Village News

WI - Feb 2021

Our last three meetings have taken place using Zoom – not everyone’s cup of tea, but we have had several members joining us,      See full story...

NW - WI November 2020

Our last meeting on Thursday 12th November 2020 was held by Zoom – we open Zoom at 7.00 pm to give members a chance to join and have a chat before we start the meeting at 7.30 pm. Our speaker kicked off our meeting – Jo South is a local artist living in Overton and she talked about how her interest in painting really started when she was studying in Canterbury where she painted her favourite pubs and scenes around the area – Jo’s interest is in architecture and her painting style of ink and watercolours beautifully reflect this.      See full story...

Lockdown #2 -North Waltham Covid19 Core Group

Following the governments announcement about Lockdown #2, this is a reminder that the North Waltham Covid19 Core Group is still operating. If you require any assistance with shopping, collecting medications, etc, we can be contacted on (email is the preferred route for communications): nwcovid19@gmail.com 0734-030-5938 An alternative number to contact is The Hampshire Coronavirus Support Helpline on 0333 370 4000. This helpline operates Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm. If you would like to join our Support Group of Volunteers please send us an email. Thank you and stay safe everyone North Waltham Covid19 Core Group      See full story...

WI - Oct 2020

Our last meeting on Thursday 8th October 2020 was held by Zoom – we open Zoom at 7.00 pm to give members a chance to join and have a chat before the meeting starts at 7.30 pm. We then had a very short business meeting followed by a very informal quiz which was enjoyed by all.      See full story...

NW WI - Sept 2020

North Waltham WI held its first Zoom meeting on the 10th September 2020. We started the Zoom half an hour before the official meeting start to allow members time to join at their leisure and we all had a good old chinwag – not the same as in person, but certainly an acceptable alternative.      See full story...

Covid-19 Core Group Update - August 2020

As reported in the last magazine, the Covid-19 Support Group was soft closed on the 1st August 2020. However, if anyone finds themselves in a situation and require our help with shopping, collection of medication, etc, then please contact either the mobile highlighted at the end of this article or preferably by email to NWCOVID19@gmail.com which is checked daily.      See full story...

NW WI - August 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from the National Federation of WIs and Hampshire County Federation of WIs. With the current restrictions regarding social distancing, we are unable to use the Rathbone Pavilion as it is not big enough for our numbers. We are, however, going to offer our September meeting via Zoom.      See full story...

COVID-19 Group - July 2020

This group was set up on the 15th March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we have supported many residents with shopping, delivery of papers, collection of prescriptions, having someone to talk to, etc. Over the past few weeks, the village has settled into a routine of members of the Covid-19 Support Group, friends and neighbours all watching out and helping each other wherever possible.      See full story...

WI - July 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from the National Federation of WIs and Hampshire County Federation of WIs – we have just received communication from NFWI and the committee needs to review this to work out what it means for us in North Waltham.      See full story...

Covid-19 Core Group Update – June 2020

This group was set up on the 15th March 2020 to support our local residents as defined by the Parish Magazine core circulation area and to provide direct support to Old Barn Stores. The purpose of this group is to ensure the vulnerable and residents in self-isolation and shielding can continue to have their basic needs met, whether that is food, prescriptions or animals being cared for. We will also provide a chatting / social service for individuals to stay connected if they live on their own or if anyone needs to have someone to chat to. Contact can be made by the mobile number highlighted at the end of this article, but our preferred method of communication is by email to NWCOVID19@gmail.com      See full story...

WI - June 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. The following is from HCFWI Chairman following their recent Events Meeting - “We are finding it very frustrating to have to wait before making definite bookings as, sadly, it could still be sometime before the restrictions are lifted on meetings. But for the good of everybody, we must be patient.”      See full story...

Covid-19 Support Group - May 2020

First of all, we would like to thank everyone volunteering in the support group and/or helping out neighbours and friends with shopping, etc. We know that residents are so appreciative of the help they are receiving in these challenging times. We have now settled into a routine of many of us looking after our “regulars” with their shopping, medication collection, etc, with a few new requests being received and sent out as “shout-outs”.      See full story...

WI - May 2020

North Waltham WI is continuing to follow the guidance from Hampshire Confederation of WIs and at the current time we are unable to hold any meetings. As mentioned last time, we did look at the possibility of holding meetings via Zoom – I have been asking members when I see them, at the required social distancing, and there doesn’t seem to be the interest. I know that lots of you are keeping in touch with one another anyway.      See full story...

WI - March 2020

Our 84th Birthday Meeting was held on March 12th 2020 in Steventon Village Hall. The hall was packed with local members and guests, as well as invited guests from Church Crookham WI (with whom we are twinned), Oakley and Deane WI, our WI Advisors and the Chairman of the Hampshire Federation of WIs.      See full story...

WI - Jan 2020

Our last meeting was on Thursday 12th December 2019 – this was our Christmas Social and members enjoyed mince pies, stollen, mulled wine and mulled apple juice. This was followed by members sharing Christmas poems, ditties, etc as well as a mini pantomime put on by several members. We all enjoyed the chance to have a bit of a natter as well! Thank you to the committee for organising this for us.      See full story...

WI - July 2019

On the 11th July 2019, our Garden Meeting was held in Colleen’s beautiful garden – and the sun shone down on us. Following a short business meeting, Nicky Carter spoke to us about Move It or Lose it - these classes are designed to encourage older adults to become more active.      See full story...

WI - May and June 2019

Our meeting on 9th May 2019 started with our normal business meeting followed by the Annual Meeting. This included a presentation from Helen, our Communications Secretary, who reviewed the many good meetings and events that have taken place during 2018/19.      See full story...

WI - Feb 2019

Our first meeting of the New Year took place on January 10th 2019 when Colin Pawson, a keen member of the British Carriage Society, gave us an illustrated talk on the history of coaches and coach horns from the golden age of coaching to the present day. Our last meeting was on Thursday 14th February when we were entertained by Mervyn of the local family run coach company Mervyn’s Coaches      See full story...