Morning Report – Monday 25 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

In today’s news

Today, Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses after a street robbery in Petersfield on Thursday, our area faced disruption to travel and power because of the snow, there are many written objections to the proposed Aldi store in Petersfield and the winning numbers in this week’s East Hampshire Community Lottery are out.

All those local stories, plus weather, travel, national and world headlines with Noni Needs, Stephen Martin, Phill Humphries, Alan Cosh and Matt Soanes at the Radio News Hub.

You make it shine

If you have news to share, either from your own observations or from an organisation you’re involved in you can email team@petersfieldradio.uk or call Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Wilde Walk in the Mud at Durleighmarsh

Mudlarking. Suzie and Raine slide from Durleighmarsh Farm to home, braving very wet conditions and losing something vital. Come and splash in some puddles with them!

Suzie would welcome supporters for the third book of her trilogy – Landfall. Find out the what the story is and pre-order a copy at:

https://unbound.com/books/landfall/

A new Wilde Walk airs on Petersfield’s Shine Radio every Friday and is repeated through the week.

Or get the podcast on your favourite podcast app. Just search “Petersfield”.

Morning Report – Friday 22 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

Petersfield news, weather and travel with Laura Sheppard and Emily Watts, with national and world stories from Matt Soanes at the Radio News Hub.

In today’s news

Today, a crowdfunder appeal has been launched by Butser Ancient Farm, Petersfield home workers can claim tax back from the government, there are new extended times for older people to use free bus passes around Petersfield and one third of care homes in the Meon Valley have already been offered the Covid vaccine.

Butser Ancient Farm appeal

You can see the full video we mention today at https://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/crowd-funding

You make it shine

If you have news to share, either from your own observations or from an organisation you’re involved in you can email team@petersfieldradio.uk or call Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Generation Green – with councillor Russell Oppenheimer

Generation Green is where you can hear young voices from Petersfield with the environmental issues they care about.

This time, Sacha Fairweather and Meg Allin meet councillor Russell Oppenheimer.

Councillor Oppenheimer serves for both Hampshire County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority.

His roles for Hampshire include chairing the Economy, Transport and Environment select committee that takes responsibility for waste management, climate change, land management and protection of the environment in our area. 

Sacha and Meg chat with Russell about the current state of sustainability in and around Petersfield and the future plan to improve it.

Councillor Russell Oppenheimer holds responsibility for the protection of our local environment.

Veganuary with Vicky Christie’s Mujadra and Dahl

Vickie Christie sitting in Junipers

Vickie Christie loves food. She’s best known throughout Petersfield for her sourdough bread at The Real Bread Company and Junipers, in Lavant Street, Petersfield.

But here, she chats to Noni Needs about her favourite Veganuary recipe – Mujadra and her love of Dahl.

Both comforting foods at their best.

Vickie’s Mujadra Recipe:
It’s VEGAN, highly nutritious, cheap and easy to make, COMFORTING and all the ingredients, except for onions are available in JUNIPER – in the amounts you want – waste free and packaging free! (If you need an onion, get one from Bunches just down the road). Based on a recipe from Ottolenghi’s ‘Jerusalem’ cookbook:

You’ll need:

250 green lentils
4 medium onions
3 tbs plain flour
½ tsp turmeric
1 ½ tsp all spice
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cumin seeds
½ tbs coriander seeds
200g basmati rice
I tsp sugar
350 ml water
Veg oil
2 tbs olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper

Cook the lentils in plenty of salted boiling water for 13 mins. Drain.

Slice onions finely then in a bowl mix with the flour and 1tsp salt to coat

Fry the onions (in a deep sided frying pan with a lid) in plenty of medium hot veg oil IN BATCHES so they are crispy and brown but not burnt. Drain on kitchen paper.

Wipe the pan clean and dry-fry cumin and coriander for about a minute, add the uncooked rice, olive oil, remaining spice, sugar, salt and plenty of ground black pepper. Stir for a minute then add the cooked lentils and the water. Cover with your lid and very GENTLY simmer for 15 mins. With lid still on, take off the heat and leave to sit steaming for a further 10 mins. Scatter ½ the onions over and mix in, then sprinkle the remaining ones on top.

YUM! We’d always love to hear what you think of our recipes and any of your own you’ve tried out.
Contact Noni at team@petersfieldradio.uk

Morning Report – Thursday 21 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

Today, all the local news, travel and weather is with Noni Needs, Emily Watts and Kate Fairweather, while Matt Soanes at Radio News Hub has the latest national and world update.

In today’s news

Today, Petersfield is drying out after more than 24 hours of almost continuous rain, Damian Hinds MP is to start a regular series of radio broadcasts, councillors have proposed the name of a Petersfield meadow themselves after discounting the results of a public poll, and a local estate agent will print your child’s homework for free.

You make it shine

If you have news to share, either from your own observations or from an organisation you’re involved in you can email team@petersfieldradio.uk or call Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Sharon Hurst talks about local artist demo days

Alan Cosh talks to Sharon Hurst about local artist demo days.

It is Sharon’s aim to provide art and stimulation, help and friendship in the current climate.

There is a mixture of videos and live demos on offer.

