Older Persons’ Crucial Crew Event Back In Town

A popular event to promote safety amongst older people in Tendring is to be staged for a third time this year.

There was a full house for the Older Persons’ Crucial Crew initiative in Clacton last year and it is hoped for similar interest this time around.

Advice will be given on safety inside and outside the home; cold callers, rogue traders and consumer rights; carers’ health and well-being; scams and how to avoid them; use of information technology and how to live healthier, independent lives.

The theme for the day is keeping safe and the Keep Safe Project for Older People will be rolled out.

A number of groups and organisations are teaming up to put on the event on October 1 – and they are looking for people to sign up now.

Police, Essex Fire and Rescue, Essex County Council Trading Standards, CVS Tendring, Essex Carers Support, Citizens Advice Bureau, Tendring Enterprise Studio School and Tendring District Council (TDC) will be at the Princes Theatre.

TDC will have its Emergency Planning Team on hand to help people to get ready for winter along with representatives from Careline.

The whole free event, which will run from 10am to 4pm, includes a buffet lunch.

The aim is to draw in 160 people who will act as ambassadors for their clubs and organisations and then spread the word amongst their members.

Leanne Thornton, TDC’s Community Safety Manager said the whole idea is to highlight older people’s safety.

“This event was a huge success last time after being initially trialled in 2012,” she said. “There is an excellent commitment from all the various organisations involved and now we just need people to sign up and then come along on the day itself.”

Speakers have been lined-up and will go round tables talking to small groups of around 10 people for 15 minutes each.

After lunch there will be stalls to visit to discuss issues in more detail and after 2pm the public will also be allowed in to visit the various stalls.

There is limited free transport with parking in the High Street car park opposite the Town Hall.

Anyone wanting to register should contact Charlotte Root on 01255 686359 or email her on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For further information call Harry Greig on 01255 686907.


Partnership goes from strength to strength

A partnership agreement has been signed by Tendring District Council and CVST to further cement the working relationship and to agree to the set of principles set out in the ‘Compact’.  TDC Leader Mick Page and Brenda Ellis, Chairman of Community and Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) have put pen to paper in a bid to strengthen and improve the wellbeing of residents. The two organisations have committed to work together wherever possible and develop new approaches to delivering a wider range of services to communities and to collaborate on a number of major issues. Cllr Page said that he is delighted that the partnership between the two has been formalised in this way and will lead to an even stronger relationship. “We are very fortunate in Tendring to have so many voluntary groups who are passionate about making a real difference in the community, especially for our more vulnerable residents,” he said. “By sharing knowledge and expertise we feel that we can achieve so much more together. Cllr Page said that it is all about making Tendring a better place to live and work for everyone” he added. Brenda Ellis said: “CVST is pleased to sign these agreements and work even closer with Tendring District Council.  By working together we can deliver services more effectively, and better meet the needs of our communities in the District.” The two organisations have also signed a pledge to work together towards The Essex Compact, which is an agreement between the statutory and voluntary sector in an area to work together with openness and trust, treating one another fairly and considerately.























(pictured from left to right Cllr Lynda McWilliams – Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing and Partnerships, Cllr Mick Page – Leader of the Council, Brenda Ellis – CVST Chairman, Sharon Alexander – CVST Chief Officer)


Town Centre Community Fair

Community Voluntary Services Tendring is to host a Community Fair on Thursday 21 August, 10am – 5pm in the Town Square (by the fountains) in Clacton town centre.  The best of Tendring’s community services will be there to give members of the public advice and information about their services and have plenty of fun along the way!


Over 20 local groups will be taking part in the event including services for young and old alike.  There will be a wide range of support available about health matters, social activities, volunteering opportunities, crime reduction, training and learning opportunities and much more.


Visitors and local residents are invited to come along at any time during the day, join in the fun and games and see what services are on offer in the community.



Pictured: 2013 Town Centre Community Fair


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