The Pop In Place 2024

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Christopher Maunder

The team were sad to learn of the passing of Chris , he was a much loved visitor to our cafe's. Over his  60 years of being in the village he always tried hard to make a difference, and cared deeply about people.
Among many other things he did ,  he was on the Youth Club Committee Back in the 70's he was a Parish Councillor and the Chairman of the council  and over many years worked tirelessly for the Drax Hall now called the Village Hall.
He was a true gentleman and always had a cheery word to everyone .
He will be sadly missed in the village people such as him are rare and were cherished by so many.

Rest In Peace

Alison Bennett




March


Pop In Place News

Pop In Place Performers Group (One for all and all for one)

At the end of January the Pop In Performers staged three brilliant pantomimes “Robin Hood and the Sherwood Performers”
We have had some wonderful reviews and we certainly all had a great time rehearsing for it.
Also we raised amazing £1,050 for the Southampton Immunotherapy Centre.
We also were delighted to present two special awards on the Friday night show.
The “Pamela Hoare most improved Performers Award” went to Matty Maunder and the “Pastor Jim Award for outstanding performer” went to Peter Gordon for his portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event and made it the unforgettable event that it was.
We are now working on our new show Magic of the Musicals to be staged at the end of June.


Pop In Place Easter Event Good Friday 29th March

The Pop In Place will again run our traditional Easter Event this Good Friday which is on Friday 29th March at 10am at the village Hall. There will be a Grand Easter Egg Raffle an adult and a Children’s Easter Bonnet parade.
A performance by the Pop In Performers group a sneak preview of the next production and lots of hot cross buns.
We are collection Easter Eggs for the raffle, please if you are able pop in on Friday to the café with your kind donations.

Dorset Wrecks Saturday 6th April 7pm

On Saturday 6th April at 7pm at the Village Hall  we will be holing a social evening, the Dorset Wrecks will be singing they are a sea shanty choir and there will be light refreshments, please bring your own drinks.
Tickets are £5 Each from the Pop In Place.
On a first come first serve basis.

Pop In Place AGM Friday 26th April 10.30 am

We will be holding our AGM on Friday 26th April at 10.30 please do come along to hear about all our events and fundraising and our plane for the future.

Pop In Place Move Well

Move Well is a fun mobility, balance and wellness class which helps people stay active and improve their overall strength and flexibility. We also incorporate balance exercises to help reduce the risk of trips and falls.
All the exercises can be adapted to suit every level of mobility and flexibility and we also do the movements to music which is good for our mental health.
Our class is all about having fun so the more laughter the better and it’s a great way of socialising and being with others too.
As we get older our muscle strength and flexibility can start to decline which makes keeping as active as possible even more important.
Our class can help you improve your overall range of movement and for those who are already active, can be an additional way of maintaining your fitness and energy levels.
Many of the exercises we do in the class are done seated so that everyone can join in and our balance exercises are also done with the use of a chair to help build confidence.
We also include some slightly higher energy exercises which helps to keep our hearts healthy.
Our classes are subsidised by the Pop In Place funds and are held at the Bere Regis Village Hall on Mondays from 11am – 11:45am and will be the cost of each class is £5
No need to book in advance.
Just come along and join in our fun and very friendly class, where you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.

If you would like more information, please email Lucy Cruickshank at
lucy.cruickshank7@hotmail.co.uk or telephone Lyn Simmonds on 01929 471528

Pop In Place Community Café at Bere Regis Village Hall

Every Friday morning from 10 am until 12 noon we run a Community Café at the Village Hall North Street.
We offer a warm welcome, to everyone who walks through the door.
We also welcome new volunteers to help on our team serving the drinks and helping at events. Also and very importantly to chat to the people who attend the café’s.
Would you like to make a difference in your community?  Then call the Team Leader Alison Bennett 01929 472023 for more details about how the Pop In Place changes people’s lives.

Pop In Place Food Crisis Support

The Pop In Place have a Food Crisis Project, if you are struggling and you need food please get in touch we  have gained funding to provide  crisis packs for people in the Parish in a difficult situation.
If you need this service please email in confidence popinplace@gmail.com and we will help.
Thank you to Gareth Lynam who is running this project for us.
 
