Reopening of the Petersfield Hub

Despite the rain we had a great day on Wednesday to promote the reopening of the Information Hub at Petersfield Station. Around 40 people turned out to sample the amazing home grown produce of the Petersfield Community Garden Group (much from the station forecourt planters) and view the information available to plan a great visit to Petersfield and the South Downs National Park.
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What's on in East Hampshire in August

These are some of the things that are on in East Hampshire during August. 1, 8, 15,22 & 29 Wild Art Day Gilbert White's House Museum 11:00-12:00pm 1:00-2:00pm Enjoy messy art in the garden, using natural materials. Drop in activity, all ages welcome. Free with admission. 01420 511517 1 - 31 Summer Explorer Fun Gilbert White's House Museum from 10:00am Borrow an explorer
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Volunteers help tidy up Petersfield Station

Recently volunteers from the Department for Transport lent a hand at Petersfield Station as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility duties.

Amidst light and then heavy rain showers 9 volunteers came out of their London office and really got their hands dirty by clearing grass, laying out wood chippings around planters and painting the Hub Information office.
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Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society annual major exhibition 23rd - 28th August

Festival Hall, 1000 - 1800. Free admission.
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Merry Christmas to all our partners, volunteers and stakeholders

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More photos of the recent opening of the Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Country Park cycle path

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What's on in December 2016 in the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership area

3 Dec Rowlands Castle Craft Fair Parish Hall 10:00 - 13:00 FREE event 4 Dec Petersfield Christmas Festival Market 4 Dec Victorian Christmas Petersfield Museum 10:30 - 3:30pm Meet people in period dress and learn how the Victorians celebrated Christmas Entry fees apply, children free 01730 262601 7 Dec Petersfield Community Choir - Sounds of Winter St Peters Church,
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Official opening of the Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Country Park cycle path part 2

Around 50 cyclists descended on Petersfield Station this morning to mark the official opening of the long awaited cycle path to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. They also took the opportunity of looking around the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership's Travel Hub, which was specially opened for this event, before setting off on the new path which runs along the Causeway, Petersfield, along the old
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Petersfield Station footbridge

We have learned the following from a recent meeting one of our stakeholders had with Network Rail:The necessary engineering work is now booked in for the week commencing 22nd January 2017. It is estimated that the repair work will take around a week to complete.The timber of the steps and base of the footbridge is completely rotten, so it is thought replacing them with timber would mean that we would
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Official opening of the Petersfield to Queen Elizabeth Country Park Cycle path

Dear all, please find information below about the new cycle path which is being opened between Petersfield Station and Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Friday 18 November.
This will be a very welcome addition to the cycle network in the East Hampshire area and for information the Petersfield Station Travel Hub will be opened on the morning to complement this event.

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Free bike checks and maintenance in Petersfield this weekend

Bring your bike to the My Journey marquee located at Rams Walk Shopping Centre, Petersfield GU32 3JA on Sunday 2nd October 2016 between 12 and 3pm.Get there early - this is a first come first served service. You can also find out more about cycling, walking and journey planning to help save you time and money.myjourneyhampshire.comvar idcomments_acct = '29d8398f133ae2fec2afc95ca835df32';var idcomments_post_id;var
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Bed and Breakfast near Petersfield train station

Looking for bed and breakfast accommodation in Petersfield close to the railway station?
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Family activities at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which can be accessed by bus from Petersfield Railway Station, has a full programme of activities for all the family over the remaining summer holidays.
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Butser Ancient Farm - Meet the Romans!

Are you brave enough to meet a fierce Roman legion? If so visit Butser for Roman cooking, fantastic weaponry, authentic costumes, ancient carpentry, Roman numerals and archery demonstrations. Plus there will be ancient textile demonstrations and Mark the Celt in the Iron Age enclosure, as well as all their usual activities and children’s trail, plus cake and coffee in the visitor centre! This all hapens from:

Saturday 27 August – Sunday 28 August
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Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society Annual Exhibition

Between 25 - 30 August 2016 Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society will hold their Annual Exhibition at Festival Hall, Petersfield. Daily times vary and admission is FREE. For more information go to the societies webite.var idcomments_acct = '29d8398f133ae2fec2afc95ca835df32';var idcomments_post_id;var idcomments_post_url;
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Petersfield Summer Fair

