As usual don’t forget to check the Sheet Parish Council website and 2 Noticeboards for matters which may interest you plus the Agendas and Minutes of the PC monthly meetings, which are not reported on this Village website. Meetings are now held on the second Thursday of each month (instead of Tuesday), but please check the Events Calendar.   Except August when there is no meeting.   sheetparishcouncil.gov.uk

The new Sheet Winter Warmer Cafe opens on Friday 4th November in the Village Hall

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November – Sheet School Fireworks on the Millennium Field

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Tree planting by the Sheet WI

About 20 members of the Sheet Women’s Institute gathered on a lovely mild morning in October to plant an oak tree to commemorate the long life and reign of HRH Queen Elizabeth 11 and also the part that Sheet WI has played in the life of the village for almost 90 years. There were 4 former Presidents at the ceremony.  With thanks to Tony Clear for his support and work throughout.

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Film Club presents A SeparationThursday 17th November


A compelling drama set in contemporary Iran
This highly aclaimed film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to win the award. It received the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bears for Best Actress and Best Actor at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – October 2022: 

  • The first AGM of The Sheet Association and Sheet Village Charitable Trust since 2019 will be held on Friday 28th October at 7pm in the Village Hall.  The meeting will give an opportunity to review what we have been involved in over the past 3 difficult years and to establish a Working Committee for 2022/2023.  All are welcome.  AGENDA FOR AGM 2022

Film Club presents The ConversationThursday 20th October

The Conversation is a 1974 American mystery thriller film written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman. The film revolves around a surveillance expert and the moral dilemma he faces when his recordings reveal a potential murder.  The Conversation premiered at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest prize.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – September 2022: 


We celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee whilst she was still with us, and will continue to celebrate her life now she is gone.  Sheet Parish Council have made available a book of condolences for residents to sign, at St. Mary Magdalen Church


New season’s films start this month with new membership options – Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Film Club presents The Peanut Butter Falcon Thursday 15th September


The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American comedy drama film written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, in their directorial film debut. The plot follows a young man with Downs syndrome who escapes from an assisted living facility and befriends a wayward fisherman on the run. As the two men form a rapid bond, a social worker attempts to track them.
The film had its world premiere in 2019, and went on to gross over $23 million, making it the highest grossing independent film of the year.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


West Meon Music Festival 8th – 11th September


Full programme and tickets – http://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

ARCHIVE – August 2022: 


For full information click on pdf link:  UKRAINE FUNDRAISER FESTIVAL

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  • No Film Club this month.  Next film will be The Peanut Butter Falcon on 15th September. 

ARCHIVE – July 2022: 

After the excitement of the Jubilee festivities last month and the Rude Mechanicals’ Dogs and Gods, we now have more entertainment – The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival.  Full details on their website https://petersfieldshakespearefestival.co.uk

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – 19th to 24th July




ARCHIVE – June 2022: 


After the disappointment of having to cancel our biennial Street Party in 2020 and still wary of Covid in 2021 – many thanks to HM Queen Elizabeth for giving us the perfect opportunity for a 2022 celebration!

Lots of photos to enjoy – in no particular order!

A good time seems to have been had by many – thank you all for coming, joining in and making it such a fun, lively and memorable event. Thanks to everyone on the Sheet Association who put in the hours, days, weeks and months during the lengthy planning process, drawing up the street layout and erecting the bunting.  And to everyone else on the day who helped with the physical task of setting up (and taking down) the tables and chairs in the street, including Fordham’s of course, preparing and distributing the lunches, setting up the marquee, gazebos, and stalls on the Recreation Ground, the sound system chap for the music, the Master of Ceremonies, raffle prize doners, the WI, the Scouts, the face painting team, the children’s races, the school choir, the barbecue, the Two Hats, the judge of the Jubilee Crown Competition, to Nick Drew of EHDC for announcing the raffle prizes, and of course our very own cross-dressing fraternity for running the ever popular and hilarious Human Fruit Machine – great outfits!

Thanks also for the sponsorship from Sheet Parish Council, East Hants District Council and Hampshire County Council.

And last, but definitely not least, very special thanks to whoever held the rain off!

Scroll down to view photos – the majority taken by Lucy Pringle & Sloane Pringle

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Only a few days to go until Sheet’s Big Jubilee Lunch Event.  Click on the links to see the Programme of Events and an introduction to the WI’s contribution to the day.


And when the Jubilee’s over, don’t forget The Rude Mechanicals ‘Gods and Dogs’ on Sunday 26th June. For full synopsis and to book tickets go to https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/


Film Club presents ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Thursday 16th June


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 crime drama film written and directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Frances McDormand as a Missouri woman, Mildred Hayes who is grieving over the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Angela, seven months earlier. Angry over the lack of progress in the investigation, Mildred rents three disused billboards near her home and posts on them: “Raped While Dying”, “And Still No Arrests?”, and “How Come, Chief Willoughby?”
The film was acclaimed by critics, who lauded McDonagh’s screenplay and direction as well as the performances of McDormand and Sam Rockwell.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


ARCHIVE – May 2022: 

Just over a month until The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June.   A couple of updates:



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Create a crown befitting the Jubilee and wear it at the Lunch in Village Street.  First, second and third place prizes.  After lunch the winners will lead the procession from Village Street to the Recreation Ground in a Royal Carriage!  Have fun creating.

AND — Whether or not you’re joining in the Lunch in Village Street, don’t forget to join us on the Recreation Ground in the afternoon – approx 2.30 / 3.00 pm.  Here’s what’s on offer –

Scouts stall and game  •  WI tea and cake  •  Pimms  •  Wheel of Fortune  •   Human Fruit Machine  •  Pin the Diamond on the Crown  •  Face Painting  • Raffle  •  Children’s Races – 3 age groups  •  Ice Cream Van  •  BBQ around 5.30pm.

  • Cash only on the day – for Raffle tickets, Pimms, Teas, etc.
  • Please walk to the Event if you can as there will be no parking in Village Street.


Film Club presents ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ – Thursday 19th May


Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American tragicomedy road film nominated for four Academy Awards.Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program… with no success. Meanwhile, “pro-honesty” mom Sheryl (Toni Collette) lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother (Steve Carell), fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers – and the foul-mouthed grandfather (Alan Arkin), whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home. When Olive is invited to compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her – with riotously funny results.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


And don’t forget to book your tickets for The Rude Mechanicals ‘Gods and Dogs’ on 26th June.  For full synopsis and to book tickets go to https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/


ARCHIVE – April 2022: 



To see food options and book & pay click on the links below




Lanzante in Sheet are intending are holding McLaren Owner’s Open Day on Saturday 14th May. There will be two sessions, 12 noon to 2pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets will be £10 with under 12s free, with the money going to charity (Petersfield Open Air Pool.)  There’ll be a coffee truck serving teas coffees and cakes and an ice cream van.

Only be 200 tickets available – to take advantage of this advance news, and book your tickets see the links below:

May 14th 2022 – 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

May 14th 2022 – 2:30pm – 4:30pm


Film Club presents ‘Bait’ – Thursday 21st April


Bait is a 2019 British drama film written and directed by Mark Jenkin. The film deals with the tensions that arise between locals and tourists in a Cornish fishing village against a backdrop of second homes, short-term lets, and gentrification.  Film Critic Mark Kermode described the film as ‘a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation and later named Bait his favourite film of both the year and the decade. Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


SAVE THE DATE – The Rude Mechanicals are coming to Sheet again – Sunday 26th June on the Recreation Ground at 7.30pm.  This year’s production is ‘Gods and Dogs’. 


This new comic dystopian allegory is set in 2084 on the fictitious island of Abating in a worldwhere people are either glamorous celebrities or slobbering dog-like followers of them gripped to their ‘telepafones’ – with the exception of the Nevnos (Not Very Nice People) as the President, Big Al, calls them.  For full synopsis and to book tickets go to https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk/

ARCHIVE – March 2022: 

Film Club presents Sing Street’ – Thursday 17th March


Sing Street is a 2016 Irish musical coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney. The story revolves around a boy starting a band to impress a girl in 1980s Ireland. It was filmed mostly in Dublin with a cast of largely unknown  actors. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.  Book tickets and see full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms



Advance notice of The Big Jubilee Lunch – Flyer also included in the latest edition of Sheet News.  Updates on how to book will follow as stated in the Flyer

Click to see the full size Flyer – THE BIG JUBILEE LUNCH SAVE THE DATE FLYER


The Village sign is looking splendid after its refurbishment



ARCHIVE – February 2022: 

Film Nights are back

Film Club presents ‘HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE’ – Thursday 17th February

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.  Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play “Uncle” Hector and Ricky Baker; a father figure and foster son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.  “This is a hilarious, nutty, heart-rending, beautiful film, visually capturing the beauty of the New Zealand wilds,  definitely worth a watch if you’re in the mood for a feel good fun, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving movie”

ARCHIVE – January 2022: 

ARCHIVE – December 2021: 


Click on Events Calendar above to see what’s happening this month including:

Film Club presents ‘A STAR IS BORN’ – Thursday 16th December

Film cancelled due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron Covid variant

A Star is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper. It stars Cooper and Lady Gaga and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga).

