Eastleigh Southern Parishes Older People's Forum


The final meeting

The final meeting was held on Tuesday November 15 2016 at Bursledon Village Hall. It was an ESPOPF Celebration Party to launch the latest research and to enjoy and share reminiscences of ESPOPF over 15 years.

You can download the latest and last Newsletter by clicking this link.

What is ESPOPF?

ESPOPF is an independent group of older people from Eastleigh's six southern parishes.

It provides a platform for the expression of older people's concerns on local and national issues.

It represents those concerns to statutory authorities, voluntary organizations and the wider public.

It is affiliated to the National Pensioners' Convention, Keep NHS Public and linked with many organisations working for older people.

It was established in September 2000.

If you are aged over 55 and live in Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound or West End, you are eligible to be a member.

What does ESPOPF do?

  • Newsletter
  • Open Meetings
    Bi-monthly Members' Meetings with Speakers
  • Research
    by older people into older people’s problems
  • Consultations
    ESPOPF responds to consultations sent by statutory organizations and the NHS
  • Campaigns
    • ESPOPF supports campaigns organized by 38 degrees, the National Pensioners Convention and Keep Our NHS Public.
    • Campaigned nationally and successfully with the National Pensioners Convention and Help the Aged on the free Bus Pass and Keeping Cheques with Age UK.
    • Campaigned locally on retaining travel tokens and free bus passes administered by HCC; retaining library services, especially mobile libraries; retaining free blue badge parking on HCC property; improving end of life care; patient transport; new Moorgreen NHS treatment centre; preventing cuts to tax credits.
  • Establishes splinter groups
    eg Bursledon Arts and Crafts Group, Hamble Culture Club, Hamble Valley U3A, Good Neighbour Groups.
  • Lobbying MPs
  • Culture Club
  • 100 Club


"Help in Emergencies" Questionnaire

Please complete and return the "Help in Emergencies" Questionnaire. Thank you.

Moorgreen Hospital Survey

See the update in the latest Newsletters.

Personal Alarm survey

First Researchers’ meeting on Tuesday January 26 2016 10am Bursledon Hall. All Welcome.


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Bursledon Parish Plan

Members of ESPOPF have also been involved in producing the Bursledon Parish Plan.

Click to download the Bursledon Parish Plan.

Click to view the Bursledon Parish Council Page for the Bursledon Parish Plan.


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