OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE CHANGING TO LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE AS FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2022 AND TO THE FIRST TUESDAY IN THE MONTH
MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Leigh Community Centre
71 – 73 Elm Road
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. Access to the hall is via the ground floor café so if you do arrive early stop and chat with friends over a cuppa in the café.
Meetings will usually start with notices and any items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.
There are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.
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An insight into the History of Southend Pier by Iain Peel
July 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hello, my name is Iain Peel.
I have worked for Southend Council as a Resort Officer on Southend Pier for 13 years.
My main duties are driving the trains and training staff on their operation
as well as providing information for visitors and generally managing the public
at the Pier Head and Main Entrance or North Station as we call it.
You will also find me helping out selling tickets as well as daily maintenance tasks.
My background is in Computers and Service Management but redundancy and
a chance glance at a job advert in the Echo brought me to the Pier in 2009.
It is a great place to work, full of interesting things and has a long history.
My interests are Photography, Guitars and guitar making, and anything mechanical
that moves and makes a noise. The bigger the better !
I am looking forward to meeting you all and hopefully giving you an interesting
insight into the Pier’s history.