News Timeline 

Clearing up the Car Park flowerbeds at Portchester Precinct, Monday August 8th 2016

A team of young volunteers from the National Citizenship scheme (accompanied by PCA volunteers) worked incredibly hard to make the precinct car park flowerbeds looks great once again. Many thanks to the volunteers for their time and effort, Community Action Fareham for organising the volunteer opportunity, to Streetscene, Fareham Borough Council for providing gardening equipment and collecting 21 bags of garden waste (WOW) and finally the Fairshare FoodCloud based at Tescos Port Solent for providing food for lunch. I think you can all agree, the hard work has paid off and the flowerbeds now look wonderful!


Portchester Open Art Exhibition. Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2016

PCA held an open art exhibition to celebrate the creative talent of Portchester. Exhibitors were aged from 2 years old to 95 years young! Everyone who attended was overwhelmed by the high quality of the paintings. Thank you to all of those involved for making the exhibition such a wonderful new event for Portchester. Many thanks especially to Gerry & Jean Kelly for working so hard to organise the exhibition.




Portchester Community Association AGM July 14th 2016


Saturday 25th June 2016, Art class has a drawing lesson at Portchester Castle.



Portchester Gala 18th June 2016




'Clean for the Queen' Friday 4th March 2016

Portchester Community Association working in partnership with Fareham Borough Council and Fareham in Bloom volunteer team on Friday 4th March 2016 to 'Clean for the Queen'. Many thanks to all workers and volunteers involved, we managed to completely re-vamp 3 flower beds in the precinct car park, re-paint many of the benches and do a massive litter sweep all within one day. We think the difference looks amazing! Also thank you to the little helpers from Andy Pandy Pre-School.

Christmas Party at Tea Dance 2015

Christmas lights switch on at Portchester Precinct - 04/12/15

Children in Need - 13th November 2015

A big well done to Andy Pandy Pre-school for raising a total of £51.63 for Children in Need with their penny line and donations.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - 25th September 2015

The Macmillan Coffee morning held at the hub on Friday 25 September was a massive success, we raised a grand total of £107! Thank you to everyone who attended and our wonderful volunteers for organising such a lovely morning

26th August 2015

 Pre-launch of Portchester Remembered 1938-1948 project

 

Portchester Gala - 20th June 2015

May 2015

 

Many thanks to all of our members, volunteers and everyone else involved for making our AGM a great success. It was an evening to remember!

19th May 2015

During our successful AGM last night, we awarded two of our committed volunteers to thank them for the vast amount of work on the Community Hub they have done over the year. They have both dedicated so much time and energy on getting our new home up and running, so thank you Nick and Den.

April 2015


Crafty PIP visited the children at Andy Pandy Pre-school to give them some hand made Easter gifts. As you can see, the children were delighted.

March 2015

Happy Birthday to one of our regular tea dance members, Pat who celebrated her 80th Birthday with the group last Friday. Best Wishes from us all at PCA Pat

11th March 2015

Members of the public have been visiting Portchester Community Hub this morning
to complete the Fareham Policing Priorities online Survey.  PCSO Kim, John and Dave
together with PC Andy were on hand to provide assistance this morning and
PCA provided free refreshments for those taking part.
The survey remains available on the community accesscomputers at the Hub until
31st March 2015 should anyone wish to have their say.  The survey focuses on how
you see policing in this neighbourhood and how you would like to see things in the
future. PCA volunteers are available to assist - please just ask for help.


December 2014
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December 2014
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December 2014
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December 2014
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November 2014
Portsmouth News

Sarah Moss manager of Portchester Community Association was delighted to receive this year’s Portchester Society’s biennial award for work in the community presented at their packed annual General Meeting on 4 November 2014.
The award was presented by the previous recipient Peter Hoade on behalf of Portchester Community Care Group, a solely volunteer-run service. Peter said “Our service, far from being little-used is in constant demand. We have transported over 700 clients from Portchester to hospital or GP appointments this year and been kept very busy”. Peter thanked all his volunteers on whom the Care Group depends with an appeal for more drivers and organisers for this very valued community service.
Mrs Judy Sherry, Secretary to the Portchester Society then introduced this year’s award recipient, Sarah Moss. Judy described Sarah’s untiring and diligent work in the community in securing the future of Portchester Community Association by steering it through a major restructure and refocus while keeping its many activities and projects afloat. In particular she commented on Sarah’s commitment by negotiating and surpassing many legal difficulties with the lease on the building which has now become the Portchester Community Hub – a remarkable achievement. All this was undertaken while ensuring the Portchester Gala continued as a major event in the Portchester calendar and working with local traders to form the Portchester Traders Association; the provision of the precinct Christmas tree and lights and organisation of the lights switch-on event.
In presenting the award plaque to PCA manager Sarah Moss Peter Hoade said: “It is an honour to present this award to someone known to myself as a fellow worker in the community”. Sarah replied “Peter has said that without volunteers none of this would happen! I do so agree and first must thank all the many amazing volunteers and members of the community who have supported Portchester Community Association in our battles and challenges over the past few years. Many have given their time unstintingly and continue to support us now. They have been absolutely magnificent. I do not live in Portchester, but when I took the job in 2007 I was then as now bowled over by the vibrant community spirit. That is what kept me going – and it’s what kept the Community Association going - we could have given up 2 years ago with the loss of the new centre and again this year, with finding and negotiating the lease but the community kept PCA alive and positive. The Portchester Gala alone requires over 70 volunteers each year to facilitate the event and many more participate from their own groups. When fully open the Hub will provide a venue for all local community groups to fundraise, promote themselves and recruit volunteers as well as for PCA’s own activities. Thank you to the Portchester Society for recognising the achievements of PCA. I am honoured to receive this award and in accepting it I do so on behalf of all the many volunteers at PCA who make it such a great place to work”.

