Might a PeCAN grow in Petersfield?

A PeCAN may not be such a nutty idea. It’s the proposed name for a Petersfield Climate Action Network.

Around thirty people discussed how one might be established in our town and what its benefits might be at a meeting on Monday. 

Town councillor John Palmer led the meeting to gauge the level of interest from the community. He represents the Green Party on the council and spoke to Petersfield Community Radio’s Beth Svarovska.

Councillor John Palmer, Green Party

The Town Council will vote on the proposal to support the establishment of PeCAN at its meeting on 6 March. If you wish to attend, the meeting is open to all local residents.

the P pod – 25 February, 2020

Claire and Joff consider their holiday options at Meon Valley Travel
(Spoiler: Joff will be going to Swanage … Joff always goes to Swanage)

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from Meon Valley Travel, in the High Street (and they provided tea and biscuits!).

Claire and Joff are joined by Roamy Hunt, who is organising an event for expectant parents, and Nicki Lahiri and Pippa Peters, from Meon Valley Travel, who offer advice to concerned travellers in the wake of the Coronavirus.

Bringing on young and emerging talent we welcome Pepe Lacey to read the sports news, while, free from any contagions, Jon Walker gives you an inside view of this week’s Petersfield Post. Plus, regulars Martin Bamford, Richard Marks and Suzie Wilde each pop up with their popular contributions.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, February 24, at Meon Valley Travel, in the High Street, and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, with help from Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Lucy Davies, Stephen Martin and Harrison Randall-Brown. Other volunteers are available …

Stamp prices, plastic money and the true price of renting. It’s Martin Bamford’s Money Moment

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.

A rise in first and second class stamp prices, why the new plastic £20 note is the most secure ever, a stronger performance on the high street, looking ahead to the Budget on 11 March and how much more do renters pay than homeowners for the same type of house?

All with Martin Bamford and presented with Informed Choice, independent financial planners of Petersfield.

Martin Bamford

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

Wilde Walk: promenading in Felpham

Suzie Wilde and Raine visit the beach at Felpham, near Chichester only to find the storms have changed it beyond recognition.

These are not the only turbulent times at Felpham – William Blake was charged with sedition while he was staying in a cottage here.

Shifty shingle under stormy skies

How to get there

Felpham is just East of Bognor Regis on the West Sussex coast, about 40 minutes from Petersfield by road or 1 hour and 20 minutes by train via Havant and Chichester.


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Donations – and men! – required to help charity’s Big Sale

Save the Children’s Penny Blois, left, and Helen Davies, second right, spoke with P pod presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

Helen Davies and Penny Blois, from the Petersfield branch of Save the Children, popped into a recent recording of the P pod, to chat with presenters Claire and Joff about their big annual event in the town: the Big Sale, which takes place from April 3-4, in the Festival Hall.

And they want men!

For further details visit the charity’s website.