HELIX

Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange

Last updated Fri 3 Apr 2020

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SUPPORT

PLEASE CHECK ON ANY NEIGHBOURS WHO MAY NEED HELP AND IF YOU CAN’T HELP THEM YOURSELF THEN PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE SERVICES BELOW.

THANKS, MALCOLM.

P.S. Here’s why you need to spread the word – a recording from the Jim Davis programme on Radio 5 Live in the early hours of Sat 28 Mar 2020 – have a listen here.

Benfleet Community Helpers

This is a group of local volunteers covering Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley who will help arrange transport, bring urgent supplies, pick up prescriptions, take post to a postbox, arrange dog walking, help top-up your mobile phone or just have a chat.

Phone: 07487 769404
E-mail: benfleetcommunityhelpers@gmail.com

All delivery volunteers are DBS checked and follow the social distancing rules. They will NEVER ask you for money, passwords or bank details.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2717864471667036

*** FOODSTUFFS URGENTLY REQUIRED ***

Tinned beans, sweet corn and soup

Pasta sauce

Jam/marmalade/lemon curd

Apples, tangerines, bananas

Bread rolls

If you can provide any of these, please phone the number above.

From the Benfleet Community Helpers Facebook page – posted 29 March

Polite notice

Our group was set up for helping the elderly, vulnerable and NHS staff. We, like everyone else, only have access to limited supplies and resources. We are being very kindly helped by local suppliers and businesses but there is not a bottomless supply, so we need to make sure our resources are going to those that REALLY need it. Your need MUST be GENUINE and not just a convenience. Supermarket stock is getting back to normal now, so, where possible, please use them and your local butchers, bakers etc. We have had genuine tears of joy and relief when delivering to some and it’s these people that we are targeting. We can't be personal shoppers so please don't send specific requests as we will slowly be standardizing our care packs.

Thank you for your continued support and creating a positive community spirit.

Benfleet Community Helpers Fund (PayPal Pool)

Morrisons are generously donating £1,000 worth of food per week to Benfleet Community Helpers but they need more if the service is to be sustained. If you are able to help by making a monetary donation then that would be very useful. A PayPal ‘Pool’ has been set up for a Benfleet Community Helpers Fund to which donations can be made. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate. The link is as follows:

https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8nQ4l446VT

CAVS Ways to Wellness Team

If you are self-isolating or have a long term health condition, lonely and isolated, housebound, in need of picking up shopping or in need of a friendly phone call then please contact CAVS (Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services) Ways to Wellness team who will be happy to help.

Phone: 01268 214000
E-mail: wellness@cavsorg.uk

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Out of these hours please either leave a message or send an e-mail.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavswaystowellness

The Essex Welfare Service

The Essex Welfare Service is a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the Essex area who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is also the place to report anyone who you are concerned about. The service is run by Essex Coronavirus Action which is a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.

The service will help you to find and access support during the COVID-19 crisis. If you need support regarding the official advice, or with daily living tasks or wellbeing contact the service as follows:

Phone: 0300 303 9988
E-mail: proviide.essexwelfareservice@nhs.net

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 8.00am to 7.00pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00am to  2.00pm

Website: https://essexwelfareservice.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essexcoronavirusaction

 

WHAT’S ON IN HADLEIGH & nearby

MAY . . . JUN

Last updated Sun 22 Mar 2020

Please send event details and posters to Malcolm Brown at helixwebmail@yahoo.co.uk

WHAT’S ON
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POSTER
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LINKS TO OTHER
LOCAL SITES

OWING TO THE CORNOAVIRUS PANDEMIC,
EVENTS UP TO MAY 2020 HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

NEWS PAGE

A News page has been added to the HELIX website. Click on heading above.

MAY 2020

Fri 1 May 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

Sat 9 May 2020
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 9 May 2020
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ

Music with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the music in historic surroundings.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 9 May 2020
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2020. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Fri 15 May 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

Thu 21 May 2020
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

JUN 2020

Fri 5 Jun 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

Sat 6 Jun 2020
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘A PADGETT POSTCARD LOCAL TOUR’ BY MALCOLM BROWN

Malcolm is a member of the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group. The talk will feature images from old postcards of Benfleet, Thundersley and Hadleigh produced by Alfred John Padgett, a Leigh photographer.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee served from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

Admission £2.00, includes light refreshments.

Hadleigh Heritage online – see H&TCA
St James the Less Church website:
http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 13 Jun 2020
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 13 Jun 2020
BEAT AND BEANS CAFÉ

Music from Peter Dunhill and Mike Blant with coffee, tea and snacks in an informal café style. Relax and enjoy the music in historic surroundings.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Free admission. Come and go as you please.

Café held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 13 Jun 2020
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION SUMMER SHOW

With classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, homecrafts and photography.

At Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Viewing from 2.00pm to about 4.00pm followed by the raffle draw.

