Sunday 24th November - Evening Talk by Patrick Kempe ‘Lorenzo and His Horses’ followed by a light supper at Copythorne Parish Hall, at 7pm. Cost £10pp. Please bring your own Drink & Glasses. Names to Sue Kennedy on 01425 272211 by 10th November please.
Thursday, 12th December
Christmas Lunch at The Rising Sun at Wootton, 12 for 12.30 pm. Click
for meal choices and post your completed <ORDER>
with your cheque to Sue Kennedy at the address on the Order Form.
Sunday, 15th December - Christmas Drive (fancy dress optional!) from The Rising Sun, Wootton. To leave promptly at 11:30am. Please book in using this <ENTRY FORM> form. For any further details, please contact Sue Kennedy on 01425 272211.
Thursday, 19th December - Olympia Trip.
Wednesday 1st January 2020 - New Year’s Day Drive from West Stratton. Please call Terry Newman on 01962 774271 for further details and to book in.
Saturday, 4th January - New Year Party at Minstead Village Hall, SO40 2NZ from 7.30pm. This is a complimentary social evening for Hampshire members, so please do come and join us. Non-members £15pp. Further details from Sam Searle on 07883 538591.
Friday, 24th January - Burns Night at the Rising Sun, Wootton. Come and see the piping in of the haggis in this traditional Scottish celebration (menu alternative if you don’t fancy haggis!). Please contact Sue Kennedy on 01425 272211 for information.
Saturday 15th February - Evening Quiz at Upham Village Hall, Mortimer’s Lane, Upham SO32 1HF at 7pm. Contact Sam Searle on 07883 538591 for further details.
Wednesday 4th March - Spider Drive to Burley Outer Rails Cottage for 12 noon, by kind invitation of Tracey and Ian Thew. Delicious homemade vegetable soup and homemade bread. Cost £5 per person. Please contact Sue Kennedy on 01425 272211 by Friday 29th Feb for further details and to book in.
Wednesday 18th March - Spring Spider Drive to the High Corner Inn for 12.30pm. Please contact Georgina Burrows on 02380 283433 to book in.
Sunday 5th April - Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at Lower Soldridge Farm, Medstead GU34 5JF. Please contact Sam Searle on 07883 538591 for further details and to book in.
Friday 10th April - Good Friday Drive from Lowhill Farm, Portsmouth Road, Fishers Pond SO50 7HF. Details to follow.
Advance Notice– please note NEW date – following a very successful Summer Driving Camp in 2019, we are doing it all again for 2020. The date is 17th to 19th July 2020, and if you think you may like to come, please call Sam Searle on 07883 538591 asap to register your interest.
Please remember to book in for all drives and events.
All BDS Members of any Area (including Hampshire Area Members taking part in Hampshire Area Drives) must be fully paid-up members of the BDS before taking part in BDS organized Driving Events (with the exception of training events which take place in a suitable enclosed area).
Hampshire Area would also recommend that all whips participating in one of our Driving Events have their Membership Card with them at the time.
Membership does need to be checked for our insurance to be valid.
We have been asked by the Forestry Commission to kindly remind our members that we are allowed to drive on gravel tracks only and not across the lawn areas of the forest.
The path within the Aldridgehill Inclosure between the Keepers Cottage and the Rhinefield Road is designated as unsuitable for carriages. As there isn't a continuous gravel track, we should not be using it, although special permission may sometimes be granted at certain times of year following consultation. This is a particularly sensitive area with young deer and the Area is keen to cooperate with The Forestry Commission's request.
And finally a reminder to drivers to please have their forest permit disks displayed on either the harness or vehicle so as to avoid embarrassment if they are checked as the Forestry Commission continue to make random checks.