Maldon District Council through the livewell grant fund are supporting Abberton Rural Training (ART) for the 2019/20 period.
Abberton Rural Training is an educational organisation that delivers a set of programmes of practical and skills training to residents of Essex and surrounding areas.
The courses have a focus on supporting those living in rural locations who need help to access jobs, or further education and training, in the rural sector.
Currently ART are supporting 16 Maldon District residents through various programmes and some of the skills that they have been learning and applying are demonstrated below.
Not only are the sets of programmes giving residents practical and skills training but it is supporting their health and wellbeing too. Many residents are socially isolated and have not left their home for many years.
ART builds relationships and works with these individuals which significantly benefits their health. To find out more information about ART go to: http://www.abbertonruraltraining.org/about.html
Cllr Bob Boyce MBE, Chairman of the Council’s Community Services Committee, said: “There is some fantastic work ongoing between Maldon District residents and Abberton Rural Training. The residents are learning and being equipped with skills that will not only increase their career prospects but will make a very positive impact on their health and wellbeing too.”
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Maldon District Council is proud to once again be supporting the Maldon Food Pantry Christmas Appeal, and they are inviting local people to do the same by donating items of festive food to be distributed as food parcels to those most in need in the community.
The Council Offices in Princes Road Maldon will act as a collection point for festive food items until Tuesday 11 December.
Cllr Henry Bass, Chairman of Maldon District Council, said: "This will be the fourth year that the Council has supported the Maldon Food Pantry and I am delighted that we will be helping them again this year. I hope that the local community will join us in donating festive themed goods such as Christmas crackers, Christmas cake or pudding, mince pies, biscuits, jelly, custard, tinned ham and any kind of chocolate or sweets".
In addition to this, items such as nappies, tuna and coffee are always in short supply and would be most welcome.
The items donated will be handed over to Maldon Food Pantry where dedicated volunteers make up food parcels which are distributed to local people every week. These extra treats will be given as a seasonal bonus to people in need in our community.
If you would like to donate any food items, nappies and coffee, please bring them to Maldon District Council Offices, Princes Road, Maldon, CM9 5DL by 11 December. The offices are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 5pm and Fridays 8.30am until 4.30pm.
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