Policing & Crime In Rural Areas

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The National Rural Crime Network are running a national survey on rural crime and policing.  Do you feel the police are visible enough? Is crime under-reported? If you reside or have a business within a rural location take a moment to complete and submit this survey. Further Reading Follow NRCN: Website, Facebook, Twitter Source Information […]

Chelmsford 4 Good – Charity Shop

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Chelmsford Community Transport (CCT) and Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action (CSVA) are working in partnership to run a charity shop to raise funds for both charities at 22 Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1LU.  Using the Chelmsford 4 Good ethos we will also offer other local charities the opportunity to share space and sell their goods […]

Training Opportunities with Thurrock ACE

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The New Thurrock Ace training programme is out with some interesting short courses. The programme includes a range of trainings that can be delivered over just a couple of hours or sometimes longer dependent on the subject, subjects have included: Basic Computer skills Introduction to Excel Creative writing public speaking volunteering Improve your customer skills […]

Healthwatch Southend May 2015 E-Bulletin

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Healthwatch Southend have issued their May 2015 e-bulletin. Contents of this e-bulletin include: Healthwatch Southend appoints new manager Come to our Healthwatch focus group for parents with children under the age of six Health Complaints Advocacy at Healthwatch Southend Southend Clinical Commissioning Group ponders the future of St Luke’s walk-in centre Southend Hospital issues statement […]

Could local businesses help your charity?

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SAVS is working with the Southend Business and Community Charter (SBCC) to encourage more businesses to support local charities and community groups. Could a local business support your organisation? A little bit of creativity is required if you want real engagement and support – don’t just ask for donations!  If you have a specific project […]

Southend has a Credit Union again

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If you not already aware, Essex Savers – the only county-wide Credit Union in Essex – now has Service Points in Southend. As well as being in the Citizens Advice Bureau, they’re also in Barclays Bank (in the High Street). And, shortly, a new Service Point will be opening in The Victoria shopping centre. See […]

DIAL Southend Newsletter

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Please click on the link below to view the very first newsletter from Dial Southend and Shop Mobility: DIAL Newsletter – May 2015 In this newsletter you will find the latest information about Dial Southend and Shop Mobility, including news, upcoming events and campaigns. Further Reading Follow DIAL Southend and Shop Mobility: Website, Facebook Source […]

Black and Minority Ethnic thematic group – 3rd June 2015

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**** LAST CHANCE TO BOOK **** Our next Black and Minority Ethnic thematic group will be taking place on Wednesday 3rd June from 5.00pm-7.00pm. We will have no guest speaker but we will discuss ideas from the last thematic group about plans for Black History Month (October). We will be discussing how the voluntary sector can have a role in putting on and/or advertising events taking […]

Safeguarding Children Training Session – 9th June 2015

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Southend LSCB are coming to SAVS on 9th June from 9.30am to 12.30pm to deliver “An Introduction to Safeguarding Children” training session. This introductory course will cover how to recognise the signs and symptoms of child abuse or neglect, and how to communicate your concerns to ensure children are safeguarded effectively. The session is essential […]