Posts By: Chris Dennis

Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition 2019

As a result of the success of this year’s and previous exhibitions, Fordingbridge Rotary have decided to make the Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition an annual event, rather that just once every two years. The next exhibition will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019, so make a diary note.   Visit the FMR Website

iKhethelo Children’s Village – South Africa Water Harvesting Project

Visit by Fordingbridge Rotary Members Michael Jackson, Richard Westlake, Dennis Wilson & Eileen Wilson of Fordingbridge Inner Wheel; Linked with a holiday in South Africa In December 2014 Fordingbridge Rotary agreed to support Hillcrest Rotary to try to obtain a Rotary Global Grant to provide a Water Harvesting Project at iKhethelo Children’s Village, previously Makaphutu Children’s […]

Question Time

Rotary is not about politics or religion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss current affairs. Yesterday’s meeting featured a ‘Question Time’ panel, chaired by David ‘Dimbleby’ Hales, and starring Stephen Walker, Toni Butler, Martin Calver, and Paul Hammond. Questions from members had been given to the panel before-hand to give them a chance to […]

Skittles Night 2016

On 22 November, a large crowd of Rotarians, Inner Wheelers, and hangers-on went up to the Woodfalls Inn for an evening of skittles, food and drink, and good company. Prizes were awarded to: Best Lady Player — Sandra Harte Best Gentleman Player (after a play-off against Karl Jung) — John Oram Best Couple — Richard […]

Fordingbridge Christmas Lights 2016

Every winter, Fordingbridge’s Christmas Lights are a spectacle that is appreciated by locals and visitors alike. This year, on 2 December, there will be the usual Switch-On event in the High Street, with shops open late to offer refreshments as well as bargains, side-shows, music, and a visit by someone called Father Christmas. Fordingbridge Rotary […]

Avonway Community Wellbeing Day

Avonway Community Wellbeing Day, organised through the Fordingbridge Carer Hub, was held on Wednesday October 26th with the objective of showcasing the many and varied services and support organisations based in and around the Fordingbridge area. Many have a relationship with the Avonway Centre, who hosted and sponsored the day. Visitors were invited to chat […]

A New Roof in the Playground

During half-term, members of the Fordingbridge Rotary Club were involved with another community project in the Fordingbridge area. As a result, St. James’ CE VC First School, Alderholt, now have a new roof on their playground store. Elliotts, the builders’ merchants in Fordingbridge, kindly provided the roofing materials.

Water Survival Boxes

In September six members of Fordingbridge Rotary and Inner Wheel visited the warehouse of World Water Works run by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge at the Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton. The visit was organised by our International Committee member Dennis Wilson and once we were able to find the warehouse, members soon rolled up their sleeves and got down […]