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Community Lottery Q&A , 14th January

To introduce the Community Lottery to those yet to discover it, and also to answer questions from those who need to know more before joining up, BVA are hosting a Q&A session at our Orchard headquarters on Tuesday the 14th of January from 17:45.

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Trustee wanted for Disability Forum

27 November 2019

The Basingstoke & District Disability (BDDF) is on an exciting journey, which you can be a part of…. The Basingstoke and District Disability Forum (BDDF) was set up in 2008 with a mission to support the local disabled community to reach its potential in Basingstoke.  With 1 in 5 people identifying as having a disability, […]

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Adult Social Care explained – Kingsclere

26 November 2019

This is the first of series of short 1hr seminars held locally to try to increase people’s awareness of Adult Social Care, who pays for it, how it is accessed, etc. They are intended for members of the public who do not know the social care sector and are intended to give them help to navigate what can be a rather confusing system at the appropriate time.

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Visa – Spending Time in the Garden

25 November 2019

If you had a choice between working in a nice, warm, dry office or outside in a torrential downpour, which one would you choose? Happily a team from Visa chose the latter and joined us on a very wet Friday at The Orchard. They came to plant 30 hedging plants (dogrose, hawthorn, hazel, crab apple, […]

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PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) Course – December

15 November 2019

A PAT course is being held at The Orchard on December 10th. This PAT test training course provides certification of competence in PAT testing, this ensures compliance with the requirements of the HSE. The course also fully complies with the IEE code of practice and is CITB approved. Places for VCO’s within Basingstoke and Deane […]

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We have a Stationery Store

14 November 2019

Thanks to Banner Business Supplies, BVA have a diverse selection of stationery and related items available to charity, community and voluntary groups for a donation.

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12 days of giving, Ecclesiastical prize draw

7 November 2019

Ecclesiastical insurance is offering the chance to win one of 120 prizes of £1,000 in their prize draw, “12 days of giving”, which will take place every weekday from the 5th December until the 20th December 2019. Entry to the prize draw is free.

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Starting School in September 2020

5 November 2019

If your child is 4 or will turn 4 before 1 September 2020, they can start school in September 2020. Applications open for Hampshire residents on 1 November 2019. THE NATIONAL CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS WEDS 15 JANUARY 2020. DON’T MISS IT! For more information go to

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