News and Events
This section gives local residents information on recent news and events in and around Hedge End.
Dowd's Farm Pond is being drained for essential maintenance to help with erosion, silt deposits, replanting of Rushes and Iris and to remove invasive species that have a detrimental effect on the biodiversity of the pond and the wider River Hamble catchment. Following the initial disturbance, we are hopeful that we’ll see a marked improvement in water quality and the biodiversity of the pond.
The work is being carried in partnership with The Environment agency and Eastleigh and District Angling Club.
The disruption should be no more than a week and then the pond will be allowed to refill naturally over time.
We would like to thank EA and EaDAC for their help and support with this project.
Hedge End Town Council 01489 780440
with any enquiries.
Wildern Local Nature Reserve Plan
Hedge End Town Council seek to develop Wildern Local Nature Reserve in partnership with the Friends of Wildern Nature Park as a tranquil haven that through a diversity of habitat supports a broad range of wildlife and is welcoming, clean and safe for people to visit.
In Association with Friends of Wildern Nature Park
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Christmas Lights 2018
A letter from Cllr. Margaret Allingham - Chair
After a year of planning by the Culture & Community Committee, alongside the residents of Hedge End arranging their stalls and entertainment, we were all set for a great ‘switch on’. Sadly, the weather was against us, which brought high winds and conditions classed as dangerous in which to erect marquees. In the interest of safety, we decided to cancel the entertainment and stalls which was a great shame for all of us.
So, we had the ‘switch on’ of the Christmas lights as arranged, with the Deputy Mayor Councillor Darshan Mann, the Carnival Queen & Court which was lovely. However, it was incredibly heartwarming to see so many people turning up to support the evening. A big thank you, to everyone who braved the wind to attend this annual event.
We are hopeful this year will be kind to us with better weather, so keep your fingers crossed! Get planning as the Culture & Community Committee now start planning to make sure everything is in place for the next ‘switch on’ in November.
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LIVING WITH DEMENTIA IN HAMPSHIRE 2018
The publication offers guidance and information for those supporting someone living with dementia. This first-hand knowledge comes from people who have cared for someone with dementia, specialist admiral nurses and trained dementia care and support providers. The new Guide will also incorporate information on services available locally and has been developed alongside the Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance.
Copies now available at the Town Council Offices (Upstairs) 2000 Centre, St Johns Rd, Hedge End, SO30 4AF.
You can view the eBook on our website:
COMMUNITY GRANTS 2018
Grants are available for up to £500.
Applications are now open for local groups and organisations in the Hedge End, West End and Botley area.
To apply, visit: www.eastleigh.gov.uk/communitygrants
For more information contact: Siobhan Strand on 02380 688428
or email: email@example.com
THE DART CENTRE - YOUR LOCAL ARTS CENTRE!
The d.@rt centre, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ
- Arts & Crafts
- Cookery Classes
- Music Activities
- Children's Activities
Places are selling fast for our February holiday activities here at the d.@rt centre, have you booked your child's place?
Phone: 01489 779 471
Thought provoking presentations exploring everyday life matters...
'Empty Nesting' - How to survive when the kids leave home!
7.30-9pm, Thursday 4 October, St Lukes Church, Hedge End SO30 2US
At Life Matters, you will receive helpful information, free refreshments and a warm welcome!
PAVILION PIRATES SEEK CHAIR PERSON
Pavilion Pirates is a committee run Pre-School with approximately 60 children on our register
We are looking to recruit a Chair Person to lead our fun and friendly committee from October 2018 when our existing chair will step down.
We are looking for someone who:-
• Is Approachable
• Is Fair
• Is Enthusiastic
• Has an interest in shaping the future of the preschool
• Has good leadership skills
• Has experience of organisational and people management (desirable)
The committee meet at a minimum 6 times per years for committee meetings these are normally held in the evenings and annually for the AGM which is held during working hours. There are additional tasks that would be required of the Chair but these can be worked around existing commitments. This is a voluntary role.
If you are interested and would like more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARITY QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT
IN AID OF WESSEX CANCER TRUST
Join Wessex Cancer Trust on Tuesday 23rd October for a Quiz & Curry Night at The Concorde Club.
Tickets are £12pp (£10 for members) and include a lovely curry buffet served in the interval.
Team sizes are a maximum of 6, and over 18s only.
For more information and to book, please visit the Concorde's website here: http://www.theconcordeclub.com/events/quiz-and-curry-in-aid-of-wessex-cancer-october-2018/
CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT HEDGE END METHODIST CHURCH
Saturday 3 November 2018 between 10am - 2pm.
Please come along and join us - Free admission
Stalls will include -
Cottage Plants and Indoor / Outdoor bulbs
Art by Adiela
Cakes and Preserves
Potty Peggy's Crafts
Secret Santa Gifts
Books / Games
Gel Nail Box at Beauty Boutique
Hedge End Methodist Church, 42 St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4DG
HOME-START HAMPSHIRE SEEK VOLUNTEERS IN HEDGE END...
We desperately need additional volunteers. We are running a Volunteer Preparation Course in October and November, please join us. Why not use your experience of bringing up children to help another parent who needs additional support. Thinking about giving back to your Community—become an Ambassador for us and help with publicity & fundraising or use your admin skills to assist us?
The course takes place at The Wickham Centre during term time: 9:30am to 2:30pm on Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 & 31 October and 7 & 14 November 2018.
You will receive comprehensive training to help you become a Home-Start home visiting volunteer. After the course finishes you have a one-to-one with a Coordinator, who then “matches” you with a family in need of practical and emotional support.
After that, we ask that you give 2 to 3 hours a week visiting one family. You are fully supported throughout your training and once “matched” with a family. If you are a parent or grandparent you have what it takes! If you are thinking about volunteering this year PLEASE get in touch with Helen using the contact details above. She would love to hear from you.
Home-Start Hampshire is a registered charity: number 1144661
Registered office: Rushmoor Borough Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7JU
Local Patron: The Hon. Mrs Virginia Lovell
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: email@example.com
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.
You can book an appointment with your GP practice receptionist or, for urgent appointments, ring NHS 111
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
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!
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