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Supporting the Dipple Medical Centre PPG

Steph and Gill met up with Maggie Venn from the Dipple Medical Centre South Wing Surgery late last week to find out about how the Covid-19 vaccination programme is rolling...

Read our Winter Newsletter

If you live within our boundary, our latest newsletter should have been dropped through your letterbox. You can read it here If you haven’t received it and you’d like a...

Take part in our new Community Survey

In 2013 and 2017 Heart of Pitsea conducted a survey which asked residents what improvements they would like to see in the area. The responses to these questions helped shape...

Guess the number of Christmas tree decorations

Just a bit of Christmas fun – have a go at guessing how many decorations there are on these three Heart of Pitsea Christmas trees! First Youth Leader Hayley’s pretty...

Community Spirit Award Winner

  Big hand to Rob Bullock, who received one of our Community Spirit Awards last week. Rob has very kindly decided to donate his gift card prize to our local...

‘Yule Log On’ Xmas Quiz

Join us for a fun night in to test your brain cells at our ‘Yule Log On’ Xmas Themed Quiz. This is a free family, community event for teams or...

Help for NHS Hearing Aid Wearers

NHS hearing aid wearers can get their hearing aid re-tubed and cleaned or pick up batteries twice a month at The Dipple Medical Centre. Sessions are run by Hearing Help...

Are you registered at The Dipple Medical Centre?

ARE YOU REGISTERED AT THE DIPPLE MEDICAL CENTRE? Do you feel your surgery is operating well during the Coronavirus pandemic? Do you have a question or suggestion you would like...

Youth Forum members contribute to short film

Stefan and Tiby, from the Heart of Pitsea Youth Forum (Youth YOUnique Generation), recently contributed their thoughts and feelings to a short film produced by the Burnt Lemon Theatre called In The...

HoP Ahead Grant Scheme

Do you need help with things like equipment, travel, work clothing, childcare costs, trades licence fees to get into education, training or employment? We can provide a one-off grant to...

HoP To It! Summer Activities

  HOP TO IT HAS NOW ENDED – thanks to everyone who came along…we hope you enjoyed it! Outdoor activities in our local parks for young people aged 5 –...

Face masks for Heart of Pitsea Residents

Steph and Gill have been out and about again handing out free washable face masks to residents this week. They met up with lots of our lovely community members. They...

Advertising Support For Small Business

We want to encourage Heart of Pitsea residents to shop local and support small businesses and sole traders within our boundary. Se we are creating a free advertising booklet that...

Community Spirit and Worker Recognition Awards

Would you like to shine the spotlight on an unsung hero that has made a difference to help others within our community, particularly during these difficult times? Do you have...

‘Knock Knock’ Joke Competition!

This competition is now closed We are asking children and young people to send us a ‘Knock Knock’ joke, for the chance of winning a prize!   The can make...

Community Connect Online

Although our Community Connect club is physically closed, we are still meeting up in an online group chat on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. It’s amazing how meeting ‘virtually’ can lift...

Questions and Suggestions for the Dipple PPG?

Are you registered with a doctor at the Dipple Medical Centre?  Do you have a question or suggestion you would like to send to your surgery? Then send it to...

‘Make Yourself a Monster’ Competition!

This competition has now closed We are asking children and young people to create a picture of themselves as a monster, with the chance of winning a prize. What’s your...

You are invited to attend the Heart of...

Hear about the Heart of Pitsea’s past year and our future plans The meeting is being held online, via the conferencing platform Zoom Book your ‘seat’ here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heart-of-pitsea-agm-tickets-107532885756 and a joining...

Men’s Shed In Pitsea? Take our survey

Heart of Pitsea are looking into creating a new project within the area, based upon the national ‘Men’s Shed’ programme, where men can come together to chat, connect and create....

Feel Good Photography Challenge

This competition has now closed. Win it! Heart of Pitsea is calling young people to take some positive, happy photographs in our new competition running throughout May! Get creative and...

Free one-2-one counselling available

We’ve teamed up again with local community counselling charity The Listening Post C.I.C​, to provide them with funding to offer one-2-one counselling to people within our boundary. For more information...

Who? What? When? Where? Competition

This competition has now closed. We are asking children and young people to come up with an idea for a short story or poem with the chance of winning a...

Community Skills Station E-learning

              COMMUNITY SKILLS STATION FREE E-LEARNING FOR HEART OF PITSEA RESIDENTS AND LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES Heart of Pitsea has an e-learning programme, offering local...

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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.

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