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South East Essex Federation

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The Federation was formed in March 1955 with 14 Guilds formally belonging to the Thames Estuary and Thamesmouth Groups. We now have 14 Guilds and have just opened a second Guild in Prittlewell, Southend on Sea.

The South East Essex Federation Council Committee meets bi-monthly to plan future events to which our main Executive Committee members are invited. The Federation Committee provide our delegates again on a bi-monthly basis with updates on finance, future plans, forthcoming events, tickets etc. etc. The Guild Delegates also provide reports on their own Guild activities and news. Our Speakers List is distributed out to our Guilds twice a year. At each Federation Council Meeting our Secretary provides up to 32 packs which usually contain a Newsletter, an update on forthcoming events, Booking Forms and any general information the Guilds will find useful. Following the meeting members quite often have lunch together to forge better contacts within Guilds in the South East Essex Federation.

The South East Essex Federation AGM is held in May and we invite our Liaison Officer, Lynda Young to attend.  Until recently Jenny Thorne was our Liaison Officer


South East Essex Federation currently has 14 Guilds:

BILLERICAY PILGRIMS 'A' - Second Wednesday of the month @ 13.30
Canon Roche Hall, Laindon Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 9LL
Chairman: Mrs Ann Manning, Telephone No. 01277 415583
Membership Secretary: Mrs Shirley Russell, Telephone No. 01277 622486

CANVEY ISLAND 'A' - Closed
St Nicholas Church Family Centre, 208 Long Road, Canvey Island, SS8 OJR
Secretary:   Mrs Mary Hodges, Telephone No. 01268 759879

EASTWOOD COCKETHURST 'E' - First Tuesday of the month @ 19.45 (Evening Guild)
Eastwood Community Centre, Western Approaches, Southend, Essex SS2 6XY
Chairman:   Mrs Vivian Gunn, Telephone No. 01702 520831
Secretary:   Mrs Sue Page, Telephone No. 01702 524972

FAIRWAYS GUILD 'A' - First Wednesday of month @ 14.00
St Aidan's Church,  The Fairway, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 4QW
Chairman:   Mrs Judith Hansford, Telephone No. 01702 473333
Secretary:   Mrs Susan Hulks, Telephone No. 01702 527511
Secretary:   Mrs Jan Lowton, Telephone No. 01702 477118

HADLEIGH CASTLE 'A' - First Monday of each month @ 13.30
Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PA
Chairman:   Mrs Val Ott, Telephone No. 01268 752826
Secretary:   Mrs Mary Hodges, Telephone No. 01268 759879

HOCKLEY VILLAGE 'A' - Closed
Hockley Parish Hall, Old Fire Station, Hockley, Essex SS5

LAINDON WESTLEY HEIGHTS 'E' - Fourth Tuesday of the month at 19.45
Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road69, Laindon, Essex SS15 6NX
Chairman:   Mrs Maggie McCarthy, Telephone No. 01268 414374
Secretary:   Mrs Gwen Stockwell, Telephone No. 01268 542692

LEIGH ON SEA 'E' - Third Wednesday of month at 19.30
St Michael & All angels Church, 62 Leigh road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1LF
Chairman: Mrs Maggie Gentry, Telephone No. 07920 202581
Secretary: Mrs Susan Wallace, Telephone No. 07398 773844

PRITTLEWELL 'A' - First Tuesday of the month @ 14.15
St Peters Church Hall, Eastbourne Grove, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 OQF

PRITTLEWELL VICTORIA 'M' - Second Friday of the month at 10.00
Royal Naval Association, Prittlewell, Southend on Sea. Essex
Chairman Jan Whitelaw
Treasurer Sue Davies
Secretary - kathy MacPherson - chillykate2@gmail.com

RAYLEIGH CASTLE 'M' - 4th Wednesay of the month @ 10.00
Methodist Church, Rayleigh, Essex
Chairman:   Mrs Lynda Young, Telephone No. 01621 862515
Secretary:   Mrs Nina Barrett,   Telephone No. 01268 812663

STANFORD-LE-HOPE & CORRINGHAM 'A' -
Corringham Village Hall, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Essex SS17 7QS
Chairman: Mrs Jennifer White, Telephone No. 01375 676009
Secretary: Mrs Pat Spencer,     Telephone No. 01375 672778

THORPE BAY 'A' - FirstThursday of month @14.15
St Augustine's Hall, Johnstone Road, Thorpe Bay, Essex SS1 3HZ

VANGE VILLAGE 'M' - First Thursday of month @ 10.00
Trinity Methodist Hall, Clayhill Road, Basildon, Essex SS16 4NN

WESTCLIFF ALEXANDER 'A' - 2ND Monday of month at 14.00
Westcliff Free Church, 635 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 9PD

WESTCLIFF CROWSTONE 'E' - 2nd Tuesday of month at  CLOSED
Westcliff Free Church, 635 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 9PE

WICKFORD 'A' - Second Wednesday of the month @ 13.30
Christ Church Hall, Town Centre, Wickford, Essex SS12
Chairman:  Mrs Janet Thorogood, Telephone No. 01268 768890

PROPOSED PROGRAMME FOR 2019

CHARITY LUNCH - FISH AND CHIPS/CHICKEN AND CHIPS, HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION
FRIDAY, 4th October 2019 - 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  Our Charity this year is the First Responders.  Speaker:  David Flood from First Responders.  Cost £12.00 per person.

