Herald - Issue 450

Page 8 • The HERALD • 7th December 2023 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v Acorn Building Contracts Ltd u Reliable, local builders offering affordable, quality workmanship u Our employees are fully qualified and fully insured u All aspects of building undertaken including extensions, structural alterations, roofing, ground works, kitchens, bathrooms, carpentry and plastering u Drawings arranged u Insurance work undertaken u Local Authority Approved Contractor For free quotations and friendly advice please call Office: 023 8024 3336 Mobile: 07786 656865 Email: acornbuilding@gmail.com or visit our website: www.acorn-builders.co.uk You will not be disappointed ALL ASPECTS OF ELECTRICAL WORK UNDERTAKEN • Full Rewires • New Circuits • Consumer Unit Replacements • Electric Vehicle Charging Points • Landlord Certification • Smart Homes • Central Heating Controls 023 8089 0932 or 07534 343631 www.alnelectrical.co.uk info@alnelectrical.co.uk AUSTIN WINDOW CLEANING Professional Window Cleaning Service established 25 years From £18 per house Tel: 07733 205341 www.austinwindowcleaning.co.uk All joinery and carpentry requirements undertaken • Bespoke wooden windows, doors and staircases • PVCu windows and doors fitted • Decking, pergolas and out buildings • Custom made wardrobes and cupboards • Fencing and gates Contact us for advice and quotes Tel 023 8066 8021• Mobile 07467 594993 fillisjoinery@outlook.com Professional quality joinery for over 25 years We offer a Full Range of Carpentry and Building Services: • Full Design Service • Garage and Loft Conversions • Extensions • Fitted Kitchens and Bathrooms • Brickwork • Flat Roofs • Conservatories • PVCu Windows • Decking • Fencing, Pergolas and Gates D&G CARPENTRY & BUILDING Over 25 years experience, so for a fast and friendly service with free estimates call on 07767 833227 or 023 8089 9371 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH 20th Anniversary Concert for Local Barbershop Chorus One of the South’s leading male voice choirs is inviting the public to go along and join its 20th birthday celebrations. Barbershop chorus Ocean Harmony reached its twodecade milestone in October this year and is laying on an evening of A Cappella singing early in January at Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton. Supporting the choir on the night will be Southamptonbased ladies’ chorus Queen Bees. e groups o en meet up when they compete in local music festivals and competitions around Hampshire but will share the stage at the 20th Anniversary Charity Concert on Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm. Ocean Harmony is a member of the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) and was launched by a handful of singers in 2003. Since then the choir has been producing some wonderful sounds during weekly rehearsals at Colbury Memorial Hall, Ashurst. Bass singer Paul Keeping, who also sings baritone, was present on the rst evening and is delighted the chorus is still in full voice 20 years on. “I had sung in my younger days,” he said. “But that was a long time ago. I remember my first impressions were of a friendly, supportive group who enjoyed singing and I quickly got hooked on the barbershop sounds with their ringing chords. Now, 20 years on, I am still singing!” added Paul who has also been chorus director and taken on just about every role other than treasurer. Ocean Harmony, which was declared the Most Improved Barbershop Chorus in the UK in 2017, is a registered charity and the evening will raise vital funds for the Solent Mind New Forest Well-Being Centre based in Hythe. Tickets cost £10 from: 023 8066 7683 or: minsteadtrust. org.uk/hanger-farm Ocean Harmony CHRISTMAS APPEAL FROM WATERSIDE FOODBANK In the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas the Waterside Foodbank will provide over 200 food parcels for local individuals and families in crisis. You can help them to support those in need by making a donation of food from their top ten Christmas shopping list: mince pies, chocolate/sweets, Christmas puddings, tinned ham/salmon, long life custard/cream, Christmas biscuits, Christmas crackers, savoury snacks, Christmas cake/chocolate log and biscuits for cheese. Food donations can be dropped o to collection points in local supermarkets or drop them o to the Waterside Foodbank in Black eld. Or you can make a nancial donation to help cover the costs of storing and distributing food, as well as developing sustainable projects. For more information about Waterside Foodbank please visit: www.waterside.foodbank.org.uk Hythe and District Historians nal talk of the year on Thursday 7th December will be given by member Peter Dudley titled ‘Historical and Hysterical Documents’. It starts at 7.45pm in the Hythe and Dibden Community Centre. Visitors are very welcome. For more details and information on next year’s talks please contact Gordon Chambers on: 023 8084 4749. Historical and Hysterical Documents