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Calling would-be new young market traders | Southend-on-Sea Borough Council‏


Young entrepreneurs are urged to bid for the chance to pitch up in Southend High Street to sell their wares on Saturday 28th May.

Successful applicants aged from 16 to 24 will be able to set up their stalls from 10am until 4pm at a special youth market.

The event coincides with Love your Local Market fortnight: ‘Love Your Local Market’ and offers intrepid young adults from all backgrounds the opportunity to profit from their skills.

Applications are open till 24th April, and ten selected will be asked to pay a £10 pitch fee, to make the experience as similar as possible to the regular market process.

However, their takings will be theirs to keep.

Throughout the day, judges will be watching how the young traders conduct themselves, in a hunt to find Southend Best Youth Trader 2016 and award them with a £100 voucher prize.

Mike Allen, Managing Director of Essex Farmers Markets, will be joined by staff from the Council’s Economic Development team to oversee and support the traders at the event.

For more details and an application form, please visit: http://www.visitsouthend.co.uk/_previewBusiness-on-Sea-Youth-Market.aspx or email: economicd@southend.gov.uk

Applicants could also be put forward to represent Southend-on-Sea in the National Youth Market in Manchester at the beginning of September, with the chance of winning up to £500.

Details on this can be found here: http://www.nmtf.co.uk/nationalyouthmarket/17-campaigns/114-youthmarkets.html

The Council’s Head of Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism, Scott Dolling said:
“We hope as many young people as possible will apply, because this is such a tremendous opportunity for them to demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills. They can earn money while having plenty of fun and getting a taste of real live market trading.

“We also hope residents and visitors will flock to the event to show their support while finding an array of bargains and maybe unusual items on sale.”

Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N. FREE Taster Session at The Hive Business Hub, Southend on Sea.

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Tuesday December 1 2015, 09.00 – 12.15

Bring positive design thinking to your business, your life and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us to make a difference!

Permaculture is an ecological design system often associated with gardening and food growing – but its principles of earth care, people care and fair shares can also be applied to ethical business, communities and organisations.

During this workshop we will use interactive and participatory activities to explore;

  • What is permaculture?

  • How can the ethics and principles of permaculture be applied to your business, livelihood, community or organisation?

  • Right livelihood – how to live by your enjoyment and create Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods!

This workshop can either be considered as a ‘stand alone’ introductory taster, or else can be a lead-in to the 12 day full Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N. course. For more information see http://spiralseed.co.uk/design-4-action/

Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N. Permaculture Course, Southend on Sea, Jan – June 2016

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Venue; The One Love Centre, Southend on Sea.

Led by: Graham Burnett (Dip Perm Des) and guest tutors.

Details; Held at the newly set up One Love Centre in Southend, Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) – is a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us!

Please visit the website for further information.

Essex Bees

Essex Bees

“Hi all,

Well it’s that time of year when our honey has been harvested, spun, settled and bottled … which means it’s now available to buy.

As always, we keep our honey from each apiary separate so as to produce true, local, traceable and natural honey with each bee accountable for it’s output (ok, that last bit is a slight exaggeration !!!).

Please see our website for more details.”

Funding a Green Future 13/14th March 2012

‘Funding a Greener Future 2012’ is a two day national conference that aims to make business sense of climate change. The business case for adopting the Green Agenda is important for the public, private and 3rd sector and this conference aims to share ideas, challenges and examples of good practice from all three.

Tuesday and Wednesday – 13th and 14th March 2012

Consultants Required

If you are an experienced business consultant you might be interested in the following opportunity which will involve consultants assessing the social and environmental status of SMEs.


The link just provides outline information. If you would like to know more please call Jill on 01702 468387.