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Monthly Cinema - December

Don't forget the monthly cinema.  Tomorrow  27 December.


Tired of all the Christmas festivities then take time out and go along to the monthly cinema.  27 December in St Georges Hall.  The Leisure Seekers.  See poster for more details


Want to meet some of the volunteers from the Events team?  Want to find out what we do?  Want to help?!  Then come along to ASDA tomorrow (11 December) between 10.30 and 2.30 and have a chat. See you there


Breaking news!!  Did you know that Waterlooville is to have its own local radio station 'The Flash'?   The Flash   It has been awarded a licence and will go live on FM in April. But if you want to find out more you can listen on the internet or digital radio now. Waterlooville events team are working with Flash to bring music into the town so the bandstand will be running monthly from January with Flash taking the opportunity to bring new local talent into the town to entertain. Watch for more information


The Events team have been chosen as one of the groups to be considered for funding from Waitrose during the month of December. All YOU have to do is next time you shop in Waitrose make sure you put a token in our pot. BIG THANK YOU for helping us to raise funds to stage all the events in Waterlooville and bring the community together. BUILDING COMMUNITY FOR OUR TOWN


We have just heard from Aviva that we are finalists in the £1000 category to get the funding for children's activities at the Summer fete next year. So, subject to the due diligence check we shall receive £1000!!! A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US BY VOTING. Couldn't have done it without you!! This really was the Waterlooville Community pulling together.


A shopping bag was left on, or near the stage, at the Christmas Event in Waterlooville last Saturday. It was a pink Superdrug bag with various items in it. If it is yours please contact us saying what was in the bag and then we can arrange for it to be collected.


Another two Waterlooville businesses have contributed to the cost of the Xmas lights. Big thank you to Nat West Bank and Waterlooville Flower centre. Look out for the red sticker in the window of the businesses.  They are the ones who are supportive of everything the Events team are doing and they are trying to revive Waterlooville.  Let's support them!  Pop in and say THANK YOU.


Christmas is coming  Geese are geting fat Please put a penny in the old man's hat. Bring the children along to the grotto in the Waterlooville library.  Fabulous value.  Beautifully created by volunteers.  Meet Santa and walk through the winter wonderland.

Cinema 22/11/18

This Thursday, St Georges hall come and see the film.  See you there.
The Christmas Tree is back in all its glory. As many of you may have read, on Saturday at 8am we discovered the lights on the ground, fallen off or pulled off who knows. This meant we could not restore properly so when the switch on happened the tree looked like it was wearing a skirt! However, Jon Wright, Property maintenance from Bognor Regis to the rescue!! BIG THANK YOU. They had spent one and half days putting all the lights up, leaving everything looking beautiful and were dismayed to hear what had happened so they returned today and restored the tree, in their own time, free of charge! There are some very kind people in this world


Here are the lucky winners collecting their hamper earlier today!!


The lucky winners of the Hamper on Saturday at the Christmas event in Waterlooville were Mr & Mrs White (hamper donated by Coop Funeral care & J Edwards Funeral Directors). CONGRATULATIONS


Everyone seemed to enjoy the Xmas event on Saturday in Waterlooville Precinct. Slight problem with lights on Xmas tree which were on the ground when we arrived at 8am. Pulled off or slipped off?? We managed to put them back but only to head height (no cherry picker!) The tree did look like it was wearing a skirt! BUT they did light up and the star was bright and the battery lights in the trees twinkled! We hope the installer will be back to sort very soon. Meanwhile did you miss some of the entertainment. Not to worry here is a photo of JARH from Ready to Rock school and of the amazing Fit'n'Funky. Such Fun!! BUT big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the day happen. Without them there would have been NOTHING!


The Events team are amazed at how many businesses have supported their efforts to provide Christmas in Waterlooville. Our thanks must go to Archibald and Edwards Estate agents for copying carol sheets and contributing; also Inhome Care in Horndean who sent a cheque. Also not to be forgotten are the Lions of Havant who sent a donation of £250. Leaders Estate agents, Edwards Funeral care, Co-op funeral care and the library also copied song sheets to ensure there will be no reason not to join in the carol singing around the Christmas tree tomorrow. In all 35 businesses have shown their support. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY OF WATERLOOVILLE


Even more Businesses have contributed to the cost of putting the Christmas lights up in Waterlooville. Big THANK YOU to Beals Estate Agents; Wetherspoons (The Denmead Queen); Kitchen Door Guru. This is a sign of the community pulling together!! Come along on Saturday and enjoy the fun!!



