Free Shop Space for Local Voluntary and Community Organisations.
Local charities, voluntary and community groups can book a one-off slot, perhaps in relation to a particular campaign “day” or “week”, or a regular slot, such as the first Monday of the month, for your organisation to showcase your services, host a meeting or simply attract new members.
The shop is available for bookings from Monday to Thursday.
This offer is open to any voluntary or community organisation, with priority given to members of One Community. Find out more about membership HERE.
You will have facilities to make tea/coffee, and chairs and tables will be available.
You will not able to sell any products directly to the public, but you could display a donation pot.
If you are interested, please contact the Voluntary Sector Support Team on 023 8090 2458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
We wish all our; customers, staff, volunteers and the communities of Eastleigh and Fareham we serve, a very happy new year!
Looking back over 2019, we have done so much! Looking back to Shop Mobility collecting their service award from the mayor of Eastleigh, fast forward to moving to our temporary premises at 75 Leigh Road.
We have all worked hard to improve the lot of people in Fareham and Eastleigh through our community project support, volunteering, Eastleigh museum’s and Fareham’s shop outreach and Young Carers groups. Our transport appeal for funding for a new bus is almost at the point of being able to get one on the road and the day activity services are a fun and welcoming place to be.
Wishing all of you a very happy new year!
From all of us at One Community.
These events are all happening in support of the Eastleigh Mayors charities which, this year, include One Community projects.
You will all know that One Community moved out of our Romsey Road address at the end of September 2019. It was a MASSIVE undertaking and took a great deal of planning and practical hands on to achieve. With many hands to the pump, transport department were able to get through their sorting, packing and moving.
We have moved into our offices into 75 Leigh road, and are all set up, taking your calls and bookings.
As with the whole team, we know we are only here for a year or so while the Romsey Road buildings are demolished and a really nice, modern practical office space is built for us to move back into.
At the moment, the building we are in has not got any disabled access. So, if you need to see us, face to face, please just ring or email us and we can arrange to meet you at The Point in Eastleigh (almost straight opposite from number 75 Leigh Road.)
Direct dial: 023 8090 2450 email email@example.com
At Fareham’s One Community Shop we are collecting good quality rucksacks and sleeping bags for Two Saints, the homelessness charity.
Two Saints need more rucksacks and sleeping bags. They came in today and collected these thanks to the kindness of the public. Bring items into us at the Fareham One Community Shop. Thank you
One Community is set to move out of our Romsey Road property in Eastleigh at the end of September, relocating to temporary accommodation across the park in Leigh Road. We hope to return to Romsey Road and our new building in the summer of 2021.
Our moving date has not yet been confirmed but our new address will be: One Community, 75-77 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DQ. Our telephone numbers will remain the same. While we are resident in Leigh Road, we will be using meeting room facilities at The Point, just across the road from us.
For any queries about our move and development please call 023 8090 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WATCH THIS SPACE!
Get yourself settled and be amazed by the fabulous Blue Lamp Trust.
There’s the Bobby scheme (safety and security support for vulnerable people.)
The taxi test and other training for drivers too.
September brings the launch of a new initiative safeguarding for taxi drivers.
We really did have a great chat about all this and we had a lovely talk, explaining all about how cricket works!
Thanks to the lovely Theresa for coming in to talk to us at One Community and all the unity101 listeners.
Here is our podcast:
We are very grateful to the Chandlers Ford Chameleon Theatre Company, based at Ritchie Hall, who have donated the proceeds of their raffles this year, £1,042, to the One Community mini bus fund. Pictured above are Chair of One Community Adrian Hughes and Roger Hester of the Chameleons.
Adrian said: “The work of One Community in providing services to combat loneliness and isolation is vital. We are grateful to the Chameleon Theatre in Chandlers Ford for the donation. The gift will be added to our mini bus replacement fund allowing us to continue to provide a vital service.”
Yes! The kiddies are home an within a day or two (if you’re lucky!) the terrible words ‘I’m BORED!’ ring out through your homes.
Our fabulous Young Carers team have got awesome activities over the summer already booked.
There’s a live concert band playing on Saturday 27th July in aid of One Community (at the Eastleigh bandstand, Leigh Road Park from 12-2.) bring a picnic and relax to the Riverside Band playing everyone from Disney film music through to ABBA and lots of variety in between.
There are things on in general, which we will talk you through at the end of this post. The top things mentioned first are on in the next few weeks and are generally FREE of charge.
For ALL One Community activities in the Eastleigh Museum we ask for at least one responsible adult to stay with the child or children you are bringing. We are told the coffee in the museum is the best in Eastleigh, so maybe buy one whilst you’re waiting for your creative genius’ to finish their wonderful work.
Eastleigh Museum is fully accessible for people who use mobility aids including wheelchairs. We have an accessible toilet & no steps. If you have a hidden disability and would like to come along, please contact us on 023 8064 3026 or email Naomi email@example.com so we can be accommodating to your needs to enable access to our activities.
‘Made for Making’ FREE family craft activities at Eastleigh Museum.
Friday 26 July & Monday 5 August. Sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
FREE but please book your place by contacting Eastleigh Museum on 023 8064 3026 or pop in and book.
In these free family workshops, led by artist Jackie Rolls, children will use their practical and creative skills to turn everyday materials and recycled materials from Southampton’s scrap store into fun or useful items, just as Ford factory workers did with left over materials from the factory floor.
Friday 26th July: Make your own balloon powered vehicle
Monday 5th August: Create your own wind powered weathervane
The sessions are funded by Radian and supported by members of the Wide Lane Round About café’s craft group. All materials supplied.
On Thursday 1st August at 10-12 in Eastleigh Museum FREE lava lamp making.
On Thursday the 8th August 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum is cress growing. FREE of charge and you get delicious cress to go in your salads and sandwiches in a matter of days (fingers crossed!)
Rain cloud making on 22/8/2019 from 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum. FREE of charge.
Other things to do in the Eastleigh area in the summer holidays.
The library has a summer reading challenge and this year in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings- the theme is SPACE CHASE.
Under 18’s swim for free at the Places Leisure pool. All the summer holidays. Children must be accompanied. Monday-Friday 1-3. ALL under 8 year olds can swim for FREE in any session with a full paying adult.
Park Sport is running throughout the Eastleigh Borough. It is heavily subsidised so if not FREE places are low cost. They do get booked up fast but some sessions are still available.
Local schools are running clubs during the holidays and these are worth exploring, even if to give a couple of days respite for a small cost.
The Point in Eastleigh has a full summer program including outdoor events, some are FREE.
If your child has a disability you may be entitled to support getting a break and help finding the right provision for your circumstances. You need to contact Hampshire county council for this. The scheme Hampshire use for this is called ‘Gateway card‘.
There are lots of attractions and activities such as aquarium in Southsea, the royal naval dock yard in Portsmouth and Mary Rose, Go Ape (Alice Holt, Itchen valley country Park and others), Longdown Activity farm, Manor Farm, Marwell Zoo, Paulton’s Park, Hollywood Bowl, Hawk Conservancy, New Forest, Alpine Sports Centre, Alpaca walking, falconry, trampoline parks, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, cinema (the Vue have ‘mini mornings‘ at a considerable discount.)
Other things to think about are:
1) getting a Geocaching App on your phone to make a walk more interesting.
2) visit the outdoor water paddling pools.
3) enjoy a picnic at the country park.
4) catch the train to Bournemouth and have a day at the seaside.
5) further ideas below: