Esther Rantzen Serves up Tea

Broadcaster Dame Esther Rantzen helped to serve cakes and tea when the Anyone For Tea? tour bus, run by The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces Charity, stopped off at Lock’s Heath.

Choc’s Away

It’s chocks away for improvements to night-time flying at Solent Airport following plans to get off the ground aeronautical ground lighting and performance-based navigation system.

Support Plea

Fareham Council has issued a plea for locals to support its community pantries, some of which are in urgent need of donations, from food to financial support and volunteers: Waypoint Community Hub, Titchfield Common and Woodsy’s Pantry, Portchester.

MBE for Local Hero

Former helicopter winch operator Nicholas Horst, of Fareham, was awarded an MBE after helping to save countless lives during a 35-year career in air-sea rescue. He was a Royal Navy search and rescue crewman and was also with Bristow Helicopters, operating a service for HM Coastguard at Lee-on-Solent.

Hampshire Countryside Service’s Podcast

Their latest podcast series, Looking After Nature, focusses on thousands of miles of rights of way paths criss-crossing the county and the teams who keep them functioning, inc. path wardens and councillors.

Rotary Club Raises Money

Fareham Rotary Club raised more than £4,000 for Hounds for Heroes which trains and provides service dogs to wounded service men and women.

New Community Centre

A Whitehall windfall has paved the way for Fareham Council to invest in a new community centre, play park and business support. It is in the wake of the Government’s Levelling-Up agenda providing £2.6 billion to town halls nationwide to reduce regional inequalities.

Newcomer at Daedalus

All4 Logistics is the latest newcomer at Fareham Council’s Faraday Business Park, Daedalus. They have moved into Spitfire Way to store and distribute components to customers in the high-tech engineering sectors.

Rail Project Completed

Network Rail engineers have completed a £2.28 million project to prevent landslips in the Fareham area. Commuters using the Fareham to Eastleigh line switched to buses during a 9-day line closure.

2nd Century for Local Cricketer

Grass roots cricketer Nigel Raymond chalked up his second Hampshire League century more than 20 years after his first one for Fareham & Crofton.

South East’s Best Pub

Raise your glass to The Cricketers Inn at Curdridge. The popular family run pub was voted the South East’s best at the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards, beating off competition from seven other pubs.

Jurassic Grill

The ultimate dining experience for fans of dinosaurs, has opened its doors at Whiteley Village. Adventurers can explore the wonders of a prehistoric rainforest, and come face to face with their favourite carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.