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Once again the great British weather does not disappoint, July saw the hottest day on record and floods, impossible to plan anything in advance, you can be sure the next few weeks will be bad weather after all it is the school holiday!

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CONTENTS

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Impact of knife crime discussed at Conference

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Mersea Island festival

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance shop opens in Braintree

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Blesma is new National partner of make a smile lottery

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Reports of children being left home alone during holidays

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Helen Rollason Charity celebrate the 10th anniversary

Alex Beresford speak movingly about the impact of knife crime. Alex’s cousin Nathaniel was tragically killed during a knife attack earlier this year.

It’s the 39th year of the Festival of inclusive activities and entertainment which bring together children, young people and adults .

EHAAT new shop in Braintree has been officially opened at a ceremony attended by Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Lord Lieutenant of Essex.

Blesma has teamed up with make a smile lottery as part of its mission to enable Limbless Veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

NSPCC has urged parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays

A record number of nostalgia-seeking families flocked to Cressing Temple Barns for the HRCC Vintage Fair – raising money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

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Local home improvement firm to donate £10,000 worth of windows and doors to homeowner in need Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have launched a competition to find a worthy person or family in Essex in need of £10,000 worth of new windows and doors.

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nd entries are now open to nominate yourself or a family member for this fantastic prize. For the last two years SEH BAC has run a community giveaway project with spectacular results, donating £10,000 worth of windows and doors to a community building in need. The West Cliff Theatre in Clactonon-Sea was the first grateful recipient and that was followed by the Rayne Village Hall. This time, they are making the competition more personal. “Both community giveaway projects have been roaring

successes and we received a huge amount of nominations, so this year we thought we’d run it with a twist,” explained SEH BAC’s Managing Director John Savage. “It was great to do something for the whole local community, but this year we really wanted to help transform the home of a person or family in real need of our services. “I suppose it’s our very own version of DIY SOS, so rather than offering to refurbish a

community building, we will offer to refurbish a person or family’s home and potentially help someone who might be in a difficult position.” The Suffolk-based SEH BAC, one of the UK’s largest window, door and conservatory installers, has been installing to homes for more than 45 years. John added: “We want to find a worthy person or family in need of our help so if you are a homeowner, or know of a homeowner, who’s had a change in circumstances and may require our help, we would love to hear from you.” To enter the competition, visit https://www.sehbac. com/community-giveawayproject-2019/ and provide the name of the person you are nominating and the reason for the nomination. SEH BAC will then carefully review all nominations and decide on a winner. For more information, call SEH BAC on 0808 159 6310 or visit www.sehbac.com.

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Air Ambulance to receive one off cash boost from Government In his Budget Statement last Autumn Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that the Government would be making £10 million available to support the funding of capital projects for the 18 air ambulance charities in England.

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new Airbase will be in the region of £4 million.

EHAAT will use this one-off grant from the Government to help pay for the Charity’s planned new Airbase at North Weald. The total cost of the

In addition, it now costs in excess of £750,000 a month for EHAAT to remain operational and cover all charitable costs, so we will continue to depend on the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of Essex and Hertfordshire to keep us flying and saving lives.

ssex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) applied for £1.5 million, and following an announcement on Friday 28th June will receive the full amount.

Within his statement last year the Chancellor said: “Across the length and breadth of England, our air ambulance services work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to get those with life-threatening illnesses and injuries to the expert medical care they need. They do a fantastic job and today I am making £10 million of funding to help them go on doing so.” A planning application for EHAAT’s new Airbase at North Weald was submitted to Epping Forest District Council last December and a decision is expected shortly. Jane Gurney, Chief Executive Officer of EHAAT (left) said: “We are delighted to receive this contribution from Government. It will mean that some of the funds initially put aside for our new premises at North Weald can now be used to help develop and improve the life-saving service we provide for patients. We value the support of the communities we serve and are thankful for their continued support.”

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DOZENS of runners are to join an adrenaline junky who is completing 19 marathons in 2019 at a special charity event F

raser Lewis, of Mile End, Colchester, has organized the mammoth six-hour run at Abbey Fields to raise money for the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation and another charity. Dozens of contestants will run 5km or more by performing laps of the popular park on September 29 in the six hours.

