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HELIX - ORGANISATIONS

[Page last updated Tue 23 Aug 2011]
Young people's organisations
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1st HADLEIGH SCOUT GROUP

1st Hadleigh Scouts meet at St. Thomas More Church Hall, London Road, Hadleigh. We have Beaver, Cubs and Scout sessions, which are all held on Wednesdays.

~ Beavers start at 4.45pm and finish at 5.55pm.
~ Cubs start at 6.00 pm and finish at 7.25pm.
~ Scouts start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.25pm.

For any enquiries, please Colin Porter on 01702 554323 (ideally between 7.00pm and 9.00pm).

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2nd HADLEIGH CUB SCOUTS

R U aged between 8 - 10 years.

Interested in learning new skills? Trying new activities ?

If you are a keen, active young person then 2nd Hadleigh Cub Scout Pack wants to meet you.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6.00-7.30pm at St. Barnabas Church Hall, Church Road, Hadleigh.

Contact Penny on 01702 553939 or 07970 973788

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5th HADLEIGH SCOUT GROUP

With Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.

Meets at St Michael's Church Hall, Daws Heath.

For more information see website:
http://www.5thhadleighscoutgroup.org.uk

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ESSEX MARCHING CORPS YOUTH MARCHING BAND

The premier fun youth marching band in Essex. Little experience needed, just enthusiasm. All instruments available for free loan. travel and perform all over the country!

Meets at King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, on Mondays and Wednesdays in term time from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Cost £14 a month, all inclusive.

Ages 8+.

For more information, phone 07882 789928.

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EMC RED SABRE CHEERLEADERS

The fun and lively new cheerleaders for Hadleigh. Perform, travel and have fun.

Meets at King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, on Mondays from 6.15pm to 8.00pm in term time.

Cost £8 a month, all inclusive.

Ages 6+.

For more information, phone 07882 789928.

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EMC RED SABRES DRUM SQUAD

A crash and banging junior drumming club to learn and perform.

Meets at King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, on
Mondays from 6.15pm to 8.00pm in term time

Cost £8 a month, all inclusive.

Ages 6+.

For more information, phone 07882 789928.

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EMC RED SABRES BLASTING BAND CLUB

Learn trumpet or clarinet from fun instructors and learn to perform in the main band.

Meets at King John School, Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, on Mondays from 6.15pm to 8.00pm in term time.

Cost £8.00 a month, all inclusive

Ages 6+.

For more information, phone 07882 789928.

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HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY CRICKET CLUB

Teams from Under-9s to Under-16s.

See "Sporting organisations" for more details.

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JUNIOR BADMINTON CLUB

The nearest Junior badminton club to Hadleigh meets at Belfairs High School in Leigh on Thursdays from 4.00pm to 8.00pm during which 3 to 4 sessions are currently being held.

For more details, please contact the local Junior Badminton Associationís (S&DJBA) Hon. Treasurer (and founder member) Colin Porter on 01702 554323.

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Music & singing organisations
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BENFLEET MUSIC CLUB

Meets Saturday mornings during term times at Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet.

Contact: David Hurrell on 01702 552668

(The group plays each year at the Ceremony for Switching on the Hadleigh Christmas Lights.)

The club comes under the umbrella of Essex Music Services, a division of Essex County Council, and our 11 members of staff teach a range of instruments, incl. piano/keyboard, strings, brass, guitar, woodwind, drums and singing. We also teach theory of music , give aural training and run various small ensembles.

See website at: www.benfleetmusicschool.org

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EVER GREEN SINGERS

Practise on Mondays from 10.00am to 11.30am at United Reformed Church, Church Road, Hadleigh.

Occasional concerts.

Contact Kay Duell on 01702 472216.

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Sporting organisations
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HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY CRICKET CLUB

Ground (two pitches) and clubhouse at John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh

Runs four Saturday mens teams, two Sunday mens teams and youth teams from U9s through to U16s.