On 27 to 29 August Petersfield hold their Summer Fair at Hometown Fest, Petersfield Square, Petersfield. There will be a full weekend of music, dancing, games, talent acts, drinks, food and stalls. Come by train to fully enjoy all there is on offer, without having to worry about driving or parking! var idcomments_acct = '29d8398f133ae2fec2afc95ca835df32';var idcomments_post_id;var idcomments_post_url;
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Travel and Tourism Hub opens at Petersfield Station

The East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership has now opened its pop up Travel and Tourism Hub in the old Parcels Office at Petersfield Station.

Open 10.00 - 15.00 Wednesdays to Sundays the Hub is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people keen to promote where you can visit in the Petersfield and South Downs National Park area by sustainable transport. The service is free and carries maps, leaflets and information about local events. It is also currently housing a mini display of artefacts kindly on loan from Petersfield Museum.
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New Travel and Tourism hub

This video shows you where our is located at Petersfield Station and where to catch onward travel buses from. It's rather easy!
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Petersfield Open air swimming pool

Looking for somewhere to take the children this Summer? Why not hop on a train to Petersfield and visit the Petersfield Open air swimming pool in Heath Road, near the Festival Theatre? Solar generated heat provides lashings of hot water for a swim and shower. Swimming lessons are available, as are exercise classes, snorkelling and diving tuition, while tiny tots can enjoy paddling. There are Summer
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Community rallies round to create tourist hub in Petersfield

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Volunteers brighten up Petersfield Station

With help from Community First, Pfizer, South West Trains, Petersfield Tesco and East Hampshire District Council, volunteers spent a fruitful day brightening up the front of Petersfield Station and the Old Parcels Office. New planters have been purchased and filled across the front of the station and the old parcels office has been decorated as part of a project to provide a Welcome to Petersfield
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What's on at Petersfield Museum

From 21 June to 13 August 2016 there is an Old Local Crafts and Industries exhibition in Petersfield. This exhibition will show which industries developed in the this area from Roman times to the early 20th century and which social and environmental factors contributed to this development. It includes agriculture, wool, glovemaking, felt making, local tanning, breweries, pottery and brickworks all
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Exhibition at the Flora Twort Gallery

There is an exhibition at the Flora Twort Gallery Petersfield from 21 June to 2 July 2016.The Makers Table, Ruth Lacey, Sarah Radford and Emma Plato.For more information visit idcomments_acct = '29d8398f133ae2fec2afc95ca835df32';var idcomments_post_id;var idcomments_post_url;
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Archaeology of Petersfield Town Walk

Archaeology of Petersfield Town Walk, Sunday 26 June 2016This walk, around the ancient barrows cemetary on Petersfield Heath will put Petersfield's barrows in the context of the Bronze Age period and discuss the recent excavations which have taken place as part of the "People of the Heath" project.This walk starts at 1430 and meets at the Car Park on Sussex Road. It is free, but booking is essential.var
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Jane Austen Regency Week

June 18 to 26 sees Jane Austen Regency week come to Alton and Chawton. A whole host of events are planned and for the next few days there are:

• Thursday 23 June - Curator tour oat Chawton House Library
• Friday 24 June - Jane Austen's Neighbour talk at Gilbert Whites's House in Selborne and a Regency Evening Concert at Alton House Hotel
• Saturday 25 June - Walking Tour of Alton and Make a Bonnet at Jane Austen's House Museum and a Film showing of "Emma!" at Alton College
• Sunday 26 June - Victorian cricket match on the Butts at Alton and a Regency Dancing Demonstration at Chawton House Library and a Regency Supper at Alton House Hotel.
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Ever thought about visiting Petersfield?

When you arrive by train in Petersfield you know you are immediately in the heart of the South Downs. There is so much to see and do including an Historic Town Centre, Open Space and beautiful surrounding countryside, museum, art gallery, walks, churches, sports, entertainment, places of interest, plenty of shopping and places to eat and drink.Did you also know there is a Local Explorer Card which
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Have a closer look at Petersfield...

