What’s On Guide

Welcome to the What’s On Guide – Basingstoke Community Radio’s events list, sponsored by the Basingstoke Observer, Basingstoke’s only local independent newspaper.

HHCR, Basingstoke Community Radio is pleased to promote local charitable and non-profit-making events, plus our commercial partners events across Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

If you’re hosting an event please submit the details here. we will then help promote it on air and by listing it on this website as well.

If your event is a profit-making event, please contact us to discuss how we can help promote it.

You can also get in touch by phone or email:

Telephone: 01256 975005
Email: info@hhcr.org.uk

Events List:

Basingstoke Festival of Transport – Sunday 22nd August 2021

HHCR – Basingstoke Community Radio will once again be attending the Basingstoke Festival of Transport which is delivered in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Rotary Club and Basingstoke Thornycroft Society with support from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

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Subject to any COVID-19 restrictions, the War Memorial Park will once again be filled with over 900 vehicles at the Basingstoke Festival of Transport – Sunday 22nd August 2021.

There should be a spectacular display of vehicles including:

  • classic
  • vintage
  • commercial vehicles
  • fire engines
  • military trucks

There promises to be a range of specialist car clubs, trade stalls and catering outlets also in attendance.

Basingstoke Festival of Transport is a great day out for all the family! HHCR will be in attendance and will feature live talk backs between 12pm – 2pm, visit our gazebo and say hello!

Date: Sunday 22 August 2021 Time: 11am to 4pm Venue: War Memorial Park, Basingstoke Admission: Free Car Parking: £2, Old Common, London Road

There is accessible car parking and toilets. Shop Mobility scooters are also available.

For any enquiries please email the Basingstoke and Deane Rotary Club, bfot-enquiries@outlook.com or the council’s event team on 01256 844844 or email events@basingstoke.gov.uk

If you wish to exhibit your vehicle or would like to take a trade pitch at the festival, please visit the Rotary’s Club website to complete register forms.

A Place to Be Proud of Awards

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The winners of the Place to be Proud of Awards for 2021 were announced at a live broadcast ceremony in April.

The Awards, sponsored by a range of local businesses and organisations and organised by Destination Basingstoke, was compered by twice previous award winner and 19-times world rowing record holder, Dave Holby-Wolinski, assisted by Felicity Edwards from Destination Basingstoke. “What a fantastic opportunity for HHCR, Basingstoke’s Community Radio Station to have sponsored the Arts & Entertainment category of this year’s Destination Basingstoke’s A Place to be Proud of Awards. A deserved win for Jodie amongst such innovative entries. Huge congratulations from HHCR”

Junk Jodie Arts and Storytelling – YouTube Introduction

For further details of all the winners at the Awards visit the Destination Basingstoke website – https://www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk/a-place-to-be-proud-of/winners/

UPDATE — The Croudace Festival 5K is now completed for 2021! — UPDATE


Julia Simpson, Volunteer Publicity Officer for HHCR has completed The Croudace Festival 5K in 31.26 minutes with a race pace of 10.06 minute miles.

This is a popular running race around Basingstoke town centre. Organisers Destination Basingstoke put many measures in place to keep everyone safe including a rolling start to help maintain social distance and to minimise overtaking. The usual race t shirts were replaced by bandanas that doubled as a face covering. The race course was different this year, giving runners a tour of the whole of the town centre, but starting and finishing as usual, in Festival Square; although avoiding the inside of Festival Place.

Julia race photo
“The Croudace Homes Festival 5K circled around Festival Place up onto Basing View, back round Eastdrop Park and home into Festival Square. Destination Basingstoke organised the event so well, everyone was so pleased to be able to do a competitive run again. I was made-up with my 10 minute miles, a personal best for me.”
Julia Simpson

Here is the link to the route – https://www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk/festival5/route/

Why not sign up to the Basingstoke’s Half Marathon and 10K in October! Full details here https://www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk/event/basingstoke-half-marathon-10k/

HHCR relies on voluntary donations and grants to keep the station running. Donating makes a huge difference to us. Thank you for supporting Julia.

Chineham & Sherfield Park Scarecrow Trail

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The Basingstoke and District Disability Forum is once again holding their Chineham & Sherfield Park Scarecrow Trail – 24th – 30th July 2021.

The theme for this year is ‘Heroes & Villains’!

If you live within the Chineham & Sheffield Park areas and wish to enter and therefore create a scarecrow simply email: chair@bddf.org.uk (£5 to enter which includes a map).

Trophies will be awarded for winning houses & streets including funniest, most innovative and a new category of best street with 4 or less houses and best street of 5 or more houses!

If you would like to volunteer to help run the event or donate raffle prizes please message info@bddf.org.uk.

For further information visit the Scarecrow Trail dedicated website page – https://www.bddf.org.uk/scarecrow-trail. Further details to enjoy the trail will be added nearer the event date.

To get an idea of the event why not view the 2020 video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V97jT2bYYw0