News and Events
This section gives local residents information on recent news and events in and around Hedge End.
HEDGE END LIBRARY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (AGE 14+)
To help children with the summer reading challenge this year!
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great initiative to keep children reading over the summer holidays (run in partnership between Hampshire County Council and The Reading Agency).
Hedge End has always done well with the numbers of children joining up in our area and we’re keen to keep this trend going.
Please see poster for detials or contact us at the below:
Hedge End Library
11 Upper Northam Road
DESPERATELY SEEKING VOLUNTEER COOK!
The Thursday Lunch Club are urgently looking for a volunteer cook to help cook a hot lunch for up to 40 over 60's.
A rota for volunteer cooks means that you will only be required once every 3 to 4 weeks approximately between 9.30 and 2pm.
Without the support and help of our wonderful volunteer cooks, the club could be forced to close, so anyone who could spare some time every few weeks, could really make the difference to this vital and highly valued social club who meet every week at the 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF.
If you think you could help or would like more information, please call Sheila on 01489 783544.
YOUTH OPTIONS @ ITCHEN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK (29 May - 1 June)
Youth Options will be running their "Wild Woodland Holiday Club" during the May half term holiday.
This OFSTED registered holiday camp is for children aged 3 - 11 years.
Each day runs from 8.30am to 4.00pm and offers parents an extended day option to 5.30pm.
3 - 5 year olds: £35 per day; 6 - 11 year olds: £25 per day. Late pick up to 5.30pm: £3.50 (including snack).
Phone 01794 525510 to book
HEDGE END BREAKFAST ROTARY CLUB - OVER 60'S AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018 - 2.15pm - 4.30pm
(Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date has changed from 15 April 2018, as previously advertised in the Winter Gazette.)
2000 Centre Large Hall
St Johns Road
Hedge End residents can book their FREE PLACE by adding their name to the list at the front counter of Hedge End Post Office (between January and March 2018)
ONE COMMUNITY INFORMATION CAFE
Wednesday 23 May 10am - 12pm.
2000 Centre (Large Hall) FREE ADMISSION
Come along and have a chat over a cuppa. Visit stalls to talk about services, support, activities and opportunities...(health, care and support, home safety & much more)
Entertainment provided by the Hedge End Glee Club.
www.1community.org.uk | P: 02380 902400 for more information.
NEW MUSIC MAKERS - A WORLD OF SONGS
FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018, 7.30PM
Kings Community Church, Upper Northam Road, Hedge End, SO30 4BZ
£10 / Concessions £8
Available from our website, The Flower Garden (Upper Northam Road), or by phoning 01489 781836.
EASTLEIGH TOWN CENTRE CAR BOOT SALE
Leigh Road Market Place and Car Park
EVERY SATURDAY - Starts 17 March 2018 9am - 1pm.
Call 02380 688384 for more information.
PERFORM WEEKLY DRAMA, DANCE AND SINGING CLASSES FOR 4-7S
Perform is a unique children’s drama school that has a special emphasis on child development.
Perform uses a mix of drama, dance and singing to bring out every child’s full potential. Run by highly experienced actor-teachers, in small groups, Perform classes focus on developing the 4 Cs: Confidence, Communication, Coordination, and Concentration.
The Perform curriculum ensures plenty of fun, using a mix of energetic games, catchy songs and funky dances. All class materials are written by Perform, with apps, CDs and videos that the children can play at home to keep the magic alive.
Each term sees a brand new theme to keep imaginations buzzing. Perform offer no-obligation FREE trial sessions.
Visit www.perform.org.uk/try to book a FREE class today.
Venue: Turnpike Pavilion, Turnpike Way, Hedge End, Hampshire, SO30 4SR
Class Details: Fridays at 4pm and 5pm
Contact: T: 020 7255 9120 / firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARITY RACE NIGHT
Friday 27th April 2018
Hedge End Social Club, Bursledon Rd, Hedge End, SO30 0BR
Start 7pm - Finish 11pm
Hosted by Lambourn Racing
Tickets £5 per person - Bring your own nibbles. Great night out with social club drink prices!
Tickets can be bought via www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/Event/race-night
Or contact Sharon Hill-Boulton 01329 559 303
CHARITY WEDDING DRESS BALL
Friday 8 June
Start 7pm - Finish 11pm
Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End, SO30 2GA
- Drinks reception on arrival
- 3 course meal
- Prize draw
Wedding dresses get a second wear for local breast cancer charity....
Breast Cancer Haven would like to invite ladies to don their wedding dresses for their inaugural ball in June. Whether married before or wanting to wear a wedding dress for the first time we would welcome everyone.
Don’t fancy being a bride? Come as a guest in your best dress and wear a ball gown instead.
