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Welcome to the August edition of the Winchester Gazette.

Schools out for the summer! What have you got planned this month? Holiday abroad maybe? If not, don’t worry there are lots of fantastic community events taking place in Winchester and surrounding areas (pages 38-39), local country parks to visit (pages 30-32) and if you like horse racing there’s a family day too (pages 33).

We hope the sunny weather continues, however we know that some are struggling in this heat so please do take care in the sun. In this issue we cover Alresford Festival raising 10k for charities, Winchester Ladies Circle raise money for Romsey Charity, Friends of the Family & Winchester Young Carers get together to provide parent workshops plus all our education news is filled with great stories too.

Our Winchester People we speak to Linda Bett from Winchester and Eastleigh Cancer Support Group, she runs the group both areas and tells us all about the support network they offer (see pages 14-15). If you run a local group and would like a FREE 2 page article in future editions as part of our Test Valley People please get in touch.

We are always happy to connect with local people and like to hear all about your local stories, so please do email us using We print schools/college press releases for free, so this is a great opportunity to tell us about the unique ways you use to encourage pupils to learn. Please also provide any details of local events you would like advertised on our website or in our What’s On section in the publication

Enjoy August and time with all the family!




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