They can run for as long or as little as they like, as long as they complete 5km or more. Fraser said: “People have asked how they can become more involved with my challenge and this allows them to come along and meet the charities to understand what they do and also what the entry will pay for. “100 per cent of the entry fee will be going to the charities as all facilities, equipment, medals and goodie bags have neither been given free or charge or funded through various channels. “The event only has 100 places and already we have sold 30 per cent so don’t wait to get your place.” Fraser set himself the challenge of running 19 marathons in 2019 to help the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation and St Helena Hospice. So far he has completed 12 and already smashed his personal best, now routinely crossing the finishing lines in under four hours. The event is also plastic free and runners are asked to bring their own reusable water bottle on the day for organisers to fill up for free. Fraser said he is hoping to set an example and run a marathon distance but said he would be stopping short of running for the full six hours. He added: “I’ll be staying for the whole six hours so I can cheer everyone on and give them some moral support. “Hopefully it will be cooler by the end of September!” Tickets cost £20 with the entire amount going towards the Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation and St Helena Hospice. To find out more or enter, go to http://bit.ly/AbbeyFraser

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Impact of knife crime discussed at 10th anniversary Aeromedical Conference Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) 10th anniversary Aeromedical Conference heard TV presenter Alex Beresford speak movingly about the impact of knife crime on society. Alex’s cousin Nathaniel Armstrong was tragically killed during a knife attack earlier this year.

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he Good Morning Britain weather presenter and antiknife crime campaigner spoke about the impact of knife crime on his own family and discussed ways of tackling the issue. Days before his cousin was attacked, Alex intervened during a knife crime debate on Good Morning Britain arguing that building more prisons was not the way to tackle the epidemic. Keynote speaker for the day was Assistant Commissioner Graham Ellis, Head of Operational Resilience and Special Operations Group at London Fire Brigade (LFB). The conference, held at

Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, brought together over 300 medical specialists and staff from emergency services to discuss aspects of pre-hospital medicine. The theme for the day was ‘Reflect, Learn, Innovate’. Delegates were welcomed to the event, which was sponsored by Specialist Aviation Services, Leonardo Helicopters, MDS Civil Engineering and Anglia Ruskin University, by Dr Ruth Jackson, the Pro Vice Chancellor for the School of Medicine Development at Anglia Ruskin University, EHAAT CEO Jane Gurney and Dr Ronan Fenton, Medical Director of EHAAT.

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Duncan Bew, Consultant Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, looked at the causes of knife crime. Dr Matt O’Meara, Pre-hospital Care Consultant at EHAAT and Dr Phil Cowburn, Medical Director of Great Western Air Ambulance, alongside Critical Care Paramedics Charli Watkins and Dee Gordon, each shared lessons learned from challenging cases. There were also presentations from Home Office Registered Forensic Pathologist Dr Ben Swift and San Diego-based Flight Paramedic Phil Grieve, who was EHAAT’s first Clinical Director. Ben Myer, Conference Lead and Clinical Manager at EHAAT said: “It’s been great to see so many colleagues come together to share knowledge and best practice on a range of subjects. Once again we attracted a group of high quality thought-provoking speakers and thank them for their openness and honesty. “The feedback we have had from delegates has been really positive, and we will continue to learn and improve the event going forward.”


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State-of-the-art beds to boost patient care Critical care patients at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals can now take part in rehabilitation more easily following the introduction of new state-of-the-art beds.

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ast Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which runs the hospitals, has so far taken delivery of 13 new beds, with a further 15 to follow in phases over the remainder of the year at a total investment of around £300,000.

The state-of-the-art models are fully adjustable and can be used to move patients into a variety of positions to aid their rehabilitation or help them stand up. They also include weighing scales, which will make

it much easier for staff to monitor their patient’s weight to determine drug doses or monitor their nutrition. Roz Yale, critical care matron with ESNEFT, said: “We are so pleased with these beds. They will make a real difference to the rehabilitation we are able to provide for our patients by allowing us to safely move them into a wide variety of different positions. “They are also fitted with alarms, which will alert staff if a patient tries to get out of bed without help, in turn increasing safety by reducing the risk of them falling.” Duncan Burbery, charge nurse for informatics, has led the project at Ipswich Hospital. He said: “These new beds will improve the experience our patients have while receiving care as well as increasing the range of rehab we are able to do with them. We are really pleased with them and look forward to taking delivery of the remaining beds later in the year.” The new beds are replacing old models which are now 11 years old.

