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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.

Event Invitation: Southend Soup Christmas Party 2016


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.

Southend Community-in-Harmony Partnership meeting (13 June)‏

Hello all

Hope you will be able to make the meeting next Monday (13 June) when our speaker will be Huw Williams from the Terence Higgins Trust.
I have attached the agenda together with minutes of the last main meeting (14 March) and minutes of Trustees meetings (14 March, 11 April and 9 May).
Hope to see you on 13th

SEEOG – March Poster and Other Information


SEEOG March Posters

Please see the website for further information.

Southend in Transition Community Plot Update

Hi there fans and friends of https://sitcommunityallotment.wordpress.com
We had our first plot visit this year and got a cunning plan of making it even better place to meet new people, enjoy nature and growing fresh, mood and immune boosting food.
Please see dates for Taster dates open to new people below. Just come in for a cup of tea and piece of cake to see the plot and decide then if it is something you want to get involved with. Bring a friend of family. We have a core group of growers so if you want to pop in now and again that’s just right.
This year we have our original plot to work on and are looking at working on a Family Plot so if you are in a blessed state, have that newborn or toddler please let us know so we can check some ideas with you what would make it an ideal place for you to bring your family to.
Taster days 2nd Sat and 4th Sun of the month, between 10-14, newcomers welcome:
Sun 28/02 Spring Clean- clean out the greenhouse, weed the beds and paths, mow the grass, turn out the compost bins and mulch
Sat 12/03 Soil preparation – Soil testing – Soil improvement
Sun 27/03 Last of winter harvest and lunch – making seed bombs
Sat 9/04 Seed, weed, read – Seed Swap and Spring poetry
Sun 24/04 Plant and rant – take a pot home
Sat 14/05 Seed and more weed – Make a of a bug hotel and take home
Transition Drinks – Transition Drinks – 25/02, 31/03, 28/04 last Thursday of every month, 19:00, Olde Trout Pub
Save my mobile and see you there.
What you can do now:
1. visit the plot Map for a Taster
2. forward to friends
3. if you have any tools, seeds, allotment stuff etc drop it off or let me know if you need it picked up. Thanks in advance.
4. have a look at recent pictures
5. suggest what events and activities would you like to see
Kind Regards

Kamil Pachalko

Local action
www.SouthendinTransition.org.uk and on Facebook

eBarts and Community Land Trusts events in Chelmsford

See here for the full programme of events.


Begin forwarded message:

From: Leonie Ramondt

Hi folks,

As people who are variously passionate about Chelmsford’s; creativity, community, social change, culture, sustainability and heritage, I’d like to invite you to two events that can help grow our local economy significantly.

The first is the ebarts social currency event. Imagine if we could mobilise even a fraction of the skills lost to us due to a depressed economy let alone enable unemployed people, pensioners, carers and students to supplement their income and /or start up their own enterprises.

the ebarts event at lunchtime on thurs the 23rd of October will give us the opportunity to explore whether this is possible. If this is of interest, please register via this link and/or please circulate the information to people who might be interested.

For those of us interested in community enterprise, the Community Land Trust event at the Ideas Hub is an opportunity to hear about an initiative that points towards how we might work together to make a real difference.

I was aware when the Marconi railway site was sold in 2012, that it was an amazing opportunity lost to community, because we didn’t have the active network to take advantage of it. Clearly the time wasn’t right. However, the linked 3 minute video shows an initiative in Totness that shows how people are working together to enhance their local economy http://atmostotnes.org/the-project/

Again, if you would like to attend, it would help our planning if you could register please and also please invite anyone who you think might be interested..

Many thanks,


07970 571375

The Ideas Festival 2014 Theme is Create!

Date: 20th October to the 2nd of November

The Festival is a Changing Chelmsford Initiative

creativity | collaboration | community

View and download the programme from


and please stay in touch and help spread the news via
Twitter: @ChangingChlmsfd



You can see some of the highlights from last year’s festival:


The Ideas Hub


Twitter: @IdeasHubChelms

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IdeasHubChelmsford