Community

COMMUNITIES AGAINST CANCER

(Until 14th February 2022)

Action Hampshire would like to remind you about the Communities Against Cancer project, which is funded by the Wessex Cancer Alliance.

Communities Against Cancer is a project about cancer awareness and prevention. The aim is to help people understand how to reduce their risk of cancer and how to stay healthy. 
It is also about helping people understand how important it is to contact your Doctor if you notice an unusual symptom. This may be particularly relevant for communities who face poorer health outcomes and health inequalities.
You could find out more about the Communities Against Cancer project, and the community grants that are available, by booking yourself in for a free (Zoom based) information session.

The next of these is taking place on Thursday 17th February between 11.00am and 12 noon,

And there will be another on Tuesday 22nd March between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. 

Please contact Claire Vincent to book your place, by E-mailing – ‘claire.vincent@actionhampshire.org

 Or by phoning 07801 379448

THE ROWANS HOSPICE STRICTLY COME DANCING SHOW.

Rowans Hospice will be holding their fundraising ‘Rowans Does Strictly’ LIVE show at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 22nd January, starting at 7.00pm.

Their dancers have been practicing their steps ready to put on a breathtaking show, so get your tickets for this unmissable evening, and help support local Hospice care.

You can get your tickets from the website ‘rowanshospice.co.uk’ and by clicking on ‘events’

TABLE TOP SALE AT BEDHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

(Until 5th February 2022)

Bedhampton Community Centre at 21 Bedhampton Road, and opposite The Golden Lion pub in Bedhampton, will be holding another Table Top Sale on Saturday 5th February, from 10.00am until midday.

For more information, including enquiries about table space, you can e-mail ‘office@bedhamptoncommunity.org’.

FORGET ME NOT CAFÉ AT TANYA’S KITCHEN

(Until 17th January 2022)

Hampshire Forget-Me-Nots are launching a new weekly social session for people affected by Dementia.

These will be taking place at Tanya’s Kitchen, 42 Greywell Road in Leigh Park, so why not pop in for the first one at 11.00am on Monday 17th January.

Once again that’s weekly social sessions for anyone affected by Dementia, taking place every Monday from 11.00am, at Tanya’s Kitchen in Greywell, Leigh Park.

A GREAT DEAL FROM ‘GET UP AND GO HAVANT’

(Until 17th January 2022)

Get Up and Go“Whether you want to enjoy yoga, a hike or to start indoor cricket, Get Up and Go offers a great opportunity to make friends and get fit.”  Councillor Gwen Robinson of Havant Borough Council said  “I’m not only delighted to see the programme develop from strength to strength, but also to see the real difference it can make to residents both physically and socially.” The offer can be booked in advance.  For more information and to choose your activity, visits www.getupandgohavant.com  
Get Up and GoGet Up and Go – a popular programme offering a range of opportunities for those over 55 to try new activities and make new friends – is running a special week-long event to make their great suite of events even more enticing. For one week only – and starting Monday 17 January – anyone booking from a range of nine events held that week for themselves and a friend can attend for FREE.

WATERLOOVILLE ACTION GROUP

The Flash would like to give a plug for Waterlooville Action Group, whose purpose is to raise funds towards community projects in and around the Waterlooville area.

With the sad disbanding of the Waterlooville Events Team, the Waterlooville Action group will now take over the running of the annual Jubilee Park Summer Fete from 2022.

You can check out ‘Waterlooville Action Group’ on Facebook, and they are also available on Instagram as ‘waterloovilleactiongroup2021’.

KNIT & NATTER MEETINGS AT ST GEORGE’S HALL

(Until 28th February 2022)

From 25th January St George’s Church are going to be holding Knit & Natter social meetings in St George’s Hall, Waterlooville, and there will take place every Tuesday between 2.00 and 4.00pm.

Everybody will be welcome, and you can bring your Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing, Embroidery, or Lace Making.

Tea & Coffee will be available.

THE BALLAD OF MULAN’ AT THE SPRING ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE

(Until 27th January 2022)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and in this year of the Tiger Red Dragonfly Productions are delighted to be bringing their theatre show ‘The Ballad of Mulan’ to The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre on Thur 27 January 2022, starting at 7:30pm.

‘The Ballad of Mulan’ is based on the famous and brave Chinese legendary female warrior who disguised herself as a man to join the Emperor’s army. The production is written by Hampshire-based Bloomsbury published playwright Ross Ericson and performed by British-born Chinese actress Michelle Yim.    

Produced by British East Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly Productions, they will bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s animation and live-feature Mulan.

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is in East Street, Havant, and you can find out about ticket availability for this show, and other events at the centre, by visiting the websitethespring.co.uk

DEFIBRILLATOR FUNDRAISER AT THE HEROES PUB

The Heroes pub, in The Precinct, London Road, Waterlooville are going to be holding a Live music fundraiser on Sunday 23rd January to raise money for a Defibrillator to be available at the pub.

Defibrillators are easy to use but expensive devices that can restore a normal heartbreat to someone having a cardiac arrest.

The event will start at midday and run until 8.00pm.

The live music will be supplied by Just Sam, The Off The Record Band, The Shadders, The Mafia, Phoenix Park, T-S & The Young Blades, and The Superheroes.

