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 October?
As you are aware all village hall events and meetings were cancelled throughout the lockdown, but happily as life begins to gently return to normal, the village hall has reopened for the use of the village nursery, school and cricket club. Our village churches are now open, from 1st July between the hours of 10am and 4pm, for private prayer and services are being held on Sunday 11th October at High Cross at 10am for Parish Communion, Sunday 18th October at Froxfield Green at 11 am for Morning Prayer and on Sunday 25th October at 10am at High Cross for Parish Communion. Every Sunday at 5pm you are warmly invited to join us for Sunday Online Worship on our YouTube channel 'Steep and Froxfield Churches' through the Church website: www.steepfroxfield.com.
As for the monthly village 'drop in' this looks unlikely to resume in October whilst we are still under the 'rule of 6'. We will keep you posted on any further news, should circumstances change. The Froxfield Choir met and sang for the first time on September 10th (since lockdown) under safe measures, however new guidelines appeared on September 14th and sadly meeting up to rehearse is back on hold. We hope that restrictions ease again for the concert planned for November 14th as well as the Carol Service at Privett, later in the year.
The Froxfield and Privett Garden club's Summer Show took place virtually this year to accommodate the current circumstances.
The 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.