Have you heard of Flash radio. Fantastic community radio that is coming to Havant. Look them up, listen to them. Promoting local talent.

Waterlooville Businesses- Thank you

Well done Waterlooville Businesses! We are still getting contributions towards the cost of installing the Christmas lights. Big thank you to Vivaldi Hairdressers, HSBC Bank, Warrens Bakery and Hair OTT.


Hi Everyone           £1000 To provide free activities for children at the Waterlooville summer fete next year. Almost there with the Aviva Community Fund. We have 1026 votes!!  Which is brilliant BUT someone else has 1505 votes!! Come on Waterlooville we are so close surely we can drum up a few more votes.  It will only take 5 minutes of your time. Have you voted? Has your partner, husband, children, aunts, uncles, or anyone with an email address voted? Have your work colleagues voted. Come on community and businesses of Waterlooville.  WE CAN DO IT!!!!!! If you have already voted a big THANK  YOU


Businesses in Waterlooville do care! The volunteers of the Events team have approached the businesses and asked for a donation of £20 towards the cost of the Xmas Event and lights. Each business will get a window sticker showing their support. The least we can do is support them!! Look out for the stickers which will appear very soon. To date the following have donated watch for more over the next few days!. Felthams the Barbers; Travelplanners; Giorgio Pizzeria; The Noodle Bar; Fry and Kent Estate agents; W H Smith; Cutting Edge; Pleasantly Plump; Phone Doctor; Traditional sweet shop; Scrivens opticians; Victory carpets; Coffeeville; Amberley Jewellers; Cox & Co accountants.


Just to keep everyone in the loop. The first quote was finally received to put the battery powered lights in the 20 trees in waterlooville town centre (plus Christmas tree) It came in at £750 PER TREE!! After a query on the cost it dropped to £250 PER TREE. Amazing how it can drop that quickly!! That will still be too much. Fingers crossed for next quote! (no motifs this year just battery powered lights


The lantern parade at the Christmas event is for all children to bring along a lantern and join in the fun.  There are still FREE places on the lantern workshops to make your own.  OR make at home and bring it along on the day.  See you there


Voting for the Aviva Community fund is now open. We have applied for a £1000 grant. If successful we will use this to provide free Children's activities at next year's Waterlooville Summer Fete. Voting is free and will only cost you a couple of minutes of your time. PLEASE log on to Register then search for Waterloville Events Team and cast your votes. You have 10 votes so please use them all. Grants are getting harder to get so we really need your support


  It does work...people power!  At the recent community meeting there was concern expressed at the crossing on Maurepas way.  Overgrown and lights not working properly. Dangerous. Well I can report that the vegetation has been cut back and the lights have been reset to be better synced. Big thanks to County Councillor  Ann Briggs


Would your child like to take part in the lantern procession on Saturday 17 November?? They can make their own lantern at home or come along to one of the free workshops in the library.  See poster for details.  Tell your friends!


Put in your diaries now!


Not to be missed.  This monthly cinema is run by volunteers from Waterlooville Events Team.  Support this event on your doorstep...and parking is free!!


Here are the notes from the meeting held on Thursday 4 October.  Next meeting will be in February 2019.  Watch for date and time.  Over 100 people attended but where was everyone else!!  Any comments??  Feed them back so we can pass to the council!! Waterlooville Town Community/Business Meeting Thursday 4 th October 2018 @ 7PM @ Waterlooville Baptist Church Apologies : Cllr N. Baines; Cllr P. Baines; Cllr M Sceal Councillors present : Cllr Sarah Milne, Cllr Gary Hughes, Cllr Tim Pike, Cllr Paul Buckley,        Cllr Ann Briggs, Cllr P Wade Community Meeting Leader : Mrs J Buckley (Jackie) 1: Introduction - Mrs Buckley welcomed both local business and private attendees to the meeting which was supported in a large number. She outlined the agenda, and introduced Councillors present. There were also invitations available to any businesses who had yet to receive one to the upcoming Lord Mayors Business Meeting. Jackie then addressed rumours brought to her attention sin


Community/business meeting.  Baptist Church  4 October  7pm What an evening!  Over 100 people turned up and many councillors attended both from County and Ward.  Much was discussed and it proved to be an extremely interesting evening.  Why weren't you there??! Notes from the meeting will be available shortly.  The next meeting will be in February.  Watch for the date.

