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Church Crookham

Church Crookham was previously home to the only commercially successful tobacco plantation in Britain. Its former Queen Elizabeth Barracks, home of the Gurkhas from 1970 until 2000, is now a housing estate. Tweseldown racecourse was used in the 1948 London Olympics, while Luxury Vertu mobile phones are made at the company headquarters.


St Edward Homes wants to build a new mini-town at the former Pyestock site between Fleet and Farnborough, which it has now renamed Hartland Village

Mini-town between Fleet and Farnborough 'must include major relief road'

Hart Conservatives want the new village at Hartland Park to have a link road that would help act as a bypass for Fleet

Cllr Steve Forster by the junction of the A323 and Aldershot Road in Church Crookham

Road safety campaign renewed after latest smash at Church Crookham danger junction

Councillor Steve Forster is calling for barriers at the 'Windy Gap' junction after the first serious crash since a right turn ban was introduced

Graeme and Anne Dixon

Church Crookham baby death sparks national review into care for newborns

15 years since the tragic death of their newborn daughter, Anne and Graeme Dixon have welcomed an investigation into the care of babies who need extra support

Cllr Steve Forster is unhappy at Hampshire County Council plans to ban right turns at the junction of the A323 and Aldershot Road in Church Crookham

'Idiot' drivers ignore right turn ban at dangerous Church Crookham junction

Residents have taken to social media to rant about motorists ignoring the temporary right turn ban at the 'Windy Gap' junction

Tweseldown Infant School in Church Crookham

Church Crookham infant school set for £1.7m expansion programme

Three extra classrooms and new shared space will be created at Tweseldown Infant School to turn it into a 4 Form of Entry with 360 pupils

Fleet group recognised with government award for taking Steps to provide transport

The aim of the project is to ensure that community transport is easy to access and meets the needs of users

New Winchfield town favoured by almost 60% of residents, consultation reveals

Hart District Council published the results of the housing consultation which saw 2,625 people vote in favour of the new settlement

Members of the Carson family have thanked the community for rallying round them after their house in Fleet was destroyed by a fire in June last year

Family hit by devastating house fire 'grateful to be alive' as they finally move back into home

The Carson family's lives were torn apart last year when their home in Church Crookham was engulfed by flames and left essentially a shell

Hampshire police warn residents to be vigilant after spate of rural crimes

People are urged to improve shed security by placing tools and garden equipment in locked sheds or garages, mark items with a postcode and fit sheds with alarms

Children’s centres across Hampshire could be axed to save the council £8.5m

Children’s centres in Hart and Rushmoor could face axe to save council £8.5m

Hampshire County Council is consulting on proposals to develop a family support service, which would see the number of children's centres reduced from 54 to 11

St Patrick's Day meteor: Footage captures incredible moment green and blue 'fireball' flashed across the sky

See the meteor light up the sky in Church Crookham as it flies across the country

New town at Winchfield is 'worst option' says campaign group

Campaign to Protect Rural England has accused Hart Council of rushing 'headlong' into greenfield development

Danger junction right turn ban under fire from Fleet councillor

Hampshire County Council confirmed it is introducing a temporary right turn ban at the 'Windy Gap' junction after a series of serious crashes

'Chuffed' regulars at Church Crookham boozer delighted by Pub of the Year accolade

Nigel Halford, landlord of The Tweseldown, said: "This is an honour for everyone - a lot of our regulars are proud"

Furious Fleet town councillor resigns over 'grossly excessive' tax hike

Cllr Steve Forster said: "I feel that the council is not acting in the interests of residents and is unwilling to listen to reason"

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash at the A323 junction with Aldershot Road in Church Crookham

Right turn ban at danger junction on Fleet to Aldershot road branded a 'bodge'

Plans to stop cars turning right from Aldershot Road in Church Crookham onto the busy A323 will cause big detours for drivers, residents claim

Hart best place to live in UK for fifth consecutive year

Health of residents, employment rates and even the weather are all better than UK averages

Buses in Fleet supporters after the race to Frimley Park Hospital

Fleet group's crusade for direct bus route to Frimley Park Hospital continues

Campaigners slam Hampshire County Council for removing the subsidy for a "vital, publicly necessary" bus service

Changes to flight paths to and from Farnborough Airport to reduce flights over homes

NATS says the changes in direction which aircraft will arrive and depart Farnborough will result in fewer residents being overflown and aircraft flying at higher altitude

Father Christmas joins Lions float on tour of Fleet and Church Crookham

We have the full list of locations the Lions' annual charity float will be stopping in Fleet and Church Crookham this year



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