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Havant at Home

Friends of Havant Cemeteries were represented in Havant Park on Saturday as part of Havant at Home, a free event organised by The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre ‘celebrating Havant Borough and the reasons we all love to call it home!’  Various … Continue reading

Alan Mak at New Lane

This morning we received a visit from Alan Mak, MP for Havant.  Alan had a look around the cemetery and discussed the origins of the Friends Group, the work we had done and our plans for the Heritage Lottery Fund … Continue reading

Gate Pillars

Last November a gate pillar at the entrance to the Council cemetery in New Road was damaged by a lorry and the entrance has been closed to vehicular traffic since.  This week work started on repairing the gate pillar.  The … Continue reading

Friends of Havant Cemeteries win National Lottery support

Friends of Havant Cemeteries have received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project: to enhance the environment and share the heritage of our local cemeteries by adding an information board, new gates and a bench to … Continue reading

Havant Birdwatch

Birds were counted at New Lane Cemetery on Saturday 28th January between 14.20 and 15.20 as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.  In order to avoid double-counting, the numbers recorded are the maximum of a species seen at any … Continue reading

Donation from Waitrose

Friends of Havant Cemeteries have received a cheque for £355 from Waitrose Havant as part of their Community Matters scheme.  The funds will be spent on tools and on more seeds and plants to enhance the New Lane and Warblington … Continue reading

We’ve been busy!

Yesterday we tidied up in the Dissenters’ section after some serious strimming and bramble clearance.  All ready for a bonfire next time. We also sowed yellow rattle seed to help control the grass and add colour.  

Spring in December

Following the unseasonably mild weather over the last few weeks, spring flowers are now open in New Lane cemetery.  (Photos by Christopher Evans) Hellebore Daffodils Primroses  

Dissenters Cemetery – 26th May

During our last work party (26th May) we dug out brambles and cut back ivy from the Dissenters’ Cemetery. We also transplanted some of the primroses into the St Faith’s section. An impressive fresh specimen of Chicken of the Woods … Continue reading

Spring at New Lane

These photos were taken on Friday 10th April. The primrose plugs we planted in September in the triangle outside the cemetery  have flourished; unfortunately, so has the grass. These primroses are in the new section of the cemetery, so we … Continue reading

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