© Pop In Place - Bere Regis                                                                                                    webmaster Rod Osmond
When   Tina   &   I   used   to   sit   in   my   kitchen   and   put   the   world   to   rights   and   decided   to   forge   ahead   with   the idea   of   The   Pop   In   Place,   little   did   we   know   that   it   would   have   touched   all   the   lives   of   the   people   that are involved today. I   suppose   its   fair   to   say   that   it   has   in   many   ways   exceeded   all   expectations.   I   wish   that   she   were   still   here to   witness   and   enjoy   it   today,   but   in   some   ways   she   always   will   be,   her   name   is   so   often   mentioned   and her spirit lives on in everything that is good and positive we do. I   would   also   like   to   thank   my   husband   Paul,   and   my   family,   for   the   way   they   have   allowed   me   to   see   this dream come true and supported me throughout. I could not have coped without them. Finally   The   Pop   In   Place   has   a   very   poignant   logo   -   "Bringing   the   community   together"   and   this   we   believe we have done in a very special way. And that is down to every single person that has been involved in every single way. Thank you all." Alison Bennett.
Dave & Cecilia Clarke - "We've had some wonderful times here at the Pop In Place. We have both been involved since it began in 1996 and have fond memories of some of the early events, including the Bere Regis Carnival. We love to meet people and have a laugh. It's a good contact point in the village and over the years we have seen it grow."
Liz Gale comments, "I've been coming for the past nine years since Tanita my daughter was quite small. She has enjoyed taking part in most of the Shows over the years. And I've enjoyed helping out and being part of the Shows too. I couldn't imagine the village without The Pop In Place. I've certainly had a lot of fun over the years. May it long continue."
Colin & Gwen Vowles are familiar faces at the Pop In Place. They say, "The Pop In Place has meant a lot to us over the years. We've made so many new friends - it seems to get everyone in." Colin adds, "Without it I feel the social life of the village would have died. We have also enjoyed the shows that have been fantastic and good entertainment. All in all the Pop In Place is a good place to be!"
Angela   Jones   took   over   as   Team   Leader   in   April   2005.   She   comments,   "In   the   year   that   I've   taken   over   I   have found   the   support   of   the   Team   has   been   really   tremendous.   Without   everyone's   help   we   couldn't   do   the   work we   do. At   present   we   are   supporting   the   Julia   House   Children's   Hospice   and   we   shall   continue   to   do   our   best   to help and support funding for local charities."

How It All Began

On   7th   September   1996   the   Pop   In   Place   opened   its   doors   to   the   community   for   the   first   time. Local   GP   Dr. Tim   Harley   carried   out   the   official   opening. To   this   day   he   is   still   totally   supportive of   the   project.   He   says   that   ‘having   known   the   project   since   it’s   beginning,   I   think   it’s   a brilliant example of what people can do for each other – and it works!’ The   idea   was   the   brainchild   of   Alison   Bennett   and   Tina   Elford,   who   between   them   at   the   time had   nine   small   children.      Together   they   discussed   plans   to   open   a   community   café-type   project where   everyone   would   be   welcome.   Its   aim   was   to   help   combat   rural   isolation   and   act   as   a support   network   for   people   within   the   village.   Now   many   years   down   the   line   the   Pop   In   Place is   still   reaching   out   to   a   great   number   of   people   and   is      an   integral   part   of   village   life.   Over   the years,   in   order   to   meet   growing   needs,   the   Poppets   Baby   and   Toddler   Group   and   Pipsqueak   Musical   Youth   Group   were   formed.   Today   the   latter group has evolved into the Pop In Performers Group. The   Pop   In   Place   Community   Team,   who   are   dedicated   to   running   the   project   and   organising   community   events   that   attract   people   from   far   and wide, manage the group. These special events enable us to donate much needed funding to various worthy causes.

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1996-2016     20 Years!

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. © Pop In Place                        webmaster Rod Osmond
When   Tina   &   I   used   to   sit   in   my   kitchen   and   put   the   world   to   rights   and decided    to    forge    ahead    with the   idea   of   The   Pop   In   Place, little    did    we    know    that    it would    have    touched    all    the lives    of    the    people    that    are involved today. I   suppose   its   fair   to   say   that   it has   in   many   ways   exceeded   all expectations.   I   wish   that   she were   still   here   to   witness   and enjoy    it    today,    but    in    some ways   she   always   will   be,   her name    is    so    often    mentioned and her spirit lives on in everything that is good and positive we do. I   would   also   like   to   thank   my   husband   Paul,   and   my   family,   for   the   way they   have   allowed   me   to   see   this   dream   come   true   and   supported   me throughout. I could not have coped without them. Finally    The    Pop    In    Place    has    a    very    poignant    logo    -    "Bringing    the community   together"   and   this   we   believe   we   have   done   in   a   very   special way.   And   that   is   down   to   every   single   person   that   has   been   involved   in every single way. Thank you all." Alison Bennett.
Angela   Jones   took   over   as   Team   Leader in   April   2005.   She   comments,   "In   the year   that   I've   taken   over   I   have   found the    support    of    the    Team    has    been really   tremendous.   Without   everyone's help   we   couldn't   do   the   work   we   do. At present    we    are    supporting    the    Julia House   Children's   Hospice   and   we   shall continue   to   do   our   best   to   help   and support funding for local charities."
Colin & Gwen Vowles are familiar faces at the Pop In Place. They say, "The Pop In Place has meant a lot to us over the years. We've made so many new friends - it seems to get everyone in." Colin adds, "Without it I feel the social life of the village would have died. We have also enjoyed the shows that have been fantastic and good entertainment. All in all the Pop In Place is a good place to be!"
Liz Gale comments, "I've been coming for the past nine years since Tanita my daughter was quite small. She has enjoyed taking part in most of the Shows over the years. And I've enjoyed helping out and being part of the Shows too. I couldn't imagine the village without The Pop In Place. I've certainly had a lot of fun over the years. May it long continue."
Dave & Cecilia Clarke - "We've had some wonderful times here at the Pop In Place. We have both been involved since it began in 1996 and have fond memories of some of the early events, including the Bere Regis Carnival. We love to meet people and have a laugh. It's a good contact point in the village and over the years we have seen it grow."

How It All Began

On    7th    September    1996    the    Pop    In    Place    opened    its    doors    to    the community   for   the   first   time.   Local   GP   Dr.   Tim   Harley   carried   out   the official   opening.   To   this   day   he   is   still   totally   supportive   of   the   project. He   says   that   ‘having   known   the   project since    it’s    beginning,    I    think    it’s    a brilliant   example   of   what   people   can   do for each other – and it works!’ The   idea   was   the   brainchild   of   Alison Bennett   and   Tina   Elford,   who   between   them   at   the   time   had   nine   small children.      Together   they   discussed   plans   to   open   a   community   café-type project   where   everyone   would   be   welcome.   Its   aim   was   to   help   combat rural   isolation   and   act   as   a   support   network   for   people   within   the village.   Now   many   years   down   the   line   the   Pop   In   Place   is   still   reaching out   to   a   great   number   of   people   and   is      an   integral   part   of   village   life. Over   the   years,   in   order   to   meet   growing   needs,   the   Poppets   Baby   and Toddler   Group   and   Pipsqueak   Musical   Youth   Group   were   formed.   Today the latter group has evolved into the Pop In Performers Group. The   Pop   In   Place   Community   Team,   who   are   dedicated   to   running   the project   and   organising   community   events   that   attract   people   from   far and   wide,   manage   the   group.   These   special   events   enable   us   to   donate much needed funding to various worthy causes.

1996-2016     20 Years!