Chelmsford CVS E-Update #250 – Rural, Reminder, Resource & Responsibilities

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Phone-In Funding Surgery

Are you a voluntary organisation that is working to make your community safer and do you need funding? If so, Essex Community Foundation (ECF) will be holding a Phone-in Funding Surgery to help you identify if there are grants available to support your work and talk you through the process of making an application.

This phone-in event will be held on Wednesday 8 November between 10am to 12 noon.

ECF grant officers will be on hand to discuss your funding options. Please call them, on the day, on 01245 356018.  There is no need to book a slot. If you cannot get through, please leave a voicemail with your name, the organisation you are calling from and your phone number.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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Acas Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event, taking place in Chelmsford, provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.

A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use back in their workplace.

Tickets cost £170.00 and are available below.

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Mobile Library Consultation – Final Reminder

The consultation on mobile libraries ends on Monday 6 November.  Information and links to the survey for adults and also a separate survey for children and young people can be found below.

Paper copies of the survey are available at mobile libraries and in all Essex libraries.  Easy Read, braille and large print versions are also available on request, either by e-mail to or by phoning 0345 603 7628.

They are interested in hearing from both individuals and organisations.

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Firework Displays this Weekend

Bonfire night is full of fun and excitement but it is also the night of the year which creates the most risk of fire. By following a few simple safety tips you can make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable evening.

The best way to stay safe on Bonfire night is to head out and enjoy an organised fireworks display. Below are details of properly organised displays taking place. You can find a full list of events across the County on the button below.

Chelmsford Fireworks

Having been run by the Chelmsford Round Table for over 40 years, Chelmsford biggest fireworks event heads to Admirals Park for an evening of family entertainment, including fairground rides, food and drinks. Taking place Saturday 4 November at 4pm

Cost: Main Adult (£7), Main Child (£5), VIP Adult (£15), VIP Child (£10)

Danbury Fireworks

The Friends of Danbury Scout Group have been organising this event since 1968. A dedicated group of over 200 leaders, parents and friends of the Scout Group, raise money every year to help maintain the local club and other worthwhile causes. In addition to the promised fireworks display, there will be a huge bonfire, plenty of food outlets, a beer tent and fun fair to keep everyone entertained. Taking place on Saturday 4 November from 5:30pm at Danbury Outdoors, Well Lane, Danbury, near Chelmsford, CM3 4DT

Cost: Adults £7 (£8 on door) Children £3 (£4 on door)

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Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities

If you are a non-executive Director of a company with charitable or social aims and you are not sure of the difference between your status as a Non-Executive Director and that of an Executive Director, then this course by VST on the Wednesday 15 November is for you. It will explain the essential differences between the two roles and look at some of the key responsibilities that a Non-Executive has.

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