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Botley Parish Council Co-option                        Botley Logo
There are FOUR vacancies on Botley Parish Council following an uncontested election on 02 May 2024.
The vacancies will be filled by co-option at a Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 11 June 2024.
To obtain an application form please contact the Parish Clerk, email: .
Mrs J Morgan, Parish Clerk         Botley Parish Council,
The Botley Centre, High Street Recreation Ground, High Street,
Botley SO30 2ES      phone: 01489 787181
  The Neighbourhood Plan looks to the future of Botley Parish until 2036.
When Adopted, EBC has to take it into account in Planning Applications and other matters.
For more details click on NP Information

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Bishops Waltham Gardening Club

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Wednesday 27th June, which includes the Members Rose & Sweet Pea Show,

Highdown Gardens, Worthing, and is one of the hidden gems of the area and home to a unique collection of rare plants and trees. The gardens have been deemed a National Collection

and our Annual Show on Saturday 21st July

 More details of both events are given below

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Curdridge Amateur Dramatic Group

Have you ever wondered what a theatrical director actually does? Do you know someone interested in directing? Perhaps you have directed and want to re-new your skills? Are you about to direct a play for school or your local group? Then this workshop run by Daniel Hill from The Point, Eastleigh is for you.THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 7:00pm  At the Reading Rooms, Curdridge SO32 2HEPhone 01489 895170 for more details.

Meon Voices Choir

meon voices logov2The popular Bishops Waltham-based Meon Voices community choir is searching for a new Choir Director.

Are you a passionate and inspiring conductor with a love for choral music?


The Meon Voices, which many readers will know from its annual Spring and Christmas concerts, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Choir Director to take over at the helm from January 2025 into its future. Its much-loved and respected current Director has decided to take the choir through to this year’s Christmas concert before stepping down. The Chair of the Meon Voices, Phil Coundley, said “Solveig Harris has led us for eight years, and has been unforgettably generous with her time, energy, knowledge and experience; we cannot thank her enough. We know all those who have been to our performances over these years are also grateful to Solveig for helping the Meon Voices to bring the joy of music to the community. We all benefit so much from singing.”

The new choir director will gain:

  • The opportunity to work with a friendly and dedicated group of 40+ singers.
  • A chance to develop and expand our repertoire, exploring a variety of musical styles.
  • A supportive and collaborative environment where your creativity can flourish.

They need to:

  • Have a proven track record of choral conducting experience.
  • Possess excellent musicianship and strong vocal skills.
  • Be able to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for singers of all abilities.
  • Be excited by sharing the joy of choral singing with the community.

This is a voluntary position, but we offer a renumeration package (details upon request).


Weekly practices are held in the United Free Church in Bishop’s Waltham each Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30 p.m., September – December and January –April.

For further information please contact 01489 579078 or email  


Dragons Den award winning YogaBellies classes are coming to Botley! YogaBellies yoga classes for pregnancy start at the Diamond Jubilee Hall at the Botley Centre on Wednesday 6th Jan. Suitable for women at all stages of pregnancy, these specialist classes help you to enjoy pregnancy, bond with your baby and prepare for labour and birth. No experience necessary and all equipment provided. Contact Ani at or on 07444 795131 for more info. Booking essential. Pregnancy yoga booking now for classes from 6th/7th Jan 2016: Wednesday 7.30-8.45 at The Botley Centre (SO30 2ES) Thursday 7.30 - 8.45 at Woolston Community Centre (SO19 9FU).

Botley & Curdridge Welfare Trust

The Welfare Trust is a safety net which exists for all people, of any age, who maybe in great need and living within the Parishes of Botley and Curdridge.
All requests are dealt with in strict confidence.
If you are in need, or know someone who is, please contact the Chairman or Secretary in the first instance.

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Dogs Trust Dog School Hampshire

dogs trust logo smallWe are now running courses at the Botley Centre.
Our courses begin with an introductory session, lasting 50 minutes, that you would attend without a dog. During this initial session, you will learn how dogs communicate and what your dog is trying to tell you with their body language and vocalisations, how dogs learn and how to give them what they need to lead happy lives.

