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Hockley Living Issue 51, OCTOBER 2016 FREE Monthly

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Church Services, Events & Local Info

Light Party!

Church Services & Events THE ODDFELLOWS FRIENDLY SOCIETY THE STEPNEY AND SOUTH ESSEX BRANCH

ARE HOLDING 3 CRAFT FAIRS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE 55+ CENTRE, HOCKLEY

A fun Christian alternative to Halloween! Exciting free activities for 3-11 year olds crafts, games & a glow in the dark disco! New for 2016! Pizza snack made by the young people Join us on Monday 31st October Emmanuel Church, Hawkwell 4.45-6.30pm RSVP by Friday 28th Oct to Church office: 01702 543514 Email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com

First Saturday of the month. October, half day November, half day December, full day

Looking ahead to November: Saturday 5th November, 3 pm, at the church Service of prayer and reflection for the bereaved All welcome.

If you wish to book a table for any or all of the events please contact Nicola on 01702 208746 / 07802678255 Or email Nicola.O’Riordan@oddfellows.co.uk Tables cost £5 the half day £10 for the full day in December. Please note that the full day will be a Winter Wonderland Fair. The full day price includes lunch.

Free taster session at Hockley Pre-school

H

ockley Pre-school is hosting a free taster session for families starting to think about pre-school provision for their little ones. There will be lots of activities for the children to try and the staff will be there to show the families around and answer any questions. You can drop in anytime from 1pm until 2.30pm, the Pre-school is located at the United Reformed Church, Bramerton Road, Hockley. If you have any enquiries please call 07415 728 665. Hockley Pre-school celebrated its 50th Year in 2016. It is a registered charity run by a Parent Committee, with a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted. See their advert on page 10

Christmas Lights Street Event

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ockley Parish Council has encountered some late safety challenges with the Christmas Lights Street Event this year which we do not have the resources to resolve between now and November. Rather than compromise public safety or scale down the event, the council has made the difficult decision to postpone the activities for this year. We are all very disappointed but would like to assure everyone that we are committed to revisiting plans for 2017 and rolling out other attractions which can be safely managed. The lights will go up in Hockley as usual and we will hold the Children’s Colouring Competition in the Parish Hall. We hope we can rely on your continued support and if you wish to be involved next year we would be pleased to hear from you. www.hockley-essex.gov.uk

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Friday 11 November, 7 for 7.30 pm Quiz Night at Hockley Public Hall Tables of 6-8, £6 per person. Please call Margaret on 01702 204555 for tickets th

ST PETER & ST PAUL:

Or Dave 07802896304 Jesus is the Light of the World

ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH

The Oddfellows is the trading name of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society Limited, Incorporated and registered in England and Wales No. 223F. Registered Office Oddfellows House, 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WB

St Teresa of the Child Jesus RC Church

“On the edge of the village; at the heart of the community.” St Peter & St Paul church, Church Road, Hockley SS5 6AE Parish Priest: Father Ken Havey (01702) 203668 www.stpeterandstpaulhockley.org or find us on Facebook

109 Ashingdon Road Rochford SS4 1RF

St Pius X RC Church

Join us for an Act of Remembrance for those affected by war Followed by an opportunity to light a candle to remember those we love who are no longer with us

56 Main Road Hockley SS5 4QH

01702 544334

WEEKEND SERVICES

SATURDAY 5.30PM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 10.30AM AT ST TERESAS SUNDAY 9.00 AT ST PIUS X

Please refer to website for all services www.rcrochford.org

Stepping Stones Support for the bereaved

Meeting at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Rectory Road, Hawkwell Monday 3rd October & Monday 7th November 1:30pm – 3:30pm And the first Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome. 01702 543514 email: pcchawkwell@btconnect.com Hockley Living

Sunday 13th November 10.30am BRAMERTON ROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH

Our OCTOBER Services and Events Sunday Morning Services: 9.15am St Mary’s 11.00am Emmanuel ------------------------------

2 Oct Celebration 9 Oct Holy Communion 16 Oct All Age Service

During this service we will receive SHOE BOXES 0 for Operation Christmas Child

23 Oct Morning Praise 30 Oct Morning Praise

Cuppa, Cake & Chat: 2 -3.15pm Tues 4 Oct at Emmanuel Coffee Morning: 10-12noon Tues18 Oct at St Mary’s Light Party: 4.45 -6.30pm Mon 31 Oct at Emmanuel Carols on the Green: 2.30 – 6.30pm Sat 3 Dec Hawkwell Green and Emmanuel Church Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift

Autumn Walk ALL WELCOME Local guided walk followed by a simple lunch of soup and a roll To join us for the walk 10am – 1pm Sat 15 Oct or for lunch or both Emmanuel Hall

Southend Area Ordinariate

We are based at the Catholic Church of St. Peter, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea in Eastwood Road North. We exist to promote the ecumenical vision of Pope Benedict XVI for Anglicans who in conscience wish to enter into full communion with the Holy See and become Catholic. We have a talented and dedicated pastoral ministry team, with familiar names leading us to help us achieve our goal of proclaiming the unity of Christ’s Church. Fathers’ Jeff Woolnough , Bob White, Michael Halsall and Deacon Richard Cerson are all ex- Anglican ministers who have been ordained for service in the Roman Catholic Church. Our Sunday mass times: 8.30 & 10.15am with an evening mass at 6pm. Mass Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri/Sat - 9.30am. Tues evening Ordinariate Rite 7.30pm. Confessions Tuesday 6.45-7.15pm Sat 10- 10.30pm. All enquiries to Group Pastor and Parish Priest of St. Peter’s: Father Jeff Woolnough - 01702 522879 - Parish Office. Http://jeffwoolnougholw.blogspot.co.uk www.saint-peters.co.uk

All are welcome and invited to stay for refreshments following the service.

Check out our website www.bramcom.co.uk Contact Rev David Sebley 01702 203557 Hockley Living

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Early autumn Bring in tender plants under cover before the first frosts. Hands 4 Voices Signing Choir Plant or move evergreens and conifers while the soil is still warm. Plant spring bedding, such as wallflowers, and polyanthus The choir, who perform to songs using sign language, have had Hands Hands 4 Voices Choir 4 VoicesSigning Signing Choir and plant your spring bulbs.

another busy year. They have held workshops at a local Primary Hands 4 Voices Signing Choir Mid autumn school,The twice Havens Hospices and are choir,performed who perform for to songs using sign language, have hadyet to Tidy up the perennials, removing dead stems but leaving the They held workshops at alanguage, local Primary another busy year. The choir, who perform to songs using sign perform at more for the rest of the year. They also The choir, whoevents perform tohave songs using sign language, have hadarehave seed heads for birds to eat. school, twice performed for Havens Hospices and arePrimary yet to another busy year. They have held workshops at a local proud toperform have raised more for charity bringing their Plant deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers. another busy year. They havefunds held workshops atareaalso localtota Pri at more events for the rest of the year. school, twice performed for Havens Hospices andThey are yet to Lay new lawns, so long as soil is not too wet. to events overmore £17,000 in 5 Hospices years. proud toathave funds for bringing their total school, twice performed for Havens and are ye perform moreraised for the rest ofcharity the year. They are also Batten down the hatches, ensuring that nothing can blow about and cause damage on windy nights. perform

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Top Cats Cattery Rt Hon Mark Francois MP Member of Parliament for Rayleigh and Wickford Constituents who wish to see their local Member of Parliament at one of his twice monthly constituency surgeries are encouraged to telephone 01268 742 044 to enquire about future dates and to make an appointment. For any other enquiries please contact Mark Francois via: House of Commons, Westminster, SW1A 0AA mark.francois.mp@parliament.uk markfrancois.com facebook.com/MarkFrancoisRayleighandWickford/

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stablished over 20 years ago, Top Cats Cattery, situated off Greensward Lane in Hockley, has gone from strength to strength to become one of the area’s most popular boarding catteries. Born out of a love for cats and a vision to create the highest quality accommodation and care, Top Cats has gained a reputation that is hard to beat, but never taken for granted. Top Cats is also pleased to support the work of Cats Protection providing a safe, loving environment for cats in their care whilst awaiting rehoming. Set in beautiful surroundings and run with efficiency and commitment to provide the best care and attention, Top Cats offers its customers, new and old, a very warm welcome and a place to leave their cats with confidence. Come and see for yourself! EVERY CAT DESERVES TO BE A TOP CAT! See advert on page 12

s the great golden sun descends behind the mounts, a visual miracle conjures upon the water of Dong Hu’s face. Dong Hu, literally translates to ‘East Lake’; a massive lake within the city borders of Wuhan. Dong Hu is the biggest city lake in the whole of China with millions of visitors attracted by its vast scenery each year, with an area over 85km squared. Dong Hu is famous in Wuhan and its domestic province, Hubei. There are many typical touristy sites, including boat rides that secure passage from one end of the lake to the other and scenery gardens which boast the serenading beauty of summer’s bloom. Another feature of Dong Hu’s character is its access to ancient pagodas and shrines. These are situated upon the high reaches of the lake’s mounts and can present a great view of Wuhan on a clear day. As well as its geographical fascination; Dong Hu offers a historical myth shrouded with mystery. It has been said that upon the sun’s setting reflection, one can look into the lake and see what one desires most. The reflection has lured many travelers to risk claiming the illusions of their desires, only to jump into

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Joel Windle, writer and photographer. For more information about visiting China please email: windlejoel@hotmail.co.uk

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n the 16th of August 2016 I attended along with about 40 other residents, a Hockley Parish Workshop hosted by Hockley Parish Council (HPC) but presented by Rochford District Council (RDC). About ten years ago a Hockley Village Plan was produced and about five years ago a Hockley Area Action Plan. A lot of good stuff was generated particularly in the village plan but as far as I can see, nothing has ever changed from the results of these documents. Now RDC want to produce another plan to cover Hockley from 2025. It would appear from the meeting that the main objective is to find areas of land for developers to build addition homes on, although RDC could not actually say how many would be required. We have gone through this exercise before and apart from Eldon Way Trading Estate, which will probably never change, only green belt land was found, resulting in the 70 homes now being built on the Folly Lane Estate. One of the main items highlighted now and in the past is the lack of infrastructure for existing homes particularly the B1013 road and the Spa roundabout. This is the responsibility of Essex County Council (ECC) and it seems doubtful to me that we will see any junction improvements now or after 2025. Apart from road improvement the majority of residents I talk to are happy with the way our village is now. I will be keeping a close watch on this subject and report any future developments I find. Alan James 01702 207297 Hawkwell Residents Association hawkwell.org

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ll are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to discuss current issues affecting Hockley. Meetings are now held on the second Tuesday of each month in Greensward Academy Room GG27 of the Creative Arts Block next to the main car park at 7.30pm. We cannot guarantee we will resolve your issues but we may be able to point you in the right direction towards resolution. hockleyresidents.co.uk

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the lake and search forever for what is not actually there. “Only the lies of one can be at distance from one’s true self.” An ancient proverb said to depict the meaning of the myth. As the sun sets its reflection on the face of the blue sapphire heart, Dong Hu ignites a future from a past.

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he topic of Essex County Council (ECC) switching off the street lighting between midnight and 5am on Sundays and 1am and 5am the rest of the week, is not going away. There are constant calls in areas like Basildon and Canvey, where crime figures are higher and in other areas for various safety issues, to keep them on all night. Most councils like Southend are changing to cheap to run LED lights, whereas ECC spent a lot of money installing timer control panels that will probably never pay for themselves. I now believe this issue will eventually disappear, as solar street lighting will eliminate it. I first noticed a number of them this year in the USA and if you google “Solar Street Lighting” you will find there are plenty of manufacturers making them and a good website example is greenshine-solar.com . The advantages are great as there are no wiring costs, no digging up the road to lay cables and no electricity costs to run them, just the possible replacement of the long life lamps and rechargeable batteries. The modern solar cells are powerful enough to keep the low power LED lamps on all night, even in the winter. Changing to solar would not only save ECC a few hours of electric during the night but the rest of the night-time hours as well. I have no idea what ECC are doing about this issue at the moment but they should now at least be running solar street lighting trials. Alan James 01702 207297

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