Want to be part of our Virtual Community Hall?

13 January 2021

Towards the end of last year we launched our ‘Community Exchange’ (Time Bank) portal –  This is where individuals can take part in informal volunteering, sharing skills with other community members or carrying out one off/ad hoc opportunities with the aim of creating a cycle of community support. You can register on the Exchange as an individual […]

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We want to hear from you!

Community Connection is a magazine about you, our community. We want to hear from you and feature you in our future issues. What we are looking for: The Public: Stories about your experience volunteering, spotlights on voluntary organisations or individual volunteers that made a difference in your life and inspiring stories from your community. Organisations: […]

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A BIG Festive Thank You…

10 December 2020

MSE Festive Big Thank You On Monday 14 December Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership is launching the MSE Festive Big Thank You to spread some festive cheer and to recognise how people across mid and south Essex have come together to fight coronavirus. How you can get involved The campaign has been […]

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Community Connection Issue 6!

1 December 2020

  Our November issue of Community Connection is out now! This edition features articles from BASIS, Laindon School Uniform Bank, Billericay Food Bank, Motivated Minds as well as puzzles, the latest volunteer opportunities, some Basildon history from Basildon Heritage and more! Read it here.

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Trustees Week 2020

3 November 2020

Trustees Week: 2-6th November 2020 Trustees Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Sam and Tracy are Trustees at the Charity BASIS and have very kindly shared their story with us: Sam […]

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October E-Bulletin

22 October 2020

The October edition of our Volunteer Network E-Bulletin is out now! Inside you can find the latest volunteering and training opportunities. To sign up to receive the Volunteer Network E-Bulletin straight to your inbox every month please click here, or read this month’s issue now.

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Community Connection Issue 5

9 October 2020

Read Now! The fifth edition of our Community Connection magazine is out now! This month’s edition is full of volunteer news and local information, as well as a fun Halloween-themed puzzle page. Our volunteer spotlight this month is on the work of Parents 1st, and community groups featured include Basildon Pride, Peaceful Place and The Next […]

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Gateway Celebrates a Decade on Air!

25 September 2020

Basildon’s local radio station, Gateway 97.8, are celebrating ten years on the air today! The station, which launched on September 25 2010, has gone from strength to strength over the past decade and has become a beacon of community in the Borough. They have celebrated countless successes over the years, from the recent Princess Royal […]

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Community Connection Issue 4

18 September 2020

Community Connection Issue 4 Our latest edition of Community Connection is out now! With a fun activity page, an introduction to the Community Exchange, lots of amazing Network News and a spotlight on our Volunteer group of the month, it is the perfect September read. If you would like to be featured in our next […]

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Sew 4 Community Volunteer Spotlight!

South Essex Sew 4 South Essex Sew 4 Community is our volunteer group of the month. Established at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the group has used the power of social media to encourage local people with sewing skills to come together and sew for our key workers. The group initially responded to a […]

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