Shoebury East Beach Clean



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Joint Green Action and Southend Beachcare Event.
We plan to clean the Beach looking out for micro-plastics.
Pickers and bags provided.
Children welcome accompanied by an adult.

Green Action – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenActionSEE/

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Return of the Southend Repair Cafe

Sunday, October 1st from 10.30am onwards at Shoebury Hub, 151 West Road, Shoeburyness SS3 9EF

Return of our Monthly pop up repair cafe after a hiatus to move home. Attempting to save your broken equipment, furniture and souls from the landfill site and enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Entrance is free, we only ask for donations to help us keep the repair movement growing.

This month we will be giving demonstrations in the basic electrical safety realm, to help keep DIY repairs free from worry. 3 pin plug wiring, correct fuse choice, cable choice. There is always a chance to practice soldering and basic fault finding using a multi meter tester. Simple solar power- how to use small solar power panels for lighting, pond pumps or for caravans and boats.

Southend Repair Cafe – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southendintransition/

Benefit for Southend Little Free Pantry

From Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alilouise/posts/10155795037696683

*** CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND PERSONS OF TALENT! ***

I am looking for acts to play at a charity gig I am putting on at The Railway (Clifftown Road) on Sunday 26th November for Southend Little Free Pantry. This is a wonderful charity run by the community for the community and I’m hosting it to raise funds, food and awareness.

I’m looking for musicians, singers, poets, comics, writers, magicians or any other skills you would like to showcase.

I’m also looking for sponsors, face-painters, kids entertainers, graphic designers, videographers and any other skills you may wish to contribute.

I know it’s a big ask to give up your time for free, I can offer the small gesture of paying travel expenses.

Please, dear friends, if anyone would like to contribute their art to this great cause, get in touch!

Southend Little Free Pantry – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southendlfp/

Southend Apple Day – Saturday 7th October

As some of our friends (South East Essex Organic Gardeners, Southend In Transition and Spiralseed) are supporting this, it would be rude of us to not help to publicise this event! Also, we support it because we like the idea of community orchards and bringing food production as close to home as possible…

SiT Community Allotment Taster Days Sat 09/09 10-14 presented by Southend in Transition Sat 7th Oct 2017: 11:00-14:00

If you’re interested in the idea of a community allotment, neighbourhood self sufficiency and growing your own food, this event is well worth attending…

Southend in Transition Community Allotment

Southend in Transition Community Allotment
(entrance to allotments off Hamstel Road – Garon’s end – opposite fish and chips Plaice to Be)

Where you can learn how to grow food, look after your garden, take fresh produce home, meet new people over a shared meal and exchange ideas on how to help the community thrive.

Taster Days – Volunteers and public welcome

Sat 09/09 10-14
Harvest festival – with the juicy grapes making a return this year and lots of tomatoes, pumpkins and green onions gracing us we will feast on food prepared at home and on the day.

11:30 tea and short tour of the plots
12:30 lunch

Come in anytime for a cup of tea

Saun 24/09 10-14
Gardening and a bit more of citizen science – the Big Bug Hunt – spot them and record them


Other events locally:

Transition Drinks – 28/09 Thur 19:00 Olde Trout…

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Community gardening in Pitsea

We saw this on the Heart of Pitsea Facebook page and as we’re big fans of community food gardens, we thought we’d share it…

If you fancy getting outside and meeting up with our lovely Incredible Edible gardening volunteers, then you are welcome to join them tomorrow (Tuesday 5.9) morning 10am at our community gardening plot at Mill Green. Equipment is provided, you just need to wear comfy clothing and appropriate footwear. If you would like more info call 07572 001671.

Here’s a map showing where Mill Green is – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5726501,0.4999086,17z

Cleaning up the Pattocks

Pattocks is a sheltered housing complex run by Basildon Council. By definition it houses elderly, vulnerable, people many with mobility problems. One would have thought that anyone with a responsibility for the pathways would prioritise maintaining those around sheltered housing. The paths around Pattocks are broken, cracked, and overgrown, with weeds coming up in abundance. There is also rubbish dumped around the site and broken walls. The paths are not fit for purpose – they are clearly a health hazard.

Thumbs up to the estate manager who was not content to keep reporting broken paths and dumped rubbish around a sheltered housing complex with no result. She got in touch with the local councillor and a clear up was organised. Basildon & Southend Housing Action were there to lend a hand and share experiences of how to get things done. A few local people came out, either from the complex who expressed their gratitude or who came along to help. The “Pride Team” from Basildon Council were there to do the heavy stuff and take away the rubbish that had been collected. The result was a great improvement but needs to be kept up. There was cake and tea as a reward!

Yet again, it’s down to volunteers to undertake basic cleaning and maintenance on an estate in Basildon. If volunteers from the community are having to put in more of their time and effort to bring their estates up to an acceptable level, it has to be said that it’s not an unreasonable demand for those at the grassroots to have a real, meaningful say in how their neighbourhoods are run…