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Trading Hut Re-Opening

Southend East Allotment & Garden Society

Trading Hut News

20 January 2016

Dear All

Trading Hut Re-Opening

The Trading Hut will re-open for business on Saturday 30th January 2016.

By then we should have seed potatoes, spring planting onions and shallots in for sale details below.

In addition we have a stock of potted up spring bulbs which would brighten up any corner of your garden or plot.

Seed Potatoes

We will have in stock;

Arran Pilot               1st Early

Foremost                 1st Early

Cara                         Main Crop

Desiree                    Main Crop (Red)

King Edward           Main Crop

Anya                        Main Crop (salad type not unlike Pink Fir Apple but “Less Knobbly”)


Stuttgarter Giant              (white)

Red Baron                       (red)


Golden Gourmet

Some members have pre ordered potatoes and these will be available to be picked up from opening day. I may not be able to obtain more stock once what is left after the orders have been filled so don’t delay and getting your seed for chitting and planting in the spring.

We look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Dave Alston

Trading Hut Manager

Trading Hut Opening Hours

 Saturday 12:00 till 14:00 Sunday 10:00 till 11:30

Dave Alston
07801 355630

The Future of Southend Soup

11 February 2016 18:00-19:00 at The Railway Hotel.

A chance to chat about how Southend Soup could be even better. If more than about 10 people sign up, we’ll see if we can get the upstairs room.

We’ll be discussing:

1. What do you love about Soup – what have you most enjoyed about the events?
2. What could we do to go from great to greater?
3. What do you contribute to Soup, and what would you like to contribute?
4. Would soup benefit from a bank account, ‘committee’ and constitution?

If you can’t make the meet up, you can share your stories and views here:https://www.surveymonkey.com/summary/FlsgRWhh33h8ocWDYHyL96PwRYxcMYmxNDwV1QMx1qY_3D


Visit the facebook page for more information.

Greens Health Foods

Greens is one of the last few well established family run businesses left in Leigh-on-Sea.
For 50 years we have been promoting healthy foods and lifestyles.


Visit the facebook page for more information.

First Soup of 2016!

Ready for the first Southend Soup of 2016?

Saturday 30th January, 3pm – 6pm, Crowstone United Reform Church, Westcliff-on-Sea

We’re doing tickets this time as we’re getting more popular and want to ensure we make enough soup!

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-soup-swishing-soup-tickets-20154469561

Visit the website for further information.

SE Essex Seed Potato Day


SE Essex Seed Potato Day is organised and run entirely by volunteers from both SEEOG and local charity, Trust Links.

Please do put the date in your diary!

Saturday 27 February, 10.00am – 2.00pm

• Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber!
• Stuttgart Giant and Turbo onion sets!
• Organic fertiliser!

Please check website for updates – http://seeog.org.uk/

Growing Together Westcliff. Please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)

Free admission – refreshments available

FEAST – speciality food shop


WELCOME TO FEAST! at 19 West Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AU near the Palace Theatre. We sell Fair-Trade, Organic, Eco-friendly and luxury foods.

Visit the facebook page for more information.




A film celebrating the

local food movement

Sheila Dillon, The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4

MONDAY, 19th MAY 8pm


47 Fairfax Drive, Southend SS0 9AG

(corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)

Local Food Roots – a film celebrating the local food movement

Food really matters, how you eat, how you shop, crucially affects how the world is.” Sheila Dillon, The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4

We have had to change our programme because Jim Bishop, our forager, is unwell.



Summer 2013 Newsletter

Southend in Transition, is a group of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. We are part of an international network of 446 official initiatives and 566 Muller initiatives in over 43 countries

Have a look at what we are working on and support local projects by attending events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.

Local News and Events

Southend in Transition:

  • Transition DrinksThur 27/06, 18/07 19:00 Cricketers Inn

  • NEW Restarting the Stock Exchange 11-12 followed by

  • Transition Potluck Sat 06/07, 17/08, 14/09 12-15 Growing Together, corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

  • SiT Community Allotment – we are back to continue the work on setting the allotment in 2013. Get in touch with SiT if you are interested in getting involved.

