Braintree Area Foodbank needs support during the season of Lent which starts on 26 February 2020. 

They have two options; one is financial, 40p for 40 days and the other is food donations via a Lent calendar which people can follow. 

Please help if you can. 

See this press release for details.  

Your help is always appreciated. 

16:52, 23 Jan 2020 by Cecilia Ockelford

We are a charitable organisation for anyone no longer in full time employment. We currently have around 500 members who participate in more than 40 separate interest groups. These cover socialising; learning; sport & leisure; creativity and the arts.

We also organise a range of outings throughout the year. Our website provides further information:

We recognise that there are people in our communities who may not be aware of us, but could benefit from joining our organisation. New members are always welcome and are invited to come along to one of our regular monthly meetings at The Bocking Arts Centre.  See our list of guest speakers for 2020.

14:47, 20 Jan 2020 by Cecilia Ockelford

Saturday 8 February 2020 in Panfield Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets are for sale in advance at £4.00 per person. Book by emailing or phone 07711 079122. Book early as seats are limited

With our film equipment and comfortable seating we aim to give you the full cinema experience. For more details visit our Panfield Presents web page.

We look forward to welcoming you. 


14:22, 20 Jan 2020 by Cecilia Ockelford

Braintree Area Foodbank has put together their January 2020 shopping list

The list shows items they' need, to keep stocks up. Demand for this service continues to grow so do please donate if you can. Donations can be left at the libraries in Braintree, Witham and Halstead.

Thank you for your support.  

15:37, 19 Jan 2020 by Cecilia Ockelford

Are you interested in becoming more active? From walking to rugby, bowls to gymnastics and everything in between - the Active Essex Activity Finder is for you. Find the activity you want that is nearest to your home or place of work. 

If your activity or club is not listed you can add your organisation or sessions to the activity finder.


11:43, 28 Dec 2019 by Cecilia Ockelford


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