Pop In Place Bere Regis

Welcome to the Pop In Place

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One Night One Moment
Pop In Place Volunteers attended a First Aid Refresher course recently.
Pop In Place News October 2022

Thank you to all who supported our Macmillan Morning in September.
More details will appear in the November Mag.

First Aid refreshers and defibrillator Training
Thank you to 12 of our volunteers who attended an excellent first aid course last month, led by  Whitehorse leadership Training.

Bere Regis Community Café Pop In and see us you will be very welcome
Every Friday morning we are here at the Community Café to welcome everyone who walks through the door. Everyone is welcome and we also welcome new volunteers to help on our team for serving the drinks  and at events.
Call the Team Leader Alison 01929 472023 for more details.
The café is open for coffee, tea, squash, latte and biscuits.
In the Lower Hall there is a workshop. Also you may like to come in and play table tennis as the newly refurbished table is now up and running. 
If you need a lift telephone Kim 01929 471170


Blankets for Bere
The Pop In Place is building a stock of lovely hand- made blankets that our ladies are knitting for the colder weather. If you would like one of these free of charge just get in touch. The Pop In Place is committed to helping the local community in crisis so please do get in touch they are available to anyone who want one.

Pop In Place Food Crisis Support
The Pop In Place have launched a new Food Crisis Project. We have gained some limited funding to provide one off crisis packs for people in the Parish in a critical situation, with no food.
we ask for donations of money, rather than food so that we can be very specific about what is put into the packages, ensuring it is of most use.
Cheques can be made out to "Pop In Place" and handed into our Friday Cafe as can cash.
If you need this service please email popinplace@gmail.com in confidence, and we will help.

Pop In Performers Group
We will be staging “One Night One moment “ The Christmas production on 15th 16th 17th of December. This will be a Nativity in part one and a variety show in part two. For more details email popinplace@gmail.com Tickets will be available shortly at £5 each

Next Event at the Pop In Place
Pop In Performers Present “One Night One Moment” Christmas Show
Thursday 15th Dec 6pm,
Friday 16th Dec 7pm,
Saturday 17th Dec 2pm

Pop In Place Christmas Carols and Mince Pies will be on Friday 23rd December 10am 12 noon at the Village Hall.



Repair Shop
We have a small group meet on Friday mornings and do  some wood work in the Lower room of the hall : making bird boxes, bug hotels and  planters etc  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 Paul Bennett you will be very welcome.


For More information call Alison Bennett 01929 472023


The Pop In Place have enjoyed celebrating her majesty the Queen Platinum Jubilee, the show was a great success and then on Friday 3rd June we arranged a Jubilee party for 65 guests at the village Hall.
They were treated to  beautiful food  home made cakes and biscuits a cream tea and some very refined sandwiches fitting for any Royal tea.
As God save the Queen resounded around the old building a huge sense of community echoed back ... it was great to be able to bring people together for fun food and friendship on this most  remarkable occasion.
The Pop In Place Bere Regis wishes her Majesty the Queen our very best wishes as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
Happy and Glorious Pop In Performers
Thank you to all who supported our Platinum Jubilee Show.
Its hard to express in words just how incredibly hard this cast have worked to bring you some of their finest performances.
We thank all who took part both on and off stage, our thanks to Amy Belcher and Jon Maunder for stills and to Paul Bennett and Rodney Osmond for filming.
God Save the Queen
The Pop In Performers Group present "Happy and Glorious" on 19th 20th 21st May to celebrate Her Majesty the Queens 70 years.
The Community Arts Project is now complete and can be viewed along with the list of names at the Exhibition in the Church over the Jubilee Weekend 
The Trees we planted for the Queens Green Canopy are growing well take a walk up to the cemetery and have a look.
Pop In Place Easter Fun Morning

Thank you to all who supported this event we had a great morning .
Thanks to Judy Newton for Judging and to Peter Wharf for compare.
Congratulations to Bob who won the adult Easter Bonnet parade and Vinney who won the children's.
We had a record number of Easter Eggs and thank you to all who contributed, we were pleased to have raised £300 for the DEC Ukraine appeal.

Happy Easter
Alison Bennett
Team Leader - Telephone 01929 472023
The Pop In Place Bere Regis - Bringing the community together!
Pop In Place Community Art Project

We need your help to make a unique natural picture to celebrate the Queens 70 years..
Calling anyone that has ever been to the Pop In Cafe, Performers Group; taken part in the Memory Walks made up the audience of a show, or attended any event.

To donate a small item of nature a pebble a small piece of driftwood, a stone any small natural item we can make a final community piece of art.

