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Upcoming Trust Links Events

From: "Rhiannon Pugh" <communications>

We have a few events planned for the next 2 months.

Tuesday 22 August – Open Garden – Growing Together Shoeburyness – 2.00pm – 4.00pm – Poster attached

This is an Open Garden event which we are holding at ‘Growing Together Shoeburyness’ on Tuesday 22 August between 2 – 4, poster attached. This will not be a large event, the primary aim is to present an opportunity for prospective members to visit the garden and continue to raise the profile of the site to the local community.

Saturday 16 September – Walking Together Sponsored Walk – 9.00am – 12.00pm (ish depending on walking speed) – Poster attached

8.5 mile circular walk which will start and finish at our ‘Growing Together Rochford’ site and will take in the picturesque countryside, mudflats and wildlife alongside the River Roach. There will also be a more accessible 2 mile walk which will take place around Rochford at the same time.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating and I will register and send you the fundraising details.

Saturday 8th October – Apple Day – St Laurence Orchard – 11.00am – 2.00pm

Our annual Apple Day. Further details to follow shortly.

Please let me know if you would like any further information about any of these events.

Kind regards,


Rhiannon Pugh
Communications Officer
T: 01702 213134
E: communications
W: www.trustlinks.org 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9AG


Walking Together – Poster.pdf

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Community Theatre Play

From: "Capa Taro"

Dear all,

I hope this email finds you well.

I would like to thank you for all your help, interest, dedication and support throughout this beginning phase on such an adventurous project. It couldn’t have been the same without you!

If you are receiving this email than it means that whatever you have contributed to this project has made a huge difference, and it makes it as yours as it is mine.

So I would like to invite you to come along to see our show, and share amongst your contacts this event, which is the culmination of very intensive months of hard work and community led activities. This is our chance to share our work with the rest of the community, and invite you all to be part of this project in the future, as this is just the first performance of a long term theatre adventure.

12th & 13th of August @4pm outside The Forum

I shall hope to see you soon!

Kind Regards,

Ines Sampaio

Happy and Homemade Skills Festival 30/07 Sunday Growing Together Westcliff

Would you like to have an enjoyable day and learn something? Check this event out and support community action by sharing and attending:

Happy and Homemade Skills Festival 30/07 Sunday Growing Together Westcliff

Sewing, sourdough, homemade hand balm/toothpaste, essentials oils, reflexology, jam making, textile painting, fermenting, hypnobirthing and relaxation, drumming, meditation.

£17.50 for full day includes refreshments, vegetarian/vegan lunch and a goody bag.
Profits to Southend in Transition and Southend Little Free Pantries.
To Book: Message us via our Facebook events page.
Email alicjauk@googlemail.com or call Alicja on 0788611278.
Time Table of Events
Places for some workshops are limited so book early.
Time: Workshop:
9.45- 10.00 Registration
10-10.30 Welcome
10.30-12.00 Sewing workshop by Sarah
10.30-11.00 Sourdough presentation by Fiona
11.00-12.00 Homemade hand balm by Fiona
12.00-12.30 Homemade toothpaste by Sarah
Skin oil by Sarah-£5 additional fee
Essential oils basics by Claire from Conscious Kitchen
12.30-1.25 Lunch
1.15-1.25 Reflexology chat by Sarah
1.15-2.00 Jam making by Eleanor
1.30-3.00 Reflexology taster by Sarah. £5 for 15 min
1.30-3.00 Textile painting by Fiona
2.15-3.00 Fermenting Basics workshop by Alicja (water kefir, sauerkraut and little more…)
3.00-3.30 Hypnobirthing and Relaxation session by Steph from Do it Like a Mother… Families welcome
3.30-4.00 Drumming workshop by Susan followed by a family meditation. Goodbyes.

There will be an all- day chill out and crochet area with Laura.


Wivenhoe Farmers Market

Wivenhoe Farmers Market – Saturday 15th July

Just a quick reminder to let you know that the next Wivenhoe Farmers’ Market is on Saturday 15th July.
This months market will be at the Congregational Hall in the High Street, CO7 9AB from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Refreshments will be available from the Transition Cafe run by Transition Town Wivenhoe with cakes and savoury items available from individual stallholders. Barbeque run by the Congregational Church in aid of the Foodbank.

Our stallholders for this market will be:

Food Stalls
Dayman’s Hill Farm – Apples, pears, fruit juice
en-form – Local Honey As a customer service, we will be selling Local Honey from Knights Farm in Tendring.
Halsall Herbs – Plants & herbs
Keepers Nursery – Fresh Vegetables and eggs
Kay Sharpe – Jams and vintage furniture
King of Cups – Local Wine
, Mead
Norweigian Bakers – Bread, pastries and baked goods
Primrose Pork – All meats frozen Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chickens – sausages, meat pies, pork pies, bacon, cheese, ham, eggs
Vicky Albano – Cakes
Wildlight – Foraging products inc wild garlic, pesto
Willow Farm – Biodynamic pork, beef & eggs and Organic chicken

Craft & Local Trader Stalls
Corinna Hibbert – Beauty Products
Colne Soaps – soaps

Rowly Castiglione, Local Food Co Ordinator:
en-form, 15 Church Walk, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NS
01206 367776

Next Colchester Farmers’ Market – Fri 4th August
Next Wivenhoe Farmers’ Market – Sat 15th July

Working better together

What did you think of this idea, contribute to the discussion and work. I believe there is power and opportunities in local networks so having a joint platform would help develop these networks.


There’s an amazing range of grassroots projects operating in this area. They range from community gardens and skill share initiatives through to resident run and managed local parks and open spaces. All of them in their own way contribute to the project of building a more just, sane and sustainable world that could eventually replace the decaying, dystopian one we currently have to endure.

One of the ideas that motivated building and holding the Southend Radical Fair that took place on May 6th this year was to facilitate networking between the grassroots projects in the area. Obviously, there’s a level of networking that already does take place and a number of groups do co-operate with each other – if that didn’t happen, the Southend Radical Fair would never have got off the ground!

The thing is, if we’re being honest, we’re only scratching the surface when it comes to networking…

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SAVS: Social Media/Writing Funding Application Training

Social Media – Writing Funding Application Training
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Check out our training in July…

Social Media – Facebook Pages for Charities and Community Groups
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – 09:30 to 12:30
Presented by James Gray of Caraway Communications.

Facebook has introduced some new features and this half-day course will give you practical strategies for maximising your social media presence. You’ll be introduced to current social media best practice and develop a better understanding of what your followers expect from you.
Through practical exercises, group discussion and tutor presentation, the course will cover:
· Building relationships through social media
· Creating effective profiles, including bios and images
· Finding and creating quality content to share online
· Integrating social media with offline communications

Click here to book.

Writing Successful Funding Applications
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 10:00 to 16:00
Presented by Gemma Cartwright – Funding Development Officer at SAVS

Are you looking to improve on your success with raising money through bids and applications? Whether you are new to fundraising or just need a ‘refresher’, this session will help you to: search and choose appropriate funders; avoid application pitfalls; ‘sell’ your organisation in terminology funders will understand and provide you with plenty of hints and tips to make your applications successful.

Click here to book.

To book and find out more about all our training click here.

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