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Palm Sunday: Blessing of palms and Mass at 10 am Maundy Thursday: Mass and foot-washing at 7.30 pm Good Friday: Stations at 10 am Good Friday: Veneration of the cross at 12 noon


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He is risen! Alleluia! ST PETER & ST PAUL:

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Contact the parish clergy Father Jeff Woolnough 01702 525323 and Father Bob White 01268 543910. The Ordinariate is a structure created by Pope Benedict XVI to assist Anglican converts to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. A very warm welcome awaits you all! Look out for the regular Saturday coffee mornings as advertised on the exterior notice board.

St Peter & St Paul church, Church Road, Hockley SS5 6AE Parish Priest: Father Ken Havey (01702) 203668 or find us on Facebook A great welcome awaits you at A great welcome awaits you at A great welcome awaits you at

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ochford District Council (RDC) held a week long planning exhibition in the Hockley Library at the beginning of March. It stated on the RDC website that it was an exhibition of ‘’Our recently adopted Allocations Document sets out details of the sites to be developed across the district over the next fifteen years for housing, employment and other uses’’. In spite of this statement it did not include the Hockley Area Action Plan (HAAP). After visiting the exhibition I was left disappointed. It was just a few A3 pages stuck to a corner of the entrance hall that tells you nothing that anyone that has an interest in our area doesn’t already know. What was the point? A complete waste of time and effort! I hope they didn’t use council money to pay a consultant to set this up.


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t the February Essex Police monthly Neighbourhood Action Panel (NAP) meeting we found that this January’s crime figures more than doubled from last year for Hockley where as Rochford’s were much the same, caused by theft from unlocked Alan James cars left on drives and house break-ins. Vice Chair of Hockley and Hawkwell Residents Associations

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upiter will still be blazing down from the southwest with the bright reddish starlike point of Mars rising rapidly in the east as darkness takes hold. It is around this time of year when the days are warming up but the upper atmosphere is still very cold where tiny ice crystals form and the combination of sunlight being refracted through them produces an effect known as Sundogs or Parhelia. When the Sun is around 20 to 30 degrees above the horizon (east or west) and conditions are right, patches of rainbow coloured light can appear at some distance either side of the Sun. These only last for a short while and can fluctuate in strength either individually or together before disappearing. Take care not to look directly at the Sun as you will damage your eyes. The Lyrid Meteor Shower takes place between 18th and 25th April reaching a maximum on the 22nd. If you would like to see the planets etc through a telescope, we hold free observing evenings. Call for details.


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hangri-La Cattery re-opened their doors to our feline friends in the summer of 2013, following a change of owner and an extensive refurbishment. Not only do they board cats privately, but they have also become a firm supporter of the RSPCA Essex South, Southend & District Branch since reopening. This branch of the RSPCA is run by a small group of volunteers, who dedicate their spare time to helping animals who have been subjected to cruelty or neglect. They are also a selffunded branch so the volunteers work hard throughout the year fundraising to raise money for vital medical and food bills, most recently they have been trying to raise funds for an incubator for new-born kittens who come into care without a mother. If you are thinking of getting a rescue cat or kitten, then why not come and meet some of the rescue cats at Shangri-La Cattery. As part of the re-homing process, RSPCA cats and kittens are vaccinated, neutered and micro chipped. Call 01702 232096 Mobile 07830224068 Shangri-La Cattery Lower Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 5LT Please donate at:

