Town Centre Community Fayre

Community Voluntary Services Tendring is to host a Community Fayre on Thursday 22 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!  Organisations include ACE - Health Trainers, Adult Community learning, Alzheimers Society, British Red Cross, Clacton Sea Cadets, Colchester Mind, CVST, Epilepsy Action, Essex Carers Support, Essex Mediation, Essex Voluntary Blood Service, National Animal Welfare Trust and Clacton Animal Aid, Only Cowards Carry CIC, RSPB, Soldiers off the Street, Swan Care and Repair, Tendring Neighbourhood Watch, The Dercums Disease and Rare Disease Foundation and The Invicta Foundation.  

Come along join in the fun and games and see what services are on offer in your community!


Here's One I Used Earlier!

Community Voluntary Services Tendring, who are this year celebrating their 40th anniversary played host to VIPs, voluntary groups and a Blue Peter legend at its AGM and funding conference on Friday.


There was standing room only as the Chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr Kay Twitchen OBE charmed those present and spoke about the true meaning of community.  Cllr Twitchen said, “Thank you for your warm welcome, it’s a pleasure to return to Clacton” She enthused about the organisations she had visited around the county, and described her experiences of using technology and then handed over to David Wilde, the Chief Information Officer at Essex County Council.  David gave a broad overview about what the Council are doing to help increase people’s access to technology across the county including their Community Computers scheme which saw the handover of three redundant computers to Jaywick Community Resource Centre – part of a scheme that will see 800 computers given away to community groups by the end of 2013.


Television and radio presenter Valerie Singleton OBE entertained and captivated those present in her much loved and inimitable manner, gave autographs and spoke individually to delegates after the event.  Valerie said, “It’s wonderful to be here and I’m sure to return.  I was absolutely delighted to be invited to this event and look forward to working with CVST in the future”.


The event was the culmination of a busy year for CVST and their Chairman, Brenda Ellis, highlighted the achievements and successes of the charity.  She said “the organisation has gone from strength to strength over the last 40 years and has delivered much needed services to the local community”.


After the AGM, delegates took part in a series of seminars providing them with useful information about funding opportunities from Big Lottery, Essex Community Foundation, Lloyds TSB and Essex County Council. Sharon Alexander, CVST’s Chief Officer reported that the event was a huge success and the majority of those attending stated that it was excellent.  She said “CVST has been developing and supporting voluntary action and empowering local people in Tendring for the past 40 years and we intend to continue this for the next 40 and more.”



40th anniversary cake – L to R: Sharon Alexander, Brenda Ellis, Lisa Andrews and Maureen Patrick (cake maker!) all of CVS Tendring



Community Computer handover – L to R: Valerie Singleton, Cllr Kay Twitchen (Chairman of Essex County Council), Joyce Garwood, Annabelle Binnington and Jacky Steers (Jaywick Community Resource Centre Association); David Wilde (Chief information Officer ECC)








40th Anniversary AGM and Funding Conference

Community and voluntary organisations are invited to the 40th anniversary Community Voluntary Services Tendring AGM and Funding Conference on Friday 12 July 2013.  The keynote speaker is Chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr Kay Twitchen and delegates will have the chance over a buffet lunch to catch up with fellow trustees, volunteers, funders and meet outstanding speakers. There will be opportunities to learn top tips on generating income, saving money and writing successful funding bids. The event will take place at the Community Information Centre in Rosemary Road and starts at 9.30am. To book a place call 01255 425692 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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