For more information call Ron Curtis, Secretary, on 01702 554549.

Clubhouse tel no: 01702 559738

Website at: http://ht.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp

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HADLEIGH BOWLS CLUB

The Club was founded in 1930 and has been at its present location in John H. Burrows Park on Rectory Road since the early 1960s.

The total playing membership is presently limited to 150. This was made up of 95 men and 55 ladies. As from July 2005 the club became fully mixed so this ratio changes according to applications. There is also a fluctuating non playing membership consisting of men and ladies who have been full members of the club but are no longer able to manage outdoor bowling.

The club plays outside from May to September in internal leagues, competitions, friendly matches against other clubs both home and away and roll up sessions.

In the winter months it has a very active indoor Short Mat program. This consists of internal leagues in the morning between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Casual rollups between 2.00pm and 6.00pm and additional roll ups in the evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm. All sessions are 2 hours. The charge for this is £1 per player per session.

Costs (for 2009)

1. One-off joining fee is £65.00.

2. The annual subscription is £47.00.

3. A payment of £96.00 (18 to 59 years of age) or £62.00 (age 60+) or £38.00 (under 18) is payable to The Castle Point B. C. (through the club) for a green fee season ticket for 2009.

There is of course the additional cost of personal equipment and clothing.

Dress code

The dress code outdoors is either Grey trousers/skirts and white tops (Greys) or all white (whites) as specified on the day. Club ties are worn by the men (in some instances ties are optional).

The Short Mat is casual dress unless playing away/at home against other Clubs then greys are worn.

If you are interested please contact the General Secretary Ray Sinclair at: rjhsinclair@tiscali.co.uk

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HADLEIGH PARK LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Formed in 1931, and at our present site since 1935, we have 3 astroturf courts situated at the end of Elm Road, Hadleigh.

Both full and off-peak membership is available.

As well as social tennis we also enter several teams into the Leigh & Westcliff winter & summer leagues.

If you are interested in joining please contact Nick Wright on 01268 565662, or come along any weekend from 1.30pm onwards.

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Other recreations
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CASTLE POINT ASTRONOMY CLUB

The club meets most Wednesdays at St Michael's Church Hall, Daws Heath, Hadleigh.

Occasional Open Nights are held in Hadleigh Country Park.

All welcome to both.

See our website: http://www.cpac.org.uk for full details.

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ESSEX HANDICRAFT ORGANISATION (EHA)
SOUTH EAST ESSEX BRANCH

Monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm in St Barnabas Church Hall, Church Road, Hadleigh, Essex.

New members and visitors are welcome. The first visit to a meeting is free.

Day handicraft classes are also arranged.

For further information please call Beryl Burn on 01702 479622 or Rosemary Carrington on 01702 559151.

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HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION

Website: http://hadleighgardening.co.uk

We have a talk every third Thursday in the month at 8.00pm.

The talks are not always on gardening subjects, but are usually interesting and entertaining. From 2011, these are held at Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane.

Admission to the talks is £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members.

Annual membership is only £3 for a whole family at the same address and you can join at any of the Thursday evening talks or at any of the flower shows in Hadleigh Hall.

Members can also go on arranged outings and a mini holiday arranged annually, enter 4 flower shows a year and get discount at Altons on some produce. Five newsletters are sent every year and a Show entry book provided. All in all, a pretty good deal.

