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Ladies & Gentlemen:

Interested in 9 holes of social golf? Teams of four to golf 9 holes (Texas Scramble Format) followed by a drink, at Southampton Municipal Course. This event will be fun if you’ve never picked up a club or you’re a scratch golfer. No clubs necessary.

Date and time – Sunday 7th September at 2.30pm.

Cost – £12 per head.

RSVP to Tim Savage at 93 Ethelburt Avenue by 27th July.

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Join us at the Round About Café, Westfield Corner on Thursday 24th July to commemorate World War I. We’ll have old fashioned games, singing, dancing, a raffle and of course, wartime themed food – including Shirley’s infamous bread pudding. See you there!

For more information see www.roundaboutcafe.org

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Twelve residents opened their gardens on 18th May. At the last house on the list, Angela Cotton offered tea, sandwiches and cake. £81 was raised for our chosen charity Tools for Self Reliance.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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by Ann Clarke

This year Ethelburt Avenue collected £503.25. Many thanks to all who contributed.

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Nearly 100 people came to the party. Perhaps because of the cloudy weather or competition with Wimbledon, less people attended than said they were coming. Once again, we thank Ian Jarvis and Ken Hickling for cooking the barbecue. Michelle and Alistair Walton volunteered for the children’s games. Millie Law has acquired new skills and did the face painting this year. Sadly the tug-of-war rope was not available. A football match rounded off the afternoon.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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The Swaythling Remount Depot has largely been forgotten, but during the First World War around 380,000 horses were despatched across the English Channel from Swaythling.
To commemorate the Swaythling Remount Depot, it is proposed to have an information board showing photos and giving an account of the Remount Depot. Email us, if you are interested in helping with this project.

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If it has not already happened, a street rep will be calling to collect the annual subscription and in Ethelburt Avenue, the contribution to the road repair fund. The annual membership subscription is £4 and road repair contribution £30 per house.

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Kevin White, Historic Environment Team Leader, has obviously decided to bring to an abrupt end the drafting of the Appraisal and Management Plan and have the document he wants. A cynic might suggest the process has only been to get a tick in the box “Residents Consultation”. Our proposal to include guidance, supplied by us, in clearly separate panels to avoid confusion with planning matters has been rejected. He is preparing a draft for printing and formal 6 week consultation.

No date has yet been fixed for the AGM because it is also likely to include a meeting on the formal Draft Appraisal and Management Plan. As usual notices will be sent out at least two weeks in advance

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Habitual parking on a verge, results in hard, bare earth where there should be lawn. We have been asked to request that people in Leaside Way do not do this, but parking on verges is also a problem elsewhere in the Conservation Area.

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