Sharon Hurst
This week’s schedule

Just how wet has it been in Petersfield?

Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks explains how much rain we’ve had in the last 24 hours, how unusual this is, where it’s all come from and what we can expect to happen next. Richard has been keeping Petersfield weather measurements for more than fifty years. He’s talking to Shine Radio’s Stephen Martin.
Richard Marks measures some rainfall

the P pod – 20 January 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Petersfield’s weekly selection of human stories and local personalities.

Two Fat Dogs, the new leather goods shop on Chapel Street, is the new business in town featured in this week’s P pod with Joff Lacey and Claire Vennis.  Fritha Podshies and Karen Beattie talk about how the business is doing since opening towards the end of last year.

Claire also speaks to Martha Lloyd from youth centre The Kings Arms about a new workshop for students at Alton and South Downs HSDC sixth form colleges to help those struggling during this difficult time.

Joff meets up with Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post for their weekly newsy catch up, Suzie revisits a Wilde Walk she did in the first lockdown and Steve Stidolph has more health and fitness advice.

Shine Radio presenters Noni Needs brings a quick morning pick-you-up drink and Kate Fairweather has a coffee from a horsebox.

All rounded off with music from 14 year old Portsmouth singer/songwriter Harrison Rhys with his single No Regrets.

Next week Claire and Joff try not to get into a tangle when they speak to Linda Kirkbridge from new Petersfield business Handmade Studios Yarn Shop.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

An update with James Beagrie of Meon Valley Travel

A follow up with James, now all travel is banned. What does he face? Is he still optimistic about the future? Are there any good deals to be had? Find out why it’s always better to ask an expert, especially now, and be inspired. Suzie would love to stay in the Giraffe Manor! She brings more of his great suggestions to you while the office remains closed: but you can check out the deals online here: meonvalleytravel.co.uk

Morning Report – Wednesday 20 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

In today’s news

Today’s local news, weather and travel is presented by Lucy Davies, Kate Fairweather and Emily Watts with national and world news from Matt Soanes at the Radio News Hub.

Today, Coronavirus case numbers remain extremely high but the latest data for our area suggest we may have passed the peak in Petersfield, there’s a safety inquiry after a near miss on the railway that involved the Petersfield signal box, television viewers across the UK got to see Petersfield at its best thanks to a BBC programme and a Covid-adapted Burns Night event is planned to raise money for HomeStart Butser.

You make it shine

You can contribute stories and information to the team. Just email team@petersfieldradio.uk or give us a call on Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Morning Report – Tuesday 19 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

In today’s news

Lucy Walker, Noni Needs and Paul Chubb have all today’s essential local information.

Today, a local school is suddenly closed because of a number of Covid-19 cases, rail disruption is expected through Petersfield because of viaduct work in Portsmouth, details of how the Petersfield Library is continuing to provide services through lockdown and this week’s community lottery results.

All that plus today’s weather and travel news and the latest national and world stories from Matt Soanes at Radio News Hub 

You make it shine

You can contribute stories and information to the team. Just email team@petersfieldradio.uk or give us a call on Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Get on your bike with a buddy

A new bicycle buddies scheme in Petersfield aims to attract new or rusty riders back onto their bikes.

They’ll be taken under the wings of more experienced cyclists – buddies – who’ll give them support and encouragement to go out and ride for pleasure and to use their bikes as a means of everyday transport.

Organiser Lynn Paterson explained how it came about and how the scheme is planned to operate to Shine Radio’s Meg Allin.

Lynn Paterson on her bike

What you need

  • A bike of your own or one you can borrow
  • a cycling helmet

How to get involved

Send an email to pecan.email@gmail.com with the title Bicycle Buddies Scheme in the subject line.

PeCan

You can find more information about the Petersfield Climate Action Network online at https://www.facebook.com/PetersfieldClimateActionNetwork

Morning Report – Monday 18 January

Every morning we bring together the most interesting and useful local news for Petersfield and its villages with the latest national and world headlines, Petersfield’s weather forecast and the local travel news.

In today’s news

Today, local firefighters have begun driving ambulances as part of the Covid-19 response, Petersfield Bookshop will provide free books for children who are learning from home, a Petersfield estate agent will print your child’s homework papers free of charge and the Hampshire Coronavirus Helpline is open every day from 9 until 4.30pm.

Details on those stories, plus weather, travel, UK and world news headlines in today’s morning report with Lucy Davies and the team.

You make it shine

You can contribute stories and information to the team. Just email team@petersfieldradio.uk or give us a call on Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Talking Books – January 2021

Special guest Thomas Harding, a bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 16 languages. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of HANNS AND RUDOLF which won the JQ-Wingate Prize for Non-Fiction; THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE, which was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award; and BLOOD ON THE PAGE which won the Crime Writers’ Association “Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction”. His recent books include LEGACY, FUTURE HISTORY, and a picture book version of THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE. 

The books discussed in the January edition are:

Tim’s selection:

  • Double Agent by Tom Bradby
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Just Like You by Nick Hornby
  • City of Tears by Kate Mosse
  • Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
  • Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

and of course

The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

Suzie’s books are:

  • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  • Winter Kill by Ragnar Jonasson
  • The Emperors Babe by Bernadine Evaristo

Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month.