Resource cafés

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 and all Good Neighbours are welcome. 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 


Thursday 5 September 10.30am-12.30pm
The Square Kitchen, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Wednesday 11 September 10am-12noon
The Departure Lounge Café, Basingstoke Road, Alton, GU34 4BH

Thursday 12 September 10am-12noon
*Dementia Awareness* Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB

Friday 13 September 10am-12noon
Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY

Wednesday 18 September 10am-12noon
Garsons Garden Centre, Fontley Road, Titchfield, PO15 6QX (Terrace Restaurant)

Thursday 19 September 10am-12noon
Conkers Garden Centre, London Road, Basingstoke, RG24 7JL (Riverbank Tea Room)

Friday 20 September 2-4pm
NE Hampshire, venue to be confirmed.

Monday 23 September 10am-12noon
The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey, SO51 9ZF (Go to reception and they will direct you)

Wednesday 25 September 10am-12noon
Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ

Thursday 26 September 10am-12noon
Dobbies Garden Centre, Barton's Road, Havant, PO9 5NA (Café)

Monday 30 September 10am-12noon
Haskins Garden Centre, Mansbridge Road, Gaters Hill, West End, SO18 3HW (Café)

Wednesday 2 October 10am-12noon
Wyevale Garden Centre, London Road, Rake, GU33 7JH (Café)

For more information please do contact our administrator Nicky Dodd. 

Venue Details: 

Balmer Lawn Hotel Brockenhurst

Location  Brockenhurst   SatNav SO42 7ZB

Conkers Garden Centre Basingstoke (Riverbank Tearoom) 

Location Basingstoke   SatNav RG24 7LJ

Dobbies Garden Centre (Café) Havant

Location Havant  SatNav PO9 5NA

Garsons Garden Centre (Terrace Restaurant) Titchfield

Location Titchfield  SatNav PO15 6QX

Haskins Garden Centre (Café) West End 

Location West End  SatNav: SO18 3HW

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.

The Departure Lounge Café Alton (Café)

Location Alton  SatNav GU34 4BH

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

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

Location Ampfield SatNav SO51 9ZF

The Square Kitchen, Guildhall, Portsmouth

Location Portsmouth SatNav PO1 2AB

Winchester Holiday Inn (On the ground floor)

Location  Winchester  SatNav SO21 1HZ

Wyevale Garden Centre (Café) Rake

Location Rake  SatNav GU33 7JH

Some images from the recent Resource Cafés touch points!