Havant Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair 2018

The hugely popular Havant Older Persons Information Fair will take place this summer on a much bigger scale at a new venue, The Beacon at the Meridian Centre in Havant. This year the Havant Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair will bring all members of the community together. 

Organised by local MP Alan Mak, last year the event attracted more 1,000 visitors interested in finding out more about the range of services that are on offer to senior citizens across the constituency.

Taking place on Friday 3rd August from 10am to 2pm, it is expected to feature exhibitors who provide help, support or activities for both older people and other members of the community, from statutory bodies to charities to community groups and clubs. Those confirmed as attending include Age UK, Hampshire Constabulary, Diabetes UK, Hampshire County Council, Citizens Advice Havant, The National Citizenship Service and the McCarthy and Stone.

The Fair is open to everyone and no prior registration or booking is needed, with attendees encouraged to drop-in anytime on the day. 

Local MP Alan Mak said: “Last year my first Older Persons Information Fair was a big success, and proved popular in the community, so I decided to make it bigger. It should be a great day showcasing the very best of what Havant has to offer its residents as well as signposting essential services.

“Hopefully, the Fair will be as fantastically supported as last year, and I hope to meet many residents again on the day.”

Ruth Scott, Centre manager of The Beacon said: "We are very pleased to be hosting this Community and Older Person's Fair at the Beacon this year as it is such a pleasant and accessible venue, right in the heart of Havant. It is part of our church ethos that we actively support those in need in our local community, which we do through Beacon Food Bank and Beacon Lounge but there is so much else happening in our community for people of all ages to get involved in, so it is very useful to have everyone together in one place so people can see what a variety of activities and support is available. Havant is an active and friendly place so it's good to see so much on offer."

Rob Fryer, Meridian Centre Manager said: ''The Meridian Centre will be delighted on Friday August 3rd to stage the Community Local Information Fayre here on our malls. We believe our centre is at the very heart of the Havant community and we welcome this opportunity to support these exhibitors in providing valuable information to the general public.''

The event is being supported by Age UK as a community partner, as well as the National Citizenship Service who will have volunteers helping throughout the day. 

If you are interested in exhibiting on the day then please email alan.mak.mp@parliament.uk

Date & Venue

Friday 3rd August 2018

The Beacon, Meridian Centre, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1UN


The Fair will run from 10am to 2pm


Find below a list of some of the confirmed exhibitors that will attend the event:

Open Sight

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Hampshire County Council - Connect to Support Hampshire

Community First

Home Library Service

Diabetes UK

Age UK Portsmouth 

Hampshire Constabulary - Road Safety 

Stroke Association

Pensions Advisory Service

Hitting the Cold Spots (Environmental Centre)

Citizens Advice Havant

McCarthy and Stone

Glanvills LLP

The Road Safety Team, Hampshire County Council

Macular Society

Havant Borough Talking Newspaper

Hayling Island Choir

Churchers Solicitors

Staunton Farm & Country Park

Hampshire County Council - Trading Standards

Dementia Friendly 

Horizon Leisure Centre

Action On Hearing Loss


Rowans Living Well Centre

Portsmouth Water 

Alzeimer's Society


The Princess Royal Trust for Carers In Hampshire

Stagecoach South

Apex Prime Care

MHA Portsmouth and Havant Live at Home Scheme

Woodlands Care Planning

The Cooperative Funeral Care

Peter Ashley Activity Centre

Forest of Bere Woodturners Association

Right at Home

Love Your Bones (Bone Health Specialists)


Making Space

Lucketts Travel

Community Team - Havant Borough Council

Southern Water

Bedhampton Community Centre

South Eastern Hampshire CCG

Belcher Frost Solicitors


CHS Healthcare

Warblington and Denvilles Residents Association

Swain & Co Solicitors

Utility Warehouse

Fawnhope Rest Home and Meals Delivery Service

Wessex DriveAbility

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner 

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