Your Guide to Family Entertainment in Sandhurst
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Sandhurst as a


Pledge One:
Understand and Promote Respect, Responsibility and Rights of all in our Community

Pledge Two:
Encourage all in the community to respect and uphold the rights of everyone to be able to live in a safe

Pledge Three:
Recognise and fulfil our responsibility to each other and to our community town.

Formed in 1908, Sandhurst Silver Band is made up of two individual ensembles. Sandhurst Community Brass, a non-contesting band made up of players ranging in ability, and Sandhurst Silver Band who compete nationally at the top level of brass banding.

The bands have their own bandroom in the centre of Sandhurst and as a development area, are looking to create a youth band in the near future. Both bands regularly host concerts in the Sandhurst area, as well as appearing further afield. So we look forward to welcoming you to hear the ‘Sounds of Sandhurst’.

For more information about joining the band, or in booking one of the bands for an engagement, please visit the band website -

Walking for Health ~ Butterfly Walks

The Annual Walking for Health Butterfly walks produced some surprises this year

Someone from Mickle Hill arrived with a photo from her garden of a butterfly to be identified. The very beautiful butterfly was a Silver Washed Fritillary. It is a large butterfly that glides as well as flying fast to chase intruders off its patch.

Our first surprise was seeing a Silver Washed Fritillary near the balancing pond (A first for our butterfly count at Sandhurst).

We searched the large meadow on one of the walks and the smaller meadows nearer the Blackwater river on the other. We found lots of Ringlets, some Meadow Browns and Large Skippers.

We also found Damselflies and Dragonflies (including Azure Damselflies and Southern Hawkers).

That was the second surprise as we usually find mostly Meadow Browns and few Damselflies. The meadows are unusually still boggy this year so this may attract the Damselflies.

The first walk also found black caterpillars on stinging nettles; evidence of Peacock butterflies.

The second walk had a good sunny spell and we saw Commas and several varieties of White butterflies including: Small Whites and Green Veined White.

Thanks to Colleen Pidgeon for organising the walks.
Sue Cload
BVCT Trustee & Walk Leader