Community Renewal Partnership for Tendring: Planting
‘Seeds 4 Growth’

Please find attached details regarding the Community Renewal Partnership for Tendring: Planting ‘Seeds 4 Growth’, led by Abberton Rural Training (ART) in partnership with Paragon Training, Colbea, Colne Radio and CVS Tendring. Launching on the 1st December 2021!

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Follow Mistley Kid’s Club on Facebook!

Please follow the link below to go to the Mistley Kid’s Club Facebook Page!

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Suffolk and NEE Bereavement Service

Suffolk and North East Essex Bereavement Service have a webpage.

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Cancer Research UK Workshop

Suffolk and North East Essex ICS and Cancer Research UK Facilitators Invite you to Join a Workshop.

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Almost 4,000 Miles Covered In First Few Days of Beat The Street!

Active residents have taken to the roads of Harwich in their droves as Beat the Street comes to town. 

The fun activity sees people collect points by walking, cycling or even skating between various Beat Boxes around the area. 

After its launch last week (Wednesday, 29 September) already more than 1,800 people have signed up – and between them covered over 3,800 miles. The figures are for the first days of the activity. 

Becky Dowling, Physical Activity Capacity Building Officer at Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST), said it was not too late for more people to sign up. 

“Beat the Street is a really fun way to get active, whether as part of a school, an office team or just with your mates – and you could win prizes too,” Becky said. 

“To have so many people sign up and get active in the first three days is incredible, and I’d urge everyone to keep going through-out the game. 

“With Beat the Street running until early November, and with special events each week, it’s never too late to pick up your card and get connecting with the Beat Boxes.” 

Sign up and create your team at or pick up your activity card from Dovercourt Library, Harwich Homestart, or Morrisons in Parkeston. 

Beat Boxes are located throughout Harwich, Dovercourt, Parkeston, Ramsey and Little Oakley. Those who top leader boards will win prizes and players also have the chance to unlock ‘lucky boxes’ too. 

In partnership with Tendring District Council (TDC), Beat the Street is funded and delivered by the Active Essex Local Delivery Pilot; a project testing ways to encourage residents to be more active and to improve health outcomes, thus reducing pressure on the NHS at the same time. 

CVST is running Beat the Street in Harwich, and Intelligent Health and Sport England are also supporting this fantastic project. 





Town Centre Community Fair 2021

CVST is holding a Town Centre Community Fair on Thursday 26 August. This event is an opportunity for voluntary/community organisations and charities to promote their services and raise awareness in the local community.

CVST Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be opened by the Chairman of Tendring District Council, the guest speaker is Dr Ed Garrett, Executive Lead of the Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System, and the Mayor of Harwich will give closing remarks.

Please email to receive your zoom link and agenda.

Have your say

We are currently running 2 surveys and would appreciate responses asap – your thoughts, experiences and suggestions are most important to us.

Community Centre and Village Halls Survey

This is a short survey to enable Community venues to give information on their current and future needs.

State of the Sector Survey

As Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations, we would like to know what your experiences have been over the last 15 months and to be able to share the overall results of this survey with partners to help design the best approaches to sustaining and building on the achievements of community and voluntary action.

Organisations restarting services or activities

Are you an organisation or group that is looking towards restarting your service or activities?

Do you need to implement any new policies, procedures or changes?

Do you require any support, funding or guidance?

Please contact me if you require any assistance or have any questions:

Karen Tedder-Ward
01255 425692 – Ext 1014

Community assets map 2020

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance – refreshed Community Assets Map 2020.

American doctor, Mark Hymen said “The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” A quote that we can wholeheartedly agree with following research undertaken on our local community assets.

The community assets map, commissioned by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, highlights the strength of the community through the numerous assets found across our six neighbourhoods. The intention of the map, which was refreshed in 2020, was to acknowledge the valuable role that assets play in the lives of local citizens but with particular reference to their health and wellbeing. The report will be refreshed on a regular basis.

Assets, as defined by the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) model, can be individuals, associations, institutions, place-based, and connections. By understanding the assets, local commissioners are better placed to support community organisations, build partnerships and consider funding options.

The Alliance is committed to the ABCD approach, ensuring work is done with, not to local citizens. Consequently, understanding the strength and resilience of these assets, as well as acknowledging those areas requiring support or help with sustainability, is fundamental to achieve the Alliance objective – to work together to help everyone live well locally.

Many community and voluntary organisations working in Tendring gave up their time and information to contribute to this mapping exercise. We would like to thank them very much for this engagement.

If you have any relevant data, feedback, additions or amendments to this report please send them to, where they will be reviewed and changes made to future updates of the report.

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex Executive Summary 2021

Community Asset Mapping Refresh North East Essex 2021


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Thinking Differently Together’ about… Suicide
Essex Police: Tendring – Your Local Update
EFAS – Insurance scams

E-bulletin 19 July 2021
Weekly Update from PFCC

E-bulletin 12 July 2021
EFAS – scam calls
Administrator Vacancy

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