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Mersea Island festival The Mersea Island Festival returns from Sunday 18th to Monday 26th August 2019 on the Essex coast. It’s the 39th year of the Festival – a week and weekend of inclusive activities and entertainment which bring together children, young people and adults with or without a physical or learning disability.

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he atmosphere is like no other with over 300 campers and volunteers from all over the East of England and beyond, all with a smile on their face, no matter their difficulties or differences. Those attending include families with disabled young people, members of friendship groups and clubs and the Festival provides an opportunity to try new activities, build self-confidence, make new friends and above all have loads of fun!

cinema and the Festival’s own talent show. Some visitors try activities that they would never have done ever in their life unless they went to Mersea Island Festival.

of a kind. The acts that people come up with are so unique and won’t be found anywhere else. There is no judgement whatsoever at Mersea so everyone feels comfortable expressing themselves to the fullest.

The Festival is operated by the Mersea Island Festival Trust, a registered charity and a group of over 60 dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers work together in all aspects of the camp to make sure that everyone can get the most from their stay.

My family and I attend every year and it is one of the only family camps which is inclusive to the needs of all of us. I’m the only one in my family with a disability, but nevertheless the Festival has become mine and my family’s favourite.

Places are available for the day, the weekend or the whole week. The programme includes a wide variety of activities including assisted climbing, zip wire, adventure course, archery, trampolining, art activities, circus skills, dance and band workshops, judo, quad bikes and being pulled through the water by a Newfoundland Dog. Offsite there’s an opportunity to play golf and go crabbing and fishing and in the evenings there are live bands, discos, a big screen

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Philippa is a wheelchair user and regular Festival attender. “I’ve been going to the Festival since 2013 and will continue to go until I’m old and grey. I completely fell in love with the place and now volunteer. The instructors couldn’t be nicer, always willing to help out with anything. Last year an instructor even held me up while I walked on a tight rope (attempted to anyway!). The camp concert is one

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Mersea Island Festival will always put a smile on your face and make you laugh. No matter what your challenges are in life, it will never fail to make you happy. From personal experience I know that this is definitely true. Come along to Mersea Island Festival and join our big family, you won’t regret it.” For further information about the Festival call 01206 383226, email info@ merseafestival.org.uk or visit www.merseafestival. org.uk


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International green energy award Boxford (Suffolk) Farms There was fierce competition at the International Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Biogas Awards at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2019 in Birmingham to celebrate those worldwide organisations and individuals who demonstrated outstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in support of this game-changing sector over the past year.

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ointly organised by the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), the 2019 Awards competition recognised companies from around the world across 14 categories. Boxford (Suffolk) Farms Ltd, is a third-generation family fruit farming business which was established in 1938, employs 250 staff and produces over 6200 tonnes of apples, cherries, soft fruit, and maize, from 200 hectares in the Dedham Vale AONB. The company was announced winner of the Best Biogas Plant Award – Sponsored by Pentair.

Boxford Farms were also delighted to be “Highly Commended” for the Most Circular City Award, for the most innovative approach to the integration of energy systems. The winner was Technical Bioenergy, Crete. Robert England, Boxford (Suffolk) Farms Director said: “For over 80 years, the Peake family’s long-term strategy has been to operate as a sustainable green business and we are really pleased that our achievements have been recognised by these prestigious awards. Our AD Biogas Plant was developed, utilising local resources and by-products from fruit-growing, packing and

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Copella Juice enterprises, and is producing renewable, green electricity and heat sources for Copella, BSF and our sister company, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa to lower input costs, reduce our carbon footprint, benefit local communities and the environment”. In terms of their fruit production, Boxford (Suffolk) Farms also lead the way in the UK with their excellent fruit quality and innovative growing techniques, winning both the Top Fruit Grower of the Year Award in 2015 and Soft Fruit Grower of the Year Award last year. WBA President David Newman commented: ‘Today we launched a major report on the global potential of biogas in addressing the environmental crisis and supporting the development of a sustainable circular economy. The people recognised tonight are at the forefront of our efforts to realise that potential. Congratulations to our worthy winners in leading the way.’


