MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at

Leigh Wesley Methodist Church

Elm Road

Leigh-on-Sea  SS9 1SJ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)

Meetings will usually start with notices and 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.

Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, 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.

If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Secretary by clicking the link.

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December 2019

Christmas Event – Sounds of the Sixties

December 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Christmas meeting is 'Sounds of the Sixties' run by Steve Scrutton former Essex radio DJ. He will be playing 60's music and running University of the third age Challenge, a quiz on 60's music. We have two teams against one another, and audience participation if they both get it wrong. Our Maths for fun group will be keeping note of the scores.  If both teams get the answers wrong its over to the audience to get it right! And who knows .. maybe the audience…

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Coffee & Chat – NO MEETING TODAY

December 24 @ 12:00 am

As it Christmas Eve there will be no Coffee & Chat session today.  Next session will be January 2020.  Happy New Year to you all.

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January 2020

Bumblebees – Their life and conservation. A talk by John Taylor

January 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Bumblebees are experiencing heavy declines with 12% of them having gone extinct and of the remainder 60% are under extreme pressure.  The talk will cover aspects of bumblebees life and lifecycle, differences to honey bees both as pollinators and in origin.  The reasons for their decline and what gardeners can do to assist in their preservation.  He will tell us about the rare “Shrill Carder” bumblebee, which exists as close as Two Tree Island.  He hopes we will emulate other…

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Coffee & Chat

January 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and Midday.

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February 2020

The Robin Hood Gardens Estate – Kois Miah and Nick Thoburn

February 20, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Since its completion in 1972, Robin Hood Gardens Estate in east London has garnered much attention, due to its monumental brutalist form and, latterly, to its dilapidated condition. Dismayed by the absence of residents’ views in any coverage of the estate – which is due to be demolished after English Heritage declared that it “fails as a place for humans to live” – photographer Kois Miah and sociologist Nick Thoburn embarked on a project to capture the views of its…

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Coffee & Chat

February 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and Midday.

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March 2020

Our lives in Football – Southend United FC. A talk by April Smith and Frankie Lee

March 19, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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Southend United FC Community and Education Trust is proud of its affiliation with Southend United FC.  But we are about much more than football.  We strive to engage with and enrich the lives of people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and interests. We use our varied programmes to reach people throughout SE Essex.  We are driven by our One Million Mission to engage with one million people between 2012 and 2026.  Come and be one in a million!

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Coffee & Chat

March 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and Midday.

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April 2020

My Creative Journey – Amanda Sutherland

April 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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An exciting journey through a career in fashion design, film, tv and and theatre costume. Amanda created her unique business empire consisting of bridal fascinators, vintage styling and eco accessories. Be amazed by the possibilities of using recycled materials to create stunning works of art.

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Coffee & Chat

April 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and Midday.

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May 2020

Thames Estuary Partnership – Amy Pryor

May 21, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, Elm Road
Leigh, SS9 1SJ United Kingdom
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As the only non-campaigning organisation looking after one of the world’s premier rivers, the Thames Estuary Partnership provide a framework for sustainable management of the Thames. With a strong network of over 5000 stakeholders, we are an effective membership organisation delivering best practice, knowledge sharing and key connections to achieve a thriving living and working river for London. Our partners are significant Thames stakeholders and include the Corporation of London, University College London, the Environment Agency, The PLA, Natural England,…

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Coffee & Chat

May 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Truleigh Scruptious, 95 - 97 The Broadway West
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2BU United Kingdom
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Don’t forget COFFEE & CHAT: You are welcome to drop into the Snug at Truleigh Scrumptious (Broadway West opp. Leigh Library) on the 4th Tuesday in the month between 10.30 and Midday.

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