(Note: The Portchester Society was formed in 1978 with the aim of promoting the well being of the residents of the ancient village of Portchester. It currently has over 120 members of all ages and from all sections of the community). 

Portchester Gala 2014
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The Portchester Hub continues to thrive



From opening Portchester Hub in the village precinct just over a year ago, Portchester Community Association (PCA) will shortly move into a new permanent base almost opposite its current location.  “This is really great news” said Sarah Moss, PCA Manager; “all our services are in great demand so the new premises provides more room to operate from”.  Popular new activities include chess and table tennis while PCA volunteers recently completed training in Dolphin software to support visually impaired people in using computers.  Although many activities are run in outreach locations including Portchester and Highslopes Community Centres and Portchester library, Sarah says Portchester Hub is the place people gravitate to for information on an eclectic mix of topics.  Volunteers are key to successfully meeting most requests.  “We’ve been asked about adapted bathrooms, football fixtures, keeping horses, emailing maps abroad, passport forms, furniture-stripping, making a will, hospital appointments, knitting services (we found one!) and frequently, bus times.   Providers often assume everyone goes online –which isn’t true.  We do help people access online help (often recruiting them to our “IT for beginners” class), but many need information the old-fashioned way –face-to-face with a friendly person.   Although not funded for this there isn’t really anywhere else locally people can go and be sure of a positive response no matter what the question.  We never provide advice we aren’t qualified to but we’re good at unpicking and explaining issues and then signposting appropriately when specialist information is needed”.  Meanwhile, local residents enjoy some 20 activities covering sport, arts and leisure learning from PCA.  “Not only that but it’s nearly Gala time” said Sarah.  “Entries are flooding in so book now for the best Gala yet.  Meanwhile, we’re excited about being able to continue serving the community.  Portchester Hub will be closed for two weeks while the move takes place but all PCA (and Gala) information is at www.portchesterca.org.uk and contacts remain live by phone 023 9221 0048, email admin@portchesterca.org.uk , or “liking” Facebook “Portchester Community Association”

31st March 2014



3rd February 2014
Article in Stay Local


 

From opening Portchester Hub in the village precinct just over a year ago, Portchester Community Association (PCA) will shortly move into a new permanent base almost opposite its current location.  “This is really great news” said Sarah Moss, PCA Manager; “all our services are in great demand so the new premises provides more room to operate from”.  Popular new activities include chess and table tennis while PCA volunteers recently completed training in Dolphin software to support visually impaired people in using computers.  Although many activities are run in outreach locations including Portchester and Highslopes Community Centres and Portchester library, Sarah says Portchester Hub is the place people gravitate to for information on an eclectic mix of topics.  Volunteers are key to successfully meeting most requests.  “We’ve been asked about adapted bathrooms, football fixtures, keeping horses, emailing maps abroad, passport forms, furniture-stripping, making a will, hospital appointments, knitting services (we found one!) and frequently, bus times.   Providers often assume everyone goes online –which isn’t true.  We do help people access online help (often recruiting them to our “IT for beginners” class), but many need information the old-fashioned way –face-to-face with a friendly person.   Although not funded for this there isn’t really anywhere else locally people can go and be sure of a positive response no matter what the question.  We never provide advice we aren’t qualified to but we’re good at unpicking and explaining issues and then signposting appropriately when specialist information is needed”.  Meanwhile, local residents enjoy some 20 activities covering sport, arts and leisure learning from PCA.  “Not only that but it’s nearly Gala time” said Sarah.  “Entries are flooding in so book now for the best Gala yet.  Meanwhile, we’re excited about being able to continue serving the community.  Portchester Hub will be closed for two weeks while the move takes place but all PCA (and Gala) information is at www.portchesterca.org.uk and contacts remain live by phone 023 9221 0048, email admin@portchesterca.org.uk , or “liking” Facebook “Portchester Community Association”

 

28th January 2014
Article in Portsmouth News

 

 

 


 

18th December 2013

Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award 

Portchester Community Association received a Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award:
Portchester Community Association is delighted to accept a cheque for £3000 from Lloyds Bank Community Fund and would like to thank all those who voted for our project.
The funding enables... the production of 50 'Bags of Support'; 5 bags each on 10 activity pack themes: (hitting/biting, toileting, new sibling, number, family, food, new school, moving and bereavement.

 


 

12th December 2013

Andy Pandy Pre-School Christmas Nativity Play.

 

 


 

6th December 2013

Christmas

'Carols Around The Christmas Tree' tree lighting up event was held at the Portchester precinct. Local school choirs performed and the The Worshipful Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford and Father Christmasn swiched on the Christams lights!

 


26th October 2013

Fareham and Portchester Camera Club's photo exhibition held at the Portchester Community Hub was opened by the Worshipful Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford and her consort Councillor Brian Bayford on the 26th of October 2013.

 

 

 

 


 

21st October 2013

Children in years 1 and 2 from Northern Infant School have made a model of Portchester village houses and shops which was being displayed at the Community Hub.

 


 

9th October 2013

We did it!  We have been awarded £10,000 to purchase IT software and laptops for the visually impaired.  A big thank you to everyone who voted.
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/lottery-funding-winners-celebrate-1-5567931

 

1st October 2013

Andy Pandy Pre-School's children received some new creepers bikes and giant magnifying glasses! These were brought with our Sainsbury’s vouchers. Thank you Everyone!

 

 


 

27th September 2013

McMillan's Coffee Morning - We raised the total of £127.74

 

 

June 2013

Portchester Gala 2013



 


 

9th March 2013

The official opening of Portchester Community Hub!