It’s been an eventful year and the Heart of Pitsea are proud to have developed and supported a wide range of projects and activities. These have included a Summer Fun Day, self-defence classes, business training workshops, women’s fitness sessions, a gardening club, wellbeing walking sessions, youth café, community discos and quiz nights. We also supported a local dance group and helped to reduce their costs to make it cheaper for local children to get involved. We have also provided support for the local library to host seasonal activities for young   people.

It doesn’t stop here… it’s only just begun. We have received a wide selection of   proposals for more projects from local organisations who are keen to make a big impact locally. In the future you are likely to see confidence building workshops, weapons prevention sessions, more discos and quizzes. We are always keen for local groups and organisations to get in touch and suggest projects that may benefit the local area. We are also keen to hear from local people about the types of activities you would like to see developed in the area. Since we started we have kept a record of all of the suggestions and we intend to turn them into reality when we can. We previously had a selection of community members suggest a Christmas Fayre, so this year we began with a very low scale community stall with a band and a local school choir. We talked to local people and shared details for all of the upcoming activities whilst giving away mince pies. There was plenty to do for young children at the library’s Mrs. Claus Workshop including arts and crafts sessions.