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The 2003 AGM of the Association will be on Monday 15th September at 8 pm (note the later time) in the Hardmoor Early Years Centre, Leaside Way. After the formal business we expect to have someone from the local police with whom members can discuss their concerns.
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There will be a meeting about Ethelburt Avenue repair on Monday 15th September at 7.15 pm in the Hardmoor Early Years Centre, Leaside Way.
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Listeners to ‘The Archers’ on Radio 4 will remember that there was an ‘Open Gardens’ day in May. The judge was none other than Alan Titchmarsh who was taken round the village in Joe Grundy’s horse and cart.

Well, if Ambridge can do it, why can’t the Bassett Green Conservation Area have an ‘Open Gardens’ day?

The Avenues Conservation Area in Hull on its ‘Open Gardens’ day lets the rest of Hull see behind the small front gardens and discover the wide variety of back gardens that are usually hidden from view. Over the years, the event has grown and now more that fifty gardens are on display.

If you are interested in participating in such an event, please tell your street rep or send an email.
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by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

Ethelburt Avenue is being troubled by speed?merchants again. A simple solution would be for a few residents on both sides of the main artery to park their cars at right?angles to the verge. It sounds mad, but as a traffic calming measure it would work and it would be free.

What does the Highway Code say?
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A perfect summer=s day contributed to making the Association=s party a most enjoyable event.

Ken Hickling was a very able BBQ chef and was assisted by Angela Gilbert.
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by Alan Twigg, Ethelburt Avenue

No doubt other long term residents like myself were surprised by the inaccurate and misleading letter published under this heading in the January Newsletter.

For the sake of accuracy I will restrict my comments to the lower green/square about which I have personal knowledge.

I can appreciate your contributor may be unaware of any broken branches but I should have thought that a short walk and a few minutes inspection would have revealed the missing bark on the trunk of the smallest tree in the clump by the main avenue ( the tree did not shed its bark) and the grass and earth scuffed away under the silver birch and under the pine tree in the opposite corner.

How or why Mrs Wydenbach makes an erroneous assumption as to Herbert Collins ideals, I do not know. The green was for ornament only, and the playing of games was not allowed. Until at least the late 196O’s there was an oblong timber board on wooden posts notifying everyone of that fact. In that bygone era we children were not allowed to play on the green and if any of us did go there we were (rightly) told to get off. So, where did we play on those lovely summer days? Believe it or not we had back gardens.

Newer residents may be interested to learn that in those good old days not only was the main green cut with more regularity than these days but the lawns in front of the houses around the square were also done and when necessary weeding was carried out.
One memory of childhood was learning to ride a bike and subsequently practising by riding around the square on the road.
One resident complained to my mother that my going by her window made her dizzy. I often wonder how that retired school mistress would have coped nowadays.

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After a successful winter season we are all eager to get back on the grass courts.

Our season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, 26th April with a working party to tidy up the courts and clubhouse. Play itself will probably begin the following day, weather permitting!
New members are always welcome and we shall be holding an Open Day and Plant and Cake Sale on Saturday, 10th May when we hope to see lots of visitors.

Further details can be obtained from Claire Buckley (8055 3448).
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Make a note in your diary of this great annual event. Our midsummer party will be held on Saturday 21st June from 3pm onwards on the Lower Green, Ethelburt Avenue. Children’s games and a barbecue are planned. There will be a collection box for voluntary contributions to help defray expenses.

If you would like to help with children’s games please contact Susie Mellett, tel 8055 3212 or email Susiejmellett(at)aol.com

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Residents who made representations about the draft Local Plan in the Spring of 2001 will have recently received a letter from the City Council about the revised version. Copies of the plan can be seen at Local Services Reception, Civic Centre, at public libraries and also on the web at www.southampton.gov.uk. Representations on the changes can be made up to 11th April.

The issue closest to us is the removal of the land at Stoneham south of the M27 from the Strategic Gap. The land on either side of Stoneham Lane up to the City boundary with Eastleigh is reserved for a park-and-ride scheme. In the north-east part of this site, there could be a bus depot to replace the one at Portswood which would be used for housing.
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by Nicola Bayliss 58 Ethelburt Avenue

After reading the winter newsletter, my partner and I fully agreed with the comments made by Helen Jarvis. I myself have been subject to almost being run over by cars travelling down Ethelburt Avenue.

On Sunday I was on my way out with my family for the afternoon and spotted a car speeding down the road from the top end. I stepped out into the road and waved my arms shouting ‘slow down’ only to be given a one finger salute and soaked from head to foot by the tyres splashing in puddles. I was shocked to say the least and watched the car continuing down Ethelburt to see where this person lived. They continued to the end of the road and out onto Stoneham Lane.
I’m just glad that it wasn’t my three year old who had stepped just a little too far from the car.

In short, I feel that installing bollards half way down Ethelbert Avenue would certainly help the situation.

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