Contact: Bill Clements (Show secretary) on 01702 552621

:::::::::::::::::::::::::: Programme for 2011 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::

All meetings are now held at the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh

20 Jan - Talk 'Hadleigh Through The Ages'
17 Feb - Talk 'Orchids'
24 Feb - Outing to Bennington Lordship for snowdrop time
17 Mar - Talk 'Ballooning'
26 Mar - Outing to Thriplow for Daffodil Festival & Open Village
~2 Apr - Spring Show
19 May - Talk 'The World of Forensics'
18 Jun - Summer Show
25 Jun - Outing to Pashley Manor Gdns & Gt Dixter House+gdns
21 Jul - Talk ' Garden Holidays'
~3 Aug - Outing to Savill Gardens & Thames River Cruise
18 Aug - Talk 'Victorian London'
10 Sep - Harvest Show
24 Sep - Outing to Kentwell Manor House & Gardens
~1 Oct - Table quiz
20 Oct - Talk 'A Cacti Man's World'
~5 Nov - Late Show
19 Nov - Fish & Chip Supper+Quiz
15 Dec - AGM & Annual Presentation of Awards

6-9 May - 4-day coach holiday in Norfolk at the Sea Marge Hotel (3*) at Overstrand

2-4 Dec - Possible 3-day 'Turkey & Tinsel' break in a Bournemouth hotel. To be confirmed.

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FRIENDS OF HADLEIGH CASTLE COUNTRY PARK

The Friends society exists: "for the public benefit to advance education in Hadleigh Castle Country Park and the wildlife natural to the area and to assist in its conservation as a site of special scientific interest".

The Society is a meeting point for all who are interested in the Park. It is non-political but will campaign where necessary in the interests of the Park. Charitable status was granted in 1993.

The Society offers a programme of talks on subjects related to aspects of the park, its history and management and events, including Ranger-led guided walks, social and fund-raising events.

A quarterly newsletter is produced.

Subscription (minimum) £4 single, £6 family (half price for concessions)

Contact Rosemary on 01702 559151.

Website: http://www.fhccp.org.uk

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THE SUNDAY CLUB
BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING

Every Sunday from 7.45pm to 11.00pm.

At Hadleigh Hall, John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh.

Licensed bar.

Admission £3.00.

Come and join us for a good night's entertainment.

For further information phone 01702 557330.

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Social organisations
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CASTLE POINT INTERMEDIATE CLUB

On your own? Want a night out?

We hold a social dance every THURSDAY at HADLEIGH HALL, John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh from 7.30pm to 10.45pm.

Guests who are single and over 45 are welcome to try us out (first time free). The music is varied, from R & R to Sequence dance. Something to suit most intermediate age tastes.

Guest entrance fee is £3.50.

Bar available. Tea or coffee & biscuits are inclusively available at the interval.

Last Thursday in the month is always Party Night. This means a bit longer, more to eat, more dancers, possibly a bit wilder!

Contact Bill Clements on 01702 552621 for any more info required.

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HADLEIGH CASTLE LODGE (FREEMASONS)

Membership is restricted to men aged 21 and over.

Meets at Saxon Hall, Aviation Way, Southend on Sea on the fourth Saturday of March and the second Saturday of May, October and November.

For more information including the membership application procedure, see website:
http://www.hadleighcastle-lodge.org.uk/

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HADLEIGH CONSERVATIVE CLUB

Hadleigh Conservative Club
Facilities
~ Front bar - quiet bar with TV
~ Back bar (Churchill room) - TV, pool table and 2 dartboards.
~ Separate room with 2 snooker tables.
~ Stage and dancefloor.

Mid-day opening times
~ Mon to Sat - 11.00am to 3.00pm.
~ Sun - Noon to 3.00pm.
Evening opening times
~Mon to Fri - 6.00pm to 11.00pm.
~ Sat - 7.00pm to 11.00pm plus extentions.
~ Sun - 7.00pm to 10.30pm.

Membership
New members welcome subject to attending a friendly and informal interview. Applications forms available from Club Stewardess.
~ Club annual fee - age 18-24 £15, age 25 and over £27.50.
~ Joining fee for those aged 25 and over - single £25, couples £40.
~ Conservative Association fee - £5.

Regular events
~ 1st Sat in month - general knowledge quiz.
~ 3rd Sat in month - fun night.
~ 2nd & 4th Sat in month - music, ie. solo, duo, disco etc.

Open to members, guests & inter affiliated members.

