Event Invitation: Southend Soup Christmas Party 2016


BOOK TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE. NOTHING TO PAY TIL THE DAY: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southend-soup-christmas-party-2016-tickets-28696078744

Southend Soup is:
– A place where the Southend community comes together to have fun, to share soup (vegan and nut free) and to grow their ideas for Making Good Stuff Happen. Events are suitable for the whole family. On your own? Come along and make new friends.

– About hearing a few presentations (5 minutes) from people or small groups needing a small amount of funding to Make Good Stuff Happen. Ideas can be of benefit to the community, or related to the arts or business. We all vote for our favourite idea, and that idea gets a pot of money.

Funding comes from donations you pay to join in. We ask for £5 or what you can afford/want to pay. Kids are free unless they wish to donate some of their pocket money! Your donation entitles you to soup, bread and beverages as well as a vote.

Soup people make the event. Bring anything entertaining (we often have musicians, magicians and face-painting) and any crafts you want to sell, or information/stuff you wish to share.
As this is our Christmas* Party help us create a lively and happy atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.

Need volunteers over the winter months? We can provide you with an information stall and give you a chance to talk about what you need.

Collecting shoeboxes (or similar) for foodbank customers, homeless people or those in hospital over Christmas? Let us know in advance. We’ll ask Soupers to bring things along for you to collect.

Contact SherryFuller@Hotmail.co.uk (please put Southend Soup in the subject field.)

This soup is hosted by our good friends at Southend Association of Voluntary Services. We’re very grateful for their ongoing support.

To submit an idea for funding, go here:http://southendsoup.co.uk/submit-a-good-idea/

* Southend Soup is secular. We love a party at Christmas, and we welcome people of every faith and none. We also recognise that Christmas can be an extremely difficult time for a great many people. We hope that everyone will feel welcome at this and all our events. If this is a hard time of year for you, please come along. We can connect you with others – including services if need be – that could help.

See the facebook page for more information also.

Community Fayre Saturday 22 October 2016

The Knights of St Columba  are holding a Community Fayre around the theme of ‘Live Simply’ and Fairtrade on Saturday 22nd October at Nazareth House 10am until 1pm.

CAFOD will have a stall there along with other Catholic charities, local businesses and organisations.

Hope to see you there


Permaculture Design Course 2016/17

Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N (Active Community Transformation In Our Neighbourhoods) is a different kind of permaculture course – positive design for your life, your community and your world by empowering the genius inside all of us! D4A is about regenerative learning, enabling individuals, organisations and communities to come together over six weekends to create empowering solutions to the real world challenges we are all facing in these times of change.

Adapted from the Permaculture Association (Britain)’s PDC core curriculum, this is a person-centred, fun, lively and inclusive course, exploring and utilising concepts such as Systems Thinking, Holistic Design, Community Empowerment, ‘Whole Person’ Health, Skill Sharing, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Right Livelihoods and much more. This course will be hosted at Furtherfield Commons in Finsbury Park, a new and exciting partnership project at the cutting edges of dynamic cultural change: “We believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies.” Venue: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Park, London The course will be taught by Graham Burnett (Dip. Perm Des), Claire White (Dip. Perm Des), James Taylor (MSc. Human Ecology) and some great guest teachers.

Dates: 6 weekends, October 2016 – March 2017: 29 – 30 Oct 2016 19 – 20 Nov 2016 10 – 11 Dec 2016 14 – 15 Jan 2017 11 – 12 Feb 2017 11 – 12 March 2017 Cost: £390 – Individual, concessionary rate (unwaged) £590 – Individual, waged (income less than £25k) £790 – Individual, waged (income more than £25k) £790 –

Sponsored/organisation rate Book on the course at http://springintoactionpdc.blogspot.co.uk


Leigh-on-Sea Farmers Market


21 October 2016 09.00-12.00

Leigh Community Centre, 71-71 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SP


Regular stallholders (and some pretty new!) at the Leigh market include:

Sarah Green Organics, who have a wide range of quality assured vegetables in season.
Highfield Farm bring beef joints, steaks, mince etc. from their rare breed cows.
Ann Cushion from Leigh brings runny and set honey from her local hives.
Hilltop Farm in Benfleet: Maureen Perkins brings apples and pears during late summer and autumn, and soft fruit and plums during the summer.
Rhyne Park Farm from Bures, bring pork and bacon from their Gloucester Old Spots, Saddlebacks and Large Blacks, as well as a selection of lamb products from our previous supplier, Layer Marney Farm.
Donald Swinburne: Wide range of homemade chutneys
Elixers of Life from Canvey, supplies healthy skin products made from natural sources.
Gambardeli’s, the home of great tasting, nutritious, meat-free protein.
Luke Osborne’s mushrooms (UrbanFarmers)
Louise Gomez, Sharpening Systems, whose van parks on the front forecourt
McCarthy’s Country Store
The Cheese & Pie Man
Flower and home
And SE Essex Organic Gardeners’ plants and information

Parking in Leigh is directly behind the police station and town council offices, where the market is actually held (down a small road between these buildings), or there is another car park in North Street. There is also parking on the roads, but it’s busy, so can take a while to get a spot.

See the facebook page for more information.

Trust Links AGM Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend the

Annual General Meeting

of Trust Links


with guest speakers

Dr Sunil Gupta, GP representative at the Castle Point & Rochford CCG Board and Clinical Lead Mental Health & Primary Care

and Danny Gatehouse, Director of Your Living Room CIC


Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 2.30pm

at our new Rochford site

34 Rocheway





RSVP 01702 213134 or office@trustlinks.org


Refreshments will be provided

The venue is 34 Rocheway, Rochford SS4 1DQ. To get there you have to drive/walk/cycle to the end of Rocheway turning right into the Adult Community College car park (the College is boarded up), go across the car park and the building can be accessed from gates that are diagonally opposite to the car park entrance. The building is signed as Disability Essex – Centre for Disability Studies and is up the ramp through the gates (if coming by car and not needing a disabled space, please park in the main car park).



Matt King
Chief Executive

T: 01702 213134
E: chiefexec@trustlinks.org
W: www.trustlinks.org

47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9AG

Permaculture Works Autumn 2016 – free downloads


Permaculture Works Autumn 2016

Dear Reader,

We are emailing to share digital versions of the members’ newsletter. You should have received the paper copy through the post recently.

Download the PDF now to enjoy Autumn issue of Permaculture Works, your members newsletter.

You can also download this season’s free poster Permaculture design at home and in the garden, plus upcoming courses and events. Please share widely!

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