Funding for Mottisfont: A £10,000 windfall from the National Lottery Fund for Mottisfont Village Hall, will upgrade the existing patio area and create a new raised flower bed.

Exotic Visitors: Residents at Knights’ Grove Bupa care home in North Baddesley had a surprise visit from exotic animals – snakes, lizards and millipedes- as part of an animal therapy session.

Another Bank Casualty: Romsey’s Barclays is latest banking branch casualty. It will close on 8 December leaving a big question mark over the future of the town’s iconic Old Corn Exchange building.

Possible Livestream: Romsey Borough Council is looking at ways it can livestream its future meetings to ensure more residents can watch or listen to them.

Service for Lord Mountbatten: A service was held at Romsey Abbey to mark the 43rd anniversary of the death of Lord Mountbatten who lived at Broadlands and was assassinated by a bomb planted aboard his fishing boat in County Sligo, Ireland.

Cromwell Fundraiser: A charity dinner held at The Cromwell Arms raised more than £13,000 for children affected by war torn Ukraine. It was attended by about 140 people, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

Green Space Award: Romsey picked up the prestigious quality green space award for the War Memorial Park. Test Valley’s Rooksbury Mill Local Nature Reserve and Valley Park Woodlands have also been honoured.

Sound Pop Academy: They teach young people about singing in harmony, vocal technique and performance skills, and have now launched a branch at Romsey’s Mountbatten School.

Tribute to Queen: Tribute flowers were laid at the gates of Romsey’s Broadlands Estate – the former home of Admiral Earl Mountbatten – where the late Queen honeymooned after her wedding on November 21, 1947.

Salute to Florence Nightingale: Retired nurses gathered at Wellow to salute and mark the anniversary of the death of nursing icon Florence Nightingale who died on August 13, 1910 and is buried in St Margaret’s Church graveyard.

New Estate: Despite thirteen public objections, a new 35-home estate is to be created in Cupernham Lane. The houses will be built after an existing property and other outbuildings have been bulldozed.

Well Done Steph: Former Romsey school pupil Steph Wyant represented Great Britain in the women’s American football world championship in Finland, clinching a silver medal.