Tanyfron Housing Co-operative

I have been told this is a lovely place with a great community which strives to live sustainably. Options for volunteering available through working holidays, learn a new skill.

[Cucumber & Cricket Soup: the one with the spectacles] Hi everyone! Next soup is approaching fast….‏

Sunday May 22 at 3-6pm at Southendian Manor Youth Football Club.

Hi everyone! Next soup is approaching fast. Please get your ticket if you are coming so we have enough food for all (and not too much left over – it’s harder to get rid of than you might think!0https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cucumber-cricket-soup-micro-…

The next Southend Soup micro-funding event is hosted by Southendian Football Club; at the back of Garons Leisure Centre in Southend. At soup events, people…
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See the facebook page for more information.

The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is back for 2016‏

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The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is back for 2016!

We’re pleased to announce that the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is returning with £350,000 to distribute to community groups across the UK this summer.

It’s part of the continued commitment from M&S Energy to enable more communities in the UK to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.

Over 136 projects entered in the competition last year, generating over 52,000 votes in a close-run campaign, resulting in 21 project winners from around Great Britain benefiting from our fund.

Ed Davey, the former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, joined River Cottage founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and a panel of experts to decide on the 5 additional judges’ discretion prizes.

There’s £12,500 up for grabs in each M&S region across Great Britain to use towards the installation of a renewable technology and generate energy for your community building.

Whether you’re a community energy group, a sports club or simply an organisation that wants to have a positive impact on the environment, we want to hear from you.

What do I need to do to apply?
Applications open online next week, and you have until 31st May 2016 to tell us all about your project to be in with a chance to win funding.
A tip to support your application preparation:

  1. Make sure Planning Permission or Permitted Development Rights has been approved prior to application
  2. You will need to submit cost quotes from your installer so have this document ready to upload

Find out more.

Join us on May 19th – The Power of Conflict for Building Community‏

The Power of Conflict

for Building Connection and Community

Join us for this free online TeleSeminar with three practitioners from the Fellowship for Intentional Communities. Thursday, May 19th.

Conflict is everywhere!

Register!

Thursday, May 19th at 11 am PDT / 2 pm EDT.   

If we cannot work with conflict, then we probably cannot create a resilient town, city, or neighborhood. Conflict is one of the most essential sustainability skills, and will serve us in every walk of life.

When you’re in conflict, do you want to fight, flee, or freeze? Do you ever wish there could be a better way? Something that uses conflict to strengthen relationships instead of damaging them? But how? What can we do to reduce the chances of conflict arising in the first place? And what does having conflict in a healthy and transformative way really look like?

Join three practitioners from the Fellowship for Intentional Community, Gaia Education, and the Rocky Mountain Institute as they relay tips, tools and resources on how to reduce painful conflict and instead use conflict creatively to build connection and community.

If you have not done so yet – Register here for this free event and learn how to use conflict — maybe even welcome it, for its power to bring to the surface what’s really at stake, and to unite people toward a common goal.

Event Invitation: Essex Business Women’s Experience‏

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Whether you have a long established business or you’re at the beginning of your journey, the Essex Business Women’s Experience is for you!

This is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of Essex business women, learn from our free workshops, enjoy great food and be inspired, all with beautiful views of Southend Pier and lots of great sea air!

50 stands showcasing the best of Essex woman-led businesses.

Ready to start your business? Find just what you need to know, from making tax and accounting easy to finding office space.

Lots of relaxed, friendly networking with other women at all stages of business. We attract lots of women with tiny start up businesses.

Relax with a mini treatment. Looking after ourselves is a crucial part of enjoying running your own business.

Enjoy great food from our exciting Essex chefs and caterers.
Parking for 400 cars just five minutes walk away and easy access from public transport.

Join us for an inspiring and exciting day!
Email info@rosemarycunningham.co.uk if you are interested in exhibiting.
Rosemary Cunningham and the Essex Business Women’s Experience team.

FAQs
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 parking spaces within five minutes walk of the venue. We can supply you tickets for a special daily rate of £5 for the Seaway car park.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Rosemary Cunningham on info@rosemarycunningham.co.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. If for any reason you can’t come, you are welcome to share your ticket.

Exhibiting
We still have stand space available so contact us if you are interested in exhibiting.

WHEN
Friday, June 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (BST) – Add to Calendar
WHERE
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea Hotel – Church Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2AL, United Kingdom – View Map

See the facebook page for more information.

Tree-mendous gift from OVO energy helps to green local park | Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

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Children from Thorpe Greenways School have helped plant 250 trees in Southchurch Park East as the Council seeks to make the borough cleaner and greener.

The trees have been donated to the Council by OVO, the Council’s partner in its own energy initiative, Southend Energy.

The tree planting comes as the Council prepares to launch ‘Make Southend Sparkle’, a pioneering initiative to bring together community groups, businesses and the council to make our neighbourhoods cleaner and greener.

Mary Betson, Executive Cllr for Enterprise, Tourism and Economic Development, said: “I am delighted that we were able to use our links with OVO through Southend Energy – which has already attracted over 3,000 local customers in less than a year – to introduce further greenery into a local park.

“We are very grateful to them for donating these trees and I look forward to more of them being planted across the Borough.”

Reg Platt, Senior Manager from OVO said: “We pride ourselves on our green credentials, providing 33 per cent renewable energy as standard in both OVO’s and Southend Energy’s tariffs, along with our competitively priced Greener plans which are 100 per cent renewable.

“That is why we were delighted to support the Council by donating these trees as it prepares to launch its Make Southend Sparkle campaign.”

Since its launch in May last year, OVO has saved over 3,000 customers an average of £287 on their energy bills whilst increasing the percentage of renewable energy these households use.

To find out if you can save, please visit www.southendenergy.co.uk

Introduction to Permaculture one day workshop, 15th November 2014, Southend on Sea

Led by: Graham Burnet (Dip Perm Des)

Details; Held at the newly set up Epicquest alternative school in Southend, this one day workshop can either be considered as a ‘stand alone’ introduction to Permaculture ethics, principles and design, or else can be a lead-in to the more in depth full 72 hour Permaculture Design Course. The day will be led by experienced permaculture teacher Graham Burnett (author and illustrator of ‘Permaculture- a Beginners Guide’ and ‘The Vegan Book of Permaculture’, former Trustee of the Permaculture Association (Britain) and holder of the Diploma in Permaculture Design). Epicquest is an exciting new educational project being set up by the One Love Foundation in order to provide alternative learning opportunities for children and adults in the Southend on Sea area. One of the outcomes of today’s workshop will be to generate design ideas for the future development of the space and its grounds.

See more on www.spiralseed.co.uk