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Live music every Saturday
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Association for the Care of the Blind
and Club Helpers living in the Havant area are
urgently required to help the HACB Havant Club.
HACB Havant meet socially twice a month on the 1st
and 3rd Tusday from 10.30 to 3.00 p.m. at The
Emsworth Centre, South Street, Emsworth. If you
feel you might be able to help or just want to
talk to someone about volunteering, please
contact - Mr Andy Fulford or Mrs Jackie Lait at
HACB Head Office
25 Church Lane, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh Tel:
023 8064 1244.
Mrs Jackie Lait
023 8064 1244
HABC has been around since 1922, helping people
with sight loss across the County. Currently,
there are 22 branches throughout hampshire run by
volunteers and 12 paid professionals at the
County Office in Bishopstoke, Eastleigh. There
are over four and a half thousand people with
sightloss known to HACB. However, there are still
many thousands who are not aware of what HACB can
Membership of HACB is free and open to anyone in
Hampshire, whether registered as blind, partially
sighted or not registered at all. Volunteers and
supporters also receive free membership. HACB
supplies its quarterly magazine, Focus, without
charge and freely offers advice and help to
Services provided by HACB include:-
Fast Track Service - advice over the telephone or
a home visit from somebody who can help people
quickly regarding their sight loss.
Resource Centre - special equipmnt from talking
clocks to CCTV's for people with sight loss to
try or buy.
Advocacy and Information - This service aims to
help members help themselves to obtain the
support and benefits they require.
Social Clubs - There are nearly 30 HACB social
clubs across the county. These Clubs give members
an opportunity to make new friends and chat and
exchange ideas with people who are experiencing
Focus - HACB's free quarterly newsletter full of
interesting articles and information related to
HACB's Eye Contact Exhibition and Open Days -
Regular events held to show you what other
organisations are doing in Hampshire.
More information can be found on our website - www.hacb.org.uk
A social group for gay women in Southsea. We are
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couples who are over 25.
We meet once a month in local restaurants. Visit
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Hi, my name is Sue Moore and I run the
Meridian Singers meeting 7-30pm -10pm
at International House in the Square, Emsworth on
(except August and half term).
We are seeking new members, and also a new
pianist. We are a mixed choir male and female.
Our youngest member is 14 and our eldest 60-70
years. We sing everything from the Beatles to
songs from the shows of Gilbert and Sullivan.
with a big emphasis on fun!! We are also looking
for local charities who would like us to give a
concert to raise money for them.
Accompanist needed for the Meridian Singers
meeting wednesday evenings 7-30
pm -9-45 in Emsworth. singing everything from the
beatles to Gilbert and
Sullivan and classics and spirituals. All age
group male and female. Local
concerts performed for charities in the lcoal
area please call Sue 02393 420699
Tenors and Basses also required
Please emial me email@example.com
or phone 02392 256111. Thanks!The
Renaissance Choir is currently recruiting new
members in all voice parts (especially tenors and
basses). We currently rehearse in Emsworth
Community Centre on Fridays, between 7:30 and 9:30pm,
although the rehearsal night is under review.
Prospective members are most welcome to join us
without obligation for a rehearsal or two, to get
a feel for the choir and its music.
Any interested singers should in the
first instance contact our Secretary, Sarah
Raper, on 023 9259 1462.
are free of charge unless shown. For
more information or to book,
please call the Harbour Office on 01243 512301.
event details should be checked beforehand on the
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ARE SOME PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASES
FROM THE HARBOUR CONSERVATORY
8th March 2006
HARBOUR CHARITY FUN RIDE
A sponsored charity fun ride is
being organised to celebrate the opening of the
Salterns Way cycle route. The ride will be held
on Sunday 28 May to raise funds for St Wilfrid's
Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The Salterns Way is a 10 mile route from
Chichester to West Wittering using cycle paths
and quiet country lanes. The final section, which
is a new cycle path, off Apuldram Road will be
finished in time for the charity ride.
250 cyclists are invited to register to take part
in this celebratory ride. The route is mainly
flat, so anyone with a reasonable level of
fitness and a roadworthy bike will be able to
take part. All cyclists will be asked to raise
funds through sponsorship for two
local charities, St Wilfrid's Hospice and
Macmillian Cancer Relief. As an added incentive,
prizes will be awarded to those who raise the
most funds, the top prize being a Focus Arriba
bicycle worth over £300 donated by www.wiggle.co.uk.
Philip Couchman, the AONB Manager said, 'A
charity ride is a fitting way to open this new
cycle route. Many of our lives have been touched
by cancer, the cycle ride is a way to raise funds
for these good causes whilst enjoying a great
ride through the Area of Outstanding Natural
Application forms are available from local
libraries, tourist offices and other outlets, or
can be downloaded from the homepage of the
Conservancy's website www.conservancy.co.uk.
There is a £5 registration fee per cyclist.
17 February 2006
WAY CYCLE ROUTE TO BE IMPROVED
Work has begun this week to improve
a section of the new Chichester to West Wittering
cycle route. A new path is being laid on the
eastern side of Apuldram Lane which will take
cyclists right off the busy road. The new section
will run on the inside of the hedgerows.
Once this improved section is completed, the
Salterns Way cycle route will offer a safe route
for cyclists and all-terrain wheelchairs using
either dedicated paths or quiet lanes. This new
section has been mainly funded by the
Conservancy's Sustainable Development Fund.
