Midhurst and Petworth parish round-up

Fernhurst teenagers are being tempted to grow a pot plant or outdoor vegetables with a £20 prize for the best result in time for the horticultural society’s autumn show on Thursday, September 6.

The flowering pot plant must be grown in a 13cm pot. The collection of vegetables can be anything from radishes and lettuces to French beans, runner beans and sweetcorn, all of which are easy to grow.

For more information have a look at the horticultural society schedule or visit their website.

Lodsworth youngsters are being asked to interview their grandparents as part of the village jubilee celebrations on June 4.

Junior members of the Lodsworth Heritage Society are being set the task of finding out what their grandparents, other relatives or close friends were doing when Queen Elizabeth II became queen. In what ways were their lives different from those today and how did they cope without cars, central heating, TVs, mobile phones and games consoles?

The youngsters are being asked to prepare a display of their work for a display at the celebrations with prizes for all who take part.

Further details are available from Vicki Andersen on 01798 861642.

Haslemere Educational Museum has just been voted one of the nation’s top three favourite museums in the annual museums and heritage awards.

This comes hot on the heels of their short listing for the Telegraph family friendly museum award.

Museum Chairman, Melanie Odell, said, ‘We are thrilled to be in the top three for the nation’s favourite museum.  It is a truly wonderful accolade and proves that Haslemere Museum has a first class reputation. Our thanks to all those who have supported us for this award.”

LOVE Nature Week 2012 is now in full swing with people across Sussex and the south east will be raising money for wildlife by supporting the RSPB.

So far, volunteers in the south east have pledged to give Love Nature Week over 275 hours of their time and it promises to be the RSPB’s biggest collection yet.

Emily Clark from the RSPB said: “This year, it’s all about fundraising for local conservation projects, so all proceeds will be helping wildlife on your doorstep.

You can join RSPB collectors at a venue near you.

All you need is a couple of hours and a good wide smile (we provide the bucket)! Join up online or contact Emily on 01273 775333 email Emily.clark@rspb.org.uk