Southchurch Park Bowls Club Project

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The Southchurch Park Bowling facility is the home of a mixed club and Greenways, which is a ladies only club.  Our objectives are to ensure that lawn bowls continues to be played at the clubs by increasing membership, and to create an environment that is a social attraction for local residents, as well as a […]

Royal Voluntary Service need Office Space

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Royal Voluntary Service (Home & Well Southend) are looking for office space with 2 desks, a phone line and access to Wi-Fi. Lockable storage space is needed as we hold confidential information. Access is needed Monday to Friday from April 2016, until June 2017. Any help offered please contact Maggie Chimes – Service Manager 08710 […]

SAVS Video

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Please see the latest video from SAVS: For those of you attending our AGM on Wednesday please click here to find a profile of a new trustee to approve. Further Reading My Town Southend Follow SAVS: Website, Facebook, Twitter

News from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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TLAP co-production tree at NCASC Our stall at the National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) in Bournemouth featured a display of a ‘co-production tree of life’. Delegates were encouraged to write on leaves ways in which they would incorporate co-production into their work and pin them to the tree. We had a great response […]

New Small Grants Award 2015

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Are you a small volunteer led organisation with an annual income of less than £25,000? Do you have an interest in delivering projects that will benefit the health and wellbeing of your community? Essex County Council value the contribution that the voluntary and community sector make to improving the lives of the county’s population and […]

Looking forward to meeting you…

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Susannah, our Funding Development Officer welcomed baby James into the world – and whilst collectively congratulating Susannah and her family I wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Gemma and I will be covering Susannah’s maternity  leave until October next year. Working the same hours 9.00am  – 5.00pm Monday – Wednesday. I am […]

Michelle Mone, founder of Ultimo, blasted for claiming she loves her mental illness

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OCD affects around 12 in every 1000 people in the UK. According to NHS Direct, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. An obsession can be an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person’s mind causing feelings of anxiety, […]

Save the dream

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The story of 38 year old Guisy Versace is of strength and inspiration. She lost both her legs in a terrible automobile accident during one of her many business trips on 22 August, 2005. After more than a year’s hard work and training, Guisy started to walk again. She is also a member of the […]

News from Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)

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National Children and Adult Services Conference 2015 #ncasc15 This year TLAP had the great privilege of taking part in the opening sessions at NCASC. Isaac Samuels, a member of TLAP’s Board and Co-production Advisory Group helped kick off the proceedings alongside the presidents of ADASS and ADCS. A sub plenary presentation followed from TLAP and […]

Meet the Leader of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

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Over the coming months, the leader of the council Ron Woodley will be embarking on a series of talks with local community groups, residents and businesses to discuss the future direction of the council, its future plans and the budget challenges that it faces. If you run a resident or community forum/group/association or are holding […]

SNAP’s Christmas Jumper Day, plus more!

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SNAP’s Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 11th December Join in the festive fun with SNAP’s Christmas Jumper Day at your school, work place or with your friends and family. Find out more You give £10 – SNAP gets £20, but only for a few more days.  LocalGiving are kindly matching one-time donations pound-for-pound up to […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin – 20th October 2015

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have issued their latest E-Bulletin. This edition contains information on: Braintree District Council’s Mi Community Funding for projects that will benefit local communities – closing date 30th October ICCF Small Grants Available for Community Groups Comic Relief Local Communities Programme – deadline 16th November High Sheriff Volunteer Centre Award October Funding […]