Suzie Wilde and Noni Needs present fast, fact-checked information for Petersfield and its villages.

Today we meet Sandra Manktelow of Petersfield Lions to hear about the club’s fundraising activities and how it has been supporting the local community through the lockdown. 

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Information transcript

Petersfield Town Council is collecting good news stories. The Coronavirus has been a difficult time but it has brought our community together in so many ways. PTC wants to try and highlight the positives that have come from this situation by encouraging you to share your good news stories.

Who has been your Covid hero? Who has been there to support you and your family? Who has gone the extra mile to make this difficult situation easier? Help spread the joy at petersfield-tc.gov.uk/page-of-positivity

It’s English Wine week, postponed from May, and there are some great vineyards not far from Petersfield, all listed on www.winegb.co.uk along with details of online tastings and virtual events. Most of the wine estates take orders online and deliver, otherwise The General Wine Company in Lavant Street stocks some local wines so buy a bottle and support local vineyards.

We don’t know if you have spotted an Asian Hornet yet or whether any mated queens have surfaced after hibernation. We mentioned a few weeks ago that they are an invasive species in Britain whose spread could negatively affect pollinators. They are smaller than native hornets, predominantly black, with no more than one yellow stripe. Their sting is no worse than a wasp’s for humans. If you think you’ve seen one, take a photo if you can, but in any case, do contact the Asian Hornet Action Team. That’s Janelle Quitman on 01794 301 754 or email ahat.hampshirebeekeepers@gmail.com 

Sheet Primary School is going pond dipping! We should have used this for our wildlife special. Like other schools, Sheet Primary has formed small ‘bubbles’ and this afternoon the small groups are going to the stream near Petersfield Community Garden to see what they can find. Let’s hope it’s worms and insects, not energy drink cans! They may also pop into the garden. I hope they do. The community garden is wonderful but needs volunteers, young and old. It is essential for wellbeing to be out in our lovely environment. New allotments have now been dug there, too. If you want more information, look on our website for my interview there with manager Sue.

Time for our interview and today it’s Sandra Manktelow from Petersfield Lions.

Good morning Sandra and welcome to the Morning Report.

INTERVIEW – listen to the programme for all the joyous conversation

Travel news

Sheep Street is still closed for gas network maintenance and work continues to upgrade the Pelican Crossing outside Churchers College with temporary traffic lights on Rams Hill.

In Liss there’s work on Andlers Ash Road to create a bellmouth opening onto a new development and in Patricks Copse Road Southern Water are making repairs. Both sets of works may cause delays. 

There’s work going on (and off) the A3 in both directions and the days and places are varied, so if you need to get somewhere fast before 9 in the morning, check out the upcoming roadworks for our area on trafficengland.com 

And if we’re not saying what you’re seeing, update us – call Petersfield 5 55 500.

Weather

Another beautiful summer’s day in store. After a very warm night, temperatures are rising; perhaps reaching as high as 30 degrees. There is the risk of a thunderstorm because it stays as hot overnight into Friday as we’ve recently had as a daytime high.

However, Friday’s temperatures remain around the mid-twenties, with greater chance of a thunderstorm. UV levels are extremely high, of course, 

Cooler, breezy and changeable on Saturday, with rain and showers.