the P pod – 10 March 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from Gallery No 30, in the High Street.

Gallery No30’s Fifi Crowley, centre, generously provided liquid refreshment for the hard-working P pod presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

It’s all quite arty in this edition as we meet the proprietor of the art café Gallery No 30, Fifi Crowley; and tattoo artist Geoff Richardson; welcome Bryony Alford, of Beautiful Health and Beauty Services, with the first of a new series of regular beauty tips; and meet one of last week’s Town Meeting award winners, Petersfield Community Radio’s very own Beth Svarovska.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, March 9, at Gallery No 30 in the High Street and was created by Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Lucy Davies, Martin Bamford, Stephen Martin, Shelley McCarthy, James Robbins, John Welsman, Richard Wilde, and Suzie Wilde, with regular special guest Jon Walker, of the Petersfield Post. Audio production was by Dave Bowers.

the P pod from Petersfield’s Annual Town Meeting

A special edition of Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews show with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

This week we’re direct from the Annual Meeting of the Town to meet representatives of local organisations that will benefit from community grants from Petersfield Town Council.

Guests include Trevor Copping of Petersfield Lions Club, PCSO Patricia Gibbs from Shopwatch Petersfield, Petersfield Youth Theatre’s Jane Ace, Nicola Winter of HomeStart Butser, Captain Linda Read of the Salvation Army and Joy Ward from Headway.

We also learn the latest on progress at The Heath from Steph Knights, project manager at contractors Five Rivers and meet the young winner of the Daniel Day Lewis prize, Tilly Mae Padley from TPS.

Also includes the voices of Petersfield Mayor Lesley Farrow and Steve Field of Petersfield Town Council.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, 2 March at Petersfield Festival Hall and was produced by Petersfield Community Radio volunteers who include Kate Green, Dave Bowers, Alastair Stewart, Suzie Wilde, Beth Svarovska, James Robbins, Martin Bamford, Shelley McCarthy, Richard Marks. Audio production by Stephen Martin.

Pictures of awarded organisations

Photographs courtesy of Petersfield Town Council

Nominees and winner Tilly Mae Padley (second left) of the Daniel Day Lewis Award

Steph Knights and the Five Rivers team

Steph Knights of Five Rivers
First steps on the new boardwalk. Video courtesy of P pod listener Stuart Hill

Credit

Music bed for volunteers “One and Only” by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence.

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 …

the P pod – 18 February, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from the Petersfield Space on Lavant Street.

Proprietor Katie Jacobs tells you all about the Petersfield Space … and how YOU could use it. We also meet Helen Davies and Penny Blois, from the Petersfield branch of Save the Children, ahead of the Big Sale, in April. Plus, Claire, Joff and the usual panoply of hangers-on talk storms, walks, Valentine’s Day and much, much more.

This edition of the P pod was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, and featured Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Martin Bamford, Lucy Davies, Richard Marks, Stephen Martin, Harrison Randall-Brown, James Robbins, Alastair Stewart, Beth Svarovska, and Suzie Wilde, plus regular VIP guest, Jon Walker, the chief reporter of the Petersfield Post.

No crisps were harmed during the making of this podcast.

the P pod – 11 February, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you from Fez, in Bakery Lane … just like that!

On this edition you’ll hear poignant testimony from holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE, Claire and Joff report from the Meon Valley Travel Holiday Show, you can learn about Butser Ancient Farm, enjoy yoga in audio form, and hear Good Morning Britain‘s chief correspondent, Richard Gaisford, cooking dinner by candlelight. This podcast is certainly eclectic …

This week’s edition was recorded at Fez restaurant, in Bakery Lane, Petersfield, and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers. It features Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Martin Bamford, Dawn Clare, Lucy Davies, Richard Gaisford, Richard Marks, James Robbins, Beth Svarovska, Suzie Wilde, and the Petersfield Post‘s Jon Walker.