Contact: Derek Stubbington on 01702 559088.
E-mail: derek.stubbington@btinternet.com

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HADLEIGH RETIREMENT CLUB

A social club which meets (from Dec 2010) in the Small Hall at the United Reformed Church, Church Road, Hadleigh.

Friday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Contact Jean Cleveland, Secretary, at 41 Highfield Avenue, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1RY.

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THE RED HAT SOCIETY
ROSE MADDER REDS OF BENFLEET

A social group for women over 50 and those approaching 50. The Red Hat Society was initially founded by a lady in America for her friends when they reached 50. She was inspired by the poem written by Jenny Joseph, "Warning"", which is about "growing old and wearing red hats and purple that doesn't suit."

We currently have a membership of 19 ladies. and welcome more from the Castle Point area. We are non profit making and meet up for lunches, theatre dates, coach trips etc. Our only rules are that all ladies wear Red Hats and purple tops/dresses. Ladies under 50 wear Pink hats and lilac.

If you would like to join us please contact "Chapter Queen" Marion Pidgeon -
Tel no: 01268 756700
E-mail: pidgeonmal@aol.com

Website: www.simplesite.com/rosemadderreds

See Wikipedia for the history of the society:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Society

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WESTWOOD WOMENíS CLUB

Westwood Womenís Club originated over 40 years ago as a social club for women when the Westwood Estate and school was built. The club meets 34 times a year on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th (if applicable) Tuesday of each month, except during the Summer and Christmas holiday seasons.

We meet in the committee room at Hadleigh Hall, John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Our meetings are varied and include Speakers, Slide Shows, Demonstrations, Craft Evenings, and quizzes. We also arrange outings and meals out.

At present we have 35 members but can accommodate up to 55 members. Our membership fees are £10.00 per annum and £1.50 per attendance.

For further information please phone Maureen Rowley on 01702 558389.

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WOMEN'S INSTITUTES

There are three W.I. groups in Hadleigh.

HADLEIGH AFTERNOON W.I.

Now meets every third Monday in the month at 1.15pm at Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh.

Various activities including Garden Club, theatre trips, coach outings, coffee mornings and many other social and charity fundraisiing events.

Contact Jean George (Publicity officer) on 01268 685565.

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HADLEIGH EVENING W.I.

We now meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army Tea Rooms, Castle Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2AS.

We have a very varied programme of events and many in-house groups who meet separately, e.g. a book club, discussion group, choir, ramblers, etc.

Membership - £27.00 pa (from Jan 2008) includes 8 copies of WI Life magazine delivered by post.
Visitors - £3.00 per evening.

If you feel that you would like to become a member in the future, please come along to one of our meetings and enjoy the evening with us, after which you could put your name on the waiting list and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

For further information, please call Nikki Saunders (Secretary) on 01702 552655.

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HADLEIGH CASTLE W.I.

Details to come.

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WRVS OVER 60s CLUB

WRVS Hall, John Burrows Recreation Ground, Rectory Road, Hadleigh.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

Contact Brenda Inston on 01702 559794.

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Community organisations
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THE ART MINISTRY

The Art Ministry is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1108227) whose main aim is to provide arts and crafts facilities to all, but especially to children and teenagers and to those who are disabled or disadvantaged, including the blind and physically disabled and those with mental health problems. Our belief is that arts and crafts help to meet the creative, emotional and social needs of the community.

The Art Ministry is based in a well equipped, purpose built Art Room adjacent to the United Reformed Church in Church Road, Hadleigh (opposite the Iceland store car park). There is a large garden to the front and a small sensory garden at the rear.

In addition to the weekly classes at our base in Hadleigh we also run projects in junior, secondary and special schools to produce work for the community.

The charity is accepted and supported by Castle Point Council (but not financially!) and people are referred to us by the Social Services, hospital departments, local charities etc.

