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OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

As part of a new housing development, we feel it is our moral duty to help build this growing community and support the family within it.

 

We have begun developing strong links with our neighbouring COMMUNITY CENTRE. We have run 2 joint family BANK HOLIDAY events which have been very successful. It is great to work with the COMMUNITY CENTRE and be able to offer fun activities for our local families.

 

More information about local events and how to become involved in the local community can be found on the local community association's website:

 

http://www.ourpickettwenty.org.uk/

 

 

We also have a strong partnership with the local church, St Mary's in Andover, who visit the school on a weekly basis and lead worship for the children. We also host a POP UP CAFE here on the school site every first Saturday of the month. pls see below:  

 

3R's Pop Up Café

 

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

On the first Saturday of each month St. Mary’s Church will be running a Pop up Café at Pilgrims’ Cross School from 2pm- 4pm. They will be providing FREE tea, coffee, homemade cakes and children’s activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Development Worker

Community Development Worker 
Jenny Brain is the Community Development Worker for the Picket Twenty Development and is 
able to:

  • Provide information to residents about the development, local facilities, services & community activities in and around Andover
  • Set up and support community groups and clubs
  • Organise activities
  • Promote the Community Travel Plan and establish the travel needs of the community to confirm the infrastructure in the area is effective

Jenny also hosts the following activities at the Community Centre:

Parent & Toddler: Tuesdays 10am-11.30am

Resident Coffee afternoon: Thursdays 1pm-3pm

 

You can contact Jenny in the following ways:

Community Centre:   07876898079
Office:                        01264 368622
Email:                      
  jbrain@testvalley.gov.uk

 

The latest newsletter from Jenny can be found attached below.

 

Test Valley Borough Council also have a website devoted to Picket Twenty:

http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/communityandleisure/mylocalarea/st-mary-s/picket-twenty/

 

Pre-School Provision

 

We are building our links with the local pre-school and nursery providers, and this includes inviting the pre-school aged children to school events and also visiting them in the Summer term.

 

Our closest pre-school / nursery provision is EGG DAY NURSERY.

 

Egg Day Nursery has opened  their brand new purpose built building in Spring 2016 (this will be opposite the Community Car Park).

 

More information can be found on their website:

http://www.eggdaynursery.com/picket-twenty-andover

 

 

Picket Twenty Community Association and Forum

A brand new Community Association has just been formed. Details of their website can be found here:

 

http://www.ourpickettwenty.org.uk/

 

A community forum for Picket Twenty has also been established with a chat area, job vacancies, local trade recommendations and much more:

 

http://picket-twenty.com/

Homestart Andover and District

 

Tracy Davies is the family support worker for our area: www.home-start.org.uk

The Home Start charity offers support to families with at least 1 child under 5.

Support can be offered for many reasons including: isolation, post natal illness, bereavement, large families, multiple births, coping with a child's illness, struggling with a disability or relationship, exhaustion, unhappiness and much more.

Please contact Tracy on: 01264 362919 or 07708174912 if you would like any further details or support.

You can also email Tracy on: rafswhsandover@outlook.com or

home-start.andover@btconnect.com

Allotments

Have you ever wanted to grow your own veg? A group of residents is hoping there is enough interest to approach the town council. For more information and to register your interest, please contact:

www.picket-twenty.com

Other Useful Community Links

 

Hantsweb: Information about education and schools in Hampshire - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/learning

 

Hampshire Family Information Directory - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/familyinformationdirectory

 

Andover St Mary's Church - http://www.stmarys-andover.org.uk/

 

Local Councillor: Timothy Rolt - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/TimothyRolt/aboutme.htm?memid=ymuktr

 

Andover Town Council - http://andover-tc.gov.uk/

 

Test Valley Borough Council - http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/

 

Andover Lesiure Centre - http://www.valleyleisure.co.uk/our-centres/andover

 

Parent Pages - http://www.parentpages.co.uk/