The film was released in the US in late 2018 and has received numerous accolades, including eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, among them Best Picture, The film’s soundtrack received seven Grammy nominations, winning four, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year twice. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms



The Tree on the Green at Christmas. Thanks to Will Glancy, Brian Bird, Robin Forrest and The Drone


The annual Carols round the Green will be on Friday 17th December.  Meet at 6.30 at the Half Moon for 7 at Village Green.   Followed by mince pies and mulled wine, and soft drinks in the Village Hall. 


   Check the Church website to see the Christmas services

ARCHIVE – November 2021: 

SHEET FIREWORKS on Saturday 6th November – Organised by Sheet School.  For full details and tickets, click on link below



Film Club presents ‘MISBEHAVIOUR’ – Thursday 18th November

Misbehaviour is a British comedy-drama film, directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe, released in March 2020. The film stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear.

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


And on the 4th, the Women’s Institute are holding their Christmas Craft session.  All welcome.  Bring sharp scissors.


  Wreaths laid at Sheet Church on Remembrance Day


And finally – the Sheet Association are planning an event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  This will probably be held on the long Bank Holiday weekend at the beginning of June.    More information to follow in the months to come.

ARCHIVE – October 2021: 

Film Club resumes on Thursday 21st October!  The first film is ‘Free Solo’.  For all information about the return of the Film Club after Covid lockdowns and further information about the films see https://webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms and the Film Club link on the website menu.

Free Solo is a 2018 American documentary film.  The film profiles rock climber Alex Honnold on his quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017.
The film was screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award in the Documentaries category.

On Monday 1st November, a special Victorian Celebration Dinner is planned at The Half Moon to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of tolls over Sheet Bridge.  For details of the dinner see Victorian Dinner – Details   For the dinner menu and booking form – (bookings by 20th October please) – see Victorian Dinner menu selection



View of the old Toll House on the right as seen from the bottom of Village Street (then Sheet Street) – late 1800’s

ARCHIVE – September 2021: 

Nothing to report in September!

ARCHIVE – August 2021: 

Just a couple of early notifications for September – Film Club and West Meon Music Festival:

And, the West Meon Music Festival will take place from September 9th – 12th.  Full details and booking information at www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

ARCHIVE – July 2021: 

Little Lily Harley – The Rude Mechanicals

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company are coming to Sheet Recreation Ground on Sunday 11th July with their production Little Lily Harley which is about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth.  For all information about the production and to book tickets – https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

And the Hollyhocks are out – a ray of sunshine in the rather drab weather.

ARCHIVE – June 2021: 

Nothing notified to report!

ARCHIVE – May 2021: 

The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Tuesday 25th May – 7pm – Village Hall.

The Sheet Association had planned to repeat their successful Street Party of July 2018 as a biennial event and early last year had started planning it for July 2020.  Obviously this had to be cancelled and it was hoped that it could be held this year 2021, but with uncertainties and responsibilities, and in spite of vaccinations, they have decided to play safe and are intending a celebratory return next year, 2022 when we should hopefully be well and truly settled into our ‘new normal’.  Here’s hoping!

Crabapple Blossom – Mill Lane

ARCHIVE – April 2021: 

Not a great deal happening this month!  Check the Church’s website (via the Links menu above) to see what Easter Services are being held.

The Sheet Association had planned to repeat their successful Street Party of July 2018 as a biennial event and early last year had started planning it for July 2020.  Obviously this had to be cancelled and it was hoped that it could be held this year 2021, but with uncertainties and responsibilities, and in spite of vaccinations, they have decided to play safe and are intending a celebratory return next year, 2022 when we should hopefully be well and truly settled into our ‘new normal’.  Here’s hoping!

ARCHIVE – March 2021: 

Snowdrops, Narcissi and Catkins on the Millennium Field

ARCHIVE – February 2021: 

Due to signs of canker, it was decided to reduce by 2 metres, and thin the canopy of the Horse Chestnut tree on the Village Green.  This work was carried out on Monday 18th January.



 Happy Snowman – one too many at lunchtime?!

ARCHIVE – January 2021: 

A message on the Horse Chestnut Tree

And some scenery to enjoy around the Village during lockdown

ARCHIVE -December 2020: 

UPDATE – Plans are in place to manage the Carols round the Green as sensibly as possible on Friday 18th December at 7.30 pm

  • We are aiming to get household / family groups arranged in a horseshoe with 2 metres between each group – helpers with 2 metre long measures will be in attendance!
  • Carol sheets will be distributed, as will mulled wine, by more assistants, with the intention that the groups stay in place once stationed.
  • Face coverings are at personal discretion.

Wrap up warm, bring a torch and maybe a brolly!

     A message about our Christmas Services 2020                                              

We’d love you to join us for our Christmas services. This year we have a mixture of on-line and in-church services. Streamed services are on YouTube at www.sheet.church/youtube  They will be premiered at the advertised time and remain on YouTube for two weeks. Services in church have limited numbers so it’s essential to book if you wish to attend one.   For full details of everything the Church has planned for this Christmas, including a streamed Carol Service at 10 am on Sunday 20th, see the full programme at  Sheet Church Christmas 2020

  Good to hear that the current Covid-19 restrictions allow for carol singing outside, so the annual Carols Round the Green will take place. This event is planned for Friday 18th December starting at 7.30pm, on the Green.  Please check back here for any updates nearer the time.

   The Sheet WI have produced this wonderful array of 72 festive fabric masks and 50 Christmas decorations to go into the Mayor’s Christmas hampers.  These were delivered to the Salvation Army HQ in Petersfield last month. 

  An idea of a young woman (Kathryn Stubbs), in Scotland, for everyone to go outside on  Christmas Eve at 6pm and ring a bell for 2 minutes to spread Christmas spirit and to help Santa fly his sleigh, has spread around the world.  So if you’d like to join in, we’ll see you outside with your bell!

ARCHIVE -November 2020: Act of Remembrance

Richard Saunders, the vicar of St Mary Magdalen Sheet, has asked us to draw your attention to arrangements for the Remembrance Day service on 8th November 2020. Because of Covid-19 restrictions the church are unable to hold the usual Act of Remembrance and Sunday Service this year. They can hold a small service in the church garden with a limited number of people and will livestream this on the church website www.sheet.church at 10:50am. The church has invited four Scouts and three other wreath layers to take part in this. To keep us all keep safe and to stay within government guidelines they ask everyone else to watch online.


Ruth Hiscoke has contacted us via the village website – if you have any news please contact her direct on the email address provided.

“My name is Ruth Hiscoke, and my ancestors lived in Sheet. The surname of my family is Ward/Powell. Some members of the Ward family owned the Half Moon Inn at Sheet. I believe his first name was William and his wife was Lucy nee Winter. Her parents lived there as well. Hope anyone can help with my quest, in finding more history about them. Ruth Hiscoke”    ruth.hiscoke@blueyonder.co.uk

ARCHIVE – September & October 2020: 

The Parish Council continue their monthly meetings on-line.  The Agenda for the 8th September meeting is on their website together with details of Traffic Order Proposals for School Lane and Farnham Road – consultation ends 4th September.

See www.halfmoonsheet.co.uk/festival for details of this weekend’s event – 4th / 5th / 6th September, with donations encouraged for HomeStart Butser.

And don’t forget the West Meon Music Festival starting on 11th September: West Meon Music 2020 and http://primrosepianoquartet.org.uk

ARCHIVE – July & August 2020: 

Minutes of the June 9th On-Line PC Meeting are now on the Parish Council website.  Next  PC meeting will be on Tuesday 14th July and may be a socially distanced meeting in the main hall.  Check parish website for Agenda, closer to the date.

The Queens Head, The Half Moon pubs are reopening on Saturday 4th July, and the Harrow Inn on Monday 6th –  in their gardens.   The Sheet Shop at the Queens Head has moved into the small back bar.  http://www.halfmoonsheet.co.uk     https://www.thequeensheadsheet.com   https://www.facebook.com/The-Queens-Head-Sheet-119785861398172/  http://www.theharrowinnsteep.co.uk  https://www.facebook.com/TheHarrowInn/

And St. Mary Magdalen Church Sheet are now holding services in the Church – for full details: church-services-july-2020

The organisers of the West Meon Music Festival are hoping to put on a pared down Festival in September 2020.  Click for details:  West Meon Music Festival 2020  and check the website for updates https://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

The fruits of your labours last November.  Egremont Russets, Orange Pippins, Falstaff apple trees now bearing fruits.  Photos – Lucy Pringle.


And finally the 2020 Hollyhocks!

ARCHIVE – June 2020: 

Minutes of the May 12th On-Line PC Meeting are now on the Parish Council website.

The Church clock is still striking, the Horse Chestnut flowered, the birds are singing, baby birds are screaming to be fed and the Queens Head Pub, currently The Sheet Shop has extended opening hours, https://www.facebook.com/The-Queens-Head-Sheet-119785861398172/

And if you’re being cautious about going to the garden centre and need plants, there’s a selection for sale at The Harrow pub, usually replenished on Saturday mornings.


ARCHIVE – May 2020: 



The Parish Council are hoping to hold a short on-line “Teams” P.C. meeting to discuss any urgent P.C. business on Tuesday, 12th May .. an agenda will be advertised as usual on the Parish Council website and noticeboards next week and any public comment can be e-mailed to the clerk Jenny Hollington,  in advance of the meeting.  See her email address on the PC website – link above.

With lock-down set to continue, let’s give a “shout out” to the brilliant team of volunteers in Sheet – they have been absolutely wonderful (and will continue to be) in helping out where required.  See the Parish Council website for how to contact them if you are in need of assistance.

