WITH picnics and barbecues set to return under the rule of six next week, families across Romsey and Test Valley are gearing up for Easter.

From March 29, the Government’s ‘stay at home’ message will change to ‘stay local’ before the Easter bank holiday weekend on April 3-4.

Under Boris Johnson’s four step plan, this means people will be allowed to meet outdoors in groups of six - or as two households if that number exceeds six.

The photos, sent in by our readers, show many of you have captured nature as the weather slowly starts to improve and flowers are beginning to bloom.

All of these factors should hopefully help everyone through shutdown.

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