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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...

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...

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...

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...

Youth Market Challenge Saturday 3 June

Saturday 3 June, 10am-1pm Pitsea Market Just like an exciting episode of ‘The Apprentice’, the Heart of Pitsea Youth Forum and teams from other youth organisations from the Basildon area,...

Essex Police Crime Prevention

Essex Police offers advice and best practice for you to follow alongside practical crime prevention methods, from basic hints and tips to more detailed strategies. This includes protecting your home...

13 May TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N. Crime Awareness Event

Save the date for our TAKE A.C.T.I.O.N. Community Crime Awareness and Prevention Event Saturday 13 May 1pm-4pm at The Place Pitsea Leisure Centre. There will be speakers on various topics,...

Easter Riddle Hunt NOW CLOSED

Our ‘What Am I’ Easter Trail HAS NOW CLOSED Thank you to everyone who took part – we hope you enjoyed it! And a huge thank you to R&R Carpets,...

FREE Festive Trail running until 16 December

THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TRAIL HAS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART Win a FREE chocolate reward! Follow the clues to find 5 of the 10 pictures of things...

Pitsea Community Christmas Event Saturday 3 December

THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG AND MADE IT SUCH A FANTASTIC SUCCESS Heart of Pitsea and the Basildon and Pitsea Carnival Association are...

Weekly Free Youth Clubs for ages 5-19

Both of the Heart of Pitsea youth clubs are open. They are free to attend and run at The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre on Wednesdays: Little Monsters (for ages 5-10)...

You’re Invited to our AGM

You are invited to the Heart of Pitsea Lunch and AGM. On Saturday 27 November, 11.00am-13.00pm at the Chalvedon Community Centre, Pitsea SS13 3QX. We will be talking about everything...

Pitsea Community Christmas Event is BACK!

**THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED** Saturday 4 December, 11am-4pm on Northlands Pavement. This year’s event includes: Side Shows Youth Market Challenge Community Stalls, including Basildon Heritage, Peabody, Basildon Neighbourhood Watch, The...

Deadline Closed

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS CLOSED We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and energetic individual with exceptional qualities to help move things forward and inspire new projects, new ways...

‘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...

HoP Ahead Grant Scheme

THE HoP AHEAD GRANT SCHEME HAS NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS Do you need help with things like equipment, travel, work clothing, childcare costs, trades licence fees to get into education,...

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...

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....

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.

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.