If you are interested in supporting the Art Ministry either financially, or as a volunteer at the weekly classes or on one of the projects, then please phone 07582 025163 or e-mail info@theartministry.org.uk.

The Art Ministry has a website at:
http://www.theartministry.org.uk

Please see the website for more details, including a schedule of the classes currently held.

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CASTLE POINT ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY SERVICES (CAVS)

Registered Charity No 1103968
Registered Company No 4856677

Address: The Tyrells Centre, 39 Seamore Avenue,
Thundersley, Essex, SS7 4EX

Tel no: 01268 638416 : Fax no: 01268 638415

CAVS is the umbrella body for local voluntary and community organisations in Castle Point. We offer a number of services to local organisations such as finding volunteers (through the in-house Volunteer Centre), applying for funding, and networking opportunities etc. We can also assist the public with finding a suitable volunteer placement or putting them in contact with a local community organisation that may be of assistance to them.

Website: http://www.cavscastlepoint.org.uk

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CASTLE POINT WILDLIFE GROUP

The group is made up of volunteers who work protect and develop the natural environment within the borough of Castle Point.

We currently manage two areas of woodland under licences from CPBC. The first site is North Benfleet Hall Wood near Woodside Park which consists of around 11 acres of woodland with some natural ponds. The second siteis West Wood in Hadleigh/Thundersley. West Wood is over 80 acres of ancient woodland that was historically used for coppicing. It is a site we are restoring slowly after being unmanaged for many years.

We participate in other environment projects around the borough and put on displays at local shows. We also support the area in assisting to educate the youngsters of the borough about the wildlife in their community.

As a group we are always looking for volunteers to join us. Membership is only £5 per year for a family.

For more information plus news and event details see our new website at: http://www.castlepointwildlifegroup.co.uk

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HADLEIGH CASTLE ROTARY CLUB

Members enjoy business as well as social networking opportunities, whilst giving something back to those less fortunate, learning new skills and having a huge amount of fun!

We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7.15pm for 7.30pm start, at Rayleigh Weir Community Fire Station, Rayleigh Road, Thundersley.

Guest and membership enquiries to Iris Taylor at iris.taylor484@btinternet.com

General enquiries to info@hadleighrotary.org

Website: http://hadleighrotary.org

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LIONS CLUB OF CASTLE POINT

The Lions Club of Castle Point is a community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. Meeting twice a month in the Hollywood Restaurant in Thundersley, we do our best to collect funds for local good causes, as well as national ones, and also for international appeals such as those recently put out for Tsunami and earthquake victims.

Full details of what we do can be found in our website - http://www.cplions.info

Inquiries can be directed to - cplions.inquiries@virgin.net

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Other organisations
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RAYLEIGH, CASTLE POINT & DISTRICT CATS PROTECTION

Our purpose is to improve the lives of felines living in our area and, over the years, we have homed hundreds of cats and kittens and provided advice and practical assistance to people.

We cover the areas of Canvey Island, Benfleet, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Rayleigh, Hockley, Hullbridge and Lower Hockley.

Our branch was founded in 1984 and is run entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly to help cats and we are dependent on our own fundraising efforts to fund the work we do. Money is always tight and, to raise funds, we organise various events details of which can be found on our website's Events page. Some of our cat homing shows and fundraising events take place in or near Hadleigh.

We are currently in urgent need of more people to foster a cat or kitten that has been abandoned or the owner is unable to keep. With the closure of one of our main fostering facilities, coupled with the fact that we are being asked to take in more and more cats and kittens, we are now in the very sad position where we are having to turn away needy cats due to having nowhere to accommodate them prior to them being rehomed.

When we take in a cat or kitten it has a health check, is fully vaccinated, treated for fleas, worms and microchipped. We also visit potential homes prior to rehoming and support new owners through the process.

On average our branch rehomes 300 cats and kittens a year.

For further information contact Val on 01268 794648.

Website:
http://www.catsrayleigh.org.uk

[Added 17 Sep 2008]

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