SE Essex Organic Gardeners

We received the following email.

“SE Essex Organic Gardeners would love you to join them at their next meeting on Monday 15 May at Growing Together Westcliff at 20:00:

‘How Deep is your Green?’ Jeff Barber, Eastern Region representative of the National Allotment Society, takes a historical look at the emergence of ‘green’ and ‘organic’.

Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG

Please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase.

Non-members £2.00 – you are most welcome!

Please feel free to forward, share, etc.”

Book launch – The Fighting Essex Soldier (Essex Records Office)

We received the following email

“I am writing about an event that I hope will be of interest to some of your members, especially your history group. Would you be so kind as to forward on the details to them?

We are having a book launch at the Essex Record Office on Saturday 6 May for The Fighting Essex Soldier: Recruitment, War and Society in the Fourteenth Century. There will be cake, and a chance to buy the book at a special price.

More information can be found on our booking page:

Blackwater U3A Petanque league

We had a contact from John Mundy from Blackwater U3A

“Hi, my name is John Mundy the co-ordinator for Petanque at Blackwater U3A. I am looking for members who are interested in playing petanque for Blackwater Saints – The Saints play in the Blackwater U3a Petanque league. We are not looking for stars but for persons who enjoy Petanque in friendly competition – My contact details tel 01621 854065 mob 07775560938 regards John.”

Charity Concert in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK

We had a contact from Sam Coley addressed to the secretary.

Sam Coley is a member of our U3A and also our Town Mayor.

“Hi I seek your help to promote this charity concert. I am Town Mayor of South Woodham Ferrers this year and, as a result, am supporting Muscular Dystrophy as my charity for the year. The deputy mayor Kevin and I have already carried out a sky dive from 2.5 miles above Kent which was great fun. I am a member of Leigh Orpheus MVC, one of the largest male voice choirs in the country, who, as soon as I was elected, offered to put on a concert in South Woodham for me. As far as I can ascertain they have never sung here except in competition in the early days of the Festival of Male Voice Choirs. Could I ask you to bring this concert to the attention of your members to help ensure that we have a good audience for the event. It is at the William de Ferrers Centre, South Woodham Ferrers on 22nd April starting at 7.30, tickets are £10 which can be obtained from South Woodham Ferrers Town Council 01245 429442, or email I should say that the choir is performing free of charge, and we have a sponsor, Palmers Solicitors, for a large part of the hall hire fees, so almost all of the ticket money will go to the charity which supports the families of those suffering from various muscle wasting conditions and funds research into the causes of these distressing and often life shortening conditions. I am sure it will be a great night and I look forward to seeing lots of your members there. I would be grateful for any support that you can give us in promoting the concert.

Sam Coley Town Mayor South Woodham Ferrers

Walk for Life – sponsored walk

Walk for Life 2017 Poster

We had a contact from Jackie Harper of Fareleigh Hospice addressed to the committee.

“Hello, I am just emailing to let you know about our 25th Anniversary “Walk for Life” – a sponsored walk on Sunday the 21st of May, to see if any of your members may be interested. I have attached the link to our website,” (Contact details are on the web site.)

(edited 25 April 2017 to include poster, see link at top of page)

April Newsletter

Normally the newsletter would be available on the website in time for the monthly meeting.  This month it was not quite finalised on the 31st of March and I left on a cruise on the 1st of April.  I returned today and the April newsletter is now available on the web site, the  March one can still be downloaded.   Earlier versions can be obtained as computer files on application to the webmaster