MALMESBURY LAWN CARE & WELLBEING CENTRE IN HAVANT

(Until 28th February 2022)

And now a few words about Malmesbury Lawn Care and Wellbeing centre in Havant. They specialise in supporting people who require extra assistance due to their physical or mental health needs, as well as the practical things like help at meal times and personalised care. They provide a caring and safe environment where you can make friends and have fun!

Everyone’s situation is different, and for those with dementia, it can be difficult to try something new and unfamiliar, so their staff are trained in person-centred dementia care and support. It can be hard for carers too, to entrust their loved one to someone elses care, but at Malmesbury Lawn they know the benefits that even a few hours respite each week can bring.

At Malmesbury Lawn clients and their carers are made to feel right at home as soon as you step through the door. This is a purpose-built centre, with a large lounge/dining area and a selection of activity and meeting rooms. You could even enjoy the great outdoors on the lovely terraced area surrounded by flowers.

A strict COVID compliant processes is In place to ensure the safety of both staff and clients at all times.

You can find out more information about Malmesbury Lawn Care & Wellbeing Centre on the website ‘ageconcernhampshire.org.uk’, by clicking on the link for ‘Care & Wellbeing Centres’ and then chosing the option for Havant.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S SAFE HAVEN

The Young People’s Safe Haven is available to offer support for young persons aged 11 to 17 years of age in the Borough Of Havant.

The Young People’s Safe Haven offers —

A calm and positive safe space,

The chance to meet other young people, and get peer support,

A one to one targeted support session with a wellbeing practitioner,

And Wellbeing activities, including arts & crafts and mindfulness.

The Young People’s Safe Haven can be found at The Pallent Centre, which is located in The Pallant, behind Waitrose in the centre of Havant, PO9 1BE.

They are open from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

You can either pop in with no appointment needed, or telephone support can be arranged.

Freephone 0300 303 1580, or e-mail ‘cypsafehaven@easthantsmind.org’

SOUTH DOWNE STAGE SCHOOL SEARCHING FOR NEW MEMBERS

South Downe Stage School in Waterlooville are presently looking for new members to join their fun filled group.

They are open to children of all abilities between the ages of 8 and 18, and with an enthusiasm for musical theatre.

Children often join with no previous experience, and just require a commitment and be keen to learn.

The South Downe Stage School hold 2 shows per year, so if you know a child who may be interested, then e-mail ‘southdowness@gmail.com’.

You can find out more from their Facebook page – ‘South Downe Stage School Official

HAVANT PASSION PLAY

Havant Passion Play is a charity enabling members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, dramas about the life of Christ. This is done by the means of YouTube and Facebook films, as well as promenade plays in Havant Park.

You can find out more by visiting the website  ‘havantpassionplay.org.uk

THE PREVENTION OF FLY TIPPING

Havant Borough Council is asking residents to help prevent fly-tipping by not using unlicensed waste collectors, and to always follow the SCRAP code when hiring someone to take away their rubbish. Using unauthorised providers can result in a fine of up to £400.

Authorised and genuine firms, operating legally, will hold a waste carriers’ licence and be registered with the Environment Agency.  Residents can check that registration online by visiting ‘environment.data.gov.uk/public-register or by calling the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506

WESSEX CANCER TRUST

Wessex Cancer Trust is a charity that supports thousands of people living with Cancer in Hampshire, Dorset, and the Isle Of Wight. Wessex Cancer Trust has launched a campaign called ActionMan, which will encourage men to be aware of the signs and symptoms of Cancer and take action when needed.

You can find out more by visiting the website www.wessexcancer.org.uk.

You can also call 02380 672 200

HAVANT MEN’S SHED

Havant Men’s Shed is a building providing a large working space and garden where men can meet, work and socialise shoulder to shoulder.

Men’s Sheds are places where men can share skills, tools, projects, enthusiasm and drink coffee.

Sheds give people a reason to get up, go out and make friends. They’re motivating and good for men of all ages and the community as a whole.

Havant Men’s Shed can be found at no 43 Fraser Road, in Havant, so if you are interested in joining them, then why not drop in any weekday between 9.00am and 1.00pm

Or get more information by visiting their website ‘www.havantshed.org.uk

Havant Men’s Shed is part of the UK Men’s Shed Association.

ST GEORGE’S MARKET , WATERLOOVILLE

St George’s Church Hall in Waterlooville hold a market every Thursday from 9.30am until 11.30am, and all are welcome.

This is a ‘Home Produce’ market, selling cakes, eggs, plants, cards, jewellery, and craft. At present they have a good variety of craft suitable for Christmas presents.

To find out about other activities at St Georges Hall, or to book the hall for an event or group, visit the website ‘stgeorgesnews.org’ and click on the left link for Church Hall.

You can also call Fiona on 07840 903 228, that’s  Fiona on 07840 903 228

WATERLOOVILLE FOODBANK

Waterlooville Foodbank can provide free food hampers for those who are genuinely in need.

You will however first need to be referred by someone who works with a recognised organisation, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Children Services, Schools, Job Centre, Housing Association, Two Saints, Mind, a Social Worker, or Church minister.

Referral forms are available on their website www.waterloovillefoodbank.co.uk

Waterlooville Foodbank is located at Wecock Church in Kite Close, Wecock, PO8 9UJ.

They are open on Mondays from 9.30am until 11.30am,

And on Fridays from 12 to 2pm.

For more information, you can call them on 07342 745 798,

or you can e-mail ‘waterloovillefoodbank@gmail.com