Beech Village News
Farewell to our Postie!
Although our Beech Village Postie, Linda Wells, officially retired on 6th July, we are delighted that she has accepted an invitation to join us as our special guest at the Village Social Evening on Friday 24th August when we plan to acknowledge her outstanding service to our community over the last 12 years, in an appropriate manner. Note that on this occasion this is NOT the last Friday of the month!
We feel sure that many grateful villagers would like to contribute to a farewell gift as part of our community “thank you”.
Four collection points have been arranged throughout the village. Your donation should be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Our Postie” and slipped through the letterbox, no later than Monday 20th August.
- Chris Brandon-Trye – 37 Wellhouse Road, Beech
- Bryan Harrison – No 3 Thedden Grange, Thedden
- Brian Wagstaff – 79 Medstead Road, Beech
- Peter Cox – 5 Kings Hill, Beech
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th August!
Would you like to be a museum guide*?
* or a Museum Reception Assistant, Gardener, Events Steward, etc.
You may have heard that the ‘Big Society’ (via the Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust) is taking over the running of the Curtis Museum and Allen Gallery in Alton from 1 July. If you’d like to find out more about getting involved and helping secure the future of these important local resources, please contact the Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust.
EHDC Launches New Community Website
Dedicated to East Hampshire community: www.easthampshire.org
They hope it will act as a hub for web users looking to find out what’s on in the region such as gigs, events, clubs and societies etc.
30mph Speed Limit Throughout Beech
At long last as a result of persistent lobbying from the Parish Council, a uniform 30mph speed limit has been introduced throughout the village. Whilst some issues remain such as the apparent lack of repeater signage on the Medstead Road section alongside the Forestry Commission land due to street lighting regulations, it is now up to residents to lead the way and observe the new limit themselves.