You would then bring your dog to a course of classes (1 class per week) over the next 5 weeks. Each class lasts 50 minutes and our experienced team will show you how to teach your dog to settle, to walk nicely on lead, to share things, to be polite and

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Music Bugs

New Music Bugs classes start in January for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers on Wednesdays & Thursdays.
 Thursdays: All Saints Church, Botley
9.50am - Family Bugs (0-4yrs)
10.40am - Mini Bugs (0-2yrs)
Wednesdays: Burridge Village Hall
9.50am - Family Bugs (0-4yrs)
10.40am - Mini Bugs (0-2yrs)
We offer 3 taster sessions for £10 and places can be booked by emailing Leanne on .

Youth Options (Outdoor Learning Centre)

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We have an Outdoor Learning Centre in Bishopstoke, which is so not far from Botley!

We believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their potential whatever their life circumstances.

 Youth Options was established in 1937.  We believe passionately that every young person has the potential to realise their abilities and aspirations, and to make a valuable contribution to their communities.  We are committed to developing young people’s social and emotional skills to improve their chances in life. Our services are individually tailored to deliver vibrant, dynamic and ever-evolving opportunities that connect with and inspire young people.

If you would like to give your child an extra opportunity with 'learning ouside skills' please see our website https://youthoptions.org.uk/


Also we need your help!

We need your help to ensure that we can keep providing services and support to young people in the region. As well as fundraising and volunteers, we're aiming to raise our profile to broaden our reach for support. If you can help us we'd love to hear from you. We can offer you support and guidance and of course a huge thank you!

If you would like to make a difference, please ring 01794 525510 or email

I look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes



Sarah Yarham, Community & Events Fundraiser

07917 343847

2 Eastwood Court, Broadwater Road,

Romsey SO51 8JJ


Botley Bridge Club

fouracesBotley Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm at the Botley Market Hall for duplicate bridge.  Our Bridge Club encourages all levels of players and particular encourage new players to the game.

For further information, please contact Sue Taylor by email


Help Local Lady

mencap logo rgb low res200wVolunteer needed in the Botley area to visit a local lady with a learning disability, around 6 times a year.

This lady is in her 60s and lives in a busy care home so it would be great for her to have her own visitor to spend time with.  She enjoys looking at her photo albums and her memory box, getting her nails done or just relaxing in pleasant company.

You will be introduced and get to know to the lady with the support of Mencap and staff at her home. We believe that a visiting volunteer will make a huge difference.

Training and ongoing support provided. To find out more please contact Mat on 07790 357 528  or at .


SCRIBBLERS (Botley) Do you want to have a go at writing ? It can be anything from a shopping list to a trilogy!  Have fun with writing in a friendly, supportive group. Interested? Want more Information? Contact: Bea Text only please: 07722223252 or Email: This is a new group being set up so input from all members will be welcome. You do want to have a go at writing ? Then.. COME & JOIN US!

Botley Cookery Book No. 2

The Botley School Cookery Book 2 has over 180 celebrity recipes all related to Christmas and Party Recipes.
Celebrity recipes include Amanda Holden's Vegetarian Nut roast, Sarah Harding's Banoffee Pie, Sir Alex Ferguson's Beef Filler a la Fergie and Zoé Wanamaker's Cheese Snitch.

To view a 3d turn page of the book  please click here

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JAMBOPS Dance Group

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Come along and join in the fun with Jambops Dance Group for adults and toddlers, held on monday and Tuesday mornings between 9:30 - 10:30.   For more information: contact Jamie on 07929095405, see our web site jamzdance.co.uk, or e.mail:

Steady And Strong Exercise Classes

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Community Balance Classes

Having a fall can have a serious impact on anyone’s life - but for older people the consequences are even greater, including a loss of independence, mobility and confidence as well as the time it takes to recover. By preventing falls, older people’s chances of staying independent at home are significantly increased and they can continue to live an active lifestyle. Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing a fall.

 Steady and Strong exercise classes are all taught by qualified postural stability instructors, who have been specifically trained to reduce falls in older people. The classes also link in with the NHS led fall prevention classes and provide a follow on for people completing their rehabilitation.

Classes are suitable for older people who are unsteady and will help them to carry on their normal daily routines and improve their balance.

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