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

Don’t forget the bins!

East Hampshire residents are being reminded to check their bin collection calendar for changes over the Christmas and new year period.

The changes will affect collections over a three-and-a-half-week period from Christmas Day.

Collection calendars that began at the start of collections by Norse South East (on Monday 30 September 2019) include the changes.

Residents who do not have a calendar can find it by searching for their address in the council’s ‘where I live’ section. 

More information is available on the council website.

Louise campaigns in memory of her father

Louise is pictured with her late father, in happier times

Last month saw the launch, in London, of a pressure group called the ‘5FU Test Alliance’.

Petersfield resident Louise Brown is heavily involved in this campaign after losing her father two-and-a-half years ago following the prescription of the chemotherapy drug 5FU.

Louise popped along to a recording of the P pod and discussed the campaign with presenter Joff Lacey.

For further information visit 5futestalliance.org, or follow the group on Twitter at @5futestalliance.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Informed Choice independent financial planners are investment specialists in Petersfield who can help you make decisions about money.

Every week, Martin Bamford compiles a selection of money stories that will help you keep in touch with our changing world as you consider how best to spend and invest.

This week, what the election result means for the pound in your pocket and your FTSE stocks, some payouts are coming for Woodford Investment clients and why you should check your energy bills for accuracy. Also – a lot of whisky under the hammer and do you book nearby accommodation when you visit family at Christmas? You’re not alone.

Be informed and plan for your future with the Money Moment from Petersfield Community Radio. Sponsored by Informed Choice.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

Your detailed forecast for the Petersfield microclimate across the rest of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and into the new week.

Plus, just how wet was election day? Richard confirms the exact measurement using his unique weather station data collected right here in Petersfield.

What makes this forecast special?

Our regular forecasts from Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks help you plan ahead for the conditions we experience within our unique local microclimate.

Only local meteorologist Richard Marks updates you on the latest weather conditions for Petersfield in a regular forecast that draws on his experience and expertise.

Richard’s records of measured conditions in the area stretch back for decades so he can compare today’s weather to that of the past, and because he’s focused purely on Petersfield, Richard’s forecast takes into account the unique properties of our local microclimate.

If you’re a keen amateur meteorologist you can share your weather observations and ask questions of Richard. Just email team@petersfieldradio.uk

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. Or use this link.

If you enjoy the podcast, do rate and review Richard’s forecast. He’d like that very much.

Students report on GREAT wellness week at TPS

The Petersfield School is one of our four partner schools and has developed a radio club for students. 

In this piece from the TPS radio team, hear Ollie Mosley, George Hill and Zak Baker plus head girl Jess Minton explore how Jess’s G.R.E.A.T. initiative inspired changed behaviour and a new awareness of wellness across the school.

You can hear more from Jess in this week’s edition of the P pod.

We can’t wait to hear the next report from the TPS radio team.

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.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

Wet, windy and changeable. Just like a baby.

Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks is standing outside in it all for added forecasting confidence. Also this time, a note on November’s rainfall totals.

What makes this forecast special?

Our regular forecasts from Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks help you plan ahead for the conditions we experience within our unique local microclimate.

Only local meteorologist Richard Marks updates you on the latest weather conditions for Petersfield in a regular forecast that draws on his experience and expertise.

Richard’s records of measured conditions in the area stretch back for decades so he can compare today’s weather to that of the past, and because he’s focused purely on Petersfield, Richard’s forecast takes into account the unique properties of our local microclimate.

If you’re a keen amateur meteorologist you can share your weather observations and ask questions of Richard. Just email team@petersfieldradio.uk

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. Or use this link.

If you enjoy the podcast, do rate and review Richard’s forecast. He’d like that very much.

Carols for the town from St Peter’s Church

Enjoy a service of favourite traditional carols sung by the choir and congregation of St Peter’s Church in Petersfield with organist Mark Dancer.

Lessons are read by parishioners and the Vicar, Revd Will Hughes gives an address.

Includes:

  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • While shepherds watched
  • O Come all ye faithful
  • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

The Lessons are:

  • Isaiah 9: 2-, 6-7
  • Luke 2: 1-7
  • Luke 2: 8-20
  • John 1: 1-14

The choir perfoms Gabriel’s message by Petteman and the organ voluntary played by Mark Dancer is Noel Suisse by Daquin.

