East Anglia passengers to benefit from smart ticketing roll out

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Passengers commuting from East Anglia and Essex to London will soon benefit from the ease and flexibility provided by smart tickets, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today (26 March 2015). Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia has committed to providing its passengers with a smart ticket offer, under an agreement signed with the Department for Transport. […]

SAVS Newsletter Issue 4 2014/2015

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Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) have issued their latest newsletter. Contents of this newsletter include: First Timebanking Exchange A day in the life Mindfulness Business Engagement Youth Volunteering Charity Shop To view/download this newsletter, please click on the link below: SAVS Newsletter Issue 4 2014/15 Further Reading Follow SAVS: Website, Twitter Source Information courtesy […]

Anything Goes by the Essex Police Musical Society Supporting Farleigh Hospice & Safer Places

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Please click here to book your tickets online. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets by printing off and sending the completed booking form together with your stamped addressed envelope to: EPMS Box Office, 7 Iris Close, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 6XS Further Reading Follow EssexPolice Musical Society: Website, Twitter, Facebook Source Essex Police Musical Society

Unemployed gay man claims he was shamed for wearing “Nobody knows I’m gay” T Shirt to job centre

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In today’s society there should be no discrimination for people who are gay, straight, bisexual, male, female, religious or non religious. We are all equal. The sad reality is that there is discrimination. Discrimination against people who are gay or lesbians is called homophobia and today there appears to be some of this happening. We […]

A short interview with a polio victim

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Q: SO MR AHMED TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. A: I AM AHMED SAID HAMED ALHARRAISI, BORN IN 9TH AUGUST,1986. I AM CURRENTLY STUDYNG MASTERS IN FINANCE AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY. I AM FROM OMAN AND THIS IS MY FIRST TIME ABROAD. Q: SO, MR AHMED I HAVE HEARD THAT POLIO HAS BEEN ERADICATED PARTIALLY IN OMAN. […]

Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera’s childhood had ups and down. Her father was physically and emotionally abusive to her and her mother, which made things tough. Her technique for dealing with this was escaping using music, and was musical whilst growing up. Other things happened which made things difficult for her, such as being bullied at school. By […]

Healthwatch Southend March 2015 E-Bulletin

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Healthwatch Southend have issued their March 2015 e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: Departures and arrivals New Healthwatch Southend report tracks developments in local Autism and Asperger’s services Healthwatch Southend during the election period HOT-TIA nets hospital award for stroke innovation Southend Hospital needs volunteers Learn about the Care Act and how it affects you […]

Let’s Meet & Make it Happen – free Community Action Bootcamp – 28th April 2015

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  Please click here to book your place. When: April 28th 2105, 10.00am – 3.00pm Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ Further Reading Let’s Meet and Make it Happen Information Sheet Chelmsford CVS – Let’s Meet and  Make it Happen Source Lorraine Jarvis, Chelmsford CVS, Centre Supporting Voluntary Action

Voluntary Activity Template

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Recent discussions at the Essex Partnership Board have highlighted the importance of local voluntary sector activities and the Board are keen to know what is happening already, where there are gaps or issues of capacity. Please help us to demonstrate a rich picture by completing and returning the attached Template by 17th April: Download Voluntary Mapping […]

Libraries set to promote new Support Services Directory

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Southend Libraries are teaming up with AGE Concern Southend-on-Sea to spread the word about a new publication called “Support Services Directory 2015”. This free, twenty page directory has been developed by AGE Concern Southend-on-Sea and aims to bring together helpful information and contact details of a wide range of local services available to the local […]

In Kind Direct – donated goods for your charity

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In Kind Direct is one of The Prince’s Charities set up to support charities and non-for-profit organisations with donated goods. Goods range from cleaning products, toiletries, toys, clothes and a range of other items that can be used to run services and give to the people you support. Items are all new and good quality but […]

Essex Community Messaging

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Essex Community Messaging (ECM) is a service which you can use to keep informed about the kind of crime and policing issues which affect you. Sign up for free to receive accurate and up-to-date information, crime prevention advice and notifications from Essex Police officers, Essex Watch liaison officers and other key partners, such as Neighbourhood Watch. Select […]

Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards

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Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations that are based in areas in the UK where Tesco has stores.  Funding is available to provide practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit either health, sustainability or opportunities for young people. Projects that […]