After Thomas Cook, with James Beagrie of Meon Valley Travel

As the travel industry scrambles to assist holidaymakers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook, we speak to the Managing Director of Petersfield-based Meon Valley Travel.

James Beagrie lifts the lid on how the travel industry operates, how his company is helping customers who booked Thomas Cook holidays and why he thinks the effects of the collapse will be short-lived.

He also offers some tips for you if you’re planning to book a holiday soon.

James is in conversation with Dawn Clare of Petersfield Community Radio.

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod. Episode 7 – your questions answered

Bod Pod is our regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing. This is programme 7 in the series.

This time Dawn Clare and Rob Carr answer your questions about food, fitness and health.

Enjoy tips on nutrition and exercise from Petersfield personal trainer Rob and local parent Dawn.

This programme gives general guidance. If you have a specific condition or medical concern consult your GP.

Contact Dawn and Rob at team@petersfieldradio.uk

Dawn & Rob

Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield
Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield

Audio production by Barry Baseley at Petersfield Community Radio

Music: Synthwave by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence.

the P pod – taster edition

Enjoy this pre-release taster edition of our new magazine show, the P pod.

Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, the P pod bursts with everything Petersfield: news, views and the stories of Petersfield people.

This week, the Extinction Rebellion climate change protest, Suzie Wilde explains the inspiraton behind her popular Wilde Walks and did you hear the WWII munitions explosion?

We’d love your feedback on this taster edition of the programme. You can contact the team on 01730 555 500 or by email at pod@theppod.uk

We recorded the P pod at Winton House on the High Street.

Petersfield weather, 23 September 2019

Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks reveals just how changeable our local weather can be. This week is more or less a washout.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

The warm dry spell is coming to an end. Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks explains when and why.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe.

Learn more about Richard Marks

Listen to his conversation with Tim Concannon, recorded in the Five Bells in Buriton.

Wilde Walk: Stansted Park

Suzie and Raine circle the perimeter of Stansted Park and then consider the importance of reminiscence. Well, Suzie does while Raine just pants.

Where is Stansted Park?

Take the Horndean turn off the A3, South of Petersfield and then follow signs to Rowlands Castle, and then to Stansted House.


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You can find out more about Stansted Park and the stateley home within it at http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/

Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 887399.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Petersfield Community Radio partners Informed Choice Independent Financial Planners of Petersfield to bring you money news that affects you life.

This week: cash is no longer king on the high street and funeral directors want a better reputation. Those stories and more with Martin Bamford.

Are you in one of the happiest professions and how boring are boilers? Get the numbers in this week's report... it only takes a moment.
Martin Bamford

Learn more about Martin Bamford at https://icfp.co.uk/team/martin-bamford/

The beekeepers’ annual honey show

“Yummy Yummy Yummy I’ve got honey in my tummy”, Pooh said.

There was a definite buzz about Buriton at the weekend when the Petersfield and district Beekeepers Association held its annual honey show in the village hall.

Petersfield Community Radio volunteer Noni Needs met the association’s David Parkinson to discuss bees, beekeeping, honey and wax.

If you think they’re the bee’s knees..

Find out more about these spiracled pollinators and how to get involved with the local beekeepers association.

Petersfield and district Beekeepers Association website

Email petersfieldbees@gmail.com

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod. Episode 6 – challenging Joff

Bod Pod is our regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing. This is programme 6 in the series.

Dawn Clare and Rob Carr challenge local actor Joff Lacey on his progress as he battles to fit into his costume in time for opening night of Brassed Off in October.

Enjoy useful tips on nutrition and exercise from Petersfield personal trainer Rob and local parent Dawn.

Next time Dawn and Rob will answer your questions and comments so email team@petersfieldradio.uk to get in touch.

Joff looks like this…

Joff Lacey
Actor and presenter Joff Lacey

Dawn and Rob look like this…

Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield
Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield

Audio production by Barry Baseley at Petersfield Community Radio

Music: Synthwave by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Petersfield Community Radio partners Informed Choice Independent Financial Planners of Petersfield to bring you money news that affects you life.

