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Christmas Charity Tractor Run through Buriton

Raising money for good causes  

A convoy of tractors, all decorated in Christmas lights, is due to leave Petersfield at about 5pm on Saturday 17th December and will come into Buriton along Greenway Lane, passing through the High Street and leaving via North Lane and Nursted.

The charity run is raising money for the Hampshire Air Ambulance service. People with collection buckets will be walking with the tractors and all donations will be gratefully received.

After Nursted the tractors will travel to South Harting, Nyewood, Rogate, Liss and back to Petersfield for about 7.15pm.

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South Downs Way: 50th anniversary celebration in Buriton

Schoolchildren mark special occasion

For over 20 years Buriton was the western start and end point of the South Downs National Trail – with the extension to Winchester only being added more recently – and schoolchildren turned “nature detectives” recently to take part in a special celebratory walk.

The ramble took place after a beautiful plaque had been presented to the village by the South Downs National Park Authority.

The engraving celebrates Buriton as the original starting point for the South Downs Way and will be given pride of place in the village hall.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Condolence arrangements

Following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the following arrangements are being made in Buriton:

  • the flag on St Mary’s church will be flown at half-mast on Friday 9th September; it will be flown at full mast on Saturday for the new King; and it will then return to half-mast until the funeral
  • a condolence book will be available in the church from 8am until 9pm each day until Monday 12th September and, thereafter, will be available from 8am to 6pm.     
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Jubilee Weekend: Friday’s Family Festival - Live Music Line Up

Free fun for all the family: 2pm to 9pm

As well as fancy dress competitions, decorated wheelbarrow races, inflatables, a beer tent and more, there will be a mixture of music from the 1950s to 2022.

Here, below, are the estimated times for each of the local live acts:

All events are free of charge. Only food and drink will be chargeable.

Parishioners just need to bring their own ‘Royal Picnics’, drinks, chairs, tables, cups and plates – less cost, less waste!

Jubilee celebrations spread over four days

Buriton’s festivities promise fun and interest for all the family

Organisers are arranging an array of events and activities to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There will be a floral display of celebratory colour in St Mary’s church throughout the four-day holiday period – and the first day (Thursday 2nd June) will be capped by a Royal Quiz in the Five Bells at 7pm and the lighting of one of the country’s Jubilee Beacons on top of Butser Hill at about 9.30pm