What is on at Trust Links:

  • Wednesday 19th June Midsummer Open Garden 2pm – 4pm

  • Full Permaculture Design Course, Essex, Summer 2013

  • Orchard Day: 25th June 2013

  • Growing Together Shoeburyness: on Friday 5th July 2013 from 2 – 5pm – OPEN DAY,  Saturday 22nd June, 10th August, 7th September 11am – 2pm

  • Saturday 12th October Apple Day at St Laurence Orchard In Partnership with SEEOG and SEEWEN 11am – 3pm

What is on at South East Essex Organic Gardeners:

  • ‘Never a Dull Moment’ a naturalist’s view of British wildlife; with Ross Gardner, a professional naturalist, currently working in environmental education. 15/07/2013 19:00 to 22:00

  • May Newsletter is online – packed with goodies as usual.

  • from the blog EcoHut Photos, Don’t Just Weed It – Eat It

South East Essex Women Environmental Network:

  • Community Allotment work days

  • WEN meeting – Third Thursday of every month from 7.30pm

  • June 20th – Badger talk and July 18th – Pauline Laine talk re localism

Spiralseed – local Permaculture training and consultancy

Southend Swap Shop and Community Group

  • Meeting – to carry on discussing ideas for the group and swapping/exchange system 8th July at 19:30 Trust Links (Growing Together) corner of Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase

  • looking at setting up a group buying group so get in touch with them if you are interested in products from Suma and first swaps and shares taking place

Foraging in Southend on Sea

  • ideas what to pick and when, foraging in your side alley, ups and down of making nettle beer, Sea Kale coleslaw, dandelion in potato curry and Spor Bombs!

  • express interest in a foraging walk on Two Three Island with an experienced tutor

  • Leon Lewis Mushroom Walks

Veg Box – Southend Farm Shop and Veg Box scheme

Essex Bees – bee hive renting, adoption, training to bee-come a beekeeper,

Cycle Southend events and training

  • THE BIG CHARGE 10th July to 13th July @ Chalkwell Park

  • Monday morning mums club: leaving Eastwood community centre 9.15 (term time only)

  • Tuesday Riders: Leaving Southchurch Park/Greenways 9.00 every Tuesday

  • Sunday Cyclers: Weekly leisurely group leaving Priory Park Bandstand at 10.00. All Welcome.  

  • Women’s Wednesday riders: 6.30 FROM Western Approaches Community Centre.

  • Muckers and Mighty muckers on Saturdays and Thursday evening rides all leaving from the Recycle Centre, Progress Road.

  • Cycle training is also available for both Adults and Children.

  • TWEED RIDE 2013 1 September at 14:00 at Leigh Library Gardens

Ideas in Motion – Sustainable Travel Programme in Southend on Sea

Any interesting business or needing help to set one up? Contact the Eco Hub

Roots and Shoots, Hamelin Trust Charity, Sutton Bridge Farm

  • fresh strawberries and opportunities to volunteer

Local Friendly chicken and poultry keepers group has been set up to help each other, buy and sell and enjoy and share our love of poultry.

Edible Essex training and events

Made in Essex Festival

Roger shows his PV panel output and how much he generates back to the grid

Add some local trees and food sources to Fallen Fruit

Tom’s Green Woodworking

Hinguar wins national “Green School” award

Other local people, groups and events contributing to strength of the community and make Southend and region an interesting place to live:

Southend Community in Action updates

Village Green 13th July, Chalkwell Park

ROAD TO PEACE – Film showing on 21st September 2013 at Quaker Meeting House, Leigh

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Pocket Places Southend on Sea

  • RE-IMAGINING SPACES OUTDOOR WORKSHOP Victoria Gateway 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on 28th June 2013

Southend YMCA courses for young people:

Eileen’s musings:

From a girl called Jack

Ideas Hub Chelmford, check out their events

  • Sewing & Up-cycling club, Relational Art etc.

