We are very aware that the centenary of the end of WW1 is rapidly approaching and want to see the Remount Depot Memorial installed by 11th November 2018.The plan is for the memorial to go on the grass verge in Bassett Green Road.

At present, we are seeking the help of Harry Willis Fleming (see our AGM talk, Dec 2012) to finalise the information that will go on the board.

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There will be a walk in the area of Monks Brook on both Saturday April 21st and Sunday 22nd led by Bob Painton. The walks start from Swaythling Station at 11am on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday.

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by Ray George

At the time of writing, membership of Herbert Collins Estates Limited stands at 125.

Things have been moving rather slowly regarding the Company acquiring the Estate. Woodhill Properties Ltd’s solicitor has obtained Ordnance Survey plans which he is using to apply to the Land Registry for an Official Search of the Index Map. When he gets the results, he will prepare an application for First Registration. Hopefully, when this has been done, transfer to our company will be straightforward.

Until we know the bill, we will not be collecting money from residents. So if you have not yet offered a contribution, please do so now.

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by Ray George

Zenith Staybrite Limited was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £250,000 following a prosecution brought by Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards in July 2017 for illegal high-pressure sales tactics (Farnham Herald). The company is now in administration (current name ZENSB Realisations Limited). This company has operated in our Conservation Area. Do not fall for leaflets put through your door or cold calls.


The next Open Meeting of the Southampton Common Forum is on 24th April at the Holiday Inn, Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton from 19:30 – 21:30.

At this meeting, they will be discuss (and initiate the working groups) on the hot topics arising from the draft Strategic Plan including rejuvenation of the Hawthorns.

For more details and free tickets:www.southamptoncommonforum.org/meetings.html


Sunday 3rd June 2018, at University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE (opposite Southampton Parkway Station) from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Admission to the Fayre (including guide): Adults of all ages £5.00, children under 14 free, free car parking. See www.solentgardenersfayre.org.uk for further details.

Buy your plants in the morning and come to our Open Gardens in the afternoon!

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Wessex Timber Windows Ltd
Tel: 01722 744477
www.wessextimberwindows.co.uk for double glazed windows which are an excellent match to the original wooden windows.

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Chairman:  Ray George   75 Bassett Green Rd
Secretary:  Elizabeth Cox   11 Stoneham Lane
Treasurer:  Geoffrey Williams   31 Stoneham Lane

Street Representatives
Bassett Green Rd:  Mike Farrelly   59 Bassett Green Rd
Ethelburt Ave:    Michelle Hickling   100 Ethelburt Avenue
.                           Anne Dempsey    66 Ethelburt Avenue
.                           Robert Williams 74 Ethelburt Avenue
Field Close:  Richard Ross    9 Field Close
Leaside Way:   Valerie Laurent    43 Leaside Way
Stoneham Lane:   Elizabeth Cox    11 Stoneham Lane
Summerfield Gardens:   Angela Cotton    8 Summerfield Gdns

Tree Planting Sub-Committee
Robert Williams   74 Ethelburt Avenue
Julian Ball   65 Ethelburt Avenue
Peter Coxon   55 Bassett Green Road
Peggy Gow   71 Bassett Green Road

Ethelburt Avenue Road Improvement Group
Dan Hopgood    18 Ethelburt Avenue
Godfrey Collyer   2 Ethelburt Avenue
John Scoates     38 Ethelburt Avenue
Mark Farnell     58 Ethelburt Avenue
Noel Waterston    59 Ethelburt Avenue
Rob Williams     74 Ethelburt Avenue
John Dixon    34 Ethelburt Avenue
(Repair Team Organiser, Tel:8055 0064 )

Non-Committee Representatives for Ethelburt Avenue
Mike Bull     11 Ethelburt Avenue
Tim Coad
Anne Howard     76 Ethelburt Avenue
Jacqui Williams   103 Ethelburt Avenue

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On 21st December, around 90 people joined in singing carols in Ethelburt Avenue on a fine but chilly evening. After paying the band, Ocean Brass, £102.66 was left for the Southampton Branch of the MS Society. We would like to thank both Michelle Hickling and Michelle Fisher for organising the event, Tim and Jacqui Williams for providing the electricity supply from their campervan, Laurence and Louise Fellick for the carol sheets and Mark and Josephine Wakeling for the gazebo.

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