April 2014

Rock of the pops at SNAP DC

29 April 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the SNAP DC (Say No And Phone Dance Club) on the 9th May at Fareham’s Ferneham Hall. Acts performing at the next event include local covers band ‘Rock of the Pops’ who will be performing a selection of current top 40 singles, and on the decks DJ Small Paul will be spinning popular dance anthems and popular requests.Director Community at Fareham Borough Council, Martyn George said: “The nightclub style dance event for 11-16 year olds, organised by the Community and Safety Partnership, is a great chance for teenagers to hear local bands and DJs in a safe environment.”SNAP discos are alcohol and drug free events. Tickets cost £6 and are available in advance only via the Ferneham Hall Box Office, tel: 01329 231942.


Free Dog Chipping In Fareham & Gosport

28 April 2014

The Dogs Trust in partnership with the Fareham and Gosport Environmental Health Partnership will be offering free micro chipping for dogs during May. Microchipping is a small implant the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is coded with a unique number that can be read by scanners that help identify lost or stolen pets and return them to their owners.You can get your dogs microchipped by the Dogs Trust between 10am -3pm at the following:
Friday 2 May – Fareham Park Recreation Ground, Henry Cort Drive, Fareham
Sunday 4 May – Stokes Bay Sea Front, Gosport (On foreshore near the Sailing Club)
Thursday 15 May – Forton Recreation Ground, Dukes Road, Gosport
Sunday 18 May – Hill Head Foreshore, Salterns Rd, Fareham (On Open space by the Seafarers Sailing Club)

Head of Environmental Health at Fareham Borough Council, Ian Rickman said: “I would encourage dog owners to take up the free micro chipping service. We aim to get as many dog owners as possible to microchip their pets before the 6th April 2016, when new legislation makes micro chipping compulsory for all dogs in England.”

More information about the Dogs Trust and micro chipping can be found online at www.chipmydog.org.uk/


Free fun for children this Easter

8 April 2014

Fareham Borough Council is pleased to announce that the Play Rangers are back by popular demand for the Easter holidays. Play Rangers provide free outdoor activity sessions for 0-12 year olds at various locations across the Borough. Y services who run the sessions will be offering Easter egg hunts, parachute games, crafts, football and other team games.
This week the Play Rangers will be at:

Wednesday, 9.30 – 11.30am Behind Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham

Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30pm at Stubbington Recreation Ground, Bells Lane, Stubbington (if wet Crofton Community Centre).

Friday, 9.30 – 11.30am outside Portchester, Westlands Grove, Portchester.

Friday 1.30 – 3.30pm at Bath Recreation Ground, Bath Lane, Fareham.
For more details and precise locations please visit www.fareham.gov.uk

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Conservative Councillor Connie Hockley, said “Now in its third year, the Play Rangers have provided free and fun play sessions for hundreds of children in parks and green spaces across the Borough. It’s always great to see children enjoying themselves and getting active in the fresh air and hopefully, sunshine.”

All sessions are subject to weather conditions. If a session is cancelled, a notice will be placed near the session venue. Children under 8 years old must be supervised by their parent, carer or a responsible adult. Parents remain responsible for their children (regardless of age) at all times.


Fareham Borough Council supports the Big Lunch 2014

3 April 2014

On 1st June hundreds of communities around the country will be holding street parties as part of the Big Lunch and Fareham Borough Council would like yours to be one of them.Since 2009, on the first Sunday in June, millions of people have been enjoying the pleasure of sharing good food and company with those living nearest to them by organising anything from small garden gatherings to traffic stopping street parties.To make participation as widespread as possible Fareham Borough Council is offering advice on how to organise an event of any size and streamlining the process for anyone interested applying to hold a street party or hosting a Big Lunch event using a public space.
Executive member for Leisure and Community, Conservative Cllr Connie Hockley, has said of the event “The idea of sitting down with your own neighbours in your own street is a lovely idea and one we look forward to promoting. Not all street parties will need to submit an application to hold a small event and for those that do we intend to make the process as straightforward as possible.”

Fareham Borough recommend that anyone interested in organising an event as part of the Big Lunch visit www.fareham.gov.uk/biglunch for more information.