  • Ideas Festival 26th October to the 3rd of November

East Essex Smallholders Group

Transition News and Projects

June 2013 – Transition Network Newsletter

Power of Just Doing Stuff launches in Crystal Palace

Your suggestions will help us

The newsletter goes out to over 400 local people including project and group leaders raising awareness of local community action and making networking and getting involved easier.

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you. Please send news about activities, project updates and forthcoming events to kamilpac@gmail.com.

If you would like to write for the blog just like James does about his mushroom growing experiment and on other topics of Transition please get in touch as well.

October 2012 Newsletter

Southend in Transition, is a group of local residents supporting a personal and community level Transition to a more localised, happy and resilient lifestyle. We are part of an international network of 417 422 official initiatives and 566 Muller initiatives in over 34 countries

Have a look at what we are working on with our friends and support local projects, attend events, bring your friends and families and volunteer.


Local News and Events

Farmers Markets 2012


Southend Apple Days: Orchard Open Day this Saturday 13/10, 11 am – 1 pm, St
Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane (on the roundabout where Eastwoodbury Lane ends and the new road begins).

Harvest Supper Saturday 20 October St. Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, 6.00pm for 6.30pm small entrance fee

Apple Fun Day Sunday 21 October Growing Together Community Gardens 2pm-5pm

Trust Links AGM 17/10/2012

New Vacancies for the site in Shoeburyness


THE BIG EVENT Sunday 14th October 2012 1 2 . 3 0 p m – 5.30pm At The Sports
Hall, Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre Garon Park, Eastern Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea, SS2 4FA


BEE meeting on Wednesday 17th of October at 5pm with guest speaker, Jill
Poet from the Federation of Small Businesses. Book your place.


SEEOG Talk 19/11/2012 19:00 to 22:00 Daniel Hale, from international
development charity Progressio, will share some tales from a recent trip
to Zimbabwe where organic small-scale farming is changing lives

SE Essex Seed Potato Day 23/02/2012


FREE Beginner’s Foraging Session Saturday, 20th October 2012 , 10.30 – 12.30 Abbotts Hall Farm, Colchester

Tree Planting – Lotus Way Orchard, Jaywick Monday 15th October, from 10.00am

Grow Your Own Alternative Edibles by James Wong  LAST FEW PLACES Thursday 15th November 19.30, Chelmsford

Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg Saturday 23 February 2013 10.00 – 15.30, Chelmsford

Ideas in Motion
Southend sustainable transport conference Monday, October 22, 2012 from
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (BST) The Tickfield Centre Tickfield Industrial
Estate Tickfield Avenue SS2 6LL Southend On Sea United Kingdom

Meeting Why Inequality Matters Saturday 20th October 2012 10-4pm Quaker Meeting House 18 Dundonald Drive Leigh on Sea SS9 1NB For further information and booking please contact helenthornton2@yahoo.co.uk or Brenda Phillips 01702 334746


Rooted in Community Southend Cohesion Week 2013. 18th– 24th March 2013


Observation hive installed in Southend Central Museum by Essex Bees


Transition News and Projects

October 2012 – Transition Network Newsletter

A September Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

Your suggestions will help us

The content of the newsletter can be be generated by you, the community
members and compiled by the Steering Group. Any news about activities,
updates and forthcoming events should be sent to
kamilpac@gmail.com for inclusion in the next newsletter and I will try to incorporate them as time allows.

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Local food working group meeting Fri 18th May 1pm

As a result of our meeting on the 5th of May a group is forming to take forward the agenda of making local and regional food more available locally and build local resilience through food initiatives.

The first meeting of the group will take place at the TWIG shop bottom of Hamlet Court Road (next to Nat West) Fri 18th May 1pm. Please email Matt at chiefexec@trustlinks.org to confirm you are coming so they know how many tea bags to prepare:)

If you cannot come but would like to be kept up to date with the work or come to the next meeting please also email Matt to add you to the mailing list.

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