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Rochford Farmers Market – Saturday 5th November

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Rochford Farmers Market sponsored by Rochford Parish Council is on Saturday 5th November 2016 9.30 to 12.

Event Invitation: Southend Soup Christmas Party 2016

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BOOK TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE. NOTHING TO PAY TIL THE DAY: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-soup-christmas-party-2016-tickets-28696078744

Southend Soup is:
– A place where the Southend community comes together to have fun, to share soup (vegan and nut free) and to grow their ideas for Making Good Stuff Happen. Events are suitable for the whole family. On your own? Come along and make new friends.

– About hearing a few presentations (5 minutes) from people or small groups needing a small amount of funding to Make Good Stuff Happen. Ideas can be of benefit to the community, or related to the arts or business. We all vote for our favourite idea, and that idea gets a pot of money.

Funding comes from donations you pay to join in. We ask for £5 or what you can afford/want to pay. Kids are free unless they wish to donate some of their pocket money! Your donation entitles you to soup, bread and beverages as well as a vote.

Soup people make the event. Bring anything entertaining (we often have musicians, magicians and face-painting) and any crafts you want to sell, or information/stuff you wish to share.
As this is our Christmas* Party help us create a lively and happy atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.

Need volunteers over the winter months? We can provide you with an information stall and give you a chance to talk about what you need.

Collecting shoeboxes (or similar) for foodbank customers, homeless people or those in hospital over Christmas? Let us know in advance. We’ll ask Soupers to bring things along for you to collect.

Contact SherryFuller@Hotmail.co.uk (please put Southend Soup in the subject field.)

This soup is hosted by our good friends at Southend Association of Voluntary Services. We’re very grateful for their ongoing support.

To submit an idea for funding, go here:http://southendsoup.co.uk/submit-a-good-idea/

* Southend Soup is secular. We love a party at Christmas, and we welcome people of every faith and none. We also recognise that Christmas can be an extremely difficult time for a great many people. We hope that everyone will feel welcome at this and all our events. If this is a hard time of year for you, please come along. We can connect you with others – including services if need be – that could help.

See the facebook page for more information also.

Leigh-on-Sea Farmers Market

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21 October 2016 09.00-12.00

Leigh Community Centre, 71-71 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SP

 

Regular stallholders (and some pretty new!) at the Leigh market include:

Sarah Green Organics, who have a wide range of quality assured vegetables in season.
Highfield Farm bring beef joints, steaks, mince etc. from their rare breed cows.
Cheeses
Ann Cushion from Leigh brings runny and set honey from her local hives.
Hilltop Farm in Benfleet: Maureen Perkins brings apples and pears during late summer and autumn, and soft fruit and plums during the summer.
Rhyne Park Farm from Bures, bring pork and bacon from their Gloucester Old Spots, Saddlebacks and Large Blacks, as well as a selection of lamb products from our previous supplier, Layer Marney Farm.
Donald Swinburne: Wide range of homemade chutneys
Elixers of Life from Canvey, supplies healthy skin products made from natural sources.
Gambardeli’s, the home of great tasting, nutritious, meat-free protein.
Luke Osborne’s mushrooms (UrbanFarmers)
Louise Gomez, Sharpening Systems, whose van parks on the front forecourt
McCarthy’s Country Store
The Cheese & Pie Man
Flower and home
And SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ plants and information

Parking in Leigh is directly behind the police station and town council offices, where the market is actually held (down a small road between these buildings), or there is another car park in North Street. There is also parking on the roads, but it’s busy, so can take a while to get a spot.

See the facebook page for more information.

Council continues to lead low carbon agenda | Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Published Wednesday, 14th September 2016

Solar Panels, Temple Sutton, Primary school, Eastern Avenue, Southend. Picture Steve O'Connell 22-10-15

Council driven energy projects over the last eighteen months have had such an environmental impact that they have kept the equivalent of 700 cars off the road for one year.

Over 3,500 tonnes of CO2 have been saved, and provided £700,000 worth of income and savings to the council.

The CO2 savings are also equivalent to an average car being driven non-stop for nearly 16 years or the average energy needs of a house being met for 269 years.

The great success of the work is part of the council’s Low Carbon Energy and Sustainability Strategy (LCESS) that was approved in 2015, and will be discussed next week (Cabinet, 20th September – item 21).

The annual update report charts the major progress made since the strategy was approved. Since then the council has started £19m worth of energy projects, including the ongoing installation of LED street lighting across the Borough, pilot solar panel projects at Temple Sutton School and Southend Adult Community College and other energy efficiency projects on council properties.

Alongside these projects, Southend Energy was launched in May 2015, delivering average savings of £276 per household to the 5,000 now signed up to the scheme, helping to save £1.3m locally and deliver 1,200 tonnes of CO2 savings thanks to the environmental policy within the tariff.

