Places in Aldershot and Farnborough where you can go to keep warm and socialise.
Aldershot and Farnborough libraries
All libraries in Hampshire are opening their doors for people to keep warm, connect with others, work or study.
As well as books, newspapers and magazines, there is access to free WiFi and public computers, board games and jigsaw puzzles, and various events.
If you're looking for a chat or advice on where to get information, there's a free weekly community connections session at Aldershot library, on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
- Aldershot library - 109 High Street, Aldershot, GU11 1DQ
- Farnborough library - Pinehurst, Farnborough, GU14 7JZ
Aldershot places to keep warm
Warm bank at St Michael's Church
Open throughout the winter, welcoming all who could benefit from the warmth or the company.
Warm drinks and board games available. You are welcome to bring their own activities.
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Website: St Michael's Warm bank
Aldershot warm hub
Run by Salvation Army, Aldershot every Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30am to 2.30pm.
Free tea and coffee and hot soup at lunchtime.
Address: 1 North Lane, Aldershot, GU12 4QE
Website: Salvation Army, Aldershot
Open House coffee morning, Park Church
Open coffee morning every Thursday from 10.30am to 11.45am.
Address: Park Church Hall, 258 Lower Farnham Road, Aldershot, GU11 3RB
Website: Open House, Park Church
Farnborough places to keep warm
Warm space, Christ Church
Every Monday, 3.30pm to 7pm at Christ Church
Address: Christ Church, Cove Road, Cove, GU14 0EX
Website: Parish of Cove
Warm Space, Cove Methodist Church
Every Tuesday, 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
Address: 63 Cove Road, Farnborough GU14 0EL
Email email@example.com or phone 01252 517045 for more information.
Footprints soup and coffee afternoon, St John's Church
Every Wednesday, 1.30pm to 4.30pm at St John's Church. Hot refreshments provided.
Address: St John's Church, St John's Road, Farnborough, GU14 9RH
Website: St John's Church or Parish of Cove, Facebook
Warm welcome lounge
Every Thursday from 3pm to 8pm, upstairs at St Peter's Parish Centre. Hot drinks and simple refreshments available.
Address: 60 Church Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 6AP
Website: St Peter's Warm Welcome Lounge
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01252 513 111 for more details.
Altogether, Farnborough Baptist Church
Drop in for coffee, conversation, games and crafts.
Every Friday from 10.30am to early afternoon. Stay for soup lunch around midday.
Address: Farnborough Baptist Church, Queens Road, North Camp, GU14 6DX
Website: Farnborough Baptist Church
How to set up a warm space
Rushmoor Voluntary Services can provide support to you set up a warm space and to recruit volunteers. They may also be able to help you to apply for funding. Please contact Heather Chalkley or call 07484 698504 for more information.
To help guide you through the process of setting up a warm space in the community, CILIP, the library and information association, has produced a guide called A warm welcome.
Hampshire County Council is also offering help with funding for warm spaces through Leader's community grants.