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Village Hall - Buy a Brick

ImageChawton Village Hall is currently fundraising to extend the rear of the hall to provide much needed storage and a small meeting room. A total of £80,000 is required for this extension, so far we have raised £48,450 ahead of the works that start in August this year.

We therefore invite you to contribute to the success of this project for the benefit of both current and future generations.

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South Downs Boundary Confirmed

ImageHilary Benn, the environment secretary today confirmed the boundary of the South Downs National Park. As expected, Chawton has been confirmed to be within the park.

Please see the maps for the layouts and limits of the park and the detailed part covering Chawton

 

Open Gardens

Lots of great gardens

Walk In The Footsteps Of Jane Austen In Her Beloved Hampshire Home
To Help Celebrate The Bicentenary Of Her Arrival, the Village Of Chawton Opens Its Gardens

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Pothole Repairs

ImageHampshire County Council have been in contact and asked for help in reporting any potholes in the local roads following the recent cold weather. Clearly this doesn't have to be constrained to potholes in the village !

Please see the attached letter from HCC

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Hoar Frost Jan 2009

ImageNew pictures are available in the gallery showing Chawton with Hoar frost.

Pictures courtesy of Graham Rankin

 
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Upcoming Events

  • Children's Gardening Workshop (ages 5-11) - Chawton House Library
    April 12, 2017 (10:00 - 12:00)

    Children's gardening workshop at Chawton House Library. As part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, we invite children (ages 5-11) to take part in gardening activities, including planting a small pot to take away. Price...

  • Chawton WI - Working with Chocolate
    April 12, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are holding a working with chocolate session.

    Come along to a delicious edible demonstration at Chawton Village Hall

  • Easter Children’s Orienteering Trail - Chawton House Library
    April 16, 2017 (All Day)

    Enjoy the Easter weekend at Chawton House Library with a special orienteering trail. Explore our Wilderness to find the 10 animal markers using the map. Write down what animal silhouettes you find. If your child gets all 10, you can treat them to free...

  • Garden Tour - Chawton House Library
    April 23, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens.  Hear about the history of the grounds, including period features, such as the 'wilderness' and 'ha-ha', along with the walled kitchen garden built by Jan Austen's brother Edward.  The...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    May 07, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

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