It’s another very welcome bank holiday weekend and for many of us there will be more time to relax, catch up with friends or indulging in a creative pastime. As someone whose artistic attempts are, at best, minimal, I do find it interesting to hear how others find the inspiration or ‘spark’ that leads them to put pen to paper (or should that be fingers to keyboard?) to write a play or book, or to pick up brush and oils to paint a picture. [Read more…] about New Discoveries and Finding Inspiration in Chandler’s Ford
This market is carefully managed, with the needs of regular local stallholders in mind, and features around 12 stalls selling locally-produced food and crafts (no traders). [Read more…] about Review: Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market
This afternoon I bumped into Dom Hooley, joint manager of Eastleigh Basics Bank, at the Fryern Arcade of Chandler’s Ford.
Dom told me that Waitrose rang him yesterday and said it would be donating their food to Eastleigh Basics Bank tomorrow. [Read more…] about News from the Fryern Arcade: Waitrose; Waffles and Cream
In the past few days I have been walking up and down a few roads (Hursley Road, Winchester Road, Hiltingbury Road, Brownhill Road…), and have noticed quite a few inflatable snowman, reindeer, an amusing upside-down Santa near the chimney, and quite a lot of flashing lights in the walls in our neighbourhood.
For those who are cynical about the trend of Christmas festive decorations, or if you are worry about your road / street has become ‘common’, please just remember that festive decoration is fun. People are happy; their kids are happy; their grandchildren are happy. So, just chillax. [Read more…] about How Do You Celebrate Christmas? My Christmas in Chandler’s Ford
I went to Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market this morning and realised that Christmas has indeed arrived.
The market was held at the Age Concern Centre on Brownhill Road (just next to the Co-op and the Fryern Arcade). [Read more…] about Christmas at Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market 2016
Stairway Bakery and Coffee Shop at the Fryern Arcade in Chandler’s Ford has closed.
The notice on the window reads:
“As from the Saturday 29th of October 2016, this shop will close. We would like to thank all our loyal customers over the years for their custom and support. We wish all of you all the best for the future. [Read more…] about Closed: Stairway Bakery and Coffee Shop at Fryern Arcade
This morning, I met Karen Stephen and Catherine Griffin at the local produce and craft market.
They were promoting their first book: Secret Lives of Chandlers Ford: A Collection of Short Stories.
Mike introduced this book and its four authors before in this post. [Read more…] about It’s Back – Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market
The Arcade Youth Theatre hits the stage for the first time this week!
Arcade Youth Theatre is a new, local youth theatre, which has begun its journey into bringing drama and arts to young people and the community of Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding areas. [Read more…] about The Arcade Youth Theatre Hits the Stage for the First Time
Eastleigh Borough Council is asking for your opinion to help “prevent drink-fuelled anti-social behaviour in the Chandler’s Ford shopping area”.
The shopping area is the Fryern Arcade.
The six-week consultation is from Tuesday 31 May to Monday 11 July. [Read more…] about Consultation on Preventing Anti-social Behaviour in Chandler’s Ford Shopping Area
This morning there were a few surprises at the local Handmade Craft Market at Chandler’s Ford Age Concern Centre.
It was a delight to meet a popular local non-fiction and military writer Penny Legg, based in Southampton. [Read more…] about Not Just Crafts: Chandler’s Ford Craft Market – Crafters, Author, Cartoonist
I celebrated my 50th birthday this week so thought I would see if I could find 50 things to like about the Chandler’s Ford area.
Are you aware there is a Produce and Craft Market in Chandler’s Ford?
It’s held at the Age Concern Centre on Brownhill Road (to be precise – just next to the Co-op and the Fryern Arcade).
Yes – the market is where you get to buy special gifts from crafters who make the gifts themselves, and buy fresh fruits and vegetables without the plastic packaging.
[Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market for the Community
Sadly, I’m writing this post because a recent card scam using the “Distraction Technique” has just happened to a friend at a busy Chandler’s Ford supermarket. And I’ve been asked to put up a warning item so hopefully nobody else is affected by this kind of nasty theft.
Cards were taken from my friend’s purse when they were deliberately distracted. Those cards were then used to buy over £1,500 worth of shopping. [Read more…] about Beware of Thieves Using “Distraction Technique” in Chandler’s Ford
Update: The upcoming Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market will be on Saturday 30th April 2016 at Chandler’s Ford Age Concern Centre.
Below is my original post:
Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market this year will open on Saturday 12th March, from 10am to 1pm, at Age Concern Centre on Brownhill Road.
Last year, Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market was successfully held three times. I picked up a few Christmas presents from the market. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market – Saturday 12th March 2016
I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They usually mean giving up alcohol, which is not a huge problem for me as I don’t drink much, or chocolate and that is where I do run into difficulties!
However, I thought I would list some things I would love to see in 2016, all of which would benefit Chandler’s Ford and its residents.
Christmas came early at Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market, held at Age Concern Centre on Brownhill Road last weekend.
It was the third Produce and Craft Market in Chandler’s Ford since October, with over 100 visitors. [Read more…] about Christmas at Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market 2015
If you haven’t got your Christmas tree yet (or if the one at home is simply not enough), you could pop down to the Fryern Arcade and get one.
Jimmy Peters, who grows and sells Christmas trees, is now busy selling Christmas trees at the Fryern Arcade in Chandler’s Ford. [Read more…] about Little Ranch Farm Christmas Trees at Fryern Arcade 2015
Have you been to the new Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market yet?
The next market is on Saturday the 12th of December 2015 from 10am to 2pm, on Brownhill Road, at Age Concern Centre in Chandler’s Ford. [Read more…] about NEW! Chandler’s Ford Produce and Craft Market
Please tell me I’m not the only one: when somebody speaks to me about drama and theatre, it is obviously noticeable that my face lights up. I cannot help but be drawn in and then spend hours upon hours speaking not only about the performance, but the process itself.
My name is Lewis Pickles, and I am a 16 year old Toynbee School student, who has been involved in the local theatre scene for around 5 years. I fell in love with the theatre after having performed the Mad Hatter, when I was a mere 11 year old, in Alice. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Arcade Youth Theatre (AYT)
There is a new charity shop on Winchester Road in Chandler’s Ford – Wessex Cancer Trust.
The charity shop on 13-14 The Mall is between the Card Gallery and a beauty shop called ea.
The charity shop opened on 3rd October 2015. It’s the fifth charity shop run by Wessex Cancer Trust. [Read more…] about Wessex Cancer Trust: New Charity Shop in Chandler’s Ford