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6th December 2022

Project Christmas Hours 2022

Please note that our project Christmas hours 2022 are:

Blandford Food Bank+

  • Closed on Tuesday 27th December

Christchurch Food Bank+

  • Open as usual except on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th December

Poole Food Bank+

  • Open except on Tuesday 27th December
    *Please note the change in opening hours Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December when Poole Food Bank+ will be open 10am – 12pm 

Poole Food Bank’ Satellites

  • Calvary Pentecostal Church will be closed on Wednesday 28th December
  • St Clement’s Church Hall will open on Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December, 11am – 12pm
  • St Gabriel’s Church satellite will be closing after Tuesday 13th December until further notice
  • Poole Waste Not, Want Not’s hours will be:
    – Saturday 24th December, 10am – 12pm
    – Sunday 25th – Tuesday 27th December – closed
    – Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December, 11am – 3pm
    – Saturday 31st December, 10am – 12pm
    – Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd January  – closed

Wimborne Food Bank+

  • Open as usual

Christmas food support across BCP:
You can find more information on special food support, including community meals and more during the Christmas period, on a red button on the BCP Access to Food map below.

BCP Access to Food map

Faithworks Arch

  • Half-time will be open on Friday 23rd and 30th December but closed on Monday 26th December and Monday 2nd January
  • All recovery activities and groups will stop between Monday 26th December – Monday 2nd January
    *In an emergency you can phone 07938 649577, leave a message and someone will get back to you

SMILE lone parent families

  • SMILE coffee group will meet on the 9th December and then again in the New Year on Friday 6th January
  • SMILE walking group will meet on the 14th December and then again on Wednesday 4th January

BCP Council related support – open hours over Christmas:

  • The Crisis Advice Scheme for BCP residents (see below) is open except on bank holidays and weekends. For urgent matters during out of hours or on bank holidays (that do not require 999) please contact the Adult Social Care duty team (see below).
  • Family Information Service (see below) will be open as follows:
    – Friday 23rd December until 3pm
    – Wednesday 28th December, 9am – 5pm
    – Thursday 29th December, 9am-5pm
    – Friday 30th December, 9am – 4.30pm
    *Normal service will resume on Tuesday 3rd January, 9am – 5pm
Crisis advice scheme for BCP residents
Adult Social Care emergencies
Family Information Service

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