The really useful Sheet Shop, aka The Queens Head pub continues to expand their range and of course, takeaway Pizzas – see their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/The-Queens-Head-Sheet-119785861398172/

And we’re continuing to clap for the NHS and other carers on Thursday evenings at 8pm.

Finally – some of you may have seen these 2 videos, but you may enjoy another look:

Quarantine through Art

Music in lockdown



ARCHIVE – April 2020: 

The Street Party planned for July has, of course, sadly been cancelled due to Coronavirus.  The Sheet Association had intended this be a bi-annual event but hopefully we’ll be able hold it next year.

Can’t get a supermarket delivery slot?  Don’t want to queue round the block?


Tuesday to Saturday.  8.30am – 10am  and  4.30pm to 8pm

Groceries, Dairy & Meat, Dry Goods, Pasta, Tins, Beans, Draught Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks, Takeaway Coffee,  Takeaway Menu.    www.thequeensheadsheet.com


  • If you haven’t been able to get out and about for a while, here are a few cheery photos



ARCHIVE – March 2020: 


Spring is near.  Seven Goldfinches spotted recently and photographed by Lucy Pringle. And a Plum Blossom blooming in the recently planted Community Orchard, photographed by Jayne Flatt.

Two Film Club events this month – Four Lions, a dark comedy, on Thursday 19th March and Film Quiz on Saturday 21st March – quiz proceeds to Rosemary Foundation.  See full info on both at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms                                                                           Quiz tickets at https://en-gb.facebook.com/sheetfilmclub/  or sheetfilms@gmail.com

2020 Sheet Village Street Party – The Sheet Village Association is planning another Street Party to be held on Sunday 19th July in conjunction with Sheet Church’s Festival service on the Green.  If you’d like to help with this event – setting up, manning stalls, before and on the day please let us know via the Contact Us page.

If you use and value our local library in Petersfield you may be interested in taking part in the library consultation  (deadline 18th March)  www.hants.gov.uk/library-consultation 

ARCHIVE – February 2020: 

Film Club presents ‘RED JOAN’ – Thursday 27th February

Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film, directed by Trevor Nunn and adapted by screenwriter Lindsay Shapero from Jennie Rooney’s 2013 novel of the same name which was inspired by the case of Melita Norwood, the scientific researcher who was in 1999 unmasked as a Soviet spy.  Judi Dench plays Joan in old age, a dithery but lucid old lady who is suddenly brought in for questioning by Special Branch officers who have been astonished to find her name in files handed over by a recent Soviet defector. Young Joan is played by Sophie Cookson.   See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – January 2020: 

  Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy and healthy 2020.

The Sheet WI have published their 2020 Programme – see the WI page.  The first event of the year is Road to the Rockies by Carol Watson.  Carol’s talk will be illustrated with her spectacular  photographs of the wildlife and scenery.

The new information plaque for the Horse Chestnut Tree on the Green has been installed:

Film Club presents ‘WILD ROSE’ – Thursday 16th January

Wild Rose is a 2018 British musical drama, directed by Tom Harper, staring Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters, in which a fiery Glaswegian singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan and her single mother Marion dream of Nashville glory in this gritty feel-good feature. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – December 2019: 



Thanks to all who worked hard on a frosty morning planting approx 30 fruit trees on the Millennium Field, to create the Sheet Community Orchard.  Thanks also to Lucy Pringle for the photos, all of which you can download via the following link – Please note this download is only available until 7th December. https://wetransfer.com/downloads/20e2a5e20b1fc17596aa677e744f883a20191130173858/7443569763b76a9d71bcf3c02e5bfc1520191130173858/e87ad9  






Film Club presents ‘GREGORY’S GIRL’ – Thursday 19th December

Gregory’s Girl is a 1981 Scottish coming-of-age romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth (director of Local Hero) and starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan. The film is set in and around a state secondary school in Cumbernauld.  Gregory Underwood is a graceless teen soccer player on a hapless team. When a girl named Dorothy shows up to play, things change quickly.  Gregory’s Girl was ranked No. 30 in the British Film Institute’s list of the top 100 British films. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms



The annual Carols round the Green will be on Friday 20th December.  Meet at 6.30 at the Half Moon for 7 at Village Green.   Followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the Village Hall. 

ARCHIVE – November 2019: 

  • Sheet WI – On Thursday 7th November, Bill Gosney will be presenting his amusing account of the history of the toilet. 
  • Sheet School Bonfire Night on Saturday 9th – see Events.
  • Planting of Community Orchard – Saturday 30th November 2019                   A small community orchard is to be planted in the Millennium Field. If you would like to plant a fruit tree, please supply your own half standard tree, stake ties and tree guard. Trees are available from Southern Fruit Trees, The Old Grain Dryer Corner, Blackmoor, Hampshire GU33 6BP – Tel 01420 488822. Free manure will be available on 30th November, as will be help and advice with the planting.   At the same time, two small wooded areas are to be planted. Sheet Parish Council will supply whips (small trees), stakes and tree guards. If you would like to plant a fruit tree or help with the whip planting, please meet in the Millennium Field Car Park on Saturday, 30th November at 9.00 a.m. and bring a spade.
  • Sheet WI meet in the Village Hall on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. From January 2020 we will need someone to put out 4 tables and about 40 chairs before each meeting at about 6.30pm and to put them away at about 9.30pm. This takes about 4 minutes altogether and we can pay £10.  If you, or anyone you know could help, please contact Nicky Gummerson on 01730 300066, or email sheetsec@hampshirewi.org.uk

Film Club presents ‘TRUMBO’ – Thursday 21st November

Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.  In 1947, Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.   See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – October 2019: 

 Batala Drummers at the Film Festival. Photo by Lucy Pringle.

The winners of the film and photography competitions:

 ‘A Passage Through India’.  Winner of the short film, by Nicole Small.  This and other film entries will be shown prior to films at Film Club evenings.

 ‘End of the Line’.  Winner of the photography competition, by Brian Bird.

  • This month’s WI talk is ‘Queen Victoria at Osborne House’.  Thursday 3rd.

Film Club presents ‘UNE NOUVELLE AMIE’ – Thursday 17th October

Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend ) is a 2014 French erotic drama film directed by François Ozon, based on the short story of the same name by Ruth Rendell. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014. Childhood best friends Claire and Laura are utterly inseparable, so it comes as a particularly devastating blow when Laura becomes ill and dies, leaving her husband, David, to raise their newborn daughter Lucie by himself. As she stops by the house one afternoon, door unlocked, she finds a strange woman holding Lucie…………… See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Are you brave enough …….  Raising money for people with learning disabilities and autism.  Friday 18th October at the  Queens Head.  More info at http://www.fitzroy.org/firewalk

ARCHIVE – September 2019: 

Sheet Parish Council are liaising with Hampshire Highways to consider options for narrowing access to Village Street and would like to hear your views on their proposals – please come along to a meeting to find out more – 6pm on Wednesday 4th September in the Village Hall.  Representatives of Steep Speedwatch will also give a short presentation explaining how they are addressing the problem in Steep. Notice for roads meeting – 4 Sept

Only a few days to go before the 2019 Film Festival  on Saturday 7th September including a singalong version of the film Grease.

The first film of the new Film Club 2019-2020 programme, Fisherman’s Friends, is on Thursday 19th September.  Full programme of films at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Fisherman’s Friends is an uplifting 2019 British comedy about a group of ten Cornish fishermen who hit the big time. Helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton, it’s inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall who in the noughties became an unexpected hit for their authentic sea shanties. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – August 2019: 

CALL FOR ENTRIES  FOR THE SHEET FILM FESTIVAL – FILM FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER – COMPETITION ENTRIES BY FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST For everything related to the Film Festival, see – Sheet film festival 2019 – Sheet News facebook.com/sheetfilms

For those who missed Vaughan Clarke’s “Odd Stories of Sheet” at the Parish Assembly in May, here it is: Odd Stories of Sheet

To see the Minutes of the Sheet Association AGM held on 14th June click on Sheet Association in the above menu.

ARCHIVE – July 2019: 



THE RUDE MECHANICAL THEATRE COMPANY – SUNDAY 14TH JULY – SHEET RECREATION GROUND.  This year’s production is IKARUS INC – https://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

ARCHIVE – June 2019: 

THE SHEET ASSOCIATION AND  COMMUNITY TRUST  is holding their AGM at 7pm on Friday 14th June in the Village Hall.  It has been converted into a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO); a new type of Charitable Trust for smaller Trusts, like ours. It retains the same Objects and Powers, see:  https://sheetvillage.net/sheet-association-4/    All Sheet Residents are welcome.  See Agenda: AGENDA FOR AGM 2019

Film Club presents ‘PASSPORT TO PIMLICO’ – Thursday 20th June

Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley.  The story concerns the unearthing of treasure and documents that lead to a small part of Pimlico to be declared a legal part of the House of Burgundy, and therefore exempt from the post-war rationing or other bureaucratic restrictions active in Britain at the time.   Passport to Pimlico was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Best British Film and the Academy Award for Writing (Story and Screenplay). See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


FILM CLUB END OF SEASON GET-TOGETHER and AGM  –  marking the end of another fantastic Film Club season. At the Queens Head on Sunday 23rd June – for full details – https://webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms/event/end-of-season-party-and-agm

ARCHIVE – May 2019: 

  • The Annual Parish Assembly is being held on Thursday, 9th May at 7.00 p.m. at Sheet Village Hall and all are very welcome to attend.  As you will perhaps be aware, Vaughan Clarke did not stand for re-election to Sheet P.C. this year and so we thought it appropriate that we ask him to be our speaker at the APA – he is going to share some “odd stories about Sheet” with us.  We hope that as many Sheet residents as possible will come along and join us, and to wish Vaughan well.  There will also be the opportunity to learn more about the work the Parish Council has been doing through the year and to point out what else we could be doing!   We hope our County and District Councillor will join us and, as always, there will be refreshments and a chance to mingle and chat.  Please circulate the information to as many of your neighbours as possible – we’d love to see you.

