Pop In Place
Village Hall Bere Regis

Have the Courage to begin again...


Community  Information Update.
9th September 2020

It is with much regret due to the latest Government announcements on social gatherings; we will not be able to open Bere Regis Village Hall as planned.
Sadly the Pop In Place Rainbow Café will not open on Friday as hoped.

The Village Hall AGM is postponed until further notice.
This is disappointing news for many people but we will be back, and better days will come!

Update Memory Walk in aid of Alzheimer's Society
Covid never stopped us from walking for a world without dementia :-
Today 5 members of our team did the memory walk route, it was a lovely sunny morning, many others  have completed their own  individual walks and donated to the just giving page.
This is a far cry from the last 5 years when we have had over 100 people gather and walk together but we still at least made an effort to raise some much needed funds for this worthy charity.
Here is the link if you would like to donate 

Have the Courage to begin again...
After such a long time it will be very hard for many people to become social beings again and the thought of mixing with others in the community will for some be a cause of anxiety. We at the Pop In Place understand these feelings.
From the 11th of September we will be opening in the upper village Hall we will be offering our new Rainbow Pop in cafes on Friday mornings (only) for the time being from 10am until 12 noon.
The café will be rather different and much more spread out to allow for social distancing, but we are working hard to make it as safe and as friendly as we possibly can.
If you are interested in helping out in any way please email me on popinplace@gmail.com
There will be a covid safe training session for all helpers on Friday 4th September at 10am.

Bere Regis Memory Walk … Walk your own Walk
We have had to cancel the Bere Regis Memory Walk this year, but you can still help the Alzheimer's Society by doing your own private or family walk. My family and I will be going on a walk and then making a donation to this Just Giving page that I have set up for the "Bere Regis Memory walk, walk your own walkers
So anytime up until the 12th of September why not walk for a world without dementia and make a donation.
Covid 19 has had a massive negative effect on all fundraising; here is a small and enjoyable way you can make a real difference to people living with dementia.
If you would prefer to give me a cash donation that is fine and can be dropped to my house 3 Rye Hill Close in an envelope marked Memory Walk Donation and I will add it into the fund.
So please support the Alzheimer’s Society and Lets all ………..

Walk for a World Without Dementia.

Pop In Performers Group
We are really missing all the children and everyone that attends Performers group.
We really hope that we will be able to start this much loved village group back up again in January 2021 we may possibly look into an outdoor performance during the summer of next year if things are still restricted.

Community Shed Project Update

Unfortunately for number of reasons the shed premises that we were looking at has fallen through, but it is hoped that we can in the future start up a repair shop project in the lower village Hall.
Currently we are utilising this space as a Food Bank during the pandemic but when it is no longer in use, we will look into addressing the need of the people who were keen to start up a Community Shed.

Over the last few months of Covid-19  lots of people in our community have been helping out , trying to do their best to make a difficult time just a little less scary.
Here is a slide show of some of what has been happening.

The Way Ahead

Launch of the Pop In Place New Rainbow Community Cafe Friday 11th September 10 am 12 noon

The team are working hard now to get the Village Hall Covid Safe.
We will all be  learning a new way of being as we embark to start to continue to function as a community amid Covid 19.
The Pop In Place plan is to return with the community Cafe  on the 11th of September after we have had a training event with all our volunteers on the 4th of  September to help to  educate and support our valued volunteers in the new procedures.

We will focus on delivering a once a week Friday morning RAINBOW Cafe 10am until 12noon in the upper Village Hall in North Street this will be an opportunity to see other people and to have a cup of tea or coffee in a safe environment.

The Cafes will be a little different and when I have learnt how we put in place the Covid Safe implementations I will be posting on this website again to bring you all up to date, and familiarise you on what to expect.

The other groups and events  that were provided by the Pop In Place are not being re started until the new year 2021 and it is hoped that if all goes well and there is no second wave of the virus we will relaunch The Pop In Performers Group and the Movement to Music Exercise class in January
A summer Show from the Performers Group
A special, but  scaled down format event to celebrate Pop In Place 25th Anniversary  of being in the Community later in the year.