Philip Couchman, Manager of the Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty said 'The Salterns Way
is already well used by local people. Having
worked with West Sussex County Council we have
been able to upgrade this section. Apuldram Lane
isn't safe for wheelchairs or inexperienced
cyclists and we will now have a much improved
route right through to West Wittering. We hope to
have this section finished by the end of March.'
To celebrate the completion of the whole route,
which is managed by Chichester Harbour
Conservancy and mainly funded by the Heritage
Lottery Fund, a charity cycle ride will be held
on 28 May 2006. Further details are available
from the Harbour Office on 01243 512301.
7 February 2006
BUS SERVICE ENDS
The Harbour Bus Service 57
will not be running this summer. For the
last two years the service provided a weekend and
bank holiday route through the Chichester Harbour
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Low
passenger figures mean that it is not viable to
subsidise the route again this year.
The service had been funded by the Heritage
Lottery Fund through Chichester Harbour
Conservancy. It was set up with the aim of
reducing traffic coming into the AONB as well as
to provide accessibility for those without their
own transport. The service was reliable,
efficient and well liked by its users, several of
whom became regular passengers.
Passengers numbers slightly increased in the
second year of service but were never adequate to
cover the cost of the service. It was felt that
the public's money could be spent in better ways
and the difficult decision not to continue with
the service was made by all involved in the
Philip Couchman, Environmental Manager, said 'We
are disappointed that the service wasn't
successful. However, we have learnt some valuable
lessons and will now look at sustainable
alternatives to the car for transport into and
within the AONB.'
6 February 2006
HARBOUR WALKS, ACTIVITIES AND SOLAR BOAT TRIPS
A new programme of Chichester
Harbour guided walks, activities and solar-boat
trips is now available. The programme includes a
whole range of events to help people learn more
about this unique Area of Outstanding Natural
Nearly 150 walks, activities and boat trips are
on offer. A number of popular activities are
again in the Programme. These include the Egg and
Shell Hunt (4 April), Early Morning Beach Walk
and Breakfast (29 April) and the ever popular
Introduction to Fishing Day (15 April).
A host of new activities have also been included.
These include opportunities to Cycle the Salterns
Way the new Chichester to West Wittering
cycle route with a guide (9 April, 4 June
and 9 July). A new art event will take place on
14 October called Earth, Air and Water. It is
being organised with Pallant House Art Gallery
and will be a competition where artists can use a
variety of mediums: sculpture, photography or
painting. Professional artists and photographers
will be on hand to help. Winning entries will be
displayed in the newly extended Pallant House
Working Boats Day (30 May) is always very popular.
A variety of the people who spend their working
day on the Harbour will bring their boats
alongside the Itchenor jetty. Everyone will be
welcome to climb aboard, explore the boats and
meet with the crews.
Judi Darley, the co-ordinator of the programme
says, 'Chichester Harbour is such a unique and
special place that we want as many local people
as possible to really enjoy it. By coming along
to one of our events we hope that people will be
able to explore the area further and also learn
about it in an informal way.'
The Programme is available from local tourist
offices, libraries or the Harbour Office and is
23 January 2006
ZONE GOES LIVE
Zoom through space to land at Dell Quay and then
use your mouse to explore the harbour. A brand
new educational website has been launched to help
students of all ages and their teachers to find
out more about Chichester Harbour.
The website at www.conservancy.co.uk/learn
includes a wealth of information for all age
groups. Bright images and lots of 'how to' pages
make the site fun as well as informative. Cruise
through timelines to see how the harbour has been
used since the Stone Age. Choose a cartoon
greenshank and play The Migration Game, flying
the migration route and trying to avoid hazards
on the way. Discover the harbours special
habitats and wildlife. Study the impact of people
on the environment or learn more about coastal
processes and our dynamic coastline.
The site has been developed by the Chichester
Harbour Conservancy Education team. Working with
local teachers all the information is linked to
the National Curriculum. Over 6,000 students
visit the Harbour each year and this new resource
will be invaluable as a research tool before and
after their visit. Schools and students outside
the local area can now 'visit' the Harbour
without even leaving the classroom.
John Tierney, the Conservancy's Education Officer
said, 'The site is really outstanding, it
contains so many new and well thought-out
resources. The Learning Zone has already become
an essential tool for finding out about
Funding for the site has come from the Heritage
Lottery Fund, it was developed by Portsmouth web
3 January 2006
HARBOUR NEWS & GUIDE
The 2006 edition of the Chichester Harbour News
and Guide is now available. This 84-page full
colour booklet is packed with news features,
information and local tide tables. It is an
interesting and informative read for local
residents and visitors alike. The News has the
latest information on what is happening in
Chichester Harbour and the Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty with reports from the Harbour
Master and his staff.
A feature article by Ian McIntyre explores the
history of the fleets of classic boats
such as Sunbeams and X-boats in Chichester
Harbour. Sailing journalist, Mark Rushall, has
contributed another useful racing tips article.
This year he discusses handicap racing with
useful advice for improving your tactics. Other
articles cover such diverse topics as
archaeology, geology, the role of the Coastguard
and the new Salterns Way cycle route.
John Davis, Manager & Harbour Master says,
'Each year we try to produce a News & Guide
that is useful, informative and easy to read
the 2006 issue really does achieve these
aims and I am sure locals and visitors alike will
enjoy reading it.'
As well as the regular articles giving updates on
projects throughout the Harbour, there is an
informative guide section. This is particularly
useful for visitors and those new to Chichester
The Chichester Harbour News and Guide is produced
by Chichester Harbour Conservancy and has a
circulation of 32,000 copies. Copies are
available free of charge from the Harbour Office
and local tourist information centres.