Film Club presents ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ – Thursday 16th May

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed $236 million worldwide. It was nominated for numerous awards. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – April 2019: 

Film Club presents ‘WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE – Thursday 11th April

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama movie. The film, directed by Lasse Hallström, stars Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie focuses on Gilbert, a 24-year-old grocery store clerk living in the small Iowa town of Endora. Following his father’s suicide, Gilbert assumes the family’s paternal role. He works long hours at Lamson’s Grocery in order to provide financially for his mother and three siblings.  See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • The following was reported in the March PC Minutes relating to proposed Traffic Regulation Order in School Lane:

‘The Chairman said that an e-mail has recently been received from Andy Jevons, Traffic Management Engineer at EHDC, confirming the intention to amend the proposed TRO to reflect residents’comments and concerns. The revised TRO will protect the safety of the children by retaining the locally instigated system of kerb-side parking on the western section of the road and utilise the chicane effect to limit traffic speed. The proposed timed restriction in the lay-by has also been removed from the proposals.’

ARCHIVE – March 2019: 

  • Sheet Parish Council’s Website Manger is leaving at the end of March 2019 and they are looking for someone to take over the role.  If you might be interested in taking over this role, see the website for more information. http://www.sheetparishcouncil.gov.uk
  • We have received the following from Emma Browning of television production company Wall to Wall Media:“We produce a variety of programmes, including Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) and Long Lost Family (ITV). We also make BBC2’s living history strand Back in Time; recent series of this include Back in Time for Tea and Back in Time for School.  For our new Back in Time series, we are looking for a family to immerse themselves in the past world of rural village life. We’re filming the series in the region over the school summer holidays 2019 and are looking for a new family to take part and go back in time. We’re very keen to get the word out to families in Hampshire, particularly those with memories of, or connections to, the countryside and village life.  If you’re interested in applying, or know a local family who might be, click here to see the flyer: Back in Time – Casting Flyer


Film Club presents ‘BLOW-UP – Thursday 21st March

Blow-up is a 1966 mystery thriller film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. It was Antonioni’s first entirely English-language film. See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – February 2019: 

Are very pleased to report that their recent Quiz night raised a total of £836 which will be donated by the Film Club to the Rosemary Foundation.  Thanks to all who helped to organise the event, participants and supporters who donated raffle prizes.

Film Club presents WITHNAIL AND I’ – Thursday 28th February

Withnail and I is a 1987 British black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. Loosely based on Robinson’s life in London in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed actors, Withnail and “I” (portrayed by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann) who share a flat in Camden Town in 1969. Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to a country cottage in the Lake District belonging to Withnail’s eccentric uncle Monty and drive there. The weekend holiday proves less recuperative than they expected.  See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

We have a production by the Lion & Unicorn players later this month:

ARCHIVE – January 2019: 

See the Events page for new Sheet WI 2019 calendar of events.

THE ANNUAL FUN FILM QUIZ is on Saturday evening 12th January. You can reserve a table or come along as an individual and join a team on the night.  Tickets are £5 per person, available from The Queens Head, Sheet.  See www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms Proceeds will go to the Rosemary Foundation.

Film Club presents ‘THE BIRDCAGE’ – Thursday 17th January

The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Elaine May, and starring Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, and Dianne Wiest. The film is an hysterically entertaining American remake of the French classic “La Cage aux Folles”.  In this version Robin Williams plays the gay owner of a Florida nightclub who learns his straight son is coming home and is engaged to be married.  See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE -December 2018: 

  • New Year’s Eve party/meal at Queens Head.  Tickets at £20 available from QH from Monday 2nd December.
  • Film Club Quiz for Rosemary Foundation – not until 12th January but tickets from QH pub from beginning December.  Teams of 8 maximum @ £5 per head.

Film Club presents ‘DUNKIRK’ – Thursday 13th December

Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Dunkirk portrays the evacuation from three perspectives: land, sea, and air. It has little dialogue, as Nolan sought instead to create suspense from cinematography and music, extensive practical effects, thousands of extras as well as historic boats and period aeroplanes.   See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

HARK ……….  Carols on the Green – Friday 21st December.   Meet at the Half Moon pub at 6.30pm then walk to the Village Green for a 7pm start.  

ARCHIVE – November 2018: 

Film Club presents ‘A MAN CALLED OVE’ – Thursday 15th November

A Man Called Ove is a Swedish comedy-drama film which was released in 2015. The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book of the same name. Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave.  See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • At a meeting of the Sheet Association on 3rd October, HGVs in Village Street. speeding, parking and planned improvements were discussed, in the light of the responses from EHDC, Cllr Oppenheimer and the PC (the matters having being raised at the September Parish Council Meeting). All responses say that there is no money for the safety improvements we seek, as we are not in an area of high reported accidents, which statistic sets the priority for scarce resources. However, Parish Council funds can be applied for and we are advised to petition them.  We are not content to let this rest. This action continues.

ARCHIVE – October 2018: 

Film Club presents ‘ARGO’ – Thursday 18th October

Argo is a 2012 award winning, American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck in which CIA operative Tony Mendez, leads the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran under the guise of filming a science fiction film during the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis.  See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • At the September meeting of the Parish Council , correspondence regarding proposed amendments to housing numbers and developable area on land behind Pulens Lane was discussed – the proposed modifications to the Developer’s Brief are to be considered at the Planning Committee Meeting on 13th September 2018.
    The proposed reduction in the number of houses from 30-32 to 15-18 is welcomed, as well as the fact that the houses are to be sited on a small area of land furthest from the River Rother. However, Sheet Parish Council’s original concerns still stand, and they will continue to monitor proposals.

ARCHIVE – September 2018: 

New Film Club season starts on Thursday 20th September – for full programme see www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms including trailers.

Film Club presents ‘ONCE” – Thursday 20th September

Once is a 2007 Irish romantic musical drama film written and directed by John Carney. The film stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová as two struggling musicians in Dublin, Ireland. Hansard and Irglová had previously performed music as the Swell Season, and composed and performed the film’s original songs.  A Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter makes a living working in his Dad’s Hoover repair shop by day and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed Czech girl plays piano when she gets a chance and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mum and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl ………..   See full info at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Don’t forget the West Meon Music Festival on the weekend of 14th-16th September.  http://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

ARCHIVE – August 2018: 

  • No Film Club this month, or Parish Council Meeting.  
  • Scroll down for news of the West Meon Music Festival – 14th-16th September

Enjoy walking?  The South Downs National Park Authority, specifically the Heathlands Reunited Team are running a walking festival later this month, on heathland sites near you  https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Healthlands_Walking_2018_04.pdf

The Sheet Summer Street Party held on 1st July in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of Sheet Church was a great success.  Lovely weather, lots of visitors, games, races and music in Sheet House garden, followed by a barn dance and BBQ.  The event raised £900 in aid of The Rosemary Foundation.  Thanks to all involved and thanks to Lucy Pringle for most of the photography.


Neighbouring village, West Meon, are holding their annual Music Festival on the weekend of 14th-16th September.  Featuring the Primrose Piano Quartet, the festival will be marking the end of the First World War with works from that period. For all information and tickets go to: http://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

ARCHIVE – July 2018: 

The Rude Mechanicals are back for their summer production on the Recreation Ground – Sunday 15th July at 7.30pm.  https://app.etickets.to/buy/?e=16013

The Minutes of the Sheet Association AGM held on 8th June can be found on the Sheet Association page.

ARCHIVE – June 2018:

Sheet Association and Community Trust AGM on Friday 8th June at 7pm in the Village Hall.  All welcome – click for Agenda:  AGM Agenda 2018

News of the Church’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition to run from Sunday 1st July.  Click for poster: NewSheet article for June

UPDATE 24TH JUNE 2018:   Only 7 days to go before the Grand Sheet Summer Street Party. See the Programme of Events – we hope there’ll be fun and games for all your family and friends. Have you designed your Victorian Hat yet for the competition? How are your Egg & Spoon race skills? 

Amongst other attractions we have Alpacas, Goats and Donkeys, allotments produce, flower stall, Teddy Tombola, Wheel of Fortune, Lucky Dip, and some commercial stalls – perfect for buying yourself or a friend a present or, dare we say it, some early Christmas presents! And some bargains in the Bric a Brac and Book stalls.  Sheet Scouts will be on hand to help and will be marshalling traffic.

The Sheet School Choir will be singing for us and there’ll be an award winning musician in Sheet House Garden followed by Churcher’s String Quartet, accompanied by Pimms, Strawberries, and the Sheet WI will be providing tea and cakes. The Petersfield Beekeepers Association will be explaining how important bees are to our continuing existence, for many more Street Parties to come!

