CVS Tendring Newsletter - 22.08.16

Forthcoming events:

Town Centre Community Fair – Thursday 25th August

NEW! Network Breakfast – Thursday 22 September

Tendring Older People’s Forum – Friday 30 September

Essex Carers Support Drop In – 1st Tuesday of each Month 10am – 12.30pm

Tendring Diabetes Group – 1st Thursday of each month 6.30pm

Macular Support Group – 4th Wednesday of each month, 1pm – 3pm

NEW! Macular Society support group – Wednesday 24 August, 1pm – 3pm

Venue: Imperial House, 20-22 Rosemary Road
Macular conditions can cause loss of central vision. The Macular Society support groups are there so that no one has to face macular disease alone. Groups offer support and help in understanding macular disease and coming to terms with sight loss. They often share information about obtaining treatment, other services and staying independent. The Clacton group meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton, 1pm - 3pm.

Town Centre Community Fair - Thursday 25th August, 10am - 5pm

Venue: Clacton Town Square (Christmas Tree Island)
Charity stands, fun and games and a great opportunity for networking so why not pop along and visit CVST and other local charities and catch a glimpse of some of the planes flying over for the Clacton Airshow. ALL WELCOME.

St Helena Hospice book sale - Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August, 10am to 4pm 

Venue: Tendring Centre, Jackson Road, Clacton on Sea
Fill a bag of books for just £1

Clacton Town Partnership: Party on the Square – Friday 26th August, 9am - 7pm

Venue: Clacton Town Square (Christmas Tree Island)
Stalls, fun and games, DJ and live music throughout the day plus a raffle with some great prizes donated by local businesses. ALL WELCOME

Men’s Health Day - Thursday 1 September, 10am - 4pm

Venue: Harwich & Parkeston Football Club (Opposite ASDA) Main Road, Dovercourt C012 4AA
Free health checks for heart disease, skin cancer screening, prostate cancer screening, diabetes checks and aortic aneurysm screening will be available at this event.  Registration for open morning appointments starts on site at 9:30am or you can pre-book afternoon appointments online at  or contact  or 07734 747 854

NEW! Tendring Community Transport AGM - 7 September, 10am – 12noon

Venue: Brotherhood Hall, St Osyth Road, Clacton
R.S.V.P. or 01255 436962

NEW! Clinicians seek views on services

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are seeking views on following:
End of Life
General Practice/Primary Care Strategy
Mental Health Strategy

Local patients are asked to give their feedback on each of these areas so the CCG can review their effectiveness and ensure they best meet the needs of local people in the future. Visit the website for more information and a link to the survey

NEW! Volunteer opportunity

As a Victim Support Volunteer you can help support victims affected by crime, through phone or face‐to‐face appointments, listening to their concerns and helping them to move on with their lives. You will get a rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to help and a little time. Victim Support will pay your expenses and provide you with nationally accredited training.  For further information contact:
Essex Service Delivery Team on 01277 357557 or email 

NEW! Passenger Transport Customer Satisfaction Survey

Essex County Council provides home to school, social care and some local bus transport for the people of Essex.  ECC procures transport for over 20,000 children to travel to mainstream and special need schools each day, transport for looked after children, older people and people with learning disabilities and physical and sensory impairments, and funds local bus services that cannot be sustained commercially but are deemed socially necessary (see a list of ECC supported local bus services here).  ECC ask you to complete this short survey so that they can assess and improve the services delivered by their transport suppliers: 

NEW! NAWT Clacton - Charity Shop Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed who would like to be part of a great team at the charity shop. For more information, please call Nadine, the NAWT Charity Shop Manager, 01255 436452 or pop in to the shop to pick up a volunteer application form and have a chat.  Whilst volunteering at the shop, you will also be helping the animals in our care, as money raised from the charity shop supports the NAWT Clacton Centre. Prior to rehoming, NAWT ensure all the cats and dogs are micro chipped, neutered, vaccinated, worm & flea treated and also have 1 months free Petplan Insurance.
 Shop Location: 10 West Avenue, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1QR. Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday.  Link to NAWT Charity Shops:

All About You – 12 week course starting Tuesday 20th September 2016, 10am-12noon Venue: Jaywick Community Resource Centre, Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick CO15 2JP.

A FREE programme for young parents/carers aged 25 and under and their children. They will be working with artists from the Mercury Theatre helping them and their children learn & develop by taking part in fun and simple creative activities such as singing, dancing and craft. There will be an on-site crèche to look after the children for part of the session whilst parents creatively explore their aspirations. To book a place on this course please contact Extra – Support for Families on 01255 475001 or email: 

NEW! Electric Palace news

The Electric Palace Presents:
One Woman, One voice... Thursday 29 September 2016
Michaela Fulleylove originally hails from the North East yet now lives here in Dovercourt, Harwich. 

The Roy Orbison Experience.... Thursday 3 November 2016 
The best Roy Orbison impersonator you will ever see. Paul Hopkins has spent years perfecting the voice that has now established him as one of the worlds’ premier Roy Orbison impersonators. 

Download the information flyers from the CVST website 

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The closing date for nominations for the 2017 QAVS is 16th September 2016. Any group of two or more people that has participated in voluntary work for more than three years can be nominated for the award – full details of how to make a nomination and who can make a nomination is on the website.