The theme for national Volunteers' Week 2013 (1-7 June) this year was "Time to say thank you" and Volunteer Centre Eastleigh did just that at a Certificate Presentation in the Mayor's Parlour at Eastleigh Civic Offices on Wednesday 5 June.
Forty-eight volunteers, who live or volunteer in the Borough of Eastleigh, were nominated by 11 voluntary organisations to receive certificates from the Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Malcolm Cross. The presentation was a formal acknowledgement by the mayor that volunteering makes a crucial contribution to binding our communities, building cooperation and trust between individuals and helping to make our communities better places in which to live and work.
Eleven organisations were represented at the presentation this year: Eastleigh Good Neighbours, Eastleigh Healthwalks, Eastleigh Museum, Eastleigh Shopmobility, Signposts Mailing Group, Home-Start, Lifeline, The Multi-Arts Group from Wildern School, and One Community Day Centres, Transport and Community Development.
Photographic Competition 2013
Please join with One Community and our sponsors First Wessex Housing and take part in a borough wide photographic competition to celebration how special your neighbourhood is. It is not about how beautiful it is but what happens within it.
We will be looking for pictures taken during 2013 that show why your neighbourhood is remarkable.
• Highlight how it can be fun to live here
• Show how people care about their local community
We need pictures that ‘speak a thousand words!'
The winning pictures will be judged by panel of judges and prizes awarded at One Community's AGM on 24th September 2013.
1st Prize - £100 for the photographer
2 runners up prizes of £50 for the photographers
How to Enter
You don't need to be a professional! Just contact One Community for an entry form. We can only accept electronic images. Images submitted should be a maximum of 8" x 6" (20cm x 15cm) 2000 x 1500 pixels and no larger than 1 mega byte (as you'll crash our system!) Images can be colour or black and white - the choice is yours! You must be the author of all parts of your photo. Stock photos are forbidden. Photo must be in JPEG format. Please no borders or text
Please ensure you send no more than 1 image per entry and a maximum of 2 entries per photographer. Almost as important as the image is the title of your picture - please ensure the image is clearly labelled with an identifiable title.
Closing Date: Noon on Monday 9th September 2013
Please note - it is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure that the images entered into the competition can be publicly displayed via a variety of mediums.
Please follow this link to download an entry form
38 Degrees and One Community Hustings
The hustings event
organised by 38 Degrees and One Community on Tuesday 26 February was a great
success. There was standing room only for many in the Sports Hall at Pavilion
on the Park in Eastleigh, as the public filled the hall to hear from the
bi-election candidates and quiz them on the issues that concerned them.
Candidates on the platform were Mike Thornton (Liberal Democrats), Diane James
(UKIP) and John O’Farrell (Labour). Other candidates among the 14 standing in
the bi-election, Colin Bex (Wessex Regionalist) and Iain Maclennan (National
Health Action), also addressed the audience.