Pop In Place Work shop

We are a small group meeting on Friday mornings and do some wood work, making bird boxes, bug hotels and planters etc we also do a lot of talking and drinking coffee.
We have completed and refurbished the table tennis table and that is available for people to play a game.
If you are interested in coming along and doing any of the above or your own small project, call in and see us you will be very welcome.

For More information call Alison Bennett 01929 472023






February

Bere Regis Village Hall News


Hall Bookings.
If you want to book the Village Hall please contact our booking Secretary Joanna Syrett Joanna.syrett@tiscali.co.uk or telephone 01929 472037 she will also be able to show you around if you are not familiar with the building.
The Hall has two rooms to offer for hire the picture show how these can look when set out.
The Lower room is £10 an hour and the upper Hall is £15 an hour.





January 2024

Rest In Peace Pam Byrne

The Pop In Place were so very sad to hear of the sudden death of Pam one of our team members and part of our Performers Group helpers. 
Pam was recently diagnosed with cancer and about to start chemo when she died suddenly on New Year’s Eve.
Our love and deepest sympathy goes out to all her family and close friend.
We hope she is dancing with the angels tonight.
Pop In Place Performers Group … now recruiting children for the Summer Show.
Thank you to all who supported our Panto Robin Hood more details next month.
We are now recruiting children for our summer show The Magic of the Musicals if you are 6yrs or over and interested in singing or dancing please email Alison popinplace@gmail.com or phone 01929 472023 to see if we still have any spaces.
We rehearse on Thursday night 6-8pm you will need to register by Thursday 15th Feb as we will start back on Thursday 22nd of February.
Please don’t just turn up on the night as we have a numbers policy and you need to register your child in advance.
Pop In Place Move Well
Move Well is a fun mobility, balance and wellness class which helps people stay active and improve their overall strength and flexibility.
We also incorporate balance exercises to help reduce the risk of trips and falls.
All the exercises can be adapted to suit every level of mobility and flexibility and we also do the movements to music which is good for our mental health.
Our class is all about having fun so the more laughter the better and it’s a great way of socialising and being with others too.
As we get older our muscle strength and flexibility can start to decline which makes keeping as active as possible even more important.
Our class can help you improve your overall range of movement and for those who are already active, can be an additional way of maintaining your fitness and energy levels.
Many of the exercises we do in the class are done seated so that everyone can join in and our balance exercises are also done with the use of a chair to help build confidence.
We also include some slightly higher energy exercises which helps to keep our hearts healthy.
Our classes are  subsidised by the Pop In Place funds and are held at the Bere Regis Village Hall on Mondays from 11am – 11:45am and will be the cost of each class is £5

No need to book in advance.
Just come along and join in our fun and very friendly class, where you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.

If you would like more information, please email Lucy Cruickshank at

lucy.cruickshank7@hotmail.co.uk or telephone Lyn Simmonds on 01929 471528


Pop In Place Community Café at Bere Regis Village Hall
Every Friday morning from 10 am until 12 noon we run a Community Café at the Village Hall North Street.
We offer a warm welcome, to everyone who walks through the door.
We also welcome new volunteers to help on our team serving the drinks and helping at events.
Also and very importantly to chat to the people who attend the café’s.
Would you like to make a difference in your community? 
Then call the Team Leader Alison Bennett 01929 472023 for more details about how the Pop In Place changes people’s lives.


Pop In Place Food Crisis Support
The Pop In Place have a Food Crisis Project, if you are struggling and you need food please get in touch we have gained funding to provide crisis packs for people in the Parish in a difficult situation.

If you need this service please email in confidence popinplace@gmail.com and we will help.
Thank you to Gareth Lynam who is running this project for us.


Pop In Place Work shop
We are a small group meeting on Friday mornings and do some wood work, making bird boxes, bug hotels and planters etc we also do a lot of talking and drinking coffee.
We have completed and refurbished the table tennis table and that is available for people to play a game.
If you are interested in coming along and doing any of the above or your own small project, call in and see us you will be very welcome.

For More information call Alison Bennett 01929 472023
Alison Bennett