Friday 26 April Get Moving Walking Group

meeting at St Peters Church, Stutton IP9 2SD

Walk your way to good health this winter!  A fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Come along and make new friends from your local community, have fun and get active!  Fridays, 11am – 12.30pm.    Meeting points will vary, visit our website or facebook page for details of future walks



Available on the day mobile 07379 145 536


If you can't join us this time, why not come along to our next Friday walk on 3rd May  meeting at Mistley Animal Resource Centre CO11 1ER


We also run walking groups on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays - visit the physical activities page for more details.


Meeting points will vary, visit our website or facebook page for details of future walks


New Category Revealed As Nominations Open For Tendring Youth Awards 2019

INSPIRING stories of young people from around the district are being sought as nominations open for the 2019 Tendring Youth Awards.

The awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate achievements by youngsters who live, work or study in Tendring, across a range of categories – including caring, arts and academic success. Youth groups can also be entered into the awards, and there is also a category for adults – Unsung Hero – to recognise those who support young people in Tendring.


This year the awards has a headline sponsor, Harwich Haven Authority, is supported by Tendring District Council and Essex County Council, and sponsors include, Careline, the Princes Theatre, Nova Training, the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.

Innogy, the firm behind the new wind farm maintenance facility in Harwich, has also come on board to sponsor a brand new category – the Environmental Initiative Award. This celebrates an individual or group aged between 8-21 who has helped to improve or care for the environment, and the winner will receive a £250 bursary to enable them to continue their work.


A panel of judges assess the nominations after the deadline of Friday, May 24, and compile a shortlist of finalists, who will be invited to a glitzy presentation evening at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on July 2.


Karen O’Connor, Tendring Youth Awards Chairwoman, said reading the nominations was always an inspiring experience.

“I have been involved in the awards since their inception, and every year I am astonished at the stories of wonderful young people in Tendring,” Karen said. “There are some incredible young people – and adults supporting them – doing amazing things and these awards are to celebrate those people. But we need your help to do so – we can only celebrate the people we know about. So please think about young people you know or work with, and if they have an inspirational story behind them then nominate them. You can nominate as many people as you like.”


To nominate someone for a Tendring Youth Award, complete an online nomination form at or download one from and submit it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – alternatively you can fill it out and return it by post to Tendring Youth Awards (Nominations), Town Hall, Clacton, CO15 1SE.



Volunteer (Young Person aged 11-21)

This award recognises the volunteering efforts of young people as an individual or as part of a group.

Arts (Young Person aged 11-21) – Sponsored by the Princes Theatre

This award showcases the creative potential of a young person in any respect of the arts, including Creative (i.e. drawing or writing), Expressive (i.e. dancing or theatre) or Applied (i.e. product design or textiles).

Community Improvement (Young Person aged 8-21) – Sponsored by Harwich Haven Authority

This award celebrates an individual or group who has significantly contributed to their community. It includes a bursary from the sponsor to enable the winners to continue to develop their initiative.

Young Carer (Young Person aged 8-18)

This award recognises a young person who helps look after a relative or friend who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem.

Learning Achievement (Young Person aged 11-21) – Sponsored by Tendring District Council

This award rewards the hard work and perseverance of a young person who has succeeded in their chosen subject or subjects, showing their determination to achieve their learning goals.

Outstanding Achievement (Young Person aged 11-21) – Sponsored by Essex County Council

The Outstanding Achievement category is all about celebrating an individual or group of young people achieving in any discipline or field. Achievements must be significant and exceed the norm.

Personal Achievement (Young Person aged 8-21) – Sponsored by Nova Training

This award is given in recognition that some young people overcome huge difficulties to achieve success. Obstacles might include problems in their family, social, educational, health or work lives.

The Environmental Initiative Award (Young Person/group aged 8-21) – Sponsored by Innogy

Celebrating those who have significantly contributed to improving or caring for the environment.  This award includes a bursary from the sponsors to enable the winners to continue and develop their environmental initiatives into the future.

Unsung Hero (Adult) – Sponsored by Harwich Haven Authority

This award is given in recognition the efforts of an individual (adult) to support young people to achieve their full potential, through volunteering, mentoring, coaching or work.

Committee’s Award

This award is given to one of those shortlisted for an award, in any category, that stands out for special acknowledgement.



Pictured: Last year’s winners. Picture: Matt Cattermole


Easter Holiday Health Advice from your NHS

With NHS services continuing to face unprecedented levels of demand, health professionals across Essex are encouraging people to be prepared for the four-day Easter weekend.  By taking some simple steps now and being aware of the most appropriate health care options, you’ll be helping hard-pressed NHS staff cope during this busy time as well as doing your bit to keep you and your family well.

Dr Hasan Chowhan, a GP in Colchester and Chairman of NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The Easter holidays are always a busy time for the NHS and we are urging people to do what they can to ease the pressure on services.

"One of the best things you can do is to ensure you keep some basic medicines at home so you have them available when unexpected minor illness or injury occurs.

"I would encourage everyone to have at hand the medicine cabinet essentials including paracetamol, sticking plasters, indigestion remedy and anti-diarrhoeal medicine. You can ask your pharmacist for advice on what medicines you should keep at home.

“It's also important to have enough repeat medicine to last over the holidays. Remember your GP surgery will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) and it takes 48 hours for most GP surgeries to process a repeat prescription.

“Some pharmacies will be open over the holiday weekend, including Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, so keep a note of the location of the pharmacy nearest to you and its opening times. Pharmacies are a great source of help and advice and the pharmacist could offer you over-the-counter medicine that will help you get better.”

“GP appointments will be available throughout the Easter holiday weekend from bases located across north east Essex. You can make an appointment by contacting your own GP practice during its usual opening hours or through the NHS 111 service.

"If you have forgotten to order your regular medicine from your GP and run out over the holiday period, your pharmacist may be able to help by providing an emergency supply. Please remember to take your repeat slip or empty pack with you to show the pharmacist what you usually take.

"If you feel unwell over the Easter weekend, the NHS 111 service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service never closes. By calling the freephone number you will speak to a trained advisor, be given an assessment and advice and directed to the most appropriate service for your needs. You can also access NHS 111 online."

You can view the opening times for pharmacies in north east Essex over the Easter weekend here.

Please contact your practice or NHS 111 to book an appointment via GP Extended Access. For more information, click here.

Visit NHS 111 Online here.



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