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses we also have some fab prizes in the Raffle. Roll up, roll up!  But….. save some energy for the early evening barbecue and barn dance.

Weather forecast is looking good, so no excuses and we have delicious Mooka ice cream to cool you off. Look forward to seeing you all there. Profits to the Rosemary Foundation.

The Street Party is joining forces with the church which is mounting an Exhibition, in the church, marking its 150th Anniversary. A dedicated team has been working very hard for a very long time to produce this fascinating and comprehensive exhibition which will run for a week.

The open air service at 11.30 on the Village Green will be held by former Sheet Vicar, Peter Ingrams, who I’m sure some of you will remember – all welcome. CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE PROGRAMME:


Film Club presents ‘BEING THERE” – Thursday 21st June

Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart, Jack Warden, and Richard Basehart.Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Sellers was nominated for Best Actor.  A simple-minded gardener named Chance, played by Peter Sellers,  has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman, Eve, and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider. For more information about the film and the full programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

ARCHIVE – May 2018:

Scroll down for news of the Summer Street Party, Church Anniversary Exhibition and Film Club.

The Sheet Annual Parish Assembly is being held on Thursday, 10th May at 7.00 p.m. at the Village Hall.  One of the SDNPA Rangers, Laura Deane, is coming along to talk about projects being carried out in the local area and this will be followed by refreshments and an up-date on Parish Council activities for 2017-18.   Our County Councillor and District Councillor will also be present to up-date us on all things EHDC and HCC related.  All are welcome.     Click to see the poster APA Poster 2018


Victorian Hat Competiton.  Plans for the Summer Street Party on Sunday 1st July are progressing amongst which is a competition for the best Victorian Hat.  There will be three categories – Men, Women and Children. The competition will be judged by Sheet resident Nicole Small who works in film and theatre costume, so please get designing and parade your creation on 1st July!  

Plans also for the Church History Exhibition marking its 150th Anniversary are well under way and the history group is asking for people to get in touch if they were christened or married in Sheet Church:

Film Club presents ‘THINGS TO COME’ – Thursday 17th May

French title: L’Avenir, is a 2016 French language drama film written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve which received critical acclaim and was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.  It stars Isabelle Huppert as middle-aged philosophy professor Nathalie Chazeaux, whose life is going through a series of separations.   One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.  For more information about the film and the full programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

ARCHIVE – April 2018:

This month – please see the relevant headers above for what’s on.

ARCHIVE – March 2018:

March seems to be the month of the Quiz!

  Mentioned last month and now just a couple of days away there are still spaces available for teams of 6 for the Film Club’s Movie Quiz.  Tickets include interval chips but participants are free to bring their own drinks and snacks if they wish and there is a bar.  Tickets at £5 p/person available from the Queens Head pub.  Proceeds to Rosemary Foundation.  Go to  www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms  for all information.  

  Sheet Church are having a Quiz and Supper Evening on Saturday 24th March – Click on Quiz Flyer v1 a5 to see their poster more clearly.

Film Club presents ANGELS’ SHARE – Thursday 15th March

Directed by legendary Ken Loach and winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film festival The Angels’ Share is a bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.   For more information about the film and the full programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

Sheet Summer Street Party – Those of you reading should have seen the flyer in the latest edition of Sheet News.  This is planned for Sunday 1st July when the 150th Anniversary of Sheet Church exhibition also starts – click on link for flyer in case you didn’t see it.  SHEET STREET PARTY FLYER website

ARCHIVE – February 2018:

The Lion & Unicorn Players present a new comedy by Ben Gander – ‘2016 and All That’.  Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February.  Click on link for poster plus all details.  Saturday night tickets nearly all sold out!  2016andallthat flyer

Film Club presents ‘ZABRISKIE POINT’ – Thursday 22nd February

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 American drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, widely noted at the time for its setting in the counterculture of the United States. Some of the film’s scenes were shot on location at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.  In what is supposed to be an indictment of 1960’s American society, two aimless young adults try to find themselves in the California desert.  For more information about the film and the full programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

Early news of the Film Club Movie Quiz Night on 3rd March in aid of The Rosemary Foundation. Join us for a special evening of fun, whilst testing your movie knowledge in teams of six, with proceeds donated to The Rosemary Foundation.  Tickets include interval chips but participants are free to bring their own drinks and snacks if they wish.  Go to  www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms  for more information.  

ARCHIVE – January 2018:

Some photos from the 2017 Carols on The Green event – we had singing dogs this time!

Check the ‘EVENTS CALENDAR’ for what’s happening this month including:

Film Club presents ‘PRIDE’ – Thursday 18th January

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.  Winner of Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards.   For more information about the film and the full programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

ARCHIVE – December 2017:

Please see Events above for details of Church Christmas services

Thursday 21st December, the annual Carols on the Green event – click for information CAROLS ON THE GREEN

Saturday 2nd December Sheet School Christmas Fair, between 2-4pm.  Click here for poster – Sheet School Christmas Fair Poster

Film Club presents ‘SUNSHINE ON LEITH’ – Thursday 14th December

Sunshine on Leith  is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan.   For more information about the film and the new 2017-2018 programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

  • Further updates on December activities will be sent by email, e.g. news of Carols on the  Green.
  • For information on Sheet Church’s services see their website in ‘Links’ above.

ARCHIVE – November 2017:

NEWS JUST IN: 24th November 2017

The Parish Council have asked that news of affordable housing is posted on this website.  You can also see it on – http://www.sheetparishcouncil.gov.uk

New affordable housing in Sheet  –  Petersfield Housing Association will be completing on 4 affordable rented properties in Sheet in December 2017. These are in Millers Brook, the new housing development off the Farnham Road.There will be a mix of three two bedroom houses and one 3 bedroom house. The homes will be prioritised for local people.  Applicants will be nominated to the properties via Hampshire Home Choice (the housing register). If anyone is interested they can register at hampshirehomechoice.org.uk or can contact the housing team at East Hampshire District Council on 01730 23439

Sheet School are holding their annual Bonfire Night this Saturday 4th November and the Film Club presents Into the Wild’ on Thursday 16th November – see Clubs & Societies/Film Club above for more information about the film.


The County Councillor’s Report to the Sheet Parish Council at the October meeting covered issues such as County Council savings and the Local Plan consultation, extracted from the Minutes section of the Parish Council website.  See: http://www.sheetparishcouncil.gov.uk/minutes/sheetpc-mins-101017-att1.pdf  

ARCHIVE – October 2017:

In September 2018 Sheet Church will be celebrating its 150th anniversary.  Click on the following link to see how you may be able to help with the proposed church history exhibition Sheet Church History Project Poster

Sheet are looking to recruit a Village Agent:

Village Agents are local people who volunteer a few hours a week of their time to signpost and help older people to access information, advice, and local services. Full details about this Age Concern program, including who to contact if you are interested, can be viewed here.

SDNPA Local Plan.  You can read an update on the SDNPA Local Plan Consultation on the following link to the Minutes of the Sheet Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 12th September, point 17/168 (b) :

Click to access sheetpc-mins-120917-draft.pdf

Film Club presents ‘I, DANIEL BLAKE’ – Thursday 19th October

  I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach’s frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.  The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.  For more information about the film and the new 2017-2018 programme see Film Club above and: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

ARCHIVE – September 2017:

NEW TRICKS – Actually, nothing to do with dogs or TV programmes but a clinic to help you get the most out of the internet if you’re a novice or need a refresher course.  Sheet Village Hall on Thursday 14th September 4pm-5pm. See New Tricks first clinics

Film Club presents ‘JEAN DE FLORETTE’ – Thursday 21st September

Jean de Florette is a highly acclaimed 1986 French drama film directed by Claude Berri, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol. The film takes place in rural Provence, where two local farmers plot to trick a newcomer out of his newly inherited property. The film starred three of France’s most prominent actors – Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, who won a BAFTA award for his performance, and Yves Montand.  The film exquisitely captures the natural setting, social customs, and personal prejudices of French villagers whose source of spring water is manipulated at different times by concealed individuals. For more information about the film and the new 2017-2018 programme see Film Club above and : www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms 

ARCHIVE – August 2017:

  • Damian Walsh (Civil Engineering and Landscape, Havant Borough Council) has informed the Parish Council that the new crossing works at the corner of Inmans Lane and Town Lane will start on 14th August for approximately 2 weeks.  See original information in October Archive below.
  • SIX ARTISTS FROM SHEET, ‘Six in Sheet’, are participating in the Hampshire Open Studios, http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk for the first time.  Work by artists Julian Bond, Emma Hartley, Wendy Larken, Frank Jennings, Alice Hartley and Bryony Jennings  will be located in the Hartley Barn next to the Village Hall.  The exhibition will run from Saturday 19th August until Monday 28th August. One of the artists, Bryony Jennings, will be running a Textile Sculpture Mouse Making Workshop on Saturday 26th August from 10am-5pm in the Village Hall.   Work with fabric to shape and create your own textile creature.  Explore ways to suggest character, expression and form using wire fabric and stitch.  £80 per person – to book Bryonywings@yahoo.co.uk

  • To read the County Councillor’s Report-July 2017 which includes information on budget cuts and roads – click here County Councillor Report – July 2017 SHEET
  • West Meon are holding their annual Music Festival which may be of interest to some of our residents.  It’s in September and has quite a diverse programme – book early to avoid disappointment.  Go to the website for full details and booking information http://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk
  • Advance Notice of Film Club new season screening, starting with Jean de Florette on September 21st.  Full programme to be published soon.

