How the train strike will affect Petersfield

The railway union RMT has called strike action throughout December. It means fewer trains in Petersfield, longer journey times to London and likely overcrowding on peak services.

Hear Dave Bowers and Stephen Martin explain how the strike could affect you.

Timetables

Monday – Friday

Download the full timetable

Saturday

A reduced service will run on this route, with two trains an hour (1 ‘fast’, 1 ‘slow’) between Portsmouth and London Waterloo. Stopping services will call additionally at Milford and Witley in both directions. The last service from London Waterloo is at 22:45

Sunday

A reduced service will run on this route, with two trains an hour (1 ‘fast’, 1 ‘slow’) between Portsmouth and London Waterloo.  Stopping services will call additionally at Milford and Witley in both directions. The last service from London Waterloo is at 22:30

Free parking on Sunday

East Hampshire District Council is offering free parking this Sunday, to coincide with local festive events.

At the beginning of the crucial Christmas shopping period the council is removing car parking charges as an early gift for visitors.

Petersfield car parks will be free on Sunday 1 December, to coincide with the Hometown Christmas Festival. (The Tesco Car Park in Petersfield is not included).

Parking meters will be bagged and clearly signed on the dedicated days. Penalty Charge Notices will still be issued if cars are parked improperly or in disabled bays.

An American in Petersfield with her recipe for Thanksgiving

Rebecca Taee has brought memories of a great American family tradition home to Ditcham.

Rebecca introduced our reporter Noni Needs to an amazing stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving.

It’s sausage and cornbread stuffing and you’ll hear exactly how to make it.

We may not normally mark that festival in Petersfield but Becky’s recipe comes just at the right time for our Christmas planning… so get those pecan nuts in.

Rebecca Taee of Ditcham and radio reporter Noni Needs

the P pod – 26 November 2019

Claire and Joff bring you news and stories from across the Petersphere.

This week, the inside story of Petersfield’s Community Centre, why the Foresters Friendly Society is in town, how the train strike will affect Petersfield and why Joff is cross-dressing for Christmas.

All that plus Petersfield’s local news and sport, a remarkable Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe from the USA, sounds from the Christmas lights switch-on and what’s on in the Petersphere.

There is nothing like a Dame

Your presenters are Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

Also featuring Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Noni Needs, Rebecca Taee, Martin Bamford, Stephen Martin, Pauline Young, Alice Payne and Emma Bunday.

Recorded at the Petersfield Community Centre on Love Lane.

the P pod is produced by volunteers at Petersfield Community Radio.

To get involved call 01730 5 55 500 or email pod@theppod.uk.