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When Littlegarth School decided to build a substantial new teaching facility, the first priority was to place brand new purpose built Reception classrooms right beside our delightful Nursery facilities. The Early Years at Littlegarth has always been a strength of the School and in our most recent ISI inspections (2014 and 2017) we were given the top grade of Excellent in all areas.

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Experienced staff delight in preparing our children for entry into Reception and this year our children were able to work and play beside their new classrooms and visit the classrooms regularly during the summer term. This has helped to ensure the smoothest of transitions into the Reception classes this September and the children have loved learning in their new classroom and outdoor learning areas. The fact that they are able to keep such close ties with their

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Nursery this term has provided extra comfort. Littlegarth is a co-educational independent school which supports children as they strive to develop a wide range of skills through our broad, balanced curriculum. The extensive grounds of Horkesley Park provide an ideal setting for a wide range of learning experiences for children from Nursery to Year 6. In addition to outstanding classroom teaching, EYFS children receive subject specialist teaching in sport, music, drama and French which continues throughout their time at the school. When children reach the age of eight, all lessons are taught by subject specialists in facilities that help to inspire the children to strive for excellence across the curriculum. If you would like to discover more about the excellent education provided to EYFS children at Littlegarth, please visit our website and contact our Registrar, Carolyne Morey, to arrange a visit.

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Construction of £3m drugs manufacturing facility underway at Colchester Hospital Work has begun to build a new specialist drugs unit at Colchester Hospital.

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he aseptic unit – where medications are prepared under strict rules to minimise the risk of infection – will mean patients in north Essex can continue to benefit from tailor-made treatment that’s manufactured on the Turner Road site, including chemotherapy drugs for cancer. It will provide additional space and improve the flow of the drug manufacturing process to meet increasing demand for aseptic services from the local community. The £3million drugs

manufacturing facility, which will be built next to the existing pharmacy building, is due to open in the summer of 2020.

timely and high quality treatments for our patients.”

Stephen Pullen, deputy pharmacy production manager at Colchester Hospital, said: “We’re enormously pleased to see that construction has started after many months of planning and design work.

Highly-skilled staff will make aseptically prepared products, including chemotherapy drugs, in the purpose built, two-storey building, as well as a range of general intravenous preparations, parenteral nutrition, radioactive injections and blood labelling for use in nuclear medicine.

“I look forward to working closely with everyone involved to provide this much-needed state-of-theart facility that will deliver

Nick Hulme is Chief Executive of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT), which runs Colchester Hospital. He said: “Having this modern manufacturing pharmacy unit will mean we’re able to cope with rising numbers of patients in the community we serve. “We want to treat people as quickly as possible and this facility will help us to do that and meet our patients’ needs.” The new unit will comply with Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) standards and will be large enough to accommodate more of the isolator units used in the manufacturing process for increased production in the future.

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ESNEFT board to meet Patients, carers and the public have been invited to East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s (ESNEFT) next board meeting.

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uring the meeting, a patient will describe their experience of receiving care at the trust, which runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals as well as a wide range of community health services. The board will also look at ESNEFT’s finances, as well as the way it the trust is performing against government indicators, such as cancer waiting times and referral to treatment targets.

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Board chair Helen Taylor and chief executive Nick Hulme will also give verbal reports on issues affecting ESNEFT and the wider NHS.

The meeting will run from 9.30am to midday in seminar rooms 2 and 3 at the Post Graduate Medical Centre at Colchester Hospital.

Anyone with an interest in healthcare is welcome to attend and will be given the chance to ask questions.

Agenda papers will be available at www.esneft. nhs.uk a few days before the meeting.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) new shop in Braintree has been officially opened at a ceremony attended by Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Lord Lieutenant of Essex. It takes the total number of EHAAT shops across Essex and Hertfordshire to nine.

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brief ceremony took place at the shop, located at 90 High Street, Braintree, during which a ribbon was cut to mark the occasion. The event was attended by Cllr Angela Kilmartin,

Chairman of Braintree Council, EHAAT CEO Jane Gurney, and members of the council. Tara McIntyre from Braintree, a former airlifted patient, spoke movingly about how the Charity had touched her life.