Recorded by Stephen Martin and Colin Brook at St Peter’s Church on Monday 9 December. The choir’s performance of Torches by Joubert is omitted from this published recording for rights reasons.

Care homes

We are sharing this recording with local care homes so residents who cannot attend Church can still enjoy the service.

If you work in the local care homes sector or you know someone who lives or works in a care home please let us know via team@petersfieldradio.uk so we can ensure they have access to the recording.

The East Hampshire parliamentary candidates answer your questions

All your questions. All the answers from five candidates standing for election in East Hampshire this Thursday.

Gaynor Austin, Labour

Zoe Parker, Green Party

Jim Makin, UKIP

Damien Hinds, Conservative

David Buxton, Liberal Democrats

Eddie Trotter, the Justice and Anti-Corruption Party

Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate has been ill and says he was unable to meet us to answer the questions.

Polls open on Thursday

Polls are open from 7am until 10pm. You do not need to take your polling card to the station in order to vote.

If you don’t know where your polling station is call the EHDC helpline on Petersfield (01730) 234350.

David Buxton, Liberal Democrat, answers your questions

David Buxton

Petersfield Community Radio asked all six candidates in the East Hampshire constituency to answer some questions suggested by P pod listeners.

Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate, has been ill and unable to meet with us.

However, five candidates did join us and we posed the same six questions you suggested to each of them.

The interviews were carried out by P pod volunteers Alan Cosh and Dave Bowers.

Here is the interview with the Liberal Democrat candidate, David Buxton, and his interpreter Zoe.

Damien Hinds, Conservative, answers your questions

Damien Hinds

Petersfield Community Radio asked all six candidates in the East Hampshire constituency to answer some questions suggested by P pod listeners.

Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate, has been ill and unable to meet with us.

However, five candidates did join us and we posed the same six questions you suggested to each of them.

The interviews were carried out by P pod volunteers Alan Cosh and Dave Bowers.

Here is the interview with the Conservative candidate, Damien Hinds.

Gaynor Austin, Labour, answers your questions

Gaynor Austin

Petersfield Community Radio asked all six candidates in the East Hampshire constituency to answer some questions suggested by P pod listeners.

Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate, has been ill and unable to meet with us.

However, five candidates did join us and we posed the same six questions you suggested to each of them.

The interviews were carried out by P pod volunteers Alan Cosh and Dave Bowers.

Here is the interview with the Labour Party candidate, Gaynor Austin.

Jim Makin, UKIP, answers your questions

Jim Makin

Petersfield Community Radio asked all six candidates in the East Hampshire constituency to answer some questions suggested by P pod listeners.

Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate, has been ill and unable to meet with us.

However, five candidates did join us and we posed the same six questions you suggested to each of them.

The interviews were carried out by P pod volunteers Alan Cosh and Dave Bowers.

Here is the interview with the UKIP candidate, Jim Makin.

Zoe Parker, Green Party, answers your questions

Zoe Parker

Petersfield Community Radio asked all six candidates in the East Hampshire constituency to answer some questions suggested by P pod listeners.

Unfortunately, Eddie Trotter, the Justice & Anti-Corruption Party candidate, has been ill and unable to meet with us.

However, five candidates did join us and we posed the same six questions you suggested to each of them.

The interviews were carried out by P pod volunteers Alan Cosh and Dave Bowers.

Here is the interview with the Green Party candidate, Zoe Parker.

Martin Bamford’s Money Moment

It’s Martin Bamford’s weekly round up of the money news that could inform your investment and spending decisions …

This week: Household debt rises; HSBC to introduce new overdraft rate; £ hits seven-month high; and an increase in ‘premium’ car thefts …

Money Moment is brought you with Informed Choice independent financial planners of Petersfield.

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



Wilde Walk: Weald & Downland Living Museum

How can you get the past to come and meet you?

Suzie Wilde and Raine accompany museum warden Richard as he locks-up the buildings within the Weald & Downland living museum in Singleton.

Caravan love
Not your average plumber

More information

You can find out more about the Weald and Downland Living Museum, including events, ticket prices and how to get there at its website https://www.wealddown.co.uk/