More than 140 Stockbridge residents enjoyed a delicious range of drinks and nibbles while listening to live music at Test Valley Borough Council’s Big Band Buffet event.
The Clive Fortune Big Band took centre stage to entertain the audience with a range of classic and contemporary hits.
The room was packed with representatives from local organisations on hand to offer information to attendees about everyday issues affecting them. Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Police Community Support Officers and Hampshire County Council spoke about crime prevention, fire safety and staying safe and warm during the winter months.
Hampshire County Council’s “Hitting the Cold Spots” campaign gave away more than 70 carbon monoxide alarms to residents, and community champions were also in attendance on behalf of Waitrose, Tesco and Asda.
Community and Leisure Portfolio Holder, Councillor Tony Ward, said: “I’m really pleased that the event was enjoyed by everyone who attended. It was the perfect opportunity to promote key messages about everyday topics that concern older residents. I’d like to thank the representatives from the supporting organisations who came along to provide such useful and vital information.”
In a post-event survey, the majority of people rated the event as excellent and agreed that the event allowed them to learn about local services.