TEA AND CHAT

Another month gone and hopefully its a month closer to “normal services” returning. At least most of us have had our first jab now and well done NHS for that incredible feat.

There are more and more signs of Spring in the village – the Churchyard snowdrops have looked glorious this year and many gardens have crocuses, daffodils and primroses out despite the bitterly cold start to the month.

Thank you for your continued feedback of the Newsletter and I’m delighted that so many of you are
enjoying and comparing your “baking” recipes. I will keep them coming until we are able to get together. Hopefully by the publication of April’s edition of The Pump, we should know more about the “easing” of lockdown. Fingers firmly crossed.

Keep smiling,
Cherry

DAMERHAM FAIR

Winners for February (Draw No 6 of 12)

1St Prize Ball 41 – Winner Natasha Lake
2nd Prize Ball 28 – Winner Peter Brookes and Kirsty Anderson
3rd Prize Ball 24 – Winner Carolyn Andrews

Should anyone who is not already taking part in the 100 Club and would like to get involved details can be found at the Website along with a video of all the draws www.damerhamfair.co.uk
or https://www.facebook.com/damerhamvillage/

Thank you for your support

RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES

NFDC have now made some changes which means you can now recycle bottle tops and
lids in your clear sack or glass box.

The type of material of the lid will dictate where to put it:

  • Plastic – squash the bottle, put the top back on and
    place in your clear sack
  • Glass – screw the tops back on and place in your glass
    collection box

Please don’t put your loose lids in your recycling sack; or lids, cork or plastic lids or tops in your glass box.

For those who would like to recycle a bit more, take a look at www.fordingbridgegreenerliving.org – they run a recycling shed which is based at St Mary’s Church hall in Fordingbridge. It is presently closed during the lockdown, but this is a great place to recycle various items such as corks, pet food pouches, dental items such as toothpaste tubes etc. Their website also has lots of information about low waste shopping in and around Fordingbridge.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION DAMERHAM AND WESTERN DOWNLAND BRANCH

Your local RBL Branch remains active despite Covid restrictions. In fact, we collected £634 for the Poppy Appeal last November; a goodly amount in these restricted times. We held our Annual General Meeting online and Remembrance services were also held on Zoom. A good number of the community attended.

We always seek new members, so why not join us? Anyone can join the RBL for an annual subscription (currently £17), which goes towards providing lifelong support to serving and ex-serving
personnel and their families. You’ll become a Branch member and we’ll ensure you remain up to date with RBL issues both nationally and locally. To join, just visit the RBL website at: www.britishlegion.org.uk, then go to ‘Get involved’, then ‘Things to do’, then ‘Membership’, and follow the process through.

If you want to talk to us or need help, please email our Secretary Mike Richardson at: rbl.damerham@btinternet.com or call him on 07835 844457.

Book, Jigsaw and DVD Lending Library

We have a good stock of Books, Jigsaws and DVDs for your use. Plenty of villagers are borrowing them.

If you do have a finished item at home don’t forget to
return it so it can be lent out to someone else to enjoy.

We are always open for contributions, jigsaws
especially, if you have any spares lying around.

Thank you.
Simon and Cherry

Damerham Covid Volunteer and Support Group

Don’t forget there are still local “friends” in the village willing and able to help you should the need arise. Prescription collection, shopping, letter posting or just a
chat about something or other, do use us.

PHONE: Simon or Cherry 518538 for a Volunteer contact

News to share, or a village event to publicise?

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, or you have anything you would like to include into the April edition, please email me at victoriawheeldon@hotmail.co.uk by Tuesday 16th March.