Petersfield-cam is the Petersfield town community website containing everything you could possibly want to know about Petersfield, Hampshire. Live webcams from Petersfield’s Market Square, a 3D interactive map of Petersfield town centre, the on-line events calendar with information about what's on and where to go, essential information about Petersfield shops, businesses, pubs, cafe's, restaurants
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Petersfield Physic Garden

A quarter acre garden in the heart of Petersfield laid out with beds of herbs in a formal geometric pattern typical of 17th century physic gardens. Features include:A small knot.A topiary walk.An orchard area underplanted with wild flowers.A rose bower with shrub roses.A sundial an terracotta urns with plants which would have been grown in the 17th century.The paths are suitable for wheelchairs and
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Step back in time at Butser Ancient Farm

Step back in time at Butser Ancient Farm. A full list of events throughout the year can be found at The summer season nows sees daily opening from 1000 - 1700 until the end of September. Visit by train to Petersfield then bus service 37 (operated by Stagecoach)
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Petersfield Farmers market

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What's on at Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery

Here is what is on during May at Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery


"Communications through time" until 18 June, exploring how technology has changed communications and mobility. The exhibition also looks at ways of exchanging information through the body and dress, and the ways in which animals communicate.


  • Petersfield Architecture: shopfronts and houses - an exhibition of printmaking and claywork by year 7 students from Dunhurst, Bedales Prep School until 7 May.
  • Two handed: an exhibition of work by Jill and Paul Martin 10 - 14 May
  • Mixed Feelings: June Heap and Ruth Barrett-Danes 17 - 28 May
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Uppark House

Uppark House at South Harting, near Petersfield is an intimate National Trust Country House and Garden in a large landscape with plenty to do on a visit. You can get there by train to Petersfield Railway Station and then catch bus service 54.

To see what special events that are on soon check out their website.
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Second hand bookcase at Petersfield Station

This new facility for passengers and visitors is now available in the Booking Hall and completes the provision of second hand books at the 4 stations in the Partnership's area. If you have any books or DVDs you would like to donate to us to help maintain the bookcases please contact 07900 103296.
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Films showing at The New Savoy Cinema in Petersfield

Located at the corner of Swan Street and Chapel Street the original Savoy Cinema was built on the site of the Petersfield Electric Cinema which was demolished in 1935. Changing use from cinema through bingo hall and nightclub, the Savoy Cinema was eventually demolished in the 2010s. Since closure a group of volunteers decided to continue showing films and located themselves at the Festival Theatre where they show two films on the same day once a month. The newly formed group decided to show films under the name of The New Savoy Cinema.

Upcoming films include: Everest and Suffragette (Tuesday 26 January), Pan, Amy and The Martian (Tuesday 16 February), Sunset Song and Lady in a van (Tuesday 22 March), and The Dressmaker and Brooklyn (Tuesday 26 April).

Each ticket costs £5 only and can be bought through One Tree Book Shop in Lavant Street, Petersfield or Petersfield Town Council.

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Petersfield Musical Festival 11 - 19 March 2016

Highlights include Carmina Burana, Peter and the Wolf, Danse Macabre, Brahms Symphony no 1, Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, Schubert Unfinished Symphony, Youth Concerts and much more.
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East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership Christmas Photo Competition

Seen something on your rail journey that sums up Christmas in the East Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park? Submit your festive rail pics from the train or station that sums up Christmas by rail for a chance to win two standard adult return tickets anywhere on the South West Trains network. Post your pics to our wall on Facebook with hashtag #XmasExpress or Tweet @easthantsrail with hashtag #XmasExpress. Entry closes 12:00 hrs on Wednesday 23rd December 2015.
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Walking and Cycling in East Hampshire

If you are looking for things to do this Summer, have a look at walking and cycling opportunities in East Hampshire at the webpage below.
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See what's on at the Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery hold exhibitions on local history, historic costume and work by the local artist Flora Twort.
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Guided walk from Petersfield station

There is a guided walk on Saturday 22 March 2014 from Petersfield station forecourt that states at 10.15am.

The start is timed to link in with anyone arriving by train at Petersfield Station. The walk will aim to finish at Liss station in time for catching a train back to Petersfield or further afield.
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