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 




Wednesday 5 February 10.30am-12.30pm

The Square Kitchen, Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Thursday 6 February

The Departure Lounge Café, Basingstoke Road, Alton, GU34 4BH

Monday 10 February

Rosie Lea at Setley Ridge Vineyard, Lymington Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7UF

Wednesday 12 February

Garsons Garden Centre, Fontley Road, Titchfield, PO15 6QX (Terrace Restaurant)

Friday 14 February

Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop,
Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY (Café)

Wednesday 26 February

Conkers Garden Centre, London Road, Basingstoke, RG24 7JL (Riverbank Tea Room)

Thursday 27 February

Squire’s Garden Centre, Badshot Lea Road, Farnham, GU9 9JX (Café)

Monday 2 March

The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey, SO51 9ZF (Go to reception and they will direct you)

Wednesday 4 March

Brambridge Park (Blue Diamond) Kiln Lane, Brambridge, SO50 6HT (Café)

Monday 9 March

Haskins Garden Centre, Mansbridge Road, Gaters Hill, West End, SO18 3HW (Café)

Wednesday 11 March

Rake Garden Centre (Blue Diamond), London Road, Rake, GU33 7JH (Café)

Wednesday 18 March

Dobbies Garden Centre, Barton's Road, Havant, PO9 5NA (Café)

For more information please do contact our administrator Nicky Dodd. 

Venue Details: 

Brambridge Park (Blue Diamond) Garden Centre (Café)

Location Brambridge  SatNav SO50 6HT

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.

Rake (Blue Diamond) Garden Centre (Café) Rake

Location Rake  SatNav GU33 7JH

Rosie Lea at Setley Ridge Vineyard (Café)

Location Brockenhurst SatNav: SO42 7UF

Squire's Garden Centre Farnham (Café)

Location Farnham SatNav: GU9 9JX

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

Some images from the recent Resource Cafés touch points!