Resource cafés - dates and venues  

The theme for the latest round of Resource cafes will be on volunteer recruitment, we look forward to seeing you!

How they work:

Our Good Neighbours groups are supported and encouraged by each other to offer training, advice and events - which are all available from the Hub. One of our main methods of effective network support is through our successful local Resource Cafés. Their secret ingredients? Well, professional advice, sharing of ideas, challenges and solutions. Topics include recruiting and retaining volunteers, reaching volunteers through social media and connecting isolated folk through a befriending scheme.

The Local Resource Cafés are great for general advice and support, meeting other local groups and collecting any GNN publications. No question is ever too small or too daft. Any member of a group or someone interested in volunteering for a GNN group is welcome to come and join us. There is always quality coffee, delicious cakes and accessible access. The Resource Cafés are on a drop-in basis but, If you need a specific appointment (especially for private matters) either before or after the Resource Café please contact us on [email protected]

All venues have free WiFi 


Wednesday 20 February 10am-12noon - Meon Valley Hotel, Sandy Lane, Shedfield

Thursday 21 February 10am-12noon - Wyevale Garden Centre, London Road, Rake

Wednesday 27 February 10am-12noon - Wyevale Garden Centre, Barton's Road, Havant

Friday 1 March 2pm-4pm - Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch

Monday 4 March 2pm-4pm - Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst

Friday 8 March 10am-12 noon - Conkers Garden Centre, London Road, Basingstoke 

Wednesday 13 March 10am-12noon - The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey

Friday 15 March 10am-12noon - The Departure Lounge Café, Basingstoke Road, Alton

Monday 18 March 10am-12noon - Haskins Garden Centre, Mansbridge Road, West End

Wednesday 20 March 10am-12noon - Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Winchester

Wednesday 27 March 10am-12noon - Garsons Garden Centre, Fontley Road, Titchfield 

Friday 29 March 2pm-4pm - Village Hotel, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough

Venue Details: 

Brockenhurst Balmer Lawn Hotel (Main Lounge)

Location  Brockenhurst   SatNav SO42 7ZB

Conkers Garden Centre Basingstoke (Riverbank Tearoom) 

Location Basingstoke   SatNav RG24 7LJ

Farnborough Village Hotel (Main Foyer)

Location Farnborough   SatNav GU14 7BH
Note for SatNav users: Best to use Pinehurst Road rather than the postcode. The postcode will take you to a cul-de-sac where you can see the Hotel but not reach it.

Havant Wyevale Garden Centre (Café)

Location Havant  SatNav PO9 5NA

Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop (The Apache Café)

Location Middle Wallop SatNav SO20 8DY

No need to buy a museum ticket - go straight to the first floor Apache Café via the external entrance on the right-hand side of the building.

Rake Wyevale Garden Centre (Café)

Location Rake  SatNav GU33 7JH

Shedfield Meon Valley Hotel (formally the Marriott - in the Bar)

Location  Meon Valley Hotel  SatNav SO32 2HQ

The Bar & Lounge can a little tricky to find, but there are helpful staff to ask for directions

Access - from main reception take the lift (on the right) to the 4th floor - walk forward up a slight ramp and into the left-hand Zest Bar & Lounge Area.

Titchfield Garsons Garden Centre (Terrace Restaurant) 

Location Titchfield  SatNav PO15 6QX

The Potters Heron Ampfield (Go to reception and they will direct you)

Location Potters Heron SatNav SO51 9ZF  

The Departure Lounge Café Alton (Café)

Location Alton  SatNav GU34 4BH

The main entrance is at the right hand side of the building.

West End Haskins Garden Centre (Café)

Location West End  SatNav: SO18 3HW

Whitchurch Silk Mill (Café)

Location Silk Mill SatNav RG28 7AL

Winchester Holiday Inn (On the ground floor)

Location  Winchester  SatNav SO21 1HZ