News and Events

This section gives local residents information on recent news and events in and around Hedge End.

PARK SPORT EASTLEIGH
(8-16 Year Olds) 

 

30 JULY - 31 AUGUST 2018

 

Park Sport is organised by Eastleigh Borough Council's Health and Wellbeing Team and is now in its 14th year! 

 

All our activities are led by highly qualified instructors. We aim for all our Park Sport activities to be inclusive and ask that if your child does have additional needs, we are informed as soon as possible so we can work with you to make every child's experience as good as possible. Please contact: sportworks@eastleigh.gov.uk

 

Thanks to generous support from Radian and Eastleigh Borough Council's Local Area Committees, Parish and Town Councils, we are able to provide all these activities over the summer for just a £1 non refundable booking fee per session. 

 

How to book: The booking process has changed this year. Activities will be staggered for booking starting from Monday 2 July. You MUST create an account before booking and register your children. 

You can create your account in advance from Wednesday 20 June. For more information and how to create your account visit: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/parksport

 

 

£1 PER SESSION 

 

BOOK ONLINE: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/parksport

VOLUNTEER POLICE CADETS

 

The Hedge End Unit is in need of leaders! Can You Help? 

 

The scheme provides a safe environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support the community. 

 

The Hedge End Unit is made up of a fantastic group of local young people who are committed to helping make Hedge End a safer place. 

 

How can I help? 

 

The scheme is run by teams of fantastic volunteers from the force and the local community. The Hedge End team need new volunteers to get involved and help. 

 

You do not have to have previous experience, only an interest in helping young people achieve their best and reach their full potential. 

 

Leaders usually volunteer around 2 hours per week in term times, however any help you can offer would be much appreciated. Whatever time you can spare would be valuable to us. 

 

Applications now open!


Please contact: PS 18 PLASCOTT on 101 ext: 4712217 or email: volunteer.police.cadets@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

HEDGE END EXTENDED HOURS - GP PRACTICE 

 

Evening and weekend appointments are now available...

 

You can book an appointment to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional in the evening or at the weekend from a local Primary Care Access hub.


Your local hub is - Hedge End Primary Care Access hub, Hedge End, Medical Centre, Hedge End, SO30 4FQ. 

 

Speak to your practice receptionist or visit: www.espnetwork.co.uk
www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk


You can book an appointment with your GP practice receptionist or, for urgent appointments, ring NHS 111

YOUR PARK SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018

 

Eastleigh Borough Council’s SportWorks team are delighted to bring you their new Your Park summer programme. Your Park is a drive to get more adults and families active by making the most of Eastleigh's glorious open spaces and local parks.

 

Getting active need not be expensive or dull. With sessions on offer at various times across the whole borough, there truly is something for everyone.


Activities on offer will include Canoeing, Buggy Fit, Cardio Tennis, Family Yoga, Pilates, Boxercise, Family Fun, Tai Chi and even Jog with your Dog plus lots more!


Thanks to funding from Sport England, adults (16+) can enjoy a range of activities for just £3 booking fee per person. Families with children aged 5+ can enjoy sessions for just £5 booking fee for up to a family of four.


All sessions will be run by the qualified and friendly local providers and are tailored as introductory taster sessions, giving you the chance to try something new and get fit and active along the way.


Your Park will run Monday 30 July to Sunday 26 August 2018 and bookings go live on Tuesday 19 June at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/YourPark


For more information visit: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/YourPark  or contact sportworks@eastleigh.gov.uk

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:

 

www.facebook.com/hedgeendlibrary

 

Hedge End Library 
11 Upper Northam Road 
Hedge End 
Hampshire 
SO30 4DY 

EASTLEIGH TOWN CENTRE CAR BOOT SALE

 

Leigh Road Market Place and Car Park

 

EVERY SATURDAY - Starts 17 March 2018 9am - 1pm. 

 

www.eastleigh.gov.uk/carbootsale

 

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 / enquiries@perform.org.uk
www.perform.org.uk/freedramaclass/hedgeend

ONE COMMUNITY - SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBER

 

If we don’t know the answer, we know who does…

 

visit www.1community.org.uk

 

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: hhamlett@1community.org.uk for further details.

 

 

Loneliness is an easily preventable killer

 

www.1community.org.uk

 

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

 

1community.org.uk/support-at-home/lifeline/

SOUTH CENTRAL AMBULANCE SERVICE - NHS

 

RIGHT CARE

in the

RIGHT PLACE

at the

RIGHT TIME

 

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

 

www.scas.nhs.uk

 

" 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!

 

Organised by the Good Neighbours Support Service & One Community

FRIENDS UNLIMITED

 

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.

 

www.friends-unlimited.org.uk  

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
Portsmouth Road
Bursledon
Southampton
SO31 8ES

 

Dowd’s Farm Community Centre
85 Whites Way
Hedge End
Southampton
SO30 2GL

 

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: dfc@andovermind.org.uk

 

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
  • Soap/shampoo