Community Defibrillator Seminar Monday 3rd of July

Monday 3rd of July, 7pm at the Village Hall

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.

The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Everybody is welcome, and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.

Tollesbury WEA Branch Day Course

Into Thin Air – Saturday 3rd June – Tutor: Dr Mark Felton

Come and discover the weird and mysterious New World historical disappearances that have still not been completely explained.

Firstly we tackle the disappearance of the English colony at Roanoke Island in 1587.  Secondly the lost Royal Navy Franklin Expedition in the Canadian Arctic 1847-51.  Finally the mystery of Colonel Percy Fawcett and the quest for the lost Amazonian city of Z in 1925.

What happened?  All the thrilling and grisly theories surrounding these disappearances will be fully explained.

The course will run from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm (including lunch and tea breaks) at Tollesbury Sailing Club (disabled access)

£15.00 per person, including tea and coffee.

Attendees may bring their own lunch or eat locally in Tollesbury.

Please book in advance – call or text Ms A Mossman on 07973 479636 or email

Lauriston Farm Becomes a Charitable Community Benefit Society

Image Lauriston Farm Team
Left to right – Andy, Eelco, Christiane, Jane, Sally, Zoe and Spencer

Congratulations to Lauriston Farm.

On February 1st 2017 Lauriston Farm Limited was registered as a Charitable Community Benefit Society.  It is a very exciting step for them as they launch their Social farming Initiative. Volunteers and employees form the Board and Executive.

This type of co-operative society enables individuals from any location to become members and shareholders. The offer opens on Sunday 26th February 2017 and runs for six weeks, closing on Saturday 8th April 2017, or when the maximum target is reached, whichever is sooner. Read more here …

Formation of a WEA group in Goldhanger

An article from Steve Clarke:

Workers Educational AssociationOver the coming months, I am hoping to form a branch of the Workers’ Education Association in Goldhanger.

The WEA is open to all adults irrespective of background or qualifications. Its aim is to provide courses in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where students can learn at their own pace. Some of you may already be aware of this organisation and attended one of their courses. Many local towns and villages already have branches including Maldon, Tiptree and Tollesbury.

The purpose of the association is to provide educational courses of interest to the local community. The variety of course on offer is exceptional and cover History, Literature, Art, Architecture, Archaeology, Music and many other subjects. Courses tend to be 8- 10 weeks long and run once a week for about 2 hours.

At this stage I am just hoping to get a small group together to explore the setting up a branch in Goldhanger. The Essex regional organisation is very enthusiastic about the possibility of Goldhanger forming a branch and is offer a lot of help and support to get a branch underway.

If anyone is interested in helping form a group please contact Steve Clarke either by email or phone 01621 788246. Below is a link to the Essex regional group which shows where the branches are in Essex and also lists the courses on offer.

I would recommend looking at the Colchester Branch as it is the biggest in Essex and has courses running all through the week.