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Welcome to the July edition of the Winchester Gazette.

We’ve been really lucky with the sunshine in June, but will it continue into July is the big question?! We’ll have to wait and see with fingers crossed for a good summer this year especially with the children breaking up at the end of the month. Have you heard about the new craze sweeping the country painting rocks and hiding them for others to find? Kids have been very creative but so have local businesses by getting involved painting rocks as a way to advertise, clever huh?! There’s many Facebook pages (search Hampshire Rocks) where you can get involved if you like as it certainly encourages the kids to get off the internet!

This month we cover the Big Sleep Out which raised over £30,000 for Winchester’s Homeless and see all about The Parchment Street Clinic which has recently re-opened its doors with a new owner and a totally new look! (pages 14-15). Our Education News articles includes Tri-Golf Festival success plus double awards for Sparsholt College and Help for Heroes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Winchester has some great events in July including Winchester Festival, Hat Fair, Summer Jazz and Pedal Paddle & Pace in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – more details on pages 3233.

Also, as always we feature all the details about Live Music at the Railway Inn on page 20. 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.

Hope you have fun in the sun!



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