It’s been a great year for Petersfield Community Radio

Stephen Martin works with schoolchildren at the successful schools’ audio day

It’s almost the first anniversary of the launch of Petersfield Community Radio and, to celebrate the milestone, co-founder Stephen Martin joined P pod presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey to discuss the project’s progress … and future.

They were also joined by volunteer Alice Payne, 17, who has been producing the P pod as part of her work experience.

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the P pod – the much-awaited end-of-year edition

Claire and Joff share their favourite P pod moments with you …

The P pod hosts, Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, look back over the first year of Petersfield Community Radio, with clips from some of their favourite features. Is your favourite included too?

There’s also an update on the radio project from co-founder Stephen Martin. Why don’t you sign up to take part?

Join us again in January when Claire and Joff will, once more, bring you the news, views and interviews from across the Petersphere.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from everybody at Petersfield Community Radio.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the P pod and all the radio we’re making in the community of Petersfield.

Down the pub with… Sarah Parish and Jim Murray

Petersfield Community Radio’s Dawn Clare, centre, with Sarah Parish and Jim Murray

Actress Sarah Parish returns to our TV screens as the lead in ITV drama Bancroft, on New Year’s Day.

However, when Petersfield Community Radio’s Dawn Clare met with Parish and her husband, fellow Cutting It actor, Jim Murray, they concentrated more on their fundraising efforts, than their day jobs.

In 2009 the couple lost their first daughter, Ella-Jayne, to a congenital heart defect, despite the care afforded her at the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, in Southampton Hospital. In 2014, they founded the Murray Parish Trust, which is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric emergency medicine across the south of England.

And, in that time, they have helped raise more than £2.5m for Southampton Hospital.

Dawn Clare is ‘down the pub’, in The Bush, with Sarah Parish and Jim Murray …

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Informed Choice

Informed Choice independent financial planners are investment specialists in Petersfield who can help you make decisions about money.

Every week, Martin Bamford compiles a selection of money stories that will help you keep in touch with our changing world as you consider how best to spend and invest.

This week

This week, the Bank of England gets a new Governor, interest rates remain unchanged for now, the latest on high street sales and are you trapped in your mortgage deal?

Be informed and plan for your future with the Money Moment from Petersfield Community Radio. Sponsored by Informed Choice.

Richard’s forecast for the lead-up to Christmas

Our new home for Richard’s forecasts

You can now get Richard’s latest Petersfield weather forecast, together with a timeline of the day’s likely conditions and a seven day outlook at

Make sure you bookmark that page.

Get Richard as a podcast

Richard’s forecasts are also available as a podcast. Just search “Petersfield Weather” on your favourite podcast app to get the latest forecast delivered to your device automagically.

What makes this forecast special?

Our regular forecasts from Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks help you plan ahead for the conditions we experience within our unique local microclimate.

Only local meteorologist Richard Marks updates you on the latest weather conditions for Petersfield in a regular forecast that draws on his experience and expertise.

Richard’s records of measured conditions in the area stretch back for decades so he can compare today’s weather to that of the past, and because he’s focused purely on Petersfield, Richard’s forecast takes into account the unique properties of our local microclimate.

If you’re a keen amateur meteorologist you can share your weather observations and ask questions of Richard. Just email