Whiteley parkrun gets off to an impressive start

Winchester City Council, in partnership with Meadowside Leisure Centre and Whiteley Town Council, has set up the first parkrun in Whiteley on Saturday mornings at 9am. parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5km run and is safe and easy for anyone to take part in no matter of their age or ability. It takes place […]

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden

The Jeremy Vine Texture Garden is one of five new ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May). The Texture Garden, designed by Matt Keightley, will appeal to our sense of touch. Soft, feathery grasses will be juxtaposed with sharp pine bushes. A wall […]

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden

The Jo Whiley Scent Garden is designed by Tamara Bridge, 2015 RHS Young Designer of the Year, and Kate Savill. The Garden is one the ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The theme of this garden is scent memories and the design duo have asked fragrance designer Jo […]

The Zoe Ball Listening Garden

The Zoe Ball Listening Garden is one of five new ‘BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens’ at the 2017 world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May). The Listening Garden, designed by writer, broadcaster and designer, James Alexander Sinclair, will feature three long water troughs with large steel trays full of gravel. As […]

City Council buys Winchester bus station

Winchester City Council has agreed to buy the freehold of the bus station site in central Winchester from bus operator Stagecoach. The investment ensures the future of bus operations in the city centre and will generate income through agreements with bus companies for continued use of the station. The City Council intends to make improvements […]

The Pop-Up Picture Company premiers with Chef Rick Stein

This summer heralds the launch of the Pop-Up Picture Company – creators of unique food and film experiences, all set in stunning locations – with chef Rick Stein headlining its first installment of movie nights. Entitled Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema. The cinema will ‘pop up’ at Chewton Glen Hotel from 9th July. Located on the […]

Chickens on the loose in Denmead

Children are being invited to explore Denmead Village Centre on Saturday 8 April by taking part in this year’s Denmead Chicken Run. The free, family event, taking place from 10am-3pm, involves participants hunting for chickens hidden around the village and also features community stalls, an Easter egg tombola, prize draw and craft activity. The hidden […]

A Cracking Reason to Eggs-plore Wickham this April

From Saturday 8 to Saturday 23 April, children visiting Wickham will be treated to a special Easter egg trail taking them around the Square and nearby countryside footpaths. The trail will also take in several local shops and teach children about the rich history of the medieval village with a number of questions about local […]

Andrew McIndoe honoured with Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS

Hampshire-based garden writer, broadcaster, designer and former Hillier Director, Andrew McIndoe, has been awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal, one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture. Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, presented Andy with the Veitch Medal at the prestigious RHS Awards ceremony in London, on Wednesday 22 […]

The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2017

On Wednesday 22nd February, butchers from across Hampshire gathered in Winchester to compete in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest was organised by not-for-profit local food group, Hampshire Fare, to celebrate the county’s talented butchers. The competition attracted an impressive 201 entries from 38 butchers. Contestants entered their products into thirteen […]