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Harrison RB and Michael Auger are here with your daily round-up of local information for Petersfield and surrounding villages.

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Information transcript

With less than a week to go before the launch of this year’s virtual Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, the team are delighted to share the programme of exciting performances that’ll be available each day from this Thursday (16th July) until Saturday 25th.

Although it hasn’t been possible to stage the planned open-air production of Romeo & Juliet, this greatest of all love stories remains the theme of the event.  

The winning entries in the ‘Shake It Up’ Monologue Writing Competition will be at the heart of the festival. They’ve provided a rich stream of talent and some fascinating insights into the lesser known characters of the play.

You’re invited to find a few minutes each day between this Thursday and a week on Saturday to sit down and enjoy the diverse and exciting new work created by Petersfield Shakespeare Festival friends, old and new.

They’ll have names of authors whose monologues were selected for production with a few short trailers of their work once it has been released on the website. This’ll include a Juliet piece, written and performed by a 16 year old (Juliet’s actual age in the original).

From 1 August, the government will no longer be sending food parcels to vulnerable residents. If you’re shielding and would like to reserve a priority internet shopping slot at your local supermarket, please register by 17 July. Click here for details.

If you are a vulnerable resident, you can find more information on the East Hampshire District Council website.

Petersfield Lions are hosting a book sale on Saturday 25th July with all proceeds going to local charities. We’ll have more details for you in the coming days.

Zephorium Positive Health & Beauty Treatment Rooms is re-opening today. Its beauticians are still not permitted to touch clients’ faces, which is 90% of its business, so the treatments currently available are waxing, massage, manicure and pedicure.

70 talented musicians from Churcher’s College have performed a piece from Pirates of the Caribbean virtually – it’s very impressive. Watch the video here.

Travel

Oxenbourne Lane and Ramsdean Lane remain closed while work takes place to repair grass verges and potholes.

Work on the cable project on Frenchman’s Road from the Bedford Road junction to Borough Hill is ongoing – and you might experience some disruption along The Causeway as SSEN carry out repairs.

Weather

A fine start today – occasionally sunny. Mostly dry and cloudy, in any spell of sunshine it’ll feel pleasant but the odd shower possible with highs of 21. Tomorrow is slightly cooler, cloudy with patchy light rain and highs of 19 – as things stand we look set to be in for a very hot weekend.