ARCHIVE – July 2017:

Scroll down to see photos of the Bird Sculpture at Sheet School and details of the Rude Mechanicals production on 16th July.

Local Plan Impact on Sheet

  • At a meeting on the 15th June, the South Downs National Park planning committee received a revised Local Plan. This proposes  30-32 residential dwellings to be built on land behind  Pulens Lane. This is a radical increase in the numbers of new homes that had previously been proposed for Sheet. The Park Authority  will hold a 6/8 week public consultation on the proposal in the Autumn, and parish residents can make their comments known when the mechanics of doing so are revealed. We will update the website with any further information we receive. (See also the Parish Council website).  Details of the proposal are accessible via the SDNP website, on pages 320-323 of Appendix 1 to Agenda item 7 of the planning committee meeting on 15th June.  Scroll down the pdf link to page 320.   https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PC_2017June15_Agenda-Item-7-Appendix-1.pdf 

The meeting was webcasted and is available to watch for a year on the SDNPA webcasting portal:  https://southdowns.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/290929

The Local Plan will then be submitted to government in February 2018 for examination, unless there are any major matters arising that go to the heart of soundness.  “Adoption” of the Local Plan will occur in the year of 2018, estimated to be in July.


Sheet School were delighted to have their sculpture,  which was designed by the children and created by artist Cara Wassenberg with the help of the children, opened by Deputy Mayor Hilary Ayre on Saturday 17th June.  This event also coincided with our Community Gallery.    This would not have been possible without the generous fundraising efforts of the parents, the PTA, East Hampshire District Council and funding from our Parish Council and Councillors.’

THE RUDE MECHANICAL’S Annual Event on Sheet Recreation Ground is in a couple of weeks on  Sunday July 16th at 7.30pm. Tickets from 14 Village Street, 01730 268536 or https://app.etickets.to/buy/?e=14873

ARCHIVE – June 2017:

To see photos of the winners of the Film Festival 2017 film and photographic competition and photo of the Young Voices of Sheet School performing, see Film Festival tab above under ‘Clubs & Societies‘ and click here:  Film Festival 2017 – Winning Entries  For the full Press Release click here:  Press Release Sheet Film Festival 290517  And for more of what happened at the Film Festival including the short films  facebook.com/sheetfilms

SHEET ASSOCIATION and COMMUNITY TRUST AGM – Friday 9th June, Village Hall.  This year our new County Councillor will be in attendance and there’ll be an opportunity to air your views on housing development and the ever increasing traffic, parking and road safety problems in Sheet.  Come along and have a glass of wine and a chat.  Click here for Agenda:  AGM Agenda 2017

SHEET PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY ART GALLERY 2017 – Friday 16th June parents viewing after school and open to public on Saturday 17th June.  Click here for details:  Community Art Gallery Let to Parents  where you’ll see also the opportunity to enter your art project.

Following on from the initial talk/demo at the Annual Parish Assembly in May, Meon Heartstart are offering further training in basic life support skills and cardio pulmonary resuscitation.  This was a valuable demonstration and training session.  If you missed the first session or would like to re-cap on what you learned in May, come along on Thursday 22nd.  See Heartstart Training

Film Club presents ‘BROOKLYN’ – Thursday 15th June

Brooklyn is a 2015 Irish-British-Canadian romantic drama film directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby, based on Colm Tobin’s novel. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Waters. Set in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her.  Brooklyn premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and was nominated for three Academy Awards; Best picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.  For more information about the film: www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – May 2017:

FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – It’s time for the return of the Sheet Film Festival!  Come and join us at ‘Focus on Sheet’ .  Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May.

 Click on Clubs & Societies above then click on Film Festival for full programme.

To see what happened at the ‘April Fun in Sheet’ –  To see what happened at the ‘April Fun in Sheet’ –  https://www.facebook.com/sheetfilms/

UGANDAN ADVENTURES – On Thursday 25th May at 7pm, Petersfield dental surgeon Robin Forrest will give an illustrated talk based on his 4 visits volunteering with DENTAID (Dental Health Charity). Cash bar & light refreshments.  Should be an interesting evening!

Film Club presents THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Thursday 18th May

The Lives of Others is a 2006 German drama film about the monitoring of East Berlin residents in 1983 by agents of the Stasi, the GDR’s secret police.The Lives of Others won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Golden Globe Awards. For more information about the filmwww.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – April 2017:

ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY – APRIL 27th at 7.30pm – Village Hall.  The Parish Council hope you can attend.    This year, David Williamson from the South Central Ambulance Service, will be coming to talk to us about the Heartstart initiative, and will give a basic introduction to life support, and the use of the AED Defibrillator which has been installed at the Village Hall.  This is a great asset for the village. 

Defibrillator Demo 2017 poster

The Annual Parish Assembly is also an opportunity for you to raise any local issues and discuss and hear more about the work of the Parish, District and County Council over the past year.  We hope that you can join us and look forward to seeing you.  To see what’s on the Agenda for the meeting click on PARISH ASSEMBLY AGENDA 2017 

Film Club presents WILD TALES’ – Thursday 20th April

Wild Tales is a 2014 Argentine-Spanish black comedy anthology composed of six standalone shorts, all written and directed by Damian Szifron. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and won the Best Film Not in the English Language at the 69th British Academy Awards. Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film.  For more information about the filmwww.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Lion & Unicorn present TWO SISTERS’ Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd.

APRIL FUN IN SHEET – In the lead up to the Sheet Festival in May, everyone is invited to join in A fun afternoon on the Millenium Field, Mill Lane on Sunday 23rd April at 1.00pm. We will be creating a massive butterfly scene involving everyone who turns up, this will be captured on video and by drone. Come along to enjoy a barbecue and help us create some special aerial footage for inclusion in Sheet’s very own Community Film.     For more information https://www.facebook.com/sheetfilms/photos/rpp.1409180839392834/1737964896514425/?type=3&theater

EARLY NOTIFICATION:  THE RUDE MECHANICAL’S Annual Event on Sheet Recreation Ground.  Sunday July 16th at 7.30pm. Tickets from 14 Village Street, 01730 268536 or https://app.etickets.to/buy/?e=14873

ARCHIVE – March 2017:

Film Club presents ‘MEDITERRANEO’ – Thursday 16th March

16029_tw300_th300Mediterraneo is a 1991 Italian film that won the Academy Award For Best Foreign Language Film in 1991. The film is set during WW2 about a group of Italian soldiers  who become stranded on a seemingly deserted Greek island and are left behind by the war.  For more information about the film – http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE – February 2017:

Film Club presents ‘THE BIG SHORT’ – Thursday 16th February


The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film about the 2007 – 2008 finacial crisistriggered by the US housing bubble. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Bale, and won in the Best Adapted Screenplay Category.  For more information about the film – http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

WORK AND PLAY IN YOUR NATIONAL PARK   Have a look at the following link to see what’s happening in the South Downs National Park including a Stargazing Extravaganza.  http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=04a30c5763a8ae5f29029b536&id=84614fc0d1&e=0b83efa892

ARCHIVE – January 2017:

Tony Burton, the developer of the land behind School Lane, will be carrying out the consultation on plans for a further 2 houses and a bungalow on land at 13 School Lane.  The new plans will be available for residents to view and comment on, on Monday 16th January from 6.30-8.30 in the meeting room at the Village Hall.   The plans have already been submitted to the National Park.

Tony will also be present at the January Parish Council Meeting on 10th January to discuss the proposals with the Parish Council.

Film Club presents ‘LOCAL HERO’ – Thursday 19th January


Local Hero is a 1983 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Peter Reigert, Denis lawson, Fulton Mackay and Burt Lancaster. The film is about an American oil company representative who is sent to the fictional village of Ferness on the west coast of Scotland to purchase the town and surrounding property for his company. For his work on the film, Bill Forsyth won the 1984 BAFTA Award for Best Direction.

Those of us of a certain age will remember this entertaining film.  Highly recommended for younger members of the Village too!  For more information about the film – http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

And before we say goodbye to 2016, a reminder of Carols Round the Green.



ARCHIVE – December 2016:


                                     HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Check the ‘EVENTS CALENDAR’ for what’s happening this month including:

Your Christmas Cards………

Send one card to all your local friends.  Decorate the village tree with your own card and donate to a local charity, primarily the Rosemary Foundation – deadline 10th December.  What a great idea!


Film Club presents ‘JOY’ – Thursday 15th December


Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film, written and directed by David Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. For more information http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

HARK ……….  Carols on the Green – Thursday 22nd December.   Meet at the Half Moon pub at 6.30pm then walk to the Village Green for a 7pm start.  Mince pies and wine in the Village Hall afterwards.


  • Follow the link to see Christmas services at St. Mary Magdalen http://www.sheet.church/christmas/
  • Sheet WI programme for 2017 now on the WI link above
  • Early news of a Lion & Unicorn play for January in Sheet Village Hall – book early to avoid disappointment!


 ‘Two Sisters’ by Caroline Harding 

The director, Sam Gaffney, who directed the well received “Gods of Carnage” at the Village Hall at the beginning of this year, writes:

Well buried secrets are reluctantly revealing in this thrilling and engaging black comedy. The play takes place in a small village in 1880s Russia. Sisters, Anya and Sonia spend an evening together where these secrets and tales of the past come back to haunt their fragile relationship. Everything is not what it seems between these two sisters. A story of love, skulduggery and sisterly bonds. The catalyst that sets everything in motion – an empty coffin found in Anya’s house

ARCHIVE – November 2016:

Added on 10th November: WANTED – 3 male and 3 male actors to take part in a 1 act drama next March.  A farcical comedy about the Suffragettes’ campaign for votes for women in Britain!


