News and Events
This section gives local residents information on recent news and events in and around Hedge End.
COFFEE MORNING - SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018
A coffee morning will be held in the Underhill Centre at St. John’s Church, St Johns Road, Hedge End, SO30 4DU on -
Saturday 3rd February from 10.00am - 12.00 midday
To raise money for the Amos Trust and its community projects in Nicaragua.
There will be various stalls such as crafts, greeting cards, cakes and second-hand books.
Please come along...
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
HEDGE END BREAKFAST ROTARY CLUB - SHOE BOX APPEAL
As we get into the Autumn, it usually comes as a bit of a surprise to realise that Christmas is not so very far away and one regular reminder of this is the Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
The members of Hedge End Breakfast Rotary Club would like to thank all our friends from St. John’s Church, Wildern School, Berrywood Primary School, Freegrounds Junior School, WYG Construction, the Hedge End over 60s Monday Club and all the other kind people who contributed Shoeboxes, for their magnificent support in this year’s appeal. As well as all the generously filled shoeboxes we were grateful for the large selection of additional items including books, pencils and three big bags of knitted things such as woollen hats, purses, scarves and other useful pieces of clothing. These proved to be very valuable and made the boxes that bit more exciting.
We spent the morning of Saturday November 4th at Wildern School where we sorted and packed the boxes ready for their journey to reach the children who will, no doubt, be delighted to receive them. All-together we had 444 boxes to send to the collection point in Andover. They have now gone to off to be added to all the others from the other clubs in the Rotary Wessex district. We are very grateful to Pitter Van Hire for lending us a vehicle so that we could get them there It is always a pleasure to take part in this appeal and to know that together, we are making Christmas that little bit more special for some very disadvantaged children.
David Baynes - Hedge End Breakfast Rotary 01489 690126
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Loneliness is an easily preventable killer
Phone: 02380 902400
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
On behalf of Hedge End Bowling Club, may I thank all of the local businesses, members of the public and last but not least, the members of HEBC. Through their generous support a sum of £1,234.00 pounds has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity so many of us hold close to our hearts.
For the last 3 years over £1,000 per year has been raised, which makes members of Hedge End Bowling Club immensely proud and rightly so.
MONKEY MUSIC COMES TO HEDGE END
Where: Turnpike Pavilion Turnpike Way Hedge End SO30 4RR
When: Wednesday mornings
Time: Session 1 - 10:30 for children 12 months to 4yrs;
Session 2 - 11:30 for babies from 3 months to 12 months.
I am thrilled to be launching Monkey Music in Hedge End at the lovely Turnpike Pavilion on Wednesdays during term time!
My name is Paula Taylor-Williams and as a primary school teacher, musician, and mother, I’ve had a life-long passion for the importance of music in early-learning. So, when I came across Monkey Music, I was thrilled!
At the heart of Monkey Music is a high quality, progressive and educational music curriculum that supports every aspect of a young child’s development. By captivating babies, toddlers and pre-school children with a winning combination of original and traditional songs, gentle dances, fascinating sounds, amazing instruments and colourful props, the children are so busy having fun that they don’t notice how much they’re learning!
I would love to welcome you and your little one to our classes this autumn!
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
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM SURGERIES
Upcoming Police Surgery Dates -
Please feel free to pop down on the below dates to receive free crime prevention booklets/leaflets, door stickers, crime prevention advice or just a friendly chat...
Salvation Army Church - 85 Whites Way, Hedge End, SO30 2GL
All Tuesdays 1000-1100 am 13 June, 11 July, 23 August, 17 September, 17 October, 14 November 2017
Botley Church, High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA
All Thursdays 1000-1100 am - 15 June, 13 July, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November 2017
Neighbourhood Policing Team
Hedge End Police Station
SAIL DROP-IN SERVICE HEDGE END
SAIL (Support and Advice for Independent Living) team at 'The You Trust' are operating a Drop In
at The Underhill Centre, St Johns Church in Hedge End every Tuesday from 12.30pm till 2.30pm.
The Drop In is free at point of contact and available to everyone without a referral.
Our support worker can offer support and advice on matters from managing bills, understanding correspondence, housing, employment and accessing the local community and services as well as signposting to other organisations.
Telephone Advice is available from Monday to Friday between 9am—5pm by calling 0330 822 0282.
Drop-in sessions offer support and advice with any daily issues which might be affecting your independence, health or well-being.
What can we help you with?
Problems with your housing.
Welfare benefit checks.
Managing your money.
Budgeting for daily living.
Getting in touch with health services.
Issues with drugs and alcohol.
How to manage your medication.
Finding a job.
Finding a training course.
Using telecare or assistive technology.
Finding interesting things to do in your local area.
Meeting new people and finding friends.
How to get in touch:
Anyone can refer themselves to SAIL.
Just call: 0330 822 0282
THE STRAWBERRY CAFE
We are starting a new dementia cafe called The Strawberry Cafe in the d.@rt Centre at Wildern School.
Upcoming sessions: Tuesday 14 December from 9.45am-11am.
The club is for people living with dementia and their carers to take part in activities in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment.
The cafe is drop in and free to all, light refreshments will be provided.
The d.@rt Centre,
For more information contact Suzanne Watson on 01489 779 471 or email@example.com
HEDGE END BEAT SURGERY - HEDGE END LIBRARY 2017
Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary:
Dear Sir or madam,
I am pleased to announce that the Hedge End Library beat surgery will be continuing in 2017. Please feel free to pop down on the below dates to receive free crime prevention booklets/leaflets, door stickers, crime prevention advice or just a friendly chat.
Come and talk to us on the first Thursday of every month in 2017! Between 1400hrs-1500hrs:
- Thursday 2nd November
- Thursday 7th December
11 Upper Northam Road, Southampton SO30 4DY
This is a great opportunity for me to listen to your opinions in the community and help solve problems that are affecting you. I look forward to seeing you there.
PCSO Christopher Rutter
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