.
Joining them is Laura Bower from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species with advice for looking after wildlife this time of year and expert basket maker and willow weaver Mollie McMillen from her East Hampshire workshop.
After last week’s award’s show, it’s back to real life in the Petersphere. Joff and Claire have divided – and hopefully conquered – this week with a selection of audio from around the town.
Find out what the furthest thing you can see in space with the eye is in this month’s Sky Watch – but you’ll need the help of a winged horse and a princess too.
It’s also the month when there are more shooting stars about with meteor showers increasing towards the middle of the month. Definitely worth a look if you get the opportunity.
Find out more in this month’s Sky Watch.
“Oyez, oyez, oyez!” A warm welcome to Rye for Petersfield Town Crier Faye Thompson’s first national competition
The East Sussex town of Rye hosted the 70th National Town Criers’ Championship. Petersfield’s very own Town Crier Faye Thompson took to the podium in her first competition. We were there.
The sale of land around the village raises the prospect of further development proposals near Buriton.
The perfect setting for a Halloween event. The shop joined forces with neighbouring Chapel Street Vintage & Antiques to run a suitably scary fundraiser for the Town Mayor’s chosen charities.
The lead statue is back in the saddle again at the centre of Petersfield town.
Donations are being made in Petersfield and the villages for this year’s poppy appeal ahead of Remembrance Sunday.