This week Martin Bamford is here with these stories: 

  • Wage growth remains strong
  • MPs identify a new risk to children who play online games
  • You’re not alone if you’re burning the candle at both ends just to get your online shopping done
  • or if you’ve started your Christmas shopping
  • and PPI still hasn’t gone away
Are you in one of the happiest professions and how boring are boilers? Get the numbers in this week's report... it only takes a moment.
Martin Bamford

Learn more about Martin Bamford at https://icfp.co.uk/team/martin-bamford/

Wilde Walk: Buriton Chalk Pits and Autumn

Suzie considers the hopeful thoughts of Autumn while navigating obstacles in Buriton Chalk Pits but who is most out of breath… Suzie or her Labrador Raine?

Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 887399.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Petersfield railway station mural winner

Listen to the winner, her Mum and the organiser

You’ll see a colourful new mural at Petersfield Railway Station soon, designed by year 7 pupil Roisin from Tilmore.

Roisin attends The Petersfield School and her design beat other entries in a competition organised by the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership.

Rosin, her mum Barbara and representatives of East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership
Roisin's winning design
Roisin’s winning design

Link

Find out more about the East Hampshire Community Rail partnership at https://easthampshirerail.co.uk/

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

Indications of Autumn as we move firmly into September from Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks.

Learn more about Richard Marks

Listen to his conversation with Tim Concannon, recorded in the Five Bells in Buriton.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Every week Petersfield Community Radio keeps you up to date with the money news that could affect your life, your investments and the future of your family.

This week:

  • What housing market data means for the value of your home
  • The cost of PPI compensation
  • M&S drops out of the FTSE 100 for the first time
  • How many days per year do we spend travelling to and from work?

All with Martin Bamford and produced with Informed Choice Independent Financial Planners in Petersfield.

Are you in one of the happiest professions and how boring are boilers? Get the numbers in this week's report... it only takes a moment.
Martin Bamford

Learn more about Martin Bamford at https://icfp.co.uk/team/martin-bamford/

Wilde Walk: Iping Common and friendship

This week, Suzie reflects on the nature of deep roots and friendship as she and Raine enjoy a new vista revealed by recent clearances.

It’s the latest in Suzie’s weekly series of Wilde Walks around Petersfield with her labrador Raine.

Iping Common and beyond

Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 887399.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod – fitness, health and wellbeing

Bod Pod is our regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing. This is programme 5 in the series.

This time, local actor and radio presenter Joff Lacey joins Dawn and Rob as he prepares for his role in the forthcoming Petersfield production of Brassed Off.

Joff knows he needs to shape-up for his part but can he change his lifestyle and diet habits in time to make a difference and fit into his costume?

Joff looks like this…

Joff Lacey
Actor and presenter Joff Lacey

Dawn and Rob look like this…

Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield
Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield

Audio production by Alice Payne at Petersfield Community Radio

Music: Synthwave by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence. Production by Alice Payne.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks – August review

Local meteorologist Richard Marks reviews the local conditions for August and looks ahead to the first week of meteorological Autumn which starts this Sunday, 1 September.

Learn more about Richard Marks

Listen to his conversation with Tim Concannon, recorded in the Five Bells in Buriton.

Wilde Walk: the River Itchen

It’s Suzie Wilde’s birthday. To celebrate, enjoy a riverside walk just outside Winchester, said to be a favourite of Keats.

It’s the latest in Suzie’s weekly series of Wilde Walks around Petersfield with her labrador Raine.

How to get there by car

Take the A272 towards Winchester, turn left at the Spitfire roundabout onto the Winchester bypass, straight over the next roundabout (junction with the M3) and left at the third roundabout onto Garnier Road. There’s a carpark just before the canal.

Driving time from Petersfield: 35 minutes

Distance from Petersfield: 20 miles


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Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 887399.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.