The wedding Dress Ball which is being held at The Botleigh Grange Hotel in Hedge End, Southampton on Friday 8th June, is designed to give ladies the unique opportunity of wearing their wedding dresses again but this time without the stress. Whether you were the Bride, Groom, Bridesmaid, Best man, mother or father of the bride, or guest, every one is welcome to wear their best wedding attire and join Breast Cancer Haven, for a night to remember.
Sharon Hill Boulton, Events Fundraiser said, “Most ladies only get to wear the wedding dress for one day then it is in a loft or wardrobe somewhere gently wrapped and boxed away, hidden from
sight and never to see the light of day again. Well ladies, get those dresses out and show them off once again, just like they deserve.”
Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity, offering free emotional support; help with symptom control and practical advice to anyone affected by breast cancer from its network of centres. Everyone is welcomed; whether recently diagnosed, in treatment, or seeking help to lead a healthy life after that treatment has finished.
Since opening Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex, has supported over 800 women. It costs £1000 for each individual programme of treatment and we hope our first ever Wedding Dress Ball will enable us to help at least 10 people locally.
The evening includes reception drinks on arrival, 3 course meal, harpist and DJ who may even play the first dance for many!
Tables of 10 are just £400.00 or individual tickets £45.00 and can be purchased by visiting:
Or Contact Sharon Hill-Boulton 01329 559 303
ONE COMMUNITY - SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBER
If we don’t know the answer, we know who does…
or call us 023 8090 2400
COULD YOU VISIT A LONELY PERSON IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD ONCE A WEEK?
We are looking for volunteers to visit local lonely people once a week. Expenses paid | Support given.
Email me on: email@example.com for further details.
Loneliness is an easily preventable killer
Phone: 02380 902400
ONE COMMUNITY WRISTBAND
ONE COMMUNITY'S NEW EMERGENCY WRISTBAND SERVICE PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND FOR WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT...
For further details please contact Luby or Dill at the Lifeline Office.
Phone: 02380 902416/7
SOUTH CENTRAL AMBULANCE SERVICE - NHS
If you become unwell or are injured, make sure you choose the right NHS service to get the most appropriate treatment.
- Self Care: For example - Hangover, Grazed Knee, Sore Throat, Cough
- Pharmacy: For example - Diarrhoea, Runny Nose, Painful Cough, Headache
- Minor Injuries & Illness Unit: For example - Cuts, Strains, Itches, Sprains
- GP: For example - Vomiting, Ear Pain, Sore Tummy, Backache
- NHS 111(Phone service) : For example - Unwell? Unsure? Need medical help fast?
- 999 (Phone service): For example - Choking, Chest Pain, Blacking Out, Heavy Blood Loss
" Use your ambulance service wisely and considerately - abuse of the service could cost someone's life! " - Paul Carnell - Hampshire Public Governor
NEW VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES FROM HEDGE END GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Drivers required to take Hedge End clients to medical appointments...
The drivers are an essential part of the Good Neighbours scheme. They are a group of volunteers who can assist the group on days and times to suit themselves. There is no minimum time that the group would expect the driver to do. The co-ordinator will contact the driver after receiving a telephone call from a client and will not be offended if they are unable to assist.
The trips maybe to local appointments in the area or to hospital appointments. Expenses are paid by the group. A suggested donation will be proposed and the client will be given an envelope to place their money in which is then passed to the treasurer by the driver. The group will carry out free DBS checks.
A list of drivers will be held by the co-ordinator, who will be aware of any restrictions, and will allocate the task to the next available driver on the list. It is envisaged that drivers will be
called on a few times a month.
The service will make a huge difference to local people. The group is friendly and supportive. We need a number of drivers as this is a new group which will be launching in April.
For further information please contact the group on 03330 448842 or find us on Facebook.
Good Neighbours Schemes are there for people who need a bit of help. There are 125 schemes in Hampshire and Good Neighbour volunteers mostly use their own cars to take people to GP and hospital appointments. Volunteers' mileage expenses are paid.
Please join us to find out more!
Friends Unlimited is a locally based Social Group and it's an excellent way for mature singles and couples to socialise and make good friends.
We arrange dinner dances, walks, pub lunches, picnics, skittles, curry nights, American suppers, discos, barbecues, coffee mornings, quizzes, fine dining, theatre, cinema, sports events, weekend breaks and so much more.
Over the past 15 years in which the club has been running, many strong friendships and lasting romances have been formed. Throughout, the ethos of the Club has remained the same, to provide a friendly and safe atmosphere in which people can enjoy each others’ company.
No one is expected to join on their first night, in fact it is preferred that they come along to at least two or three events, to see if the group is what they are looking for, if it is, then they will be invited to join.
