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FEBRUARY 2020 - Edition 293

We would like to keep you all informed of a meeting held on 27th January with Havant Borough Council to address serious concerns about the car park. Cllr Pike, Cllr Turner and Martin Fenwick from HBC attended the meeting to address the many problems that have been raised over the last year when a parking order came into effect. We have been reassured that they will be looking at ways to manage the car park making it more efficient. We will keep you informed of any progress.


The annual British Red Cross Quiz Night is to be held on Saturday 8th, 7pm for 7.30pm. Please come and support this worthy charity who are raising money for local Red Cross services. Entry is £10 per head to include a ploughman’s supper. To enrol your team of up to 8 quizzers, please call Paul Kennedy at the Red Cross House on 02392 465544.


The Hayling Musical Society presents ‘A Song in Time’ incorporating Hayling Youngstars and Little Stars. The show features many of the songs from the musicals including Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Matilda, Guys & Dolls, Rent, Joseph & the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Little Shop of Horrors, Singin’ in the Rain’ and many more. The show runs from Thursday 20th February, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd. There will be a Saturday Matinee starting at 2.30pm with all evening performances starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 with concessions at £8. 


We have been inundated with bookings for our fundraising ‘Table Top Sale’ to be held on Saturday 29th February. All stalls have been booked but if you wish to be added to the reserve list in case of any cancellations, please contact us. There will be such a variety of goods on offer so please come along to ‘bag a bargain’ and why not pop along to T @ the Park for a lovely tea/coffee and cake whilst you are here. The popular ‘prize every time’ Tombola stall will be running on the day. If you have any suitable prizes to donate for our Tombola it would be very much appreciated. There will be a box in reception to place your donations. Thank you.


We have an exciting list of coach trips booked for 2020, so why not come and pick up a copy of our Newsletter from Reception or check out our Facebook Coach Trip page. 

Bookings are open for our first musical show of the year ‘9 to 5’ at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The show features Dolly’s biggest hits such as ‘Always a Woman’, ‘Around Here’, ‘Get Out and Stay Out’ and the title track ‘9 to 5’. The cost is £70pp and is on Wednesday 4th March. The coach will depart from the road outside the centre at 9.30am giving you time to enjoy a bit of shopping or lunch before the matinee show. 


‘Riverdance’ celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Composer Bill Whelan has reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. The performance is at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Tuesday 14th April. The cost is £65pp. The coach will depart at 5.30pm for the 7.30pm performance. Please call the centre on 02392 467545 for more information or to book.


We have a fabulous holiday booked this year to Jersey staying at the Mayfair Hotel in St Helier which is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from the bustling shops, cafes and restaurants. It is five minutes from Howard Davis Park and a ten minute stroll to the beach at Havre des Pas. The holiday is from Monday 25th to Friday 29th May. We only have 3 twin rooms available now (twin rooms can be changed to doubles if needed) at a cost of £415.00 per person. 


We have a number of day trips coming up this year including Marwell Zoo, Goodwood Food Festival & Racing, Hever Castle, the musicals Buddy, Beautiful and the Lion King, Highclere Castle, Kennet & Avon Canal, Wisley Gardens, Bluebell Railway, Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland and Market, Salisbury Chirstmas Market and Peter Pan at the Kings Theatre. We also have the popular ‘Turkey & Tinsel’ holiday to Warner’s Littlecote running from Monday 30th Nov to Fri 4thDecember.


We have an exciting fundraising event for the Centre, a Fashion Show & Pop-Up Shop, on Saturday 14th March. This has been organised to give you the opportunity to buy some brand new clothes and accessories for over half price! Clothing will be from high street brands, New Look, Wallis, M&S to name but a few. The fashion show will consist of ladies clothes, handbags, shoes and we will also have side stalls selling these and other items. Tickets are priced at £6 per person or £15 for 3 tickets Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 start. 


BY TINA LAMBERT – Administrator

Buy a Chair Scheme

Hayling Island Community Centre Association is a registered charity and since it was formed in 1981 it has been providing opportunities, events, clubs, classes and courses for the entire community of Hayling. The Centre is very well supported and has over 2000 visitors each week. 


The Centre is completely self supporting with no grants or funding, which means we are constantly fundraising for our next project. This time we need to raise approximately £8,000 to replace the blue folding hall chairs, which had to be removed due to safety issues. We are currently borrowing chairs from the Businessmen’s Club, but these are not easy to manoeuvre and we need to return them soon.


The Buy a Chair scheme has been set up to help us raise these funds, and provide the chance for members, visitors, groups and organisations to show their support. Each chair costs £25, and your name will be engraved onto a plaque fixed to the back of the chair.


If you would like to buy a chair for yourself or even on behalf of someone else, please contact us or call into reception or office for an order form. We really appreciate your support as always and are committed to providing a fantastic facility for the community. 


Charity Number 271878