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Celebrating the Heart of Pitsea journey

It is amazing to think that Heart of Pitsea has been running for over 10 years!  During that time, we have provided hundreds of projects in the area and we are...

You are invited to our Hullabaloo!!

On Saturday 23 March, we are hosting a FREE community event to celebrate everything the Heart of Pitsea Big Local project has achieved!  Everyone is welcome and we hope you...

Shop smart not shark this Christmas

If you’re struggling to meet the cost of Christmas and are thinking of getting a loan please be careful you don’t get caught by a loan shark. There are options...

The 2 John’s Internet Safety Specialists

We recently funded ex-police officers and internet safety specialists ‘The 2 John’s’ to run workshops at Maple Grove and Northlands primary schools. They also ran a session for parents and...

The next chapter for Heart of Pitsea

Heart of Pitsea will be scaling down from April 2024 when our lottery funding ends. We have created a new charity which will be running a Men’s Shed Hub, next...

Recognising domestic abuse and how to get support

The police receive a call for help relating to domestic abuse every 30 seconds. Does your partner, ex-partner or someone you live with: cut you off from family and friends...

Pitsea Community Christmas 2023

  The Pitsea Community Christmas event will be held on Saturday 2 December, from 11am-3pm on Northlands Pavement. There will be low cost side shows, an entertainment programme and community...

Heart of Pitsea Business Crime Survey

We have launched a business crime survey. The aim of this survey is to seek up-to-date information from local businesses on how they have been impacted by crime and what...

Heart of Pitsea Resident Survey

Heart of Pitsea have conducted regular surveys which have asked residents what improvements they would like to see in the area. The responses to these questions helped shape our aims...

Heart of Pitsea AGM lunch

You are invited to the Heart of Pitsea Lunch and AGM on Thursday 5 October, 11.30am-13.00pm at the Chalvedon Community Centre, Chalvdeon Square, Pitsea SS13 3QX. We will be talking...

E-safety Awareness Session for Parents & Carers

Thursday 30 November, 7pm-8.30pm at the Basildon Upper Academy, Wickford Avenue SS13 3HB This free session with qualified Police Trainers and E-safety specialists, ‘The 2 Johns’, will look at the...

24 Nov ‘TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N.’ Event

Save the date for our free to attend ‘TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N.’ Community Crime Awareness and Prevention Event, on Friday 24 November, 1.30pm-4pm at The Chalvedon Commuity Centre, 1 Chalvedon Square, Pitsea...

Summertime TEN Summer Holiday Events 2023

Heart of Pitsea is pleased to announce our Summertime TEN summer holiday events programme! This year we are running 10 fantastic FREE events as follows: Multi Sports Fun Days Corey...

Bright Sparks General Knowledge Quiz 3 November

Friday 3 November, 6.45pm at The Basildon Academies, Wickford Avenue, Pitsea (SS13 3HL). Create your own team of up to 8 or join a table on the night.  Cash prizes...

Take part in our community crime survey

We are currently running a crime survey to find out issues and problems within our local community.  You have the chance to win crime prevention equipment including a home security...

Update on our A.C.T.I.O.N. crime project

Heart of Pitsea has been working on a crime awareness project A.C.T.I.O.N. (Against Crime Together In Our Neighbourhood). On our website you will find a dedicated web page for the...

Walk & Talk With Us

Our Heart of Pitsea walking group have braved the weather and continued to meet up every week all throughout the winter with only a few sessions rained off. They have...

Update on our plans for a Men’s Shed

Heart of Pitsea have been given permission by Basildon council to place a ‘Men’s Shed’ next to Chalvedon Community Centre. Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to get together...

Volunteers tending the Pitsea Pots

Our lovely resident volunteers have been regularly tending the large Pitsea plant pots at Northlands Pavement. London & Cambridge Properties kindly donated some money for us to purchase some new...

Young Climate Change Ambassadors

Our Young climate Change Ambassadors have been busy over the past 6 months.  They made an energy saving flyer that was delivered to 5000 homes in the area; they have...

Thank you Heart of Pitsea volunteers!

Heart of Pitsea wouldn’t be able to provide our projects and events without our fabulous volunteers! So, we would like to say a huge thank you for all the hours...

Improvements help the Heart of Pitsea Legacy Park...

  It is great to see the two new benches – paid for by Heart of Pitsea and installed by Basildon Council – now in place at The Legacy Park...

Sterling work by the Heart of Pitsea youth...

Heart of Pitsea’s youth forum – Youth YOUnique Generation – have continued to do sterling work establishing projects and initiatives for young people in the Pitsea area. Last year saw...

Round up of the Pitsea Community Christmas Event...

The Pitsea Community Christmas Event, held on Saturday 3 December 2022, was another huge success and very well attended. The Basildon & Pitsea Carnival Association kindly coordinated the entertainment programme,...

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The Heart of Pitsea newsletter – ‘The Hop’ – is delivered to over 3,500 homes within the SS13 3** postcode area.

It’s packed full of information on Heart of Pitsea, our projects and events and also features articles on local organisations that might interest our readers.

Do you have any images of the local area or stories you’d like to share with us? Interested in advertising in our next issue? Email admin@heartofpitsea.co.uk.