Friends Unlimited have no assets or premises, only members - most of whom have remained loyal - and is a non-profit organisation, utilising any available funds for the benefits of its members.
A new committee was formed in June 2015 with relatively new members Martin & Sandra (husband & wife) taking on the Chairman and Secretary roles. The club has just celebrated its 15th Anniversary by holding one of its traditional birthday celebration Black Tie Dinner Dances, held at the Potters Heron Hotel, Ampfield and was well attended by over fifty club members and friends.
The future of Friends Unlimited is looking exciting and something to be shared in the company of others and always welcome prospective new members.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month and for more information please feel free to contact us by phoning: 01489 780127.
NEW OUTREACH SERVICE FOR EASTLEIGH RESIDENTS
Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau is announcing a new outreach service to improve access to advice within the community. The outreach service will operate from two new community centres:
- The Dowd’s Farm Community Centre, Hedge End. An adviser will be available Thursday mornings by appointment, and a drop-in service will operate Friday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm.
- The outreach service will also be available at the Bursledon Community Centre, Bursledon. People can drop into the centre without an appointment for advice on Tuesday mornings between 10.00 am–12.00 pm. Appointments will be available by arrangement on Tuesday afternoons.
The new outreach sessions will help meet local need by bringing the advice service into the community. People who are unable to travel to Citizens Advice offices will be able to access help and advice from these accessible and convenient community locations.
Contact details for the new outreach locations are as follows:
Bursledon Community Centre
Dowd’s Farm Community Centre
85 Whites Way
For advice at other times Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau is open from 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday.
For enquiries please call: 03444 111 306
1. The Citizens Advice service comprises a network of local bureaux, all of which are independent charities.
2. We help people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing information and advice and by influencing policymakers. For more information see our website www.eastleighcab.org.uk.
3. The advice provided by the Citizens Advice service is free, independent, confidential, and impartial, and available to everyone regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality.
4. The Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales advised 2.3 million clients on 5.4 million problems from October 2013 to September 2014. For full 2013/2014 service statistics see our quarterly publication Advice trends
5. Eastleigh Citizens Advice Bureau staff are supported by more than 30 trained volunteers, working at three service outlets across the Borough
FANCY PLAYING TABLE TENNIS?
A new seniors Table Tennis club is starting in Hedge End. Come along and join us for an opportunity to exercise your body and mind, whilst enjoying a good community spirit....
When: Between 2-4pm and Thursday weekly thereafter.
Where: Large Hall, 2000 Centre, St Johns Rd, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
There will be a moderate charge | Beginners welcome
See You There!!
Enquiries - please contact Beverley for more information: 01489 781088
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY HAMPSHIRE
Dementia is everyone's business.... pass it on.
Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA)
What is the HDAA?
- An alliance of organisations who are committed to take actions to help improve the lives of people with dementia.
- It is part of the Dementia Friendly Hampshire project.
Examples of actions include ensuring all staff receive dementia awareness training and appointing a dementia ambassador. Actions need not involve you in spending lots of time and money. A collection of small actions can lead to big differences for people with dementia.
Why should you join?
- There are more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over a million by 2021. Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community . In Hampshire , numbers are predicted to increase by over 30% to £24,000 in 2020.
Contact us to find out how you an join: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.andovermind.org.uk/hampshire-dementia-action-alliance
HEDGE END FOOD CENTRE
The food centre is a community focused project supported by local churches and councils that enables individuals and families to be assisted with food- aid during a financial crisis.
The food centre provides dry food provisions which are donated by churches, individuals, schools and local councils. This food centre will cover local areas ranging from Botley, Hedge End, West End and other local areas. People with needs are referred from agencies that hold vouchers that will be redeemed for a week’s supply of dry food.
It is based at Kings Community Church, Hedge End and it will open every Thursday 10.00 til 15.00.
Food parcels can also be dropped off at Hedge End Town Council, 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF, where it will be collected by Kings Community Church.
We would greatly appreciate donations of the following items:
- 1 litre Fruit squashes
- 1 litre Fruit juices
- Granulated Sugar 50g
- Tea bags 40s/80s
- Instant coffee 50g/100g
- Powdered and UHT milk
- Stock cubes
- Cooking sauces
- Tomato/Brown sauces 300/400g
- Various jams/spreads
- Tinned vegetables (e.g. peas, carrots, beans)
- Various soup packets and tins
- Tinned tuna/fish
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned custard/pudding rice/packet desserts
- Tinned meat/chicken meals (e.g. meatballs, casseroles, pies, hotdogs)
- Rice/pasta 250g/500g
- Cereals 500g
- Toilet rolls