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18 gadgets that help reduce food waste

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While good old fashioned planning and awareness should be at the forefront of our waste busting ways, there’s also a slew of smart innovations and food preservation products, that are putting a stop to spoilage. From Wi-Fi enabled fridges, handheld food sniffers, to packaging that detects mould, check out our list of gadgets and gizmos (with a few kitchen classics thrown in for good measure) that are sure to transform your kitchen into a futuristic vision from the Jetsons.

Visit the Olio website for full details.

Beach Clean and Social BBQ

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Shoebury East Beach

Sunday August 28 12pm-4pm

Following todays Beach clean and social, people asked to do it again so here we go again;
A Summer Social BBQ with a short beach clean before,
Bring food to add to the bbq
Children welcome
We need:
Three BBQ’s, one for vegetarian food one for vegan and one for meat
Musicial insturments
Rugs to sit on

See the facebook event for more information.

Healthwatch Southend Newsletter August 2016

 

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Welcome to our August Newsletter!

As always, here at Healthwatch Southend, we welcome any feedback, good or bad, about local Health and Social Care Services. So if you have anything you would like to share with us, give us a call on 01702 356066 or go to our website at http://www.healthwatchsouthend.co.uk and complete our speak out form.
Your experiences and views are important so let us know what you think!

Book a Session with Us
Healthwatch Southend offer drop in sessions to community groups and projects to offer information and advice on Health and Social Care Services. If you belong to a group and would like our team to come along, contact us to arrange a date!

As always, please do get in touch with any suggestions you may have and we hope to hear from you soon.

Many thanks,
The Healthwatch Southend Team

 

Surveying Land and Wildlife

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Intrepid volunteers are mapping out how Southend land is used and where wildlife likes to live.

Their findings will be compared with a 1990s survey to see how much the borough’s land has changed, to measure the health of habitats and discover whether biodiversity has grown or shrunk.

The results will be used for a special Council report on the State of Nature.

This will give the vital evidence needed to help with future decisions about management and development.

The 12 eager volunteer surveyors have been invited to a thank you event at Porters, the residence of the Worshipful the Mayor of Southend, on Tuesday 2nd August, but there is still a chance for even more people to join their task.

Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, Councillor Ann Holland said: “We are really grateful to those who have given up their time so far to take part in this fascinating project.

“There is still more work to do over the summer so we would love to hear from any other residents who would like to help out too.

“It is part of a nationwide State of Nature report launched in 2013 by 25 conservation and research organisations to give an objective overview of how British wildlife is doing.

“The plan is to produce more ‘State of’ reports in future to help build a better picture and monitor changes more closely.

“Those who volunteer for this scheme don’t need any experience, but would just need to attend a one-day training course in preparation.

“They would then be given a map of the area to focus on, and would be able to carry out the survey in their own time.”

For more information or to volunteer for the project, please contact: Louiseel-zaher@southend.gov.uk or visit the website for more information.

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