Included on this page are events and activities happening locally, and/or of interest to local people, whatever your age.  If you know of other events that we should be including here please Contact Us.


If you are looking for activities specially geared to your age group, please have a look at our Young People page or our Older People page, or both !


The events and dates below are accurate to the best of our knowledge but it is always advisable to check with the organisers beforehand to ensure the event is taking place at the time specified.


Publicise your local event or other item of community interest here


Pond Park Community






Litter Pick



  • Please bring your own gardening gloves.


  • Litter pickers and refuse bags will be provided.


  • Teas and coffees will be provided by Hivings Church.



Saturday 3rd  March


10am to noon



Meet at Hivings Church,


Upper Belmont Road,




For more information contact Cllr Mark Shaw on 07951 744656 or

Local Credit Union: M for Money

M for Money Credit Union
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CAMEO - If you are over 50 and on your own or looking to meet some new local people, come along to our meetings on every second Sunday of each month, 15:00-16:30, at Hivings Church Hall, Upper Belmont Road, HP5 2DB.  Light refreshments served.  For further details, call 01494 775 936.

'KNIT AND NATTER' - a local knitting group, we welcome beginners and experts alike; wool, needles, crochet hooks and patterns available.  We meet in The Lounge, Hivings Church Hall, Upper Belmont Road, on the third Friday of every month.  Call 01494 581 089 for more details.

'Open Door' Toddler Group.  

- We meet every Thursday morning in term time, at Hivings Church Hall, Upper Belmont Road, from 09:30 to 11.30.

- Parents, grandparents, families and childminders welcome.

- Refreshments, chat, crafts, sotry time, action songs, and fun, in a safe and toddler-friendly play area.  

- Details from Gillian on 07446 184890.



Are you a carer (maybe without realising it). A carer is an unpaid relative or friend of someone who cannot manage to live alone due to illness, disability or conditions. 


Carers help with personal things like getting someone dressed, turning them in their sleep, helping them move about, or with medication, shopping, laundry, etc. 

Take a look at the attached document for details of a scheme to provide financial and other assistance to those who care for others in or near their homes.

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A new service has just been launched to help those who get into debt.  It's entirely free of charge, and nothing else is asked of those using the serevice.


Click on the press release below to find out more.....

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A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse is underway by Thames Valley Police in partnership with Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators and Crimestoppers.


The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and promote early
intervention in an attempt to break the cycle of abuse.


The majority of domestic abuse still goes unreported and the focus of the
campaign is to encourage people to contact either the police, Crimestoppers or specialist support agencies.


The campaign is urging family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to come
forward and let the police or other agencies know if they suspect someone is being abused.


A dedicated website and video has been launched to provide practical information for victims and those supporting them, and includes vital links to national and local support services.


Further information on domestic abuse can be found on the Thames Valley
Police website

LOAN SHARKS - Learn about Loan Sharks and where to go for help if you are in debt.

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DEPRESSION - some facts and what you can do about it

One in six people suffers from depression, but many are not sure exactly what this means.  Read about the symptoms, and what to do if you feel you, or someone you know, are depressed.

12 April depression.doc
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