Old paper £10 notes will cease to be legal tender from 1 March 2018
At least £2.1bn worth of old £10 notes (Feb 18) need to be spent or exchanged before they cease to be legal tender, according to the Bank of England.
The deadline to spend or exchange old £10 notes - featuring naturalist Charles Darwin - is 1 March 2018
Churches Together in Tollesbury
All Age Worship
The Church in The Centre
every 3rd Sunday of the month
starting 21st January 2018
An informal service with lots of craft activities and a bit of breakfast for those who come early enough at 9 am!
We kick off at 9.30 am with some art and craft, music and worship, finishing by about 10.30 am
Theme: 'Our Creative God'
Everyone is welcome from babies to great grandparents.
One Big Family
Support and Friendship for Families
Make friends and try out new activities –
Have fun together
Call to book your place
And ask for Dawn or Janet
Supported by BBC Children in Need
An exciting new group for children and their parents or carers
Tollesbury Community Cntre,
East Street, Tollesbury
Essex CM9 8QD
Starting Monday 29th January 2018,
Running for 6 sessions
10 am – 11.30 am
All activities, including healthy snacks are FREE
Email for more details:
Adult learning within reach
Courses for adults in Tollesbury
Brunel – An Engineer’s Life
With WEA Tutor Roger Mannion
The course will review Brunel, the man and the engineer;
his success and his failures.
An eight-week course for £43.20*
*Free to all on qualifying means-tested benefits
At Tollesbury Parish Rooms, Church Street, CM9 8QJ
Tuesdays 10.00 am – 11.30 am
From 16/01/2018 – 06/03/2018
(or 13/03/2018 with a break for half-term –
to be discussed when the couse starts)
For more information please contact
Ann Jackson: 01621 868 167
Workers’ Educational Association
Adult Learning Within Reach
Felt, Rope and Baskets
Come and try your skills with a new craft
Beginners welcome. No materials are required.
However, if you are interested in the felt making course,
perhaps an idea for a small picture or design.
Date: Sunday March 4th 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Tollesbury Activity Centre
ROPE MAT MAKING
Date: Saturday April 21st 2018 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Tollesbury Sailing Club
INTRODUCTION TO BASKET MAKING (all day)
Date: Sunday April 29th 2018 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Tollesbury Activity Centre
*Free to those on qualifying benefits
For more information and to book, contact:
Tel 07973 479 636
Or call the WEA on 0300 303 3464
or visit www.wea.org.uk
Spring Boat Show
with John Archer
plus support from the
SALT COMEDY TROUPE
Friday 27 April 2018
7:30 pm to 11.00 pm
Venue: Tollesbury Community Centre,
East street, Tollesbury, CM9 8QD
BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!
£25 per person, from the FACT office,
phone 01621 868 113 or
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILBLE
In aid of the Fellowship Afloat Christian Charity (FACT) Bursary Fund
ENJOY A NIGHT OF FUN AND LAUGHTER with your friends, whilst raising funds for Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust's Bursary Fund. The bursary ensures that no-one is ever excluded from a residential trip to FACT due to family financial constraints. Over the last two years, we have helped 452 children, at a cost of £22,629. The fund now needs to be topped up before the summer groups arrive.
We are thrilled to have John Archer, well-known comedian and previous winner of the Magic Circle's Stage Magician of the Year, to entertain us.
* John Archer will blow your mind. He is the funniest man I know. Seeing him perform is guaranteed to be one of the BEST experiences of your life!
* The first man to fool Penn & Teller on ITV's "Penn & Teller - fool Us" hosted by Jonathan Ross
* One of the FUNNIEST men I know - Tim Vine, comedian.
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust | Charity 1059143 | Company 3264887
Primary School Admissions
NB There are significant changes
from previous years
Apply On Time!
Parents of children born during the period
1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014
can apply for primary school places between
13 November 2017 and 15 January 2018
Apply online at
The Parish Council is planning to upgrade some of the items of play equipment at the Recreation Ground over the next few years.
We are looking for people to help raise funds towards the new equipment. If you would be willing to organise/ assist with fund raising events, please contact the Parish Clerk, Michelle Curtis, on
01621 869 039 or
A new gallery
showing work by artists
in Tollesbury and the marshes
2 East Street, Tollesbury, CM9 8QD
Open from Saturday 03 Feb 2018:
Saturdays 10 am to 12 (noon)
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Would you like to help protect local and national wildlife whilst having fun and meeting like minded people?
Here at Old Hall Marshes near Tollesbury we're looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to join our team. At our weekly work parties you'll have a chance to meet others and share your enthusiasm for nature, learn about wildlife and gain an insight into the RSPB's conservation work.
Old Hall Marshes is one of the last remaining stretches of undisturbed ancient grazing marsh throughout Essex. The reserve is a haven for a range of wildlife from tens of thousands of wintering waders and wildfowl to rare damselflies and nationally scarce plants.
We need your help carrying out practical work on the reserve to help look after this special place. Working as part of the team will require good practical and problem solving skills. You'll help manage reedbeds to help species such as bearded tit, replace fencing and gateways, and cut and clear vegetation on the grazing marsh to provide better nesting and feeding areas for breeding waders such as lapwing and redshank.
Our work parties will run every Thursday from October until March. We're aware that everyone has commitments so if you can't make every session don't worry, we would still love to hear from you! We'll be running a taster day on Thursday 15 October, please come along to give it a try (booking essential).
Who to contact
To book onto the taster day or to find out more about volunteering with the RSPB please contact Neil Lincoln on 01621 869015 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- General Election June 2017
- County Council Elections May 2017
- Bradwell Concerns 2014
- Application Refused
- Dormouse Survey
- Air Ambulance
- Church Vacancy
- Election Results 2015
- Priti Patel Promotions
- Cryotech Firm Relocation
- BT Openreach Landline Fault (Aug 28 – Sept 02 2014)
- Radio Caroline relocates to the Blackwater
- Alternative (Wireless) Superfast Broadband Launch
- Tollesbury Neighbourhood Planning
- Superfast Landline Fibre Broadband
- Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2016: Essex
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It is reported that Maldon District Council is to support the construction of two new Nuclear Power stations near Bradwell.
A reason given is to provide a boost to the local economy.
December 2015 Progress Report &
Recent Letter to the Local Community
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