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Allotments

Allotments are available at Tidpit. For more details, contact info@futurefarms.org.uk

Bellringing

Practice - Fridays 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Visiting ringers are always welcome. Beginners are encouraged. Contact Janet Richards 01725 519267.

For more information about the bells of All Saints Church, Martin, click here.

Community Association

The Martin Community Association organises social events in the village. For more information, see posters that are displayed on village noticeboards from time to time.

Damerham and District Horticultural Society

www.ddhs.co.uk

Are you interested in gardens? Or gardening? If you join the Damerham and District Horticultural Society you could enjoy these benefits:

  • free entry to the two annual shows (the Spring Show and the Summer Show)
  • free entry to a range of informal workshops held in members' gardens, covering topics of seasonal interest, ranging from winter jobs in the kitchen garden to the cultivation of sweet peas
  • free newsletter with details of events including garden visits and discounted seed purchases
  • talks by visiting speakers at Damerham village halls, except the January meeting which is held in Martin village hall

Membership costs £5 per person or £8 per couple at the same address. Meetings, with light refreshments, are free to members, £3 to non-members who are very welcome.

How do I join?

Send your cheque (payable to DDHS) to Ms Carolyn Andrews, Old Channel Farmhouse, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP3 3HA or phone 01725 518802 for further details.

Futurefarms

Futurefarms is a not for profit co-operative whose purpose is to grow food within the parish of Martin in Hampshire, for sale to the people who live here. The company is run by its members. If you would like to join then please email info@futurefarms.org.uk or phone 07005 805 519. Membership costs £5 but is free to anyone willing to donate a few hours' time each year. To find out more about what we do, please visit our website at www.futurefarms.org.uk

Martin and Damerham WI

The combined Institute meets most months, mainly in Damerham Village Hall. Meetings start at 7:30pm with a variety of speakers and topics ranging from Chinese Brush painting to the "Experiences of a Lady Brewer". Open meetings are advertised locally and visitors are always welcome. For more information please contact the President, Mrs Godber on 01725 518350 or visit the website: http://www.hampshirewi.org.uk.

Royal British Legion - Damerham and Western Downland Branch

Chairman: Captain John Kelly OBE

Registered Charity No 219279

Your local RBL branch serves the Western Downland communities of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community, serving men and women, veterans, and their families, and is the national custodian of Remembrance.

Our branch aim is to raise the profile of the RBL in our communities, to raise funds for the RBL's charities and to remember the service and sacrifice of those of us who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, in peace and war. We do this by:

  • Raising money through the Poppy Appeal and through local events, such as our annual Coffee Morning in November.
  • Representing the Legion on local remembrance occasions, such as ceremonies held at our War Memorials on Armistice Day on 11th November, and in services at our churches on Remembrance Sunday.

· Bringing the welfare needs of qualified personnel and their dependants within our local community to the notice of the RBL County Office.

· Providing 'Christmas Comforts' to particularly deserving members of our local community

  • Holding meetings, including our Annual General Meeting in October.

We welcome new branch members to support this worthwhile charity and you don't have to have a service background to join us. Just visit the RBL website at: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/membership/become-a-member/, click 'Join the Royal British Legion', follow the instructions and, when prompted to find your branch, click 'Damerham & Western Downland RBL Branch'. Please let us know if you have joined so we can welcome you.

You can contact our Branch through the Branch Treasurer, Mike Richardson, at:

· Email: damerhamrbl.treas@btinternet.com.

Yoga

Wednesdays 7.00 - 8:30pm and Fridays 2 - 3:30pm in the Blandford Hall, Martin.
Contact Suzanne Greenwood Tel: 01725 519392