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Last updated Tue 15 Aug 2017

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SPECIAL NOTICE – NEW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR HADLEIGH

Please support Hadleigh Community Group’s appeal to raise 3,000
for new Christmas lights in the centre of Hadleigh.

Visit HCG website

Visit HCG Facebook page

Donate on JustGiving website

AUG 2017 Sep

Thu 17 Aug 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon - coffee/tea served until 11.45am.

Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 17 Aug 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – Tennyson.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Poetry Foundation article on Tennyson:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/alfred-tennyson

Thu 17 Aug 2017
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION TALK
‘TALES FROM THE SMITHY’ BY ROGER DORKING

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station. High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Meet from 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

Admission: Members 1.50, Non-members 2.00.

Poster available here.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Sat 19 Aug 2017
HADLEIGH HERITAGE CENTRE COFFEE MORNING

With the theme of ‘Celebrating Hadleigh Heritage’.

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Mon 21 Aug 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 24 Aug 2017
MEET THE AUTHOR – KAREN GEE

Come and meet Dodger Dog. Listen to a story of Dodger’s adventures.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

At 2.30pm.

Dodger Dog website: http://www.dodgerdog.co.uk

Sat 26 Aug 2017
CASTLE POINT COUNCIL COMPOST GIVEAWAY

Bring a container and collect yours. Made from food waste

At Farmhouse Depot, Canvey Road, Canvey, SS8 0QU.

From 8.30am to 1.00pm.

Council info: www.recycleforessex.com/events/compost-giveaways-castle-point-26-august

Sat 26 Aug 2017
PICNIC IN THE FIELD

With music from John Kennett (Little Havens chaplain) and Adam (folk singer). There will also be a few games available although please bring your own suitable for a family occasion.

At St Michael’s Church Field, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath..

From 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

Free admisison.

BYO picnics, rugs and chairs.

Open to all, and all ages.

Aug SEP 2017 Oct

Fri 1 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH ART TRAIL LAUNCH EVENT

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station. High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Starts at 7.00pm.

Free event.

Art Trail website: http://www.hadleigharttrail.org.uk

Sat 2 Sep 2017
COACH TRIP TO AUDLEY END HOUSE & GROUNDS

Leaving St Michael’s Church, Daws Heath at 9.45am,.

Cost 35.00 per person.

To book a place, call Ken on 07784 687891.

Poster available here.

Raising funds for St Michael’s Church.

Audley End website:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/audley-end-house-and-gardens

Sat 2 Sep & Sun 3 Sep 2017
OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS) is home to a community of artists and local commuity groups.

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station. High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm on both days.

Artist info: http://www.hofs.org.uk/artists

Sat 2 Sep – Sun 10 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH ART TRAIL

Various venues and opening times.

Showcase Exhibition in Hadleigh Old Fire Station open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Website: http://www.hadleigharttrail.org.uk/whats-on.htm

Tue 5 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER MARION YOUNG ON ‘WARTIME BOBBY’

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Fri 8 Sep 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 9 Sep 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 9 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not a computer user, we can show you the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2017.

Poster available here.

Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Sat 9 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION HARVEST SHOW

With classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, homecrafts and photography. Membership costs only 3.00. (In addition to the talks open to non-members, the club also organises coach holidays, garden outings, theatre trips and quiz nights not publicised on HELIX.)

At Hadleigh Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Entries from 9.00am to 11.00am

Viewing from 2.00pm to 4.00pm followed by a sale of donated exhibits and the raffle.

Admission 1.00.

Refreshments & raffle.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Sun 10 Sep 2017
HAVENS TO HAVENS WALK

Join us for the 10th anniversary of our annual Havens to Havens Walk to raise funds for Havens Hospices. You can take on either a 5 or 10 mile route, starting at Little Havens Hospice and walking through historical Hadleigh, Old Leigh and Chalkwell’s coastline - not forgetting to enjoy a cream tea at the midway point!

Registration open from 9.30am on the day or register online (see below).

Walk starts at 11.00am.

Start and finish at Little Havens Hospice, Daws Heath Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2LH.

Entry fees: Adult 10, Child (3-12 years) 5, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) 25.

All ticket prices include the cream tea at Fair Havens.

Pushchairs, wheelchairs and dogs on leads are all welcomed.

To register online, please visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/havenstohavenswalk

For more information, please contact Cathryn at cjwood@havenshospices.org.uk or phone 01702 220337.

Poster available here.

Mon 11 Sep 2017
NHS BLOOD DONATION SESSIONS

Save a life – give blood.

At Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

From 1.20pm to 4.00pm & 5.00pm to 7.45pm.

For more information, visit www.blood.co.uk. or phone 0300 123 23 23.

Wed 13 Sep 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Wed 13 Sep 2017
ESSEX HANDICRAFTS ASSOCIATION (SE ESSEX BRANCH) TALK
‘INSIGHTS OF A PROVNCIAL AUCTIONNER’ BY STEPHEN LESTER

At St Barnabas Church Hall, corner of Church Road / Woodfield Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2JE.

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Poster available here.

New members welcome. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month except August. For more information about the local branch, phone Rosie on 01702 479862 or Rosemary on 01702 559151.

Sat 16 Sep 2017
HADLEIGH HERITAGE CENTRE TALK
’OUTCOMES OF THE HERITAGE CENTRE PROJECT’ BY NEIL HAMPER & TEAM

At St James the Less Church, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Church website: http://hadleighchurch.org.uk

Mon 18 Sep 2017
NHS BLOOD DONATION SESSIONS

Save a life – give blood.

At Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

From 1.20pm to 4.00pm & 5.00pm to 7.45pm.

For more information, visit www.blood.co.uk. or phone 0300 123 23 23.