Please note: Petersfield Community Radio takes no responsibility for Joff Lacey’s appalling Valentine’s Day-inspired attempt at a seductive, Barry White-style voice. This incident will never be spoken of again …

the P pod from Petersfield Bookshop – 4 February, 2020

Direct from the bookshop at the centre of a global social media frenzy, it’s your weekly treat of news, views and interviews from around the Petersphere.

This week Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey meet the owner of the Petersfield Bookshop John Westwood, hear how Suzie Wilde got stuck in the mud en route to Hawkley, catch-up on the latest progress with Rosa Malone’s choir for women and bring you up to date with all the local events happening in our area.

All that, plus the gun in the lake, a new troop of tree wardens and your regular round-up of Petersfield news, weather and sport.

Also featuring Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Alan Cosh, Beth Svarovska, Martin Bamford and John Walker.

Direct from your place

If you’d like the P pod to record an edition of the podcast from your business, contact the team on 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

Voice artist is Petersfield’s Abi Phillips, recording by Dave Bowers, audio production by Stephen Martin.

the P pod – 28 January, 2020

The crafty team comes to you this week from Sew Creative, in Lavant Street, a real community hub for those with a creative bent …

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Joff and Claire speak with Sew Creative owners Jo and Steven Watts, and Petersfield-based international portrait photographer Michael Clement.

There are also contributions from the P pod regulars Martin Bamford, Dave Bowers, Richard Marks, James Robbins, Jon Walker, and Suzie Wilde.

Recorded at Sew Creative on Monday, 27 January, 2020.

Next week we’re recording the P pod at the Petersfield Bookshop, where we’ll be finding out if the orders are still coming in after THAT tweet. To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 21 January, 2020

The team is at the Petersfield Physic Garden this week to find out exactly what happens in a physic garden.

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

John Welsman speaks with Cllr Sean Woodward regarding the possibility of reduced hours at the library, Stephen Martin goes wassailing, and Robert Sansom gives you the inside story of Petersfield Bookshop’s brush with international fame.

Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, with Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Suzie Wilde, Martin Bamford, Jon Walker, and special guest Jenny Hill, from the Physic Garden.

Recorded at Petersfield’s Physic Garden on Monday 20 January, 2020.

Next week we’re at Sew Creative on Lavant Street. Just get in touch for details. To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 14 January 2020

The team is at the Taro but avoiding any exercise rooms

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

25 years of complementary medicine in Petersfield, thoughts of summer holidays with our local travel experts and will Joff survive panto season?

We’re direct from the Taro Centre with everything Petersfield in one tightly-packed pocked-sized pod.

Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Suzie Wilde, Martin Bamford, Noni Needs and special guests Nicki Lahiri and Pippa Peters from Meon Valley Travel.

Pippa Peters and Nicki Lahiri with the P pod’s Claire and Joff

Holiday Show

Get more information about the holiday show, including terms and conditions for the competition on the Meon Valley Travel website.

Meon Valley Travel logo

the P pod

Recorded at the Taro Leisure Centre on Monday 13 January 2020.

Next week we’re at the Physic Garden on the High Street and on 27 January you can join us at Sew Creative on Lavant Street. Just get in touch for details.

To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – January 7, 2020

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

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

The team visits the Taro Centre as part of its new year’s resolution … but recording the P pod is as strenuous as it gets.

Dave, Claire and James at the Taro. Pic by Joff

This week’s guests are the Wilson family, who are fundraising to pay for urgent cancer treatent for mum Wendy, and the Taro Centre’s general manager Dave West.

Presented by Claire and Joff with Suzie Wilde, Richard Marks, Dawn Clare, Dave Bowers, Jon Walker and James Robbins.

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.

the P pod – Christmas edition 2019

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

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

The team is all together for Christmas in The Folly with the week’s Petersfield news, sport, what’s on and weather.

