Herald - Issue 387

Page 4 • The HERALD • 2nd April 2020 v SEND ALL YOUR LOCAL NEWS TO THE HERALD v • Fully Insured Staff • Weekly, Fortnightly and One Off Cleans • End of Tenancy and House Moving Cleans • All your Domestic Chores Undertaken • A Friendly, Professional and Reliable Service • We supply all our own Tools/Products Other Services include: • Ironing • Oven Cleaning • Call Liz or Arianne for a Very Competitive Quote! 023 8098 7725 or 07774 241099 www.sparklingdomesticservices.co.uk • enquiries@sparklingdomesticservices.co.uk Frome Cottage, 252 Ringwood Road, Totton, Southampton SO40 8EB Domestic Services ~ Established Since 2002 ~ WE SPECIALISE IN CLEANING FOR THE ELDERLY (TO INCLUDE BED CHANGING AND LAUNDRY SERVICE) A.M.H. Handyman Services Internal & External Painting All aspects of DIY Work • Flat Pack Assembly Power Washing: Driveways, Patios, Paths & Decking Gutter, Fascia Boards & Window Cleaning Call or email Andy for a free estimate Tel: 07961 443623 handyandyharding@gmail.com Local and Reliable TRU-FLOW PLUMBING SERVICES For all your Domestic Plumbing, Tiling, Painting and Decorating Requirements • Fully Insured • Discounts for Senior Citizens Please Contact Andy Tel: 023 8087 0145 • Mobile: 07962 590089 • Any distance undertaken: minimum fare £10 • Highly Competitive Prices • Friendly, Reliable Service • Male & Female Drivers • Comfortable 6 Seater Vehicles • Advance Bookings Taken Before Booking Elsewhere please call us for a free quotation 07770 967198 or 023 8194 8754 www.kazcarz.co.uk Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH First Anniversary Celebration at The Crossings On 20th February St. John’s Church Hall at Marchwood was lled with trustees, members of the management committee and volunteers, new and old, from the Crossings Charity. is was to celebrate its rst anniversary. It was a great opportunity for supporters to meet, exchange views and learn from each other. Project Leader Andy Clarke looked at what had been achieved over the last year and set out the charity’s plans and aspirations for the coming twelve months. A very friendly and successful meeting was topped by a generous and tempting bu et and celebration cake. anks go to Rosemary for her time and e orts in preparing such a spread. e Crossings is a registered charity whose aim is to provide help and advice to anyone in the Waterside and eastern New Forest area who is homeless or threatened with the loss of their accommodation. is represents a very real problem locally. e District Council does what it can but there is a need to provide help and guidance to persons facing the threat of homelessness. Who should they approach? What are their options? Help with online applications. e Crossings provides a drop in centre in the Jordan room at St Johns Church Hythe on Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm and on Saturdays between 10am and 12.15pm. Experienced volunteers from various backgrounds are available for anyone who is homeless, sofa sur ng or with housing or associated bene t problems. Discussions are con dential. A cup of tea and a listening ear are always available. e Crossings has made good progress in the last year in building working relationships with the various agencies involved with homelessness issues. ey have also seen some success in e orts to help visitors to the centre either resolving accommodation problems or even rehousing. e centre advisors enjoy a great team spirit and have forged good relationships with the men and women who seek their help or just drop in for a cuppa and a chat. If you have housing problems or issues that you feel they can help with, do call in to the centre or contact them on 07486 551 272 or email info@thecrossings.org.uk The Crossings 1st birthday social MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR As I am writing this on Wednesday 18th March, I am aware there will be many of our readers who will be in isolation over the coming weeks. I know how important ‘ e Herald’ is to so many of you in our community, so I would like to let you know that if you are unable to access the next few issues online at www. herald-publishing.co.uk or get hold of a paper copy, please call us on 023 8084 5700 and we will do our best to arrange a delivery free of charge. We hope you all stay safe and well. Take care. Ruth