The report also looks to the future, with the council looking for innovative opportunities to generate energy from tidal and wave power on the Pier, put more solar panelling on council buildings, and continue work on local schools using Temple Sutton as a model.  The council’s energy team are also keeping abreast of new technology and innovations and looking at ways to better manage surface water and drainage with our partners like Anglian Water.

Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, says: “This report shows that we are really leading the field in this area, and continue to seek innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, be more energy efficient and help to save ourselves and local residents money.

“I am delighted that the council have been able to carry out so many low carbon projects including the installation of LED street lighting across the Borough and working with local schools to deliver solar energy.  There are further exciting times ahead, and the energy team continue to stay ahead of the game, ensuring they are on top of innovations as they continually come forwards.  I look forward to working up the detail on more pioneering future schemes that are good for the environment and good for both the council and local residents finances.”

Background to projects

A total of 754 solar panels have been installed on the roof of Temple Sutton School, providing 180,000kwh a year – around three quarters of the school’s electricity demand. Southend Adult Community College, meanwhile, has fitted 401 panels to their roofs, providing 90,000 kwh a year, approximately a third of demand.

The solar installations are just one part of a large investment programme in energy savings and generation at the sites, which l also includes such measures as biomass boilers, ground-source heat pumps, LED lighting, additional insulation, motor controls, heating controls and double glazed windows at the school.  It is estimated that 437 tonnes of CO2 will be saved every year from the new measures – the equivalent to 219 hot air balloons filled with CO2.

The initial £1.9m investment is being made by the Council on the school and college’s behalf.  The school and college will then use part of the energy cost savings to pay for the investment over the long term. Additional savings can then be used by the school and college to reinvest into education.

See the website for further information.

The Conscious Kitchen

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At Conscious Kitchen we offer plant-based, probiotic goodness from our grab-and-go health hub.
Open for breakfast & lunch with innovative drinks too!

Visit the facebook page for more information.

The Veg Box Southend on Sea‏

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  • We offer a weekly, free delivery service in Southend on Sea.

  • We supply the freshest, most local and seasonal fruit and vegetables available.

  • The boxes start at £10.00 for a small box – one to two people.

  • Regular fruit can be added to any box.  Minimum £5.00 to be added to the box price.

  • Medium free range eggs from Boxes Farm can be added. £1.70 extra.

  • Large free range eggs from Boxes Farm can be added. £2.00 extra.

 

JUNE PROMOTION

Receive 10% your first order by entering the following words in the Coupon Code box at checkout

Enter –  VEGBOX OFFER

See the website for further information.

PRESS RELEASE: Accountants celebrate Gold Charter Award‏

PRESS RELEASE:  For immediate release

For further information contact Jill Poet 01702 468387, jill@orbuk.org

 

Accountants celebrate Gold Charter Award

In 2015, RDP Newman Accountants in Southend achieved a Bronze Southend Business & Community Charter Award. Since then they have generally increased levels of community engagement; in particular, they committed to an eighteen-month strategy to support the wonderful Music Man Project. All employees at RDP Newman have enjoyed getting involved in a series of fundraising events and the team effort helped the firm achieve a Gold Charter Award this year.

Senior partner Paul Stafford and his colleague Joanne Upton were presented with their Charter Award certificate by Sir David Amess MP at a networking event at Space 282 in Leigh-on-Sea. The event was sponsored by Jaime Lawson, managing director of Space 282, and raised £333 for local charities.

Events arranged by RDP Newman have so far included a quiz night, name the bear competition and a hamper raffle. But perhaps the most rewarding aspect was collecting a range of musical instruments and ancillary items which were wrapped and presented to the Music Man students at a special Christmas lunch at the firm’s offices in Southend. This year, events will include entering the Colourthon, a Summer Fete / Sports Day, an abseil and more.

Apart from supporting the Music Man Project, the Charter Committee was impressed with the company’s commitment to supporting the local community in a number of other ways. The company supports young people through work experience and apprenticeships and also uses local companies in their supply chain.

For more information about the Southend Business and Charter Awards visit http://www.bccawards.org.uk/Southend or call Jill Poet on 01702 468387.

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Notes to the editor

  1. Pictures show:
  1. Sir David Amess MP presenting Paul Stafford and Jo Upton with a Gold Charter Award certificate;
  1. Music Man students receiving their Christmas gifts at a Christmas lunch at RDP Newman in Southend.
  1. Southend Business and Community Charter Awards are supported by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Southend Association of Voluntary Services, and a number of other local business and community groups.
  1. The Charter Awards are administered by the Organisation for Responsible Businesses. http://www.orbuk.org.uk.

[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.