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for people aged 55+. With guidance from our qualified instructor, you will gain new skills and confidence in the sport. What’s happening? Come along for coffee and buscuits beforehand and stay and Learn a new hobby G and IN C socialise over a hot lunch after. N E F + meet new friends 55 and fencingatisour The club is every Tuesday, 11am - 12-15pm £5pp Fencing club for people What’s happening? Please pre-book lunch three days in advance if you require it. aged Learn a 55+. new hobbyWith and Coffee and biscuits are £1pp and hot guidance lunch £4pp. meet newis friends at our our from Fencing club for people For more info or to book contact: qualified aged 55+. Withinstructor, you guidance fromnew our n the late 1800’s there were quite a few Brick Making Works Guest Services on 01702 562690 will gain skills and qualified instructor, you in our area. The one shown above is the Hawkwell Brickfields confidence in this sport. email will gain new skills and confidencealong in this sport. Limited operating from about the 1930’s to 1950’s. The picture Come for coffee When is it? Come along for coffee When is it? and biscuits beforehand shows the bricks being fired in a ‘clamp’ (a pile of bricks for Starts 12th March. and biscuits beforehand Starts 12th March. Every Tuesday and stay and socialise Every burning). Tuesday and stay and socialise The man at the top was Leslie Staines. According to 11am-12:15pm over a hotdesign, lunch after. 11am-12:15pm here to start when it comes to interior over a hot lunch after. an an expert, in the history of brick making, (Mr Adrian Corder-Birch) b r U What’s the cost? , ome you have the inspirational magazines, you’ve INGSh EAT TH Fencing £5pp GR this one was located between Lincoln Road and Rectory Avenue, ING DO What’s the cost? “IT’S ABOUT E GREAT JOYING TH challenged the paint section of B&Q and yourD ENliving LOVING AN Fencing £5pp Please pre-book lunch 3 close to Hogarth Way. URES’” Next step? ADVENT daysUTinof advance if you CHIEF SCO room now represents the decorating version of Gray! RYLLS, Shades GFifty - BEAR Guest Contact Services require it. On the 1873 map of Hawkwell is shown a brickfield just off Coffee and Biscuits Coming soon is our in house colourNext advisory service, using£1ppa Please pre-book lunch 3 on 01702 562690 or at step? Hot Lunch £4pp Woodlands days in advance if youRoad, right in the centre of Hockley village. It has selection of A2 colour boards in the latest calm orand cool neutrals, require it. for more info Guest to book. Services Contact completely disappeared, the only memory being the name a striking pallet of feature colours ason well as an assortment and Biscuits £1pp 01702 562690 or at of CoffeeKilnwood Avenue. £4pp wallpapers and fabric’s, all of which will be available to rent Hot Lunch Another brickfi eld in Hockley was right next to the rails at for less than a tester pot of paint! for more info or to book. Hockley Station. Then there was another on the 1873 map on We will sit with you and establish the style you’re aiming to the B1013 just before the turn into the old Cherry Orchard Lane. achieve and put together the colour palette that works with On the left of the new Cherry Orchard Lane the workers’ cottages that look, as well as offering advice on furnishings and accessories are still there. I can remember seeing the little train which that compliments the design, pointing you in the right direction ran on rails right across the old road carrying the freshly dug for creating the perfect mood board. earth to make the bricks. Contact us on 01702 204115. Margaret Chambers - Local History Recorder for Hawkwell. See advert on Page 5


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n the 13th of April my partner and I will be running 26.2 miles in the London marathon, I have to admit the training has not been easy and if my feet could talk they would be shouting at me to stop, but it is all in a good cause and that is the only thing that is keeping me going. We are both running for Havens Hospices right here in Essex, a fantastic charity who take care of children and adults with life limiting diseases and supporting their families too. Of course we are trying to raise as much money as possible for Havens Hospices and I am writing this to thank some of the local businesses who have helped us with an event we held last month. I very cheekily asked the local shops for raffle prizes for our ladies day that we held at our house and because of their generosity we managed to raise £400. So a big thank you to Potters of Hockley, Blumeringue, Twinkle, CJ’s Bowling and the Shuhag Tandoori Restaurant for their kind donations. Our next event is a charity football match on the 25th May at Basildon football ground, kick off is at 2pm, with a number of ex pro’s playing against those who didn’t quite make it (sorry boys) Please come along and watch and helps us raise even more money for Havens hospices. Su Harrison

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Rochford Hundred Golf Club


ochford Hundred Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is proud to boast that the club house, once the home of Anne Boleyn, is probably the oldest golf clubhouse in the world. Set in rolling parkland with a reputation of having superbly maintained fairway and excellent true rolling greens affords a great experience for the discerning golfer with water coming into play on several holes Our gentlemen’s and cadet’s sections enjoy great local, national and international success with a full calendar of domestic and inter-club competition. Our very friendly and welcoming Ladies section enjoy exclusive use of the course on Tuesday mornings and have a full social and golfing calendar. Extensive refurbishments are being carried out to the first floor of our Grade 1 listed building offering new changing rooms for our ladies and a relaxing “day room” and full conference facilities for members and guests. Our renowned Sunday afternoon and Friday evening carveries complement our varied menus and well stocked bar. For further information please contact Club Secretary/Manager Neil Wells 01702 544302 Read our complete on-line brochure on our web-site See advert on Page 3

but will return on 27th April to enjoy our quarterly Quiz afternoon. “Together on Sunday Afternoon” is a social group for anyone who would otherwise be on their own, to enjoy an afternoon tea and a variety of activities. The venue is Hockley Public Hall, and time 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For more details you are welcome to telephone Jan and Colin on 01702 203659. 15

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