Mrs Gurney said: “Opening shops like this is really important to EHAAT. We are a charity, and without access to National Lottery funding and only limited support from Government, we rely on the generosity and the goodwill

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Julie Moore-Dale (Shop Manager) and Tara McIntyre (airlifted patient) of the people and businesses of communities across Essex and Hertfordshire. Without the support we receive, we would not be flying and saving lives.” Tara McIntyre, who was airlifted by one of the Charity’s critical care teams in 2014 said: “I had a serious road traffic collision when I was just 22. I was driving to visit my grandad on his birthday and a drunk driver crashed into me. If it wasn’t for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance I wouldn’t be here today. “They assessed my injuries and were

able to perform the appropriate emergency treatment.

ways they can support us, such as fundraising or volunteering.

Because of my accident and the treatment I have received, I’ve made it my aim to support and raise money for this amazing service.”

“The response we’ve had from people donating goods or coming into the shop has been really positive and we are looking forward to welcoming the people of Braintree through our doors.”

Donna Lee, EHAAT’s Head of Retail said: “We are really excited to be opening this new shop in Braintree. Our shops play a vital part in raising the £750,000 the charity needs each month to remain operational and saving lives. “They are also places where people can come in and find out more about our work and learn about the many elite magazine 189

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he evening started with the Annual General Meeting, chaired by the President, Sir Bob Russell, when the usual items were discussed and matters agreed for the coming year. The report of the year’s main events will be included in next month’s issue as the Society does not hold meetings in July and August. We restart on Thursday 19th September when Patrick Denney’s lecture is entitled ‘The Genteel Class of Georgian Colchester and their homes’. After the AGM, with Peter Berridge being indisposed, his place was taken by Patrick Denney who presented an enlightening talk about D-Day Memories of 6th June 1944, featuring four Colchester people who were actively involved and whom he had previously interviewed some years previously. These people were Mr O S Avis of Ipswich Road; Mr Arthur Parsonson, a former Mayor of Colchester, whose famtily

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ran a bakery in Magdalen Street and a basket making busines on North Hill; Mr Felix Johnson, who had worked at the Borough Treassurer’s Office and Mr George Young, a former master at Colchester Royal Grammar School. Each of their stories included lurid details of their differing very dangerous situations when involved in the landings on the French Coast, which was, of course, heavily guarded by very well armed German forces. All four of them were exposed to heavy opposing fire power. Two of the accounts featured readings and 2 featured recordings of parts of Patrick’s original interviews with illustrations where possible. Although these events took place 75 years ago, the audience was actively impressed by the heroic involvement of each of the four people featured in Patrick’s talk.


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Blesma is new National partner of make a smile lottery Make a smile lottery and Blesma are proud to announce a lottery partnership together, with effect from this month. The Essex based charity has teamed up with make a smile lottery as part of its continuing mission to enable Limbless Veterans throughout the UK to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

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lesma supporters can now join the make a smile lottery draw, specifically to support Blesma, giving them the chance to win weekly cash prizes each and every week, while supporting essential services for Limbless and injured Veterans. Blesma, is the 7th charity to join make a smile lottery, but the first National Charity to join. Make a smile lottery is owned and operated by St Helena Hospice based in Colchester, which means that all proceeds of the lottery go back to the charity partners, and back into hospice care. Sally Thomas, Marketing Manager for make a smile lottery commented “We have been speaking to Blesma for a few months about how our lottery could help them provide

an essential and reliable regular income to help fund their services. We are delighted that they have decided to join us, and we hope that it will be a longlasting partnership in which we can help them raise some much needed income. We are a charity ourselves, and the great thing about our lottery is that all profits go back to the charity sector” “We have 18 years’ experience of running a successful lottery operation for hospices and charities all over Great Britain and are extremely blessed to have the opportunity to expand and work with other amazing charities such as Blesma and support the work that they do” Tony Bloomfield, Associate

Director of Fundraising at Blesma commented “We are really excited to be launching the new weekly draw with make a smile lottery, it’s a fantastic way to support our vital work for veterans while having the chance to win some great cash prizes” Blesma was founded in the aftermath of the First World War, in which 40,000 British men lost limbs. The aim is to raise £500,000 over the next three years for Blesma to help support their services. For just £1 per entry to the draw each week, lottery members have the chance to win one of 16 guaranteed weekly prizes, including a top prize of £250 and a further 15 £10 prizes. There will also be a rollover jackpot of £200 which if not won increases by £200 each week up to a maximum of £10,000. Supporters can either join up with one of the fundraisers or online by visiting: www. makeasmilelottery.org.uk or calling: 0300 303 4500 For more information about Blesma, visit www.blesma. org

