This month, we focus on Howard's Shop & Post Office..
In brief these are just a few of the things that Howard offers. Take a closer look, there may by some services that didnt know about!
Cash and deposits
Collection and returns from on-line shops
Stamps without queues
Prescription delivery from West Meon Surgery
SPOTLIGHT on BUSINESS
Welcome to Froxfield Village Hall
Froxfield is a thriving village community with plenty of activities for visitors and residents alike. The village hall can be found at the centre of Froxfield situated next door to the very popular Froxfield CofE Primary School. The hall has recently opened its doors to the newly established Froxfield Pre-School and is situated opposite the beautiful parish Church of St Peter's, High Cross. Outside the hall is a children's play area and large recreational grounds with panoramic country views. The village hall is the hub of Froxfield village life and is the venue for many village events, friendship groups, clubs and societies.
The village hall website is the place to discover all about Froxfield's amazing community, identify local initiatives, search for clubs and societies, find out about events or book your own event! It is where you can learn about the variety of activities and opportunities to meet others within the Parish and beyond. We are proud of all that Froxfield has to offer and we hope that you will find our village website helpful in sharing what goes on in this vibrant community.
What's happening this Spring?
As the warmer weather approaches and snowdrops and daffodils appear and give way to even more spring colour we are pleased to announce the following:
Froxfield & Privett Garden Club's
Virtual Spring Show - Friday & Saturday 26th/27th March 2021
(deadline for entries Tuesday 23rd March). Further details found on:
Froxfield & Privett Garden Club's
A plant Stall will also be held at Wood End, Cockshott Lane, GU32 1BB, Parish Communion at 10am at High Cross and an online serve at 4.45pm.
New Fire of Easter, Privett Churchyard
Lighting the new fire of Easter on Easter Eve, Saturday 3rd April at 6pm in the churchyard. This is an ancient Christian ceremony, the New Fire signifies the hope and new birth linked to the Resurrection of Christ at Easter. Candles are lit from the fire demonstrating our hope in the Resurrection, there will be prayers and a blessing for the year ahead. This hopes to take place with social distancing measures.
Easter Garden, Privett Churchyard
An Easter Garden is planned over the Easter weekend, 2nd-4th April. Do visit the Churchyard as the garden changes each day. There will also be a planting of the carpet of flowers (bring pots of primroses, primulas, bulbs in post etc) at 3pm on Easter Sunday
Sunday 7th March - Third Sunday of Lent
10am Benefice of Steet
5pm OnLine Service
Sunday 14th March - Mothering Sunday
10am Benefice Mothering Sunday Service, Steep
(The service will be held in teh churchyard)
5pm Online service
Sunday 29th March - Palm Sunday
10am Benefice Service, Steep
5pm Online service
Thursday 1s April - Maundy Thursday
4pm Book of Common Prayer Communion, Stroud
Friday 2nd April - Good Friday
11am Pilgrimage Walk, High Cross to Froxfield Green
Saturday 3rd April - Easter Eve
The Online pre-recorded services can be joined via the Church website steepfroxfield.com or You Tube: 'Steep and Froxfield Churches'
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Village Hall News...
Remedial Work has begun to maintain and improve the village hall car park. A community grant from EHDC has been received and will be used to carry out essential maintenance, improvements and renovation works to the village hall building. The main works will commence as soon as is permissable. It is hoped that the hall can emerge from spring into summer stengthened and renewed ready for some summer activity and festivities.
The monthly village 'drop in' will resume once government guidelines allow. The Village Hall Committee would like to thank you for bearing with us and we look forward to gathering as a community again. Watch this space - plans are afoot! Please stay safe.
If you'd like to become a member of the Froxfield and Privett Garden Club, click to their page
The local plant nursery in Ropley is now open for public sale - they grow thousands of plants for the industry and risk loosing their current stock. They will deliver locally. http://gardenflowersexpress.business.site/
KEEPING YOUR FITNESS ON TRACK
A fitness group, called Body Fitness Camp, based in Petersfield offers a 6 week fitness and nutritional challenge. In normal times, they meet 3-4 times a week with a choice of 3 timed slots. These sessions are now live-streamed and instead of usual fitness equipment, provide inspired suggestions of tins and tea towels as alternatives. Sessions are challenging but safe and run by a gregarious team lasting just 45 mins. One or two sessions are children focused.
Contact Mark Allen, Body Fitness Camp, bodyfitnesscamp.com
Yoga buffs needn't miss out either. Petersfield based Chandni Yoga provides a full programme of live-streamed sessions for all abilities. https://chandniyoga.com/
What can you learn Outside?
Children doing their schoolwork from home have plentry of resource offered from the teachers online, but what they can learn from being outside? There is proof that a day spent outside can channel independent learning and nature based interest in Maths Science and English with either structured or free style learning.
Here are a couple of sites to explore: parentingscience.com
The village hall
will ensure we follow government guidelines and update these as required. These are issued specifically for Village Halls by Public Health England and include cleaning, restricting public gatherings and ensuring safe use of the Hall.
With ongoing uncertainty regarding the easing of restrictions, we want to continue to promote free services that anyone can offer to those who are isolated and who need support.
These could include:
Shopping, delivering prescriptions, dog walking, gardening or even a skype call to help brighten the day.
If you have a need or can offer help, please use the contact form below and it will be published here within 24hrs
During this time, I can offer dog walking to those in the village affected by COVID-19. With self-isolation inevitable for some, it will be difficult to manage certain daily chores - so if your dog needs a daily walk, please get in contact, Jenna 01730 233236
This is a space where you could offer to help collect medical or food supplies for someone who isn't able to get out and about.
Arranging a book swap, getting some more wool for the jumper they are knittiing, digging out some David Attenborough DVD's, to alleviate the bordeom of staying put, or just taking them a bunch of fresh flowers - just email us using the contact form below and we will publish it here.