Please bring your item into the cafe on Friday Mornings or drop it off at 3 Rye Hill Close in box provided with you name.

We will make a list of all the names of the people that have been involved in the Jubilee Community Picture.
We will make the picture on Friday 6th May at the Cafe all donations must be in by end of April.
We hope that 2022 will see us being able to be fully operational within the community.

The Cafes are going well do Pop In and see us on Friday mornings at the Village Hall.
Here are the details of the next events we are running the Easter Fun Morning and the Pop In Performers "Happy and Glorious Shows"

Pop In Performers Performance of Rydell High Christmas School Prom.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support this production it was great to be able to deliver live entertainment to the village again after so long.
We were raising fund for the Pop In Place and the raffle takings went to Bere Regis School.
It was a joy to see people on stage again after so long and although it was hard for them to see the audiences smiles due to the wearing of facemasks their reactions of loud clapping and cheering was priceless.

Saving the planet and helping people's well being :-

The Pop In Place planted trees and bulbs at the Cemetery on Sunday as part of the Queens Green Canopy .
This was a partnership project with the Parish Council and Nisa who kindly funded the project from their Make a Difference fund.

Macmillan morning 2021

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Macmillan morning it was a great success.
Thanks to talented local singer song writer Karl Lattimer for entertaining.
To Maria Critchell and C0-OP at Sandford for the generous cheques that were presented to the Pop In Place and Bere Regis School.
The morning was well supported thank you to all who donated prizes a fantastic £563.00 was raised for Macmillan Cancer support.

Alison Bennett

Pop In Place celebrated Gwens 80th Birthday



December 2021
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Bere Regis Cemetery project and Her majesty The Queen’s Green Canopy
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the tree and bulb planting at the cemetery.
Special thanks to Rodney Osmond for the splendid sign and to Tony King for all the help with the prep work.
We greatly appreciate the grant from Nisa Making a Difference fund to carry out this project.
This was a Community partnership with Pop In Place, Bere Regis Parish Council and Nisa . Representatives from all were in attendance on the day.
There will be a seat put in half way up the cemetery as some people find it difficult to walk to the top.
The planting was registered with the official Queens Green Canopy and we are on the map of all the trees being planted in the UK to mark the 70 years reign of her majesty the Queen.
We hope that you will be able to enjoy the bulbs and the new trees as they come to life in thespring.

Pop In Performers Performance of Rydell High School Prom
Thank you to everyone who came along to support this production it was great to be able to deliver live entertainment to the village again after so long. We were raising fund for the Pop In Place and the raffle takings went to Bere Regis School.

New members for our Performers Group.
We will be starting back later this month on the 20 th of January and be working on a special show to mark the Queen’s Jubilee “Happy and Glorious” that will be performed on the 19th  20th and 21st of May 2022
We welcome new youngsters they must be 6 years old and above and available on Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm please email me for more details if you wish to register your child there is no fee only £1 a week to cover our rental costs we only take in at the beginning of each new project so don’t delay.

Pop In Place Rainbow Café
If you have never visited us at the community café make that something you try in 2022 The café’ are going well and we are still operating within the covid safe guidelines, please do call in on a Friday morning there is a warm welcome to all.
If you need a lift telephone Kim 01927 471170

New volunteer drivers
We are in need of some more people to help with transport please phone Kim Benjafield if you can help us by being part of a rota 01929 471170

Repair Shop
The wood work is going well currently the group is renovating a table tennis table so that we can offer this for use at the village Hall . They have been making bird boxes and bug hotels and hedgehog boxes etc if you are interested in doing this please come in a sign up for a session.

Bere Regis Food Bank
Over the festive period we have done some emergency food delivery’s this is how we run the project now as an emergency larder if you need help please contact us on the email provided.
Thank you to Mary for all her help.

For more details about any of the above or to find out about volunteering phone Alison Bennett 01929 472023
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Sponsorship
Thank you to Kev Hewitt decorating who has kindly sponsored the purchase of our new volunteer tabards.



Pop In Place Rainbow Café
The café’ are going well and we are still operating within the covid safe guidelines, please do call in on a Friday morning there is a warm welcome to all.

If you need a lift telephone Kim 01927 471170


New volunteer drivers
We are in need of some more people to help with transport please phone Kim Benjafield if you can help us by being part of a rota 01929 471170


Repair Shop

Over the coming weeks we will be doing some wood work in the Lower room of the hall  making bird boxes and bug hotels etc  if you are interested in doing this please come in a sign up for a session.
The group is hoping to make some extra items to sell at the Macmillan Morning.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our first Big event will be the Macmillan Coffee Morning On Friday 24th September 10am until 12noon.
Please get in touch if you would like to donate a raffle prize or bake a cake.

