Local News Archive
11/07/14: FAMILY FUN DAY: 1ST AUGUST - BRENTWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL
On 1st August from 11am to 3pm, Brentwood Borough Council are hosting a Family Fun Day on West Horndon's Playing Fields (our local park off Cadogan Avenue). The event is free and will feature family activities such as face painting, bouncy castles, Punch & Judy, music and dance tasters, arts and crafts, outdoor play and sports tasters. Refreshments and ice cream will also be available to purchase. For more information, visit the Brentwood Borough website at www.brentwood.gov.uk or call them on 01277 312500.
09/07/14: PRIDE OF ESSEX AWARDS
The annual Pride of Essex Awards are now open for nominations. This year's presentation will take place on Tuesday 25th November at Anglia Ruskin University. There are four categories open to nomination: Ultimate Pride of Essex Award, Child of Courage Award, Unsung Hero Award, and Community Champion Award. For more information visit the awards website at www.prideofessexawards.org.uk.
09/07/14: NATIONAL LOTTERY "SPORTIVATE" FUNDING
Active Essex is encouraging groups and clubs to apply for Sportive Funding. Sportivate is a £56m Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives young people the chance to discover a sport that they love through 6-8 weeks free or subsidised coaching. The funding has already had a huge impact in Essex, having successfully delivered over 600 projects to over 12,500 young people through sports clubs and coaches, national governing bodies of sports, local authority sports development officers, schools, colleges and universities. Applications are now being accepted for projects happening between October 2014 and March 2015 with the latest round of funding for Essex worth £250,000 per annum. Deadline for applications is 1st September 2014. For more information and to apply, visit www.activeessex.org/sportivate.
09/07/14: ESSEX LIBRARIES SUMMER CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Call in at any Essex libary (including mobile libraries) to collect your free ImagiNation log. Share your art work inspired by your reading with others via their blog at http://www.imaginationeast.org.uk/. Essex Libraries will also be running "Mythical Maze" for children and young people this summer. Read 6 books and earn stickers depicting characters from myths and legends, a medal and a certificate. For more information visit www.essex.gov.uk/libraries.