SPOTLIGHT on BUSINESS
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
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 in December?
CHRISTMAS IS COMING....
Our village churches are now open, between the hours of 10am and 4pm, for private prayer and services are being held throughout December as follows:
. Sunday 6th December - The 2nd Sunday of Advent,
All Age Service at Steep at 10am.
. Sunday 13th December - The 3rd Sunday of Advent,
8.30am BCP Holy Communion at Steep, Parish Communion at 10am at High Cross and an online serve at 4.45pm.
.Tuesday 15th December
Online Carol Service at 6.15pm by the Friends of Steep
.On Sunday 20th December - The 4th Sunday of Advent,
10am Parish Communion at Steep, BCP Communion at 11am at Froxfield Green and an online Carol Service at 6.30pm from Holy Trinity, Privett with Froxfield Choir
.On Thursday 24th December - Christmas Eve,
6pm BCP Holy Communion at Stroud, followed by Christmas Communion at Steep* and concurrently at High Cross at 11.30pm
.On Friday 25th December - Christmas Day,
10am All Age Service at Steep* also at High Cross at 10am*.
. On Sunday 27th December
8.30am BCP Holy Communion at Stroud and Parish Communion at 10am at High Cross.
*Please note there is a booking system for these services, please book by Sunday 20th December by emailing: email@example.com. If you would like further information and to sign up for the email bulletins please also contact the above email address.
Village Hall Update...
We have been extremely fortunate to have Froxfield Pre-School and Primary School keeping the hall alive during the second lockdown. Remedial Work has already started 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 over the Christmas holidays, and continue during the February half term and the Easter holidays. It is hoped that the hall can emerge from spring into summer stengthened and 'beautified' ready for some summer activity and festivities.
The monthly village 'drop in' looks unlikely to resume until further notice in the new year. Pending news of a vaccine, and as the government guidelines ease, be assured we will keep you posted on any further updates.
The Village Hall Committee would like to thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time, but as soon as we can, we look forward to gathering as a community again. Watch this space - plans are afoot! Please stay safe.
The Garden Club have been very active in sending information to members who are keen to use the good weather and stay home policy to get gardening... 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 uncertainty surrounding our community over the next few months, we want 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.