Plus local marine biologist Leigh Hickmott gets up close with nature, why a Petersfield polling station has made headline worldwide, the team questions the health of the Christmas lights in Petersfield and we hear a beautiful carol from St Peter’s Church.

Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Richard Gaisford, Suzie Wilde, Richard Marks, Dave Bowers, Nina Vennis, Alan Cosh, Jon Walker, Martin Bamford and James Robbins.

Joff, Suzie and Claire make the P pod in The Folly Upstairs

Recorded at Folly Upstairs. Thanks to Jake and his team.

To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 10 December 2019

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

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

This week, in an extra-long, election special P pod, local campaigner Louise Brown explains why she’s involved with a new pressure group, and TPS head girl Jess Minton tells you all about her ‘legacy project’ … a wellness campaign at the school.

Plus you can hear from the candidates who want your vote*; Jon Walker, chief reporter of the Petersfield Post; Wilde Walker Suzie Wilde; Petersfield’s far-from-wild weatherman, Richard Marks; Martin Bamford with his Money Moment; news and sport from Dave Bowers and James Robbins; and, courtesy of the Liss Band, a Christmas carol to make you feel all festive.

 Produced by Alice Payne and recorded at the Townhouse.

To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

*Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice& Anti-Corruption Party candidate has been ill and was unable to join us for an interview.

the P pod – 3 December 2019

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

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

This week, local actors Sarah Parish and Jim Murray, Petersfield choir leader Rosa Malone and a vegan Hummus recipe you can make at home.

You’ll also hear sounds and voices from the Christmas Festival including Alex Bridger of Ashford Farm, Simon Hawkins from Hawkins Brothers fine English wines, Ben Errey of Hometown Festivals, the team from Petersfield Ladies Circle, Leyla Rose who is waiting for Santa, Natalie Hollin of Millers Ark Animals, the Petersfield Salvation Army Brass Band, a woodwind group from TPS, David Weeks (inevitably) and Encore Choirs.

All that plus Petersfield’s local news, sport and what’s on information and your regular favourites like Suzie Wilde‘s Wilde Walk and Martin Bamford‘s money moment.

Also featuring Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Noni Needs, Alan Cosh and Jon Walker. Produced and edited by Alice Payne. Recorded at Fez.

To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

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.

the P pod – November 19

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

This week, you’ll hear from the Rev Will Hughes, Vicar of Petersfield and Rector of Buriton; TV antiques expert Jonathan Pratt; addiction counsellor Sarah Cox; and former TPS student, Josh Abbott, from Clanfield, on having football legend Peter Cech as a team-mate.

Plus, the latest Petersfield news with Dave Bowers, James Robbins with the local sport, Suzie Wilde’s Wilde Walk, and Martin Bamford’s Money Moment.

Recorded at Fez in Bakery Lane. Produced by Alice Payne.

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

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

The P pod – 12 November

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

This week, you’ll hear from local historian and author Diana Syms about a new book which chronicles the history of policing in the town; you’ll meet the owners of a new barber’s … with a difference; and there’s some more getting-to-know-you time with local buskers.

Plus, the latest Petersfield news with Dave Bowers, James Robbins with the local sport, Suzie Wilde’s Wilde Walk, Martin Bamford’s Money Moment, Richard Marks’ weather outlook and the atmospheric sounds, words and music from Sunday’s Remembrance Day parade and service.

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

To get involved call 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk.

The P pod – 5 November

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

This week, how the Kings Arms charity helps young people in Petersfield, the Petersfield organisation that helps schoolchildren in Kenya, and what was your most disappointing foreign trip? We meet the couple from Sheet who went all the way to Japan to watch England’s Rugby team lose in the final.

Also, the latest Petersfield news with Dave Bowers including details of the Petersfield food outlet which only scores a hygiene rating of one, James Robbins with the local sport, our Recipe Exchange comes from Russia with lovely meatballs,and we have details of Sunday’s Remembrance Day parade and service, including where you can and cannot park.

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

To get involved call 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk.