The Good Neighbours Network is a network in reality not just a name.

The groups are supported and encouraged by each other to offer training, advice and events - which are all available from the Hub. One of our main methods of effective network support is through our successful local Resource Cafés. Their secret ingredients? Well, professional advice, sharing of ideas, challenges and solutions. Recent topics include recruiting and retaining volunteers, reaching volunteers through social media and connecting isolated folk through a befriending scheme.

The Local Resource Cafés are great for general advice and support, meeting other local groups and collecting any GNN publications. No question is ever too small or too daft. Any member of a group or any local resident is welcome to come and join us. There is always quality coffee, delicious cakes and accessible access. The Resource Cafés are on a drop-in basis but, If you need a specific appointment (especially for private matters) either before or after the main resource café please contact us on

The Autumn 2017 Resource Cafés will be focus on issues around mental health and we are delighted to be joined by a representative of MIND at the resource events for further insight into how to offer support and respect.

All Cafés will be interactive in fully WiFi enabled venues so do bring your tablet or laptop!


Autumn Resource Café Dates 2017


Monday September 4th, 10am - 12pm. Meon Valley Marriott Hotel, Sherfield SO32 2HQ (Zest Bar & Lounge)

Tuesday September 5th, 10am -12pm, Wyevale Garden Centre, Rake GU33 7JH (The Restaurant)

Tuesday September 12th, 10am - 12pm, The Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY (The Apache Café) - no museum ticket required

Thursday September 14th, 10am - 12pm,Wyevale Garden Centre, Havant PO9 5NA (The Restaurant)

Monday September 18th, 10am -12pm, Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB (Main Lounge)

Tuesday September 26th 2-4pm Wyevale Garden Centre, Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0Hl (Main Lounge)

Wednesday September 27th, 2-4pm  The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 9ZF (Main Bar & Restaurant)


Tuesday October 3rd, 2-4pm Haskins Garden Centre, Gaters Hill, Mansbridge Road, West End SO18 3HW ( The Restaurant)

Wednesday October 4th, 10am -12pm Departure Lounge Café, Alton GU34 4BH (Main Café) 

Wednesday October 4th, 2-4pm Holiday Inn, Winchester SO21 1HZ (Main Foyer)

Wednesday October 11th, 2-4pm Garsons Garden Centre, Titchfield PO15 6QX (The Terrace Restaurant)

Thursday October 12th, 2-4pm The Potters Heron, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 9ZR ( main bar & restaurant) 


Wednesday October 18th 2-4pm. Farnborough Urban Village Resort Hotel, Farnborough GU14 7BF (Main Foyer)

Monday October 23rd 2-4pm . Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB (Main Lounge)

Wednesday October 25th 2-4pm  - 12pm. Wyevale Garden Centre, Rake GU33 7Jh (The Restaurant)

Venue Details

Farnborough Village Hotel

Location Farnborough   SatNav GU14 7BH
Note for SatNav users: Best to use Pinehurst Road rather than the postcode. The postcode will take you to a cul-de-sac where you can see the Hotel but not reach it.

Rake Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Rake  SatNav GU33 7JH

Shedfield (Meon Valley) Marriott Hotel

Location  Marriott  SatNav SO32 2HQ

The Zest Bar & Lounge can a little tricky to find, but there are helpful staff to ask for directions

Access - from main reception take the lift (on the right) to the 4th floor - walk forward up a slight ramp and into the left-hand Zest Bar & Lounge Area.

Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop- The Apache Café

Location Middle Wallop SatNav SO20 8DY

No need to buy a museum ticket - go straight to the first floor Apache Café via the external entrance on the right-hand side of the building.

Havant Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Havant  SatNav PO9 5NA

Brockenhurst Balmer Lawn Hotel

Location  Brockenhurst   SatNav SO42 7ZB

Sherfield  on Loddon Wyevale Garden Centre

Location Sherfield on Loddon   SatNav RG27 0HL

The Potters Heron Ampfield

Location Potters Heron SatNav SO51 9ZF  

 The Departure Lounge Café Alton

Location Alton  SatNav GU34 4BH

The main entrance is at the right hand side of the building.

 Winchester Holiday Inn

Location  Winchester  SatNav : SO21 1HZ

West End Haskins Garden Centre

Location West End  SatNav: SO18 3HW

Titchfield Garsons Garden Centre

Location Titchfield  SatNav PO15 6QX