The Hub Southend

the hub southend


Are we missing something for the community?


If you

  • are interested in developing a project that will help your local area or community
  • need help in setting up a community group or securing funding
  • feel that the HUB is missing a service that will be beneficial to the community
  • know of a project that you feel the HUB should promote

Then you can fill out one of the forms available inside the HUB available on the front desk and let us know. A member of the team will be in contact with you as soon as possible to discuss your idea or project.


Visit the website for more information.

Fayre and Share – forthcoming events

The Fayre and Share project will create inspired events where local independent businesses can sell a mix of unique and unusual goods.


Please make contact of you are interested in a stall for our first taster event on the 26th March . Tables are £20 . We are looking for 10 vintage 10 craft and 7 green.


Visit the facebook page for further details of this and other events, including the Valentine Vintage Fair outlined below.


fayre and share vintage event

Socratic Dialogue 13 February 2016

SOCRATIC DIALOGUE on Saturday 13th February 2016


Question: When must I stand up for my principles?


Facilitator: Jayne Crow


Venue: Nazareth House St Joseph’s

111 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1PP

Times:  9.30 – 16.30

Coffee is at 9.30 to ensure a prompt start at 10.00

*Lunch 12.30 to 13.30 (approx)


SfCP would like to invite you a one-day Socratic Dialogue to be held in Southend-on-Sea. Nazareth House St Joseph’s is approximately a twenty walk from Southend Central Railway Station (Fenchurch Street line) and fifteen minutes from Southend Victoria Station (Liverpool Street line).  And the venue has a large car park.


There is a small enrolment fee of £10 to cover the cost of renting the venue, and ideally this fee should be paid in advance preferably by cheque made out to SfCP and sent with the completed Enrolment Form to: 


Pat Wood 64 Woodleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4JB


By the 11th February 2016 at the latest


Please Note:

*You can either bring a packed lunch or purchase food from shops near the venue


Best wishes

Pat Wood & Jayne Crow


If you have any queries please contact Pat by email:

or leave a message or text on 07867 556247



for Socratic Dialogue

Saturday 13th February 2016

in Southend-on-Sea















Please tick


Please enrol me for the Socratic Dialogue on

Saturday 13th February 2016                                          ……….


My cheque is enclosed with this form                                 ………


I agree to pay on the day                                                 ………


Please send me:

Notes on SD Procedures & Rules                                    ..……..




My enrolment is confirmation that:


I will attend for the whole time on Saturday 13th February 2016



Signature: __________________________________________


Please return ASP and no later than 11th February 2016 to:

Pat Wood by email:


or by post with your cheque to:

Pat Wood 64 Woodleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4JB

Essex Savers notice of Annual General Meeting, Thursday 11 February, 6.30pm

Annual General Meeting

to be held at

Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford. CM1 1SQ

Thursday 11 February 2016


6.30pm Refreshments    –   Mezzanine Reception Area

(Non-Members will have the opportunity to join Essex Savers)


7‎.‎00 ‎pm Presentations and Meeting‎     –    Lecture Theatre


Welcome ‎– Alison Davies‎, ‎President‎, ‎Essex Savers‎


       Guest Speaker Martin Groombridge, CEO London Capital Credit Union


       Essex Savers 2014-15, plans for 2016 – Essex Savers Team


                                                            See website for more details:


RSVP   by 5 February 2016

Essex Savers net Credit Union Ltd, 53 New Street, Chelmsford.  Essex.  CM1 1AT.

01245 496314      

We will email your statement, please request by tel: 01245 496314 or email:




7.45pm    Annual General Meeting (Members only)


Quorum present



·        Minutes of last AGM held 27 February 2015 – Noel Mead, Secretary

·        Board Report – Alison Davies, on behalf of the Board of Directors

·        Treasurer’s Report‎, year ended 30 September 2015 – Brian Goldsmith

·        Auditor’s Report

·        Credit Committee Report 

·        Supervisor’s Report

·        Appointment of Auditors



·        Board members standing down by rotation (to be re-elected)

·        Ratify directors appointed during the year



Best wishes


Alison Davies

Mananging Director / President

netCUDA Ltd / Essex Savers net Credit Union Ltd

53 New Street




01245 496235

07870 678559

Norsey Woodland Crafts

Makers of traditional and modern woodland products, Norsey Woodland Crafts are based in Billericay, Essex. Their products are produced from sustainable coppicing at Norsey Wood in Billericay. They are also suppliers of British BBQ charcoal and firewood.

All products are coppiced locally, made locally and sold locally. They are even able to say which area of the woodland the timber was sourced from and on certain products the exact spot the timber came from.

Benefits to utilising locally produced coppiced products are many. It is essential to woodland management and helps to create a greater diversity of wildlife including the dormouse and certain butterflies, such as Pearl Bordered Fritillaries which are dependent on good coppicing.

Using locally made coppiced products supports a small sustainable and traditional business, ensuring fuel miles and carbon emissions are kept to a minimum and helping to sustain the management of a beautiful woodland.

Chain saw carved head

New Products are being included all the time, presently these include a range of chain saw carved Green Men (spirit of the wood), a range of Easter Island style heads. and a very diverse range of mood face logs, bringing a smile to most peoples faces.

Contact Details
Norsey Woodland Crafts
Norsey Wood Yard
Norsey Wood
Outwood Common Road
Essex. CM11 1HA
07884 171147

For more information and product listing visit :

702 Fest – Food Bank Benefit Show

Saturday 2 July 2016 at 18:00


In association with the local Trussell Trust food bank, Southend Food Bank.

We are doing something different with this. Entry to the show will cost you THREE or more (no less) items of tinned and packaged food that will be donated to Southend Food Bank.

A list of preferred items will be shared in this event nearer the time as I have been advised they have high stocks of certain things.

They have offered to have a representative at the show which we are hopeful will happen.

Info on the charity is here

Thanks to all of the below bands to have agreed to play the show for free. Maybe we can all have a whip around at the end of the show to throw the 2 travelling bands some petrol money.


Curbstomp SCBD


Judged By Blood


Beer Money

Pure Rage


Visit the facebook page for further information.

Free Bike Tagging

In partnership with the British Transport Police, The Comfy Saddle is hosting a FREE bicycle tagging session using the Selectamark Security System.  The bicycle owners details are then added free of charge to the nationally used BikeRegister database.


The session is on Wednesday (10th February 2016) at 16:00 to 19:00


As a one off additional offer, if you book your bicycle in for a service on the day of the tagging, not only will you receive our discounted service rates (20% off!), you will also receive a High 5 Endurance Bottle Bundle (see below) or High 5 Hydration Pack.




The Comfy Saddle is located in Southend Central Train Station (opposite the ticket office) on Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 1AB.  Tel. 01702 340864.  Open on Wednesday from 8:00 to 19:00.


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