This is such a great cause please do pop in and support us on this day.


Pop In Place Performers Group Back to rehearse on Thursday 2nd September
Children 6 years old and up are welcome to join the group please get in touch if you are interested in getting your name on the list for the Christmas show.
You must be available every Thursday and on the dates of the show below

Performers Group Christmas Show Rydall High Christmas Prom at the Village Hall…

Thursday 2nd December 6pm#

Friday 3rd December 7pm

Saturday 4th December 2pm

We will be doing a Christmas performance on the above dates more details to follow on tickets and charity

 
Bere Regis Food Bank
Thank you so much for the food donations we really appreciate them, currently we are operating a collection service on Friday mornings and we are supporting about 11 families.
If you are struggling and need help please get in touch with us. popinplace@gmail.com



For more details about any of the above or to find out about volunteering phone Alison Bennett 01929 472023

IN OTHER NEWS

Alison has adopted a donkey called Ashley and is looking forward to visiting him in Sidmouth.

Kim has been busy knitting for a scene that will be in the cafe but also she has knitted two lovely nativity scenes for Rev Sandra and for Amy for her School.

Lyn and Gill are please to sit in the garden and chat

Click images below to view as an album
Financial Help CAB and Winter Warm Grants
If you are struggling and need to find out if you are getting everything you are entitled to Purbeck have a voicemail service for clients that’s checked throughout the day and call backs happen either that day or the next.
It’s 01929 551913.  
There is also the national adviceline number 0800 144 8848. 
Theoretically this could be answered anywhere in the UK but 99% are picked up in Dorset. 
Key details will be taken and advice provided if possible and then an internal transfer to the local office. 
Alternatively you can phone Bere Regis Surgery and book a telephone appointment with CAB. 
Hope this helps.
Pop In Place
25 Years making a positive difference in the community

This year 2021 is the Pop In Place Bere Regis Silver Jubilee 25 years in the Community.
We want to let you all know that we will be back as soon as it is safe with the Rainbow Cafes the Performers Group and hope to launch two new projects :- The Repair shop and the Garden of Hope.

Stay strong we have got many things to look forward to, and remember that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
In the meantime we continue to run the Food Bank for all who are struggling in this crisis email popinplace@gmail.com for a delivery.
As we enter our third National Lockdown we know how difficult it can feel  :-
If you need support because of mental health or safety issues the following helplines are there to help you:
· No Panic for reassurance and breathing techniques if you are suffering panic attacks. 01952 680835
· You First – Domestic Abuse Support 0800 032 5204
· STARS Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service 01202 308840
· Childline 08001111
· Mind Mental Health Support 0300 123 3393
· Samaritans  116123
· The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people
across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
Call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90.

Advice on Benefits, Debt, Family and Law
· Online advice is available at www.citizensadvice.org.uk
· Citizens Advice Wareham or Dorchester 03442 451291

Bere Regis Food Bank 01929 472023

Bere Connect 01929 471255
For  help with shopping or transport or prescription collection
The vaccines are giving us hope to start the Cafe 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. After a large percentage of the community have been vaccinated we should all be in a much better position to stay healthy and we will be there to support you all in your return to the cafes.
We will be opening in the upper village Hall we will be offering our new Rainbow Pop In cafes on Friday mornings 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
We look forward to seeing you all again in the late spring if you want transport just give Kim a call 01929 471170

Garden of Hope for Bere Regis
After such a difficult year, with loneliness negatively impacting so heavily on society everywhere, we believe that this project would help to combat the isolation and enhance feelings of better mental health and wellbeing in our community.
Most importantly bring hope for a brighter future for our residents.
The garden would need to work in conjunction with the existing wildlife group to create some very natural plantings and surroundings to help to create the ambience of calm peacefulness. Some benches or seating would complement this set up and encourage people to stay and chat together.
The Parish Council are supporting this and we are working together to locate a suitable area in the village for a Garden of Hope.

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 the late Spring 2021 to start working on a staged performance for Christmas, we will mix some of our amazing Grease numbers with some of the well loved Christmas songs..

Starting a Repair Shop Project

Unfortunately for number of reasons the shed premises that we were looking at for a community Shed 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 Pop In Place Performers are unable to entertain you live this year so we have put  together a few of our best bits, we hope that you enjoy seeing the children and that it will lift your spirits and fill you with renewed hope
. CLICK HERE