REMEMBER, REMEMBER….. Bonfire Night on the Millennium Field – Sunday 6th



16025_tw300_th300The Assassin is a 2015 martial arts film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsein. Set in 8th century China during the last years of the Tang Dynasy the film centres on Nie Yinniang, an assassin who is directed to slay corrupt government officials by her master Jiaxin, a nun who raised her from the age of ten.  For more information http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

ARCHIVE  – October 2016:


  • Changes to kerbing at Inmans Lane
  • Rosemary Foundation Fund Raiser on 21st
  • And don’t forget The Danish Girl on 20th.


On Tuesday 25th October from 3pm – 6pm Damian Walsh (Civil Engineering and Landscape, Havant Borough Council) will be holding an exhibition of proposed changes to kerbing and junction of Inmans Lane.  The exhibition will be staffed in order to answer any questions and will take place in the foyer of the Village Hall.  The intention of the works is to make alterations to the junction layout at Inmans Lane / Town Lane with new kerbing and a small build-out to improve the safety of this junction for pedestrians, especially the young children who attend the nursery on the corner of this junction.  Click on the link to see a plan showing the proposed layout.  It also shows red boxes indicating the usual places cars can be seen parked.  These spaces will no longer be available once the crossing points are implemented.  inmans-lane-junction-alterations




16024_tw300_th300The Danish Girl is a 2015 British-American biographical romantic drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the fictional novel of the same name by David Ebershoff and loosely inspired by the lives of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex change surgery, and Alicia Vikander as Wegener.  For more information about the film and the Film Club see Film Club link above and http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • ARCHIVE  – September 2016:
  • Film Club starts its new season this month, on 15th September, with The Lunchbox’ – a 2013 Indian romantic film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. The film was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival winning the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award.  For more information about the film and the Film Club see Film Club link above and http://www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


  • One of our neighbouring villages, West Meon, has advised us of their Music Festival on 16th-18th September, which may be of interest to some Sheet residents.   http://www.westmeonmusic.co.uk

West Meon Music Festival 2016

  • ARCHIVE  – August 2016:


  • ARCHIVE  – July 2016:

‘OCD & ME’.  On 1st and 2nd July the Lion and Unicorn will be performing OCD & Me, at Sheet Village Hall, a play based on the true life story of a sufferer of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  A moving story of one family’s struggles with OCD and their attempts to defeat it.  The play takes the audience through a range of emotions in arriving at its ultimate conclusion and should move even the most hardened soul.  OCD & Me Poster and                                                                                                  lionandunicornplayers.co.uk for ticketing details.

On Thursday 7th July at 7.30pm – a WI event at the Village Hall.  A talk by Rhonda Doyle, Life as a Maid at Stansted House.

See below for details of Macbyrd                                                A taster of the new season                                                 

Macbyrd booking Film Club poster 2016-17[5]

MACBYRD  It’s 1940 in a sleepy Sussex village. George, a retired mechanic, receives a letter from the War Office. Magpies gather, hopping on their twiggy legs. ‘What’s this?’ they cackle. Momentous changes are afoot. While above, amidst comic absurdity, a dark and menacing intrigue simmers among the birds. A brand new comedy thriller from The Rudes. Watch out for Inspector Seed, a pigeon!

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company perform on Sheet Recreation Ground. Sunday 17th July at 7.30pm. Picnics from 6.00pm Tickets – £15 plus a range of concessions.  Online at http://www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk & locally on  01730-268536 / 14 Village Street.  Further information – 01323-501260

  • ARCHIVE  – June 2016:

Sheet Association & Community Trust AGM on Friday 17th June at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.  See Sheet Association page above for Agenda.

UPDATE on the Sheet Film and Arts Festival 2016- See all the films and photos at https://www.facebook.com/sheetfilms/

1st Prize FF 2016 First prize ‘I’m a Dark Lord get me outta here’.  By Henry, Edgar & Florence.

Film Club – Thursday 16th June:                                      A taste of 2016-2017 films:

Sideways                                Film Club poster 2016-17[5]

‘SIDEWAYS’.  A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack’s final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.  Sideways is a decidedly mature road trip comedy full of excellent performances.  See Film Club above for more details and at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms . This is the final film of the 2015-2016 programme.  2016-2017 programme to be published soon starting September 2016, every 3rd Thursday of the month.  Full details soon on the Film Club page.


money-pot-poster-JULY-2016-225x300     For more information and an application form contact susan.kirkwoodtaylor@easthants.gov.uk or phone 01730 234186.   Website http://www.easthantsyouthcouncil.org

Update on the Great River Rother Duck Race 7th May 2016:

Duck Race Image (1)  imagesimagesimagesAnd… they’re off!  Over 1000 ducks raced down the river Rother on Saturday 7th May, battling the river swells and strict marshalling rules to heroically raise approx £1500 for local Sheet causes, the Church, Sheet School and Sheet Village.  The winning duck was owned by Pepper Stockley who won a cash prize of £50.  The event was organised by Lucy Mitchell and Suezi Siggars for Friends of Sheet School, The Rev. Richard Saunders of St. Mary Magdalen together with many helpers from the village.

  • ARCHIVE  – May 2016:
  • Annual Parish Assembly on Friday 6th May – scroll down for details.
  • Recently posted on the  sheetparishcouncil.org. website is a letter from Network Rail with an update on their plans for the Sheet level crossing.

The Great River Rother Duck Race.                    Film Club – Thursday 12th May

Duck Race poster                                    A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENTwww.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • Annual Parish Assembly on Friday, 6th May at 7.30 at the Village Hall.  This is  a chance for Sheet residents to come along and hear about the work of the Parish, District and County Council over the past year.  There will be reports on the village hall, allotments, recreation areas and planning. It’s also an opportunity for the public to raise any issues.  There will be wine and nibbles after the meeting as per previous years and a chance to chat to County, District and parish councillors.
  • Parish Council AGM on 10th May. Election of the Chair and Vice-Chair and confirmation of roles and responsibilities.  Also formal approval of accounts.
  • Friday 27th, 28th and 29th May – Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  The Sheet Film and Arts Festival.  Now approaching its third year, Sheet Film Festival presents its most ambitious and exciting programme yet.  Venue – garden of the Queen’s Head Sheet. The Film Festival needs your films!  So for further details and a guide to film making and video editing advice, go to their facebook page.


  • ARCHIVE  – April 2016:
  • At the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 12th April, the owner of the land behind the Church will be presenting his planning proposal for one house on that land.  And the Head Teacher of Sheet School is coming to show us the ideas for their sculpture project.
  • There are advertisements on the Parish website and Noticeboards for vacant plots at Sheet Allotments in Mill Lane and an advertisement for a Parish Lengthsman.
  • On Thursday 7th at 7.30 pm the WI will be holding a class on how to construct a hanging basket – perfect timing for Spring/Summer displays, and the WI Craft Group will be tackling Blackwork embroidery on Friday 8th at 10am in the Village Hall.

Days-of-HeavenFilm Club April ‘Days of Heaven‘ at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st April in the Village Hall.  Bar opens 7.00pm and as usual interval food is available to order from the Queens Head.  Staring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Linda Manz, Terrence Malick’s 1978 movie Days of Heaven was never a huge hit, but it was such a departure and so deliberate an attempt to have the audience stirred by beauty that it felt calming and inspiring.  To read more about the film see Upcoming Events at  www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

  • ARCHIVE  – March 2016:
  • Details of Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services at St. Mary Magdalen Church.
  • See below for news of the 2016 Sheet Film and Arts Festival and the River Rother Duck Race!
  • At the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday, 8th March 2016, the owner of the land behind Pulens Lane will, at his request, present his plans for the land.  In view of the long agenda, the meeting will therefore start at the earlier time of 7.00 p.m.

Two Days, One Night image  Film Club March – ‘Two Days, One Night’ at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th March in the Village Hall.  Bar opens 7.00pm and as usual interval food is available to order from the Queens Head.  A thought provoking and perceptive French film.  Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. To read more about the film see Upcoming Events at  www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


Saturday 7th May at 12 noon.  The Great River Rother Duck Race.  Barbecue on the Recreation Ground, Inmans Lane followed by the race down the river.  Cash prizes organised by Sheet Village Association, Friends of Sheet School, Friends to St. Mary Magdalen Church.

Friday 27th, 28th and 29th May – Spring Bank Holiday weekend.  The Sheet Film and Arts Festival.  Now approaching its third year, Sheet Film Festival presents its most ambitious and exciting programme yet.  Venue – garden of the Queen’s Head Sheet. The Film Festival needs your films!  So for further details and a guide to film making and video editing advice, go to their facebook page.


Sunday 17th July at 7.30pm.  The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company presents MACBYRD, a comedy thriller.  Sheet Recreation Ground.  More details in our June update.