Car Boot Sale

CAR BOOT SALE -Waterlooville Precinct. Sunday 7th October. See poster for details.


Only a week until the community/business meeting in the Baptist Church, London Road Waterlooville. Thursday 4 October @ 7pm is the time to make your voice heard. Tell your friends and neighbours to make sure they come along to prove Waterlooville residents and businesses do care!


This weekend it is the Schools Saturday. The bandstand will be alive with the steel drums from Horndean school and the fabulous bands from Cowplain School. Make a note in your diary to listen to these amazingly talented students. Starts at 11am


Thursday 4 October at 7pm in the Baptist Church Waterlooville. This is the time to make your voice heard and ask questions about Waterlooville. Your Ward councillors and the Deputy leader, Councillor Tim Pike will be there to listen.  Tell your friends and neighbours and prove to the council that the residents of Waterlooville do care!


Come along to the monthly cinema showing of The Guernsey literary and potato Peel Society in St Georges Hall on 27 September 7pm for 7.30pm.  £6 which includes a drink and treat!  Parking is free in the car park behind Iceland.  Why not make an evening of it by going for a meal in one of the many restaurants in Waterlooville Support the volunteers who run this monthly cinema for the Waterlooville community.  The films being shown this Autumn were chosen by the audience at the August showing!!


    The ultimate guide to cycling in the borough of Havant – which includes a map of all cycle routes – is now available! The new Cycle Havant leaflet, produced by Havant Borough Council, is available for free from locations across the borough including local libraries, cycle shops, Havant and South Downs College and the Public Service Plaza in Havant. It is also available online from . The fold-out leaflet provides essential, easy to understand cycling information, that is useful for people of all ages and abilities who are planning to go for a ride in the borough. At the centre of the leaflet is a unique cycle map of the borough. The map highlights areas where it’s best to cycle – both on-road and off-road – as well as National Cycle Network routes and key spots for cyclists to avoid such as difficult junctions, barriers or steps. In addition, the leaflet contains a guide to the local areas of Havant, Emsworth, Waterloovill


The amazing youngsters from Cowplain School and Horndean school will be performing in the Waterlooville Bandstand.  Rock Music and Steel drums.  Amazing music so make sure you come along and listen and ensure the performers have an audience they deserve!!!


September is almost upon us which means it will be the Car Boot Sale in Waterlooville. This Sunday, 2nd September. See poster for details. Where did the summer go??

Waterlooville in Bloom winner

The winner of the Waterlooville in Bloom was the Phone Doctor. Seen here being presented with the trophy, sponsored by J Edwards Funeral Directors, by the Mayor of Havant Councillor Peter Wade ably assisted by Rob the manager of the Denmead Queen.  Rob put a lot of hard work into encouraging businesses to participate. The Mayor visited all businesses participating and can be seen below at J Edwards and the Denmead Queen.


Exciting film list for the autumn.  Put in your diaries.  Brilliant films not to be missed.  Tell your friends.  This monthly cinema is run by volunteers for the community.  Big thank you to them for giving up their time.


Did you miss the summer fete?  Want to know how it went? Then check out some of the photos taken by David Hayter. Waterlooville Summer Fete 2018


Don't forget it is the monthly cinema in Waterlooville  on THURSDAY 23 AUGUST Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 showing.  Paddington 2 is another heart warming story of Paddington and the Brown family.   Tell your friends and bring the community together!


Waterlooville Community Centre is determined not to be left out. Just look at their amazing flowers. Go along and admire them. Will they win the Waterlooville in Bloom trophy for a second year running??