QUIZ, HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION, FRIDAY, 6th December 2019 - 12 noon to 4.30 pm
Doors will open at 12 noon for those wishing to bring a packed lunch.  Tea and Coffee will be
served at that time. The Quiz will commence at 2.00 pm sharp.  The Booking Form was in the July Pack.

HEADQUARTERS SERVICE, CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL - THURSDAY, 12th December 2019
A coach has been booked.

PROPOSED PROGRAMME FOR 2020/2021

JANUARY - SOUP LUNCH, CHRIST CHURCH HALL, WICKFORD - FRIDAY, 24th JANUARY 2020

A variety of soups will be on offer i.e. Chicken, Vegetable, Mushroom and Tomato.  French Bread will be served with the soup.  Desserts will be a choice of Gateau, Cheesecake or Fresh Fruit.  The Speaker will talk on Loos of London.  Cost:  £10.00 per member.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

FEBRUARY - A CRAFTY DAY, HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION - FRIDAY, 28th FEBRUARY 2020

Lunch will consist of a Sandwich and Cake and is included in the cost of £10.00 per member.

MARCH - AFTERNOON TEA, CAMELIA HOTEL, SOUTHEND ON SEA -THURSDAY, 26th MARCH 2020

APRIL - TG QUIZ, HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION - FRIDAY, 17th APRIL 2020

Details to follow in due course.

APRIL - FEDERATION AGM. CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND ON SEA

Details to follow in due course

MAY - VE DAY CELEBRATION, VENUE: SAXON HALL, SOUTHEND ON SEA - FRIDAY, 8th MAY 2020

Speaker:   Spike Townsend.  Inside Street Party.  Dont forget to dress up.

JUNE - GARDENING DAY - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Visit to Hyde Hall suggested.  Details to follow in due course.

JUNE - HEADQUARTERS AGM/HOLIDAY - Monday, 15th June 2020 to Friday, 19th June 2020.  AGM - Wednesday 17th June 2020

This will be in Scarborough.  Hotel is booked.  For further details please contact Margaret White.  Booking Form was in the September Pack.

JULY - SPEAKERS' DAY, WW2 DAY (TO LOOK BACK AT THE PAST) - DATE TO BE ARRANGED

Spike Townsend will talk on Counter Terrorism.  He will come in WW2 Dress and simply asks for a donation.  Members are encouraged to dress up in line with the war time theme.

AUGUST - CHELMSFORD RACECOURSE - DATE TO BE ARRANGED

A visit to the Chelmsford Racecourse has been suggested.  If we hire a room the cost will be approximately £400.00 but if we go on a Race Day it will cost between £25.00 and £35.00 per person and this will include an Afternoon Tea but these tend to only be available on a Saturday.  Applying for a Lottery Fund Grant was suggested to help subsidise the cost of this event and transport.  This will be investigated further by Lynda Young.  Prior to applying for a grant we would like to ascertain members' thoughts and views on this.

No interest has been forthcoming and it will be discussed again at the next Council Meeting which is the fourth Monday in November.

SEPTEMBER - COCKNEY DAY, THEATRE BASED VISIT - DATE TO BE ARRANGED

Cockney Day does not begin again until the New Year and this will be discussed in the future and the Activities Sub-Committee.

OCTOBER - HARVEST LUNCH, CHRIST CHURCH, WICKFORD - FRIDAY, 9th OCTOBER 2020

Arrangements will be made by the Activities Sub-Committee nearer the time.

NOVEMBER - CHARITY LUNCH, VENUE TO BE DECIDED - FRIDAY, 6th NOVEMBER 2020

This will be discussed at the Activities Sub-Committee in the future and the Council Meeting Delegates will be given a chance to vote for the charity of their choice.  We have so far received the following suggestions:  Age UK and a Dementia Charity.

DECEMBER - TG QUIZ, HADLEIGH OLD FIRE STATION, FRIDAY, 4th DECEMBER 2020

This will be discussed further at the Activities Sub Committee nearer the time.

PROPOSAL FOR 2021

A Theatre Trip has been suggested, perhaps The Mercury in Colchester, a Meet and Greet with the Producer or Actors.  On investigation it was found that the Mercury Theatre is closed for renovations and will not re-open until June/September 2020.  This will then be reviewed again for our 2021 programme.


GUILD NOTES

Prittlewell 'A' Guild are hosting a Harvest Lunch in the Youth Hall at St Peter's Church in Eastbourne Grove on Friday, 25th October 2019, at 1.00 pm.  Tickets are £8.50 and you don't have to be a TG Member to come along as everyone is welcome.

Please speak to Lynda Young either by telephone or at a Council Meeting.

The TG Singers are available to attend your Guilds.  The only thing you will need to provide is a piano.  For further details, please ring Marjorie Sale on 01702 346175.

RED BOX PROJECT - NOW CLOSED

The Red Box Project were overjoyed to read the news from the Department for Education that their funding to provide free menstrual products into Secondary  Schools and Colleges has been extended to support Primary Schools.  The funding is now in place.

Thank you all from the Red Box Project.









Contact Details

South East Essex Federation of Townwomen's Guild:

Chairman:          Mrs Margaret White, Telephone No. 01702 353342
Treasurer:          Mrs Lynda Young, Telephone No.  01621 862515
Vice Chairman:  Mrs Esther Greenland, Telephone No. 01702 544915
Secretary:          Mrs Valerie Snell,  Telephone No.  01268 73396


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