Southend Little Free Pantry

Clothes, toys, household goods (within reasonable size limits) and other non-perishable groceries are welcomed.

See the facebook page for further information.

Southend Community-in-Harmony Partnership

Southend community in harmony

ELEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Monday 9th November at 7.00pm


29-31 Alexandra Street



Please visit the website for further information.

Nursery Open Weekend 18th May 2014 10:00 – 16:00

The event will be held in Southend Parks Nursery, Wakering Road, Great Wakering, SS3 0PZ, and is Free to attend.

Discover how Southend’s gardens grow and find where our floral displays spring from, at the Council’s forthcoming Parks Nursery open weekend.

The nursery is the cultivation centre which transforms Southend’s spectacular parks and gardens.

Open weekend where gardeners can buy hanging baskets, plants and flowers, and pick up top horticulture tips from the Borough’s Gardening experts.

Potato Day on Saturday 22 February

Potato Day on Saturday 22 February makes potatoes a ‘must grow’ for many a local gardener!

With over 30 varieties of seed potato, some organic, sold individually at 15p per tuber, SE Essex Seed Potato Day on Saturday 22 February gives local gardeners the chance to buy seed potatoes by the tuber, meaning anyone with enough space for a potato grow-bag, or an entire allotment plot, can get started as soon as the weather improves!

SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ Secretary, Carole Shorney, said: ‘Whether your garden is large or small, the taste of home-grown, freshly dug potatoes is a taste hard to beat.”

At the event, visitors can buy seed potatoes by the tuber and learn all about growing them with tips from the members, plus some onion sets at £1.40 per pound.

Care is taken to source from UK suppliers, not for jingoistic reasons but to reduce the spread of the pathogen, brown rot, from mainland Europe.

SE Essex Seed Potato Day will take place at 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Admission is FREE, with refreshments available on the day.

Call 01702 201914 for more information or visit for updates.



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 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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The New Year Revolution Manifesto

Your Holiday Cycling News from Cycle Southend

Revolution Rides

Every Sunday throughout December and January, we’ll be leading leisurely rides through Southend, designed to get YOU back on your bike.  These will be leaving at 9am from Uncle Tom’s Cabin in December and Chalkwell Park Car Park in January.

Our January rides have a bit of a twist – they’ll be giving you an opportunity to combine cycling with other activities and kick start your New Year’s Resolutions.  Check out our website for more details.

Boxing Day Ride

On Sunday 26th December, we’ll be having our first Boxing Day Ride leaving from the Pier at 10am.  Time to burn off those Christmas calories and show off your new bike!


If your New Year’s resolution is to start volunteering, look no further!  We’re always looking for volunteers for a range of activities.  Contact us for more details.

In case of severe weather, we will make a decision to cancel a ride at least 1 hour before it starts.  We will announce the cancellation on the website and on our Facebook page.  You can also call 07826896018 on the day if you do not have internet access.

You can find more information on our website – – e-mail us at or give us a call on 01702 215985.

Please let us know how we’re doing!  If you have any comments, suggestions or queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Happy cycling!