WELCOME TO THE POP IN PLACE

POP IN PLACE COMMUNITY CAFÉ
DRAX HALL, BERE REGIS

We are a vibrant community group…

Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults’…



The pop in place regards the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults as an essential part of our project.
We have a designated safeguarding Team under the leadership of Alison Bennett and Joanna Syrett.
We operate Child protection Policy and a vulnerable adults policy and all volunteers in direct contact have current DBS clearance.
The policies are monitored regularly and training is given to volunteers

Pop In Place News.


CORONAVIRUS
As a community we are facing some challenging and difficult times the like of which most of us have never encountered, but we are lucky that we have a lot of people who are caring and capable in our village and the vulnerable and isolated will be able to get help.
This is the time to check up on your neighbours and look out for each other in practical ways like getting shopping or prescriptions exchanging telephone number to give a call to help boost morale and combat loneliness.
The Parish Council have launched a new initiative to help connect the Parishioners and the details of this will be available through your doors soon.

Due to infection Control The Pop In Place are cancelling the following Events….

Easter Bonnet workshop at the Pop In Place Friday 3rd April
Good Friday Easter Fun Morning 10th April
Pop In Place AGM Friday 24th April
Pop In Place Village Quiz Tuesday 19th May 7.30
Pop In Place Summer Show, now to be held in December
Pop In Place Cafe
is now closed until the all clear from the Government.
look out for the Bere Connect leaflets coming through your door if you have to isolate and need help.

Movement to Music at the Pop In Place


This group has been suspended for the time being but will start again later in the year try to  keep active at home as far as possible.


Pop In Place community Café


The café will be open as long as possible but when the isolation of the over 70’s becomes mandatory we will have to stop the café


Knitted blankets


Currently Alan of Rivers of living water is unable to take anymore blankets so we are trying to find appropriate places to take them.
We have given some to various Care homes and Homeless charity, but if you know an outlet for these please do get in touch.
Some of our volunteer’s also knit small children jumpers please do get in touch if you know a need for these.
Please do keep knitting as it will be a useful pass time if we become home isolated, we can also send good quality knitted items to the hospices to sell on their craft stalls to raise money.
You can make a change from squares and knit a toy or a cardigan if you wish whatever we are given we will put them to a worthy use.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kath Jeeves

Kath was among many other community roles the pianist at the Pop In Performers for many years.
She was greatly loved by all who worked with her , she would often take on small cameo roles as well, like the Town Crier or Ma to Julie and myself in dream boats and petticoats.
She was a truly inspirational woman full of energy and enthusiasm and loved and respected so very much, her passing will leave a big void in village life .

Rest In Peace Kath, making the Angel Choir can wait a few days

For your Diary...

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Pop In Place Trip to Holme Nursery


5th August
We all had a great time visiting Holme today the sun was shining and we shared a lot of fun and laughter.
The garden is a picture with many beautiful flowers and there were lots of butterflies and bees.
Thank you to Mike Benjafield for driving the community bus.
Here are some photos of our day

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Thank you so much to everyone

who supported the Pop In Performers Christmas Show.
We have raised an amazing £457.00 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and £756.25p for the Pop In Place Community shed project due to open in 2020.
Wonderful result after three epic performances well done everyone.

Congratulations to our Team Leader Alison Bennett...

 

who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens new Year honours list for services to the community of Bere Regis.
Congratulations to our Team Leader Alison Bennett

who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens new Year honours list for services to the community of Bere Regis.

The Pop In Place has a very poignant logo…

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.

 

 

The Pop In Performers etc at the Bere Fest in June 2019

 

Transport…


If you live in the Parish and require transport to the community cafés please call Alison, our transport coordinator 24 hours before you need a lift on 01929 472023


We are a vibrant community group…


catering for people of all ages. Our activities are diverse and anyone can join in as much or as little as they wish.


We have no subscriptions...


and whether you just want to pop in for a chat or become a member of the team of volunteers that organise the sessions and the events, it is completely up to you.
One thing you can be sure of is you will be made welcome.
For more information on all various activities that we provide please click the contact tab above.

During 2018 we supported the following worthy causes :-

Rivers of living water with blankets

Immunotherapy Centre Southampton

Macmillan Cancer Support

BBC Children in Need

Ed Kent Trust


During 2019 we supported the following worthy causes :-

Rivers of living water with blankets

BBC Children in Need

Bere Regis Community School

Macmillan Cancer Support

The Alzheimer’s Society

Bere Regis Pop In Community Shed


During 2020 we are supporting the following worthy causes :-

We will be fundraising for:-

The Pop In Place

Alzheimer’s Society

Macmillan Cancer Support

Children In Need.

 

The Summer Show Raffle:- 

Dorset Reading Partners.

The Christmas Show Raffle

The Scouts Borneo Expedition.