Neighbourhood Cinema Launch

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For a trial period ERO Conference Centre Essex Record Office Wharf Road Chelmsford CM2 6YT is  screening great films as part of the Neighbourhood Cinema project run by the British Film Institute (BFI). During the months of October, and November 2016 you can see a variety of classic and recent films in the ERO lecture theatre. Tickets […]

Postcode Local Trust funding

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Postcode Local Trust is currently inviting applications that encourage lasting benefits by bringing people together to improve local ecology and habitats, encourage bio-diversity and benefit the wider environment. Organisations must complete an Online Application Form, which is only available through their website until the closing date of Friday September 30th at 5pm. Find the application form on https://goo.gl/yxU39V Registered […]

Community Business Fund Due to Re-Open for Applications in October

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Power to Change will be awarding grants between £50,000- £300,000 to support and develop Community Businesses in England. Funding is available to Community Businesses that are based in their community; are locally controlled; trade for the benefit of the local community; and address challenges within their community.   To be eligible for funding applicants need to […]

Aviva 2016 Community Fund

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Aviva 2016 Community Fund (deadline 11 October 2016) Community organisations are able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support their projects. Projects must fall within one of the following six categories: Health, disability and well-being; Supporting the younger generation; Supporting the older generation; Sport in the community; Environment; and Community support. Applicants […]

Work-life balance and mental health

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The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population. It is estimated that nearly three in every ten employees will experience a mental health problem in any one year according to the Mental Health Foundation. The recent and […]

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Southend Hospital AGM

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The  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016 of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will take place on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 in the Boardroom,  2nd floor, Education Centre,  commencing at 9.30am. The public are invited to attend this meeting. A presentation will be given by the Trust’s Executives, reviewing the financial year – papers will be […]

Food regulation for 2017

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Please find herewith link with information about the Guidance on the Provision of Food and Drinks (1)   http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/publications_documents/FDE_Guidance_WEB.pdf   (1) To have access to the presentation please double right click on the underlined web link and choose open link in a new tab

Cancer Blogger Dies Day Before her Wedding Day

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A young woman who frequently documented her brain cancer and fundraising events via a blog has died the day before her wedding to the love of her life. Anna Swabey, 25, from Country Durham, was a very sporty and social individual. On 3rd February 2015 she was informed that her brain tumour was now Grade […]

Record Number of Paralympics TV Staff are Disabled, says C4

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The 2016 Paralympics in Rio have been produced by the largest group of disabled people ever assembled, both on and off screen, says Channel 4. The most recognisable face in the line-up is R.J. Mitte, the actor with cerebral palsy who played Walt Junior, the son of the science teacher turned drug dealer, Walter White, […]

Success Regime initiative

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The Success Regime is a national initiative that was first announced in the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2015. The aim is to support areas with deep rooted and persistent pressures, where financial deficits and service shortfalls create serious challenges for health and care in the future. Mid and South Essex is currently on […]

Southend RFC face Westcliff in local derby

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Fancy watching some sport this weekend? There are many options available with horse racing, rugby and football all taking place in the region. Perhaps the pick of the bunch is on Saturday as Southend RFC face local rivals Westcliff RFC in their first home match of the season. The fixture is the first time the […]