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Chawton Ball 2011


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Chawton Open Gardens 2011

Walk In The Footsteps Of Jane Austen In Her Beloved Hampshire Home - The Village Of Chawton Opens Its Gardens.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2011 1.00 - 5.30pm. A Must For All Garden Lovers Young and Old.

Enjoy An Afternoon Exploring 12 Of The Villages Most Charming Gardens Including Chawton House Library.
Horse and Carriage Rides, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Cream Teas, Plant Stalls and a Home Produce Stall.

£5.00 per Adult, Accompanied Children Free. An additional £2 covers entry inside Chawton House

 

40Mbps Broadband

The Alton telephone exchange has recently been upgraded to support "BT Infinity", this allows for up to 40Mbps download speeds and 10Mbps upload speeds using fibre optic cables.

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Discussion Forums

The village web site now support discussion groups.

There is a public group for visitors to the village to feed back their thoughts on what is good, what they would like to see done differently or to share places to go, things to see, etc.

For registered users (*) there are private groups for topics such as the parish plan, small-ads and general village discussion.

* Usual registration limitations apply - you must live within the parish to have an account.

 

Fireworks 2010

Chawton is once again holding its popular bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday 6th of November.

The event is held at Chawton Cricket club, behind the main recreational ground. Access and viewing is via the recreational ground opposite the school, or from the village car park. The bonfire will be lit at 6:30 with the fireworks following once the bonfire is going well.

 The event will feature :

  • The Bonfire
  • Free sparkers for children
  • Hot and cold drinks (tea, coffee and a selection of soft drinks)
  • Hot food - hot dogs & soup
  • The fireworks

Following last years event, we will have more people serving food and drinks to reduce the queues.

We hope you enjoy our fireworks night and would like to stress that the event is funded solely by donations on the day, so please give generously so that we can continue to run this event in future years. We recommend a donation of £5-£10 per adult (accompanied children free) - but you are very welcome to donate more. The more you give, the bigger the spectacle we can provide next year.

If you wish to bring your own sparklers, these must be lit in the designated area - both for safety reasons for others and to help minimise the clear up the following day.

Free parking is provided in the village car park, the village hall car park and on-street. Please do not park in the pub car park unless you are planning to eat there, nor on the village green, since we need to maintain access during the event for emergency access.

If you have materials for the bonfire, please take these to "Simons strip" (by the stream)

We are building the bonfire during the morning from about 9:30am and our annual clear-up takes place from 9:00 on the sunday morning, all are welcome to come along and help.

 
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