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Increase in reports of children being NSPCC has urged parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays, after seeing a 21 per cent rise in contacts about the issue last summer. [1]

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s schools in England and Wales break-up for summer the child protection charity has revealed specialist practitioners on its helpline received 5,737 calls and emails in 2018/19 from adults concerned about youngsters being left home alone. [2] Nearly a third of those calls and emails were between the summer months of July to September when children are away from school for at least six weeks. [3] In 2018/19, the helpline made 164 referrals to agencies based in local authorities across Essex from members of the public concerned about a child that was left home alone.* While some of the 1,824 contacts to the NSPCC helpline in summer 2018 were from adults simply seeking advice on when it is appropriate to leave children unattended, a worrying 70 per cent of those contacts were judged so serious by the NSPCC they were passed on to police or social services. [4]

use dangerous kitchen equipment and siblings fighting over iPads and games. A concerned relative told the helpline: “I’m aware in the past my teenage grandson has been left home alone in the daytime and evenings while his mum goes out. At the moment, he’s being left home alone every day. He doesn’t have any friends or family in the new town so all he can do is play on his game station all day. The last time I saw him he looked really unhappy.” Although the law does not give a minimum age at which children can be left on their own, parents and carers can be prosecuted for cruelty to a child, which includes

Across the year worried callers reported children being left alone overnight, young children left to feed themselves and

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neglect, abandonment and failure to protect, if children are put at risk of suffering or injury. Louise Exton, NSPCC helpline manager said: “Summer holidays can be a fun time for children but it is also when they are more likely to be left home alone as parents face increasing childcare pressures. Childcare is the biggest cost for families after housing, which could explain why we see a spike in calls to our helpline during these months. “Leaving your child home alone can be a difficult decision as children mature at different ages – there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer. Parents are best placed to know what is right for their child so it’s vital there is flexibility for them to decide,


left home alone during school holidays Third of contacts about children left unsupervised were during summer months Charity encourages parents to talk to their children about staying safe online, as well as offline NSPCC makes 164 referrals due to concerns about children in Essex but we would urge them to think carefully and use their common sense when deciding if their child could cope.”

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prosecuted for neglect if it is judged that they placed a child at risk by leaving them at home alone. • A child should never be left at home alone if they do not feel comfortable with it, regardless of their age. • If a child has additional needs, these should be considered when leaving them at home alone or with an older sibling. • When leaving a younger child with an older sibling think about what may happen if they were to have a falling out - would they both be safe?

The NSPCC have issued the following guidance to help parents and carers The charity is also encouraging decide when to leave children home parents to use the start of the alone: summer holidays to remind their children about staying safe online, • Babies, toddlers and very young as inevitably they will be gaming children should never be left and using their mobiles a lot more. alone. • Children under the age of 12 are If children are going to be left home rarely mature enough to cope in alone and using online devices it an emergency and should not is important for parents to explore be left at home alone for a long their online world together, and put period of time. boundaries in place. • Children under the age of 16 should not be left alone Laura Randall, NSPCC Associate Head 1. In 2018/19, the NSPCC helpline received 1,824 contacts to the NSPCC helpline during July, August and September 2018 about children left unsupervised. In 2017/18 the NSPCC helpline received 1,511 contacts during July, August and September 2017 about the same issue. Resulting in a 21 per cent increase. 2. In 2018/19 there were a total of 5,737 contacts about a child that was left alone/ unsupervised. 3. From the total amount of contacts in 2018/19 about children left unsupervised (5,737), 1,824 were in summer 2018, which is 32% of all contacts about children left home alone. 4. 1,274 out of 1,824 contacts (70%) about children left unsupervised in summer 2018 were referred to police or social services. 5. A fifth (20%) of UK surveyed parents of 8-13 year olds believe the greatest online risk to their child is not talking to their parent about something they have seen which has worried or concerned them online. This statistic is from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 8,921 UK adults of which 848 were parents of children aged 8-13. Fieldwork was undertaken between 28 June – 4 July 2019. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all UK adults (aged 18+).

