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Community Events and Information

Spotlight summer holiday clubs



Spotlight performing arts holiday club


Foodbank food drive for Spotlight UK foodhub


Half term and Jubilee events in Basingstoke town centre


Love Basingstoke has a range of free half term activities on in the town centre, including balloon making, brick building, storytelling and arts and crafts with a Jubilee theme. The programme of events can be found here.


To celebtrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, there will be a Big Picnic in the War Memorial Park on Sunday 5 June. Expect fun and entertainment for all the family, including performances from Levantes Dance High Tea (with a twist), a BMX show, giant outdoor games, installations, workshops and walkabouts. More information can be found here.


Families magazine May/June 2022 edition - is available to view here.

Free English classes for parents and carers who speak other languages

Spotlight It's a Knockout!


Love Basingstoke at Christmas


Love Basingstoke have lots of FREE festive activities and events for family fun in the town centre this Christmas. The free activities include light projections, Christmas markets, craft workshops, festive walkabouts and more.


Please see the links below to a guide of ‘What’s On’ from Love Basingstoke Presents;

Christmas event guide - (this is best viewed in full screen)

What’s on -


The programme of activities is supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, the government’s Welcome Back Fund, Arts Council England, Without Walls and Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Spotlight classes




Spotlight party for Year 3 children

Spotlight party for Year 6 children

Plea to help local charity!


Spotlight is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK - but first they need online votes to win.


Persimmon Homes Thames Valley is backing Spotlight to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.


Spotlight said: “We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost. The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.


“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to the communities we support on a daily basis.”


Voting could not be simpler. Just visit and select Spotlight - it would mean the world to us if we could have your support.”


Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.


Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.


Online voting opened on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.

To support Spotlight please visit

Hockey Heroes - new club

Local Scouts group

A local Scouting group has spaces for Beavers and Cubs age 6-10. Contact details on the below flyer!


Community Food Pantry

A new Community Food Pantry is open at Westside Community Centre on a Wednesday morning. It's a scheme that aims to help people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills, providing advice and developing new skills. To find out more, pop down on a Wednesday!

Families Magazine - Hampshire North

The March/April edition of the magazine is available to view here.

Free Easter activities

Books and Brunch at Basingstoke Discovery Centre



Spotlight Christmas stocking fillers for the elderly appeal


Tesco Christmas Gift Appeal


Chelsea FC Half-Term Soccer School

Age: 5-13

VENUE: Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Rd, Basingstoke RG21 3HF

Dates: Monday 26th October – Wednesday 28th  October

Timings: Morning session only: 08:45-12:00


Course code: SS-QMC-H-36


Age: 5-13

VENUE: Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Rd, Basingstoke RG21 3HF

Dates: Monday 26th October – Wednesday 28th  October

Timings: Afternoon session only: 13:00-16:00


Course code: SS-QMC-H-37


Hampshire Cultural Trust - what's on this half term

Hampshire Healthy Families - free workshops


New sports clubs from Spotlight




Safe4me Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Hampshire Police is available here

New Basingstoke under 10's girls football team


ChatHealth - a text message advice service from the School Nursing Team


Parents/carers of children between the ages of 5-19 years old can use a new text advice service from School Nursing. Text your message to 07507 332417 (charged at normal rate) and the school nurse will reply within one working day. They can offer advice and support about general health and well-being issues such as behaviour, toileting, sleep and healthy lifestyles. They will be able to signpost to other services if necessary. The service is available Mon-Thurs 9.00am - 4.30pm and Fri 9.00am - 4.00pm.

New crisis line for children and young people aged 11-17 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health


Information about temporary changes to waste collections and updates to other services from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council


COVID-19 Community hub:


COVID-19 - Bins and recycling:


COVID-19 - Council tax:


COVID-19 guidance for businesses:


COVID-19 - advice for licensed drivers:


Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus:


Staying at home during social distancing - noise and bonfires advice:


Online payments: