Hockley Living Issue 55, February 2017 FREE Monthly
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Church Services, Events & Local Info
What is love?
This word called love, what can it be, It surrounds us everyday like a clear calm sea, It’s in the eyes of our children, no matter how old they are, It's the grin on your husbands face when he gets that new car! It's in the clothes we wear and your favourite pair of shoes, And that favourite piece of tic tac you never want to lose, It's the turning on of the radio and hearing that favourite song And waiting for the cake to bake, that's taking way too long, It's your dog that licks your face that says ‘I love you mum’, And the new life that's growing in a loved ones tum, So I could go on forever for love has many faces and takes us in his stride. It makes us smile and burst with pride, So all in all what can it be, Simply really, it is you and me. By Christine of Hockley
TODAY WE LIVE Today we live. Each of our lives, at home, at work. Future is where we hope to live. But today we live. In thought and stress we forge ahead to that unknown reality. Pass through a day of sun and rain, sadness and joy. Why do we hurt ourselves with time that has not come? Today we live, today we live. Too painful now to live tomorrow. Too hopeful for its possible joys. Only today. Today we live. What else there is, is void of any reality. Today we live. By Peter Carter Today we live.
Ben, going the extra mile
y name is Ben Smith; I have been offered a place in the London 2017 marathon – running on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation. I chose to raise money for this charity as my wife contracted meningitis aged 19, and the treatment saved her life, I now want to raise money to assist any way I can to ensure others have the same outcome we did! We have organised a charity night on 25th February 2017 at the Rayleigh Club, Essex and I am reaching out to local companies in Hockley as a family, to ask if you would be willing to offer any raffle prizes or auction items. I understand that this can be a big ask, and you must be contacted constantly to do so, anything you could donate would be amazing and we would be very grateful! We will feature your details of generosity on the evening’s prizes list to show your support. Thank you in advance! Ben Smith Contact: 07412 509863 Email: email@example.com
Church Services & Events
Southend Area Ordinariate Saint Peter’s, Eastwood Parish, Leigh on Sea SS9 4BX. February 2nd Candlemass - The Feast of the Presentation of The Lord. (The conclusion of the great 40 days of Christmas). Mass with ceremonies 7:30pm. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday 1st March with imposition off ashes: Masses 9.30am & 7.30pm. With every blessing as we journey together in 2017. May the Holy Angels and Saints of God watch over us and protect us all. With every blessing Father Jeff Woolnough Group Pastor to the Ordinariate and Parish Priest of St. Peter’s. Parish Office 01702 522879
ST PETER & ST PAUL PARISH CHURCH The beautiful season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 1st March: a journey that takes us to the foot of the Cross and ultimately to the glory of Easter. Mass on Ash Wednesday is at 7.30 pm. Our Parish Eucharist will be celebrated each Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, with Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7.30 pm. You will be very welcome to join with us.
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For information check out: http://jeffwoolnougholw.blogspot.co.uk Facebook: Fr Jeff Woolnough Southend Ordinariate Mission Priest.
Essex Freemasons break half a million total for air ambulance
ssex Freemasons have donated a further £10,000 towards the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) as part of their ongoing support for the Charity. As a result, EHAAT has now received more than half a million pounds from the organisation over the last 15 years. The latest donation, raised by the Essex Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge at events in every part of the county, reinforces the commitment that Essex Masons have for the Charity and its ability to continue its vital work. Handing over the latest cheque to Sabi Stafford, Essex Fundraising Manager at EHAAT, the Provincial Grand Master Rodney Bass commented: “Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust plays an essential role in the local community, as do Freemasons, making this a natural charity for us to support.” “I am delighted that Essex Masons continue to raise and donate so much money to this very worthy cause which could literally mean the difference between life and death for anyone of us who lives and works in the county.”
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Ash Wednesday - St Mary’s 1 Mar 7.45pm Holy Communion
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St Pius X RC Church
56 Main Road Hockley SS5 4QH
Starts Sunday 23rd April
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hristine was delighted to discover that she had been secretly painted by James Merriott and published in the January issue of the Essex Life Magazine. Christine’s family run business is not just a traditional florist as having launched her ‘Whole Wedding Package’ in 2014 with her son James, introducing a personal unique service, she now shares her creative style throughout Essex where Chris will be at the ‘Heart Essex Wedding Show’ on 25th & 26th of February. If you are planning your wedding, visit Christine and her team at her consulting room in Hockley where you can browse her albums, choose your flowers and plan your wedding day. Christine offers a very unique personal service, with her expertise and passion she will make your special day complete.
s we start to think ahead to Springtime, longing for the lighter evenings with the kiddies eager to play outside but the lawn is still wet and muddy, what is the answer? You could enjoy your garden all year round without wasting time trying to keep it looking nice. Those with the new Grassed Up artificial grass get twelve months enjoyment out of their garden with no mud at all. The pets and children love playing outside without getting into trouble for damaging the lawn or for their muddy foot prints. See advert on P3
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otters of Hockley are ready for Valentine's Day with gifts for him and her. Root Candles, Just Slate hearts, fondue sets, Whisky Wedge, hip flasks and more. See their advert on the front cover or you can shop online at potterscookshop.co.uk Romance is in the air at Christines of Hockley, beautiful red roses, bouquets, balloons, personal creations at your request delivered directly to your loved one. Surprise the one you love. Blu Meringue has that perfect gift for that perfect person. Unique personalised gifts just for Valentine's Day, cards for all occasions and gift wrapping service available.
e all look to start amazing diets, BUT! When we are looking at the latest diet plans, we should consider these points: • The best diet to lose weight is one with an overall energy deﬁcit. Meaning you need to burn more calories than you’re consuming on a daily basis. You don’t have to skip all the tasty foods, but start exercising as well! • The best diet is the one you can stick to! There is no point starting a diet that is so aggressive you become tired, not able to recover and lose motivation. Build the diet around your lifestyle and it will soon become a natural habit. • Get the basics right, don’t stress about small details such as nutrient timing, superfoods or supplements. Concentrate on reducing fat, eating healthy foods and exercising!
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New Business Park
ork has started on a new £150m airport business park that’s being built off Cherry Orchard Way in Rochford, meaning further loss of green belt and good farm land. Will this development really be fully built? as the original Rochford Business Park on the west side of Cherry Orchard Way that was built over 20 years ago, has still only developed a third of the site. What really concerns me is that the only change to the infrastructure for this development is a new roundabout entrance from Cherry Orchard Way that will just slow up the existing traffic. We now have 600 homes being built in Hall Road, 36 off Main Road in Highwell Gardens, 70 off Folly Lane, 60 at Bullwood Hall, 176 that have recently been finished at Clements Gate and nothing has been done about the daily traffic jams that occur at the Hockley Spa roundabout. I can remember traffic jams on the B1013 through Hockley when I first moved here 26 years ago, before any of these developments were even thought of and since then nothing has been done about this issue that gets worse ever year. I believe the problem is that Rochford District Council decide on the buildings and Essex County Council decide on the roads. What I don’t understand is that many of the district councillors live in and around Hockley and must be affected by these jams, but they still allow these developments to go ahead without doing something about it. The 600 homes in Hall Road and the new business park are not on an existing bus route and I have not heard of any new bus route being proposed, unless they are keeping quiet about it. At the moment you would need to walk at least a mile to get a bus from these locations, which means even more cars on the roads. What is really needed is joined up thinking but I don’t see that happening any time soon. Alan James
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am pleased to see that Eldon Way did well in 2016. Rochford District Council want to replace it with housing but I believe we need it for local jobs and as a useful facility for our residents. Howdens joinery opened at 2&3 Eldon Way in refurbished units. Standout men’s online clothing shop opened at 4 Eldon Way in a refurbished unit. Toymonster shop and online has opened at 12 Eldon Way. Digiflex online shop at 15 Eldon Way is building a large extension. 4edge printers 7a Eldon Way has moved to a larger refurbished unit at 22 Eldon Way. Monkey Bizzness is successful after the problems they had last year. CJ Bowling should reopen at the start of February 2017 after the fire they had. Alan James
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