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of Child Safety Online said: “One of the best ways for parents to keep their children safe is by having regular conversations about what they are doing online – similar to finding out about their day at home or school. Parents will be able to spot any problems, and should encourage their child to come to them if they’re worried, as well as make sure their child knows what’s ok to share online - and what’s not. “Today’s children don’t see the division between online and offline worlds, so it is vital that parents talk to them about the possible dangers they could face online, and how to protect themselves. Just as you would with all the offline places they socialise and play.” In a recent YouGov survey the NSPCC found that a fifth of UK parents of 8-13 year olds believe the greatest online risk to their child is not talking to their parents about something they have seen which has worried or concerned them online. To make sure parents are fully equipped to continue talking to their children about their online world the NSPCC has joined forces with O2, and created lots of advice, including on the most popular sites, apps and games children use. And if parents are still not sure where to start then they can call the O2 and NSPCC online safety advice line (0808 800 5002) for free expert advice on setting-up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings or using social networks.

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Helen Rollason Cancer Charity celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vintage Fair at Cressing Temple Barns! A record number of nostalgia-seeking families flocked to Cressing Temple Barns for the HRCC Vintage Fair – raising money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The annual event is one of the charity’s flagship fundraisers and attracts visitors from around the region looking to enjoy a day of live entertainment, classic cars, music, dancing, stalls and much more.

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entertained with a variety of crafts, games, ice creams and even pie throwing, courtesy of the UK Pie Party.


There was plenty of opportunity for shopping with independent traders selling a selection of vintage clothing, crafts, jewellery, collectables, upcycled items, accessories and food. Hair and beauty experts, HairRaid Shelter, also proved popular, offering visitors a chance for a vintage make-over. One of the major draws of the event was the vast selection of refreshment options on offer. Foodies were able to enjoy gastronomic treats and tasty drinks from the likes of Moley The Little Drinks Van, The Hog Shed, Tipsey Grey Ltd, The Giggly Pig Company, Twisted Cider, Cheese & Pie Man and Lavender Blue Vintage Teas.

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity 2019 Vintage Fair said: “It was fantastic to see so many people coming along to the 10th anniversary of our Vintage Fair to enjoy themselves while supporting our charity. The fair has been a great success and looks set to have raised over £15,000 with more funds still coming in! The money will go towards supporting those

affected by cancer in Essex, London and Hertfordshire. We would like to thank all of our visitors, stall holders and volunteer helpers for making it such a great event.” Find out more about the great work that Helen Rollason Cancer Charity does by visiting www. helenrollason.org.uk

Vicki Butcher, organiser for

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Concert Marks Conductors 25 Years of Service West Bergholt Concert & Training Bands wrapped up their summer activities with a wonderful concert of film music at St Luke’s in Tiptree, which saw a packed church treated to music from over 80 years of films.

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articular highlights were the beautifully delicate Intermezzo Sinfonico (from Raging Bull & The Godfather) and selections from Disney’s Lion King and Beauty And The Beast. The evening also featured impressive solos from some of the band’s young musicians who are sadly leaving either for University, the Armed services or the Royal Academy of Music. One of the parents of a departing musician thanked the band for all they’ve done, saying

“I can’t express just how important the band has been in my son’s musical development”. As well as saying farewell to some of the band’s talented young players, the concert also celebrated a very special occasion – exactly 25 years since the band’s conductor first took over the baton. After the band presented him with a selection of gifts to mark the occasion, the surprised and visibly emotional conductor lead the band through the band’s signature tune Dixie Patrol,

which was selected by the band’s late founder Sid Cooper. Having lost a number of young players to pastures new, the band will be looking for some young(er) members to replace them. There’s no audition to join the band – Brass & Woodwind players are instead invited to come and try the band either at the first Autumn rehearsal at Heathlands School West Bergholt on September 6th, or at the special “Come And Try” nights on September 13th or 20th. Details are on the band’s excellent website www.wbcb. org, or you can email the Conductor on Conductor@ wbcb.org or phone Graham on 07941 947541. Our Training Band (6pm-7pm) is perfect for Grades 1-4, and our Concert Band (7pm-9pm ) for Grade 4 and above. Hopefully we’ve persuaded you or your budding young musician to come and join us…we’ve got some great music next term, and our ethos is to play fun music in a fun environment. We hope to see you soon.