Admission £1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Thu 18 Jun 2020
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Fri 19 Jun 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

JUL 2020

Fri 3 Jul 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

Sat 11 Jul 2020
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 11 Jul 2020
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not an Internet user, we can show you our website. Our books also available to purchase including, Hadleigh Postcard Memories, Thundersley & Daws Heath – A History, The Choppens of Hadleigh and Hadleigh Salvation Army Colony Railway.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2020. We can also arrange to see you at our office in Hadleigh Old Fire Station if a longer session is required. Contact us by e-mail at admin@hadleighhistory.org.uk.

H & T Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Thu 16 Jul 2020
COFFEE MORNING WITH BRIC-A-BRAC TABLE FOR CHRISTIAN AID

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Free re-fills. Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee morning held every Thursday but bric-a-brac table only held on 3rd Thursday. Donations of saleable bric-a-brac welcomed.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Fri 17 Jul 2020
HEALTH WALK

A four-mile health walk organised by Rochford District Council.

Meet at the car parking area at the bottom of Castle Lane, Hadleigh.
(NOT IN THE COUNCIL CAR PARK AT THE TOP OF CASTLE LANE.)

Meet from 10.15am for 10.30am start.

All welcome.

Walks take place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.

Poster available here – covers walks in Rochford District and Castle Point.

For more information, phone Rochford District Council on 01702 318121.

AUG 2020 ONWARDS

Sat 1 Aug 2020
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘WOODS & FARMS OF HADLEIGH’ BY BOB DELDERFIELD

Bob is a local historian and author and a member of the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group. He has been giving historical talks on Hadleigh and Thundersley for many years.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee served from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

Admission £2.00, includes light refreshments.

Hadleigh Heritage online – see H&TCA
St James the Less Church website:
http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 12 Sep 2020
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION HARVEST SHOW

With classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, homecrafts and photography.

At Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Viewing from 2.00pm to about 4.00pm followed by the raffle draw.

Admission £1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Sat 19 Sep 2020
ST JAMES THE LESS CHURCH HERITAGE OPEN DAY

The church will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm with displays of old photographs and other memorabilia.

At 11.00am, Andrew Summers will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Rogue Clerics of Essex’.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Free admission. Refreshments available all day.

St James the Less Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 19 Sep 2020
LACE DAY

Organised by Thames Estuary Lacemakers. The aim of the group is to promote the craft of lacemaking (and other crafts) in this area. If you are a lacemaker or would like to see how it is done, come to our lace day.

At Hadleigh Baptist Church, Falbro Crescent, Hadleigh, SS7 2SE.

From 10.00am to 3.30pm.

For more information, phone Sheila on 01702 348863.

Poster available here.

Mon 5 Oct 2020
BENFLEET & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK [BENFLEET]
‘POUNDS, SHILLINGS AND POVERTY’ BY DAVID WILLIAMS

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, SS7 5HA.

Starts at 8.00pm.

Membership of the Society is £10.00 per year but visitors are welcome at any of our meetings. The charge for non-members is £3.00 per meeting.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Mon 2 Nov 2020
BENFLEET & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK [BENFLEET]
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ BY MIKE WABE

At Richmond Hall, off Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, SS7 5HA.

Starts at 8.00pm.

Membership of the Society is £10.00 per year but visitors are welcome at any of our meetings. The charge for non-members is £3.00 per meeting.

BDHS website: http://www.benfleethistorical.org

Sat 7 Nov 2020
HADLEIGH HERITAGE COFFEE MORNING & ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘MEMORIES OF THE LOCAL FIRE SERVICE’ BY TERRY BARCLAY

Terry is a member of the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive group and Secretary of the AGES Archaeological & Historical Association.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Coffee served from 10.30am – the talk starts at 11.00am.

Admission £2.00, includes light refreshments.

Hadleigh Heritage online – see H&TCA
St James the Less Church website:
http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Sat 21 Nov 2020
LACE DAY

Organised by Thames Estuary Lacemakers. The aim of the group is to promote the craft of lacemaking (and other crafts) in this area. If you are a lacemaker or would like to see how it is done, come to our lace day.

At Hadleigh Baptist Church, Falbro Crescent, Hadleigh, SS7 2SE.

From 10.00am to 3.30pm.

For more information, phone Sheila on 01702 348863.

Poster available here.

 

 

Thank you for browsing this far. I hope you find the site useful.

 

The HELIX website was launched in March 2006 and until October 2011 was hosted on a free platform known as Beehive, provided by the owners of the Echo newspaper. If you’d like to see what the site looked like in October 2011, when the Beehive platform was withdrawn, then click here. After the Beehive platform was withdrawn, the site was hosted for eighteen months on Dropbox but from April 2013 it has been hosted in the conventional way (currently with Tsohost). If I had the time, I would create an updated version of the old site but involvement in other projects, such as the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive, currently precludes that happening.

 

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