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Conscientious Objectors – a hundred years ago

Posted on Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:00am

In her incredibly well-researched talk in Buriton in June, Alison Wilcox explained how the introduction of conscription in 1916 led to some significant opposition and, in some cases, imprisonment.

Local tribunals were set up to hear applications from men who believed they should be exempt, either on the grounds of conscience but also for health, economic or family reasons.

Man with a scam

Posted on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:15am

East Hampshire District Council is warning residents about the risks of disposing of waste without using an approved carrier.

If someone dumps your waste illegally, the Council warns, you could be fined up to £400.

EHDC runs a bulky waste collection service and also has a list of approved carriers.

Phone 0300 300 0013 or visit the website www.easthants.gov.uk/flytip for more information.

 

Buriton Art Trail

This popular event returns on Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June 2017.

Local artists, amateur and professional are preparing for the 5th Buriton Art trail in this beautiful village nestled in the foot of the South Downs. The picturesque setting offers six venues, within easy walking distance with a vast range of art and crafts.

There are two pubs ready to provide lunches and refreshments, an RT Café in the village hall serving teas and homemade cakes.

During the weekend there will be art demonstrations, an opportunity to try your hand at some pottery and watch Ram’s Walk sculptor Any Cheese sculpt a willing sitter.

Buriton Art Trail

This popular event returns on Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June 2017.

Local artists, amateur and professional are preparing for the 5th Buriton Art trail in this beautiful village nestled in the foot of the South Downs. The picturesque setting offers six venues, within easy walking distance with a vast range of art and crafts.

There are two pubs ready to provide lunches and refreshments, an RT Café in the village hall serving teas and homemade cakes.

During the weekend there will be art demonstrations, an opportunity to try your hand at some pottery and watch Ram’s Walk sculptor Any Cheese sculpt a willing sitter.

Exploring the Dark Side of Buriton

Posted on Fri, 24/02/2017 - 5:37pm

About 40 people met at the Five Bells on Friday 17th February before enjoying the wonders of the thousands of stars that can be seen from the village using powerful telescopes and binoculars on the Recreation Ground

As part of a wider 'Dark Skies Festival', experts from the South Downs National Park Authority were on hand to point out all the constellations in a perfectly clear night sky.

The National Park's 'Dark Skies' officer, Dan Oakley, explained how Buriton sits in a crucial location in the new 'International Dark Skies Reserve': one of only eleven such reserves in the whole world.

Less than 10% of the UK population can see the beauty of a natural night sky full of stars and the south-east of England is the worst area of all.

Burglaries in Buriton: can you help?

Posted on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 2:28pm

There have been burglaries at two houses in Buriton very recently with jewellery and other valuables stolen.

If anyone has any information about either of the incidents, please call 101 and quote the relevant reference number, below:

On Friday 27th January there was a burglary in Kiln Lane when thieves forced open the front door in daylight during the morning. The reference number is 44170034175.

On Tuesday 31st January the burglary was at an address in North Lane. The perpetrators gained access by forcing a lounge window open between 7.45am and 4pm. The reference number for any information in relation to this incident is 44170039618.