Mon 18 Sep 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Wed 20 Sep 2017
CHURCHES TOGETHER PRAYER MEETING

An ecumenical prayer meeting organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh..

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PQ.

Starts at 7.30pm with refreshments served from 7.15pm.

Thu 21 Sep 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon - coffee/tea served until 11.45am.

Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 21 Sep 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Wed 27 Sep 2017
CANVEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE SLIDESHOW
PHOTOS OF ESSEX & CANVEY WILDLIFE BY DAVE BLACKWELL

At the War Memorial Hall, High Street (on corner of Gills Avenue), Canvey Island, SS8 7RB.

Doors open 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.

Admission 2.50.

Refreshments available.

CCA website: http://www.canveyisland.org

Sep OCT 2017 Nov

Tue 3 Oct 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
BIRTHDAY PARTY

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Sat 7 Oct 2017
FOLK NIGHT

With Uggy Brown, Terry Hiscock and When Rivers Meet.

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church, Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG..

From 8.00pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets 9.00 – to book, phone 07784 687891.

BYO food and drink.

Fundraising for St Peter’s and St Michael’s Churches.

Poster available here.

Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk

Wed 11 Oct 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Fri 13 Oct 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 14 Oct 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 14 Oct 2017
BARN DANCE

At St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW

From 7.00pm to 10.45pm.

More details to come.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Mon 16 Oct 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 19 Oct 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon - coffee/tea served until 11.45am.

Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 19 Oct 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Thu 19 Oct 2017
HADLEIGH GARDENING ASSOCIATION TALK
‘HISTORY OF LOCAL CINEMAS’ BY DAVID SIMPSON

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station. High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

Meet from 7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

Admission: Members 1.50, Non-members 2.00.

HGA website: http://www.hadleighgardening.co.uk

Oct NOV 2017 Dec

Tue 7 Nov 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER MARK STACEY ON ‘AUCTIONS & CHINA VALUATIONS’

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Wed 8 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Fri 10 Nov 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 11 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Sat 11 Nov 2017
HADLEIGH & THUNDERSLEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE DROP-IN

Bring along old photos and documents for scanning or chat about your memories of the area. If you’re not a computer user, we can show you the archive website with lots of interesting articles.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 10.30am to 12 noon.

Drop-in sessions held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months in 2017.

Poster available here.

Community Archive website: http://www.hadleighhistory.org.uk

Thu 16 Nov 2017
COFFEE MORNING

With bric-a-brac table for Christian Aid.

At the United Reformed Church, 1 Church Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2DQ.
(Opposite Iceland car park/behind Choice.)

From 10.30am to 12 noon - coffee/tea served until 11.45am.

Profits donated to HARP homeless charity.

Coffee mornings usually held every Thursday except 4th Thursday of the month when a Midweek Service is held. Bric-a-brac table on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Church website: http://www.hadleighessexurc.org.uk

Thu 16 Nov 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

Mon 20 Nov 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Fri 24 Nov 2017
ST PETER’S CHRISTMAS FAIR

At St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Thundersley, SS7 3HG.

From 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

More details to come.

Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk

Wed 29 Nov 2017
CANVEY COMMUNITY ARCHIVE ILLUSTRATED TALK
‘ONCE UPON A TIME ON CANVEY ISLAND’ BY ROBERT HALLMANN

At the War Memorial Hall, High Street (on corner of Gills Avenue), Canvey Island, SS8 7RB.

Doors open 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.

Admission 2.50.

Refreshments available.

CCA website: http://www.canveyisland.org

Nov DEC 2017 end

Sat 2 Dec 2017
HADLEIGH CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS SWITCH-ON

Come along to sing carols and see the Christmas lights switched on.

At the gardens by the eastern end of St James The Less Church graveyard

Starts at 4.15pm with carol singing. Lights switch-on at 4.30pm.

Refreshments served afterwards in the church vestry (TBC).

Tue 5 Dec 2017
HADLEIGH CASTLE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH JOHN JUDD & HIS UKULELE BAND

At Hadleigh Old Fire Station, High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PA.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Visitors welcome - 2.50 per meeting with 2 visits allowed before joining.

2017/18 programme available here.

Fri 8 Dec 2017
CASTLE CRAFTERS MEETING

Are you passionate about craft? Do you want to meet like-minded people? Do you enjoy having a chat and crafting? If so, come along and join us.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.00pm to 2.30pm (every Friday).

Poster available here.

For further details, please contact Hadleigh Library on 01702 559676

Sat 9 Dec 2017
COFFEE MORNING

At Hadleigh Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, SS7 2PG

From 10.00am to 12 noon.

Coffee mornings held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Church Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/Hadleigh-Methodist-Church-108188925866961

Wed 13 Dec 2017
COFFEE MORNING

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a home-made cake.

At St Michael’s Church Community Room, St Michael’s Road, Daws Heath, SS7 2UW.

From 10.00am to 11.45am.

Coffee mornings held every Wednesday at the same time.

St Michael’s Church website: http://stpeters-stmichaels.co.uk/st-michaels-church

Mon 18 Dec 2017
CAVS WAYS TO WELLNESS

CAVS Ways to Wellness aims to improve your health and wellbeing by linking you to activities and opportunities available in your community. Whether you’re young or mature, wish to be more active or have a keen interest in finding hobbies that you’ll enjoy to improve your lifestyle – we'll help find what’s right for you. We can offer you a 1-2-1 discussion to explore your individual needs.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm - every 3rd Monday of the month.

No appointment necessary – just pop in.

CAVS website: http://www.castlepointavs.org.uk

Thu 21 Dec 2017
POETRY READING GROUP MEETING

This month’s subject – TBA.

At Hadleigh Library, 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD.

From 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

All welcome.

 

 

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