  • ARCHIVE  – February 2016:
  • Sheet Parish Council have a vacancy for a Caretaker for the Village Hall and are also looking for a grass cutting contractor for the parish.  For details see: http://www.sheetparishcouncil.org
  • At the next Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 9th February we’ve got Tony Burton coming to explain the changes to the plans for the 11 houses behind School Lane apparently to do with sewage/water/drainage.
  • On Friday 19th February at 7.30pm Damian Hinds, MP for East Hampshire, is holding an open Public Meeting.  This is a forum for any member of the public to come and raise local issues and Damian may do an introduction on latest government policy as well.

NEBRASKA FILMForthcoming Film Club showing is ‘Nebraska’ on Thursday 11th February 2016 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.   Nebraska is a 2013 American black and white comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson, staring Bruce Dern.  The film was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award.  It was also nominated for six Academy Awards. Nebraska is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska ……..   www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


Update – Well done to the organisers and participants of the Quiz Night whose efforts made over £2000 for the charity.

Quiz Night on Saturday 27th February in aid of the RNLI.  Not strictly a Sheet event, but run by Sheet resident, Ric Flatt and to be held just up the road at Churcher’s College. Individuals or teams (of six to eight people) are invited to enter the quiz. Tickets are £12 per person and this covers entry to the quiz, a hot supper and pudding. There will also be a bar and a raffle, including a first prize of a day’s sailing for two on the Solent. The Doors will be open from 7pm; the quiz starts at 7.30pm.  Last year more than 20 teams took part; the evening was a great success, and raised more than £2,000 for the RNLI.  Tickets for individual entrants or complete teams are available from One Tree Books. petersfieldrnli.org.uk

  • ARCHIVE  – January 2016:



 Information on tickets etc at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms

Sheet Carols21The annual Carols on the Green event on Friday 18th December attracted over 100 Carolers of all ages.

  • The raffle for the Sampler Quilt made by the Sheet WI raised £915 and through other activities an additional £200 was raised for Rowans Hospice making a total of £1,115.00.  Well done to the WI.  For the coming year their chosen charity is to be the Friends of Petersfield Hospital.
  • Roadworks at the London Road / Pulens lane / Inmans Lane junction start on Tuesday 5th January for 3 weeks.  It’s believed the intention is to widen the two islands into middle of the road to make it safer for pedestrians.

Check the ‘Events Calendar’ for what’s happening this month including:

Lion & Unicorn Jan 2016The Lion & Unicorn Players, whose base is in Sheet put on the successful Murder Mystery evening in the Village Hall in November and are continuing their relationship with the Village with this clever, funny comedy which looks at middle class pretensions and sees two couples descending into chaos over the course of one afternoon.  Another play is planned for this time next year. www.lionandunicornplayers.co.uk

  • WI talk on 7th January – Life after Iran.
  • Film Club – Conversations with my Gardener on 21st January.   www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms for more information.

  • ARCHIVE  – December 2015:
  • See the Events Calendar for what’s happening in December, including Carols on the Green on 18th December.
  • Christmas services at the St. Mary Magdalen are listed in ‘Events Calendar’ including a Nativity service starring children and young people of the church on Sunday 13th.
  • Also the Queens Head are taking bookings for their Christmas Menu. See their website in ‘Links’ for more info.
  • The WI have published their 2016 programme of events – see ‘Clubs & Societies’ above.  And don’t forget their Christmas raffle – see below.
  • Film Club have published their 2016 programme starting with ‘Conversations with my Gardener on 21st January 2016.  Full details at https://webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms/category/2015-16-season


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UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME AT SHEET VILLAGE HALL Thursday 10th December 2015 at 7.00 for 7.30pm

 Information on tickets etc at www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms


Sheet School Christmas Market 2015CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND MAKERS NIGHT at Sheet School on Friday 27th November – 7.30 to 10.00pm.

ADVERT MURDER MYSTERY 1-1MURDER MYSTERY DINNER – Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Sampler Quilt made by the Sheet WI. Proceeds of the raffle to go to the Rowans Hospice.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE – WI QUILT TO BE RAFFLED FOR CHARITY:  Members of the Sheet WI craft, coffee and company group have all been involved in making a Sampler Quilt to be raffled to support the important work of the Rowans Hospice, their chosen charity for the year.  Sheet WI president, Jane Rothery, an expert quilter, supervised the work of the group, many of whom were quilting novices. A Sampler Quilt is comprised of different block patterns of equal sizes, individually made and sewn together.   Don’t miss the opportunity to own this unique quilt and help raise money for the Rowans Hospice.  Tickets cost £1 – Call 01730 262147 to buy tickets.  Raffle draw Christmas 2015.

  • ARCHIVE  – November 2015:

The Parish Council are holding a Planning Meeting on Tuesday 17th November to discuss planning applications including the plans for land behind School Lane.  7.30pm in the Village Hall.  Members of the public welcome.

See ‘Events Calendar’ for details of the following and other  forthcoming events:



  • The following week on Friday 20th ‘Paddington’, a film for all the family at 6pm.  Children £4 – must be accompanied by an adult.  Ticket price for under 16’s includes pizza and a soft drink at the interval. www.webcollect.org.uk/sheetfilms for more information.
  • Next Film Club showing is on Thursday 12th November at 7.30pm.   ‘The Secret of Santa Vittoria’ starring Anthony Quinn.  Non-members pay £6 on the door.
  • PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF PLANNING PROPOSALS FOR 11 NEW HOUSES IN SHEET  –  Following consultation with the South Downs National Park Authority, The Burton Property Group will be a presenting a public consultation exhibition of planning proposals for 11 new homes at Farnham Road (north of School Lane) on Friday 13th November from 5pm until 9pm, in the Village Hall.
  • FILM CLUB DATES – 3 films in November including Special Matinee screening of the film ‘Amelie’ on Sunday 1st November – see ‘Film Club’  for all details.

  • ARCHIVE  – September / October 2015:

News from the South Downs National Park Authority:

The South Downs Local Plan: Preferred Options consultation is running from the 2 September to the 28 October 2015.


Our landscapes are the reason the South Downs became a National Park so they must sit at the heart of every planning decision we make.

We are developing a Local Plan which will contain the policies that set the course for development in the National Park – putting landscapes first while still serving the needs of communities and the local economy. It will sit alongside the Partnership Management Plan in shaping the future of the South Downs National Park. When it’s adopted (expected to be 2017) it will be the first time that a single set of planning policies have been applied across the entire National Park.

We have now published our preferred options for these policies and we need your feedback.


  • ARCHIVE – September 2015:


FILM CLUB LOGOSheet Film Club has been shortlisted for the Film Society of the Year Awards in the category ‘Best New Society’.  In notifying the Film Club of their shortlisting, Cinema for All (the trading name of the British Federation of Film Societies) said:

“The standard and amount of applications received has been exceptionally high this year, so it is a considerable achievement to have made it onto the shortlist”.

Representatives of the Film Club will be attending the awards ceremony on 3rd October at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.  Congratulations to  all involved and good luck on the night!  Update and photos to follow after the awards ceremony.

Sheet Film Club’s full 2015/16 programme of 10 films has been published.  The first of the season Un homme et une femme shows on 17th September.  Existing members can now renew their memberships for the new season and new members are welcome. Details of the films, membership information and a link to the Club’s own website and facebook page can be found in ‘Film Club’  under Clubs & Societies’ above.

The Village Hall has undergone a renovation during August.  Following the recently installed new kitchen and additional toilet, the main hall now has a new ceiling incorporating new lighting, new decorations and refurbishment of curtains which has further enhanced this village facility.  Come to the Film Club night on 17th and see the fresh new look.

Sheet Recreation Ground has new or updated play equipment and the new storage shed has been installed.


New Storage Shed at the Recreation Ground

Traffic problems in Village Street and School Lane caused by lorries not heeding road signs are being discussed by the Parish Council with Hampshire County Council. Lorries are getting stuck in too narrow conditions and it is hoped that new, differently worded, signs on the main road will solve this problem.

  • ARCHIVE – July/August 2015:

It’s now August and the hollyhocks are fading. A quiet month ahead.  All the summer fetes are over and school holidays are well under way.  Sadly the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company’s production of The Comedy of Babi Babbett was rained off on 26th July.

Results of the Level crossing referendum (3.7.15) on the possible closure of Sheet level crossing – see full details on Parish Council website and noticeboards:

  • 356 votes (67.8% of the valid vote) prefer the road to stay open with full barriers installed.
  • 169 votes (32.2% of the valid vote) prefer a closure to vehicles and the installation of a pedestrian crossing.
  • There is no Parish Council meeting in August – next meeting Tuesday 8th September. Minutes of the July meeting are on the Parish notice boards.
  • For the Sheet Women’s Institute programme for remainder of 2015 –  seeClubs & Societies’ above.
  • You can now see details of activities held at the Village Hall on a regular basis under ‘Village Hall Activities’ above.


For a full report and photos of the Sheet Film Festival 2015 see: SHEET FILM FESTIVAL 2015-3   And their facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheet-Film-Festival/1409180839392834

  • ARCHIVE – June 2015:

Thursday 11th June – Sheet Association AGM. See the posters around the village.  “Hear what has been going on in the Parish during the last year. And give us your ideas on what you want in the future. After all it is your Parish.” 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All welcome.

Saturday 13th June – Network Rail is holding an information session concerning the potential closure of the level crossing in School Lane.  Sessions will run at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm.  Spaces are limited – you must book onto a session by emailing sheet@networkrail.co.uk with your name, address, telephone number and requested session.  Or write to Camilla Bushill, Network Rail Basingstoke Campus, Gresley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4JX.

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