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WHATS ON COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE Church Street, Colchester, CO1 1NF www.colchesterartscentre.com SEPT 1

COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOUR

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TONY WOODS PROJECT

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SPEAR OF DESTINY (ONE EYED JACKS 35TH ANNIVERSARY) *

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MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH *

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THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB *

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ADULT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP - VORTESSA: GILF ISLAND

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CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: PEOPLES’ CHOICE!

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CHRISTINA BIANCO: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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CHAINES + JULIA REIDY & SUZE WHAITES

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FRISKY & MANNISH: POPLAB *

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CLIVE CARROLL *

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SINDHU VEE: SANDHOG

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RICHARD STRANGE PERFORMS THE SONGS OF LOU REED *

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JONNY AND THE BAPTISTS LOVE COLCHESTER AND HATE BASTARDS

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GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS: HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE [RELAXED]

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Every Saturday morning Colchester’s parkrun takes place in the town’s iconic Castle Park. Join this popular run every Saturday morning as the route takes you through award-winning Victorian parkland, around the historic Castle and through the town’s Roman walls.

A walk lasting up to 1 1/2 hours, covering more of the park’s area, on surfaced and un-surfaced paths, with some steeper inclines in places Sun 25 Aug 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 8 Sep 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 22 Sep 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 6 Oct 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 20 Oct 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 3 Nov 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 17 Nov 2019 11:00 to 12:30 Sun 1 Dec 2019 11:00 to 12:30

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Bromans Lane, East Mersea, CO5 8UE. Mersea Island FREE parkrun? It is a 5km run - it’s you against the clock. Every Saturday at 9:00am. email merseaislandhelpers@parkrun.com www.parkrun.org.uk/merseaisland

Sunday Stroll - High Woods

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Munning Museum

Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ 01206 322127 www.munningsmuseum.org.uk Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist 1918 Art Exhibition, Sat 23 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019 The exhibition has been developed by the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, in partnership with The Munnings Art Museum and generously supported by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.

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WHATS ON 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT Telephone: 01206 366000 tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk

Wednesday 28th August at 7.30pm The “IN’ Crowd: Jazz in the 60’s Blessed with a rich voice and superb sense of swing, Kevin Fitzsimmons explores songs by cool jazz artists such as Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis.

Tickets: £14, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16’s) The Comedy of Magic Saturday 31st August at 8pm Martin Cox is back. If you saw the sell out Tour last year A fistful of Magic you are going to love this as Martin has two Magic Friends with him this time. Andy Reay - The Clown Prince of Magic Andy is one of the funniest comedy Magicians in the UK today. Andy Clockwise - Andy has unique style of Magic and comedy everyone loves him Martin Cox - Martin is a multi award winning magician and a Member of The Inner Magic Circle. He has been enjoyed all over the UK and USA

Tickets: £12 Lucas and Albert (film) Wednesday 4th Thursday 5th September at 7.30pm Lucas and Albert (“a double act with gonads”) is the story of two ageing hitmen who have been put together on what could be their last job. The film is a black comedy thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing as you accompany Lucas and Albert on their journey.

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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Friday 6th - Saturday 7th September at 7.30pm The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. With its heroes, heartbreak, debonair villains and a dashing duel, this adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen’s classic novel. A cast of five actors and DOT’s renowned comedic style make this comedy of manners a production not to be missed.

Tickets: £13 Spring Awakening - Music by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater Wednesday 11th Saturday 14th September at 7.45pm In 19th century Germany, young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence.... discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way.

Tickets: £14, £12 (over 65, FTS, under 16) Directing Two-Day Workshop Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th September at 9.30am-4.30pm Matthew Morgan-Stevens (Director, Actor, Lecturer in Acting) invites those with a passion for directing (from novice through to experienced!) to this practical two-day workshop focusing on a number of techniques for approaching text both inside and outside the rehearsal room. Matthew trained at East 15 Acting School and, after a few years of touring theatre and festivals, found himself teaching at Colchester Institute on both the Acting and Musical Theatre courses, where he has directed a whole range of productions from full-scale Musicals to devised pieces on-board the Colne Lightship!

Tickets: £60 for both days

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