The Good Neighbours Network is a network in reality not just in name.

Dates for the first round of Resource Cafés in 2018:

June 2018

Wednesday 6th June, 10am – 12noon
Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, Shedfield, SO32 2HQ (Zest Bar & Lounge).

Wednesday June 6th, 2 – 4pm
The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY (The Apache Café - no museum ticket required)

Thursday 7th June, 2 – 4pm
Wyevale Garden Centre, Rake, GU33 7JH (The Restaurant)

Monday June 11th, 2 – 4pm
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst, SO42 7ZB (Main Lounge)

Monday June 18th, 2 – 4pm
Wyevale Garden Centre, Havant, PO9 5NA (The Restaurant)

Friday June 22nd, 10am - 12noon
Conkers Garden Centre, London Rd, Basingstoke, RG24 7LJ (NOTE NEW VENUE) 

Tuesday June 26th, 10am - 12noon
The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey, SO51 9ZF (Main Bar & Restaurant)

Thursday 28th June, 10am - 12noon
Departure Lounge Café, Alton, GU34 4BH (Main Café)


Monday July 2nd, 10am – 12noon
Haskins Garden Centre, Gaters Hill, Mansbridge Road, West End, SO18 3HW (The Restaurant)

Wednesday July 4th, 10am - 12noon
Holiday Inn, Winchester, SO21 1HZ (Main Foyer)

Wednesday 11th July, 10am - 12noon
Garsons Garden Centre, Titchfield, PO15 6QX (The Terrace Restaurant)

Thursday 12th July, 2 - 4pm
Farnborough Urban Village Resort Hotel, Farnborough, GU14 7BF (Main Foyer)

How do the Resource Cafés work?

The 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 any local resident 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 Cafés are interactive in fully WiFi enabled venues so do bring your tablet or laptop!

Venue Details

Farnborough Village Hotel

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.

Rake Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Rake  SatNav GU33 7JH

Shedfield (Meon Valley) Marriott Hotel

Location  Marriott  SatNav SO32 2HQ

The Zest 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.

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.

Havant Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Havant  SatNav PO9 5NA

Brockenhurst Balmer Lawn Hotel

Location  Brockenhurst   SatNav SO42 7ZB

Sherfield  on Loddon Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Sherfield on Loddon   SatNav RG27 0HL

The Potters Heron Ampfield

Location Potters Heron SatNav SO51 9ZF  

The Departure Lounge Café Alton

Location Alton  SatNav GU34 4BH

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

Winchester Holiday Inn

Location  Winchester  SatNav : SO21 1HZ

West End Haskins Garden Centre

Location West End  SatNav: SO18 3HW

Titchfield Garsons Garden Centre

Location Titchfield  SatNav PO15 6QX